‘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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JediTricks
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I should think not, given that Hasbro’s stocks have plummeted due chiefly to weak Star Wars sales.
Maradona
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For some reason, I’d love to see Disney buy Hasbro.
JediTricks
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It appears TRU is likely to close in the US as soon as next week: http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/09/investing/toys-r-us-closing-hasbro-mattel/index.html

This is terribly sad, TRU has been a part of collecting my whole life, and that they were raided by their investors is truly a shame to see them go down, and severely damage the entire hobby of toys with it.

Maradona
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Would they have to liquidate in the span of a week?
JediTricks
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Doubtful, most likely it’ll take months, it’s gonna be complex and drawn out
Maradona
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We need to do some massive TFG TRU runs before the end!
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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.

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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),… Read more »

XmasDVD
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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:
Maradona
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Went to Los Feliz TRU yesterday. They’re only at a 10% discount so far, but it was an utter mob. Had not seen that many people in line there for anything and I’ve been there for four different Midnight Madness sales. Sad times…
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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… Read more »