Cartoon Network UK Ben 10 Hero Truck Tour Starts 27th July

Cartoon Network UK Ben 10 Hero Truck Tour Starts 27th July

Cartoon Network UK Ben 10 Hero Truck Tour Starts 27th July

Cartoon Network UK Ben 10 Hero Truck Tour Starts 27th July

Throughout the school summer holidays, Cartoon Network UK will be running a Ben 10 tour around the UK called the “Ben 10 Hero Truck Tour”, a specially custom-made trailer branded like The Rustbucket RV motorhome from the animated TV show will be visiting several locations of Toys “R” Us, Tesco and Smyths Toy Superstores. The tour will kick off this Thursday (27/07/2017) at the Tesco Extra branch in Havant, Hampshire and will be visiting an additional 16 locations and will end at the Smyths Toys Superstores branch in Ashford, Kent on Sunday 20th August.

The purpose of the Rustbucket tour is to promote the brand new Ben 10 toy range now available at toy retailers across the UK. The toy range is produced by Playmates Toys and distributed in the UK by Flair (a part of the Giochi Preziosi toy group). Flair has already released a range of collectable “power-up” and “deluxe” figures, “Transform-N-Battle” roleplay items and basic and deluxe versions of the Omnitrix as well as the Rust Bucket playset. The Hero Truck tour will also include an augmented reality experience, where shoppers will be able to transform themselves into their favourite Ben 10 alien. After the UK tour, the Rustbucket will tour around Europe in countries such as Poland, Spain and Italy.

In addition to the tour, branches of The Entertainer, Smyths and Toys “R” Us have put out displays with a Rustbucket design to display the new toy range, kids are able to sit inside the Rustbucket shaped display and pretend that they’re on an adventure that’s out of this world.

Regarding the Ben 10 Hero Truck Tour and the new toy range, Graham Saltmarsh, director of licensing for Cartoon Network Enterprises UK and Northern Europe said:

“We know from our retail partners that immersive fan experiences are in high demand, especially during the summer holidays as parents look for ways to keep their kids entertained. We’re confident these ‘Ben 10’ activations will create a huge sense of excitement as soon as kids arrive at their local store and leave them eager to get their hands on the fantastic new toy range.”

http://www.licensingsource.net/cartoon-network-outlines-ben-10-uk-retail-plans/

http://www.licensemag.com/license-global/cn-preps-ben-10-uk-toy-launch

http://toyworldmag.co.uk/news/cartoon-network-unveils-ben-10-uk-retail-activations/

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Below are all the dates and locations for the Ben 10 Hero Truck Tour in the UK as listed on the official Cartoon Network UK website:

27th July – TESCO Havant Extra (Solent Road, Havant Hampshire, P09 1TR)
29th July – TESCO Swindon Extra (Ocotal Way, Swindon, SN1 2EH)
30th July – Smyths Toys Superstores (5, A, Cribbs Causeway Retail Park, Bristol, BS34 5TX)
1st August – TESCO Cardiff Extra (Excelsior Estate, Cardiff South Glamorgan, CF14 3AT)
3rd August – TOYS R US (Cross Point Business Park, Coventry, CV2 2SR)
4th August – TOYS R US (Meole Brace Retail Park, Hereford Rd, Shrewsbury SY3 9NB)
5th August – TOYS R US (Wyvern Way, Derby DE21 6NZ)
6th August – TESCO Stretford Extra (Chester Rd, Stretford, Trafford M32 0QW)
8th August – Smyths Toys Superstores (Vicarage Ln, Blackpool FY4 4NB)
10th August – Smyths Toys Superstores (Glasgow Fort Shopping Park, G34 9DL)
12th August – Smyths Toys Superstores (Middle Engine Lane, Wallsend NE28 9NT)
13th August – Smyths Toys Superstores (15, Crown Point Shopping Park, Leeds LS10 1ET)
14th August – TESCO Hull Street Stephens Extra (Hull St Stephens Centre, Hull, HU2 8LN)
17th August – TESCO Cambridge Bar Hill Extra (15-18 Viking Way, Cambridge, CB23 8EL)
18th August – TOYS R US (London Road, Ipswich, IP8 3TT)
19th August – Smyths Toys Superstores (1 Staples Corner Retail Park, Geron Way, NW2 6LW)
20th August – Smyths Toys Superstores (Unit 5 Ashford Retail Park, Barrey Road, TN24 0SG)

http://www.cartoonnetwork.co.uk/promotion/ben10tour

Cartoon Network USA San Diego Comic Con 2017 Saturday 22nd July Overview

Cartoon Network USA San Diego Comic Con 2017 Saturday 22nd July Overview

Cartoon Network USA San Diego Comic Con 2017 Saturday 22nd July Overview

Saturday (23/07/2017), was Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 and the Boomerang streaming service’s chance to promote themselves at San Diego Comic Con 2017. First up, was Boomerang, who hosted a Saturday morning cartoons event. Panelists include Bob Bergen (current voice of Porky Pig and Tweety), Jeff Bergman (current voice of Bugs Bunny) and Kari Wahlgren (voice of Dorothy from Dorothy and The Wizard of Oz), attendees also got to see a first look at the brand new Wacky Races series and everyone received a 30-day free trial of Boomerang’s new streaming service, which includes a library of classic animation from Warner Bros, Hanna-Barbera, Cartoon Network and brand new exclusives from Warner Bros. Animation. There were games and a prize giveaway too.

Immediately after the Boomerang panel, was the Ben 10 panel. This was an opportunity for fans to ask questions to Greg Cipes (voice of Stinkfly), John DiMaggio (voice of Four Arms), Montse Hernandez (voice of Gwen), Roger Craig Smith (voice of Diamondhead), Tara Strong (voice of Ben Tennyson), John Fang (executive producer), Joe Casey (writer and co-creator of Ben 10, Man of Action Entertainment). This was an opportunity for fans to find out what’s new with the show and find out more about the new Ben 10 toys that have been released recently and also the new augmented reality app – Ben 10: Alien Experience. There was an opportunity to meet the cast and crew during the autograph session.

Shelby Rabana (voice of Peridot in Steven Universe) did a video tour of the Cartoon Network Booth at the convention, which is modelled after Gar’s Hero Supply and Bodega from Cartoon Network Studios’ latest show OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes.

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Cartoon Network USA San Diego Comic Con 2017 Thursday 20th July Overview

Cartoon Network USA San Diego Comic Con 2017 Thursday 20th July Overview

Cartoon Network USA San Diego Comic Con 2017 Thursday 20th July Overview

Yesterday (21/07/2017) was the first official day of San Diego Comic Con 2017, so here’s a little overview on what happened, yesterday was also Warner Bros. Animation’s main day for animation programming for Cartoon Network. The day started off with a Teen Titans Go! panel, at the panel, the co-creator of DC’s Young Justice – Greg Weisman was asked a question whether the cancellation of the show was because of Teen Titans Go!, he revealed that Teen Titans Go! was in development before Young Justice was even cancelled. Also a new season of Young Justice – Young Justice: Outsiders is currently in development.

Teen Titans Go! fans attending panel were giving a Teen Titans Go! goodie bag, featuring art of the Teen Titans from the original animated series beating up the Teen Titans from the Teen Titans Go! universe.

Greg Cipes (Beast Boy), Tara Strong (Raven) and Scott Menville (Robin) were meeting and greeting fans during the Teen Titans Go! autograph session.

The next panel was for Unikitty, Warner Bros. Animation’s upcoming animated series based on the character of the same name from the 2014 movie – The Lego Movie. People who attended the session got to see the first episode before anyone else.

Lynn V. Wang (producer), Andrea Fernandez (art director), Eric Bauza (voice actor) and Ed Skudder (showrunner), all took part in a Unikitty poster signing session.

The next Warner Bros. Animation panel was for Justice League Action, Cartoon Network’s latest superhero animated show featuring a large bunch of characters from the DC Comics universe.

Afterwards, Rachel Kimsey (voice of Wonder Woman) and Jason Lewis (voice of Superman) and Diedrich Bader (Booster Gold) were also meeting fans at the autograph session.

There was also a panel for the upcoming Lego Ninjago Movie, Lego Senior Creative Director – Simon Lucas was at the panel, later he appeared in the photo shoot with the movie’s cast with some specially created Lego Mini-figures based on all the characters. Convention visitors even took part in a session of Ninjoga (Ninja + Yoga).

TBS also had their animation session at the convention yesterday evening, and J.G. Quintel, the creator of Cartoon Network’s Regular Show revealed a sneak preview of his new show – Close Enough which will premiere in 2018. The show is currently in development at Cartoon Network Studios.

To really prove that Cartoon Network are in town, giant inflatable balloons featuring the faces of the channel’s most famous characters are on display outside the New Children’s Museum in the city.

As yesterday was the first official day of San Diego Comic Con 2017, visitors got to see the OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes themed Cartoon Network booth for the first time, make sure to visit the booth to get some Cartoon Network freebies.

To end the day, there was a Summertime Go! Screening and Costume Contest, this was an opportunity for convention attendees to dress up as their favourite characters and watch some exclusive sneak peeks. Guest judges include Ian Jones-Quartey (creator and voice of Rad for OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes), Greg Cipes (voice of Stinkfly for Ben 10 and voice of Beast Boy for Teen Titans Go!), Zach Callison (voice of Steven for Steven Universe), Deedee Magno-Hall (voice of Pearl for Steven Universe), and Michaela Dietz (voice of Amethyst for Steven Universe) and the voice actor of multiple roles in several shows – Eric Bauza.

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https://www.comic-con.org/