Look out Star Wars and Indiana Jones fans because Lucasfilm just renewed its relationship with Hasbro!

The Force has made its home at Hasbro. The toy giant has extended its license with Lucasfilm and Disney and will continue with its Star Wars master license for the foreseeable future.  But the fun doesn’t end there because the license now extends to Indiana Jones starting in 2023. Which just so happens to coincide with the release of the fifth movie in the franchise. Check out the press release below:

PRESS RELEASE

PAWTUCKET, R.I. AND LOS ANGELES – January 26th, 2022 – Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) today announced an extended relationship with Lucasfilm, renewing its longstanding licensing deal for Star Wars, and announcing a new agreement to develop products based on the Indiana Jones franchise. As a global master toy licensee for both franchises, Hasbro will continue to create toys and games designed to appeal to fans of all ages for the Star Wars franchise and is excited to start on designs for the Indiana Jones franchise. The Indiana Jones line by Hasbro will be available in globally in 2023, aligning with the release of the highly anticipated new Indiana Jones feature film.

The two companies have a decades-long strategic merchandising relationship, as Hasbro has developed and manufactured toys and games for a variety of entertainment properties from Disney. In addition to the agreements with Disney with respect to the Lucasfilm properties, Hasbro announced a multi-year extension for the Marvel business in 2020 and is continuing its strong Marvel relationship with an impressive slate of upcoming content, products, and more. Hasbro’s collaboration with Disney continues to bring consumers opportunities to express their fandom in all-new ways through Hasbro’s ever-expanding collections of licensed toys and games.

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ERIC NYMAN

“We’re proud to deepen our close working relationship and collaborate with the Disney team to bring innovative and engaging play experiences to kids; fans, and families inspired by some of the world’s most iconic entertainment brands,” said Eric Nyman, Chief Consumer Officer, Hasbro. “In addition to a slate of new collectibles, figures; role play gear, and games for Star Wars and Marvel, it’s an honor to bring Indiana Jones back to Hasbro and help introduce the beloved franchise to a new generation of fans.”

“Disney has long valued its relationship with Hasbro in developing fresh, imaginative products and toys that delight our fans of all ages,” said Stephanie Young, President of Disney Consumer Products, Games and Publishing. “We’re thrilled to continue collaborating with this iconic company—one that will help lift our consumer experiences across the Marvel, Star Wars, and now Indiana Jones franchises to new heights for years to come.”

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INDIANA JONES

The forthcoming Indiana Jones product line marks Hasbro’s return to the franchise; Hasbro last produced Indiana Jones toys in 2008, when Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was released. Prior to that, Kenner, which is now part of Hasbro; made toys for the original Raiders of the Lost Ark film from 1982-1983.

Hasbro is proud to maintain a strong connection with Disney; the creator of some of the most celebrated and everlasting entertainment franchises, and looks forward to continuing its storied relationship with new product lines for Star Wars, Indiana Jones; Marvel, and many more initiatives in the future.

A BRIGHTER FUTURE

This is awesome news. Especially for fans of the 6″ lines Hasbro currently offers. After delivering a line of six-inch scale figures for Star Wars, Marvel, and more recently Ghostbusters; we could be looking at a whole new line of 6″ Indiana Jones figures heading our way next year. And if Hasbro delves into the past four movies, as well as the upcoming fifth installment; we have some very special action figures coming our way soon. And that is an exciting prospect.

Time to start making space on the shelves!

Are you excited about Hasbro’s new deal? Or are you worried about Hasbro’s distribution?  Drop a comment below. We’d love to hear about your Hasbro experiences.

Source: Hasbro

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