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Hasbro to Acquire Entertainment One

You might have noticed that every so often I’ve been sharing what amounts to be the big news for the industries that we are paying attention to on this and the PiercingMetal website. The announcement that legendary toy company Hasbro would be purchasing Entertainment One is some really big news. Read on down below for the full press statement that Hasbro posted in their news section.

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The Press Release:
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) and Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE: ETO) (eOne) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Hasbro will acquire eOne in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately £3.3 billion or US$4.0 billion. Under the terms of the agreement, eOne shareholders will receive £5.60 in cash for each common share of eOne, which represents a 31% premium to eOne’s 30-day volume weighted average price (VWAP) as of August 22, 2019.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release HERE

“The acquisition of eOne adds beloved story-led global family brands that deliver strong operating returns to Hasbro’s portfolio and provides a pipeline of new brand creation driven by family-oriented storytelling, which will now include Hasbro’s IP,” said Brian Goldner, Hasbro chairman and chief executive officer. “In addition, Hasbro will leverage eOne’s immersive entertainment capabilities to bring our portfolio of brands that have appeal to gamers, fans and families to all screens globally and realize full franchise economics across our blueprint strategy for shareholders. We are excited to welcome eOne’s talented employees from around the world into the Hasbro family.”
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Hasbro Reveals “Captain Marvel” Action Dolls and More

I’ve just shared a little visual treat from the fine folks at Hasbro Toys who had recently unveiled the first wave of Marvel Legends Series action figures for the upcoming Marvel Studios film “Captain Marvel”. That post went over to the “Toys and Collectibles” section of PiercingMetal.com and you can see it by clicking HERE since those kinds of action figures get featured over there. Now its time to share the stuff that is aimed at the younger generation of female collectors (generally speaking of course). Check out the press news and the colorful images of these dolls and accessories down below.

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The Press Release:
When the universe is in need of a skilled and confident leader, there is no better hero to take command than CAPTAIN MARVEL! CAROL DANVERS becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Imagine the action, missions, and adventures of CAPTAIN MARVEL with dolls, role play items, and more inspired by the upcoming CAPTAIN MARVEL movie part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that includes AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR!

CAPTAIN MARVEL MOVIE CAPTAIN MARVEL DOLL AND MARVEL’S GOOSE:
(HASBRO/Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: January 2019)
Determination and a fluffy-tailed companion help guide CAROL DANVERS as she joins the Super Hero ranks as CAPTAIN MARVEL. Imagine CAPTAIN MARVEL commanding her fleet into action alongside her loyal companion, GOOSE THE CAT, with this 11.5-inch scale CAPTAIN MARVEL DOLL AND MARVEL’S GOOSE accessory, inspired by the upcoming CAPTAIN MARVEL movie! Includes full soft goods fashions and backpack accessory that fits GOOSE THE CAT inside! Poseable CAPTAIN MARVEL doll features 15 points of articulation so kids can put their doll in dynamic poses and move her into action! Look for other CAPTAIN MARVEL dolls to imagine suiting up to protect the universe! Includes doll, jacket, outfit, boots, creature, and backpack.

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Hasbro Reveals “Star Wars Micro Force WOW” Series 1

It’s no lie when I say that I grew up collecting the early “Star Wars” toys (which were Kenner at the time in case you didn’t know this stuff) and now with Hasbro holding the license for quite some time, the amount of high quality toys and collectibles are bountiful. For the adult collectors they have “The Black Series” of highly poseable action figures and now there is something for the younger members of your family circle to enjoy as well. Check out the details that we just received about the “Star Wars Micro Force” WOW Series. Images and press copy came care of the media keepers of the gate for the company.

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STAR WARS MICRO FORCE WOW! Series 1: (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $7.99/Available: Fall 2018). Peel the wrapper off of the STAR WARS MICRO FORCE WOW! Series 1 lightsaber blade to reveal the STAR WARS MICRO FORCE figures and sticker sheet contained within. STAR WARS MICRO FORCE figures are expressive, small-scale figures from the STAR WARS galaxy that let kids and collectors recreate their favorite STAR WARS scene and adventures in a micro galaxy! Decorate the hilt of the Lightsaber with the stickers! Blast into intergalactic action with squishable small-scale figures from STAR WARS MICRO FORCE! Includes 4 figures and 1 sticker sheet. Each sold separately. Available exclusively at Walmart Fall 2018 and at all major retailers 1/1/19.

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Hasbro Announces New Line of Transformers Collectibles, BotBots!

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The Press Release:
BotBots are mischievous little robots who came to life from everyday objects inside a shopping mall! This rare type of Transformers robot is tiny, mischievous, and great at hiding!

Not long ago and somewhere close by, a glowing mist filled with TRANSFORMERS energy called ENERGON came down from the sky and covered a shopping mall. The things inside came to life as little TRANSFORMERS robots! These bots can hide in plain sight as everyday objects, meaning no one knows what’s a bot and what’s not! Mischievous, funny, and super silly, these are… BOTBOTS!

When the Energon hit the objects inside, it made them More Than Meets the Eye. Candy, sports equipment, electronics, school supplies, and other things came to life as little Transformers robots. These robots hide in plain sight at the mall, disguised as the stuff we use everyday.
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Scenes From “Sweet Suite” 2018 @ Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers: Part 2

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Hello again my friends and “Welcome Back” to another exciting installment from the 2018 “Sweet Suite” that was held very recently over at the Pier 60 event space. As previously mentioned in Part 1 (seen HERE), this incredible event is organized by the folks at The Toy Insider and since there is a lot to see let’s get right on down to business with this mega-sized Iron Man playset from Hasbro. Isn’t it awesome? I think so.

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As you might realize this is for the younger superhero fan in your family and something that will help them bring these movies and comic books into their playtime.

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