Hasbro, Inc.
Oct 21, 2013
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Hasbro's TELEPODS Line Soars with One Million Figures Sold in under One Month since ANGRY BIRDS™ STAR WARS® II App Launch

PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Hasbro,

Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) announced today that it reached the milestone of

one million TELEPODS

figures in consumers' hands around the globe. TELEPODS, the digital

gaming platform for the mobile generation, launched with the new ANGRY

BIRDSTM STAR WARS® II game from Rovio

Entertainment and Lucasfilm, which became available less than one month

ago underscoring the success of this accomplishment and popularity of

the innovative new platform. Hasbro's TELEPODS uses new technology to

allow kids to play in two ways: in the physical space and through full

and unprecedented integration into top-tier apps.







The ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS® TELEPODS STAR DESTROYER set from Hasbro is part of a line featuring figures that can "teleport" into the ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS II game from Rovio Entertainment and Lucasfilm. Hasbro announced one million TELEPODS figures are now in consumers' hands around the world just under one month since the app launched. (Photo: Business Wire)







Every copy of the ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS II app includes a

"TELEPODS" mode that allows users of smart devices with front-facing

cameras to "teleport" their Angry Birds Star Wars TELEPODS figures into

the game. For the first time in ANGRY BIRDS history players can

choose which characters they want to use to complete a level by using

TELEPODS including Rebel Birds and Imperial Pigs. Fans download the app,

tap the TELEPODS icon in the app, place one of the more than 30 ANGRY

BIRDS STAR WARS figures on the included TELEPODS base, and then

place the base on a smart device to immediately "teleport" that figure

into the game. Players can also unlock new characters in the app with

TELEPODS as well as an assortment of super powers, enhancing the digital

gameplay experience.





"With one million TELEPODS figures in consumers' hands and counting, we

are thrilled with the response from kids around the world to the new

TELEPODS platform," said John Frascotti, Global Chief Marketing Officer,

Hasbro. "We continue to work closely with entertainment leaders like

Rovio and Lucasfilm to drive seamless physical to digital app

integration with our TELEPODS platform and are excited by what the

future holds for this innovative experience."





Consumers are already gearing up for the launch of ANGRY BIRDS GO!, a

new app franchise recently revealed by Rovio that will also feature

TELEPODS technology. A full line of TELEPODS enhanced figures and

playsets are currently at retail in anticipation of the ANGRY BIRDS GO!

app on December 11. Some of the one million figures around the globe

that consumers have purchased include figures for the upcoming ANGRY

BIRDS GO! title speaking to the excitement fans have for TELEPODS

integration in a highly anticipated new game. Rovio will provide

consumers with an exclusive first look to the new experience via a

dedicated "COUNTDOWN TO ANGRY BIRDS GO!" app integrated with TELEPODS

technology at the end of October. To learn more about the ANGRY BIRDS

GO! product line from Hasbro, consumers can visit www.Hasbro.com/AngryBirds.

Fans can also view the gameplay trailer for the Rovio app on Youtube

and learn more about the game at http://go.angrybirds.com.





About Hasbro, Inc.Hasbro,

Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company dedicated to fulfilling

the fundamental need for play for children and families through the

creative expression of the Company's world class brand portfolio,

including TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY, PLAY-DOH, MY LITTLE PONY, MAGIC: THE

GATHERING, NERF and LITTLEST PET SHOP. From toys and games, to

television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a

comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global

customers with innovative play and entertainment experiences, in a

variety of forms and formats, anytime and anywhere. The Company's Hasbro

Studios develops and produces television programming for more than 170

markets around the world, and for the U.S. on Hub Network, part of a

multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications

(NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Through the company's deep commitment to

corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is

helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and

to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families

every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of

the "World's Most Ethical Companies" and is ranked as one of Corporate

Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens." Learn more at www.hasbro.com.





About Lucasfilm Ltd.Lucasfilm

Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is a global

leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In

addition to its motion-picture and television production operations,

Lucasfilm's global activities include Industrial Light & Magic and

Skywalker Sound, serving the digital needs of the entertainment industry

for visual effects and audio post-production; LucasArts, a leading

developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software worldwide;

Lucasfilm Animation, which produces cutting-edge digital entertainment;

and Lucas Licensing which manages the global merchandising activities

for Lucasfilm's entertainment properties including the legendary STAR

WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd.

is headquartered in northern California. Lucasfilm, the Lucasfilm logo, STAR

WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights,

in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its

affiliates. TM & © 2013 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. All other

trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.





About Rovio Entertainment:Rovio

Entertainment Ltd is an industry-changing entertainment media company

headquartered in Finland, and the creator of the globally successful

Angry Birds™ characters franchise. Angry Birds, a casual puzzle game,

became an international phenomenon within a few months of its release.

Angry Birds has expanded rapidly into multifaceted entertainment,

publishing, and licensing to become a beloved international brand.

Rovio's animated Angry Birds feature film is slated for July 1, 2016. www.rovio.com







Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20131021005948/en/









Press Contact:Hasbro, Inc.Daniel Benkwitt,

401-727-5318dbenkwitt@hasbro.com







Source: Hasbro, Inc.









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