Hasbro CEO Steps Down, Brian Goldner To Step Up?

Hasbro CEO Steps Down, Brian Goldner To Step Up?

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 6:52pm CST

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Hasbro CEO Alfred J. Verrecchia will be stepping down in May and may be replaced by Brian Goldner, chief operating officer at Hasbro and executive producer of the Transformers Movie.

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Stay tuned to Seibertron.com to see how this developing story will effect the Transformers brand.

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This article was last modified on Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 7:04pm CST

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Re: Hasbro CEO Steps Down, Brian Goldner To Step Up? (636600)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on February 19th, 2008 @ 6:58pm CST
Makes sense, you know it's coming. You always know when a road is coming to an end.

No wonder why most of the Hasbro lines got a whole bunch of good stuff added to their 08' line ups.

All of them schedualed for the second half of the year no less, leaving the new boss just enough time to cancel them!
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I don't know if any of thats true, it's just what I'd do, cause you know, I'm a prick!

Anyhow, note to the new guy, knock off all the friggin repaints!!!
Re: Hasbro CEO Steps Down, Brian Goldner To Step Up? (636610)
Posted by Lapse Of Reason on February 19th, 2008 @ 7:11pm CST
I met Brian Goldner very briefly at Botcon last year and and he is very in touch with the TF fan base. Much more than the current CEO. Goldner's elevation to CEO could be a blessing to Transformers.
Re: Hasbro CEO Steps Down, Brian Goldner To Step Up? (636632)
Posted by saberconvoy on February 19th, 2008 @ 7:50pm CST
Well lets see what new this guy can show us, other than what we already saw.
Re: Hasbro CEO Steps Down, Brian Goldner To Step Up? (636666)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on February 19th, 2008 @ 8:31pm CST
Lapse Of Reason wrote:I met Brian Goldner very briefly at Botcon last year and and he is very in touch with the TF fan base. Much more than the current CEO. Goldner's elevation to CEO could be a blessing to Transformers.


NICE...
Although it doesn't mean much yet,
that's the positive vibe I wanted to hear.
Re: Hasbro CEO Steps Down, Brian Goldner To Step Up? (636835)
Posted by Stormrider on February 20th, 2008 @ 3:12am CST
I like the news of this. Brian Goldner seems to believe in the Transformers products and in the past has sought the opinions of the TF fans.
Re: Hasbro CEO Steps Down, Brian Goldner To Step Up? (636844)
Posted by shortround on February 20th, 2008 @ 4:36am CST
Well here is hoping this guy doesn't F*** things up and make all transformers movie like figures.
Re: Hasbro CEO Steps Down, Brian Goldner To Step Up? (636846)
Posted by Autobot032 on February 20th, 2008 @ 4:44am CST
I see nothing but good coming of this. From what I've read of the man, he's on our side.

This is on the plus side people.
Re: Hasbro CEO Steps Down, Brian Goldner To Step Up? (636849)
Posted by Bonger on February 20th, 2008 @ 4:56am CST
Liege Evilmus wrote:Makes sense, you know it's coming. You always know when a road is coming to an end.

No wonder why most of the Hasbro lines got a whole bunch of good stuff added to their 08' line ups.

All of them schedualed for the second half of the year no less, leaving the new boss just enough time to cancel them!
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I don't know if any of thats true, it's just what I'd do, cause you know, I'm a prick!

Anyhow, note to the new guy, knock off all the friggin repaints!!!


2 points,

Firstly, it does make a lot of sense now. With CEO stepping down, he did the next guy a solid if he did indeed choose to push back releases to the fall. Thus the new guys first quarter looks great and the shareholders will love him.

Secondly, CEOs generally don't decide to screw around with whether or not certain produicts are released. Hasbro has a ton of marketing and research groups who pretty much make that call. All the CEO really does when it copmes to that area of business is sign off on the papaerwork.
Re: Hasbro CEO Steps Down, Brian Goldner To Step Up? (636877)
Posted by Saberspark model H. on February 20th, 2008 @ 6:48am CST
Who? What? When? Where? How? So he is supposed to be like the good guy on are side eh? I don't trust him, how do we know he is not gonna demand that his childhood fanmade TFs aren't gonna be maid.
Re: Hasbro CEO Steps Down, Brian Goldner To Step Up? (636954)
Posted by First-Aid on February 20th, 2008 @ 9:47am CST
I love that picture...

"Alas, poor Optimus! I knew him, Ratchet..."
Re: Hasbro CEO Steps Down, Brian Goldner To Step Up? (637055)
Posted by Nekoman on February 20th, 2008 @ 12:56pm CST
I just hope someone doesn’t see this thread and say “Hey guys! Maybe this guy will release the B***** exclusive S****** and T************ at retail!!!!!!!111111!!!!!!11”.

BTW you cant say the T-word anymore without a thread turning into sixty pages of flaming so you have to bleep it out.

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