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Hasbro and DreamWorks Call Off Merger Talks; DreamWorks Stock Drops

by Ed Liuon November 18, 2014
Hasbro has called off talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., leading to a 14% drop in share price for DreamWorks (eliminating any gains in price made after reports of the merger talks first surfaced). A number of reasons are being cited by news sources, including a negative response from Hasbro shareholders, an insurmountable gap […]
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DreamWorks Animation Reported in Merger Talks with Hasbro and Joint Venture with Hearst

by Ed Liuon November 14, 2014
Various media outlets are reporting that toymaker Hasbro is in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation, SKG, Inc, as well as discussions to turn their AwesomenessTV channel into a joint venture with Hearst. The Hasbro/DreamWorks merger is reported to be at least 60 days away, and the reports state that both sides agree that Jeffrey Katzenberg […]

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PR: MCM Expo Group spreads wings to Sweden with Stockholm and Malmo shows

by Grant Whiteon November 1, 2014
MCM Expo Group spreads wings to Sweden   MCM Expo Group has partnered with event organiser Artexis to present Sweden’s first ever multi-media comic convention, Comic Con Stockholm, which is currently taking place at Stockholm’s Kistamässan venue from 29 October to 1 November. Meanwhile, a second show – Comic Con Malmö – will make its […]

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Skylanders Trap Team Review - Fun and Engaging

by James Harveyon October 28, 2014
Skylanders Trap Team is the latest installment of Activision’s epic toy-meets-game series, promising to push the franchise to the next level with new characters, powers, and all that we hear whenever a new game in a long-running series hits. As with previous iterations, expect to plunk down quite a few bucks in order to get the […]
Birdman Action Figure Speaks - Straight, No Chaser

Birdman Action Figure Speaks - Straight, No Chaser

by Alex Beanon October 16, 2014
The Michael Keaton-starring movie “Birdman” was released earlier this month and it was not a typical action-packed Marvel fare for the masses – more along the lines of bitter curmudgeon adult human fare, as can be attested by the action figure Fox released for the film that was supposedly only to go to media members […]

Flutterbye Fairies Really Fly!

Flutterbye Fairies Really Fly!

by Alex Beanon October 16, 2014
Chicago-based Calabash Animation joined hands with Spinmaster to produce “The Magic is Brighter” – a 30-second CG/live-action hybrid that promotes Spinmaster’s new toy, the Flutterbye Fairy…
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Toys 'R' Us to Offer All-New Assortment of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Toys

by Ed Liuon October 3, 2014
TOYS“R”US® BECOMES THE TRAINING ZONE FOR TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES EXCITEMENT Toys“R”Us Stores Nationwide Offer an All-New Assortment of Toys Based on Kid-Favorite Nickelodeon TV Series, an Interactive ‘Turtles in Training’ Sweepstakes and More Toys“R”Us to Host October 9 Meet and Greet at Flagship Store in New York with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Voice Actors […]

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Beautiful LEGO 2 Goes Dark

by Alex Beanon September 17, 2014
“Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark” – the follow-up to 2013’s “Beautiful LEGO” – by Mike Doyle, is scheduled to be released by No Starch Press. The newest book displays LEGO creations from artists around the world revolving around the “dark” theme, which does not necessarily mean horror, grotesque or creepy – as is evidenced by some […]
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Lottie Dolls Series In The Works

by Alex Beanon August 29, 2014
An animated series based around the popular Lottie Dolls is in the works – possibly for a cartoon network in France next month. A trailer has Lottie visiting Branksea Island…