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Lego Harry Potter Collection Remastered for Playstation 4

LHPCollection_KeyArtWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games have partnered to create a remastered version of the video games Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 on one disc exclusively for PlayStation 4.

Gamers can head back to Hogwarts, where they can take on roles from Harry Potter and his friends as they journey through the wizarding world. The game features content from seven books and eight films with enhanced graphics, environments, lighting, and visual effects.

 The LEGO Harry Potter Collection also includes 2 downloadable content packs; a character pack featuring 10 characters including Godric Gryffindor, Harry (Yule Ball), Helga Hufflepuff, Lockhart (Straightjacket), Luna (Lion Head), Peeves, Hermione(Pink Dress), Ron Weasley (Ghoul), Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin and a spell pack that contains five spells including Cantis, Densaugeo, Ducklifors, Melofors, and Tentaclifors.

LEGO Harry Potter Collection will be available on October 18th.

Warner Bros. Releases First DLC Content for Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens

2562Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released the first downloadable content for the Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens season pass.

The Prequel Trilogy Character Pack allows players to play as characters such as Anakin Skywalker, Darth Maul, Jango Fett, Jar Jar Binks, Padme Naberrie, Captain Panaka, and more. Vehicles, including the Naboo Starfighter, will also be playable.

The Freemaker Adventures Character Pack features characters from the Lego animated series. Playable characters include Graballa the Hut, Naare, Baash, and Raam.

The downloadable content is available now for Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Video Game Set to Launch This Summer

LegoDimensionsStarWarsWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and Lucasfilm will release LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens on June 28. The new game allows players to relive the action from the blockbuster, and will introduce new gameplay mechanics and new story content exploring the time between Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, providing additional insight about the new movie and its characters. [Read more...]

Diane Nelson to Head WBCP, Brad Globe to Step Down

Diane_Nelson_195x230Diane Nelson will add the oversight of Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) to her current responsibilities as president, DC Entertainment (DCE), and president and chief content officer, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE). The announcement was made today by Kevin Tsujihara, the chairman and CEO of Warner Bros.

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Warner Bros. Pictures Confirms Release Dates for Upcoming Lego Movies

LEGO_LogoWarner Bros. Pictures has confirmed the release of three new Lego features, including The Lego Movie Sequel, which will be released domestically on May 18, 2018, beginning its worldwide release.

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Christine Kelly to Head Toy and Game Initiatives for National Geographic’s Brand Licensing Division

ChristineKellyNational Geographic has named Christine Kelly as its director of licensing, toys, and games for National Geographic’s Brand Licensing division. In this new role, she has been tasked with National Geographic’s toy business—both licensing and strategic retail partnerships. She will oversee marketing, retail strategy and product development, including new franchises. [Read more...]

Batman Unlimited, DC Super Friends Animated Content to Debut Following Successful Toy Lines

BatmanUnlimited1Warner Bros. Consumer Products, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation have created a wave of new content inspired by toy lines from Mattel and Fisher-Price. Batman Unlimited, based on Mattel’s new toy line, will launch later this year with new made-for-video movies and shorts that will extend the play experience for kids. DC Superfriends, inspired by the Fisher-Price Imaginext toy line, will offer content as a series of shorts. Both lines will debut in the spring. [Read more...]

Thanks to The Lego Movie, Lego Is World’s Largest Toy Maker

LEGO_LogoAs reported by The Wall Street Journal today, Lego is currently the world’s largest toy maker.

Denmark’s Lego A/S said that revenue during the first six months rose 11 percent, boosted by The Lego Movie products. This makes Lego the biggest toy company in the world in terms of both revenue and profit, ahead of Mattel Inc. The jump also puts Lego slightly ahead of Mattel in sales for the first six months of the year.

A sequel to The Lego Movie, The Lego Movie 2, is scheduled for release in 2017, and Warner Bros. has already set the release for the Ninjago movie next year.

The licensing of the movies themselves isn’t a significant element of sales for Lego compared with the sales of movie-related boxes of bricks. Overall first-half sales for Lego rose to 11.5 billion Danish kroner ($2.03 billion) from 10.4 billion kroner in the same period last year, the company said. [Read more...]

Cardinal Industries Turns 70

cardinalIn 1944, a young Les Berger, the founder of Cardinal Industries, started the company in Brooklyn. With his knowledge of plastics, Berger began manufacturing dominoes poker chip racks, hula hoops, and Mah Jongg sets.

Seventy years later, Cardinal has grown to become one of America’s top signature board game and puzzle companies offering more than 400 items including traditional games such as dominoes, checkers, and poker sets, as well as an extensive line of licensed games and lenticular, wood, and basic puzzles. With a worldwide reach Cardinal products can be found throughout North America, Europe, and Austraila. Cardinal has excelled in the licensed puzzle and game arena working with Disney, Marvel, Nickelodeon, Sanrio, Twentieth Century Fox, NBS, Warner Bros, Sesame Street, HIT Entertainment, Lucas, Mattel, and Hasbro, among others.

Warner Bros., TT Games, and Lego to Create Lego The Hobbit

WBIE_Color_LowResWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and The Lego Group are making a new addition to the Lego videogame series: Lego The Hobbit. The game will bring filmmaker Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and the upcoming The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug to life as players are taken on quests and adventures throughout Middle-earth, joining Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the Grey, and Thorin Oakenshield and Company.

Players will even visit key locations from the films, including Bag End, Bilbo’s Hobbit-hole in Hobbiton, as they solve countless puzzles, partake in treasure quests, and battle with orcs, trolls, and other foul things.

Lego The Hobbit is currently being developed by TT Games and will be available on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vista, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and Windows PC and Mac, next year.