I can remember attending a Yankees game in early 2009. As they called the line-up for the game (Derek Jeter, Hideki Matsui, Robinson Cano, Alex Rodriguez…) I thought to myself: “How do these guys lose?
That was what I thought as I read the transcript of Hasbro’s recent 1st Quarter conference-call. Star Wars, Transformers, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Jurassic World, Disney Princesses. "Really, how do these guys lose?"
You have to hand it to Brian Goldner and his Hasbro team for putting together a line-up of brands that is so good that it is bucking the headwinds that have negatively impacted so much of the toy industry. Hasbro is in a position to swing a heavy bat for a long time to come. Nothing lasts forever but the future sure looks bright.