35 Burst results for "hasbro"

"hasbro" Discussed on Snacks Daily

Snacks Daily

02:37 min | Last month

"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..

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"hasbro" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show

The Erick Erickson Show

02:48 min | 2 months ago

"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.

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Critical Race Theory Training Exposed at Children’s Toy Manufacturer

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:03 min | 2 months ago

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.

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The Whistleblowers Are Coming Out in Spades

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:07 min | 2 months ago

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.

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Hasbro wants your help in updating Monopoly's Community Chest cards

Big Boy's Neighborhood

00:31 sec | 6 months ago

Hasbro wants your help in updating Monopoly's Community Chest cards

"Monopoly is doing something awesome. They're asking the public to help them out on like creating the communiqu. The chest cards. You know the community chest cards. When you land on that you get a car either got shot the wrong with the community chest cutter. You owes money or something, or you receive some type of money. It depends good or bad, but they want you to give your suggestions. This is what they want to do. The monopoly community chest. It could use a little update Second prize in a beauty context Got first Holiday fund matures. Suhani fund vote now to help choose the next community

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Hasbro is updating Monopoly's Community Chest cards

The Woody Show

00:25 sec | 6 months ago

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.

Business Wars Daily

03:26 min | 6 months ago

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

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A mister no more: Mr. Potato Head goes gender neutral

On The Edge With Thayrone

00:28 sec | 7 months ago

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

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Hasbro, Mattel Say Toy Boom Isn't a One-Off

MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

04:06 min | 7 months ago

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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"hasbro" Discussed on Business Wars

Business Wars

05:55 min | 9 months ago

"hasbro" Discussed on Business Wars

"In the last episode mattel got caught playing make believe with its accounts while hasbro struggled to survive the seventies. Now it's the early eighties and mattel's back on track. It's shaken off. Its books cooking scandal and plugged into the new video game craze. It's home video games console. The television is delivering hundreds of millions of dollars in sales every year. Hasbro chief stephen hassenfeld. Canadian watch with envy. Hasbro can afford to get into video games so instead. He's hunting for a toy that can revive his company's fortunes. This is episode for resurrection. Joe the hasbro voice team is back in front of hassenfeld after two weeks scrambled a redo their botched. Gi joe pitch. They know today is their final chance to revive the company's iconic soldier doll hassenfeld settles in his chair and signals for them to start the team. Dims the lights. But today there are no theatrics just advertising chief job mccalla slide projector. You're right we don't have a movie. We have something. Better he clicks to the first slide a mockup of a gi joe comic book. We've got a marvel comic. It will tell the story of gi. Joe and elite peacekeeping force that defends the world from the terrorist group cobra. We're going to give marvel the entire gi joe ad budget so they can promote the comic using animated tv ads. The comic in those commercials will reach way more kids than star wars because kids can only see star wars when it's in theaters. That's our hook. The team waits for hassenfeld response. But he says nothing so they turn out the light hassenfeld at the back of the room. Are those tears. Welling up in his is finally he speaks. I wish my father was alive to see this. I'm going to the cemetery. I need to tell him. Gi joes back and without hassenfeld leaves the room. But hasbro's not the only toymaker plotting to take on star wars three thousand miles away in los angeles mattel's also preparing an assault on the action. Figure market for mattel challenging star. Wars isn't just about money. It's about pride to in one thousand nine hundred ninety seven. The company turned down the rights to star wars. Half a million dollars to make toys for a no name. Movie from a little known director. Sounded like a really dumb idea back then. The company's been ruing that decision ever sense. But now mattel thinks it has a star wars killer a line of fantastic action. Figures called the masters of the universe. But mattel wants to be sure about its new idea before starting production. And that's why it's invited toys r. us to it's l. A. headquarters for a preview as the toys r. Us buyer watches. Mattel vice-president marc ellis introduces the figures lined up on the meeting rooms table. Each one is locked in a ready to fight pose. He grabs an improbably muscular barbarian with blonde hair. This is he man. he's the hero and the most powerful man in the universe next. Ls grabs a blue skinned beefcake with a skull face understood. And this is he. Man's archenemy the evil steeler tar. Now let me show you. What makes them really special after placing the two figures nose to nose on the table. He pulls back man's right arm causing the figures torso swivel round then. Ls let's go and how he meant snaps back into place in his clenched fist slams into skeletal sending the evil one flying. That's the power patch. Kids will go nuts for this next. Ls hands the buyer a pocket sized comic book two weeks ago. This didn't exist. But after their first toy buyer complained there was nothing to explain the characters. Mattel quickly created this illustrated guide. Every figure will come with these comics which will tell the masters of the universe story. The buyer looks puzzled. Thought you said these were for five year olds well. Five year olds. Don't read what use is a comic. Ls fields a surge. Panic toys r. Us can't reject masters of the universe. There too big of a chain so he improvises. I forgot to mention the animated tv. Show the man from toys r. Us leaves happy. But now mattel's got a tv show to make it teams up with the cartoon studio but the animated series won't be ready for almost two years until then he man's going to have to battle gi joe without tv backup in early. Nineteen eighty-two hasbro in mattel's rival action figures arrive in stores and both the new lines sell fast mattel's muscle bound figures gross almost forty million dollars that year. Double what the company expected. But they're no match for hasbro's. Josh joe with the help of the tie in marvel comic it rakes in fifty million dollars but then.

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"hasbro" Discussed on Business Wars

Business Wars

03:49 min | 9 months ago

"hasbro" Discussed on Business Wars

"Its early nineteen eighty-one and inside hasbro's offices in pawtucket rhode island. Two men are waiting nervously in the corridor outside the company's auditorium inside ceo stephen hassenfeld is reviewing new product ideas and these two executives are due to pitch their latest concept any moment now the shorter of the two looks up at his tall broad shouldered colleague. Is this a good idea. I mean this isn't just any. Oh toy it's got emotional baggage the larger man. Shrugs as he puts on green army jacket then. They hear the sound of henry fillmore patriotic anthem. Americans we coming from inside the auditorium. Well it's too late now. That's my cue. Don't forget this. The large man takes a steel pot helmet from his colleague and pulls it down over his head. So how do. I look like muscle. Leaney's long lost brother. Screw you and with add. The man of the helmet and army jacket marches into the auditorium. He stops at the lectern and stands to attention. The lights are dimmed but he can just about make out hassenfeld mop of curly hair and big glasses he salutes. The ceo and starts the pitch commander. The enemy has is surrounded but we shall never surrender. We shall fight but if we are to win this war. Commander we're going to need hero are real american hero. We're going to need. Gi joe theatrics over. He hands off the presentation to his fellow hasbro executives who explained why the company should resurrect gi. Joe joe's been missing in action since seventy eight following his ill-fated phase as a superhero since then the ohio toymaker kenner has captured. Almost all of the action figure market with its star wars dolls but the hasbro team reckons. It's time to strike back. Ronald reagan's just entered the white house in patriotisms back in vogue. Also there won't be a new star wars movie in nineteen eighty-two now's their chance to make inroads before star wars fever returns the team braces for their ceo's reaction hassenfeld doesn't pull punches in these meetings and today is no exception on not approving this. You have no hook star. Wars has a hook. It's got a movie. I'm giving you two out of ten. Ouch in hasn't tells world anything. Below eight is unacceptable one of the executives leaps to his feet on how you keep saying grow the business grow the business but then you reject every idea we have you keep this up. I'm quitting hasn't fell leans back in his chair. He's torn gi. Joe hold a special place in his heart. His father helped introduce the groundbreaking toy but he doesn't want to let cinnamon taliban cloud his decision. Fine you have two weeks to craft to pitch worth my time. The team is surprised by their stay of execution. But now the pressure's really on they've only got two weeks to save g. I joe on the internet. You can be anyone. Some people use that power to become who they wish they were but what happens when they're little is harm other people. Mtv one percent catfish the podcast hosted by award winning filmmaker nieves schulman catfish. Podcast exposes the truth and lies of online dating..

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"hasbro" Discussed on Business Wars

Business Wars

07:26 min | 9 months ago

"hasbro" Discussed on Business Wars

"It's february nineteen seventy seven and in new york city toy fairs underway in hasbro showroom. Stephen hassenfeld is introducing a store buyer to the company's latest creations stevens the company's president and son of ceo merrill hassenfeld the curly haired thirty two year old starts by showing the buyer a display of superhero figures. This is the no gi. Joe super joe. The buyer peers at the superhero action. Figure in the red jumpsuit doesn't look much like gi. Joe stephen smaller to what a eight inches high The crisis is forcing the price of plastics. Way up so we may joe smaller that way. He's still competitive on price. What do you think honestly well. It feels desperate. Gi joe's not selling so you're copying migos action figures. Yes new york toymaker. Migos world's greatest superheroes reducing the world's greatest superheroes batman and robin dynamic duo superman momentum steal these miniature replicas of dc and marvel comic book characters are all the rage now. Kids don't want gi joes these days. Bearded adventurers who lack superpowers aren't cool instead. They want the incredible hulk the amazing spiderman and wonder woman the buyers shakes his head. Sorry i just don't think this a chance. What kittle choose. That guy over superman stephen puts on a brave face well if his name recognition your after. I've got just the thing follow me. He takes the buyer to the other end of the hasbro showroom. The girl's toys zone as they approached. Display the buyer. Here's the familiar tune of the charlie's angels theme song. The tv shows bene- smash hit since it debuted in nineteen seventy six meet. Charlie's angels in front of the buyer is a large display of eight and a half inch high plastic re-creations of the shows. Glamorous crimefighting female stars next to them is a truck colored in dazzling orange pink and magenta as the buyer takes a closer look. Stephen makes his sales pitch. So charlie's angels top ten tv show and now the latest thing in fashion dolls next. Charlie's angels barbies boring. There are three dollars one for each of the shows leading ladies and that means girls or one all three. They've got glamorous dresses and closed for action packed adventures. Like this store killing outfit. The buyers excited this is more like it. You're onto something here how much you're gonna spend on tv commercials. Two million dollars two million dollars for the initial campaign okay. I'm sold right out an order. Now stephen smiles. He's starting to think he's finally hit. On a way to grab market share from barbie and god knows hasbro needs it. The nineteen seventies haven't been kind to hasbro as gi joe's popularity waned so have hasbro's finances the company struggling so badly that ceo merrill hassenfeld has had to use the family home security for the loans. It needs to stay afloat as the buyer. Hand stephen the order for him he pops question say he got any of them. The electron of games not yet but stay tuned. That's a shame mattel's got a new football when that's going to sell like crazy. Everyone's doing them coleco milton bradley. Parker brothers you need to get in on this. You don't want to end up having been rather than hasbro right. Steven smiles weakly. Truth is he wants hasbro to get into video games but the company's just too broke to do it. Maybe if charlie's angels cells has broken go tech too but hasbro's crimefighting dolls. Can't break barbies firm grip on little girls that christmas. Barbie grinds charlie's angels into the dust under her pink stiletto super joe's a disaster to by the end of nineteen seventy-eight both gi joe and charlies angels off the market. Losing charlie's angels that's one thing but dumping. Gi joe hurts gi. Joe made hasbro but stephen and his dad. No kids are fickle customers and sometimes says a toy maker. Even your favorites must fall by the wayside as nineteen seventy nine begins. It's looking bleak for hasbro. The company lost more than five million dollars in one thousand nine hundred seventy eight a loss. That would have been a lot. Bigger if it wasn't for the surprise success of the board game hungry hungry hippos and accompanies ever reliable pencil factory. The losses confirmed wall. Street's view the hasbro as a dud stock even worse the losses have split the hassenfeld family stevens. Uncle herald runs the pencil division. And he's had enough of carrying the toy business. There's now talk breaking the company in two and then just when it seemed like things couldn't get worse. Merrill suffers a heart attack at work. he's rushed to the hospital but doesn't survive with his dad. Gone stephen now finds himself the grieving. Ceo of a toy company on its knees a toy companies stuck in the plastic age. Just as mattel on its rivals plug into the video game future a toy company. That's about to lose the pencil factory. That is it's only source of stable income and on top of all that stephen is a man living in fear. Fear of anyone finding out. He's gay on the next episode. Stephen hassenfeld transforms hasbro. Mattel gets an electric shock and barbie faces her toughest challenge yet from wondering. This is episode three of hasbro versus mattel for business owners. If you like our show please give us a five star rating and review and be sure to tell. Your friends. Subscribe on apple podcasts. Spotify a wonder we app wherever. You're listening right now. And to listen episodes one week early joined wondering plus you'll also find some links in offers from our sponsors in the episode notes. Supporting them helps us. Keep offering our shows for free another way you can support. The show is by filling out a small survey at wondering dot com slash. Soon and tell us which business stories you'd like to hear a quick note about re-creations you've been hearing in most cases we can't know exactly what was said at the time though scenes are dramatization but they are based on historical research. I'm your host. David brown tristan. Donovan wrote this story. Karen low is our senior producer and editor edited and produced by emily. Frost sound design by. Kyle random. kate. Young is our associate producer of producers. Are jenny lower beckmann and marshal. Louis.

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"hasbro" Discussed on Business Wars

Business Wars

07:53 min | 9 months ago

"hasbro" Discussed on Business Wars

"To barbie mattel's flying high in fewer than fifteen years. It's gone from a tiny startup in la garage to the biggest toy maker in the world but life is tougher for its east coast. Rival hasbro hasn't scored big since the debut of mr potato head in the early fifties and the company still earns way more for making pencils and toys. Now hasbro creative director. Don levin thinks his soldier doll could be the game changer. the company needs but he's got an uphill battle ahead persuading hasbro ceo merrill hassenfeld to bet everything on gi. Joe this is episode two boy. It's may nine hundred and sixty three and on the second floor of a squat. Red brick factory in central falls rhode island hasbro's designers are busy with their secret mission to create gi. Joe one designer uses a sewing machine to stitch a miniature naval uniform. Another is devising blueprints for gi joe's wrist joints and near the stairwell leading to the design floor and artist is sketching packaging designs. Suddenly the artist freezes. Everyone in the room goes silent and listen. They know that sound. it's the tail. Stop of merrill hassenfeld rotunda frame heading up the stairwell to their floor. The team leaps into action. They shove prototype. Dolls desk drawers stuff. Half stitched fabrics into their pockets and stash artwork behind filing cabinets. They barely returned to their seats. When hassenfeld walks in the hasbro boss pauses at the entrance and scans the room through his thick black rimmed glasses. It's like he's looking for something then without a word hasn't failed marches until levine's office and shuts the door behind him inside the office levin. Plays it cool. They merrill how was your trip good good. What's the latest on. The toys and development levin rattled through their projects hassenfeld already knows about cosmetics line for little girls a new plastic body for mr potato head hassenfeld. Let's levin finish but looks disinterested anything else. It's clear hassenfeld hasn't come to hear about those projects levin figures word must've gotten out about the team's top secret project he decides to come clean and there's something new to hassenfeld doesn't look surprised levin buzzes secretary. Can you bring the movable soldier prototype seconds later. The secretary delivers a cigar box to the office after she leaves levin opens the box inside. There's a candle. He's dressed in an olive green army uniform and his plastic cares been filed down to a military. Buzz cut hasn't felt raises bushy eyebrows and squint at military. Ken before hassenfeld can say anything. Levin starts pitching hard. this is a boy's toy. They uses the same business model. As mattel uses for barbie. We're not just designing soldier here. We're designing sold separately military equipment for him to use to canteens tents rifles. Flame throwers sleeping bags. Scuba gear the whole lot. You'll be posible. Like an artist mannequin. It's a new type of toy. Fully posible man of action an action figure has impelled crosses his arms. Where will this be manufactured. I'm thinking somewhere in the orient. To keep cost down has failed. Looks uneasy like most american toymakers in the early sixties. Hasbro's never made anything outside the united states. I don't know about this done. It's quite a leap. I need to give it some thought after hassenfeld leaves levin calls the gi joe team into his office okay. He hasn't said no not yet. At least so we need to work fast. The closer we are to a finished product the harbor. It'll be for him to say no now. This remains top secret. I don't want mattel getting word of what we're doing. It's summer nineteen sixty three and in chelsea massachusetts. A dodge lancer has just pulled up outside of plane warehouse. The driver is hasbro product developer. Jerry einhorn einhorn gets out of his car and looks around. There are no signs but he's sure this is the place this is not your average toy develop mission. He's heard this warehouse sell surplus army gear to south. American revolutionaries and einhorn needs weapons real-life weapons that he can use as models for gi joe's pocket-sized load out. He heads into the warehouse. As his is adjusted. The dimly lit interior. He sees stacks of second uniforms aging rifles on racks and large wooden crates. Full of surplus mortar shells. Then a man in a black suit emerges from the shadows. Can i help you. Einhorn's got his cover story ready. Iona museum out in south county rhode island. We're we're doing a world war display. And i'm after gear for the exhibit. Right because what you need. Einhorn spins an hour rummaging around the warehouse. He loads the trunk of his car with uniforms. Hand-grenades rifles bazooka shells and more enough equipment to make his car sag under the weight car loaded. Einhorn starts driving back to rhode island but just minutes later. He takes the wrong exit from the highway. In winds up in downtown boston hopelessly lost einhorn drives through. The streets discreetly looking for a way back. And that's when he makes the illegal left turn in front of a cop standing on the corner. The policeman motions for einhorn to pullover as the cop. Approaches bead of sweat runs down. Einhorn's back higher officer. What did i do wrong. Do not see the no left turn sign. Oh i'm sorry i'm lost. I'm trying to get back to back to rhode island. I was on the expressway. Right license and registration please. After taking the documents the cop wonders to the back of einhorn's car s. He watches the officer through the side mirror. He recalls. What levine said. Before he made this trip no one can know anything about gi. Joe if the cops pick you up we don't know you and just as he's remembering levine's words the cop puts his right foot onto the car bumper causing the car's weight to shift einhorn's heart skips a beat. Come open the truck sir. Gingerly einhorn exits the car and heads to the bag. He inserts the key and opens the trunk to reveal his hall of weapons and gear a machete stained with dried blood. Glints in the sun What's all this. It's for the museum. I work at a in.

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Chris Pine to Star in ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ Movie for Paramount

Jason and Alexis

01:00 min | 9 months ago

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?

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Families are Bored, So Classic Toys Are Hot Again

Business Wars Daily

02:15 min | 10 months ago

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.

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Stock market news today: Dow, S&P waver on stimulus holdup, earnings

Bloomberg Markets

01:50 min | 11 months ago

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%.

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What the Shell? Cracking the Lobster's Mysteries

Gastropod

05:49 min | 1 year ago

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. You know with seventy people on it year round in the winter and lived there for two years and became what's called a stern man on a lobster boat fishermen used often the term fishermen are stern man in a gender neutral way. There are females who call themselves that as

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"hasbro" Discussed on Take it or Leave it

Take it or Leave it

06:16 min | 1 year ago

"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. . So that would make sense for a seated thing.

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Hasbro Troll dolls almost broke the internet

Take it or Leave it

06:16 min | 1 year ago

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.

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"hasbro" Discussed on Take it or Leave it

Take it or Leave it

09:20 min | 1 year ago

"hasbro" Discussed on Take it or Leave it

"Been a longtime follower of both of you since about day one every week and every day you to give me in so many other parents with laughter tears in such relatable content. Thank you both for doing what you do never stopped being yourselves. Thank you. Oh, that's sweet. We get it. Doesn't it. I'm your host Meredith Mason and I'm your host tiffany. Jenkins. This podcast will discuss all things marriage motherhood and everything in between. Please remember we're not professionals at anything you may actually need. So any advice we give you you can take. Or leave because it might be crap on today's episode of take it or leave it. My husband got tired of not talking about anything and just straight up nonsense so I did. I did find a couple of stories to talk about and he is right. I was just getting straight up lazy my brain I'm telling you this decision fatigue. My brain has just been so overwhelmed. So I picked a couple of topics to chat about. But today we have Kim opening up the show for us from Ontario. Be Sure to call three, one, five, eight, three, four, two, six, nine, six, and leave us a message so you can open up the show for us. Hey, this is Kim from kick down on the mom of a two year old saucy girl an eleven year old boy that's open the show a little differently today and says just doing her mom sale. Let's do a very proud moment. No live egging. She come up with that I. Think. So she said she wanted us to do a mom bragging moment. Momma proud mom men and she also said no lie bagging which I really liked that she. That's cute. Cool brave trail-blazing. She's trailblazer. I love it. Okay. So do you have any? I'm sure you must have some one. Yeah a few. Schneider's of one. No, I mean I. Proud moment. Just like I've been out of town in Georgia so I haven't really been around lately for the past since Friday but I kept my kids home today so that I, could hang out with them. Nice because I miss him. Yeah. You were gone for a for a little bit was just you in Paris that went? Yeah. Yeah. Okay. Because I I saw your trip I mean what you shared of it. Anyway I cried like a baby and I was leaving yeah, I'm sure. What about you? I don't know if I mentioned this last week or not I. Know I mentioned it online on alive or something but. All of my kids summer camps were cancelled obviously because of covid and so. They were really bummed about that, and then there is a we found a surf camp. That's down at the beach and. I talked with David about it and I was like, Gosh we let the kids do this because they've been boogie boarding all summer and Sophia was like I WANNA learn to surf and so We decided that we were going to let them do it. We went and we watched one of the days of Surf Camp at the end of the last week to. See how they did it and to see really where the kids all over each other, what what were they actually distancing how many kids were in a group with these coaches and they had really small groups. They had three kids with a coach and they were out in the water and it's open air, and so it made me comfortable enough to sign them up. And what I can tell you as I am so proud of Sofia. She looks so comfortable on a surfboard they my kids were never beach prior to coming over to this coast and I can tell you that they just WanNa live at the beach now, which is where we've spent most of our time because it's very easy to be outside right now and you're not freaking out. But she's just getting up on that surfboard and she's just like ride in waves and it's the first thing that she's been excited about since she. Stopped doing competitive gymnastics. So it made me happy and it made me proud that she was getting out there and enjoying something and I don't know it's been. Good, job it's been great. So there's that that's amazing I'm glad that they like it faraway. They're saying I'm too far away you I I can't see their comments. So how the video they're saying I'm too far away in the video but I can't move the table because my large dog is sitting in one. Can you see the livestream is it is it from Dave's point of view? No it's here. It's just the cameras far farther away. It's usually right about there. Okay. Well, then maybe it's I, Dunno. I duNNo. Okay. Her arm. It's weird. My kid had a surgery after she broke her arm they had to screw the to the head of the elbow. The all back. The head of her elbow, the only head of her elbow had like a the. So the owner has that like weird bony side that sticks out that looks like like what you imagine a dog bone like when they pick up a dog bone I mean it's got like that piece it's called the head and it's right here and when she when she dislocated her elbow, this snapped off and broke, and so they had to screw the head back onto the bone. So she has a screw inside of that. It's it's intense decent size screw and she complains that it hurts all the time. So she keeps asking me to take her back and have it removed and I'm like I, don't I don't think they take those out like I think that's how it stays on now like I don't and she just wants it taken out. She complains every day that it hurts. So she has A. Pediatrician appointment for a well visit next month and I'm going to ask them. It'd be like, Hey, my kid had that. Had that screwed back on do they In our unit, an elbow head or can we live without it? Do you need it like once the bone heals can you take the screw out is going to be my question? No because then they're gonNA have to re break the bone to get it out your Wacko. Okay. Well, I don't. I don't know the answer it's going to be in I. Don't know either but anyway so. Anne who's olmec to`sell it probably does need to stay in there which I I keep telling her but she's you know eleven and ignores everything I say because I'm a moron. And she's constantly telling me how wrong I am about everything in life. So there's that it was I was listening to our podcast on the road trip Because I've never actually like sit down. Sat. Down and listened to it back and I. was like man I really need speed it up like I feel like I talked really slow and like take forever to get to the point. I don't I've never noticed that I have really I think yeah. It's like I was boring myself. With my mouth, my own voice. Anyway okay. As let's get into it now, I'm in a rush because I want to speed through everything because I feel do slow. I. Don't I don't think that's true but anyway. All right. So I 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.

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Hasbro Pulls “Inappropriate” Trolls World Tour Doll

Toby and Chilli

00:28 sec | 1 year ago

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

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Hasbro pulls Trolls doll over concerns it promotes inappropriate touching

WBZ Midday News

00:29 sec | 1 year ago

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

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Atari Are Back Into Consoles - Where Are They Now?

BIG Esports Podcast

05:33 min | 1 year ago

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?

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Scrabble app faces backlash from traditionalists as board game goes online

Talking Tech

03:14 min | 1 year ago

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.

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Boston - Gov. Baker tours Hasbro factory now making face masks

WBZ Midday News

00:20 sec | 1 year ago

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

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Meg Whitman, CEO of Quibi: Leadership in crisis is about getting down into the trenches.

Skimm'd from The Couch

09:42 min | 1 year ago

Meg Whitman, CEO of Quibi: Leadership in crisis is about getting down into the trenches.

"Question I wanNA start off with is weakened asked all of the time by people in our audience who are thinking about taking their next step in their career and they always ask us about how should they think about joining startup and ward. Should they consider when making that decision you joined Ebay what was relatively small at the time? Watergate things that you've thought of back then given what it later on became. Yeah well I was at Hasbro running the Preschool Division. Which was Barney Arthur teletubbies? My personal favorite Mr Potato Head and I got a call to go. There's no name. Startup called Ebay. We were barely on the Internet in Nineteen Ninety Eight. We're doing email so it was really you know completely new horizon. It's hard to imagine where we sit today and I have no to the haven't her? I said definitely not doing this. What do you call back later? That makes should really think about it. You're hooked for Ebay so I went out and met with hero media who was the founder twenty six years old time and at the end of the day. I went out there mostly because I didn't WanNa make the head hunter math and I got to San Francisco airport that night and I called my husband and I said we should do and some of the things that I would look for in. Consumer companies are is there a features and functionality benefits? If it'll allow you to do something you couldn't do before so like in my proctor and gamble days later why's cleaner fresher breath And do doesn't is there an emotional connection and if you have both of those a consumer product Bingo? Pm? Many are told me that people have met their best friends on Ebay and they were deeply connected to this website. And so I saw something that is very unique you know and then I always look for. Who's the founder or the CEO who is on board of directors? How well is the company funded? What is the consumer need that this new idea is delivering and it can be a B. Two B. Customer or the customer? But I always go to seamer going to think about this. You know in the end you jump into the abyss honestly and you have to ask yourself. What's the worst thing that lettuce like one of the craziest things that happened or something when you look back at those early days and Ebay they were like oh I did not think we are going to get through this well? I'll tell you one funny story in the recruiting process. And then I'll tell you the thing I worked wasn't sure we'd get through so when I went out to interview with Pierre and was super glad because I got to this office building and there was a receptionist and for some reason the fact that they had a receptionist to seem like it legitimized the country. Nothing I was very relieved my first day at work. I go in and where the the receptionist she used to sit. There was never sections. There was no desk. Don't make sure no receptionists. Go about my day and I sit down. I'M GONNA cube next year about. Halfway through the day I said appear what happened to the receptionist. They looked at me and he said Oh. We hired her for the day because we were pretty sure that we had a receptionist. He wouldn't think we were like big enough for legitimate enough to come work for and say well how right you were so the biggest thing that happened at Ebay that I wasn't sure we would recover from is on June tenth nineteen ninety nine. We had a twenty two hour outage for twenty two hours. You could not get to the website. Think about this. We had all these fires all these sellers. Nothing could happen. The CNN truck was parked outside of Ebay. Wanting hourly updates on the status report was it was the most frightening thing I've ever seen because we really did not know what had happened as it turned out. We have corrupted the entire back end database and took us twenty two hours to read about two hours before we brought the site backup. I looked at here and I said well. We can't bring this back up and he said don't worry right about now. Db database administrator will come running in here and they'll tell us what they found and that they're about to bring back up and I looked up here. Yeah okay. That's wishful thinking literally as if on cue about ten minutes later a DB Guinness Okay. Site is coming up. I mean obviously. That's hugely stressful. And an example. That's clearly marked in your memory. What are you like in a stressful situation? How do you react when stressed? Yeah I dive in really deep because I think leadership in crisis is about getting down into the trenches by actually slept at Ebay for over a month. Wait what yeah my system to get cops. You slept at Ebay for a month. Yes because I was sort of just have to be there like port of leadership. I was not a very deep technology executive at the time. I'm much deeper from a technology perspective today and so the only thing I could do was to be by being there lead by taking the temperature of the engineers leave by making sure all of our partners. Cisco OR VERA sign or Sun Microsystems. Were all on board to help us and so I figured that I really just couldn't leave. Because the thing was so unstable. We had a girl confrontations conference room and we use the bathrooms so when I'm fascinated by is obviously this was over twenty years ago. Workplaces look very different today. Era Trying to look different today. There's a huge movement around wellness and avoiding burnout in protecting employees from. Burn out when you look back at those days and the decision to sleep there. Would you make the same decision today? Absolutely one hundred percent because you know when there's and this was truly a crisis this was not just like sort of something that happened. This was really a crisis I mean the future of the company was at stake air and you know people have different leadership styles from my leadership style. It was absolutely the only thing to do. He considers no substitute for being there to say the truth is on the whole face. It's not at headquarters and the call was are not our network operation center and so to be there with the engineers talking to the vendors and partners just made all the difference. You know. We're interviewing you right now in a crazy time in our world where nobody is in the office now and leaders in you know us. Included are trying to figure out how to be strong. Ceo's how to be strong managers and how to show leadership them curious like you. Are you know in new leadership role at a new company However you being there. How are you showing that you're digging in? You can't physically be there. I feel like I live on zoom and we do too and I'm trying to drop into meeting. So my management style in the workplace is by walking around. I mean especially with a company of two hundred and fifty people like you know everybody above ground. See People go up to their desk. See what's happening so now. I'm dropping into meetings that I'm not actually necessarily invited to per se. Sometimes I just listened this Friday. We're doing it a company meeting on slack Which we have planned. I had breakfast with Nag which I did once a week. Which literally was breakfast with Mac? So we're still doing breakfast with meg only as coffee with MEG. And Its bring your own so we're just kind of keeping up some of those things I just got off the slack chat with women in the workplace at pretty and You know just spend half an hour answering questions from our women employees which by the way about fifty one percent of our companies. When you mentioned earlier that you become a much more technically proficient leader curly and I do not have a tech background. We certainly understand what it's like to check in with engineers and show up and show support without necessarily knowing the INS and outs of what they're talking about. How did you start to dive in to that skill set? I think for a lot of people. It can be intimidating but doing it. I mean honestly. There was no substitute for being there when the website went down. I mean just by sitting there listening to what they're talking about asking questions understanding what's happening understanding you know. Actually what a back. End Database actually does and what is corrupted what happens so it was really being there and asking questions. I think those of us who do not have a technology background you just have to ask questions and interestingly when I first started asking questions I thought they're just going to think I'm not smart. Or what the heck am I doing here if I if I add value from a tech perspective and in a funny way but I've found. Is that engineer? Plug to tell you about what they're doing and so. I just learnt by asking questions by doing it was completely on the job training for those ten years and then a different kind of tech at. Hp is that is that was big. Iron servers storage networking. Pretend trying new. Nothing about And so I just out below questions you obviously. Dramatically changed the trajectory ebay. Under your tenure. It became an enormous team generated. Billions of dollars in revenue. When you think back to what that did for you and we're going to dig into the next parts of your career. What do you think your core skill set is? What are you best at? People have sort of a core competency I think at my core I am a strategist and a market and probably on a strategist because my really my first job after Fangio was banned so I was trained in cost customers. Competitor Sustainable Competitive Advantage financial architecture. And so I think my core competency is probably strategy and I have a belief that if you had to rate strategy and less than perfect execution he'll be okay. If you have the wrong strategy and perfect execution you will not be okay and so I think that's probably my first company. See my second is from my training at PNG. Probably is marketing. Just been a marketer. You know almost sort of as a domain expert my whole life

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"hasbro" Discussed on Altered Geek

Altered Geek

01:56 min | 3 years ago

"hasbro" Discussed on Altered Geek

"Yeah yeah if they produce shattered grid as a netflix series or even as a one shot animated movie or something like that i'd be down for that i would love to see it as a as a netflix series honestly i mean they're so much money to be made there or if like hasbro could like i said adapt so many things from it or i'm curious to see where they'll take beast more i what toys will come out of that because you know those toys are already being tooled up right now i know they're still casting the show right now but you know zords arrayed ago the action figures that don't show the actress faces are already being tooled so i imagine we'll see product look at hasbro at least in my experience you always see toys being leaked a few months before fair oh you'll see hasbro power toys leaked probably in the next couple of months if not sooner in that's that's one of the wonderful things about hasbro's a lot of that information comes out sooner just because the hasbro fan base of whatever tweet franchise that they have is practically all over it when it comes to any kind of news that comes out of that company and i mean they're one of the biggest toy retailers in the in the world i mean you got mattel in there too but i mean those are pretty much the two juggernauts and mattel they hold a portion of the power and his license but i guess they don't anymore because they had the imagine x megastore dragonzord and the white tigers or so i guess that licenses now reverted the hasbro i guess i'm not entirely sure on that i knew that bandai namco had.

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"hasbro" Discussed on Altered Geek

Altered Geek

01:56 min | 3 years ago

"hasbro" Discussed on Altered Geek

"Yeah yeah if they produce shattered grid as a netflix series or even as a one shot animated movie or something like that i'd be down for that i would love to see it as a as a netflix series honestly i mean they're so much money to be made there or if like hasbro could like i said adapt so many things from it or i'm curious to see where they'll take beast more i what toys will come out of that because you know those toys are already being tooled up right now i know they're still casting the show right now but you know zords arrayed ago the action figures that don't show the actress faces are already being tooled so i imagine we'll see product look at hasbro at least in my experience you always see toys being leaked a few months before fair oh you'll see hasbro power toys leaked probably in the next couple of months if not sooner in that's that's one of the wonderful things about hasbro's a lot of that information comes out sooner just because the hasbro fan base of whatever tweet franchise that they have is practically all over it when it comes to any kind of news that comes out of that company and i mean they're one of the biggest toy retailers in the in the world i mean you got mattel in there too but i mean those are pretty much the two juggernauts and mattel they hold a portion of the power and his license but i guess they don't anymore because they had the imagine x megastore dragonzord and the white tigers or so i guess that licenses now reverted the hasbro i guess i'm not entirely sure on that i knew that bandai namco had.

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"hasbro" Discussed on Altered Geek

Altered Geek

01:48 min | 3 years ago

"hasbro" Discussed on Altered Geek

"Collector scale beit masterpiece or transformers or the legacy line from power rangers i'm very curious to see what's going to happen i can't see hasbro shutting out the collectors but hasbro primarily markets the kids it just so happens that hasbro toys that are built for collectors are some of them are pretty cool for kids like you look at some of these titans return figures those marketed towards lake in a sense like us midmarket basically hasbro has like three different tiers they have like the very simplistic designs they have the ones that are geared towards their more adultish series i'm michelle obama and then they hit linked or masterpiece line and then whatever happens to come out in between like for for the films and for timelines of universe kind of his legacy figures and the they have the many moving parts going on between them depending on what's going on in the media so it'll be interesting to see what they do as far as the toys with with them producing them incident bain donate vandamme co or whatever it is the company that produces them but the other thing too is we could end up seeing a more kid like more kid friendly in a more adult version of power rangers kind of further separating the lines of what we have now yeah i mean if you told me they would produce something that was equal to their legacy line but something a little bit more adultish ib all four like if you told me they could produce a trying to think what might be really good.

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"hasbro" Discussed on Altered Geek

Altered Geek

01:48 min | 3 years ago

"hasbro" Discussed on Altered Geek

"Collector scale beit masterpiece or transformers or the legacy line from power rangers i'm very curious to see what's going to happen i can't see hasbro shutting out the collectors but hasbro primarily markets the kids it just so happens that hasbro toys that are built for collectors are some of them are pretty cool for kids like you look at some of these titans return figures those marketed towards lake in a sense like us midmarket basically hasbro has like three different tiers they have like the very simplistic designs they have the ones that are geared towards their more adultish series i'm michelle obama and then they hit linked or masterpiece line and then whatever happens to come out in between like for for the films and for timelines of universe kind of his legacy figures and the they have the many moving parts going on between them depending on what's going on in the media so it'll be interesting to see what they do as far as the toys with with them producing them incident bain donate vandamme co or whatever it is the company that produces them but the other thing too is we could end up seeing a more kid like more kid friendly in a more adult version of power rangers kind of further separating the lines of what we have now yeah i mean if you told me they would produce something that was equal to their legacy line but something a little bit more adultish ib all four like if you told me they could produce a trying to think what might be really good.

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"hasbro" Discussed on Altered Geek

Altered Geek

01:56 min | 3 years ago

"hasbro" Discussed on Altered Geek

"Yeah yeah if they produce shattered grid as a netflix series or even as a one shot animated movie or something like that i'd be down for that i would love to see it as a as a netflix series honestly i mean they're so much money to be made there or if like hasbro could like i said adapt so many things from it or i'm curious to see where they'll take beast more i what toys will come out of that because you know those toys are already being tooled up right now i know they're still casting the show right now but you know zords arrayed ago the action figures that don't show the actress faces are already being tooled so i imagine we'll see product get hasbro at least in my experience you always see toys being leaked a few months before fair you'll see hasbro power toys leaked probably in the next couple of months if not sooner in that's that's one of the wonderful things about hasbro's a lot of that information comes out sooner just because the hasbro fan base of whatever tweet franchise that they have is practically all over it when it comes to any kind of news that comes out of that company and i mean they're one of the biggest toy retailers in the in the world i mean you got mattel in there too but i mean those are pretty much the two juggernauts and mattel they hold a portion of the power and his license but i guess they don't anymore because they had the imagine x megastore dragonzord and the white tigers or so i guess that licenses now reverted the hasbro i guess i'm not entirely sure on that but i knew that bandai namco had.

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"hasbro" Discussed on Altered Geek

Altered Geek

01:48 min | 3 years ago

"hasbro" Discussed on Altered Geek

"Collector scale beit masterpiece or transformers or the legacy line from power rangers i'm very curious to see what's going to happen i can't see hasbro shutting out the collectors but hasbro primarily markets the kids it just so happens that hasbro toys that are built for collectors are some of them are pretty cool for kids like you look at some of these titans return figures marketed towards lake in a sense like us midmarket basically hasbro has like three different tiers they have like the very simplistic designs they have the ones that are geared toward their more adultish series i'm sonoma and then they hit linked or masterpiece line and then whatever happens to come out in between like for the films and for light timelines of universe kind of lake figures and they they have the many moving parts going on between them depending on what's going on in the media so it'll be interesting to see what they do as far as the toys with with them producing them incident bandeau vandamme co or whatever it is the company that produces them but the other thing too is we could end up seeing a more kid like more kid friendly in a more adult version of power rangers kind of further separating the lines of what we have now yeah i mean if you told me they would produce something that was equal to their legacy line but something a little bit more adultish ib all four like if you told me they could produce a trying to think what might be really good.

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"hasbro" Discussed on Altered Geek

Altered Geek

02:23 min | 3 years ago

"hasbro" Discussed on Altered Geek

"Oh no that is playmates not hasbro but they w has ninja turtles yeah so i'm curious to see what will come out of this now seeing transformers crossover with powering yours to me seems like a no brainer i guarantee a we'll see something mocked up by toiv err next february guaranteed also if you would have put a ranger helmet on my little pony figure guaranteed sell some ponies that way like if you had pinkie pie up as the pink ranger that sells itself virtually there so many possibilities to cross bram between boys and girls now they can expand the the brand out i'm curious to see what it means for other toil lines like for example hasbro owns nerf if you told me i could get a mighty morphin blade blaster that shoots little nerf dirt's or like when they have beast more fers i'm there's going to be parring nerf guns i assure you that we are injured nerf weaponry like probably the power sword and all that stuff from mighty morphin or whatever that would be a no brainer honestly with that like there's so much stuff you're plus hasbro's animation most of the original mighty morphin cast is still around and still active doing stuff if you told me if you wanna make money you make a net flicks or whatever series animated you do boomers comics shattered grid if you did that in animated form with as many people as you can get obviously you can't get three trying because she passed away but if you got everybody to come back for say thirteen episodes put it on net flex or put it on hulu or something you have made so much money you are laughing all the way to the command center like it's it's stupid how much money you could possibly make off this and that's another thing too i mean one of the other things i wonder about power more for con is this huge.

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"hasbro" Discussed on MarketFoolery

MarketFoolery

01:59 min | 4 years ago

"hasbro" Discussed on MarketFoolery

"The one office here uh but sometimes you just need to grow or don't have a longterm plan settled on yet uh looks like they're putting it together longterm plan to get everybody in into one building if they can pull it off hasbro had as you said has made overtures to mattel add that mattel has resisted to this point a year from now do you think this deal has gone through because and and i don't have a dog in this fight but i i i'm not really sure if i should be rooting for this merger or not uh presumably if the price is right than that works out well for mattel shareholders but i don't know i kinda like that there's the competition out there and i also like to see new ceos get a chance to turn the company around in and that's the case of mattel i mean the ceos been there less than a year and i feel like she should have a chance to i don't know implement her vision for what success looks like a mattel well so mattel just the other day dago reported that uh it is anticipating a disappointing holiday season and while as one might imagine the holiday season is kind of kind of important for a toy maker and hasbro's made no such a announcement and i think that mattel this is another in an ongoing series of disappointing announcements from mattel and i think when you ask uh you know can i speculate will this be done in a year from today hasbro's a wellrun company they're not gonna overpay uh did they've made a and offering mattel's rejected it but if mattel thinks they're going to get more money they may be right but it they think they're gonna get more money than they're worth uh i think they're wrong and i think that there.

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"hasbro" Discussed on MarketFoolery

MarketFoolery

01:47 min | 4 years ago

"hasbro" Discussed on MarketFoolery

"You you have mattel the digits clearly it up the company in a position of weakness in that didn't happen overnight right i mean honestly this was set up by former leadership binding brian stockton a was a bigger part of the problem probably you know some people like to admit but he was he was fired for reasons i mean it routed even question as to whether he was fired initially abut but aj actually did commencing up he was fired you know he just he wasn't getting done end up i mean there was a culture problem the company certainly it it it seemed that they were failing to innovate at a pace up which kept them up with sort of the changes that technology is is implemented on the market in the enemy not i'm not saying it's easy ride emanates not clearly it's not in them but that's what you get paid big bucks for the can't do it than you need to step aside conversely when you look at hasbro i mean they have really been investing a lot in in sort of finding new ways to uh leverage there ip their toy properties through partners like disney um i i think that really the loss of that disney deal from its l was sort of the beginning of the end if this deal happens that's great honestly though the thing is i am i really am not convinced that hasbro needs this headache i mean at the end of the day it gives them some valuable property some valuable brands but i mean mattel is a mess of a company i mean there there are culture problems there are financial problems i mean there's a point now where this debt is you can't ignore it i mean operating income doesn't even cover their interest expense a threetimes over this point so it could be a lot of headaches if it has burt assad staked his own yeah this is one space we really like in stock of utter care would just recommended uh 'cause i can better spin master which owns brands such as popovich.

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