In 1964, Hasbro came up with a brilliant idea: to make an original “doll” to boys and sell the dolls to boys as an “action figure”. The name of the action figure? G.I. Joe. Hasbro laid the groundwork for many companies to take a risk with doing something bold and original that no one’s ever seen before.
Since then, many companies such as Kenner, Mego, and Mattel have tried and have been successful in their own ways by making original Intellectual Properties (or IPs) to the market, Some even continue in their own ways. But over the last 30 or so years now, we’ve been on a steady decline of original ideas, companies becoming more reliant on name recognition than coming up with original ideas which leads me to ask this question:
“where are all the new IP’s?”
(I think Knock-Out misunderstood the term ‘Croc Skin’)
Transformers for 2013 is going to be huge in more ways then one. With various figures and series coming up, Transformers is going to be bigger and badder for 2013.
After Disney’s shocking 4 Billion dollar buyout of Lucasfilm, rumors are currently flying of a possibility that Disney’s next target could be everyone’s favorite Rhode Island toy maker, Hasbro. So what does this mean to the fans of all their lines? whether it be Transformers, G.I. Joe or even My Little Pony? well, it could be everything or nothing. So let’s break things down a bit, so if the possibility is true, the news won’t be as hard to swallow.
As New York Comic-Con rolls on, we get news from the Transformers panel earlier in the day, showcasing some new and exiting stuff coming for 2013:
In an attempt to
Get money away from kids milk the franchise more garner more interest for Season 3 of the show, Transformers Prime becomes Transformers Prime Beast Hunters this coming spring. Team Prime must combat not only the forces of Megatron and the Decepticons, but to face Predaking and the Predacons. Here’s the break down currently of said wave:
SDCC has provided us with alot of solid information as to whats going on with Transformers for the next couple of months, but we figured with the lack of major news breaking ,we’d round up some of the smaller stuff that people will be interested in:
Plastic Joint once again brings you the best coverage of San Diego Comic-Con. The Battle rages forward as the Autobots battle the evil Dececpticons. With Transformers Prime and Transformers Fall of Cybertron, Hasbro has a lot of announcements to make and we’ll be here to bring it to you first.