In space, no one can hear your battleship sink. First came Battleship, then came Electronic Talking Battleship, and now comes Batlleship.... Galaxies? Yes, the classic franchise is headed to the stars in a new game of spaceship combat, and there are several reasons to get excited. For one, the brains behind Battleship Galaxies are the creators of Heroscape, the discontinued wargaming system that still holds a large fan base. Also, Hasbro has shown success in creating futuristic versions of their properties. Risk 2210 A.D., published under the Avalon Hill label, is widely regarded as one of the best versions of Risk to date. So how does Battleship Galaxies stack up to the lofty expectations set by its predecessors? Read on for the full review:

Just the Facts:

Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 45-90 minutes
Age: 13 to adult
Publisher: Hasbro
MSRP: $65.00
Release: July 2011

The Gameplay:

Battleship Galaxies attempts to toe the line between comlex strategy found in miniatures combat games and the mass market appeal provided by the Battleship name. In order to do just that, most of the complexity of Battleship Galaxies is hidden in the details. Just take a look at the turn sequence to get a feel for how simple the game can be at first glance:

  1. Gain 10 energy, draw 1 card
  2. Spend energy to deploy ships
  3. Spend energy to move and attack with deployed ships

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When IDW scored the publishing rights for Hasbro's Transformers comics, they definitely made the most of it. Not only have they built up a cohesive timeline of their own Autobots and Decepticon history, but are about to have their 125th issue on the shelves! To mark this occasion, what better way to celebrate than by killing off the leader and most recognizeable Autobot of them all: Optimus Prime? Granted, this is but one of the many, many deaths he's had throughout his storied multi-media career, but it's shaping up to be one of the most epic. It comes at the conclusion of the current Chaos storyline that has been runnign through the Transformers ongoing comic and we can't wait to see how it all goes down! Here's some info, along with some cover art previews straight from our friends at IDW Publishing:

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Megatron returns and Autobots get iced in this five-part miniseries.
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As the action figure and toy industry further takes a foothold in the pop culture market, Hasbro has seen the worth in making their way to the 2011 New York Comic Con! with their marvel, Transformers, G.I. JOE, and Star Wars brands, it's kind of a no-brainer that the company would want to jump all over the crossover appeal that these licenses have with their comic counterparts. the best part? Exclusives! If the SDCC exclusive toys were any indication, then whatever Hasbro has up their sleeves for NYCC will both be exceptionally cool AND incredibly sought after.

HASBRO ANNOUNCES NEW YORK COMIC CON DEBUT AND TITLE SPONSORSHIP OF “NYCC KIDS!”

The Global Branded Play Company to Showcase Its Iconic Pop-Culture Properties at the Convention and Host the National BEYBLADE Championship at New York Comic Con’s “NYCC Kids!”

PAWTUCKET, R.I. – SEPTEMBER 8, 2011 - For the first time at New York Comic Con, Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) will attend the convention at the Javits Convention Center in New York City from October 13-16 to present many of its iconic brands and meet with fans. Hasbro will have a significant booth presence featuring current and upcoming products from its TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE, JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS and KRE-O brands and BEYBLADE, MARVEL and STAR WARS lines. Additionally, Hasbro will host panels for several of its properties and action figure lines as well as offer for sale several HasbroToyShop.com special edition products made for New York Comic Con convention goers.

In addition to its booth exhibition during the main convention, Hasbro will be the title sponsor of New York Comic Con’s “NYCC Kids!” taking place on Sunday, October 16. Within NYCC Kids!, Hasbro will host the National BEYBLADE Championship where semi-finalists from around the country will battle in head-to-head competition to be crowned the BEYBLADE U.S. Champion. The BEYBLADE National Championship winner will be awarded travel to the BEYBLADE World Championship, in Toronto, Canada in March 2012. A worldwide phenomenon, BEYBLADE is a battling tops game with a focus on strategy and high-performance competition. Kids collect, customize and compete head-to-head to be the last BEYBLADE top spinning. Fans can visit www.BeybladeBattles.com for additional information, official rules and kids 8-13 can register for regional qualifier events.

“Hasbro is looking forward to an exciting and substantial presence for its first ever participation in New York Comic Con,” said Jeff Jackson, vice president of U.S. marketing for Hasbro. “As this show continues to grow we’re thrilled to be attending this year to offer our fans the opportunity to engage with Hasbro’s brands in unique ways at both the convention and NYCC Kids! events.”

Hasbro’s NYCC Kids! presence will also offer families the opportunity to experience its new KRE-O TRANSFORMERS line of construction toys and new NERF VORTEX line of disc blasters. More details about Hasbro’s booth, panels, special edition New York Comic-Con figures and other special events at the convention will be released in the coming weeks. Hasbro will be located at booth #302. For more information about New York Comic Con and NYCC Kids!, fans and families can visit www.NewYorkComicCon.com

Stay tuned to MTV Geek! fo all your Hasbro and NYCC coverage!

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Respectfully, we told you this all the way back during SDCC. But for those of you who didn't take a look at our pretty exhaustive SDCC coverage back in July, this Fall, IDW will be bringing you stories set in the universe of the card game that continues to maintain its popularity (contrary to the snarky belief of certain Gizmodo bloggerettes who will remain un-linked here). I know a lot of game developers (and just regular fans) who really get into the deep mechanics behind Magic, so I can see why Hasbro/Wizards of the West Coast and IDW decided that this is the right move for the property.

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It featured so many various Marvel Comics characters, from A-listers to the bottom of the barrel.
After Hasbro's somewhat false start with the line a couple of years ago, after taking the over from Toy Biz, it looks like the Legends will be showing up on toy shelves (and into collector's waiting hands) in early 2012. We recently reviewed the SDCC exclusive Thor Marvel Legend figure, so after entering San Diego Comic-Con 2011 we made a b-line to the Hasbro booth in order to get a glimpse at the series 1 lineup. While there, we were fortunate enough to talk with Dwight Stall, senior production designer for Marvel Legends, Captain America, and Avengers at Hasbro about Series 1, what's coming up, and even some of the Legends that could use a do-over.

MTV Geek: So, we can now see that Marvel Legends are definitely back and we're excited to see them. What Marvel Legends product is Hasbro showing here on the con floor?

Dwight Stall: What were showing off this week at Comic-Con is our wave 1 relaunch of the Marvel Legends.we're going back to the Build-A-Figure format and have some exciting news in all aspects
of this product from packaging to product.

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Hasbro will be introducing STAR WARS VINTAGE REVENGE OF THE JEDI SPECIAL EDITION DEATH STAR COLLECTOR’S PACK!! This pack is a piece of art, I literally think I may just hang the whole thing on my wall at work!!

This Comic-Con special edition figure is the only place to get all 12 short-packed STAR WARS VINTAGE figures in one place, all individually carded with packaging that pays tribute to Kenner’s classic “lost” Revenge of the Jedi backing cards, which bore the original name of Episode VI. In addition, this special DEATH STAR collector’s pack will be the only place to get SALACIOUS CRUMB and the MOUSE DROID on Vintage Revenge of the Jedi mini-backing cards. The other figures included are LUKE SKYWALKER, Han Solo, R2-D2, Darth Vader, B-Wing Pilot, Admiral ACkbar, Boba Fett, Endor Rebel Trooper, Stormtrooper, Wicket THE EWOK, PRINCESS Leia and TIE-FIGHTER PILOT.

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The collection includes:

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- Captain America The First Avenger Assemble Hero Mask

- Captain America The First Avenger Assemble Super Shield Action Figure - Captain America

- Captain America Avengers Assemble Hero Power Captain American Action Figure

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