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  • Hands-on: Furby Furblings review
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    Hands-on: Furby Furblings review

    By 14 April 2014

    Hasbro has expanded its Furby Boom range with a new line of critters, or Furblings, that acts as physical friend if you already own a Furby Boom and we've had one in the office.  The adorable and cute little fur balls are supposedly the offspring of...

  • Hasbro Furby Furblings break out of Furby Boom app: Physical hatchlings to land in UK stores this spring
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    Hasbro Furby Furblings break out of Furby Boom app: Physical hatchlings to land in UK stores this spring

    By 13 March 2014

    Hasbro has expanded its Furby Boom app and toy line today by introducing a physical collection of miniature creatures called Furby Furblings. A Furbling is simply a pint-sized Furby Boom - which is successor to the popular Furby 2012 but with different...

  • Hasbro's Toy Fair 2014 line-up includes app-friendly, home printable My Monopoly
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    Hasbro's Toy Fair 2014 line-up includes app-friendly, home printable My Monopoly

    By 22 January 2014

    Hasbro is always a little more secretive than most at the London Toy Fair, not allowing any photography of its behind-closed-doors toy demonstrations. That's not to say there isn't anything worth looking at, far from it. One of the things that caught...

  • Homer Simpson Mr Potato Head revealed, but is he as geeky as these geek Mr Potato Heads?
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    Homer Simpson Mr Potato Head revealed, but is he as geeky as these geek Mr Potato Heads?

    By 20 January 2014

    Mr Potato Head has worn many guises over the last couple of decades including plenty that offer a more geeky appeal to the proceedings. The latest is as Homer Simpson in a new tie-up between Hasbro and Fox to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons...

  • A week in reviews: 16 - 20 December
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    A week in reviews: 16 - 20 December

    By 21 December 2013

    Panic! It's the eve of the week before Christmas and there are plenty of stocking fillers to buy. Which is why this week's reviews have varied from toys to cameras and the rather lovely Kindle Paperwhite. So, go on, fill yer boots. We've been playing...

  • Angry Birds Go! Telepods Pig Rock Raceway Set review
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    Angry Birds Go! Telepods Pig Rock Raceway Set review

    By 17 December 2013

    "Get off that iPad" - a phrase that probably any parent who has kids will find themselves shouting more than once a day, especially over the school holidays. But it's Christmas, a time for gifting, so here's an excuse to keep them out of the digital domain:...

  • Furby Boom review
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    Furby Boom review

    By 17 December 2013

    No, you haven't fallen into a time warp, the Spice Girls aren't playing on the radio, and we aren't all worrying about the Y2K bug; Furby is back, and vying to be the must have toy for Christmas 2013. Introducing Furby Boom. Is Furby really all buzzwords...

  • Hands-on: Tetris Bop It review
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    Hands-on: Tetris Bop It review

    By 11 December 2013

    The Bop it games from Hasbro have been around for ages, testing your ability to twist it, turn it, bash it, and a host of other things without getting in a tizz. Now it's back again, this time based around Tetris. Aimed at 8-year-olds and over, the Tetris-focused...

  • Angry Birds Go! Telepods now available in playsets: Race before the game is out
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    Angry Birds Go! Telepods now available in playsets: Race before the game is out

    By 8 November 2013

    Hasbro has launched a collection of Telepod toys and playsets that will be compatible with the upcoming Rovio karting game, Angry Birds Go! As with the toys released to coincide with Angry Birds Star Wars II, each new Telepod will interact with the game...

  • Top 11 toys your children will want for Christmas 2013: Dream Toys list reveals all
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    Top 11 toys your children will want for Christmas 2013: Dream Toys list reveals all

    By 6 November 2013

    The Toy Retailers Association has held its annual Dream Toys event at which it reveals all the top products in several different categories that kids will most be excited to find under the tree this Christmas. Judges choose 50 toys in total, across six...

  • Hands-on: Nerf N-Strike Elite Mega Centurion review
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    Hands-on: Nerf N-Strike Elite Mega Centurion review

    By 23 October 2013

    The mega stands for mega darts, new bigger Nerf darts that will work only with Mega branded Nerf guns. That's exactly what the Nerf N-Strike Elite Mega Centurion blaster (£34.99) takes, to let you to hit your target a whopping 23 meters away, as long...

  • Nerf Rapidstrike CS-18 pictures and hands-on
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    Nerf Rapidstrike CS-18 pictures and hands-on

    By 28 August 2013

    If you ever find yourself screaming, "We need bigger guns!" then Nerf has probably heard you and is trying to answer your call - in the toy world at least. The Nerf Rapidstrike CS-18 forms part of the N-Strike Elite range and is a fully automatic machinegun...

  • Hasbro Nerf Mission app brings heads-up-display to gun gaming
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    Hasbro Nerf Mission app brings heads-up-display to gun gaming

    By 21 August 2013

    You might not openly admit it, but we know you love playing with Nerf guns as much as we do. But it needs something to make it more adult, right? How about a heads-up display? That's exactly what you get from the new Nerf Mission app. All you need is...

  • Star Wars Angry Birds AT-AT battle game pictures and hands-on
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    Star Wars Angry Birds AT-AT battle game pictures and hands-on

    By 4 December 2012

    You've played the game on your phone or tablet, but what about in real life? That's what Hasbro and Rovio are hoping you'll want to do with Angry Birds Star Wars AT-AT Battle game that lets you recreate the battle of Hoth over and over again without a...

  • Zynga and Hasbro revitalises board game market with Cityville Monopoly and more
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    Zynga and Hasbro revitalises board game market with Cityville Monopoly and more

    By 6 August 2012

    Zynga has gone all old school after revealing plans to convert some of its gaming titles into physical board games in partnership with Hasbro. One of the first to get the treatment will be Cityville, which is to become Cityville Monopoly in its board...

  • Hasbro Star Wars MTT Droid Carrier pictures and hands-on
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    Hasbro Star Wars MTT Droid Carrier pictures and hands-on

    By 24 July 2012

    Pocket-lint last saw Hasbro's Multi Troop Transport Droid Carrier at the London Toy Fair in February, but that was behind closed doors and photography was strictly forbidden. Now the company has allowed us to get our mitts on it, and we have to say we're...

  • Furby (2012) pictures and hands-on
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    Furby (2012) pictures and hands-on

    By 20 July 2012

    Furby, the cute and cuddly electronic pet, is back and this time is is more responsive, more intelligent and interacts with an accompanying iPad, iPhone and iPod touch application. Owners can feed their Furby using the app, play music the robot creature...

  • Asus wins right to continue to sell Transformer Prime in US
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    Asus wins right to continue to sell Transformer Prime in US

    By 28 March 2012

    Back in December, Pocket-lint reported that toy brand Hasbro was taking Asus to court in the US over the latter's use of the name Transformer Prime. Hasbro argued that it was too close to its hugely successful Transformers franchise, of which the most...

  • Do The Avengers toy pictures reveal movie secrets?
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    Do The Avengers toy pictures reveal movie secrets?

    By 15 February 2012

    The Avengers, the movie based on Marvel Comics' most famous superhero team, hits cinemas in the UK on 27 April, and the 'net is awash with more speculation than you'd get immediately prior to an average Apple device launch. Why? Because things have been...

  • Hasbro files lawsuit against Asus over Transformer Prime name
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    Hasbro files lawsuit against Asus over Transformer Prime name

    By 22 December 2011

    Toy manufacturer Hasbro is taking Asus to court over the use of the name Transformer Prime for its latest tablet/laptop combo. It believes that the name is way too close to its own trademarked property Optimus Prime, the leader of the Transformers. The...

  • Ultimate FX Lightsaber pictures and hands-on
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    Ultimate FX Lightsaber pictures and hands-on

    By 1 December 2011

    Go on, 'fess up. Just how many times did have you picked up a pole or stick and swiped it around making Lightsaber noises? Well now you don't have to. Toy Lightsabers, even replicas, are nothing new but the Ultimate FX Lightsaber from Hasbro caught our...

  • Kre-o: Transformers Lego in disguise
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    Kre-o: Transformers Lego in disguise

    By 22 July 2011

    A spokesperson for Hamleys recently told us that Lego has had an "incredible year so far" and we can understand why, it has released sets with some killer licensed brands in 2011, including Pirates of the Caribbean and its own Ninjago, and they've really...

  • Nerf Vortex disc blasters hands-on
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    Nerf Vortex disc blasters hands-on

    By 21 July 2011

    We've always been big fans of Nerf blasters here on Pocket-lint, and never shy away from the opportunity to shoot one or another in the floppy bits with a well-aimed projectile. However, it's been literally hit or miss over the years, as to guarantee...

  • Hasbro banks on Monopoly for Christmas number one
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    Hasbro banks on Monopoly for Christmas number one

    By 15 July 2011

    Toy manufacturer Hasbro has crafted three new versions of Monopoly for 2011, and while they stick to the same basic rules, each has a unique selling point that will appease different kinds of people. First up is a new Electronic Banking version of the...

  • Pocket-lint learns to draw Transformers
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    Pocket-lint learns to draw Transformers

    By 15 June 2011

    It's difficult to imagine more of a dream job than Lee Bradley's; a Hasbro certified artist who makes his living drawing Transformers. Bradley is a self-taught illustrator who has worked with some of the biggest and best names in the comic book business....