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@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

KUP!

@  Sabrblade : (01 August 2020 - 04:58 PM)

Urkel!

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 August 2020 - 03:16 PM)

Steeeeeeeeve.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 August 2020 - 02:57 AM)

LEEEROOOOOOOOY! jhenkenz...

@  Hg Dragon : (01 August 2020 - 01:21 AM)

Candleja-

@  Sabrblade : (31 July 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

@  Echowarrior : (31 July 2020 - 10:18 PM)

Spongebob!


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Hasbrocalypse Now: revenue plummets 30% in 1 year


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#1 Thylacine 2000

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 12:29 PM

https://www.cnbc.com...gs-q2-2020.html

Store closures, product shortages and lower retail inventory hampered Hasbro in its fiscal second quarter, as the company dealt with the fallout of the global coronavirus pandemic.

Despite strong demand for toys in the quarter, Hasbros revenue fell 29% on a pro forma basis.

For the quarter ended June 28, Hasbro posted a net loss of $33.9 million, or 25 cents per share, compared with a profit of $13.4 million, or 11 cents per share, a year ago.

Revenue fell to $860.3 million, which was shy of the $922 million analysts expected.

Nearly 30% of its global toy and game revenue came from online sales.

The companys gaming portfolio remained strong during the quarter, with revenue in the category rising 11%, fueled by sales of Jenga, Connect 4, Mouse Trap and Twister. However, disruption in Hasbros supply chain resulted in stock levels being low and limited its number of shipments during the quarter.

Hasbro said that shipments and sales improved as stores began to reopen late in the quarter. It said this trend continued into July.

We believe the outlook improves from here, Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner said in a statement. We expect the environment to improve in the third quarter and set us up to execute a good holiday season.

Factories in China, which represent 55% of Hasbros production, were open during the quarter, but locations in the U.S., Ireland and India were closed for most of that period. The company is targeting the latter part of the third quarter to be caught up, Debbie Hancock, senior vice president of investor relations, said during the earnings conference call Monday.

Hancock noted that the cost of air freight has risen during the pandemic, warning that if the company needs to rely more heavily on this method of shipping to meet demand, costs will go up.

Hasbro, which works with major studios, also took a hit from movie theaters being closed and a lack of new blockbuster features being released on the big screen. Goldner noted that the company has a strong entertainment line-up for 2021 with partnerships and for its own slate of films.

Sales of action figures across the toy industry have been sluggish because of the delay to the movie slate. Hasbro holds the master toy license for both Marvel and Star Wars. Still, Hasbro said that sales remained strong for its Frozen 2 and Star Wars collections. Hasbro did face tough comparisons in the action figure category because of the success of Avengers: Endgame last year, which fueled sales.


Really invites speculation on what impact this could have for post-WFC.

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 12:35 PM

I just want to know what Hasbro manufactures in the US and Ireland.



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Posted 28 July 2020 - 12:49 PM

maybe Hasbro should just cut out the avocado toast & pull up their bootstraps. 


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Posted 28 July 2020 - 12:53 PM

https://www.cnbc.com...gs-q2-2020.html
 

Store closures, product shortages and lower retail inventory hampered Hasbro in its fiscal second quarter, as the company dealt with the fallout of the global coronavirus pandemic.

Despite strong demand for toys in the quarter, Hasbros revenue fell 29% on a pro forma basis.

For the quarter ended June 28, Hasbro posted a net loss of $33.9 million, or 25 cents per share, compared with a profit of $13.4 million, or 11 cents per share, a year ago.

Revenue fell to $860.3 million, which was shy of the $922 million analysts expected.

Nearly 30% of its global toy and game revenue came from online sales.

The companys gaming portfolio remained strong during the quarter, with revenue in the category rising 11%, fueled by sales of Jenga, Connect 4, Mouse Trap and Twister. However, disruption in Hasbros supply chain resulted in stock levels being low and limited its number of shipments during the quarter.

Hasbro said that shipments and sales improved as stores began to reopen late in the quarter. It said this trend continued into July.

We believe the outlook improves from here, Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner said in a statement. We expect the environment to improve in the third quarter and set us up to execute a good holiday season.

Factories in China, which represent 55% of Hasbros production, were open during the quarter, but locations in the U.S., Ireland and India were closed for most of that period. The company is targeting the latter part of the third quarter to be caught up, Debbie Hancock, senior vice president of investor relations, said during the earnings conference call Monday.

Hancock noted that the cost of air freight has risen during the pandemic, warning that if the company needs to rely more heavily on this method of shipping to meet demand, costs will go up.

Hasbro, which works with major studios, also took a hit from movie theaters being closed and a lack of new blockbuster features being released on the big screen. Goldner noted that the company has a strong entertainment line-up for 2021 with partnerships and for its own slate of films.

Sales of action figures across the toy industry have been sluggish because of the delay to the movie slate. Hasbro holds the master toy license for both Marvel and Star Wars. Still, Hasbro said that sales remained strong for its Frozen 2 and Star Wars collections. Hasbro did face tough comparisons in the action figure category because of the success of Avengers: Endgame last year, which fueled sales.


Really invites speculation on what impact this could have for post-WFC.

 

Ummn, this was pretty much the main part of the shutdown, so I wouldn't start planning on making your own Transformers toyline anytime soon.

 

We have a more upbeat take on it:

https://www.allspark...ts-for-q2-2020/


Restoring an Old Arcade Machine!

 

http://www.allspark....ade-game/page-2

 

 


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Posted 28 July 2020 - 12:55 PM

I mean if you aren't a global grocery store every company took a huge hit. Everything is down across the board.
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Posted 28 July 2020 - 01:34 PM

yeah. sounds about right. no product= no profit





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