Topic: Hasbro

Hasbro Put the D'oh! in Play-Doh on Christmas With This Penis-Shaped Toy Brand promises a redesign

We posted our list of 2014's biggest brand fails in mid-December, but there was still time for a late entrant—Hasbro's Play-Doh, which slid in under the wire with a Christmas…

January 5, 2015, 8:30 AM EST

G.I. Joe-Themed Episode of Community Is Packed With Retro Awesomeness Fake ads, fake PSA, real entertainment

NBC's Community regularly pays tribute to its characters' pop culture obsessions, but it still came out of left field when the last episode focused on protagonist Jeff's love of G.I.…

April 8, 2014, 12:50 AM EDT

Watch This Vintage 80s Teen Ad for 'Get In Shape Girl' VideoWatch's Stupid Awesome video of the week

Hasbro's Get in Shape Girl was undoubtedly "so appealing." And you'll have trouble not belting out the theme song after watching this vintage 80s ad. Come for the ahead-of-its-time respect for the…

November 15, 2013, 3:07 PM EST

In Monopoly's Battle of the Brands, Carnival Crushes Coke, Nestlé and More Facebook challenge has surprising results

Some of the world’s largest brands are squaring off today in a high-stakes game of ... Monopoly. Well, kinda. To promote its new, brand-centric game, Monopoly Empire, Hasbro is hosting a…

October 8, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT

First TV Commercial for Monopoly's New Cat Game Piece Is Somewhat Anti-Cat Get off the board already!

Your cat loves board games, just not the same way you do. Your beloved feline wants to scatter all the pieces and then park her furry bum in the middle…

September 9, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

Did Ads for Mr. Potato Head Mess Up Our Kids for Good? How toy marketing changed the culture

Mr. Potato Head is such a boob tuber. Turns out everyone's favorite spud, who just turned 60, was, according to Hasbro, the first toy ever promoted with a TV commercial.…

May 2, 2012, 9:35 AM EDT

'60s Ad for Hasbro's Pie Face: 'You'll Never Know When You'll Be Hit!'

With pie attacks all the rage again, perhaps Hasbro will bring back Pie Face, the 1960s game that challenged children to hit themselves in the face with whipped-cream pies. "Turn…

July 19, 2011, 12:43 PM EDT

Trivial Pursuit ponders which sex is smarter

Hasbro is pitting the lads against the lasses in a new campaign for its Trivial Pursuit board game that aims to determine, once and for all, which group is more…

November 5, 2009, 11:33 AM EST