Hasbro Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on Common Shares

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PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.43 per common share. The dividend will be payable on February 17, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 3, 2015.

About Hasbro

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company dedicated to fulfilling the fundamental need for play for children and families through the creative expression of the Company's world class brand portfolio, including TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY, PLAY-DOH, MY LITTLE PONY, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF and LITTLEST PET SHOP. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative play and entertainment experiences, in a variety of forms and formats, anytime and anywhere. The Company's Hasbro Studios is responsible for entertainment brand-driven storytelling around Hasbro brands across television, film, commercial productions, and short-form. Through the company's deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens." Learn more at www.hasbro.com and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro).

© 2014 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Re: Hasbro Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on Common Shares (1648590)
Posted by william-james88 on February 9th, 2015 @ 7:57am CST
Hasbro has just released their 2014 year end financial report, along with their Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2014 Product Category Performance.

The largest increas over the previous year was in the Boys category (20%) and the Transformers brand is highlighted as a major contributor to this. The following quote also lists Rescue Bots as having well performed but not enough to offest losses in other prescholl toys.


Full-year 2014 Boys category revenues increased 20% to $1.48 billion. Growth in TRANSFORMERS, NERF and MARVEL properties more than offset declines in BEYBLADE.

Games category revenues declined 4% for the year to $1.26 billion. Growth in Franchise Brands MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY, as well as SIMON and THE GAME OF LIFE in 2014, was offset by declines in DUEL MASTERS, TWISTER and ANGRY BIRDS games.

2014 Girls category revenues grew 2% to $1.02 billion. Revenue growth in MY LITTLE PONY, MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS, NERF REBELLE and the introduction of PLAY-DOH DOHVINCI offset declines in FURBY.

Preschool category revenues decreased 4% to $510.8 million for the full-year 2014. PLAY-DOH and TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS revenue growth was more than offset by declines in other Preschool initiatives, including core PLAYSKOOL and SESAME STREET products.


Below is the entire report.

Hasbro Reports Revenue, Operating Profit and Net Earnings Growth for Full Year 2014

2014 full-year net revenues increased 5% to $4.28 billion compared to 2013 revenues of $4.08 billion; Absent a negative $93.4 million impact of Foreign Exchange, 2014 net revenues grew 7%;
2014 revenues grew in all major operating segments: U.S. and Canada, International and Entertainment and Licensing; Emerging Markets revenues increased 20%;
Franchise Brand revenues grew 31% for full-year 2014; Boys and Girls category revenues increased;
2014 adjusted operating profit increased 7%; Adjusted net earnings increased 10% to $408.7 million or $3.15 per diluted share; As reported, operating profit increased 36% and net earnings increased 45% to $415.9 million or $3.20 per diluted share;
Company Board of Directors raises quarterly dividend 7% or $0.03 per share to $0.46 per share;
Board authorizes additional $500 million in share repurchase authorization;
In 2014 Hasbro returned $677.6 million of cash to shareholders through $216.9 million in dividend payments and $460.7 million for the repurchase of 8.5 million shares of common stock. Cash at year end 2014 was $893.2 million.
PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today reported financial results for the full year and fourth quarter 2014. Net revenues for the full-year 2014 increased 5% to $4.28 billion compared to $4.08 billion in 2013. Excluding a negative $93.4 million impact from foreign exchange, 2014 revenues increased 7%.

As reported net earnings for the full-year 2014 were $415.9 million, or $3.20 per diluted share, compared to $286.2 million, or $2.17 per diluted share, in 2013. Adjusted net earnings for the full-year 2014 were $408.7 million, or $3.15 per diluted share. Adjusted net earnings exclude pre-tax charges of $28.3 million associated with restructuring of the Company's joint venture television network and $5.2 million associated with other restructuring activities which were more than offset by a pre-tax benefit of $36.0 million from the sale of licensed rights for intellectual property and $6.6 million in favorable tax adjustments related to tax exam settlements.

Net earnings for the full-year 2013 include pre-tax charges of $36.7 million associated with restructuring, $7.0 million of related pension costs, $61.1 million associated with the settlement of an adverse arbitration award, $40.6 million of charges related to certain non-strategic brands as well as a $23.6 million favorable tax adjustment. Excluding these items, 2013 adjusted net earnings were $372.4 million, or $2.83 per diluted share.

"2014 was a good year for Hasbro. We grew revenues, profitability and returned significant capital to our shareholders," said Brian Goldner, Hasbro's President and Chief Executive Officer. "These results highlight the power of building innovative brand experiences based firmly in global consumer insights and supported by compelling stories. Investments in our brand blueprint are unlocking value in our brand portfolio and we begin 2015 well positioned to capitalize on our efforts in ‘Creating the World's Best Play Experiences.'"

"The underlying strength of Hasbro's brands and financials enabled us to grow revenues and earnings despite a significant fourth quarter negative impact from foreign exchange," said Deborah Thomas, Hasbro's Chief Financial Officer. "In 2014, foreign exchange had a $93 million negative impact on revenues and approximately a $25 million negative impact on net earnings. Despite this, our focus on profitable growth delivered our highest operating profit margin in recent years, while generating $454 million in operating cash flow. In 2015, we have tremendous brand initiatives and entertainment upon which to capitalize, but anticipate foreign exchange will remain a significant headwind throughout the year."

Fourth Quarter 2014 Financial Results

For the fourth quarter 2014, net revenues increased 1% to $1.30 billion versus $1.28 billion in 2013. Excluding a negative $75.4 million impact from foreign exchange, fourth quarter 2014 revenues increased 7%.

As reported net earnings for the fourth quarter 2014 were $169.9 million, or $1.34 per diluted share, compared to $129.8 million, or $0.98 per diluted share, in 2013. Adjusted net earnings for the fourth quarter were $154.9 million, or $1.22 per diluted share. Adjusted net earnings exclude pre-tax charges of $16.8 million associated with restructuring of the Company's joint venture television network and $5.2 million associated with other restructuring activities which were more than offset by a pre-tax benefit of $36.0 million from the sale of licensed rights for intellectual property and $6.9 million in favorable tax adjustments related to tax exam settlements.

Fourth quarter 2013 as reported net earnings included pre-tax charges of $48.8 million associated with restructuring and related pension costs and product-related charges, and a benefit of $15.4 million related to the settlement of an adverse arbitration award for less than the previously recorded charge. Excluding these items, as adjusted fourth quarter 2013 net earnings were $148.8 million, or $1.12 per diluted share.

Full-Year 2014 Major Segment Performance

Net Revenues ($ Millions) Operating Profit ($ Millions)
FY 2014 FY 2013 % Change FY 2014 FY 2013 % Change
U.S. and Canada $ 2,022.4 $ 2,006.1 +1 % $ 334.7 $ 313.7 +7 %
International $ 2,023.0 $ 1,873.0 +8 % $ 270.5 $ 235.5 +15 %
Entertainment and Licensing $ 219.5 $ 191.0 +15 % $ 60.6 $ 45.5 +33 %

Note: The impact on full-year 2014 and 2013 segment operating profit from restructuring of equity method investment and restructuring, pension curtailment and settlement, product-related and arbitration award settlement charges is outlined in the attached table: Restructuring of Equity Method Investment and Restructuring, Pension Curtailment and Settlement, Product-related and Arbitration Award Settlement Charges - by Segment.

Full-year 2014 U.S. and Canada segment net revenues increased 1% to $2.02 billion compared to $2.01 billion in 2013. Growth in the Boys category offset declines in the Girls, Games and Preschool categories. The U.S. and Canada segment reported operating profit growth of 7% to $334.7 million, or 16.5% of revenues, compared to $313.7 million, or 15.6% of revenues, in 2013.

International segment net revenues increased 8% to $2.02 billion compared to $1.87 billion in 2013. Revenues grew 13% excluding a negative $87.7 million impact from foreign exchange. Revenues in the International segment reflect 6% growth in Europe, 14% growth in Latin America and 10% growth in the Asia Pacific region, as well as growth in the Boys, Girls and Preschool categories, partially offset by a decline in the Games category. In total, Emerging Markets revenues increased 20% to $689.8 million. The International segment reported operating profit growth of 15% to $270.5 million, or 13.4% of revenues, compared to $235.5 million, or 12.6% of revenues, in 2013.

Entertainment and Licensing segment net revenues increased 15% to $219.5 million compared to $191.0 million in 2013. The segment primarily benefited from growth in lifestyle licensing globally. The Entertainment and Licensing segment reported 33% operating profit growth to $60.6 million, or 27.6% of revenues, compared to $45.5 million, or 23.8% of revenues, in 2013.

Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2014 Product Category Performance

Net Revenues ($ Millions)
Q4 2014 Q4 2013 % Change FY 2014 FY 2013 % Change
Boys $421.9 $349.1 +21% $1,484.0 $1,237.6 +20%
Games $418.3 $437.4 -4% $1,259.8 $1,311.2 -4%
Girls $312.4 $348.8 -10% $1,022.6 $1,001.7 +2%
Preschool $146.0 $146.4 -- $510.8 $531.6 -4%

Full-year 2014 Boys category revenues increased 20% to $1.48 billion. Growth in TRANSFORMERS, NERF and MARVEL properties more than offset declines in BEYBLADE.

Games category revenues declined 4% for the year to $1.26 billion. Growth in Franchise Brands MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY, as well as SIMON and THE GAME OF LIFE in 2014, was offset by declines in DUEL MASTERS, TWISTER and ANGRY BIRDS games.

2014 Girls category revenues grew 2% to $1.02 billion. Revenue growth in MY LITTLE PONY, MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS, NERF REBELLE and the introduction of PLAY-DOH DOHVINCI offset declines in FURBY.

Preschool category revenues decreased 4% to $510.8 million for the full-year 2014. PLAY-DOH and TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS revenue growth was more than offset by declines in other Preschool initiatives, including core PLAYSKOOL and SESAME STREET products.

Dividend and Share Repurchase

In 2014, Hasbro returned $677.6 million to shareholders including $216.9 million in cash dividends. Hasbro's Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.46 per common share. This represents an increase of $0.03 per share, or 7%, from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.43 per common share. The dividend will be payable on May 15, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 1, 2015.

In addition, the Board of Directors has authorized the Company to repurchase an additional $500 million of its common stock. At year-end, $64.2 million remained available in the current share repurchase authorization. In 2014, Hasbro repurchased 8.5 million shares at a total cost of $460.7 million and an average price of $54.26 per share.

Conference Call Webcast

Hasbro will webcast its fourth quarter and full-year 2014 earnings conference call at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time today. To listen to the live webcast and access the accompanying presentation slides, please go to http://investor.hasbro.com. The replay of the call will be available on Hasbro's web site approximately 2 hours following completion of the call.

About Hasbro

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH and TRANSFORMERS and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive lifestyle licensing program, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection for children and families around the world. The Company's Hasbro Studios creates entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film and more. Through the Company's commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. Learn more at http://www.hasbro.com and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews).

© 2015 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Certain statements in this release contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include expectations concerning the Company's potential performance in the future, including with respect to anticipated future benefits from investments in the Company's business and strategic efforts to grow the Company's brand portfolio and content delivery over the longer-term, and the Company's ability to achieve its other financial and business goals and may be identified by the use of forward-looking words or phrases. The Company's actual actions or results may differ materially from those expected or anticipated in the forward-looking statements due to both known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Specific factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to: (i) the Company's ability to design, develop, produce, manufacture, source and ship products on a timely and cost-effective basis, as well as interest in and purchase of those products by retail customers and consumers in quantities and at prices that will be sufficient to profitably recover the Company's costs; (ii) downturns in economic conditions affecting the Company's markets which can negatively impact the Company's retail customers and consumers, and which can result in lower employment levels, lower consumer disposable income and spending, including lower spending on purchases of the Company's products; (iii) other factors which can lower discretionary consumer spending, such as higher costs for fuel and food, drops in the value of homes or other consumer assets, and high levels of consumer debt; (iv) potential difficulties or delays the Company may experience in implementing cost savings and efficiency enhancing initiatives; (v) other economic and public health conditions or regulatory changes in the markets in which the Company and its customers and suppliers operate which could create delays or increase the Company's costs, such as higher commodity prices, labor costs or transportation costs, or outbreaks of disease; (vi) currency fluctuations, including movements in foreign exchange rates, which can lower the Company's net revenues and earnings, and significantly impact the Company's costs; (vii) the concentration of the Company's customers, potentially increasing the negative impact to the Company of difficulties experienced by any of the Company's customers or changes in their purchasing or selling patterns; (viii) consumer interest in and acceptance of the Discovery Family Channel, and programming created by Hasbro Studios, and other factors impacting the financial performance of the network and Hasbro Studios; (ix) the inventory policies of the Company's retail customers, including retailers' potential decisions to lower their inventories, even if it results in lost sales, as well as the concentration of the Company's revenues in the second half and fourth quarter of the year, which coupled with reliance by retailers on quick response inventory management techniques increases the risk of underproduction of popular items, overproduction of less popular items and failure to achieve compressed shipping schedules; (x) delays, increased costs or difficulties associated with any of our or our partners' planned digital applications or media initiatives; (xi) work disruptions, which may impact the Company's ability to manufacture or deliver product in a timely and cost-effective manner; (xii) the bankruptcy or other lack of success of one of the Company's significant retailers which could negatively impact the Company's revenues or bad debt exposure; (xiii) the impact of competition on revenues, margins and other aspects of the Company's business, including the ability to offer Company products which consumers choose to buy instead of competitive products, the ability to secure, maintain and renew popular licenses and the ability to attract and retain talented employees; (xiv) concentration of manufacturing for many of the Company's products in the People's Republic of China and the associated impact to the Company of social, economic or public health conditions and other factors affecting China, the movement of products into and out of China, the cost of producing products in China and exporting them to other countries; (xv) the risk of product recalls or product liability suits and costs associated with product safety regulations; (xvi) the impact of other market conditions, third party actions or approvals and competition which could reduce demand for the Company's products or delay or increase the cost of implementation of the Company's programs or alter the Company's actions and reduce actual results; (xvii) the impact of litigation or arbitration decisions or settlement actions; and (xviii) other risks and uncertainties as may be detailed from time to time in the Company's public announcements and Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") filings. The Company undertakes no obligation to make any revisions to the forward-looking statements contained in this release or to update them to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this release.

This press release includes a non-GAAP financial measure as defined under SEC rules, specifically EBITDA. EBITDA represents net earnings attributable to Hasbro, Inc. excluding net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests, interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization. As required by SEC rules, we have provided reconciliation on the attached schedule of this measure to the most directly comparable GAAP measure. Management believes that EBITDA is one of the appropriate measures for evaluating the operating performance of the Company because it reflects the resources available for strategic opportunities including, among others, to invest in the business, strengthen the balance sheet, and make strategic acquisitions. However, this measure should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, or superior to, net earnings or other measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP as more fully discussed in the Company's financial statements and filings with the SEC. As used herein, "GAAP" refers to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

The press release also includes the Company's costs and expenses, operating profit, net earnings and diluted earnings per share excluding the impact of charges related to the restructuring of the Company's investment in the Hub Network joint venture in 2014, charges related to restructuring activities in both 2014 and 2013, restructuring related pension charges in 2013, product-related charges in 2013 from brands which the Company exited or have reduced expectations, charges related to the settlement of an adverse arbitration award in 2013, a gain on sale of intellectual property license rights in 2014, and certain favorable tax adjustments in both 2014 and 2013 related to the settlement of tax examinations. Management believes that presenting this data excluding these charges, benefits and tax adjustments assists investors in understanding the performance of the Company's underlying business and the results of operations.
Re: Hasbro Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on Common Shares (1677079)
Posted by mooncake623 on April 20th, 2015 @ 8:02am CDT
Hasbro Reports Revenue and Operating Profit Growth for the First Quarter 2015

* First quarter 2015 revenues grew 5% to $713.5 million; Absent a negative $62.6 million impact of foreign exchange, first quarter 2015 revenues grew 14%

* Revenue and operating profit grew in the U.S. and Canada and Entertainment and Licensing Segments; International segment revenues increased 20% absent foreign exchange

* Franchise Brand revenues grew 20%; Boys, Games and Preschool category revenues increased in the quarter

* Operating profit increased 25%; Net earnings of $26.7 million or $0.21 per diluted share; Net earnings increased 43% excluding $13.5 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, of favorable tax adjustments in the first quarter 2014


*Generated $315.3 million in operating cash flow; $1.1 billion in cash at quarter end

*Repurchased approximately 436,000 shares of common stock at a total cost of $25.2 million and an average price of $57.80 per share.


PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today reported financial results for the first quarter 2015. Net revenues for the first quarter 2015 increased 5% to $713.5 million versus $679.5 million in 2014. Excluding a negative $62.6 million impact from foreign exchange, revenues increased 14%.

Net earnings for the first quarter 2015 were $26.7 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, compared to $32.1 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, in 2014. Net earnings for the first quarter 2015 increased 43% versus adjusted net earnings of $18.6 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, in 2014. As reported first quarter 2014 net earnings included favorable tax adjustments of $13.5 million or $0.10 per diluted share.

"2015 is off to a good start with continued momentum in our business, led by growth in all of our Franchise Brands and the underlying strength in demand across international markets, including the emerging markets," said Brian Goldner, Hasbro's President and Chief Executive Officer. "For the first quarter, we grew revenue, improved profitability and delivered growth in adjusted net earnings despite significant foreign exchange headwinds. While the first quarter is the least significant quarter of the year, the global Hasbro team delivered a strong start to the year."

"Our first quarter results highlighted the strength of our brands, our global reach and our balance sheet," said Deborah Thomas, Hasbro's Chief Financial Officer. "Foreign exchange did negatively impact both revenues and earnings in the quarter; however, several factors helped mitigate the negative impact to profitability. These included the continued momentum in our Franchise Brands, the benefit of favorable foreign exchange product cost hedges and a larger contribution of higher-margin Entertainment and Licensing revenues. Our first quarter results keep us on track to achieve our previously stated targets."
Re: Hasbro Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on Common Shares (1677087)
Posted by Shockwave7 on April 20th, 2015 @ 8:53am CDT
That's what can happen, Hasbro - when you stop making crappy stuff like the AoE line and put out stuff that people will actually BUY, like the CW line....
Re: Hasbro Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on Common Shares (1677090)
Posted by peaces on April 20th, 2015 @ 9:00am CDT
it would be higher if not for the dock strike
Re: Hasbro Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on Common Shares (1677094)
Posted by omega666 on April 20th, 2015 @ 9:35am CDT
Shockwave7 wrote:That's what can happen, Hasbro - when you stop making crappy stuff like the AoE line and put out stuff that people will actually BUY, like the CW line....


And mark them up 50 to 100% with 50% less plastic and quality.
Re: Hasbro Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on Common Shares (1677098)
Posted by peaces on April 20th, 2015 @ 9:43am CDT
i agree except i think the quality is outstanding in cw. rid is pure shit.
Re: Hasbro Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on Common Shares (1677120)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on April 20th, 2015 @ 12:37pm CDT
Hasbro would make a lot more if they made sure their products were stocked on shelves & stopped overpricing every thing.
Re: Hasbro Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on Common Shares (1677141)
Posted by Deathsaurus1 on April 20th, 2015 @ 1:33pm CDT
At my local toysrus, all deluxes are $19.99. Aoe voyagers are $29.99, while Combiner wars voyagers are $24.99.
I am really worried about the masterpiece releases this year. I hope mp bluestreak isn't $90+

Everywhere else, deluxes are $14.99 and voyagers $24.99

The quality of combiner wars figures isn't that great either.The plastic they are made of is fine but the damn loose joints really bug me.

Good to see hasbro is making profit though
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Posted by Slashercon on April 20th, 2015 @ 1:43pm CDT
Deathsaurus1 wrote:At my local toysrus, all deluxes are $19.99. Aoe voyagers are $29.99, while Combiner wars voyagers are $24.99.
I am really worried about the masterpiece releases this year. I hope mp bluestreak isn't $90+

Everywhere else, deluxes are $14.99 and voyagers $24.99

The quality of combiner wars figures isn't that great either.The plastic they are made of is fine but the damn loose joints really bug me.

Good to see hasbro is making profit though


My Toys R Us still has previous Generations figures (and I when I mean figures, I mean Rattrap) that are $12.99, but the Generations figures are also $19.99. The huge gap in prices is insane. The Voyagers are also like yours in that the AOE voyagers are $30.00 while the combiner War are $24.99.

At Kmart, the Combiner wars deluxes are $17.99 though. At least at Walmart and Target they're $14.99.

It's also worth noting that of the three figures I have from the line, none suffer from severly loose joints. It sadly might be your batch of figures.
Re: Hasbro Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on Common Shares (1677153)
Posted by Deathsaurus1 on April 20th, 2015 @ 1:52pm CDT
Slashercon wrote:
Deathsaurus1 wrote:At my local toysrus, all deluxes are $19.99. Aoe voyagers are $29.99, while Combiner wars voyagers are $24.99.
I am really worried about the masterpiece releases this year. I hope mp bluestreak isn't $90+

Everywhere else, deluxes are $14.99 and voyagers $24.99

The quality of combiner wars figures isn't that great either.The plastic they are made of is fine but the damn loose joints really bug me.

Good to see hasbro is making profit though


My Toys R Us still has previous Generations figures (and I when I mean figures, I mean Rattrap) that are $12.99, but the Generations figures are also $19.99. The huge gap in prices is insane. The Voyagers are also like yours in that the AOE voyagers are $30.00 while the combiner War are $24.99.

At Kmart, the Combiner wars deluxes are $17.99 though. At least at Walmart and Target they're $14.99.

It's also worth noting that of the three figures I have from the line, none suffer from severly loose joints. It sadly might be your batch of figures.


I always get a bad batch lol. My toysrus has only RID, CW, and AOE.

My walmart has a ton of rattraps and tankors
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Posted by mooncake623 on April 20th, 2015 @ 2:50pm CDT
During the Hasbro 2015 Q1 Earnings Conference Call held earlier today, Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner, talks about the Transformers Cinematic Universe and their plans for Transformers 5 in 2017. In the Q&A section of the conference call, Analyst Drew Crum from Stifel Financial Corp. asked "Any update on a Transformers sequel film?"

Here is Brian Goldner's response

Sure. Our plan right now with the studio and film makers, you may have read something about some writers being hired. We have in fact brought in a to lead a group of writers to really create a strategic plan around Transformers many we think there's any number of stories to be told. It's a brand that's been around for 30 years with amazing Cannon and mythology. We would expect the sequel to transformer movie to happen in 2017.


Hasbro shares are up 12.38% to $74.06 since it's close of $65.89 on Friday reaching a new record high since the announcements of their 2015 Q1 Earnings this morning and adding more then $700 Million to the company's market valuations!
You can read the entire Hasbro Earnings Report: Q1 2015 Conference Call Transcript here!

Remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates!
Re: Hasbro Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on Common Shares (1677195)
Posted by shockblast2 on April 20th, 2015 @ 3:21pm CDT
Would anyone else care to argue with the FACT that corporate greed and shareholder dividends are not the reason for insane price increases with the Transformers brand since 2007?

Or are you sticking with the material price BS that they use to rebuff anyone who asks? I can tell you first hand that is a LIE. Why? Because I run the AP department of one of the worlds largest plastics injection molders and I have been doing so for almost ten years. I see the prices of EVERYTHING that comes in and out of this facility. And resin has not increased much, and in some cases has went down, since 2010. Let alone mold costs or salaries for the average engineer or CAD design tech.

So, tell us another lie Hasbro.......
Re: Hasbro Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on Common Shares (1677197)
Posted by shockblast2 on April 20th, 2015 @ 3:25pm CDT
Well, their price increase was about 5%, so why is this a revelation?

Keep this up and by 2020 we will be paying 19.99 for a deluxe, just so we can have the honor of lining the pockets of the upper management of Hasbro.
Re: Hasbro Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on Common Shares (1677198)
Posted by mooncake623 on April 20th, 2015 @ 3:26pm CDT
shockblast2 wrote:Would anyone else care to argue with the FACT that corporate greed and shareholder dividends are not the reason for insane price increases with the Transformers brand since 2007?

Or are you sticking with the material price BS that they use to rebuff anyone who asks? I can tell you first hand that is a LIE. Why? Because I run the AP department of one of the worlds largest plastics injection molders and I have been doing so for almost ten years. I see the prices of EVERYTHING that comes in and out of this facility. And resin has not increased much, and in some cases has went down, since 2010. Let alone mold costs or salaries for the average engineer or CAD design tech.

So, tell us another lie Hasbro.......



What are you talking about? How did Hasbro lie to you?
Re: Hasbro Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on Common Shares (1677200)
Posted by griftimus prime on April 20th, 2015 @ 3:28pm CDT
if they want the movie released by then then they should be working on it already.
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Posted by Shockwave7 on April 20th, 2015 @ 3:53pm CDT
Eeeechh - another bayverse nightmare? And another three quarters or so of Bumblebee repaints clotting store shelves with no one buying, and Hasbro blaming US for not wanting that garbage....
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Posted by Deadput on April 20th, 2015 @ 6:11pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:
What are you talking about? How did Hasbro lie to you?



Ignore him he exaggerates on things like this.



Everything's prices increase hell for example there was this restaurant in my town that used to sell Hot dogs for 25 cents in homage of the old times yet they recently increased the price from at first 75 cents to a dollar and 25 cents.
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Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on April 20th, 2015 @ 6:38pm CDT
My adrenaline started increasing when I read this title. I, for some reason, have an urge to give story ideas to Hasbro. But, I have doubts. Too many doubts. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Hasbro Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on Common Shares (1677258)
Posted by Zeedust on April 20th, 2015 @ 7:53pm CDT
I knew TF5 was inevitable, but the announcement still filled me with dread.
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Posted by fenrir72 on April 20th, 2015 @ 8:56pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:Would anyone else care to argue with the FACT that corporate greed and shareholder dividends are not the reason for insane price increases with the Transformers brand since 2007?

Or are you sticking with the material price BS that they use to rebuff anyone who asks? I can tell you first hand that is a LIE. Why? Because I run the AP department of one of the worlds largest plastics injection molders and I have been doing so for almost ten years. I see the prices of EVERYTHING that comes in and out of this facility. And resin has not increased much, and in some cases has went down, since 2010. Let alone mold costs or salaries for the average engineer or CAD design tech.

So, tell us another lie Hasbro.......



What are you talking about? How did Hasbro lie to you?


If the quote from transwiki is correct, even Aaron Archer lost his hair because of the runaway prices of raw materials which affected most probably the sizes/scales of subsequent releases. Maybe Mr. Archer knows something we don't?

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