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Top Scientists Reveal The Arrival of “Wooshies” On Planet Earth

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The Press Release:
Scientists are baffled by the sudden arrival of a new species of creature at a number of landmark locations all around the world! Apparently called the Wooshi (Woooooooo-sheeeeee), scientists theorize that the Wooshi may well have originated in the heretofore only theoretical dimension of Gor. Since their discovery, researchers have determined that while the Wooshi are generally well-intentioned, their enthusiasm, energy, and general ham-handedness can make for chaotic and frenetic outcomes for the people they come into
contact with – BEWARE THE WOOSHI!!!

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An unprecedented discovery, the Wooshi are neither animal or mineral (but slightly bigger than a breadbox), and while still undefined zoologically, they can be described to be short in stature (stocky comes to mind), concerningly if not annoyingly intelligent (bordering on cocky), and apparently fluent in English! Having mysteriously popped up at multiple locations globally, scientists are still struggling to confirm the exact number of Wooshi amongst us, but they guesstimate an oddly exact headcount of 11,111 Wooshi currently on Earth – HOW MANY MORE MIGHT COME?!?
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Super Impulse Pushes A Pet Rock Adoption Initiative

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The Press Release:
Super Impulse, the toy giant behind the Original Classic Pet Rock has been a leader in the collectibles and licensing market for over 25 years! The Pet Rock, amongst many of their other products has quickly become a must-have! From pop-culture appearances (Gru from Despicable Me, Bake Squad Season 2 and now Everything Everywhere All At Once) the Pet Rock is quickly making a resurgence.

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Hasbro Teams Up With The NBA and NBPA For New “Starting Lineup” Collectibles

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The Press Release:
Today, Hasbro, Inc., has announced a partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) for the highly anticipated re-launch of Starting Lineup, an iconic sports collectibles brand. The Starting Lineup collectible will also include an exclusive, officially licensed Panini NBA trading card. Launching this fall in partnership with Fanatics, a global digital sports platform, the Starting Lineup brand will feature legendary NBA superstars as part of its first wave of figures and will be available for pre-order starting September 22 exclusively on Hasbro Pulse and across the Fanatics network of online sites, including Fanatics.com and official league stores.

“The NBA and NBPA are tremendous partners for the return of the Starting Lineup brand, and we cannot wait for fans to experience some of the biggest names in the league as action figures,” said Eric Nyman, President and COO of Hasbro. “The return of one of the most beloved sports collectibles brands of all time would not be complete without the inclusion of fan-favorite NBA superstars.”
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Hasbro & J Balvin Reveal “J Balvintron” Decepticon Collaboration

The Press Release:
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), and NTWRK, North America’s premiere livestream shopping platform, today announced the first TRANSFORMERS Collaborative music-inspired item – the J Balvin Mash-Up, J Balvintron 3-Pack. Hasbro and NTWRK have partnered with J Balvin, one of the most influential and successful Latin artists, to bring this truly special blend of music-inspired toy and “More Than Meets the Eye” worlds together for fans.

Sound waves combine in this TRANSFORMERS-J Balvin mash-up pack! “Reggaeton’s global ambassador” joins the DECEPTICONS as the TRANSFORMERS robot, J BALVINTRON. This DECEPTICON wields the power of rhythm to crush his enemies! The 7-inch tall Soundwave-inspired figure converts into cassette player mode in 6 steps and features deco and details inspired by J Balvin – including packaging inspired by J Balvin’s rainbow color scheme and his iconic smiley face icon with lightning bolt eyes. He comes with two mini cassette figures, with deco inspired by albums “Energia” and “Vibras”. The Energia Buzzsaw converts to condor mode in 4 steps, and Vibras Stripes converts to tiger mode in 3 steps. The figure also includes a blaster accessory and two rainbow blast effects.

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Jazwares Unveils First Details on BLACKPINK Korean Girl Group’s Collectibles & Toys

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The Press Release:
South Korean girl group BLACKPINK has taken the world by storm, breaking records around the world and inspiring millions with their cool, empowering songs and style. At New York Toy Fair, toy company Jazwares is unveiling a first look at a new line of collectibles and toys inspired by YG Entertainment’s hit K-pop group.

Authentic, cool and chic, the BLACKPINK collection draws on the group members’ personalities both on and off the stage for products that will appeal to both die-hard BLINKS and casual fans. In creating the collection, Jazwares was inspired by each girls’ look, personality and talent and sought to bring their most iconic moments to life through toys and collectibles. For the dolls, each girl is represented through looks from BLACKPINK’s top singles, “Kill This Love,” “DDU-DU DDU-DU,” and “BOOMBAYAH,” resulting in 24 stylized outfits that can be mixed and matched. At launch, the line will include microphone mystery figures, heart surprise figure & accessories, light-up plush heart with additional collectible items coming soon including:
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