There are now almost as many versions of the board game Clue available as there are different variations of Monopoly. But Hasbro's new Clue: Star Wars Edition includes a couple of unique twists on the classic game, including a 3D version of the Death Star where the mystery plays out.
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Few toy lines have thrived as long as the Transformers have, but those of us who grew up in the '80s probably barely recognise the Autobots and Decepticons you'll now find in toy stores. Over the decades the toy line has evolved immensely, but 32 years later, it's taking inspiration from the characters and toys that first appeared way back in 1984.
Most kids' toys are designed to survive years of abuse during playtime. But the toys they make themselves? Like a dinosaur made from Play-Doh? The odds of it surviving longer than 10 minutes are slim, unless it gets preserved forever inside Hasbro's new app that turns even abstract Play-Doh creations into animated characters.
Given they're just toys, Nerf's blasters aren't really known for accuracy. The best approach has always been to just send as many darts as possible at your target to improve your chances of hitting it. But with Nerf's new Accustrike line, precision, patience and aiming are finally the better approach.
Last year Hasbro wowed, and saddened us a little, with a new line of toys targeted at seniors in need of a companion, but without the need for all the mess that comes along with a pet. The first addition to its Joy For All line was a robotic cat, but it's now being joined by a robotic golden retriever that any dog lover would spend hours playing with.
Every new Star Wars movie means the fictional universe gets new characters, new storylines, new planets, new vehicles, and, most importantly, new toys. With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hitting theatres in just a few months, the film's marketing onslaught is now officially underway, including new blasters from Nerf if you've got Death Star plans of your own to steal.
With a Star Wars movie every year, that means a new annual tradition: a truckload of new toys releasing in the months ahead. The Force Awakens had "Force Friday," and Rogue One will be no exception — and we have an exclusive look at some of the new toys that will be on shelves at the end of September.
With Doctor Strange on the rapidly approaching horizon, San Diego Comic-Con is naturally the place to start seeing merchandise crop up for the first time. But there's something... well, strange about some of the toys on the show floor today. The plastic versions of the Sorcerer Supreme are all a bit off in the hair department.
Remember those crazy plans to bring a bunch of Hasbro toy properties like G.I. Joe, Micronauts, and Rom into one hot, trendy cinematic universe? Well, those plans just took a huge step forward with the creation of a writers room that is filled with an absurd amount of talent for a movie franchise based around a bunch of '80s action figure.
It's no secret that professional model makers often use the same plastic model kits you can buy at a hobby shop, they're just highly skilled at painting them to look incredibly realistic. Tristan Elliott instead started with Hasbro's Battle Action Millennium Falcon toy, and with a little extra paint, turned it into a near-flawless film prop.
As much as we'd love for slingshot-designer Joerg Sprave to visit Australia on a publicity tour, it's creations like this — a Nerf blaster made lethal using razor-sharp scalpel blades — that will probably result in him being barred entry to the country.