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Hasbro Makes Another Disastrously Political Monopoly Variant

Hasbro's got another great Christmas present lined up for someone you despise, in the form of the latest tinkering with the Monopoly rules to empower and/or mock a particular demographic. It's hard to believe this exists and was therefore approved by numerous people on seven-figure salaries, but here it is: Ms Monopoly. Read More >>

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The Cluedo Mansion is Getting a Makeover as Hasbro Partners up With Houzz for a Revamp

After 70 years, the owners of the Cluedo mansion have called in the contractors to spruce up the place with a bit of home renovation, and you're invited to participate, but without doing any actual work. Read More >>

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Monopoly Kingpin Hasbro Buys the Peppa Pig Farm

The dreamers-up of the Peppa Pig phenomenon have cashed out in glorious style, taking home the bacon equivalent of £3.3bn for rights-owning company Entertainment One. Read More >>

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The Former Flash Directors Make a Saving Throw for the Dungeons & Dragons Movie

The D&D movie rolls for initiative once more, but this time a new Dungeon Master is in charge. Well, Dungeon Masters. Read More >>

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Dungeons & Dragons Is Celebrating 5 Years of the 5th Edition With a Gorgeous Return to Its First Adventure

When Dungeons & Dragons rebooted its ruleset for its 5th official edition back in 2014, alongside the rules, Wizards of the Coast offered an epic battle against Tiamat herself as the first adventure for new heroes to deal with. Now, five years on, they’re revisiting it for a special, and rather fabulous looking treat. Read More >>

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The Coolest Star Wars and Marvel Reveals Hasbro Brought to Comic-Con

Every San Diego Comic-Con, Hasbro lifts the lid on what fans can expect from its line of toys and collectibles from the galaxy far, far away as well as the comics and movie universes of Marvel. This year is no exception, with everything from some very cute Star Wars figures to...Squirrel Girl on a moped?? Hell yeah! Read More >>

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The New Monopoly Has a Voice Controlled AI Banker That Will Never Cheat

There are few activities that can turn the polite and civil discourse of a family gathering into a shouting match faster than a game of Monopoly. The latest edition replaces the designated banker with an intelligent, voice-activated top hat that handles all of the game’s financial transactions, giving players an outlet for their frustrations, without hurting anyone’s feelings. Read More >>

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All the New Avengers: Endgame Toys That Tell You Absolutely Nothing About Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame is on the way, and with it, more merchandise than you can shake an Infinity Gauntlet-clad finger at. But as people rush to find meaning out of them, let’s remember that in a world where even the trailers are lying to us, some shiny new toys aren’t going to reveal anything we don’t know already about this movie. Read More >>

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This Ridiculous Slow-Motion Racing Game Penalises the Speedy

Even awkwardly tripping and stumbling on a throw rug would look super cool when played back in slow motion, as YouTube channels like The Slow Mo Guys have shown us time and time again. But with Hasbro’s new The Slow-Motion Race Game players don’t need a £100,000 high-speed camera to create a slow-motion effect; just lots of patience, steady pacing, and a willingness to potentially embarrass themselves. Read More >>

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IDW’s Transformers Reboot Is Going Back to Where it All Began

War? War never changes. But in the case of the war for Cybertron, it’s more like it never really goes away. Read More >>

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This Customised Hydrogen-Powered Nerf Blaster Makes Its Own Explosive Fuel

If you’ve ever been disappointed by the performance of a Nerf toy, you’re not alone. For safety (and legal) reasons the blasters come with limited power out of the box, but there’s a thriving community of modders online who’ve found ways to give them more kick. That includes Peter Sripol who hacked a Nerf blaster so that it’s now powered by explosive hydrogen it generates all by itself. Read More >>

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I Wish More Figures Had Goofy Action Features Like This Solo Toy

As the merchandising behemoth that is action figures has grown over the years, the market has split into two groups—the kids-focused smaller figures that trade articulation for oversized accessories and kooky action features, and then the serious (as serious as toys can be), “collector-aimed” ones. This new Star Wars figure blurs the line. Read More >>

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New Toys Reveal Some of Into the Spider-Verse’s Newest Spider-Heroes

Sony brought the gorgeous-looking Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse to Comic-Con with news that Miles, Gwen, and Peter would be joined by even more Spider-heroes – but because the footage was never put online, we never got to see them. Thankfully Hasbro showed up with some upcoming action figures from the movie to make up for it. Read More >>

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Wizards of the Coast Is Making a Transformers Card Game

The company behind Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering is adding another card game to its tabletop roster, only it’s slightly less weird than fantastical loot-happy heroes or elemental-plane-hopping monsters summoners. It’s about those giant robots in disguise that you know and love. Read More >>

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Transforming Dino-Cassettes Join a Retro ’80s Bumblebee For This Comic-Con Exclusive

It’s hard to lament Comic-Con’s lack of focus on actual comic books when the convention also brings us some of the best and exclusive collectible toys of the year. In addition to new figures of Star Wars’ latest heroes, Hasbro will be tapping Transformers fans’ wallets with a new Bumblebee set featuring a retro gold Camaro and a pair of rare dinosaur cassette bots. Read More >>