Official Announcement of Hasbro Studios and Netflix Deal

We discovered last week that G.I. Joe: Renegades was now available on the Netflix Instant streaming service, much to the joy of G.I. Joe fans everywhere.  Now, we have a few more details behind the decision, including some exciting information about other Netflix offerings throughout 2012.

Multichannel.com reports the following information:

“Netflix will add popular Hasbro Studios series Transformers Prime and My Little Pony to its online instant streaming service as part of a multi-year deal with Hasbro Inc, the companies announced Thursday.

The Hasbro content, which also includes kids-targeted series Pound Puppies, G.I. Joe: Renegades and The Adventures of Chuck & Friends, will be available immediately on Netflix, as well as the Netflix “Just For Kids” section targeted to children 12 and under. The series currently air on the Discovery Communications/Hasbro Inc.-owned Hub network. 

Other series such as JEM & The Holograms, Transformers: Generation 1, G.I. Joe: Real American Heroes,Transformers: Beast Wars and Transformers: Rescue Bots will follow later in 2012, said Hasbro.

“We are very excited to be working with Hasbro Studios,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Content Acquisition at Netflix in a statement. “This deal allows us to offer even more great kids’ programming to our members, both adults and kids alike, including new seasons of My Little Pony, Transformers Prime and Pound Puppies after the season finale airs on The Hub.”

Added Hasbro Studios President Stephen Davis: “We are pleased that consumers will now be able to watch our award-winning programming on Netflix, the leading internet subscription service. We are making our content easy to access, anytime, anywhere and on all platforms where audiences are consuming content and this is a big step forward with our all-screen strategy.”

So for folks who couldn’t be bothered to read through all of that, later in 2012, not only can we expect the new series that appear on the Hub, but we can also expect the original G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero to appear on Netflix Instant streaming!  How cool is that?  And…and…  woah…missed that the first read through… BEAST WARS!!!  NICE!

Glad to see Hasbro expanding the potential audience for their brands, and hope this results in more awareness and possibly an increased attention at mass retail.  Time will tell.  Once again, you can find the original article on Multichannel.com.

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G.I. Joe Convention Website updated and Con Set teaser image posted!!!

Well lookee here!

The G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club has ended a relative silence over the past month or two with a whopper of an update!  The 2012 G.I. Joe Convention website has officially launched, and they’ve posted a teaser image.  That teaser image is HUGE.

It looks like none other than Daina from the Oktober Guard.  Wow.  A modern era style Oktober Guard is something fans have been clamoring for over the past few years, and by the looks of things, we’ll be getting our wish.  I wonder who they might be battling against?

We know that o-ring tooling is more or less gone, so it stands to reason that we’ll be getting a modern era update for these classic characters.  The interesting thing to me will be how the Club writes these characters into the modern mythology.  If they do end up doing updates for the classic characters like Horror Show or Brekhov or Stormavik, will they try and write them into their modern universe considering they died back in the Special Missions comic?  Or are we only going to get Oktober Guard members who are still alive like Daina, Gorky, Misha, and Dragonsky.

I really hope the Club does ignore some of the deaths and gives us modern updates of those classic Oktober Guard characters, but I guess time will tell how they handle it.  I’m just excited that there is some Convention news to discuss!

Check it all out right here, and make sure you keep looking there, as more teasers are bound to be posted, not to mention the full blown convention brochure coming up soon.  JoeCon reveals!  One of my most favorite times of the year!