Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner: Toy Industry Hall of Fame Inductee

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  1. AzT

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    Well, good for him. Congratulations, DJ Bumblebee.

    Does anybody else, when seeing an article that uses a grayscale portrait of a person, kind of already prepares mentally in case it's news of their death?
     
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    Is the award for running your company into the ground?
     
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    and lying about it?
     
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    Every time.
     
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    This should be a positive thread.

    *READS COMMENTS*

    Oh. Never mind.
     
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    I saw Goldner's photo in black and white and I immediately thought that he died. Good to know that is not the case!

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    The other two people in the article are dead, so maybe the writer assumed all three were?
     
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    Wow... tough room.

    There's a scene in the new "Ralph Wrecks the Internet" film where Ralph enters the comments section of Buzzztube. He's immediately depressed at how vicious people can be in the comments section. Yeah... the internet comments section writ large all day, everyday.
     
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    My Doctor said my sodium levels are too high so rather than snacking I’ll read some news threads on TFW....

    (Reads thread)

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    Well he increased profits at the cost of quality. Saw a huge run up in Hasbro stock, because the entire market got blown into the biggest stock bubble of all time. Let's not forget that during his tenure the price of a deluxe Transformer went form $9 to $20. He greenlit some of the worst toys in the history of Hasbro.

    Being inducted to a Hall of Fame as a CEO is usually a kiss of death.

    In some cases Siege is a high note, but in others it is a giant kick in the nuts. Goldner presided over the absolute death of Star Wars toys.

    $5.99 for something that used to come packed with a $7.99 Scout class figure? I seem to remember transforming weapon bots coming with my Cosmos, Megatron, Starscream, and Optimus. Yes the Siege bots are a little bigger but $5.99 is insanity. $10 for the MicroMaster two packs is absurd. Judging by the untouched pegs of BattleMaster and MicroMasters at my local Target, I think most consumers agree.
     
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    I pretty much don't want to be a Transformers fan anymore because of Bumblebee. Bumblebee has ruined it for me & there's no sign of anything changing. I don't know who's responsible for going overboard with Bumblebee but Brian & everybody else at Hasbro can kiss my ass!

    I was at Target the other day & had Cog in my hands. I saw the $19.99 price tag & put it down. Normally I would go nuts when finding the latest Generations figures but I no longer care. The new prices are a financial burden. I'm trying to break this habit/addiction. So yeah, thanks a lot Brian & Bumblebee.
     
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    Congrats to him, but also waiting on to see what his 'acceptance speech' or 'gratitude speech' is.
    But definitely big congrats and major applause.
     
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    You mean the pegs that have been up for barely a week?
     
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    Yes. Because where do you see black and white pictures of people these days besides the obituaries page?

    It's looking like a bubble to me too. I don't remember toys, all across the board, having to be so heavily discounted just to move them before the last four or so years.
     
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    ...I don't think Hasbro's the only one who's obsessed with Bumblebee.
     
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    Goldner joined Hasbro in 2000? How the hell am I only learning about this now?! Certainly explains a lot about how he got involved in all this and how he magically rose to become CEO out of seemingly nowhere, that's for sure.

    That said? This entry is hilarious for how deep it had to dig to find anything worth praising.

    Not mentioned: the how. Because really, all he's done is pretty much try to turn Hasbro into an IP holding company that also happens to make toys. And in that respect he's kind of sucked given how well it's all turned out now.

    But where did all that money subsequently go?

    The only two film series he's not afraid of having his name associated with, because the former actually is still technically successful even after the average was brought way down by TLK, and the latter because while it wasn't a smash hit, it's not terrible and in fact was the first AllSpark Pictures (notably not mentioned anywhere in this blurb) film to turn a profit.

    It was not the first AllSpark Pcitures film made. Anybody remember the Jem film, the one that did so poorly they pulled it after two weeks in theatres and scuttled the entire planned merchandise lines associated with it? Guess whose name appears as a producer there as well?

    By hardlining a film series where the most heroic robot is portrayed viciously dismembering his enemies and ripping their faces off - quality family fun!

    What exactly did Goldner have to do with any of this beyond simply be the CEO in 2018? What does any of this have to do with toys beyond Hasbro ostensibly still being a toy company first, entertainment IP holder second?
     
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