AS expected, this supplement just barely mentions the "Thrilling 30". You would think they'd make a bigger point about it, as it's a THIRTY YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, but the focus is decidedly on movie-related products, with honorable mentions to Prime BH.
Anyone else similarly alarmed by how the entire Brand team seems to be run by WOMEN (I'm looking at the "Contacts" section)???? I don't want that coming off as sexist, but when you hire nothing but female executives to run what's ultimately a BOY BRAND, I get a little concerned. Is this forward-thinking hiring or just sexism? I've worked in places that prefer women executives, and I frankly see it as an alarming reversal of male-dominated work forces (with an accompanying array of corresponding issues).
However, this only cements the idea (in my mind) that it's all a business, run by pragmatists, not by hobbyists, and hence the often "bone-headed" decisions (i.e. let's print more Otpimus products regardless of how much is still left on shelves).
This supplement is a giant shaft to collectors. They're just briefly mentioned as the money-bags that bring in more children to see the movies and buy product (rather than main/integral buyers of the products). I keep telling myself I can't be any more disappointed in Hasbro, but stuff like this proves me wrong.
It's like watching a childhood friend get into heavy drugs. You just don't know them anymore.
(I suppose the more apt metaphor would be that it's like watching a childhood friend become a pedophile - you keep waving for their attention, but all they seem to want to do is grab kids).
Sabrblade wrote:That timeline on page 3 sure does omit the Beast Era, the Unicron Trilogy, and Animated, while surprisingly giving Robots in Disguise some love.
I noticed the same thing. You're not implying those elements are going to be in the next movie, are you?
I figured it for sloppy summarization.