‘Star Wars’ toys may not be enough to save Hasbro from Toys R Us bankruptcy woes

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Hasbro is slated to report fourth-quarter earnings on Wednesday, but Davidson analyst Linda Bolton Weiser said she doesn’t expect the company to beat Wall Street’s expectations.

Residual effects from Toys R Us’ bankruptcy weighed heavily on rival Mattel’s earnings during the crucial holiday period, and Weiser foresees a similar impact on Hasbro.

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  1. For some reason, I’d love to see Disney buy Hasbro.

    I wouldn’t. So far I’m not a fan of 95% of the stuff they’ve done with Lucasfilm/Star Wars since getting their hands on it and I’m not a fan with how they (on an executive level) constantly tried to throw Power Rangers under a bus for nearly the nine years that they owned it. Considering the recent Saban Hasbro dealings, I don’t want to see Power Rangers under their thumb again.

  2. My mom wanted to go, so I took her on Friday to TRU. It was the same as it’s been for a while, and part of that is the overly-tall displays leading to a dark environment. They had some new items in the smaller-interest collector focus section, but otherwise it was business as usual – nothing new in SW. I ended up buying some Hot Wheels and my first Funko Pop (Tron), and felt a little sad that this could be the last time I go to TRU. My mom also bought her first Funko Pop (10th Doctor with hand), and felt similarly melancholy about the closing.
  3. I was near a TRU that I don’t often visit (and cannot recall when I last bought an item from it)… one of the saddest days in my toy collecting life: not much left on the shelves, stuff strewn about, more adults than kids. Even with discounts, I couldn’t find anything I wanted to buy. :cry:
  4. For a Facebook post I wrote a story how about how I’ve looked at my reflection in that front office mirrored glass since childhood. I saw a little kid look back at me when I was there with my mom or my grandma. And now I see a adult an adult growing into his forties. My post was about expecting to one day see my reflection as a truly old man and the store existing longer than I will. I am truly saddened by the prospect it doesn’t look like that will be the case. I may go to my Toys R Us just to look at my own reflection in that window.