Well... isn't that special?
You know, there's a much funnier catchphrase I could have used to begin this piece, but somehow "Jane, you ignorant... " would have been too coarse, even after all these years. Anyway, here's what I'm talking about: Hasbro
This move is par for the course for Hasbro. A well-designed, core brand template like "Trivial Pursuit" can easily integrate itself with other flagship properties that exist in different mediums. Time Warner's
Pursuing product development strategies like this is crucial to toy makers like Hasbro and Mattel
Phil Wohl took a look at Hasbro's woes recently. This chart shows how the stock has fared over the last five years, and it is somewhat disconcerting. Hasbro has a wonderful portfolio of brands and licenses, but its long-term prospects do cow me a bit. The company will certainly be around for many, many years, yet that issue of age compression does scare the heck out of me as an individual investor. Plus, the pricing of toys in the era of the Wal-Mart
For more on Hasbro and chief competitor Mattel, check out the following:
- Why Disney Is Destroying Barbie
- Hasbro Has-Been?
- Mattel Makes the Grade
- Hasbro Wobbles, Won't Fall Down
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Fool contributor Steven Mallas owns shares of Disney, but none of the other companies mentioned.