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Hey, remember when we all got excited about Hasbro’s mysterious Unit:E? Well, I hope you weren’t planning on acting out your long lusted for Jem/M.A.S.K. crossover in action figure form. Turns out, it’s just a comic book they were selling at this past weekends NYCC. For $5 freakin dollars.

Toy News International reports:

Done in-house at Hasbro, this comic is being sold here as a NYCC exclusive for $5. It features a “Hub” of stories revolving around several Hasbro iconic brands such as Jem, M.A.S.K., Micronauts and more. Could this lead to something more? Well anything I suppose is possible but right now it only seems to be a comic book.

Would you look at that... even says "comic book" right there.

They wouldn’t go to all the trouble making a comic book just for the sake of a comic book, right? They have to be doing something, right? What I said before might still come true, right?

Damn you Hasbro.

Source: Toy News International, via Topless Robot.

 

For awhile now the mysterious “Unit:E” brand has loomed over our heads. What is Hasbro doing? What could this be? Should someone my age still be obsessed over toys?

The Answer to the last one, is yes. For the first two questions we have the poster that sorta explains what Unit:E is and gives you full reason to be very excited for it, after the jump.

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Quick Update On Movies Based On Hasbro Properties

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Folks, the image above shows logos for upcoming films that are being worked on and I don’t know about you but it’s about damn time that we finally get a Candyland flick. Hasbro recently held a stockholders meeting and decided to show off and give updates on movie projects that are based on their properties.

The first update is that the Ouija movie is set for November 9th, 2012 release date but it has yet to find it’s director. Word is that they are trying to get Pierre Morel (Taken) to direct it. The next update was that they revealed a image of Snake Eyes with the words G.I. Joe 2 next to him (image available). The last big update was that J.J. Abrams (Star Trek) is still on board as the director for the Micronauts film.

After that they revealed directors for the following films: Peter Berg (Hancock, The Kingdom)Battleship; Rob Letterman (Monsters vs. Alien, Shark Tale) – Stretch Armstrong; Kevin Lima (A Goofy Movie, Enchanted) – Candyland; Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy, The Ring) – Clue; and Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner) – Monopoly. They also revealed that Will Smith will be the producer for the Risk film.

Source: Bleeding Cool

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If you were presented with 100 cupcakes bearing nerdy icons, would you stand there and try to identify them all? I certainly would.

Flickr user Z Andrei shares photos from a party in which the hosts decorated 100 cupcakes with board, electronic and video game images. Obviously, the hosts put a huge effort into this, as the cupcakes boast well-done art from Simon, Donkey Kong, Candy Land, Mortal Kombat and more. Their guests must have had a blast identifying the games.

A larger image of the cupcakes is below. How many can you identify without help?

(Via @geeksugar)

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