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First Annual HASCON Tickets On Sale Now

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — May 22, 2017 – Today Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, officially opened ticket sales for the first-ever HASCON FANmily™ event, which will take place inProvidence at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center from September 8-10, 2017. Hasbro fans and families from around the globe can purchase single day tickets or three-day tickets for the convention, with VIP packages available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors.

Today Hasbro also revealed the first round of talent appearances, panels and brand experiences set to take place during HASCON 2017.  Appearances and meet & greets will be available with some of the biggest names from Hasbro, including DUDE PERFECT, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (Producer of all the TRANSFORMERS films, as well as G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. JOE: Retaliation); Stan Lee (Marvel Comics Legend); Peter Cullen and Frank Welker (original TRANSFORMERS voice talent); Andrea Libman and Cathy Weseluck (voice talent of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC and MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE), “Chewbacca Mom”, Candace Payne and more.

This unique event will bring Hasbro’s most iconic brands to life like never before, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY and G.I. JOE, and exceptional partner brands such as BEYBLADE, DREAMWORKS TROLLS and SESAME STREET. Fans will get a peek behind the Hasbro curtain during the three days filled with exciting first-look previews and panels from Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series.

Attendees will be immersed in hands-on, interactive experiences with oversized games such as PIE FACE and TOILET TROUBLE from HASBRO GAMING, photo opportunities with SESAME STREET and TROLLS costumed characters, epic BEYBLADE battles, a PLAY-DOH creation zone and the MY LITTLE PONY magical world of Equestria. FANmilies will be able to take photos with props from Hasbro’s movies and step into a custom-built NERF battle arena, maybe even with the guys from DUDE PERFECT.  HASCON will also host MAGIC: THE GATHERING gameplay featuring an exclusive preview of the upcoming Iconic Masters card set.  Youth fans, ages 3-15, have the opportunity to audition for Hasbro commercials and voice talent on our animated series. Fans also can purchase exclusive* Hasbro toys and merchandise including new TRANSFORMERS products.

In addition, there will be activities inspired by several iconic Disney properties, including Disney Princess, Frozen, Elena of Avalor, Moana and Descendants 2, as well as Star Wars and Marvel’s Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy. From movie props and costumes on display, to hands-on fun through art tutorials and more, these areas will be can’t-miss destinations during the show.

“Hasbro constantly strives for new ways to bring our storytelling to life and offer fans greater access to our brands, and HASCON is designed to bring attendees closer to Hasbro’s biggest properties than ever before,” said John Frascotti, President of Hasbro. “We are assembling the ultimate fan celebration, with three days of marquee talent, interactive activities, immersive experiences, game events, panel discussions, VIP events and much more.  We’re set to deliver an unforgettable experience for fans and families alike.”

HASCON tickets are on-sale now. Single day tickets are available for $30 for youth (ages 3-15) and $60 for adults (ages 16+). Three-Day tickets range from $75 for youth (ages 3-15) to $165 for adults (ages 16+).VIP packages are also available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors starting at $200 for youth (ages 3 – 15) and $600 for adults (ages 16+), plus taxes. To purchase tickets and stay up to date on all the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit http://hascon.hasbro.com

ThinkGeek Unveils ThinkGeek Capsule Mystery Box Subscription

Fairfax, Va. – May 23, 2017 ThinkGeek, the premier retailer for the global geek community, introduces the ThinkGeek Capsule, a limited-edition service that delivers fun, geeky items to customers’ doors every month. The new service will include three cleverly curated Capsules full of unique ThinkGeek merchandise valued at more than $50, including t-shirts, pins, desktop replicas, household essentials, art prints, and much more!

To commemorate the new service, ThinkGeek is giving away five Nintendo Switch consoles in an official Capsule launch sweepstakes* (retail value of $299.99). The first 1,000 subscribers will receive an exclusive collectible pin of Timmy, the classic ThinkGeek monkey mascot. Those who sign up for the three-month subscription will receive a bonus mystery pack of items worth $20.00.

“At ThinkGeek we are obsessed with sharing with our fans unusual and fun merchandise that stimulate their imaginations and fuel their geek core,” said Chris Berejik, Vice President of E-Commerce and Marketing at ThinkGeek. “With plenty of surprises planned as part of the ThinkGeek Capsule service, we think it will be something our subscribers will look forward to every month.”

The new ThinkGeek Capsules will include several novelty items from popular fandoms like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Fallout 4, and Harry Potter to name a few, as well as many fan favorites found on ThinkGeek.com and in its retail stores. Starting today, fans can subscribe to the service for $24.99 a month. The first ThinkGeek Capsule will be mailed by the end of June.

To order the ThinkGeek Capsule, and for more information, visit http://www.thinkgeekcapsule.com/.

The Jim Henson Company and McFarlane Announce Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal Figures

Tempe, AZ and Hollywood, CA – May 19, 2017The Jim Henson Company has partnered with McFarlane Toys, which will harken back to its roots of “Movie Maniacs” to create figures of classic characters from two of Henson’s most well-known features Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal.

Directed by visionary Jim Henson and executive produced by George Lucas, Labyrinth is a fanboy favorite and wonder of puppetry. Stuck babysitting her brother, teenager Sarah, resentfully wishes The Goblin King (memorably portrayed by David Bowie) can take him away. When her wish comes true, Sarah must head into the Labyrinth herself to save him. Since its 1986 release the film has garnered a cult popularity and is still reveled in today’s era as a timeless classic.

The Dark Crystal, directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz, brilliantly weaves a timeless myth of good and evil. In another time, The Dark Crystal, a source of balance and truth in the universe, was broken, dividing the world into two factions; the wicked Skeksis and the peaceful Mystics. Now, as the convergence of the three suns approaches, the crystal must be healed, or darkness will reign forever. The Dark Crystal’s fanbase has only risen since the film’s debut and has also developed a cult following of fans across the world.

McFarlane Toys has produced highly detailed figures and construction sets for various entertainment properties and this collaboration with The Jim Henson Company will give fans of these iconic films new and unique action figures that are “true to life” replicas of their on-screen personas.

The upcoming toys will include a 7-inch figure of Labyrinth’s Jareth The Goblin King, and for The Dark Crystal, fans can look forward to figures of Jen and Kira. Each figure will be highly detailed and come fully articulated to recreate infamous movie scenes. These figures will also debut in new window box collector packaging and will come with Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal branded detailed bases.

“Fans of both Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal continue to grow, while both brands also enjoy the passionate and loyal support of committed followers for decades,” said Vice President of Global Consumer Products for The Jim Henson Company, Federico San Martin.  “We are looking forward to McFarlane toys introducing the characters that defined these classic adventures to our legions of fans around the world.”

“Jim Henson was one of the most visually creative minds, and these incredible movies are just the tip of the iceberg,” said Todd McFarlane, Owner and CEO of McFarlane Toys. “We pride ourselves on our creativity and attention to detail, and to be able to make figures of these iconic characters is something pretty special.”

McFarlane Toys’ Labyrinth Jareth The Goblin King figure will be available at major retailers this November carrying an MSRP: $19.99 (and now available for pre-order, HERE).  The Dark Crystal Jen and Kira figures are slated to release Spring 2018For more information about The Jim Henson Company visit www.henson.com. For more information about everything McFarlane Toys, fans are encouraged to check out www.mcfarlane.com as well as the McFarlane social media channels for updates and news.

Celebrate Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s 20th with New Merchandise from FOX Consumer Products

Los Angeles, CA (March 1, 2017) – The genre-busting cult classic from Joss Whedon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer turns 20 years old on March 10, 2017!  To celebrate Buffy Summers, the Scoobies and all the monsters that go bump in the night, 20th Century Fox Consumer Products announces exciting product launches – from board games to new books to fashion accessories to apparel — and multiple fan-focused activities including a “Sunnydale High Yearbook Contest” offering a trip to 2017 San Diego Comic Con.

Plus, on the anniversary, fans can tune-in to relive the two-part premiere episode on Pop (to find your channel go to Poptv.com) on March 10th at 9 AM ET/PT.

New Buffy Merchandise

Fox Consumer Products announces a wide-range of key licensing partners including Dark Horse, Simon & Schuster, Insight Editions, Hot Topic, Harper Design, AC/DC Apparel, Jasco, Upper Deck, Ripple Junction, and more to showcase everything from unique Buffy apparel and accessories to board games to brand new books and comics.

In addition, BoxLunch, a pop culture gift and novelty gift store with a cause, has partnered with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products to mark next week’s 20th Anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with an exclusive promotion across all their U.S. retail locations and online website. While simultaneously helping to provide meals to those in need, BoxLunch celebrates the beloved series with an assortment of products that include never-before-seen themed apparel, accessories, jewelry, and books. The merchandise will hit shelves and BoxLunch.com on March 10, 2017 and to fulfill their charitable mission, for every $10 spent in-store or online, BoxLunch helps to provide a meal to a person in need via their philanthropic partner Feeding America.

Online Initiatives to Celebrate Anniversary

On March 10th the Sunnydale High Yearbook Contest launches across the United States. With a prize of a trip to San Diego Comic Con fans will be rewarded for uploading their high school class photos — and providing their best Buffy caption in the form of a “senior quote”. Participants will be able to share their submissions across their Facebook and Twitter feeds. Contest details and rules will be found on BoxLunch.com

Additionally, the best-selling recent release, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Adult Coloring Book, is the inspiration for “drawing in” fans eager to wish ‘Team Buffy’ a Happy Anniversary. On Friday, a selection of complimentary designs from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Adult Coloring Book will be unveiled on the BoxLunch & official Buffy Facebook pages, allowing Buffy enthusiasts to color and submit personal anniversary messages. Using the hashtag #BuffySlays20 fans are encouraged to share their designs and messages across social media, sending it to those responsible for the beloved series:


“Decades after its television debut, Buffy the Vampire Slayer continues to stake its ground in pop culture,” said Jim Fielding, President of Consumer Products and Innovation at 20th Century Fox Consumer Products. “As one of the studio’s most memorable programs, we are thrilled to celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary alongside the devoted Buffy fan community.”

Releasing throughout the anniversary year, Fox Consumer Products reveals a wide-range of licensing partners. Highlights below and selection of downloadable images here.

  • From Jasco, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Board Game where players must help Buffy The Vampire Slayer protect Sunnydale from the forces of evil in this fully cooperative board game. (Available Now)
  • Hot Topic, the retail destination for music and pop culture-inspired clothes and accessories, plus fashion apparel for girls and guys, is celebrating 20 years of slaying with AC/DC Apparel.  Together they are unveiling a unique fashion collection available exclusively on Hottopic.com this summer.  The collection will celebrate the style of beloved Buffy characters, including Willow’s iconic 90s sweater, and a long trench coat inspired by Buffy Summers herself, as well as tops featuring iconic lines from the series.
  • The team of imaginative pop culture fanatics at Ripple Junction have locked themselves in the library and studied up on the last 20 years of fandom celebrating Buffy.  Ripple Junction has developed a full line of tees for young men and women available at major retail outlets, as well as ripplejunction.com and Amazon.com (Available Now).
  • Longtime publishing partners, Dark Horse and Simon & Schuster plan new books and comics that will release during the anniversary year, with highlights that include:

o   Buffy the Vampire Slayer Adult Coloring Book (Dark Horse/Available Now) – your favorite characters and moments from the Buffy television series are all represented in this engrossing adult coloring book.

o   Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 11  & Angel Season 11 Comic Series (Dark Horse /Available Now)

o   Buffy: The High School Years – Parental Parasites (Dark Horse/June 2017)

o   Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Omnibus Season 8 Vol 1 (Dark Horse/September 2017)

o   Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Big Bads & Monsters Adult Coloring Book (Available for Pre-Order/Releasing Fall 2017)

o   Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Watcher’s Guide 20th Anniversary Edition (S&S/October 2017) Just in time for the show’s twentieth anniversary, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Watcher’s Guides have been compiled into one hardcover collector’s edition for the first time! Inside, you’ll find all the best content from Volumes 1–3 of the original Watcher’s Guides, as well as exclusive new content, including never-before-seen interviews with the cast and crew.

  • Insight Editionsand Harper Design will release several books and novelty items in celebration of the anniversary, including:

o   Buffy the Vampire Slayer Encyclopedia: The Ultimate Guide to the Buffyverse (Harper Design/September 2017) is a lavishly produced and written book by Buffy experts and is the authoritative source for fans, allowing them to indulge in the intricacies and nuances of the series as never before.  This authorized companion is a must-have for all Buffy enthusiasts as this full-color A-to-Z encyclopedia catalogs, explains, and cross-reference every detail of the Buffyverse, from characters, locations, and weapons to episodes, demons, and recurring gags.

o   Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Official Grimoire (Insight Editions/October 2017) is the first and only truly comprehensive collection of every magical moment from all seven seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, humorously narrated by beloved resident witch Willow Rosenberg. Completely illustrated and annotated by the rest of the gang, this book of spells is a unique keepsake for fans of the Buffy-verse and an incredible celebration of the show’s 20-year legacy.

o   Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Definitive Visual Handbook (Insight Editions/October 2017) is a one-of-a-kind infographic guide to all things Buffy, blending striking illustrations with a bounty of facts and stats that shed light on just about every aspect of the show. Full of fun insights and surprising details about the lore, characters, quips, and most legendary episodes, battles, and villains, this refreshing take on the Buffy-verse will delight fans old and new.

o   Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Vampyr Stationery Set (Insight Editions/August 2017) includes a 192-page blank pocket journal, 20 blank notecards featuring iconic Buffy quotes, envelopes, and 20 Hellmouth sticker seals. Enclosed in a keepsake box designed to look like it came from Giles’ library, this special stationery set allows fans to share the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with their fellow Scoobies.

o   Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Vampyr Hardcover Ruled Journal (Insight Editions/August 2017) includes a section of text adapted from the original Slayer Handbook before giving way to blank ruled pages. Atmospheric, engrossing, and designed with a dynamic in-universe aesthetic, this blank ruled journal invites readers to add their own story to the legacy of the Slayer.

o   Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sunnydale High Hardcover Ruled Journal (Insight Editions/August 2017) is a finely crafted writing journal that includes a ribbon bookmark, elastic closure, inside back pocket for storage, and beautiful leatherette cover featuring the iconic emblem of Sunnydale High.

  • From Upper Deck, Legendary: A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Deck Building Game for 1-5 players.  Slayers must work together to recruit powerful heroes, build their decks and take down the Big Bad once and for all.  (Available August 2017)
  • At the core of SG@NYC there’s isn’t a Hellmouth. There is a dedicated team of people who truly believe fashion is about design; but not just design you have to add the team, the suppliers, the designers and of course the fans!  SG@NYC is creating a jewelry and accessory line for the celebration of the 20 years Buffy Summers has been slaying! (Available Soon)
  • Surreal Entertainment has answered the Calling to provide only the most iconic and unique Buffy must haves, essential for any true Slayer. With a full line of drinkware, desktop accessories, fleece blankets, and much more, any nearby force of darkness would be a fool to cross your path…except to compliment you on your cool gear! Check out your local retailers and get prepared…for battle orcomplete Buffy fandom! (May 2017)

Entertainment Earth Unveils Twin Peaks Merchandise

LOS ANGELES, CA: February 16, 2017 — Bif Bang Pow!, merchandiser of first-rate collectible merchandise, today announced its plans to create a unique line of consumer products that celebrate the return of the award-winning television series TWIN PEAKS on SHOWTIME®.

Under license by CBS Consumer Products and Twin Peaks Productions, this new lineup of collectibles will offer never-before-made merchandise inspired by the show. In development now, the diverse range of products will include bobble heads, wooden figures, tin totes, stationery products, and more.

“We are fortunate to have a great, longstanding relationship with CBS Consumer Products and SHOWTIME®. So when they shared TWIN PEAKS was returning to television, we instantly knew that Bif Bang Pow! needed to bring fans the merchandise they’ve been waiting for,” commented Jason Lenzi, co-founder of Bif Bang Pow!. “I have been an obsessive fan of TWIN PEAKS since its first airing in 1990, and I’m anxious to see what’s waiting for us in that town when the show comes back in May.”

Beginning with a variety of show-inspired tin totes and a mini journal, TWIN PEAKS merchandise from Bif Bang Pow! will be available via Entertainment Earth and other fine retailers. For product releases and pre-orders updates, visit entertainmentearth.com.

Available now, fans can enjoy past episodes as well as the follow-up feature (Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me), film extras, newly transferred Log Lady episode introductions, and more on Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery – the newly released compilation Blu-ray DVD from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution.

The new SHOWTIME limited event series will premiere on Sunday, May 21st, 2017 at 9 PM ET/PT.

Check out these with other coveted collectibles at Toy Fair 2017 booth (#5452). Press attending the show are encouraged to schedule an appointment for a walk-through and demonstrations.

McFarlane Toys Partners with Bungie for Destiny Figures

Tempe, Ariz., – February 15, 2017  In a collaboration of legendary proportions, McFarlane Toys is proud to announce that it is once again partnering with Bungie – this time to create Guardian action figures for Destiny, scheduled for release this summer.

Developed by Bungie and published by Activision, Destiny is a first-person action shooter that features cinematics storytelling alongside cooperative and competitive gameplay. Players create a unique character and become legend through completing a series of shared activities in a social world. Destiny has entertained a legion of engaged players across more than 30 million unique accounts since its initial release in September 2014.

Best known for attention to detail and immense creativity, McFarlane Toys has produced action figures and construction sets for some of the biggest properties in the entertainment industry for over 20 years. This upcoming partnership with the creators of Destiny will not only continue that tradition but expand on it. Fans of the emerging action franchise can look forward to a new selection of game-accurate action figures, 10-inch figures, and role play items.

McFarlane Toys’ initial wave of Destiny toys will include fully articulated figures that depict Guardian Classes, including the Titan, Hunter, and Warlock. These figures will debut in new window box collector packaging and will come with a Destiny branded detailed base.

“Detail, depth, and customization, that’s what Destiny gives its players, and that’s what made it the biggest new video game franchise launch,” said Todd McFarlane, Owner and CEO of McFarlane Toys. “With our upcoming Destiny line, fans can expect that same amount of detail and customization that we have built our own reputation on.”

McFarlane Toys’ Destiny figures will be available at major retailers this July carrying an MSRP: $19.99. For more information about Destiny visit www.destinythegame.com.  The community can interact directly with the developer at www.bungie.net. For more information about everything McFarlane Toys, fans are encouraged to check out www.mcfarlane.com as well as the McFarlane social media channels for updates and news.

NECA Acquires Blade Runner 2049 License

JANUARY 9, 2017 – Leading action figure and collectibles maker NECA announced today that it has acquired the license to BLADE RUNNER 2049, the hotly anticipated sequel to the legendary sci-fi movie. The company plans to release a full range of figures, die cast vehicles, replicas, games and more in 2017. Additional details will be revealed at New York’s International Toy Fair in February.

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

The science fiction thriller is directed by Denis Villeneuve (ARRIVAL) and features a star-studded cast that includes Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, with Dave Bautista and Jared Leto.

Original BLADE RUNNER director Ridley Scott executive produces the dystopian tale based on characters from the novel DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? by Philip K. Dick. Produced by Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson and Cynthia Yorkin.

BLADE RUNNER 2049 opens in theaters on October 6, 2017. Visit official website bladerunnermovie.com for more details.

Bluefin to Distribute Bandai Star Wars Models

Anaheim, CA, November 29, 2016 Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Hong Kong and more, expands its relationship with Bandai Hobby to include distribution of Bandai’s line of Star Wars Scale Vehicle Models.

Bandai Hobby is renowned for its high-quality model kits that blend complex detail and innovative construction that fans of all skill levels will enjoy. Manufactured in Japan, the Star Wars Scale Vehicle Model kit line includes notable crafts and space ships from the earlier classic Star Wars films as well as from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the latest Rogue One: A Star Wars Story release. Originally available only for the Asian market, these official U.S. releases will include English instructions and will also have product support from Bluefin.

Bluefin will launch the Bandai Hobby Star Wars model line in early December with the 1/72 and 1/144 scale Red Squadron X-Wing Starfighter Special Set, which features the star fighter depicted in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The kit will be initially available from Amazon.com in time for the film’s North American wide release in December.

Amazon pre-orders are available now at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LX1Y3CA/

Subsequent 1/72 scale kits for the Tie Interceptor, A-Wing Starfighter, and Poe’s X-Wing Fighter will follow in January and will be available at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide, followed by full distribution across the U.S. to hobby and independent store channels.

The remaining Scale Vehicle model kits in the Bandai Hobby Star Wars line are planned for release by Bluefin to additional online and physical retailers throughout 2017. Bluefin also plans to release new future Bandai Hobby Star Wars Scale Vehicle model kits simultaneously as the kits debut in Asia.

Bandai Hobby’s line of Star Wars kits includes:





Additional kits are planned for 2017

Lincoln Logs Turn 100

Hatfield, PA, – October 2016 – K’NEX Brands, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love®, is excited to celebrate the 100th birthday of LINCOLN LOGS in 2016!

Developed in 1916 by John Lloyd Wright, the son of famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, LINCOLN LOGS has been entertaining children for 100 years. Licensed by Hasbro, LINCOLN LOGS, a brand known for quality and durability has become more than just a toy…it’s an authentic piece of Americana! In 2015, in anticipation of the centennial, production of the iconic log building toy was brought back to the United States for the first time in nearly 60 years!

Beloved for generations, playing with LINCOLN LOGS has become a rite of passage. If you haven’t played with a LINCOLN LOGS building set in a while the smell of the real, authentic wood once you open the tin is guaranteed to bring back memories! K’NEX recently brought 2 generations of fans together for a LINCOLN LOGS play date at the Wiley Christian Retirement Community in Marlton, NJ. The residents and children had a blast building together and it was all captured on film! The video can be viewed on the official LINCOLN LOGS Facebook page and has captured nearly 200,000 views on YouTube in less than 2 weeks!

The 2016 made in the USA LINCOLN LOGS line includes the 100th Anniversary Tin, Collector’s Edition Village, Country Meadow Cottage, Forge Mill Cabin and more!

LINCOLN LOGS Building Sets are available NOW on knex.com and at all major toy retailers.

HASBRO and its logo, and LINCOLN LOGS are registered trademarks of Hasbro, and are used with permission. Developed and distributed by K’NEX. © 2016 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Snakebyte Unveils New Range of Zoopa Drones

San Diego, CA – November 15, 2016 snakebyte®, leading innovators of gaming hardware, announced today that the shipping of an all-new range of drones engineered in Germany to be fast, agile and tough. Flying into stores in time for Holiday 2016, the new range of drones is being released under the Company’s Zoopa™ brand of unmanned aerial vehicles and RC products.

A true global success, the popularity of recreational drones continues to grow year-on-year and is expected to be amongst the most popular gifts over the holiday season. The new range includes something for every budget and skill-set and includes four key products:

  • Q55 Zepto Drone – SRP: $49.99

Redefining expectations from an entry level drone, the Q55 features two individual flying modes tailored for speed and agility and making it the ideal product for beginners and experts alike! Color LED’s aid with flight orientation, and starting to fly with the Q55 is simplicity itself. Before long, users will be performing loops and stunts with ease! With its integrated LED lighting and 360° flip, the Q55 is compact in design and extremely manoeuvrable.

  • Q165 Riot Drone – SRP: $69.99

A quadcopter so easy to manoeuvre that it’s safe for living room use, the Q165 features four powerful blades, each protected by the chassis to avoid damage to the drone and environment should a collision occur. Lightweight design and compact dimensions allow for agile flight characteristics and front and rear lights provide easy orientation when in flight. The integrated six-axis gyro 2.0 technology provides extremely stable flight no matter what the skill level and the in-built automatic 360° looping function will drop jaws everywhere it flies!

  • Q420 Cruiser Drone – SRP: $99.99

Capture breath-taking skyward footage in stunning HD video with the super-light Q420 cruiser. Equipped with the FlyCamOne Nano HD camera and a 4GB MicroSD card, photographs and video are triggered via the remote control, effortlessly captured on SD card at the touch of a button. The integrated six-axis gyro 2.0 technology guarantees a silky-smooth flight at any skill level, and with four selectable flight modes, all skill-sets are accounted for. The powerful engines and high-precision components help to stabilise flight and to make complex manoeuvers look easy! The color coded rotors ensure easy orientation when airborne and for night-time flying, the integrated LED lights powerfully illuminate the flight path for a visually stunning display.

  • Prime Q250 Raider FPV Racing Drone – SRP: $149.99

The ultimate in fast-paced racing excitement, the Prime Q250 Raider provides the best view in the house! The classic console style controller will feel familiar to gamers and features a smartphone mount so you can keep on top of the action with ease. Download the free app to your iOS™ or Android™ device and the integrated Wi-Fi technology transmits a live high-quality FPV (First Person View) video feed of the drones’ vision right to your device! Use the screen to expertly navigate your drone into the trickiest of manoeuvres and even save the stream to enjoy later or share with your friends on social media! The Prime Q250 also featuring integrated LED lighting and 360° flip functionality.

Nick Repenning, CEO for snakebyte USA commented, “At snakebyte we have been working diligently to grow our core gaming business while expanding our portfolio of products into adjacent categories. We believe that our new range of Zoopa drones will prove successful in growing our retail presence and are proud to be partnering with Staples® as a key retail destination for this exciting range during the holiday season.”

The new range of Zoopa drones begin shipping globally from November 2016.

For more information, visit http://www.acme-online.de  and follow snakebyte on Facebook, and Twitter.