SDCC ’15: Hasbro Entertainment Brand Preview Breakfast

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By Nick Eskey Hasbro Entertainment, responsible for many of our favorite childhood toys, treated us press folk to a delicious breakfast accompanied by, of course, toys! Held at Café Sevilla in San Diego’s Gaslamp, the toy breakfast had not only a nice selection of food (yes, be jealous), but some great looking merchandise. Across the […]

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9 Ways Comics Can Still Reach Kids

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By Matt O’Keefe For years there’s been the complaint that comics aren’t for kids anymore. I say that comic shops aren’t (necessarily) for kids anymore. While a lot of what you find in your LCS isn’t geared towards children, there are still a number of avenues where all-ages comics can gain traction. Here are nine […]

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Toy Fair 2014 Part 1: Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, My Little Pony in a mustache and Play-Doh heat up Hasbro

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  Yep, Toy Fair is here again and The Beat trekked over icy veldts to bring  our reads only the VERY FINEST artsy iPhone photos of all the cool stuff. NO LIe. I managed to take like 600 photos in two days…what was I thinking?   But I guarantee I got some news NO OTHER […]

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First Look Toy Fair 2013: My LIttle Pony, Star Wars Black, One Direction, Iron Man, etc

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We’ll have captions in a bit but here’s a look at the Hasbro showroom some new stuff and classics and the biggest Transformer ever!

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The Beat Comic Reviews for 28/11/12: My Little Pony and Hellblazer, together at last!

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This week saw a number of big comic releases from Marvel and DC, but who cares when this was the week My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #1 came out? PONIES, you guys! Ponies all over the place. This week I’ll be reviewing My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #1, Hellblazer #297, Gambit #6 and Masks […]

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Real Life My Little Ponies seen racing across Staten Island

Although shot in that innovative 9:16 ratio that everyone is talking about this TRUE LIFE video of a magical white pony and a zebra racing across a dramatic Staten Island landscape cannot help but remind you that friendship is TRULY magic.

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Pre-Orders for ‘My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’ are gigantic; great news

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I imagine that most people read articles about comic book sales in a darkened room, in a enclosed and private space – perhaps curtained off – so nobody can see their shame. But comics sales aren’t just for predicting cancellations – in the case of IDW’s forthcoming My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, the sales […]

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SDCC12: Watchtower Friday

Lotsa headlines from Google’s finest news sources!

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SDCC 2012: IDW Announce "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" Comic by Katie Cook

Get ready to bray in delight! IDW have announced a new My Little Pony series from Katie Cook and Andy Price!

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Miscellaneous Linkage: Weekend Edition

Some random linkage via Google News. Bronies, professors, movie critics, Grant Morrison, CCI:SD, and otaku and jocks coexisting peacefully in Los Angeles!

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