Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) has sold over 1 million Telepods. Telepods are action figures that tie into the Angry Birds Star Wars II video game. Telepods let players import their favorite Angry Birds Star Wars characters into the game using the phone or tablet’s camera to scan a QR code.
Angry Birds Star Wars lets you swap characters at any point in the game and the Telepod character gets placed in the slingshot instead of the default bird. Players have to scan the Telepod one time and it is in the game forever. Angry Birds Star Wars II was the first game that allows players to put the pigs in the slingshot, known as the Empire’s “Pork Side” characters.
Hasbro sells Telepods in packs individually or with larger play-sets. Rovio is also selling Telepods for their new game, Angry Birds Go! Hasbro is already selling Telepods for the Angry Birds Go! game, which will be released on December 11th.