Welcome to this week’s version of The Toy Ebook‘s Media Mashup, a roundup of all the newest in toyetic leisure content material that ought to drive gross sales within the toy division. This week, Hasbro’s Transformers are roaring again into motion with a ’90’s-fueled trailer for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts; Disney served up a primary take a look at Want; 10:10 Video games dropped a take a look at Funko Fusion; and DC’s The Flash lit up CinemaCon.
Take a look at these titles and extra in our roundup beneath.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
Returning to the motion and spectacle which have captured moviegoers all over the world, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will take audiences on a globetrotting journey with the Autobots within the ’90s and introduce a complete new faction of Transformers — the Maximals — to affix them as allies within the current battle for Earth. Directed by Steven Caple Jr. and starring Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback, the movie arrives in theatres June 9 backed by a full line of recent toys from Hasbro and merchandise from a bunch of licensees.
The all-new musical-comedy Disney welcomes audiences to Rosas, a fantastical land positioned off the Iberian Peninsula. “Our heroine, Asha, lives in Rosas, referred to as the dominion of needs,” says director Chris Buck, who helms the movie with Fawn Veerasunthorn. “Individuals come from in all places to offer their needs to a magical king who guarantees to grant their deepest needs — sometime. Solely he can resolve which needs will come true and when.”
Want opens in theaters on November 22 and is backed by toys from JAKKS Pacific, Mattel, and extra.
The Flash lit up CinemaCon this week as business friends received a primary take a look at the upcoming movie. Early reactions are hailing the multiversal mashup as among the finest comedian e book motion pictures ever made whereas serving up a lot reward for Michael Keaton’s return as Batman.
Synopsis: Worlds collide in The Flash when Barry makes use of his superpowers to journey again in time to be able to change the occasions of the previous. However when his try to save lots of his household inadvertently alters the longer term, Barry turns into trapped in a actuality during which Normal Zod has returned, threatening annihilation, and there are not any Tremendous Heroes to show to. That’s, except Barry can coax a really completely different Batman out of retirement and rescue an imprisoned Kryptonian… albeit not the one he’s in search of. Finally, to save lots of the world that he’s in and return to the longer term that he is aware of, Barry’s solely hope is to race for his life. However will making the final word sacrifice be sufficient to reset the universe?
A sturdy shopper merchandise program has already hit retail, together with toys from Spin Grasp, McFarlane Toys, and extra. The Flash hits theaters on June 16.
10:10 Video games and Funko unveiled a primary take a look at Funko Fusion. Iconic characters from Jurassic World, Again to the Future, The Umbrella Academy, The Factor, Youngster’s Play 2, Masters of the Universe, and different blockbusters will seem in Funko Pop! type on this wild new tackle action-adventure video video games. Funko Fusion will arrive for consoles and PC in 2024.
NFL Rivals launched this week in early entry. Created by Legendary Video games underneath license from the Nationwide Soccer League (NFL) and NFL Gamers Affiliation (NFLPA), the cellular recreation for iOS and Android incorporates Web3 digital possession know-how,
Within the recreation, gamers take the position of basic supervisor of an NFL staff and might personal, accumulate, and commerce digital property that unlock entry to particular occasions, in-game rewards, and different distinctive options.
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