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  • CrunchGear's Dino Days: Hands on with Hasbro's Kota and Fisher Price's Ultra Dino

    These two beasts are for kids ages 3 and older. The Kota is obviously the bigger one – the kids can actually ride on him – and he’ll be available in September for more than your allowance ($300), so you can’t have one. The Fisher Price Dino ($140) is a little more action-packed, reminiscient of the Wowwee Roboraptor without the feasting on your guts part. Both of these guys… Read More

  • Official Facebook Version of Scrabble Spells Doubt For Scrabulous

    Official Facebook Version of Scrabble Spells Doubt For Scrabulous

    Facebook now has vaporware. After a lot of huffing and puffing at the beginning of the year, Hasbro and Electronic Arts are finally getting ready to unveil their official version of Scrabble on Facebook. Today, they announced that the Facebook app EA has been working on for more than six months will be launched later this month, although a version on Pogo (EA’s online casual gaming site) is… Read More

  • Meet the A.M.P., Sega-Hasbro's two-wheeled music robot

    Meet the A.M.P., Sega-Hasbro's two-wheeled music robot

    Sega Toys and Hasbro collaborated in the development of A.M.P. (Automated Music Personality), a so-called mobile robotic music companion (official homepage in English). Sega Toys is currently demonstrating A.M.P. to visitors of the Tokyo Toy Show. The company accepts pre-orders [JP] in this country starting August 1st. The robot will be available both in Japan and the USA from October for a retail… Read More

  • As Tonight's Deadline For Scrabulous Shutdown (Or Sale) Looms, Zynga Might Be Next.

    As Tonight's Deadline For Scrabulous Shutdown (Or Sale) Looms, Zynga Might Be Next.

    The saga of Scrabulous is nearing an end. The Facebook version of Scrabble raised the ire of Hasbro and Mattel, which jointly own the rights to the game abroad and in the U.S., respectively. They have already asked Facebook to pull Scrabulous, one of the most popular apps on the social networking site. So why is Scrabulous still up on Facebook? A flurry of behind the scenes deal-making has been… Read More

  • Hasbro Tries To Shut Down Scrabulous

    Hasbro Tries To Shut Down Scrabulous

    “Is Hasbro just a stupid Potato Head? Or is this a brilliant game of Stratego?” That’s the big question Fortune’s Josh Quittner (my former boss) asks as he reports that Hasbro, the toy company that owns Scrabble, is trying to shut down Scrabulous, one of the most popular Facebook apps. Scrabulous lets you play an online version of Scrabble with your Facebook friends. The… Read More

  • Stupid Babies: Playskool And Creative Team Up

    Stupid Babies: Playskool And Creative Team Up

    Hasbro’s Playskool probably isn’t as “dope” as it was back in the 1990s, but it can still kick out the jams thanks to a new deal with Creative. What does this new deal entail? I’ll let you take a guess. It’s either an MP3 player geared towards toddlers or it’s a flaming motorcycle with the words “EAT MY HELLFIRE” painted on the side. Give up? Read More