Hero Collector is joining forces with Hasbro to launch their first ever Kickstarter campaign: an all-new Transformers Chess Set!
This epic chess set will feature 32 unique game pieces – 16 for the heroic Autobots and 16 for the villainous Decepticons – created specifically for the Kickstarter and modeled on the classic 1980s Generation One (G1) Transformers animated cartoon! Each model is digitally sculpted, then cast in metallic resin and painted by hand. The sculpts, which show the Transformers in their robot form, were developed with Hasbro and are based on the original animation designs and careful study of the animated series.
Standing 4-6” tall on a base marked with the symbol for the relevant chess piece, these robotic warriors will wage war on an exclusive Cybertron-themed chess board, with color-coded symbols in Autobot red or Decepticon purple. These two warring factions include such iconic characters as:
Autobot King: Optimus Prime. The beloved commander of the Autobots, Optimus Prime championed freedom in countless clashes across Cybertron – and Earth, where he adopted his famous truck alternate mode.
Autobot Knight: Hot Rod. A young and brash Autobot with a race car alt-mode, Hot Rod eventually grew to lead the Autobots – as Rodimus Prime!
Autobot Pawn: Bumblebee. The heart of the Autobots, Bumblebee was quick to befriend their human allies in his iconic yellow beetle alt-mode.
Autobot Pawn: Prowl. The surly strategist of the Autobots, Prowl’s police car alt-mode suited his no-nonsense personality.
Decepticon King: Megatron. The feared leader and founder of the Decepticons, and the eternal nemesis of Optimus Prime, Megatron sought nothing less than complete iron-fisted domination of Cybertron!
Decepticon Queen: Starscream. The scheming second-in-command of the Decepticons, Starscream constantly plotted to overthrow Megatron.
Decepticon Knight: Soundwave. The loyal comms officer of the Decepticons, Soundwave gathered intelligence using his trio of cassette-minions.
Decepticon Knight: Shockwave. Theops commander of the Decepticons, Shockwave’s cold logic and laser-turret mode made him a deadly threat.
This Kickstarter has a delivery date of Q4 2022. A variety of backer gifts are planned for fans who want to go the distance in bringing this game to life – including a Transformers pin badge, Transformers profile book, and more exclusive Gen-1 chess pieces!
(Ages 8 and up / Approx. Retail Price: $20.99 / Available: Fall 2021)
A team of paranormal eliminators will be racing to a mysterious farmhouse in the Ecto-1 to roast some ghosts and solve mysteries in the new Clue: Ghostbusters Edition Game. Inspired by the new Ghostbusters: Afterlife film, players will experience a suspenseful game of “whodunit” with artwork and characters inspired by the iconic Ghostbusters franchise. By moving from location to location, narrowing down the possibilities, and through the process of elimination, players will figure out who the leader is, how to trap it, and where it will appear. Paranormal cards add teamwork to the game, letting players team up to battle a ghost or get closer to the truth. Once an accusation is made, players must check the Tobin’s Spirit Guide card sleeve to see if they are right, with the correct accusation winning the game. Available at HasbroPulse.com and most major retailers nationwide.
Take on the role of an Autobot and fight the Decepticons in the Transformers Deck Building-Game. Published by Renegade Game Studios, the game is designed by Matt Hyra and Dan Blanchett.
In the Transformers Deck-Building Game, 1-5 players take on the roles of one of the mighty Autobots! Begin by exploring the Matrix, transforming between your bot and alternate mode as you gain allies, find relics, and acquire technology to do battle with the Decepticons. But be warned! As your deck grows, more powerful Decepticons will rise up to challenge you.
The Transformers Deck-Building Game can be played as a competitive or as a cooperative experience. This Core Set will begin your collection with everything needed to play, but the battle is far from over as playable Decepticons will be along before long to expand your game and offer new possibilities!
Pre-orders are now open and will come with the Transformers Deck-Building Game Bonus Pack #1, featuring the fan-favorite music lover Jazz as a playable character, as well as 4 additional promos for you to encounter as you travel the Matrix.
The game is for ages 13+ and playing time is 45 to 90 minutes.
Diamond Select Toys is known for their wide range of dynamic collectibles. Hasbro is the home of many of the world’s greatest toy and entertainment brands. Now, the two companies will partner up on a new line of collectibles based on some of Hasbro’s biggest names!
The new range will include products based on Transformers, G.I. Joe, Power Rangers, classic animated Dungeons & Dragons, Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, and Jem and the Holograms. Products will include both retro-styled collectibles as well as items based on the newest iterations of the characters. It is DST’s first time working on Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering, two fantasy brands that continue to capture the imagination of fans worldwide.
The new range will span multiple categories of collectibles, including Gallery Diorama PVC sculptures, Premier Collection and Milestones resin statues, Legends in 3D half-scale busts and Minimates mini-figures. The first products will launch in Fall 2021 at comic shops, specialty stores and drug stores worldwide.
The Power Rangers Deck-Building Game is available for pre-order from Renegade Game Studios. Licensed by Hasbro, the game retails for $45 and allows you to battle your opponents with your favorite Rangers! The game allows you to play 1v1, 2v1, and 2v2 with asymmetrical battling where your goal is to crush the other players.
You play cards to generate shards which you use to then purchase other cards to build your deck. Energy is used to attack your foes while other cards are used to power up your cards in attack and defense. Once you attach four cards, you can flip over your card and morph into a Ranger unleashing even greater attacks including Zords!
The game features:
70 Main Deck Cards
40 Starter Cards
12 Oversized Character Cards
12 Signature Item Cards
12 Stun Cards
12 Blade Blaster Cards
6 Zord Cards
6 Master Cards
4 Turn Order Tokens
2 HP/Energy Status Trackers
1 Megazord/Mega Dragonzord Card
1 The Lair Tile
1 Zord Bay Tile
Currently available through CrowdOx, the pre-order closes on December 8 with shipping expected to begin in April 2021. Power Rangers Deck-Building Game is for 2-4 players ages 13+ with games taking 30-70 minutes.
MONOPOLY: STAR WARS THE MANDALORIAN EDITION With Figure
(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available: Fall 2020)
Imagine traveling around a dangerous galaxy where Imperial enemies threaten the safety of THE CHILD. Players can play as THE MANDALORIAN, CARA DUNE, IG-11, or KUIIL. THE CHILD token lets players access their character’s special ability as well as THE CHILD’S unique ability. Buy hideouts, win battles, and earn Imperial credits. The player with the most Imperial credits wins, but if an Imperial enemy gets THE CHILD, the game’s over! MONOPOLY: STAR WARSTHE MANDALORIAN EDITION, inspired by THE MANDALORIAN live-action TV series on Disney Plus, includes a 3.75-inch Retro Collection REMNANT STORMTROOPER figure, with original 1980s figure design and detailing! Includes gameboard, 4 Character tokens, 1 THE CHILD token, 4 Character Ability cards, 1 THE CHILD card, 1 MOFF GIDEON token, 1 INCINERATOR STORMTROOPER token, 1 DEATH TROOPER token, 9 Imperial Enemy cards (1 MOFF GIDEON, 4 INCINERATOR STORMTROOPERS, 4 DEATH TROOPERS) 16 Hideout cards, 20 Signet cards, 75 plastic Imperial Credits, 2 dice, Retro Collection REMNANT STORMTROOPER figure, and game guide. Available exclusively at Hasbro Pulse and shopDisney.
Partnering with Hasbro, the digital board game table features over 50 games with more to come to start. You’ll also be able to download more. There’s no monthly subscription or hourly fee.
Games mentioned include Monopoly, Pandemic, Battleship, Trivial Pursuit, Ticket to Ride, Scrabble, and so much more. Having partnered with Hasbro, it’s many of their classics.
Beyond digital tabletop board games, Arcade1Up has also said the game table features thousands of comics, puzzles, and coloring books. It’s also mentioned a focus on partnering with indie creators as well.
The table can be used by 1 to 6 players and features wifi for ease of connection.
The Infinity Game Table has two main models, a 24″ and a 32″ screen. The 24″ version costs $499 at its basic level with the 32″ being $699. The project has crossed its goal of $50,000 and well on its way to $500,000. It ends on November 30 with a projected delivery of April 2021.
Renegade Game Studios has announced it has extended its partnership with Hasbro and will bring more games based on their properties to the tabletop. With this expanded partnership the G.I. Joe, Transformers, and My Little Pony brands join Renegade’s already successful Power Rangers line to their family of games. New roleplaying and deckbuilding games which will begin hitting shelves in 2021.
Renegade Game Studios and Hasbro first partnered for Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid Miniatures Board Game in 2018 and have released 11 expansions for the game since its debut. First up will be a 5th Edition compatible Power Rangers Role Playing Game and the upcoming Power Rangers Deck-Building Game which will be available to demo virtually at Renegade Con (October 9-11) and Renegade’s Morphin Meet Virtual Event beginning on October 23rd, and on shelves in Q2 2021.
Fans will also be able to enjoy entirely new websites that Renegade will be launching this fall to support the communities for its line-up of Hasbro games. Organized play, achievements, and in-store and at-home events will be added to current programs, such as the current Power Rangers free monthly scenarios and Morphin Monday’s Twitch programs.
Further details will be announced for individual games beginning with the Power Rangers Deck-Building Game, coming available for pre-order in Q4 2020.
HeroQuest is getting a new physical release with updated miniatures through Hasbro‘s HasbroPulse HasLab crowdfunding platform and its Avalon Hill board game division. It’s currently available for those in the US and Canada (minus Quebec) and it’s unknown if it’s coming to other regions.
The updated Heroquest features updated miniatures and scenery though looks to be similar to the original release.
The miniature roleplaying fantasy board game is beloved having been released in 1989 by Milton Bradley and Games Workshop. Designed by Stephen Baker, the game was for 2 to 5 players that had players creating their own dungeon to quest in using tiles, miniatures for furnishings, and figures. The game received numerous expansions as well.
The new edition has two tiers, “Heroic” at $99.99 plus shipping and “Mythic” which costs $149.99 plus shipping.
The Heroic Tier includes the core HeroQuest game system (featuring 71 highly detailed character and furniture miniatures) as well as 4 bonus hero miniatures and 1 exclusive miniature only available during the HasLab campaign.
The Mythic Tier includes the Heroic Tier offer (featuring 71 highly detailed character and furniture miniatures as well as 4 bonus hero miniatures and 1 exclusive miniature only available during the HasLab campaign) as well as 2 game expansions, 2 more exclusive figures, and all available unlocks.
Unlocks include more characters, dice, miniatures, and quests.
(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $39.99 /Available: Fall 2020)
Imagine traveling around a dangerous galaxy where Imperial enemies threaten the safety of The Child, the character fans call “Baby Yoda”. In the MONOPOLY STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN Edition edition board game, players can play as The Mandalorian, Cara Dune, IG-11, or Kuiil. Getting The Child token lets players enhance their character’s special ability and use The Child’s unique ability. Buy hideouts, win battles, and earn Imperial credits. The player with the most Imperial credits wins, but be vigilant! If an Imperial enemy gets The Child, the game’s over for everyone! Available at most major retailers beginning 10/1.