Free Movie Screening

 Free Screening of Walt Disney's All-New "Tinkerbell" Movie.

This is the only chance you'll have to see it on the big screen.

When: Saturday October 4th at 10:30 am.
Where: Regal Natomas Marketplace 16,
3561 Truxel Road Sacramento Ca

*Pick up free movie passes at:
Toy Fusion Store
1908 El Camino Ave. Sacramento Ca 95815
(916) 565-2546 www.ToyFusion.com

 *While Supplies last. Each pass will admit 2 people. Theatre is overbooked to ensure capacity. Passes do not guarantee admission. Arrive Early. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

 Click Below to see the Movie Trailer

 

The Fast and the Furious 4, Movie Trailer

 

The Fast and the Furious 4, Movie Trailer!
Opens June 5th 2009.

"Being a huge fan of Mad Max and Cool Cars, Toy Fusion likes it so far..."

Fast & Furious in HD

 

Tropic Thunder is one crazy, funny, off the wall film!

We saw an early screening of this movie a few weeks ago. It is one hilarious movie with many surprising cameos from major actors, doing the most craziest things! It does not hold back punches and pushes the boundries of most conventional comedies. A nice blend of slapstick physical humor and wit. A good dumb movie to enjoy with many memorable quotes. Toy Fusion rates: 4/5 stars!

Hasbro's 10% Online Coupon

During Comic Con, the Hasbro Booth offered coupons that read:

Save 10% on your online order at

HasbroToyShop.com

Enter Promo Code: COMIC2008

Offer Expires 8/10/08. Cannot be combined with any other offer or used toward the purchase of gift cards. Visit HasbroToyShop.com for all policies.

GI Joe ABSOLUTE: New PG-13 animated series for 2009!

 

They showed a preview of the upcoming Gi Joe: Absolute- Animated series at the 2008 Gi Joe convention in Dallas Texas.

Board Quotes:

"So they showed the new GIJoe animated series at the Convention today - I can honestly say, this is the GIJoe series we've been waiting for. This is aimed at the adult market, and is using some of the lead team that worked on Avatar: The Last Airbender. The animation was saw was incredible, and as they put it, this is the G.I.Joe battles that we all saw in our head when we were playing with our toys. It's got a gritty, modern anime look to it while still retaining the feel of an American animated show (unlike the kiddie anime crap that was Sigma Six).
- They've redesigned the characters, gear, and vehicles to be near-future, and they are all very recognizable as the characters we all know and love (similar outfits, color scheemes, etc but with an updated look). Lots of new weaponry and high-tech gear like the stratellite low-orbit baloon satellite.
- The team is based on a futuristic version of the USS Flagg, with a round Ops Center where the conning tower would be and multiple takoff runways."

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Part 1: New G.I. Joe Animation for 2009.

G.I. Joe Absolute

Adult themed, PG-13
Highly detailed animation
Designed to bring adult fans back into the market
10 5 minute episodes, 1 10 minute season finale
No distribution decided upon yet.
Could be webisodes, could be tv special, could be DVD, or all 3.
Starts in first quarter 2009
NO LASERS. NO PARACHUTING.
Will have deaths.
Little to no blood (but, from what we've seen, that won't matter)
Focus on core early characters.
No Cobra La.

Producers: Sam Register Jaoquim Desantos
Writer: Warren Ellis
Lead Animator: Dave Johnson


1 minute promo animation shown. Breakdown:


Duke and Roadblock are running through the jungle being chased by cobra troopers. Being shot at. You see Roadblock from behind, running, he stops, turns around, and says "You want some of this!? Come on, come on!" and unloads his machine gun into the camera. Heavy sound of loud powerful gunfire, shell casings fly everywhere.

They continue on and take cover inside what looks like a Cobra bunker. Had a cobra symbol on building. Duke radios in for backup, says the LZ is hot. They return fire back and forth with the Cobra Troopers outside, who are moving in using real world cover fire formations.

Then, we pan up, and see the action from above, when you hear a sword bling. A Cobra Trooper looks up, and he sees Snake Eyes dropping down right on his head. Snake Eyes then proceeds to kick ass one by one using hand to hand combat and sword play.

We pan back into Duke and Roadblock, you hear grunts and bones cracking outside, and Duke asks "What the hell is going on out there?" Emphasis on "Hell". Pan back to Snake Eyes, who tosses one of his smaller knifes across the field at a trooper, lands right in the middle of his helmet, he falls. (Don't show the entry, but you get the point. (Fling, pan, hear the pop, heads looking up, falls slowly, etc).

Snake eyes then goes one on one with the last Trooper, flips him over, takes out his sword, thrusts down into the Trooper's chest, and TURNS IT. Stands up, puts sword back in its holder.

Duke and Roadblock come outside, and see all the Troopers dead. He gives a "whooo" type whistle. Roadblock then says "Ninja? I didn't know we had a Ninja." END SCENE.


This story will not be part of the 60 minute story in 2009. It is a stand alone scene they did to show the new tone of the series and what could be done animation and story wise.

They played it 3 times, and the crowd exploded every time. It really was what you've been waiting for from these childhood toy lines as an adult. As they described it in the panel, while you were playing with these toys as a kid, or even watching the shows and reading the comics back then, what we saw today is what we THOUGHT we saw back then. And what we expect, and why the new versions of the old stuff doesn't play with us now. But, this new direction, PG-13 based adult themed entertainment, should fill that gap, and will be focused upon in the upcoming years, for Joe and all brands it fits with. This GI Joe project is however the first of the new direction for Hasbro.

Characters shown:

Duke
Snake Eyes - Goggles
Tunnel Rat
Gung Ho - No chest out
Lady Jaye
Scarlett
Storm Shadow - mask, hood, mix between 2 styles.

Cobra Commander, Destro, Baroness confirmed. Lady Jaye more like a Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica type role. Not major player. Cobra Commander is ruthless. Not a clown. Emphasized several times.

Cobra Commander being played by 80s cartoon voice of Tripwire, Charlie Adler.

Ninja moves based on real world techniques.

Real guns, real bullets. No parachuting out of planes right before they blow up. People will die. They said they thought about sniping a guy in a parachute on his way down who actually did make it out of a plane in time.

No direct benchmark for success, will include overall promotion, hits, feedback, news coverage, ratings, eventual DVD sales if sold, etc. But XYZ product making XYZ money doesn't need to happen to continue on, its a brand promotion tool.

Entertainment being done first, and well, to stand on it's own, with product to follow, rather than the reverse. This is first outing with that philosophy.

SHOWED A NEW FLAGG. Updated version, crowd applauded. 2 forward runways in front, all same sticker like applications, and updated but similar rest of body. (Animated version only)

Also, they specifically showed the morgue interior, from the FLAGG. Apparently that will be used a lot.

Sources include: donmurphy.net, hisstank.com and yojoe.com

Jakks Pacific signs Ultimate Fighting license

Jakks Pacific signs four-year Ultimate Fighting license to develop action figure line MALIBU, Calif, (AP) --

Toy maker Jakks Pacific Inc. said Tuesday it has signed a four-year license agreement with the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization to develop a line of collector-focused action figures. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The new UFC product line is expected to launch next year. It will feature figures of UFC fighters Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell, Brock Lesnar, Antonio "Minotauro" Nogueira, Michael "The Count" Bisping and UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson "The Spider" Silva, among others. The license also includes the UFC Octagon and other role-play items.


Dana White talks about the BIG Announcement!!!
Click on video link below:

 

Transformers Movie sequel info and spoilers!

Our ToyFusion.com "Science Team" has recieved a call sheet for the Transformers sequel, and its full of spoilers ~Enjoy!

Full title of the film:  Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
(That was confirmed elsewhere, not on the callsheet.)

 
There is a new Decepticon, referred to as an R8 not sure what make of vehicle it is off hand but people that live in the area have said that they have seen an Audi racing around the yard and it fits with the call sheet description.
 
Arcee Motorcycles... no that wasn't a typo, there will be three and thats how they refer to them, not sure why.  Apparently one looks just like the toy that was released during the last run of movie toys.  No mention of them transforming though.
 
Transforming Ice Cream truck.  Splits into two robots and they are referred to as "The Twins" no names.  From what I can gather they are Autobots, because the truck splits in two (while driving) to avoid hitting some Chinese kids in the street and as it passes them it throws out ice cream treats.  Chases after the Decepticon R8, and during the chase scene, the Arcee motorcycles and some trikes (doesn't say if these are TFs or not) speed past the ice cream truck without engaging it.
 
Jetfire is in the movie!  He is a Decepticon though and transforms into an SR-71 spyplane.  He is found when Sam and Mikaela go to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum and have the Allspark shard (referred to as the "splinter") and it activates Jetfire.
 
Also while at the SA&SM (above) one of the soldiers lets something out of a box that is referred to as Wheels.  From the description of what it does in the scene, its a really small robot but not much else is said about it.
 
That's about it as far as the robots and such go... there is direction notes as far as who is doing what which honestly is a lot to type, so I just gave you the cliffnotes version, heheh.

Gi Joe Con 2008 Convention News

Gi Joe Convention June 26th-29th 2008 in Dallas Texas.

Here are some pictures of the Gi Joe con 2008 exclusive 3 3/4" boxed figure set. (courtesy of Gijoeclub.com)

(exclusive JoeCon 2008, 15 figure boxed set)

(Gristle figure)

(6 of these B.A.T.S are in the set)

(6 of these Headhunter Storntroopers are in the set)

(2 of these Headhunter Guards are in the set)

Hasbro News

NEW YORK (Thomson Financial) - Hasbro Inc. Wednesday said it has reacquired the worldwide distribution rights to the Sunbow Library of Hasbro Classics programming from TV-Loonland, which held the right to license the content.

 

Under the terms of the deal, Hasbro (nyse: HAS - news - people ) has regained ownership of nearly 1,000 episodes of television programming featuring some of the company's most established brands, including G.I. Joe and My Little Pony.

 

Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

 

Hasbro shares closed at $36.93 on Tuesday.

(courtesy of: Samsallspark) 

"Speed Racer" early movie review and "Iron Man" end of the movie credits spoiler!

 

 "Speed Racer" Early Movie Review 5/6/08

Summary: A young driver is trying to change a corrupt sport manipulated by the rich, bent on power and profit.

Review: When I first saw the movie trailer for Speed Racer a few months back, I was not really impressed. It looked like a corny kids movie, overshadowed by heavy CGI (computer generated images). We went to the early screening because of the tickets we recieved from Toy Fusion.com and Kaybee Toy Store.

The movie is visually overhwelming, its like a Spy Kids 3-D movie, a Hot Wheels World Race commercial and Tron put into a blender. The first 20 minutes seemed confusing with many flashbacks and excessive futuristic CGI designs. If you can handle that, by the middle of the movie, the story goes much deeper into human drama with substance. 

   The following canyon car race with the original Mach 5 is much more reflective of the old series we grew to love. By the second half of the movie I tried to ignore the CGI "Acid Trip" and just enjoyed the storyline. The plot had alot of meaning, especially for those who like to root for the underdog. Its about understanding ones passion, the importance of family, and doing what feels right, regardless of "profit" or power...by taking the road less traveled.

If you are willing to forgive the colorful abstract visuals, the movie is a very enjoyable ride!~ a review by "R.Smith" (Toy Fusion reporter) Rates: 4/5 stars

 Quotes from the movie:

"You dont just hop into a T-180 because your a driver, its because your driven"

"Do I regret not telling my family the truth?"..."Its a regret I will have to live with"

 

 *WARNING* Iron Man Movie, end of credits "Spoiler":

At the end of the "Iron Man" movie credits, we see Tony Stark returning home. He is greeted by Nick Fury (played by Samuel L Jackson)! Mr. Fury mentions to Mr. Stark about the Avengers!

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