How “The Empire Strikes Back” Changed My Life

One of my most vivid childhood memories is a close-up of Luke in his X-Wing, fighting in the Death Star Battle from Star Wars.  I was about 4 years old when my parents took me to see Star Wars, and I loved it.  I know they took me to see The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi as well; in fact, I have this memory of seeing each in the theater three times. So, when ESB premiered 30 years ago, I was 6 years old.  You can’t imagine how the sights and sounds of the AT-ATs attacking on

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IDW Publishing and Hasbro bring Transformers and G.I. Joe Comics to the iPad

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IDW Publishing and Hasbro bring Transformers and G. I. Joe Comics to the iPad™ “Storefront” applications debut as top downloads on iPad™ Free apps include three free comics each San Diego, CA (May 17, 2010) – IDW Publishing and Hasbro are proud to announce that TRANSFORMERS Comics and G.I. JOE Comics applications are available now on the Apple iPad. Taking full advantage of the iPad’s full-screen, full-color capabilities, the apps will offer the next level of reading experience to fans. The free IDW iPad storefront apps each include three free comics with the initial download, and offer

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Hasbro Marvel Q&A Answers – April 2010

The answers were delayed a bit, but you asked and Hasbro answered! Hit the jump to see the answers from Hasbro and Hunter PR! What are some of the challenges you find in trying to create decos of costumes where every artist seems to have his or her own take on drawing it? Do you go back to the model sheets if possible, or do you just try to blend the variants to get the best meld? What sort of processes do you need to do to flesh out a line, such as Spider-Man? He’s only got a few costumes,

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Win Tickets to Star Wars Celebration V!

Just got an E-mail from Hunter PR: Hello STAR WARS Fans! It is time to hit your local retail aisles!  Purchase specially marked STAR WARS products for a chance to instantly win a pair of VIP tickets to STAR WARS Celebration V in Orlando, Florida – worth over $600! Between now and July 26th, look inside STAR WARS Droid Factory Figures, Battle Packs, Comic Packs and Starfighter Vehicles featuring the attached sticker to see if you’re a winner.  (No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited) For more information, including all of the benefits of a VIP ticket and complete rules, please

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Hasbro Reveals Transformers Hall of Fame’s Inaugural Members

From Hasbro and Hunter PR: HASBRO REVEALS TRANSFORMERS HALL OF FAME’S INAUGURAL MEMBERS TRANSFORMERS Fans May Participate in Selecting One Additional Robot to Join Hall of Fame’s 2010 Class Pawtucket, R.I. (May 10, 2010) — After more than 25 years of “MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE” action, Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS) is launching the TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame that will honor those influential in creating and building this iconic entertainment brand as well as actual  “ROBOTS IN DISGUISE.” In 2010, Hasbro will induct four individuals into the TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame who helped shape the global entertainment brand that has

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Hasbro Marvel Q&A – May 2010 – Call For Questions!

It’s time once again to submit questions to Hasbro’s Transformers team! Questions must be in to us by 11:59pm Eastern Time on Thursday, May 6! You can post your questions below, send them to us on Twitter, or send them to enable Javascript to see the E-mail address. We’ll pick the two best questions and send them off to Hasbro. As usual, the following rules apply: Hasbro won’t answer questions regarding when certain characters will be made, redesigned or released (even if it’s just talking hypothetically or potentially). Sales and cost data are not available for discussion, nor are topics

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