Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Toyzaremine, Apr 20, 2010.
The Associated Press: Higher revenue, tax benefit boost Hasbro profit
Good. Now use those profits to complete the ROTF Constructicons.
Yep I can tell by my stocks. Today closed at $40.95!
This, plus expand on the Generations line. I want my damn Jazz action figure.
...and you're welcome, Hasbro.
now make moar new molds... we need them more than just repaints (elita-1 I'm lookin at you!) if they use this in transformers, we may get a bit more of ROTF/Hunt for the decepticons Toys... and then more than just Deluxes in Generations :O it would be great *-*
Always good to hear Hasbro's profits are up. As for what this'll mean for this year's lines, probably nothing. I'd be surprised if most, if not all, of this year's products weren't already in the design process to some degree (they're most likely already in the process of designing next year's stuff).
Now they are going to made new molds for Generations like the Dinobots,Predacons,Combaticons, & Aeiralbots.
Good. Now send the UK those figures you've decided not to release here.
I love how the people clammering for new moulds are seemingly oblivious to the fact that almost 90% of upcoming Hasbro product is brand new moulds.
God job, Hasbro. Here's to a continued profit hike.
I see it as good news bad news.
Good news in that it means the company is healthy so Hasbro can bring us new things and it gives them the money to experiment with new ideas.
Bad news in that a good deal of this comes from movie lines that are really killing my interest in being a toy collector. I like Transformers, GI Joe, and the new smaller Marvel figures, but the Wolverine, Rise of Cobra, Revenge of the Fallen, and Iron Man lines have really dampened my excitement. Some nice figures to be found in the lines for other collections but I just hate when it's all one thing at the expense of everything else.
Sorry it double posted.
Good news, I suppose. Given the many stellar ROTF toys and (what I consider to be) one of the best movie toylines ever (the current Iron Man 2 line), I'd imagine things will continue to look up.
Should've bought stock a long time ago, considering how much I personally contribute to Hasbro's ongoing success.
Yeah, pretty much this for me. I hate that ROTF is popular because of how god-awful the film was and because I really am not a fan of many of the designs, but I'm glad that Hasbro is doing well as a company and have become able to fund production for more of the things I actually like.
I should have done that with all the money I spend on the Universe 1.0 line.
You're welcome, Hasbro. How about dropping those MSRPs a few dollars now?
I think it's already been pretty well established that us collecting nerds aren't the driving force between Transformers, and it's safe to say that none of us personally contributed to the rise of Hasbro's profits. The money you spend on toys doesn't go directly to Hasbro, unless you're buying from HTS only. Retailers buy Transformers from Hasbro, and they buy the toys because TFs are popular with kids, where the majority of TF purchases come from.
Plus, the article says Hasbro's profits are up, not Transformers' profits are up. They have to spread money around to all their major brands, which unfortunately includes other things besides Transformers.
Here's a few things from the article, which I doubt most of you bothered reading.
Nowhere does it say Transformers. Now, I'm not saying Transformers isn't huge, but I'm saying that there are other things Hasbro sells besides Transformers, as I'm sure many of the GI Joe collectors on here know.
Now, let's take a look at the various types of toys that rose this quarter.
As we can see here, boys' toys are only part of Hasbro's revenue, and even then, Transformers probably is only part of it, there's Iron Man 2, GI Joe, Star Wars, ect, ect.
I'm sure GI Joe fans and Star Wars fans are patting themselves on the back and making similar demands of Hasbro now, we need to remember we aren't a massive driving force in everything that happens to Hasbro.
Yeah, we know. It's just fun to see things you personally support doing well.
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Ironically, those items are created by other companies who purchased Hasbro licenses, and their purchase does not result in direct Hasbro profits.
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