Hasbro Profits Expected to Increase due to Movie Products

Hasbro Profits Expected to Increase due to Movie Products

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007 5:52pm CST

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This will be a busy year for Hasbro with four major movies to make products for. Hasbro will be producing merchandise for Spiderman 3, Fantastic Four 2, Ghost Rider, and of course the Transformers Movie. A new article was published today on Yahoo.com talking about how products for the four movies is expected to increase the overall profits of the company. Click here to read the article.

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Re: Hasbro Profits Expected to Increase due to Movie Products (43946)
Posted by SavageCam on March 6th, 2007 @ 6:02pm CST
Not surprising, but it's good to hear they should be doing well. Now if all those movie products are actually quality items, Hasbro will be raking in the cash.
Re: Hasbro Profits Expected to Increase due to Movie Products (43957)
Posted by Anonymous on March 6th, 2007 @ 6:11pm CST
Savagecam wrote:Not surprising, but it's good to hear they should be doing well. Now if all those movie products are actually quality items, Hasbro will be raking in the cash.

I doubt it. Hasbro will want to make a bigger profit, so quality control will fail even greater. There will be many parents returning their broken or factory errored Movie TFs. This will mean they will lose money.

Besides, I have said before, ugly doesn't sell unless it's a dinosaur or an organic alien(Ben 10). Playmates and Bandai are probably planning a good profit with their R.E.V.s and Megazords.
Re: Hasbro Profits Expected to Increase due to Movie Products (43964)
Posted by Hotrod on March 6th, 2007 @ 6:14pm CST
Bluebullet wrote:
Savagecam wrote:Not surprising, but it's good to hear they should be doing well. Now if all those movie products are actually quality items, Hasbro will be raking in the cash.

I doubt it. Hasbro will want to make a bigger profit, so quality control will fail even greater. There will be many parents returning their broken or factory errored Movie TFs. This will mean they will lose money.

Besides, I have said before, ugly doesn't sell unless it's a dinosaur or an organic alien(Ben 10). Playmates and Bandai are probably planning a good profit with their R.E.V.s and Megazords.


I disagree. Hasbro knows how to make a lot of movie toys that are good quaility they have been doing it for awhile now. Also I think a lot of people will be buying movie toys because there are going to be a lot more people entering the fandom.
Re: Hasbro Profits Expected to Increase due to Movie Products (43983)
Posted by Sentinel Maximus on March 6th, 2007 @ 6:29pm CST
They won't get any of my money for these movie toys.
Re: Hasbro Profits Expected to Increase due to Movie Products (43985)
Posted by Kayevcee on March 6th, 2007 @ 6:31pm CST
Sorry Blue- I don't think you can spin this one into bad news. It's just not possible. Hasbro are not daft enough to mass-produce rubbish for a string of massive feature films (Spidey 3, FF2 and TF).

For example, in the toy shop I work at we got very little SW merchandise back during Revenge of the Sith's tenure, despite stock flying off the shelves as if they were similarly charged quantum particles. Now one shop does not a survey make, but I've heard nothing about QC issues over their SW merchandise in the past couple of years despite the fact that they could literally have stuck a turd in a box and called it a clone trooper and people would have bought it.

-Nick
Re: Hasbro Profits Expected to Increase due to Movie Products (43989)
Posted by Hotrod on March 6th, 2007 @ 6:34pm CST
Also I would like to point out Hasbro has fewer quality control problems then other companies. Anyone who collects JLU figures from Mattel knows what I am talking about.
Re: Hasbro Profits Expected to Increase due to Movie Products (43990)
Posted by Anonymous on March 6th, 2007 @ 6:36pm CST
Hotrod wrote:
Bluebullet wrote:
Savagecam wrote:Not surprising, but it's good to hear they should be doing well. Now if all those movie products are actually quality items, Hasbro will be raking in the cash.

I doubt it. Hasbro will want to make a bigger profit, so quality control will fail even greater. There will be many parents returning their broken or factory errored Movie TFs. This will mean they will lose money.

Besides, I have said before, ugly doesn't sell unless it's a dinosaur or an organic alien(Ben 10). Playmates and Bandai are probably planning a good profit with their R.E.V.s and Megazords.


I disagree. Hasbro knows how to make a lot of movie toys that are good quaility they have been doing it for awhile now. Also I think a lot of people will be buying movie toys because there are going to be a lot more people entering the fandom.

I disagree with that. Lately, my figures have broken from plastic defects. Cybertron Prime's rotator on the eletronic gun broke because one side of a raised square that held one end of the spring broke off and the spring slipped out through that side and the gun swung loose. All of my Classics have some sort of paint defect. I got a Mirage who had the right side of his forehead painted silver. Quality is dead.
Sentinel Maximus wrote:They won't get any of my money for these movie toys.

Agreed. The only one I'll buy will be off Ebay(Booster/Laserbeak}.
Re: Hasbro Profits Expected to Increase due to Movie Products (43992)
Posted by Psychout on March 6th, 2007 @ 6:37pm CST
Bluebullet, are you some kind of market expert or are you just making this up?

Hasbro will make a mint from this by market saturation and geeks like us who will buy any old rubbish they can release, the number of people salivating over the crappy shoeformers is a classic example.
Irrespective of how you view the quality of the products; they have sold for over 20 years now and whilst it wont be perfect, their QC is relative to the price of the product. (Outside of the UK), i think they know what they are doing, and a big movie tells them that they will sell loads of toys and make loads of money.
Re: Hasbro Profits Expected to Increase due to Movie Products (43997)
Posted by Hotrod on March 6th, 2007 @ 6:42pm CST
Bluebullet wrote:
Hotrod wrote:
Bluebullet wrote:
Savagecam wrote:Not surprising, but it's good to hear they should be doing well. Now if all those movie products are actually quality items, Hasbro will be raking in the cash.

I doubt it. Hasbro will want to make a bigger profit, so quality control will fail even greater. There will be many parents returning their broken or factory errored Movie TFs. This will mean they will lose money.

Besides, I have said before, ugly doesn't sell unless it's a dinosaur or an organic alien(Ben 10). Playmates and Bandai are probably planning a good profit with their R.E.V.s and Megazords.


I disagree. Hasbro knows how to make a lot of movie toys that are good quaility they have been doing it for awhile now. Also I think a lot of people will be buying movie toys because there are going to be a lot more people entering the fandom.

I disagree with that. Lately, my figures have broken from plastic defects. Cybertron Prime's rotator on the eletronic gun broke because one side of a raised square that held one end of the spring broke off and the spring slipped out through that side and the gun swung loose. All of my Classics have some sort of paint defect. I got a Mirage who had the right side of his forehead painted silver. Quality is dead.


Then you must be very unlucky. There has not been many complaints about the figures you mentioned. In fact I own all the Classics and Cybertron Prime and I do not have those problems. There are always going to be one or two that passes the inspectors eye but have there been entire cases of figures that fall apart? Yeah I have gotten one or two figures with problems in the past but it was not a problem that was universal or occured with every one else.
Re: Hasbro Profits Expected to Increase due to Movie Products (44054)
Posted by Bot Marley on March 6th, 2007 @ 7:31pm CST
Hotrod wrote:
Then you must be very unlucky. There has not been many complaints about the figures you mentioned. In fact I own all the Classics and Cybertron Prime and I do not have those problems. There are always going to be one or two that passes the inspectors eye but have there been entire cases of figures that fall apart? Yeah I have gotten one or two figures with problems in the past but it was not a problem that was universal or occured with every one else.


I agree I also have all of the Classics except Devastator and I have Cybertron Prime too and they're all fine.
Re: Hasbro Profits Expected to Increase due to Movie Products (44066)
Posted by Maldroth on March 6th, 2007 @ 7:40pm CST
I've only noticed two QC issues with any TFs so far and it has been the backwards feet on the Megatron from the 2pack and I had a loose spring on my Jetfire, but a small amount of Superglue and a screwdriver and it was like new.

I don't know I think they are over hyping their year and I hope it doesn't come back to haunt them, I'd love to see more than the movie stuff come out this year.
Re: Hasbro Profits Expected to Increase due to Movie Products (44397)
Posted by Stormrider on March 7th, 2007 @ 12:34am CST
Hotrod wrote:This will be a busy year for Hasbro with four major movies to make products for. Hasbro will be producing merchandise for Spiderman 3, Fantastic Four 2, Ghost Rider, and of course the Transformers Movie. A new article was published today on Yahoo.com talking about how products for the four movies is expected to increase the overall profits of the company. Click here to read the article.


Let's hope that the profits will trickle back to us in figures that we want.
Re: Hasbro Profits Expected to Increase due to Movie Products (44407)
Posted by Head Shot on March 7th, 2007 @ 12:45am CST
Bluebullet wrote:
Hotrod wrote:
Bluebullet wrote:
Savagecam wrote:Not surprising, but it's good to hear they should be doing well. Now if all those movie products are actually quality items, Hasbro will be raking in the cash.

I doubt it. Hasbro will want to make a bigger profit, so quality control will fail even greater. There will be many parents returning their broken or factory errored Movie TFs. This will mean they will lose money.

Besides, I have said before, ugly doesn't sell unless it's a dinosaur or an organic alien(Ben 10). Playmates and Bandai are probably planning a good profit with their R.E.V.s and Megazords.


I disagree. Hasbro knows how to make a lot of movie toys that are good quaility they have been doing it for awhile now. Also I think a lot of people will be buying movie toys because there are going to be a lot more people entering the fandom.

I disagree with that. Lately, my figures have broken from plastic defects. Cybertron Prime's rotator on the eletronic gun broke because one side of a raised square that held one end of the spring broke off and the spring slipped out through that side and the gun swung loose. All of my Classics have some sort of paint defect. I got a Mirage who had the right side of his forehead painted silver. Quality is dead.
Sentinel Maximus wrote:They won't get any of my money for these movie toys.

Agreed. The only one I'll buy will be off Ebay(Booster/Laserbeak}.
will you ever stop and listen to how absurd you sound? For the love of god, literally every piece of news or even rumor you're all over it like stink on shit. I can understand your frustration and hate towards the movie but come on... this isn't a question here, this is a statement. There is absolutely no way in hell (not even god or satan can do what you're trying to do) that you can try to turn this into some sort of anti-movie propaganda spawned from your opinions. Enough. Please just drop it, and don't try to hide behind "oh I'm sorry I thought I was allowed to express my opinion" bs, because that excuse only works a few times before you truly start to annoy everyone, and I mean EVERYONE.

as for getting on topic, as long as they make a profit, that means we get to see more transformers. I don't care much about the movie toys, or the movie itself, but at least the toys are somewhat better looking than their movie counterparts. All I want to happen is for classics and alternators to come abck after this whole movie thing is done and gone with.
Re: Hasbro Profits Expected to Increase due to Movie Products (45032)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on March 7th, 2007 @ 5:20pm CST
They have all the major flicks this summer and are going to whore out everything, so all I can say is, "DUH"
Re: Hasbro Profits Expected to Increase due to Movie Products (45823)
Posted by Hairball178 on March 8th, 2007 @ 8:53am CST
One good thing about all this: now we can own a Nicholas Cage figure.

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