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Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner hosted the Toy Fair 2019 Hasbro Investor Preview Day today and revealed future plans for the Transformers Franchise by giving sneak peeks to the gathered investors and press. We attended live online to bring you the latest update before the big event tomorrow.
Highlights of today’s event:
- Sneak Peek – New Hasbro Toy Shop.
- Transformers Universe – Live Action Movies Of The Future.
- Transformers: War For Cybertron animated series for Netflix.
- Hasbro’s Transformers content for China.
- Transformers: Cyberverse season 2 and Rescue Bots Academy.
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Updated (11:30am ET)!
Brian Goldner stated that Toys ‘R’ Us disruption is in the past now. Hasbro has moved on successfully.
Hasbro is growing in Emerging Markets. Specifically, Hasbro is planning new initiatives in China for Transformers.
Gave a sneak peek of Hasbro: Pulse; the new Toy Shop. Transformers toys will hit the new interface following the Toy Fair 2019 Fan Event tomorrow (02/16/2019).
Transformers Live Action Movies
He discussed the critical and commercial success of Transformers Bumblebee.
Next Transformers Live Action movies from the Transformers Universe is in production at Paramount Pictures.
However, no new Transformers movies were highlighted on the current plan until 2021.
Toy production to future movies will begin 18 to 30 months prior to the movie’s release.
Transformers Animated Series
Following the $168 million success of Bumblebee in China, a brand new Transformers Animated Series exclusive to China has been produced with the help from China Central Television (CCTV).
The Chinese series will also contain an exclusive toyline.
Transformers: War For Cybertron animated series is in production with the help from (and for) Netflix. The series is produced and animated by Rooster Teeth (Red vs Blue) and Polygon Pictures (Transformers: Prime) respectively.
Brian Also announced the 1st season of Rescue Bots Academy and Season 2 of Transformers: Cyberverse.