What was really said: "We have seen that with movie launches, we can drive more sales of related products and get more premium placement in retailers. Now that the United States is no longer the biggest box office draw, we will be focusing on growth in foreign markets. Maximizing stock market performance is paramount to anything regarding quality of product. We can continue to cheapen our toys to the point that a knockoff at Dollar Tree starts to look like a premium product in comparison. People will still buy our IP because we own the logos and likenesses of the characters people want. Charging $9 for the exact same Star Wars figure we used to sell for $5 because we put it in a little tube with a link to a webpage proves that we are awesome." Hasbro is a toy company. Making quality toys at a good price should be the priority, not maximizing stock gains for shareholders. But since Hasbro is a public company, we get what we get. I've never been a fan of Goldner since he took over. Goldner made over $8 million in 2018 and over $6 million of it was from stock and stock options. This year he has sold shares worth over $32 million. His immense salary of $1.5 million pales to the amount of compensation he gets from selling shares of Hasbro. Sorry, but the guy isn't worth that when the majority of toys that have come from Hasbro under his tenure have been absolute trash. The toys that are decent are massively overpriced. Nothing can excuse the abomination of that $30 Han Solo Force Link Millennium Falcon. But since he has come on board, Hasbro stock has tripled and is currently at an all time high. To the executives, that is all that matters. Making quality merchandise takes a huge backseat. The toys won't get better until the bottom line takes a huge hit. I really miss Allen Hassenfeld. He seemed to care a lot more about making good toys than pumping up the stock price of the company.