We start off the new trading week the same way we started the previous week: in the playpen. Toymaker Hasbro (NYSE:HAS) will report, exactly one week after rival and Motley Fool Inside Value pick Mattel (NYSE:MAT) posted its quarterly financials. As you might imagine, toy companies make their money in the latter half of the year once retailers begin to stock up on the hottest playthings. So don't get down on Stock Advisor-recommended Hasbro if the Mr. Potatohead and Monopoly maker posts a tiny profit for the period. Analysts think the company will merely break even for the March quarter.

A retailer that has been able to get over the holiday seasonality is Stock Advisor selection (NASDAQ:AMZN). The e-tail bellwether is delivering year-round growth, thanks to steady demand for its media products as it branches out into consistent all-weather producers like groceries and digital delivery. Wall Street is expecting earnings to climb 25% higher to $0.15 per share.

Nothing completes the middle of the week better than snacking on Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). The Mac and iPod champion has been on a roll in recent years. It recently crossed the 100 million milestone in terms of iPods sold. So as big as Apple is these days, it should still have no problem growing its bottom line by 37% to earn $0.64 per share for its latest quarter. The company's recent streak of thumping projections may make even that ambitious bar seem tame compared to Wednesday's reality.

Apple's long-standing enemy Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) steps up a day later. The world's largest software company recently rolled out its Windows Vista and Office 2007 flagship products. Most reports have indicated that computer users have been slow to migrate to the new platforms, but let's hear it from Mr. Softy's mouth. Microsoft is another Motley Fool Inside Value newsletter favorite.

The week closes out with The King. No, I'm not talking about Elvis or some overseas monarchy. These days it can only mean Burger King's (NYSE:BKC) grinning regal hipster. The company has had that painted-on smile too, the way comps have stormed back since the burger chain's IPO last year. Let's hope that Friday's report has less cheese than some of those new cheddar-filled tater tots.

Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz recommends windshield wiper fluid when trying to look forward. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. The Fool has a disclosure policy.