Hasbro launches “More Than Meets The Eye” 35th anniversary campaign with Angela Bassett!
2019 is the 35th year of the Transformers brand, and Hasbro is (transforming and) rolling out the red carpet for the robots in disguise and all the fans that have grown up on or embraced the brand through its three-and-a-half-decade history.
They’re doing this with the More Than Meets The Eye campaign, with videos featuring familiar faces from the brand’s history being uploaded every month in 2019. Designers, comic book creators, even stars from the live-action films, there’ll be a lot of special guests featuring in the year’s campaign.
Indeed, the first video kicking the campaign off features Angela Bassett, the voice of Decepticon invader Shatter from 2018’s live-action Bumblebee movie. The Yale College and Yale University graduate shares what makes her More Than Meets The Eye, and gives us a lot to look forward to as the campaign rolls on.
Read Hasbro’s official press release and watch the video below!
“PAWTUCKET, RI – April 29, 2019 – In honor of the 35th anniversary of the TRANSFORMERS franchise, Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) today revealed a new brand campaign that celebrates how we’re all MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE. The MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE campaign will activate fans, celebrities and the creative minds behind the TRANSFORMERS franchise to embrace and showcase how they are MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE through videos. For 35 years MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE has been associated with the TRANSFORMERS brand and is reinforced across all elements of the franchise.
To kick off the campaign, a video featuring Angela Bassett, who starred in 2018’s critically acclaimed BUMBLEBEE film, debuted revealing how she is MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE. In the video, Bassett mentions that besides being a Golden Globe Award recipient, she is also a graduate of Yale College and Yale University. In BUMBLEBEE, Bassett voiced the Decepticon character SHATTER.
The MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE video campaign will be promoted throughout 2019 – with new videos dropping every month. Fans can expect to see familiar faces – both new and old – who have greatly impacted the franchise over the last 35 years. From individuals involved in the creation of the 1986 Transformers animated movie, to Transformers game designers and comic book creators, a wide variety of people have been tapped to contribute to this campaign.
Each video that is part of this campaign will feature the same call to action – “how are you MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE.” Using #MorethanMeetstheEye, we’re asking fans to post videos to social networks that showcase how they are MORE. Whether it’s a hidden talent, a charitable passion, or a hobby, we’re looking to hear how they are MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE.”