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FBI Raid on James O'Keefe's Home Sparks Many Questions
"Project veritas is probably the greatest thorn in the side of the American ruling class. To give an idea James O'Keefe has successfully exposed the VAERS database, Health and Human Services, Pfizer, the vaccination of children, critical race theory, woke ism in the military, Hasbro, which is making toys for children and how that they are implementing critical race theory within the manufacturing of toys for children. James O'Keefe has fought every major fight imaginable. And yet he's he's upset some people along the way. James O'Keeffe has made the biggest enemies you could possibly make, including Joe Biden. James O'Keeffe seems to be hitting home run after home run, and we have him on our show to celebrate those victories because many people in the activist press and even many people in the establishment right. They aren't so keen to actually celebrating the great work of project veritas, a legitimate journalist organization. And so therefore, because of all the enemies that James has made, he has been targeted and listed for destruction. And make no mistake, this is the way it works. Joe Biden and the regime, they have had James O'Keefe's name on a piece of paper and circled for quite some time. They want him gone. They want him done. And now, so thankfully James O'Keefe is rather smart and he's careful he is not reckless. He knows the fights that he's been picking. He knows the people he's been exposing. And so James O'Keefe came across and was exposed to this diary of Ashley Biden, which we were told was fake at the time, which obviously it isn't. It's not fake. It's probably very real, real enough that you're trying to mobilize the entire apparatus of the United States government to try to of the law enforcement government to try to prevent either publication or the dissemination of such product.
"hasbro" Discussed on G.I. Joe: A Real American Headcast
"Welcome to bravo team number eleven. I believe so far behind on things and trying to play catch up. But here i am. I guess i should change to a gi. Joe shirt my adam sure. Hey it's the atom. Which would you want so again this morning. This is recording this on october. The twenty third at one o'clock. Pm california time this morning at eight oh five. Am pacific daylight savings. Time or wherever at on the east coast west coast. Hasbro pulse on their side had their livestream showing their new and upcoming Gi joe products. I was able to get to that. So i'm going to talk about that and i'm watching myself trying to make sure i'm adjusted. So let's go ahead and get started on this. So they talked awesome classified figures and some in coach retro figures. Which are we getting too. So i before i get into the actual me to the show a few complaints. I had in the chats. We had too many yahoo's complaining about not complaining. But they're trying to ruin the mood with their go brandon crap. Which if you haven't paid attention to their way of saying if biden y fan of biden deering gi. Joe talking about the toys and stuff. I think that's the wrong place for that. Also too many Baldwin comments again for those future people. They'd be watching. This recently was yesterday before alec. Baldwin was i guess producing or directing a movie and owner the details. My wife was telling me but apparently he had a A gun or something and it actually went off accidentally killed somebody onset. So that's what they're talking about again. Things happened but i think during the live stream on the poll several polls was a load of our place but is what it is enough about my planning. Yes let's go ahead and move on to the actual well complaining about that. We're going out the other thing i was going to clean about. Sorry is there was too many people during the gi. Joe portion asking for marvel were transformers or other other sets toys whatever. I mean each thing that hasbro has had a different section. it was listed on their website. If you would you would have seen when things are scheduled. You could could've went to complain or say what you wanted to. Gi or any or walks livestream for any one particular thing and then saying wars transformers we're star. Wars aware is just annoying to me whether it how about gi. Joe let's keep it focused on gigo. Yes i don't mind personally if you complain about it because there's lots of complain about s- but we may get innocenet so let's go and start looking at the actual what they talked about the first one. I kind of missed on an off. So i'm not sure if it's like it's a classified figure the way they talked but they're gonna have some new Bats coming out. I saw briefly but my wife and kids is getting ready to leave. My grandkids was in here. So i kind of miss part of that but they are also newbath. They didn't have a bunch of formation as far as win or price or anything they say. Stay tuned for that. So maybe at some point we'll find out more about that frequently further More on this definitely check out. I think it's hasbro pulse dot com. And as i've talked about on my webpage or my group as group they do have a App for now download that has has has brew pulse app and see what they have now onto what you came here for. The i talk to orders eight talked about it. So the first thing you brought up was the news artem. It was the con exclusive. Color changing cards. D'artagnan it's supposed to go on sale as of for members. Four o'clock for nonmembers. Five o'clock from all mistaken today again. Azeri you're not going hear this for another week probably almost a week so So it's probably sold out by the time you hear this. You're listening to the podcast. You're listening to me now. Live go on sale here in a couple hours. He may want x. For that it looks awesome. They have several different masks forum. They had. I think it was a hard master. I think it'd be a soft master snake eyes that that's massey goes on them and i guess this one here when you bet nicole refrigerator. Freezer it changes to a blue color. So i thought that was very nice. I have the classifieds arcane out in mainland oaks in the garage right now. But i'm definitely looking at getting this one because it looked very nice. Our czar tin. I know Over on my joe rogan head cast. Brad's not a fan warmed up to him. But yeah no definitely. It's a very nice figures. Artem the other figures they showed for the classified line. There was a tiger force out back. I'm a huge outback. Fan ever central rest in the comic Shortly thereafter one of the big story lines was where out back and stalker and it was quick kick in somebody else got captured and outback was able to escape and made back to the jobs by himself. Ever since then. I thought he was a character. I liked outback This is a tiger force outback. So he's got the tiger force colors. I would rather have had especially for the first outing for the classified. I'd rather have the regular looking out back. I don't care for the tiger force. Version is still neat looking. And if i had extra mad get it in fact down the line. I may still get if i can also this outback. I'm not sure when it started but they've been doing outback with gray hair in my my conspiracy theorist mind but it seems like hollywood and media trying to get rid of all redheads so they got rid of. They ditched outback's red hair and they made them the white air. I'd rather seen out back the or the red beard and hair and stuff but a nice looking figure other than like say. I'm not a huge fan of the The tiger force color scheme. And i don't care for the white hair grey areas but outback is a great character. He came into the comics about the same time that i actually started reading them. So he's got a special place in my heart. Plus i said that story line where he had to escape other country. Forget what it's called now and has joe's he came back to you like oh you left binstock and others Some hero you are. Dealing with all of that. I thought that was a great storyline. So that kind of cemented to me outback. As a great character. So i love seeing back. Get a classified figure. I just wish it was more of a classic outback. Look personally but again. That's that's me moving on from al back. There was the python patrol vipers again. I love the vipers as far as cobra footsoldiers vipers crimson guard and then down from there so the wipers are my favorite or the cobra soldiers or footsoldiers but again. I'm not a huge fan of the whole viper patrol or python patrol by patrol python patrol. It's configure the black and yellow came from when they did the python patrol fig toys. That was when i started to get out of the toys. They didn't whole lot within the comic. The cartoon they did that. I forget the name of the four three or five parts of the dick series and then that was last. I saw joe. So i didn't really get much into the python patrol vipers. I love them so again. It all comes down to money if i had the extra money. I would definitely because of the viper so much but seeing.
"hasbro" Discussed on MarketFoolery
"Where do you look at has Rowan Mattel? Yeah, that's an interesting question to think about. I've always been a Hasbro guy. I've always felt like Hasbro was the better the better run company. I think seals some far more lucrative partnerships and relationships that Mattel wasn't able to get a hold of. You pay a lot of money up front maybe to get that stuff, but it plays out over time as very beneficial. And so I feel like Hasbro is still going to be the company to beat. I mean, Mattel has really come from a dark place. They went through some very challenging times and it's nice to see that business doing better. But to me, the big wild card for Hasbro right now, it's obviously it's unfortunate we saw CEO Brian golden recently passed away. And he was, I think a real key to the business is success through the years. You just ran the company very well. It's going to be crucial that they get someone in that CEO spot who really is going to be able to embrace this vision of digital and entertainment going forward to be able to realize the most out of this business. It feels like they're head in the right direction. So maybe that's something to pay attention to really is if new leadership just gets in there and just kind of blows everything up. That could be concerning because it feels like Hasbro's set up to succeed. I'd give the leg up to Hasbro there, but certainly nice to see Mattel still fighting. Halloween candy. We're just a few days away. I've resisted the urge. Several times over the past week, when I've had the opportunity to buy Halloween candy, I've resisted the urge, but at some point, I'm just going to I don't know, go to giant or CVS and I, with a fistful of money and just throw it down and say, take it..
"hasbro" Discussed on MarketFoolery
"Limitless financial resources, whether you love it or hate it. It's very difficult to make a case against it as an investment given what we know. UPS shipped fewer items in the third quarter compared to a year ago, but revenue was up 9% and shares of UPS are rising today and hitting a new all time high. I don't want to read too much into this so you tell me, are there any takeaways for the holiday season? Because global supply chain is a huge theme this year, this earnings season do you get any clues from UPS about how they're feeling about handling capacity over the next few months? Yeah, it feels like the head of the headline on The Wall Street Journal. I think said it all. It said UPS revenue rises as it ships fewer packages. That's the dream. That's the kind of headline you want to see. We're doing less work and we're making more money. That is that speaks to the strategy, though, that they consciously pivoted to. They are focusing on not necessarily volume, but working more with their most valuable customers. And they see certainly the return to in person shopping has impacted volume probably we'll see an impact in regard to the holiday season as well just through the supply chain issues. But it feels like they are less and less dependent on that, which is obviously a very good thing. The business itself really a very impressive. I mean, revenue grew 9.2% from last year operating profit on an adjusted basis was up 23.4%. There are actually realizing some pretty strong pricing power. So they're re upping with their most valuable clients and they're realizing strong pricing with those clients. So it seems like the strategy is working out very well. The domestic business very strong 12% increase in revenue per piece international revenue was up 15 and a half percent. The logistics business doing very well. And so all things put together, you can see why over the last 5 years, the stock is up 135%. For a sleeper like UPS that a lot of people probably view is just your stay boring business. It's been a tremendous investment and it really kind of feels like they're poised to keep that performance up. In defense of people who look at UPS and think it's a stayed boring business the trucks and the uniforms don't help in that regard. I'm not knocking them. You know, you could look at that and say, hey, they're not spending frivolous dollars trying to make their trucks look jazzy and sprucing up their uniforms every year with some new design. They're just like, now brown's good for us. It's phenomenal brand equity. It's just so identifiable and you always recognize it immediately. It's really powerful. Hasbro's third quarter profits and revenue came in higher than expected. The company also warned that supply chain issues would hit holiday sales, but shares of Hasbro still up 3% so far today. Yeah, I think this is a far more interesting report, not really because of what they delivered for the core, but what they see coming this quarter and the next several quarters to come..
"hasbro" Discussed on Snacks Daily
"Week stocks hitting record all-time highest jack. Snacks also had an all time record is this is the best one yet. Snack for our first story. Bitcoin jumped fifteen percent because of a rumor. The rumor bitcoin will soon become an accepted payment form on amazon. The reality no no amazon denied no not actually happened in the middle of us. Actually preparing the story second-story jack what do we got. Hasbro just search twelve percent because my little pony is getting a netflix show. Yeah in fact hasbro has its very own secret movie studio true story for a third and final story tesla just reported earnings. But we're looking at tesla's copycats who sit just went public awkwardly. Thanks tesla soccer's before you those three stores love this mixed today. Check those three stories and this podcast are going to be under twenty minutes law so technically jack. I'm looking at my watcher. we're right on time. Yes we are but if a parties at night and he showed up at nine. You're actually early for that part on awkward. But a british news agency southwest news service found out that we all have different definitions of the word late for social event or meet s the average cutoff. Time of what is determined as late is thirteen minutes so jack let's say dinners eight. Pm we're okay if buddy. Timmy rose up by eight twelve. That's cool he's on time he's chronologically later that's true. But he's socially on time so timmy. You're fully forgiven not a problem. We'll talk to those. This study though didn't stop out and we also learned about what we're calling adjusted times to meet jack. I love the word adjusted here uber. It has adjusted prophets. We have adjusted dinner reservation. Time forty seven percent of us routinely tell her friends that in event starts earlier top because we assume our friends are gonna show up late ipso facto. Jack of we tell. Timmy the apm dinners actually at seven thirty pm. Timmy's going to show up at eight pm..
"hasbro" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"Thanks to them for sponsoring the program. Y'all i i'm she can. We just acknowledge. Because i'm not ashamed to admit that i have the humor. Thirteen year. old. Boy i do i do and i someone. I shouldn't be talking about this on national radio. Should i yes. I should someone far more creative incompetent than i am. Visual effects has well. They've they photo shopped the video of jeff bezos rocket taking off and outer space. And they. Well.
"hasbro" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"Four to five last night hasbro employees came forward is a whistle blower hasbro the toy company. Hasbro hasbro like many of the fortune. Five hundred companies have gone woke. Hasbro's gone woke. Christopher rufo mentioned. I guess it was week or two weeks ago raytheon. Raytheon is the number to defense contractor in america and raytheon is making its employees go through woke diversity training and part of it is. They're making a whites. Only and blacks only diversity groups and white people are told they must internal is there and understand their internal racism and privilege their latent racism. They don't even know about well. Hasbro is kicking it up an arch. The toy manufacturer listen to this so originally. When i saw that i had a meeting focused around. Crt i just thought that. I should have the foresight to record it just in case but once i once you get like five minutes into the meeting and they start saying that your your three month old or six month older. You're young child is racist because of how they were born. I i just knew. I had Some that off to somebody. Because i felt parents really need to know what was happening. Yes so a to put this improper context. They hasbro diversity program. Wants you to know much like a a lot of the work out there from robin dangelo. And the like that. The moment your white child is born. Your child is inculcated in racism. Babies first words the word whether they know it or not. That's essentially what the what the woke would have you believe woke rahm invading corporate america through their diversity and employment. Opportunity offices is indoctrinating people. Bullying people forcing them to go to these things where they tell them that they're white. Children are racist. Now there's a great piece at the wall street journal. The hedgehogs of critical race theory. This is by lance morrow the political veloce isaiah berlin turned an obscure fragment by the ancient greek poet arch locus the fox news many things but the hedgehog knows one big thing into an intellectual cocktail party game in a famous essay published as a book in one thousand nine hundred eighty. Three berlin suggested that the world is divided between hedgehogs. Foxes between those who believe in one big thing one all sufficient super explanation and those who are content with more modest irrational and even coherent incoherent idea of history's unfolding coral marks was the supreme hedgehog. Everything for him was about the conflict of economic classes. Franklin roosevelt was restlessly improvising fox. The world's hedgehog population tins to expand in times of stress and change lately. It's exploded in the. Us hedgehogs are thick on the ground. All of advancing big thing thing or another each period through the lens of a particular obsession at the moment. The biggest one big thing is race. The key it seems to all of america to the innermost meanings of the country in its history. Is skin color it. is it really true. Racist one of many big things in america. It is hardly the most important americans need to d- sanctify the subject of race to mute. Its claims which have grown absolutist and if it worth the logical in their thoroughness. Their dogmatism critical race. Theory is spread across the us like forgive the expression a virus coming to effect primary schools and high schools and universities foundations art museums. Big corporations the military local state and federal government bureaucracies. it's everywhere the west wing president biden. Who spent almost forty years following the ways of an amicable political fox to the senate exchanging pleasantries and now and then doing legislative business with conservative mosques..
"hasbro" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"But first hasbro and the racist baby so fascinating. I mentioned patrick feeney. Earlier from echelon insight saying that Seventy five percent of white house college educated democrats believe that. This nation is systematically racist only fifty four percent of black democrats believe. He's got to other data point the number of white college democrats who believe most people who want to get ahead can make it. If they're willing to work. Only thirty five percent of white college educated democrats believe that forty eight percent of black democrats. Believe that this is one of the reasons for the demographic shift of black voters. The republican party is because the black voters believe in america and white college educated. Democrats have given up on the country. It's unfortunate now. I want to go back to the phone. Cindy has been waiting patiently on all this talk about electric vehicles and solar panel. Cindy welcome to the program. Oh thank you eric. I just wanted to say What they've been pushing pushing that everybody should get an electric car for one. I don't have sixty thousand dollars to buy a tesla. But i've seen pictures of other countries where people have purchased used cars once the batteries die. How you supposed to afford to replace that battery in. Isn't that an awful lot of pollution to the environment. Exactly those batteries. Not only that. I've got a buddy of mine. Who has a a brand of electric vehicle. And he says when it's cold that he goes to the office His car dies The batteries don't work in the cold He lives up north and had to actually swap it out for a fossil fuel burning vehicle because he was so tired of dealing with the batteries. You're right Once the battery goes it's like a laptop with the battery goes to the laptop. You've either got to get any laptop or you've got a tear it apart. Put a new battery which is expensive same with vehicle batteries in the tesla you know is as been in the past fairly dettori that if the battery completely goes out to zero. There's nothing you can do. The tesla tesla frankly entity thanks for the phone. Call tesla is an overrated. No i i don't i'm not gonna lie. Someone gave me a tesla tomorrow. It'd be very happy but Every friend of mine save one. Who has a tesla has said if they've had problems with it. The delays in getting it fixed are crazy and in addition to that There the interiors are kinda cheap. They got great digital dashboard and stuff but everything else is problematic. Tesla itself i think is a company that hasn't really made a profit and selling vehicles Elon musk has been very good at getting hype for his company but not a whole lot else. The phone number is eight. Seven seven nine seven eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven.
Critical Race Theory Training Exposed at Children’s Toy Manufacturer
"David welcome to the charlie kirk show. You are one of the whistle blowers here for project veritas and you work for a toy design and manufacturing company. Is that a good way to describe it. Yeah i work for hasbro right now has borough and you. At our event uncovered that there's critical race theory training or something around. That floor is yours. Tell us about it. sure so I decided to come to project veritas. Because i was asked to go. Well i was kind of told to go to critical race. Theory training at hasbro. At first i didn't think it was going to be anything too incriminating. But i just decided to record it just because i've been watching critical race. Theory and intersection analogy just kind of spreading through our country and our institutions for years. Now so i'm like our record it and then it actually started and then my jaw hit the floor so i was like i need to send this to people. They need to know what's happening. Okay so what is your role with hasbro I'm packaging engineer. packaging engineer. What was involved in the training. The training Is the video showing like children at different developmental stages and then stating at what developmental stage. How much racial bias. they're exhibiting. So how young did they get. They say three year old even for five year olds. I think the earliest was six months six months so in this is this training. Mandatory at has borough is mandatory for me. I don't know how many times they've done it before this. I would say this was at least the second trainer so just understanding is one of the largest toy. Manufacturers in the world is making their employees. Learn the toys. They're making might be made for a bunch of little racists or something yes. They want to use toys to kind of teach children about racial bias. To guess maybe kind of correct what they see as some kind of wrong. But it's just going to make more children Discriminate based on race.
The Whistleblowers Are Coming Out in Spades
"Hey everybody charlie kirke with assault and brunei otherwise known as james. O'keefe you brought a couple of people in the room with you. See i need you hard time. James suzanne on each other a couple of years hard time but you are one of the few people that actually do something meaningful in the movement. I appreciate that. So you are now. In a whistle blower project tell us about that whistleblower in the room right now you can't see them but Usps whistleblower we had a to tv insiders. One came on your stage april moss. Cbs detroit just. These are people currently employed by television news. Networks postal service. A new one came out today. Hasbro big story critical race theory. They feel compelled to go public with information. That is people. try to keep hidden. And it's the heroism. Because they wanted to lose their jobs. Now charlie so we have a dozen they have come out and and it's going to be hundreds so we're going to hear from david and a couple of seconds here but i wanted to get an idea of whistle-blowing this used to be something. The media was actually interested in right and you just kind of filling the void of courageous expose style journalism. Why i think there's a relationship. The journalists have become slaves to their access. They they've become dependent on protecting the people in power. They they wanna protect the status quo. Cnn invites clapper on even though he committed perjury. They have a symbiotic relationship with the very people are supposed to be holding accountable so no one is willing to do this. Sort of aggressive watchdog journalism anymore and twentieth century. These explorers lost their mortgages their homes they got divorces but now there's life after whistleblowing because of the digital age and websites like gibson. Go facebook insider morgan. Common last month raised half a million dollars. Charlie in twenty four hours. What did he exposed. He released documents inside facebook. As a software engineer they had quote vaccine hesitancy so facebook admitted. Even if what someone is saying on facebook is true they will censor you and they don't want you to know that they're censoring you and to me. That's the part that so shocking. They want to hide what they're doing. We want transparency into baked tack. So the whistle blowers are coming out in spades.
"hasbro" Discussed on Star Wars Sessions
"Hello there. Welcome to this star. Wars sessions extra episode. Which is actually our q. And a. session from the recent hasbro posts fan fest event. We were lucky and privileged to be invited by the gods the hasbro to jump on board the cuny. After the fan fest livestream of a witch went out in the beginning of april. We had to ask questions which were based upon the products. That were debuted or highlighted within that livestream when we were joined by people from collectors. cantina box bounty panther. Sco minton box gorazde. Laurie people from around the world doing does for this session to ask patrick and eric. From hasbro couple of questions about star wars star that won the further. Let's cut to lead the way they're doing. We start of minutes. Late small disliked him get to it geico in absolutely. Thanks everyone for joining us. We love doing these out. We're going to dive right in. Have six different groups on the call today which is great From around the world is always. But we've got that many more great questions we're going to dive right in and we're going to try to move a little a little quickly so we can make sure to get all the questions in all righty matt and luke from star wars sessions that goes down on the stream last week by the way here from fallen on your bring it out the scout troop and the electro staff push trooper in the vintage collection. Game and grace is easier to scope a model based on a character from the games. Because you already have that. Three d graphics orenda valuable office necessarily easier. But it's it's a little bit different The games and animation characters especially the animation characters. Because they're so stylized there a bit more freedom in terms of how we execute those just because we do the real realistic interpretation of them for the gaming stuff. It does help a lot at one hundred percent guarantee that there is a three d. model when it comes to the live action so a lot of times we actually do get three d scans. But it's not guaranteed every time whereas with the gaming stuff it is guaranteed. We are going to like. There is a three d asset of every single model. So that definitely helps there. Yeah and it's just a little bit different to just because yeah we especially with those like animation characters in this three d. assets. We kind of do the realistic interpretation on but yeah characters. It does help in a lot of ways anytime we can get the three. The assets awesome all right matt and luke. I- patrick is nice to see you again. We lost serie shelter in london. We never did have that bay together. Maybe maybe another time Hopefully hopefully convention future. We'd love to see you back my we'd love to see back with d new publishing line underway gina. If there's any plans to dive into this with new books and comics such as the high republic. Yeah so there's certainly is a possibility on where we are really excited to kind of show. Those new publishing characters were really happy with especially like the the whole packaging execution on them. We think they look really really cool. There is such a deep stree- be in the entire publishing line going all the way back to the like the eighties on. There's just a ton of stuff and obviously as we now see more and more south come into the hired. Public is something that we would like to look into It's they're really cool. Designs we kind of want to see like what characters come to the forefront who cares coal what white are feasible and stuff like that in terms of execution on the is certainly possible that we could look into higher public characters but yet nothing at the moment to announce her plan or anything. Okay fair enough. Thank you matt from star wars sessions talking about the vintage collection fan vo. We've go a soaker republic trooper in a period of soup tech driver stockier and a weekly from the How how did we decide on those for the fan vote absolutely. I think it was a combination. We certainly wanted a variety star wars as a rich universe. Obviously and so we wanted a variety of different kind of entertainment and media representatives. Obviously you know as you mentioned. We've got some video game figures in there we've got classic trilogy. We have animation and so we we really wanted to represent that they didn't want five choices all from the same movie for example and then certainly their characters that our internal team thought Kind of you know. We're we're worthy of bringing back. And then obviously also monitoring as we always do online chatter forums. You know were aware of different Brackets happening in different kind of online boats and we certainly take all of those into account and so is a combination of those two things that produce this list list goes. Thank you look up next. We know this one is really popular with our podcast community and many people. Beyond are there. Any plans to release a ben solo figue so while i can't speak to any of future plans unannounced unreleased stuff that we are always looking for suggestions on characters to do especially now that we have this kind of new collection in black series of four point zero with Like the collection kind of plan for that with the different entertainments so it is something it that we would like to be able to build out each entertainment to be on. Make sure that you have a good neural with those. But yet the moment for ben solo there we we don't have anything to announce right now. It's something that we have heard multiple times from a lot of different people so it's something we're actively aware of you have that paolo guys very much all right that i think you're looking at the figures coming out. We've got a lot from the ot and a few mando. Andy phoolan older ones obviously set in and around two between the new hope. Are we looking at producing anymore. Secrity figures or indeed prequel trinity figures so kind to the point earlier now that we have a new collection focuses on the entertainment specifically. It's something that we do want to look at to just bury the line. Where in a great spot right now and then sense it. We have so much entertainment to go after that that we kind of had to prioritize which which caters specifically we look at obviously the mandalorian huge right now and we have a lot of kind of coming up but we definitely like to sprinkle in se- sequel trilogy prequel trilogy like all those kinds of things throughout we don't have any official announcements right now but I guess just keep an eye out a future livestreams in We'll we'll have some other announcements coming all right awesome. Well i think that's it. We got through six different sites. Seven people on the call five rounds which is great. I just a quick thank you. We gotta try next one. But thank you guys always. Obviously this is just really fun for us to spend the morning talking shop with you guys on. Obviously i know kind of people are gathered here from around the world north america. You're we really appreciate that kind of knowing. These might be some funky time zone. So thank you guys We look forward to doing it again sometime soon. It's a lot of fun the thank you..
Hasbro wants your help in updating Monopoly's Community Chest cards
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Hasbro is updating Monopoly's Community Chest cards
"Has announced a monopoly is getting a refresh. They're calling it again. They're going to be changing all sixteen community chest cards for the first time in five had to bring them more in line with modern life quote covering topics like beauty contests funds and life insurance. There is no denying the monopoly community chest. Cards are long overdue for a
Mr. Potato Head Drops the Mr.
"Nineteen fifty to one toys been captivating hearts across the country. it's Well it's a plastic potato with holes where you can insert different body parts like years and arms or even accessories like glasses. Sounds like fun doesn't it. You know when. I say it out loud. It actually sounds a little weird but beloved. That's for sure. The original mr potato head which came with accessories meant to be stuck in an actual potato not a plastic potato. Sold a million kits in the first year after it was introduced spud wedged. Its way into history. The first toy to be advertised on television and marketed heavily toward children rather than their parents. Maybe that's why mr potato head and his wife. Mrs are still lovingly nestled in millions of american toy boxes today hopefully with a plastic potatoes. Well recently toymaker hasbro announced that the classic tater would be getting a makeover. They'd be dropping. The mr from all of its branding and packaging. Mr and mrs potato heads a line of small collectibles called wait for it tots. Even mr potato head out that whole line of products will now simply be known as potato head. The reason hasbro said in a statement that they were quote making sure all feel welcome in the potato head world unquote and dropping the mr in a push toward gender equality and inclusion shortly after. They made their plan. Public panic ensued on social media. That seventy year old. Mr potato head would be sent to the toy. Graveyard hasbro quickly clarified. That the change would be to the branding and packaging only but the characters of mr and mrs potato head were alive and would stay that way. Hasbro is just the latest toy company to reexamine its products as culture evolves in twenty nineteen rival. Mattel debuted a new line of gender neutral dolls that come with wigs of various lengths and a variety of clothes from skirts slacks ties to dresses. At the time mattel said the dolls were quote designed to keep labels out an invite everyone in unquote and last year. Mattel unveiled a new line of barbies. That may look a bit different than the skinny blond dolls. You remember from your childhood. The new barbie line includes dolls with prosthetics. Buzz cuts skin conditions and a variety of body types. Even a ken doll with shoulder. Length hair put simply toy companies or evolving as their customers do data on transgender and gender non binary individuals is not publicly collected in every state. So it's hard to know exactly how many young people identify such but at two thousand nineteen federal survey found that around one hundred and fifty thousand americans between ages thirteen and seventeen identify as trans. Or non binary hasbro senior vice president. Kimberly boyd kept it simple. In a statement fast company culture has a vault. She said quote the way. The brand currently exists with mr and mrs is limiting when it comes to both gender identity and family structure on quote. Hasbro's planning to release a new set of potato heads. This fall called up potato family. Pack it will come with two large potatoes. One small potato and a variety of accessories typically associated with any gender. That means kids can make a family. That looks like anything they can imagine. Potato head may be a simple toy but hasbro's push toward gender. Inclusivity symbolizes a larger cultural shift toward self identification and invitation for all to think outside the toy box
A mister no more: Mr. Potato Head goes gender neutral
"Well, I'm not agree. It's gonna be what kind of call him. He she it Mr Pretender, Head or potato head is becoming. Ah! I don't know what he's becoming. I really don't Hasbro, the company that makes potato shaped plastic toy. That's what he is. He's the potatoes. It's a potato soup. Last point. He's Mr Potato head, dammit! You didn't tell your kids that Anyways, giving
Hasbro, Mattel Say Toy Boom Isn't a One-Off
"Last night. We got a terrific from the tell. That's the iconic toymaker. What happens the soccer name. No kidding it actually said because day reminding. Managers found hard to get excited too worried about the ready crew. Gresley bidding up the canvas stocks. But make no mistake. Mattel's doing great. Ceo on crisis orchestrated effort. -nificant turnaround here. And let's have got yet another confidence-inspiring aspiring quarter. The country poorer top and bottom line with bush guide for twenty twenty one in response suck actually spiked. Three percent in early trading. Getting dragged down by the on weeds. What i'm calling the rest of the market. So could this really have room to run. Let's take a closer look with you on crises. The turnaround orders chairman. Ceo patel real. These results michigan. Welcome back demand money. Jim it's great to be here in on your manager word when things weren't doing waste things weren't doing well when things that down very low you said things are starting to get better. This was the finest fourth quarter in fifteen years despite a worldwide pandemic. Talmadge do it. Yes jim this was an exceptional quarter for mattel without best performance in years with strong consumer demand and another milestone near for the company for the second quarter in a row which have double digit sales growth without grace. The industry in gain share on a global basis but are results excited expectation on many levels with the highest fourth quarter growth in fifteen years as you said with a significant increase in profitability with a full year operating income. That was two and a half times higher than than last year. But this is not just about the quarter or the year. It's about a multi year strategy that is tracking very well which puts us on in a strong position to continue to increase profitability and etc growth. In two thousand twenty one and beyond what i liked about it but these were all fantastic numbers but you told me one day jim this company which has terrible cash flow can make fortunes on everything that it does put out so when barbie has a plus eighteen percent quarter number one toy property globally in twenty twenty doll- but boy you're making a lot more money off each barbie even though they're more interesting fascinating diverse inclusive than any of the line. At that i've ever seen as we made significant progress improving. Our ability. Gross margin has increased for the tenth consecutive quarter. And this is only getting better and stronger in terms of cash flow if you look at the journey that we've achieved last three years. Gross margin improved over. Eleven hundred points are cash flow improved by almost five hundred million dollars and our operating income is up more than six hundred and fifty million dollars so very strong performance on the bottom line. And we're making good progress on the top line as well. This was the second quarter in the row where we improve our top line by double digit. You're making it look easy. There was a time. When i first met who. I looked at your balance sheet and i question you're you're not your visibility your viability. The viability certainly taken off the table. Visibilities take off the table. At this point. I now have to wonder. You've got this great balance sheet now. I mean really is you've delivered. You have the number one of the industry you ever. American girl turnaround. Is it time to do something. Even were used something. The entertainment industry that you used to be king of come on free cash flow has steadily improved over the last three years we went from a negative three hundred and twenty five million dollars in two thousand seventeen to a positive one hundred and sixty seven million dollars this year going forward will will be focused on converting an increasing percentage of our ebitda into free cash flow and as we've previously stated we intend to utilize cash to reduce our debt and improve on balance sheet even further given the expectation for higher and more asian of cash. We expect to Continue to reduce our leverage ratio. And make our way towards an investment grade rating.
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Chris Pine to Star in ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ Movie for Paramount
"We have a movie based on the infamous and famous role playing game Dungeons and Dragons That's in the works for some time in 2022. And Paramount hopes to release the movie during that year and reportedly is in talks with Chris Pine to star. Oh, nerve ease delight right there. There's already been a movie a Dungeons and Dragons movie before, but it was, gosh, it's been like 15 years now, I think, and it wasn't great. It's had a resurgence in recent years, thanks to Celebrity gamers that play it. And there's an online syriza called Critical role. And Hasbro is also a dont live action TV Serious and development Just so funny to me. I mean, I played dnd a lot and the fact that it's going to be something that's mainstream, Probably and not dorky. Yeah, speak that as a fellow nerd. Yes, Alexis Dragons have played but To see it. Yeah, that's great. It is. It's gonna be good. All right?
Families are Bored, So Classic Toys Are Hot Again
"You know good old fashioned tonka trucks. Barbie dolls and legos are hot again shirts. The holiday shopping season a time when toy sales usually sore. But that's not the reason for this specific spike. The pandemic has changed toy buying habits. According to the washington post parents seeking to entertain board kids and get them off their devices started searching for toys and games that didn't have buttons are screens and they found what they were looking for on the shelves of some of the country's most iconic brands mattel home to such names as hot wheels. Love him and fisher. Price has been watching. Its long loved labels fly out of warehouses at the same time. The company watched it stocks soar. Nearly eighty percent over the past. Six months it's barbie who's leading the charge. However sales of that iconic doll jumped nearly thirty percent in the third quarter the largest quarterly increase in at least two decades. But today's barbie isn't the same tall blond you may remember. In recent years mattel has made barbie dolls more inclusive for years ago. The company introduced curvy tall in petite versions of the dolls. Earlier this month mattel announced barbie extra dolls align a five dollars that have varied body shapes skin tones and features and customers loved finding barbie pals who looked like them so much that some of the new dolls are already sold out according to the washington post toy sales have been something to smile about an dismal retail sector market research firm. Npd group says toy sales are up. Nearly twenty percent year-over-year and parents are turning to the toys of their own childhoods classic playthings like dolls trucks. Let kids amuse themselves for as long as they want. The report says. There's no game over until mom or dad. Say-so board games and puzzles have been other hot sellers. Which has been good news for mattel. Rival hasbro game and puzzle sales spiked nearly ninety five percent in the first two months of the pandemic according to the group when summer hits sailed slowed but many expect another spike as people head back indoors the washington post reports in the third quarter sales of hasbro's monopoly scrabble and dungeons and dragons jumped more than twenty percent according to fox. Business news indicating. That kids aren't the only ones in need of entertainment. Some adults are looking to get in on the fun themselves.
Stock market news today: Dow, S&P waver on stimulus holdup, earnings
"Most stocks rose after the Trump administration resuscitated hopes for a spending package. Treasuries remained higher. 10 Year Yield 100.83% on this Friday the S and P up 12 closing at 34 65. That was a gain of 650.35%. Today, The Dow tumbled 27 points lower by 1/10 of 1% at the worst level but now have been down. 213 dropped their of 7/10 of 1% NASDAQ up 42 for the NASDAQ composite index. That was a game Just about 4/10 of 1% on the week as MP had a weekly loss of about 10.55% Bob Doll is chief equity strategist of Nuveen. He was our guest moments ago, right here on Bloomberg BusinessWeek. So the market is saying, and I think they're a lot of fundamentals to suggest. The largesse of policymakers, monetary and fiscal all around the world are going to provide us with some grist for the mill. If he will, economy is going to be okay now that's dependent on covert behaving itself with some point And eventually a vaccine. Intel after earnings dropped 10.6% today until slumped after a surprise drop in data center. Sales of tepid forecast added to concern that the company is losing its lead in computer chips. American Express is constituting program fell short in the third quarter. American Express shares shares today today down down by by 3.6%. 3.6%. Mattel Mattel rallied rallied after after third third quarter quarter results results shattered shattered expectations expectations Motel Motel up up today today by by 9.6% 9.6% rival rival Hasbro Hasbro Up Up by by 2.4%. 2.4%. So So again, again, recapping recapping turned turned out out to to be be a a mixed mixed day. day. The The down down lower lower SNP SNP NASDAQ NASDAQ Quoth Quoth Higher Higher Gold Gold Little Little Change Change Down Down 72 since the ounce at 1903, West Texas, Intermediate Crew down 2.2% re capping SNP up 12 gain of 4/10 of 1%.
What the Shell? Cracking the Lobster's Mysteries
"I still get emails about this episode of the show friends where Ross and Rachel the characters finally hookup after this law. Middle Row Manson phoebe is Kinda Tree hugger in the group She's like Oh look I knew it. Her lobster. Because, she has this kind of pop culture idea going that lobsters made life. In, there it's going to happen. How did you know that? Because she's your lobster on you guys, it's a known fact that lobsters fall love and mate for life and you know you can actually see old lobster couples walking around their tank. Hoping 'cause. They. Are lobster. All these years later, I can still hear phoebe in my head saying bad. She convinced millions of people that lobsters are super romantic on the all I care is that lobsters are super delicious but I guess it's good that they have some happiness before ending up inside a buttered roll. Delicious Delicious Lobster Roll I live in New England and Lobster are pretty much the pinnacle of summer here. Perfect for the latest episode of gastropod The podcast that looks at food. Through the Lens of Science in history I'm Cynthia Graber and I'm Nicola Twilley and this episode we're considering the lobster like first things I do lobster's really have lifelong love affairs as phoebe claims or are there relationships a little more complicated than that heads up for those of you listening with folks who might find lobster sex little too steamy. Sorry. But this episode really does get into it with the lobster bedroom action you have been warned time getting a little worm. Already but speaking of steamy, how did steamed lobsters go from prison fair to the highest chalance a fine dining out of the lobster go from trashy too fancy and finally, what does the military one with our lobsters quick note from our last episode for you Baker's out there some listeners. Let us know that American pyrex is no longer borough silica glass. European. PYREX is which is great. But American. PYREX is now made of tempered Soda Lime Glass which is the same. Stuff as drinking glasses, but the tempering means it's harder and also heat resistant, but it's not quite as shatterproof Hasbro Silica class. So Americans can cook in this new PYREX. There's a lot of fine print from the company about how to use. It can actually shatter. We've updated the episode, but we also wanted those of you who already listen to know and be careful if you've got the newer American pyrex exploding glass is not a fun mix in cakes and casseroles. Couple of weeks ago I had to Maine, with my partner Tim for some very critical gastropod research someone has to do the hard work on this show Cynthia taking one for the team like the hero she is. I'M GONNA see how easy it is to crack this lobster shell. They didn't give me any like cranky things. How do I crack a lobster? Without a lobster cracker to bring your own. It didn't say turns out. All I had to do is go back to where the Napkins were and grab a nutcracker okay. I'M GONNA I'M GONNA try. Okay. That's not so bad. So the cracking wasn't super hard to do, and then I sat right into gorge myself on all that delicious lobster meat of course, all the while dipping it into the cup of melted butter. One of the very few things I miss about living on the east coast is the summertime lobster roll. I personally am a hot butter girl although I won't turn down a Cold Mayo. Role I'm equal opportunity when it comes to lobster roll I love lobster rolls. I also love whole steamed lobsters as you listeners all just heard and some are really is the height of lobster season here. It's when the waters closer to shore warm up and the lobsters crawl into that shallower water to and mate, and they also happen to crawl into lots of local lobster traps. Summer is also when the shore in. New. England finally. Warms up enough for lots of tourists to crawl out onto it and enjoy a summer vacation tourists like Trevor Corson of the book, the secret life of lobsters my grandparents were summer visitors to Maine when I was a little kid and we would go visit them there and as a very small child, I was completely entrenched with the lobster boats when they would come into the dock. So watch them unload their lobster catch and to me, the lobstermen were were like these cowboys of the East you know they were these romantic rugged individualism and I was so angered of of them in their boats that I had decided already. Pretty. Early on when I was a kid I was going to grow up to be a Lobsterman and that didn't plan pan out. At all trevor became a writer instead, which as everyone knows is way less glamorous but he figured out a way to finagle himself into becoming a temporary lobstermen by writing a book about it, and so I actually moved to the small island. 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"hasbro" Discussed on Take it or Leave it
"Figured we talk about a couple of stories because I've gotten I have gotten questions about both of these topics, , email to me and message to me. . So we ran a story over unfiltered free parents last week about the Hasbro troll doll. . Did you see this tiffany? ? Yes, I , did. . Okay. . So this troll doll, , which is based on the character poppy. . Basically it it has a button on the belly where the belly button would be, , and it sings and it has like ten different phrases and sings different songs and then what parents noticed was when they opened up the doll box and they looked at the doll, , there is a second button betwixt poppies legs in the. . Spot and when you push it, , she squeals and giggles. . And that is not noted on the box. . That anywhere. . hoppy has a special upside down mix up park button where she's giggles and squeals. . But this mom just Jessica McManus started this petition online saying. . This isn't appropriate for a lot of reasons. . She started a petition on change dot org where she got well over two hundred, , thousand signatures at this point <hes> she says, , this troll doll is basically conditioning kids should we do a trigger warning trigger warning? ? D. . Say. . Those words that could be triggering to people in regards to abuse. . Okay. . Is that what you have to say I? ? Think I. Don't . know if we're GONNA talk about it. . We should at least put it like on the caption of the thing when we post it is all in Oh for the for the episode. . Yeah. . I thought you meant right this minute we'll. . Yeah, , it doesn't hurt. . Okay. . All right. . Do it now to they'd call I didn't think that near correct. . But what they're basically saying is this doll and the placement of this button and the sounds at the dollar makes when you touch the button. . are conditioning our kids towards A. . Pedophilia being okay with being touched or molested or pedophile pedophilia, , and they're saying that that's okay and some parents on the other side of this or saying we're really were really reaching. . This is such a canceled culture. . This is such a this. . This is such that, , and then there are lots of parents that are saying, , well, , why are we putting a button in that spot? ? Anyway. . Like what is the need for a child's toy for a button to be there? ? So I just thought we'd have a conversation about that. . Well and from what I understand. . There isn't an actual button correct me if I'm wrong. . There isn't an actual button on the dolls stomach. . Like there's no, , it's inside. . So you so her stomach is flat and you touch it. . It's right. . It's like a squeeze I, , guess. . Yeah. . Whereas on the CROTCH. . It's an actual protruding it is there is. . There is a cut out. . You can see the button it looks it's a circular button. . That's exactly what it looks like that. You . would rise <hes>, , and so that's my point is that why I don't know anyway so I was interested in what they had to say about it. . They said, , this feature was designed to react when the doll was seated, , but we recognize the placement of the sensor may be perceived as an appropriate. . Does like what does that mean like when you slam it down it goes When you sit down at does it like gasps and giggles? ? and. . So. . It begs a few questions for me personally number one I'd like to know how did it get through? So ? many marketing and production meetings that nobody was in the corner raising their hands saying hey. . Quick. . Question why are we putting a button on poly? ? What's her name Poppies Vagina like why are we doing like? ? Why would we put it? ? They're like why? ? If we want poppy to sing an extra song or doing extra giggle? ? Do we not put it on the hand? ? Are we not put like like you know what I'm saying like there was nobody in any one of these because you have to think. . I don't know much about big business but what I can tell you. . Is that there had to have been how many marketing and production meetings and prototypes built of poppy prior to going to production and being in the local Walmart and target Right. . There have to. . There's no way because I I just know how many times I have to get a sample of t-shirt when I'm just printing my own t shirts where I'm like, , you know what I don't like I don't like the way the t looks there. . I don't like the this or that, , and you play with it and you go back and forth how many meetings did they have? ? Where people were sitting around a table and looking at a prototype and think note the vagina that's where the button should be, , and even if it was for sitting how often in reality are you actually like sitting? ? Adul- down I'm trying to think like I feel like when my kid plays with dolls, , they're standing and just be beep and then thrown like it's never like. . Seated so much that there needs to be or it would make sense. . It would make sense if it was one of those, like, , , do you remember the dolls that the ones that you feed the Plato or the bottle with, , and then you sit them on the toilet? ? That makes sense to see to have a seated position for the doll because I have I have taken a bunch of Plato out of out of that dolls. . But before because what was it baby alive? ? That's stupid. . Baby alive was you'd feed it Sophia would feed it. . There was little plato things where you could make it look like peas or carrots or baby food or whatever, , and then it would eventually make. . Its way into the diaper but mostly, , I was just pulling plato out of dolls but right. . But it would sit on a potty and you could make p you'd push its belly and the P. would come out. . Yes. . 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Hasbro Troll dolls almost broke the internet
"Figured we talk about a couple of stories because I've gotten I have gotten questions about both of these topics, email to me and message to me. So we ran a story over unfiltered free parents last week about the Hasbro troll doll. Did you see this tiffany? Yes, I did. Okay. So this troll doll, which is based on the character poppy. Basically it it has a button on the belly where the belly button would be, and it sings and it has like ten different phrases and sings different songs and then what parents noticed was when they opened up the doll box and they looked at the doll, there is a second button betwixt poppies legs in the. Spot and when you push it, she squeals and giggles. And that is not noted on the box. That anywhere. hoppy has a special upside down mix up park button where she's giggles and squeals. But this mom just Jessica McManus started this petition online saying. This isn't appropriate for a lot of reasons. She started a petition on change dot org where she got well over two hundred, thousand signatures at this point she says, this troll doll is basically conditioning kids should we do a trigger warning trigger warning? D. Say. Those words that could be triggering to people in regards to abuse. Okay. Is that what you have to say I? Think I. Don't know if we're GONNA talk about it. We should at least put it like on the caption of the thing when we post it is all in Oh for the for the episode. Yeah. I thought you meant right this minute we'll. Yeah, it doesn't hurt. Okay. All right. Do it now to they'd call I didn't think that near correct. But what they're basically saying is this doll and the placement of this button and the sounds at the dollar makes when you touch the button. are conditioning our kids towards A. Pedophilia being okay with being touched or molested or pedophile pedophilia, and they're saying that that's okay and some parents on the other side of this or saying we're really were really reaching. This is such a canceled culture. This is such a this. This is such that, and then there are lots of parents that are saying, well, why are we putting a button in that spot? Anyway. Like what is the need for a child's toy for a button to be there? So I just thought we'd have a conversation about that. Well and from what I understand. There isn't an actual button correct me if I'm wrong. There isn't an actual button on the dolls stomach. Like there's no, it's inside. So you so her stomach is flat and you touch it. It's right. It's like a squeeze I, guess. Yeah. Whereas on the CROTCH. It's an actual protruding it is there is. There is a cut out. You can see the button it looks it's a circular button. That's exactly what it looks like that. You would rise and so that's my point is that why I don't know anyway so I was interested in what they had to say about it. They said, this feature was designed to react when the doll was seated, but we recognize the placement of the sensor may be perceived as an appropriate. Does like what does that mean like when you slam it down it goes When you sit down at does it like gasps and giggles? and. So. It begs a few questions for me personally number one I'd like to know how did it get through? So many marketing and production meetings that nobody was in the corner raising their hands saying hey. Quick. Question why are we putting a button on poly? What's her name Poppies Vagina like why are we doing like? Why would we put it? They're like why? If we want poppy to sing an extra song or doing extra giggle? Do we not put it on the hand? Are we not put like like you know what I'm saying like there was nobody in any one of these because you have to think. I don't know much about big business but what I can tell you. Is that there had to have been how many marketing and production meetings and prototypes built of poppy prior to going to production and being in the local Walmart and target Right. There have to. There's no way because I I just know how many times I have to get a sample of t-shirt when I'm just printing my own t shirts where I'm like, you know what I don't like I don't like the way the t looks there. I don't like the this or that, and you play with it and you go back and forth how many meetings did they have? Where people were sitting around a table and looking at a prototype and think note the vagina that's where the button should be, and even if it was for sitting how often in reality are you actually like sitting? Adul- down I'm trying to think like I feel like when my kid plays with dolls, they're standing and just be beep and then thrown like it's never like. Seated so much that there needs to be or it would make sense. It would make sense if it was one of those, like, do you remember the dolls that the ones that you feed the Plato or the bottle with, and then you sit them on the toilet? That makes sense to see to have a seated position for the doll because I have I have taken a bunch of Plato out of out of that dolls. But before because what was it baby alive? That's stupid. Baby alive was you'd feed it Sophia would feed it. There was little plato things where you could make it look like peas or carrots or baby food or whatever, and then it would eventually make. Its way into the diaper but mostly, I was just pulling plato out of dolls but right. But it would sit on a potty and you could make p you'd push its belly and the P. would come out. Yes. So that would make sense for a seated thing.
"hasbro" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"But when you throw rocks and bottles and things like that at cops at Austin cops, and that has happened, many Austin police officers have been injured over the past few months. Dealing with these rioters, maybe have several have been hurt injured. Yeah, we could go on and on. Where's Mayor Steve Bagger on that he has been. He has been out there on that and worry is it's been out there in it. Well, he's been in it and his response has been well, that means we need to defund the police. We need to make things even more dangerous when he should step up to the microphone and tell those kids to go home or you're going to get apprehended. Get arrested. Yeah, Yeah, if you are, let's see. It is 8 38 Hasbro the toymaker. Oh, yes, I know you're not. You know, you probably have no idea what I'm talking about. But the Hasbro troll doll. You know, I'm talking about control. Don't know. Do the Googles right there. Look up! Ah, Hasbro's troll dolls Well, they have been pulled from the shelves amid complaints that it promotes child abuse. Sexual assault. My mother was shocked to find out that one of the troll doll she got her two year old is she received while she received it for a birthday present. It seemed to be promoting sexual abuse, so they got an online petition going brought widespread attention. Toe Hasbro after the video of the mother's showing. The trolls world tour giggle and sing, Poppy, this is I guess they sing in the giggle Well, it revealed that the button that's located tow to make the doll giggle and sing. That button is located right where the genitals located. Oh, my God. Yeah, well, first of all dolls don't have generals. They never. They never have had general Now when you push the dolls button right there and its genitals it gasp! Oh, I see and giggles..
Hasbro Pulls “Inappropriate” Trolls World Tour Doll
"So Hasbro is pulling one of its toys from shelves after a petition alleged that the placement of one of its features could have long term effects on a child's mental or physical health. In that position, a petition a mother wrote that the DreamWorks trolls World Tour giggle and seeing poppy doll Gasps and giggles upon activation of a censor between the Tories legs could give mixed signals to young kids that don't understand and are trying to learn about appropriate
Hasbro pulls Trolls doll over concerns it promotes inappropriate touching
"Shelves amid complaints it promotes child abuse. Toymaker Hasbro says that it's in the process of removing the trolls World tour giggle and sing Poppy doll from the market. And will offer customers a replacement doll of the popular female character. The doll had been designed to giggle when placed in a sitting position. But some parents complained the sound activation button is inappropriately placed between the doll's legs. An online petition suggested dollars conditioning our Children to think pedophilia is okay. Rakoff, CBS
Atari Are Back Into Consoles - Where Are They Now?
"The timing for grams at votes you toy brand from Hasbro in renamed company Atari. So, we voted the first first time from Hasbro. Rename. The company Atari whilst world in we sold his company to Hedge Fund. Around Twenty two, thousand, six, two, thousand, seven game over graduate even begin to launch a shoulder. Alive, you'll left basically in story to do things on my own so I get investing in Games. Responsible, for Fitness Games, jeeter Michael or swing visiting Zombie Games. In Game Late Twenty twelve early twenty not to Hedge Fund which at both the company from US winter in into the nation in Vail. So the edge fund itself Wendy to. In be called me back in this love with finding for bankruptcy for jobs in the US. All you're interested. So. Twenty four hours to say a do it. Forty eight hours to. Find the money to buy back in US oil handed up. Becoming, the first of the major shoulder. Over Jari in twenty realty in two guests would say one year. To extricate ourselves with the bankruptcy process. At the time, the company was doing one meet in Euros of revenue and we. Around more than thirty million euros of. Debt so. was. Even the whole. And yes, one year to basically leave bankruptcy in the US and then three years to survive three years to reboot in DC where we are today. Now too long process, but you said like threat that whole time game so is that is that painting a passion like a personal passion for you? I've always liked you know new issue in games I'm the Not of not do producer I am more than the executive producer zero are. Tried to make things happen some set. To. have to rely on teams so It's The beauty of his business inc is you know you always want you create you don't know if he's is going to work. but if you wait in the most if It is just to realize acknowledged it'd be steak. So if you kill the game early enough, you will not lose money not not too much suit against it come back. It's like four right you wanna stay at the table so don't go in. for each project because you're going to end the bust I think it's just a question of you know amid a mistake. Let's get it. Let's stop here. Don't. Business Point during the game into the market because you're GONNA lose bovine. So join me because you have to be. Arab record in the analyses and your ignorance rich of any state as if you can follow me. Something I'd love to get your thoughts on to what I've seen in bit is, is they small indie studios may make say one mobile game it'll explode it'll go huge but then they really struggled to get that follow up game. Is there a lot of pressure from these studios? Maybe they've gained investment off the back of their previous success in the being pushed like you need more than a one hit wonder. I think the win seats in never run in the studio a who is being on the publisher side of the investor side or the executive produce aside so. It's a very difficult business Tell you want I you know it's like being tennis. You have one federer you have one the dog. Thousand Meetings of. Or? So people tend to look at one. Success Rightly, I would say, but visit outs look at these guys we have invested X. and they've met in one meeting thunder. In your yet but so it's great but don't forget. You have one fitter one dollar, your nuggets of Denny spares in the world. So you have. Millions of studios but drivenow studios. We didn't make it. So you have to be very mindful of act and then I would say the of issue. With the to studio that I've found is, is guys deb's in big gain of Utah everything inside the game in before you also did some marketing daughters, your some hours. So He's what received a lot of example than you know, sad stories for studios and great stories above issues where you know. That has invested more than. Adding to the game and the students Vancouver's do better but they don't have the mind to finish Beta on investing marketing issue with somebody was the money we physically speaking up though the project. So it's very, it's a, it's a very difficult situation in. What's going to do the Tories? reconized that than trying to out drank to basically. Bring product to some products to the market, but it's very difficult to. The point is once you have the game, usually the sequel is easy because you have a young money flowing obscene. Experience situation. So you don't have enough problems on after two years or three years at you like, okay. What do we wanted to?
Scrabble app faces backlash from traditionalists as board game goes online
"Today's topic is scrabble. US Avid. Word nerds have been using the a scrabble APP for many years now it's a great way to fill the time and challenge your mind as you deal with the stress of corona virus and zoom calls. My Mom who's eighty five years old with an incredible mind for words plays every day. Unfortunately despite America's urgent need for things to pass the time right now, the folks Hasbro decided to kill ea scrabble. For most people. It stopped working on June sixth. Almost five hundred people have commented on my blog post about the shutdown and boyer they, upset. In the place of EA scrabble, you can try the new APP scrabble go created by scope. If, you can imagine they've game fide scrabble. scrabble go includes throbbing graphics in Garish Orange, Yellow and purple. It constantly bugs you to get your facebook friends to play. You could earn chestful of virtual prizes and customize your scrabble tiles. It includes duels, tournaments and timed contests that everyday scrabble players would have no interest in. After ten you get to watch pure. Add for other silly games more suitable for children. I did my best to give scrabble go a fair chance, but even if you can get past the distracting graphics lighting up like a Vegas Casino, there are problems. I cost four dollars ninety nine cents a month to get rid of the ADS and get features that used to be free like seeing the best move that you missed. Sixty dollars a year is pretty steep. Second. If you like to play the machine, you'll be disappointed. You Play Zoe an animated Avatar with an unnaturally large head. WHO's a pretty lame scrabble player? Many players, soliciting you to play, are actually bites. WHO also tend to be terrible? Third the game includes boosts which allow people to cheat. Once you accumulate enough gems. You can swap out your tiles anytime when any move which makes it way too easy. The only escape is a deeply buried classic mode. Finally. Many women players tell me that men are hitting on them using scrabble. Go as a dating site. My evaluation despite the name scrabble go isn't even good enough to use when sitting in the bathroom. Don't despair though there are alternatives. If you like to play the computer, the best choice is word master pro. This elegant APP created by developer and Brazil has a computer that plays at lightning speed, and can be set to a high challenge level, and to avoid strange words. You'd never spot outside a scrabble dictionary. It's only three ninety nine a one time purchase. There are scrabble variants like Lexus and works with friends, but classic scrabble players will object since they don't duplicate the traditional scrabble layout. If you want a timed game, go to I. S C Dot Aro, the Internet scrabble club. It's a rush, but not everyone loves the stress of a countdown timer.
"hasbro" Discussed on Radio Free Cybertron - All of our Transformers podcasts!
"So he designed to distributed those the the company's still does still there And Sunglasses and things like that and In that world Just like the apparel world and in many other places are big deal and a licensed brands are a big deal. So most people think of things like Like a Gucci Michael Coors Nike is a big one obviously Where they take that brand and they put it on. I wear sunglasses. And then they can obviously ask the consumer to pay a lot more because Nike's very popular brands including Nike. Didn't make the prescription glasses that I got from my in right optometrist. Right some big company bought the rights or Got Agreement with Nike to use that Swedish on their on their sunglasses. And they're in the frames and obviously now commanded much higher dollar and Nike gets on their side. They cut of the sales and also Often just kind of like flat payment. In addition to that and that that percentage of the sales they get a royalty and and it varies. It's all negotiation so everybody cuts a different deal for that But you know it's it's in theory a win win for the two companies Nike and the and the manufacturer of whatever product they licensed to and And a third win Is in again in? Theory is for the customer because they get a product that they like and they generally like it then. Yeah it's everybody wins so that that's kind of generally how royalties work right. It's Somebody who specializes in a certain product they need to kind of Pump it up with some brand power and instead of building their own brand which can take decades and it may not work they can go find another brand in an unrelated world and they can pay that brand the owner of that brand and and they're basically saying. Hey I wanNA use your logo. I WANNA use your name on my stuff. And they have brand power overnight in their in their category and everybody gets cut so in my world in eyewear as it happened like we had a need for a new kids Brandt We at the time and I believe still. The company's still is a license ee of Nickelodeon But you always want more brands in your portfolio so we had a need for additional kids brands. We had already kind of used up all the nickelodeon brands and we had sold product to all the different retailers and of course now retailers asks ask for more so we needed more kids brands and John Happens to be a big fan of one has broken in particular transformers and I remembered that our licensing director had come to me before and the licensing director is basically in charge of all the contracts and all the deals that the companies are cutting with each other She had come to me before giving be a A brand presentation from Hasbro that my company had gotten a few years before before I joined and Hasbro had actually proposed in the past a licensing deal to several eyewear manufacturers so it can go both ways you know these big companies that have brands that they think are very valuable. Obviously Hasbro makes a big deal. Their brands they know that they can make additional money. Selling just the brand licensing the brand to other companies and again the other companies do most of the work Creating the products Using those licensed brands and again what has broken is a check in the mail. What's what's that presentation called. That are the proposal called. I mean it's a licensing deck. You know it can it can be. It can be really anything it can be as gimmicky fine or as conflict straight laced in financial in nature As a company wants but It's it's a basically a licensing deck. If you said that to anybody in licensing they would they would know you were okay what you're talking about. It's like a reverse R. S. P. or something. Yeah it's it's basically would basically looks like is like in the case of Hasbro and really any company. It's them kind of saying like here are all the brands in our portfolio. Here all the brands that we own. Here's how popular they are Here's their target audience. Here are the sales every year In other licensed categories so ideally that they will say like you know this brand already works in all these different kinds of products like it's already proven successful that you can. You can put a transformers logo Autobahn Shield on just about anything and it will help sales so they kind of demonstrate that in the presentation and then sometimes they will In some cases actually kind of like put a very kind of loose structure in place at the end of the presentation. Just to give you an idea of how many years they would like an agreement with you Kind of how they healthy structure those kind of deals like at a very high level that would be at the very end of the presentation. But yeah it's mostly just the company kind of bragging on itself and trying to convince you that this sprint that these brands very popular very relevant and they work already As a licensed brand so it does happen both ways right so anyways that triggered in my head. Hey then I guess this means. Hasbro doesn't have an I wear license licensee and we need more kids brands. So let's Meet Hasbro at Licensing Expo and licensing expo is a giant trade show. That happens every year in Las Vegas and licensing. Expo looks a lot like toy fair. Frankly because there are giant booths everywhere in the trade show in the ballroom the Exhibit Hall. Hasbro's one definitely one of the bigger booths and in addition to obviously toy brands. I would say probably half. The show is toy. Brands like youth brands. Entertainment rants There are all kinds of things. So there's like a Martha Stewart booth and there's eighty Back in the day. There was a duck commander booth in. You know there's all kinds of Brands automobile brands any any company. That again wants to convince you to buy the rights to their brand and put it on your product. They are at that trade show and we as a team myself a couple of other people. We scheduled a meeting with Hasbro at their booth Which I was very excited about obviously and and we at that point. It's very casual you. Kind of meet with Hasbro's licensing director and you have your licensing director and you just can't you basically at that point you just discuss each other's companies and you're just kind of feeling each other out so. Hasbro just kind of goes back over their size and their success. And all that stuff you as a company you go over your history with licensing Your you're giving give an idea of your annual sales and you're just trying to kind of validate each other right so so after that initial meeting everybody goes home and of the licensing directors go to work and so other than the contract negotiations which are just numbers. Not as interesting. What you are doing often is showing Hasbro. Especially if Hasbro isn't very experienced in your product category you putting together prototypes in drawings and creative examples of what you do with the Hasbro brands and so you create a presentation and a pitch to Hasbro to show them. Hey we're you can trust us with your brand so we can take your logos we can take your Ip we can take your trademarks intellectual property and we can put it on our product. It's GonNa look good and people are GonNa want to buy it in. Here's what it looks like. So we sent them a presentation that showed all these transformers and my little pony and Plato product designs and concepts glasses sunglasses and all that jazz and that basically just shows them that. Hey we're not you know we're not amateurs at that at the product level and that's really what matters so you want product that will sell so you know. It's a courtship They they know that you were working kind of blind Because one thing that doesn't happen in licensing very often sometimes but usually not you don't get official artwork and yes before you cut the deal so has rose not going to send you all the official files for like transformers stuff. They did that. Yeah Yeah So. You're they know there's kind of a wink wink that they know that you're scrapping together. Things you find on the Internet and doing the best you can to just kind of concept stuff them so if everybody's happy with what they see a deal is kind of agreed pod and you know kind of what that is at a fundamental level is. It's a number of years. You guys agree to how many years you're going to be partners up. Basically how many years is Hasbro going to promise that you are the only company that's GonNa make transformers glasses or transformers wrapping paper or transformers clean? X.'s put your protected from From Hasbro going out and finding another partner however in some cases Companies do sign. Non exclusive deals. They're less expensive They're higher risk obviously But most deals in our exclusive so the company like Hasbro's committing to you Three years five years six years. Whatever it is that no other competitor in your space is going to get these brands and And then you also agree to the percentage of royalties so again that is. Hasbro is going to take a percent of your sales of their branded products. They'RE GONNA put it in their pocket and then the final thing. That's kind of like a updates of these agreements is a minimum so that is sales minimum. And it's basically agreeing to a minimum payment that the company is going to give Hasbro So you the LICENSEE Hasbro's licensor Hasbro is giving you their brand. You're taking their brand. So they are the licensor. And you're the licensing so as the licensee you're promising Hasbro that hey no matter how good or bad sales are and sometimes things don't work out even if the sales are terrible. I'm going to at least give you this much money every year. That's your minimum agreement. And you agree to that too so That's Kinda Reassurance from Hasbro that we're going to get at least something for for our trouble in at least something for risking giving our brand to somebody else. So when those things are all lined up what happens is then you get the official artwork in content and all that stuff and you know. In a case of a company's biggest Hasbro were nickelodeon or Mattel or or any of those kind of entertainment at brands. Of course that's very organized and clean and and you are you as the license. You are kind of kept up to date and you're you are regularly kind of seasonally sent new content which in some cases can be spoilers. If you're interested or knowledgeable into brand you do from time to time get sneak. Peeks at stuff pretty far advanced because the artwork and the creative content that accompany like Hasbro will give the t shirt maker or the I wear maker or again. Any of these licensees. They prepare that artwork way in advance very very far advanced. And they give that to us so we have plenty of time to design product. Get it manufactured often overseas. And have it brought over in time for it to hit market around the time. That has bruce core products. The toys are hitting the market. So everything looks pretty much like it's coordinated So we get we get stuff very far in advance and of course you sign nondisclosure agreements. So that's that's part of the deal for sure That a lot of the artwork that you're seen Six MONTHS EIGHT MONTHS. Nine months in advance That is confidential and your factories also half understanding that this is confidential and everybody does the best that they can. S- you to keep the secret so to speak. We know it's not a perfect system but I will say that John was very discreet. Oh thank you I would like you know. It'd be nice. Know some of this stuff but no mum's the word that's true. Yeah that's true that's true you especially again like if you have any knowledge of the brand like you would see certain things that would be exciting to share. But you honor that agreement because you never know and again. That's the agreement so we we see kind of across sports really hard to keep that secret the more people that are kind of exposed to that stuff especially when you get close to toy fair but but that's so anyway so once once the agreement is kind of set. One thing that I didn't cover is Approvals so like I said when when in the courtship when you guys are trying to get the deal with the company You're doing the best you can to make concepts that you think will make Hasbro happy. Wants the deals cut? Though when you have all the official artwork in all the stuff that you need the assets that you need to make real product now it's game time and now you have to make prototypes of the real stuff. So and this is for any product category has included has rudas like test shots in drawings and in that kind of stuff that we're familiar with all the all the licensed licensing companies all the licensees. They do the same thing The difference is they have to submit that stuff to Hasbro for approval so you're submitting prototypes of your product to.
"hasbro" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Governor toured the Hasbro plant in east Longmeadow where the toy and game factory has retooled its facility to produce a much needed PP this is a big deal they stepped up we converted some of their operations created this space to safely make it possible to manufacture geared to support our frontline workers and first responders Hasbro is making fifty thousand plastic face shield per week to donate to local hospitals fighting corona virus in Massachusetts and Rhode Island with states like Georgia taxes and local home allowing some businesses like hair salons and gyms to open their doors other hard hit areas remain under shelter in place orders here's ABC's Karina with more in Saint Charles Illinois a Smithfield foods facility order to close by the health department because a covert nineteen county officials working with the company on mitigation efforts in southern California despite a record breaking heat wave most residents are hearing to stay at home orders the LAPD chief tweeting my compliments to our community for staying away from the beaches a ten year old Roxburgh girl who was struck by a stray bullet last weekend easy improving that mayor Marty Walsh says that she still faces a lengthy recovery the girl struck while in her apartment when the gun went off in an apartment next door the girl was taken to the hospital in critical condition a gathering held at that adjacent apartment in honor of another young person whose life was lost to violence the mayor says that that gathering shouldn't have been taking place in the first place given social distancing guidelines in light of the corona virus so far no arrests in the.
Boston - Gov. Baker tours Hasbro factory now making face masks
"By the way governor Charlie Baker is trying to Hasbro factory in east Longmeadow today the games factory has been converted to manufacture fifty thousand plastic face shield per week for donations to local hospitals during this call that nineteen pandemic the governor will then be giving a corona virus update after one o'clock we will as always carry that live for
"hasbro" Discussed on Radio Free Cybertron - All of our Transformers podcasts!
"These a million times better so many comic on that card to yes. Yes yes yes thank you thank you thank you. It comes to the comic. That was done by. Dc now the marvel the stories comic affirmative crack was marble. So it's just kind of funny that The but were were trying to number. Were starrier sold by Tomi America or they sold by really licensed through like Hasbro. I don't tell me okay. I think I think they brought over with only brought him over as Tomi at the time. But yeah so yeah but this is produced by DC. Now the art the Rx Miller. It's not the name on. It isn't Listed the artist but it like the guy that did the art at least four in the eighty two eighty three Atari force and I don't remember that was but it looks similar to that guy's art and I didn't care enough to look it up but The Guy who did that at least one of the guys who did that. It looks similar to his art and beat around the same time frame. A couple other things like I'm like I'm not like running to the story day. Keep in mind. Stay at home but The wife has gone out several times. I've gone out a couple of times. But when she goes out I have her because I miss buying things toys for me so she had to make a trend runs a dollar general and I said Hey I always look for Creole. Krio stuff and I don't. I don't think I have the Graham. Lock but it's They have all of them. I don't I've been sparing with these but it's the one that transforms you build it and you can transform back and forth between a robot to Dinosaur and these are cheap and I don't remember if had it or not. The last time I talked about him I said I don't remember if have them or not but it's the Crayon side swipe. I'm pretty sure I have. The GREMLIN can a couple of years so I didn't get them but I had her get me this one. And it's the these are the ones that like to deluxe crayons. They have all the extra stuff that go with them and come in three deco each or something. Yeah let's hear a couple of things so of course I got the voyager figures from The worker series The wife had went out this weekend to get Provision in course. I cut her liver transplant stuff. They had she got me some clearance rescue robot heroes so a heatwave medics dot but bumblebee and actually really like moby a Dune buggy sort of thing. It's just a nice Just nice looking vehicle so I got that. Oh Oh yeah. So she picked me up. Seemed TRIP A. This was Ben. This has been like I mentioned before but hammer bite from cyber verse flipping love this toy except for the transformation so I was in the car. So we've been doing like this. I don't know how you put it. We'll take the kids out in the car and just drive around And then drive back home just so that we can say that. We've not been stuck in the House all day so when I took this with me in the car when we were doing a a drive down the road and I had The instructions out and I. It took me like twenty minutes to transform this thing just because it's so because it's so fidgety. And it took me forever to sort of figure it out unlike other like I transformed impeach forty four without the instructions but I couldn't transform this thing about the instructions but it's it's a nice little toy I can find it. It's worth it and I just love his face and I loved that has an articulated jaw but the thing I wanted to talk about this week when things off with is I got the ultra magnus leader class toy from the net flicks where for cyber trump series. Who needs to make Cape for that and I have not opened it I'm going to spoil myself. And Yes yes yes. People are posted pictures of this thing online and everybody says it's ugly and Garish. But like you heard my knife but You know until you have the thing in my opinions been changed. Many times destroyed that Don shares every week about That iron hide the mass. Resigning hide figure. It looked bad until we had it in hand and I threw my somewhere. That's not safe to do Brian. Well it wasn't open. I think have a pair of scissors here did okay. I'm just GONNA RIP IT Open List. Just rip this thing This is the slots spoil this. It's got like a little seal on it. So this is a shape kind of like on an ammo box or something. Yeah there's no window on it so I'm just GONNA turn open. I'd I don't say boxes anyway. So here's a report. WanNa be surprised when they spend sixty dollars on? An item from this store does interesting point there. Someone here okay. There's a window. There's a window that you can't see crap into There but it's the plato stuff. Plato how I I didn't even rise there was pleader stuff in this. It's it's compound. Let's pull the figure out and see if it's ugly person that mine is actually figure. It looks like it's putting backwards. I is that part of the spoil. Part of the No I don't think that's right. So who yeah? It's not okay. I think he looks okay. I actually like it in person better than the photos good. I'm glad someone likes those There is something I don't know what there is. It's not as bad as I. It's not as bad as I thought but that that being in there backwards just odd. I wish it was a clean deco. Yeah that's true wrong is an interesting color. Yeah I don't necessarily know why he's that color. I guess we need to watch the show to understand but died for five seconds and gets killed whalers Let's see here. I'M GONNA open up this compound. And what the hell it is Brian. Yes I was trying to be subtle about this. And do it through the skype chat but maybe adjust your microphone a little bit. I believe forgetting your breath is oh yeah. I'll fix it in post anyway. Okay yes but we still listen to it now. I run up because I assumed that it would be like you know it would bother him a lot having to edit around that for three or four hours. It's easy for me because it's all on one channel. Okay I Apologize Okay Life. What does it transfer? What does the transplant need with? Plato Oh wait. It's hiding. Enter John Cubes. I believe yes. I thought that was like the LID for it. No it's literally just like Plato. It's literally just a container. That HAS BLACK PLATO IN IT. I love snow of Plato. Plato does have very relaxing. The right word but it's very Interesting yeah the inner John Cubes Cut. This is so stupid. Yeah the cubes do at least come in a plastic envelope with more plato inside. No it's not the phone that's that's convenient and kind of silly to be you know supposedly buried in pilot so stupid. I understand what they're going for because I have seen occasionally at walgreens these little blind box toys were you excavate little treasures or a little monster figure into whatever and I think that's a really NEAT IDEA. But if that's what you're going for and you could do things with that within transformers context you could make an interesting. Little Line of many figures are accessories or anything in the world to do that. Just make those blind boxes. Don't just you know half asset and put it in a in a sixty dollar place at for reasons? So Captain Rufus says that they were making edible. Plato that tastes good it smells. I'm going to eat it. Technically Plano is edible product. I mean it's on toxic maliciously on Fox like yes. Can you actually eat it? I mean well. Yeah it's it's not made out of anything. That's not like sort of food products. I'm GonNa Throw it away because I don't WanNa give to the kids. Yeah it'd be a bad idea. Probably what I'll just do is put it like in his book bag and put it in my Desk drawer and when I feel bad. I'll open it up and sniff. I literally. I literally did that at work. I had a top of plato that I kept desktop network that I would occasionally pull out and sniff. I'm not even joking interesting idea. Yeah Okay I'm done. Let's get in the news that took a while. Yeah no not you. Not You specifically just like the whole process wild. It was me specifically to so. Let's talk about news related stuff. Oh boy yeah. So we have a couple of items talk about The News Desk Ninety two are Hasbro generation selects. Well Ninety one numbers you're right. I'm looking at right now as well. I was looking down here. Basically three things Popped up. This was what toys R. US in Japan Japan or Canada. Okay so I don't know where I don't know what channel this specific incident came through because a bunch of information was redacted out of it the reason that Iran because it basically wind up with information previously that came from Toys Earth candidate inventory system because So basically what? This is three of the things that were on a big list of leaks. A couple months ago are in here and now have shipping windows basically so it's generation selects X.'s. Exhaust Grease pit and Hubcap Which are all do? Wait this summer I think August August and September respectively So in the news article I kind of go over what it means what there's going to be what to expect from him. Cetera AS BRYANT. Getting high off his plate over there Exhaust of course will be a wheel. Jack and exhausted the thing. I'm most interested in personally just because of the hold masterpiece exhaust disaster a few years ago. Exhaust is the one. I'm least interested in because it's just going to be that wheel Jack Mold white again. Yeah with the DECO so that they don't get Philip Morris again. Yeah it's GonNa take a much more interesting use of that for generations have been slicer. Yes yes I don't think you're wrong. I just like in the context of what we're actually looking at here though. I'm just interested most by this to see what they do with it. Because it's not gonNA look like moreover a wheel Jack it can't I mean we've been down this road already. Well I mean the basic colors can stay the same. All they have to do is take the Marlboro Markings of it. Yeah Yeah I mean all. All they did was change a couple of vague shapes on the masterpiece. One that's exactly right. Yeah but even in that case Hasbro Asia declined to distribute it. Because of the Philip Morris thing point they did then I I just I don't. It's going to look like the thiokol toy. Look exactly like it by any stretch. I'm sure we will be able to draw the lines that led to whatever this exhaust is GonNa look like but I think it's going to be.
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"Hasbro is ditching plastic in an effort to become more environmentally friendly makers as packaging for new products will be mostly plastic free by the end of twenty twenty two as horrible as a stop using plastic bags elastic bands and the shrink wrap that's usually found around board games like monopoly apple says it will begin cutting down on plastic packaging next year that CBS is Diane king hall the Rhode Island based company eliminated wire ties in twenty ten and added instructions for recycling in twenty sixteen when it comes to the treatment of Alzheimer's disease any news is good news CBS is Jim shot every says a new drug is showing some promise an Alzheimer's drug may be the key to reversing brain damage caused by drinking alcohol during adolescence and the teen years scientists at Duke University say the drug the net result reverse brain inflammation caused by excessive alcohol use it also appeared reversing neuron damage the net result boost the levels of communication chemicals within the brain slowing the decline of memory as well as improving the ability to carry out everyday task by Alzheimer's patients this study published in alcoholism clinical experimental research may also improve the understanding of how alcohol farms the developing brain Jim Chevy CBS news to international space station astronauts are outside for a space walk this morning SpaceX and Boeing hope to fly their crews spacecraft to the space station before the end of the year robotics controllers already put a docking port in place for their eventual arrivals astronauts Andrew Morgan indicate will make the power data connections during a planned six and a half hour space walk both Boeing and SpaceX have said they hope to fly before the end of the year but both companies experience delays no launch dates have been announced yet Peter king's CBS news Orlando and you can take a look at those astronauts live on the NASA website Boston for a living therefore please call the State Street thank long medical please WBZ thank you for getting our listeners to their destination thanks a lot thank you try.
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"So that we don't have situations like street occur. The future provinces really good about that stuff. We have a lot of family services. And it's really unfortunate that that was that was the route that they decided to go down in providence. Police officers did to welfare checks on the Las Cas chimera before she gave birth at the request of neighbors. But they were not able to do anything less Kamera is being held without bail the Boston Globe. As a story about maybe Massachusetts making a play for Hasbro says now, it's Charlie baker's turn to roll the dice in the board game that we call where we'll Hasbro guessing where the tweet company will put its new headquarters has been a popular pastime, the globe says Rhode Island political circles for much the past couple of years. Everybody seems to be looking for clues since the Baker administration is now making its own push to persuade the company to move its monopoly money to Massachusetts state economic development officials have made overtures to Hasbro before about the headquarters without much luck. Now could it be too late? Soon for Massachusetts globe says it's hard to tell says much of the focus has been on providence for obvious reasons. Hasbro wants to consolidate its operations in Rhody where it employs more than fifteen hundred people. They want to consolidate in a modern office setting when more appealing to millennials so think Providence's hip urban downtown versus has Bruce out of the way campus at calls it in Pawtucket. The chatter has focused lately on a parking lot across from the Dunkin donuts center next to an office building that has Hasbro already occupying that by the way. Now, the downtown lot behind one citizens plaza also has been discussed, of course. Well, the Hasbro departure in any way, shape or form out of Pawtucket would be a major blow when you consider the fact that they just closed Memorial Hospital. Of course, the PawSox are off to Worcester. The season after next Jewish community and allies we talked about the story yesterday. They're concerned about a couple who were spotted wearing Nazi clothing and standing on a holocaust memorial ground. Here's Chloe Leshner from. ABC six hatred on display in broad daylight in the center of providence..
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"Us way down. Patrick anderson. Today's Providence Journal lasts the mystery question could Hasbro have designs on downtown providence developer, the pro charity group told city officials earlier this month that it's in the running to sign an unnamed Rhode Island company as a tenant in what would be a large new office tower built on the former providence police station property that's at LaSalle square vice president and associate general counsel for that group. Michael Viuhkola told the providence zoning board on a review on January the knife. The tenant would be large enough to allow the developer to build more than three hundred thousand square feet of office space sound the site that was a requirement by the way onto the terms of the progress shoddy purchase of that property back in two thousand four plus shops and parking. So who's the tenant? Well, the coolest says testified the last time I can't tell you who the tenant is. But everybody in this room knows who that tenant is. That's what the goal is said to around of knowing chuckles from board members. I guess jocularity ensued. In addition to the headquarters in Pawtucket Hasbro occupies the providence building just across empire straight from that group building. So everybody's thinking it might be Hasbro. There aren't many Rhode Island companies looking for new offices large enough to trigger construction of a new downtown office tower. So what do you think so maybe Hasbro's being targeted with designs for downtown providence? And you know, there are a lot of rumblings that has bro their world headquarters right now based in Pawtucket. They've been talking about the possibility of pulling up stakes and heading out not just out of Pawtucket. But out of the state poll question today will Hasbro keep its world headquarters in Rhode Island. What do you think about that? You can log onto NewsRadio r I dot com. Yes. Or no. And if you wanna leave a Facebook page of comment to Facebook page for the show results yesterday. Are you optimistic a deal can be reached on border security within the next three weeks? Not too many of you are only nine percents you're optimistic. Ninety one percent say it's not gonna happen. Seven forty NewsRadio nine twenty one zero four seven FM once again off the.