Hasbro To Reduce Toy Production In China And Move To India And Vietnam

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by SilverOptimus, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. SilverOptimus

    SilverOptimus Movie News Monster Moderator News Staff

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2009
    Posts:
    10,511
    News Credits:
    53
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +10,145
  2. IgnikaMarcus

    IgnikaMarcus Waiting for bite in sales thread.

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2013
    Posts:
    8,523
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Girard, OH
    Likes:
    +9,317
    Ebay:
    For all lines that aren't Transformers, that is.
     
  3. WEEGEE

    WEEGEE Soviet borf comrade

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2012
    Posts:
    9,764
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Smokeyoreo18s shooting range
    Likes:
    +15,564
    Let\'s see how long it takes to get political.
     
    • Like Like x 10
  4. Beastbot X

    Beastbot X 8-Bit NPC Wandering Around the Axe Cop RPG

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2004
    Posts:
    9,760
    News Credits:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    332
    Likes:
    +2,778
    I thought most TFs were already made in Vietnam since... oh, 2014 or so.
     
    • Like Like x 15
  5. GAUGE

    GAUGE ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2006
    Posts:
    16,651
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    357
    Location:
    Phx, AZ
    Likes:
    +13,281
    It's official, Hasbro is in fact: COBRA.

    They are going to take over the world.
     
    • Like Like x 13
  6. IgnikaMarcus

    IgnikaMarcus Waiting for bite in sales thread.

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2013
    Posts:
    8,523
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Girard, OH
    Likes:
    +9,317
    Ebay:
    Takara made that decision. They're in charge of the plastic production side of things.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Hadlen_Weltall

    Hadlen_Weltall Whiskey Powered Mad Genius Gunpla and Cow Master

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Posts:
    10,974
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    Builder's Den
    Likes:
    +14,081
    This decision was on the table back in 2014, then they announced it 2015, but because (and quote) \"trade wars are fun and easy to win!\" ... they\'re expediting their plan.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. Slimaximus

    Slimaximus Headmaster

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2004
    Posts:
    4,445
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +1,360
    Got to avoid those new tariffs
     
    • Like Like x 4
  9. metalwar2010

    metalwar2010 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2006
    Posts:
    2,839
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +2,227
    Ebay:
    Meh. Can quality get any worse in those countries compared to now? We will see.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. ZapRowsdower

    ZapRowsdower Offensively Off-brand

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2014
    Posts:
    4,016
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +2,871
    I imagine when the idea of moving production (back in 2014) came up, everyone was all, "ehhhh... I don't know... really? It's already cheap enough in China..."

    And today, the guy who brought it up is all, "Huh? HUH?!? Who said it was a dumb idea? HUH? Did someone say we shouldn't bother making plants in Vietnam? HUH? How much money did I save the company? HUH?"

    :lol 

    I'd love to be able to gloat like that over a situation I stumbled into fortuitously. :D  Maybe it was a happy accident, but I sure as hell would GLOAT! :D 
     
    • Like Like x 2
  11. Autobot_Goldbug

    Autobot_Goldbug The REAL Goldbug

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2004
    Posts:
    809
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Location:
    Smallville, IL
    Likes:
    +9
    Some Star Wars toys are also already being made in Vietnam
     
  12. jestermon

    jestermon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2006
    Posts:
    9,803
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +1,733
    They act like they didn't make these claims years ago and never did it.

    They had to find someone and something to blame for them not following through.

    It seems to be getting companies to do what they said they were going to.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  13. SaintsIconsNemesis

    SaintsIconsNemesis Toys are Subjective

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2018
    Posts:
    227
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Likes:
    +181
    Instagram:
    don\'t care where it\'s made just don\'t screw us the consumers
     
    • Like Like x 6
  14. solarstorm

    solarstorm Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2008
    Posts:
    3,497
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +1,599
    "Hasbro moves production to India and Vietnam"

    Those tariffs are sure bringing jobs back to America....
     
    • Like Like x 25
  15. ArcanielRE3

    ArcanielRE3 Honorary Autobot

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2019
    Posts:
    412
    Trophy Points:
    122
    Location:
    Nebulos
    Likes:
    +1,600
    Does this change in production territory affect the consumer in any real way? I'm new to collecting, so forgive me if this may come across as a stupid question.
     
  16. octobotimus

    octobotimus # Make Devcon

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2017
    Posts:
    11,353
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    Washington
    Likes:
    +26,665
    Ebay:
    The tariffs won't make stuff skyrocket in price, which was a large worry. Looks like hasbro thought about that.

    (despite a lot of people seeing this as a "whatever" type of news, its a huge thing for the US.
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2019
  17. jestermon

    jestermon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2006
    Posts:
    9,803
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +1,733
    The sad thing is most people don't understand that it is a great thing.

    These companies fight it tooth and nail.

    They will eventually
     
    • Like Like x 2
  18. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

    Joined:
    May 14, 2004
    Posts:
    20,103
    News Credits:
    499
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Location:
    Germany
    Likes:
    +12,329
    So are Transformers toys, as other people already pointed out!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. darthsutius

    darthsutius Minor Sith Lord

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Posts:
    1,100
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +741
    Heaven forbid the day comes when there’s no more under-developed countries to screw over, and we actually have to pay a realistic price for things...
     
    • Like Like x 12
  20. pilot00

    pilot00 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2017
    Posts:
    10,447
    Trophy Points:
    272
    Location:
    Athens Greece
    Likes:
    +9,355
    Believe that after you do it like....five gazillion times, because nobody listens to you the first time, it gets tiring....