News Roundup: Angry Birds GO! Series 2 Telepods, Updated info on Angry Birds Stella, & More

I’m Dr. Omega (@dr-omega) and this is your Angry Birds Nest News Roundup for February 24th, 2014. You can find all past news bulletins archived here.

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Angry Birds GO! – GOing Places, or already GOne?

Angry Birds GO! was only released a few months ago, but as we recently reported, there appears to be a Transformers-based update in the works for fall 2014. But is there another update in the works coming sooner? Nester @adrianchau found a batch of Series 2 Angry Birds GO! Telepods at a local toy store. Interestingly, some of the vehicles appear to be snowmobiles.

Angry Birds Go Leaked Telepods v2

Could this mean a winter update is coming as us in the West approach Spring? Rovio previously announced that a multiplayer option would be added in the spring. It’s possible that these Telepods could be for that update, just released early to stores (not the first time for Hasbro). Check out all of @adrianchau’s Series 2 Telepods here.

In the meantime, the latest update to Angry Birds GO! has made some configuration changes that have racers seeing red (the color, not the bird). I put it to you, fellow flingers, are you enjoying the game or are you finding it frustrating? Share your impressions on the Angry Birds GO! Forum.

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Stellapods Video from the New York Toy Fair 2014

As a follow up to our last report on the Angry Birds Stella Telepods, @greeny356 found a video from ChipChick showing the Stella Telepods in action at the New York Toy Fair. It’s also gives us our first good look at Hasbro’s Stella toy line up.

@miezko also found this video and another which gives us our first confirmed names from the game: Luca, Willow, Poppy and what appears to be Gale (the Queen character). Also, the demonstration shows the birds being launched from a swingset rather than a slingshot. It will be interesting to see if this be the new Stella launching system!

Great work you two!

Coming full circle, the video below shows an almost verbatim demonstration from the Hasbro rep; however, it also shows the Angry Birds GO! Series 2 Telepods at the end.

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AB Toons vol. 2 coming to DVD and Blu-ray

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment announced this week the release date for Angry Birds Toons: Season One, Volume Two on DVD and Blu-ray and it’s coming sooner than you think! April 15, 2014 will see the release of the second half of the fist season of Angry Birds Toons, including episodes that have yet to air on the Toons.tv site.

In addition to episodes 27 – 52, there are several behind-the-scenes features and what appears to be a new, never-before-seen holiday toon called “Easter Egg Hunt.” For a full list of the special features, see the press release here.

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App Development: Hunters vs. Hobbyists

For the more technical-minded flingers and racers among you, Vision Mobile brings us an interesting article explaining the two methodologies of app development, using Angry Birds (Hunter) and Flappy Bird (Hobbyist) as the examples.

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Bootleg Transformers

With the possibility of Angry Birds mixing with Transformers, the possible permutations of that partnership excites the imagination as to “what could be.” To that end, ActionFigureChecklist.com offers us some tantalizing glimpses with two galleries of bootleg Angry Birds Transformers toys from China for your viewing pleasure. Here is a gallery of the more classic Transformers style and one more showing some bizarre superhero figure versions.

I’m Dr. Omega and this was your ABN News Roundup. Good night and good flinging!

Tags: Angry Birds Go, Angry Birds Stella, Angry Birds Toons, DrOmega, News, News & Rumors, News Roundup
Category: Angry Birds News & Updates, Angry Birds Stella News & Updates, News

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Comments (23)

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By Joey (@joeyba)

Stella is so feminine with all her accessories (Barbie style). Hope Matilda won’t be jealous :)

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By Keegan

So exciting! Can’t wait to find out the brown bird’s name! That’s the only name left undiscovered, if I’m not mistaken?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Big Brother’s name is Terence.

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By Luqman (@luqman335)

@amslimfordy maybe what keegan mean is the brown bird on the stella poster, and not terence

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

I would consider it an orange owl.

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By Keegan

I was talking about the orange-brownish bird in the Angry Birds Stella poster.
Here’s a pic:http://gadgetsid.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Angry-Birds-Stella-game-release-date.jpg

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)

Just did an eBay search and series 2 GO has not hit yet but patience will be rewarded.

As a side, AB Boba Fett Telepods are becoming more affordable each day. For those that desire one now is the time. Some are not selling for 20.00 dollars.

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

I’ve been keeping a watchful eye, as I have yet to get one. Still can’t seem to find one on ebay for $20 or under. They seem to be around $26 on average, but there are still sellers putting them up for $45, $100+, etc.

Also, Kit Fisto and the Red Shock Trooper two-pack have yet to hit the stores that I can find..

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By Lovableleaf (@lovable-leaf907)

well, Don’t have Angry Birds Go! Series 2 Telepods.

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By Sandeep (@sandeep-kamath)

Angry Birds 2 on Rovio’s official website may mean
Angry Birds Stella
or
Angry Birds the Egg of Darkness
I think the picture in Rovio’s 2014 teaser which showed Red and Chuck with weapons mean Angry Birds: The Egg of Darkness.
You can see its trailer on youtube.

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

@sandeep-kamath – Angry Birds the Egg of Darkness is a fan-made movie and is NOT authorized or created by Rovio. Similar to their Christmas video last year – http://sikoraentertainment.com/film/

Where are you seeing “Angry Birds 2″ on their site? Are you referring to this page? http://www.rovio.com/en/angrybirds2
If so, this page has been up for over a year with no information. I wouldn’t read much into it at this point.

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By Sandeep (@sandeep-kamath)

Ok. Thanks for informing me. :)

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By PK (@pokemonguy93)

“April 15, 2014 will see the release of the second half of the fist season of Angry Birds Toons, including episodes that have yet to air on the Toons.tv site.”
Fist Season? It’s supposed to be first season.
@dr-omega

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By Lorde, ya ya ya! (@lolwutburger)

Reboot where the birds get fists.

By Contributor

I’ve actually seen Easter Egg Hunt before. It was an ad that introduced Golden Eggs to Angry Birds Friends. It’s actually really old (I think 2012).

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By Lovableleaf (@lovable-leaf907)

Dat Cute Blue bird. IT HAS A PIG HAT!

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By Lorde, ya ya ya! (@lolwutburger)

If ever a seperate fanbase of grown men centered at this, I don’t think I want to be any part of this, since my encounter with Bronyism.

nopenopenope

By JuRo

They should put all of Stella’s friends plus the Mighty Eagle into Angry Birds Go! as characters you can win over and play as.

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By Angry Birds Go! (@syafii)

The new episode of Angry Birds Go! is Sub Zero.

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By Angry Birds Go! (@syafii)
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By Chris (@chriss)

I have a question: if you use a telepod to “buy” a kart (I mean to put it into your game instead of buying it in-game), is it already fully updated or do you also have to update it with coins?

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

That’s a good question @chriss. I don’t believe they are upgraded.

By Ivan

Where did u find the series 2 figure packs?!

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