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2014-04-21 03:11:11 PM  
Meanwhile, over at Mattel's Barbie division...

fc00.deviantart.net

Hasbro's girls' division grows revenues by 20% YoY, but if you ask them, they'd say sales were hotter, not 20% cooler. Its competitor's stock has returned -20% YTD, and not a single Mattel shareholder would describe this as cool in any way whatsoever.

Confound these humans. They drive me to drink.
 
2014-04-21 05:28:42 PM  
s.mlpforums.com
 
2014-04-21 05:31:13 PM  
Hasbro Swings To Profit, Boosted By Sales Of Girls Toys

Boosted By Sales Of Girls Toys

Girls Toys



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2014-04-21 05:55:48 PM  
While we're throwing statistics out there
i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2014-04-21 06:33:46 PM  
Girl toys?  Don't let this shrieking little harpy find out.
 
2014-04-21 06:38:06 PM  
If you want to be a "Bronie", great. Nobody's stopping you.

But you're a fool if you deny the fact that the toys, and the show, are targeted toward girls age 8 and under.
 
2014-04-21 06:41:10 PM  

GoldSpider: Girl toys?  Don't let this shrieking little harpy find out.


Sounds like a Womynist to me.

Nett week will be red meat.

we're not gonna protest...we're not gonna protest...
 
2014-04-21 06:41:45 PM  

ZMugg: GoldSpider: Girl toys?  Don't let this shrieking little harpy find out.

Sounds like a Womynist to me.

Next week will be red meat.

we're not gonna protest...we're not gonna protest...


FTFM
 
2014-04-21 06:43:13 PM  

AspectRatio: If you want to be a "Bronie", great. Nobody's stopping you.

But you're a fool if you deny the fact that the toys, and the show, are targeted toward girls age 8 and under.


Yeah, it's not weird because you're a guy.  It's weird because you're 40!!
 
2014-04-21 09:08:57 PM  
Grow up.
 
2014-04-21 09:16:16 PM  
Now I'm just hoping the D&D Next Launch will also pull a profit and the two reasons I have for owning stock in Hasbro will have justified themselves.
 
2014-04-21 09:17:34 PM  
My son likes to watch my Lil pony, but he knows not to be an obsessive creep about it. It's a girls show.

I liked to watch rainbow Brite as a kid. There is nothing wrong with watching or liking whatever show you want. I didnt tell anyone because they would have jokes.

It's when people act like they can't be made fun of that I get a problem.
 
2014-04-21 10:34:22 PM  
www.marketplace.org
 
2014-04-21 11:11:38 PM  

AspectRatio: If you want to be a "Bronie", great. Nobody's stopping you.

But you're a fool if you deny the fact that the toys, and the show, are targeted toward girls age 8 and under.


There is absolutely no denying that the show is targeted towards little girls. The producers and the toy makers pretty much said as much since day 1. I still watch it because it's a fun show.

Besides, toys are more fun when you add adulthood into the mix.

/Built a voice box for the Build A Bear line because I wanted show specific lines rather than the generic crap that can be pre-recorded
//Planning on giving that toy away and building another one
 
2014-04-21 11:19:44 PM  
Ohh its because of that new "Dungeons and Ponies next" game is it?
 
2014-04-21 11:20:37 PM  
th01.deviantart.net
 
2014-04-21 11:22:03 PM  

Lonestar: Ohh its because of that new "Dungeons and Ponies next" game is it?


Probably more from the "Friendship is Magic: The Gathering" card game...
 
2014-04-21 11:33:43 PM  

IlGreven: Lonestar: Ohh its because of that new "Dungeons and Ponies next" game is it?

Probably more from the "Friendship is Magic: The Gathering" card game...


You joke, but there is a MLP-themed card game. Stumbled across the starter set and other bits & pieces at the local Target a few weeks back.
 
2014-04-21 11:34:36 PM  
Flying Lasagna Monster:

Holy shiat, let's just give China the keys already. America is doomed.
 
2014-04-21 11:36:09 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: AspectRatio: If you want to be a "Bronie", great. Nobody's stopping you.

But you're a fool if you deny the fact that the toys, and the show, are targeted toward girls age 8 and under.

There is absolutely no denying that the show is targeted towards little girls. The producers and the toy makers pretty much said as much since day 1. I still watch it because it's a fun show.

Besides, toys are more fun when you add adulthood into the mix.

/Built a voice box for the Build A Bear line because I wanted show specific lines rather than the generic crap that can be pre-recorded
//Planning on giving that toy away and building another one


Meanwhile, America's space program continues to circle the drain.
 
2014-04-21 11:37:16 PM  

SordidEuphemism: IlGreven: Lonestar: Ohh its because of that new "Dungeons and Ponies next" game is it?

Probably more from the "Friendship is Magic: The Gathering" card game...

You joke, but there is a MLP-themed card game. Stumbled across the starter set and other bits & pieces at the local Target a few weeks back.


OMG it even looks like M:tG
 
2014-04-22 01:55:41 AM  
Bronies:

fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net
 
2014-04-22 02:39:39 AM  

SordidEuphemism: IlGreven: Lonestar: Ohh its because of that new "Dungeons and Ponies next" game is it?

Probably more from the "Friendship is Magic: The Gathering" card game...

You joke, but there is a MLP-themed card game. Stumbled across the starter set and other bits & pieces at the local Target a few weeks back.


Pretty fun and surprisingly well designed.(Yellow Parasprite and Wondrous Hero Rainbow Dash can go die though)
 
2014-04-22 05:02:15 AM  

The Muthaship: Grow up.



Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up."

― C.S. Lewis
 
2014-04-22 07:01:45 AM  

Ned Stark: SordidEuphemism: IlGreven: Lonestar: Ohh its because of that new "Dungeons and Ponies next" game is it?

Probably more from the "Friendship is Magic: The Gathering" card game...

You joke, but there is a MLP-themed card game. Stumbled across the starter set and other bits & pieces at the local Target a few weeks back.

Pretty fun and surprisingly well designed.(Yellow Parasprite and Wondrous Hero Rainbow Dash can go die though)


I won a tournament. Got a Firefly/Serenety board game.

Insert your own joke here about the nerdity of that.
 
2014-04-22 11:30:22 AM  

Ramien: Now I'm just hoping the D&D Next Launch will also pull a profit and the two reasons I have for owning stock in Hasbro will have justified themselves.


Sadly, I learned long ago that Hasbro's stock performance (and the performance of pretty much any toy stock) is dependent entirely on how well Mattel's Barbie sales are in any given year because investors are largely stupid.
 
2014-04-22 02:26:00 PM  

jso2897: The Muthaship: Grow up.


Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up."

― C.S. Lewis


imgs.xkcd.com

Old and still appropriate.
 
2014-04-22 08:32:48 PM  

Learned Hand Job: Ramien: Now I'm just hoping the D&D Next Launch will also pull a profit and the two reasons I have for owning stock in Hasbro will have justified themselves.

Sadly, I learned long ago that Hasbro's stock performance (and the performance of pretty much any toy stock) is dependent entirely on how well Mattel's Barbie sales are in any given year because investors are largely stupid.


I'm actually owning it for the dividends, not the stock price. That and my wife and I supporting the people who make the products we like. (Bought the stock directly instead of through a brokerage).
 
2014-04-23 12:05:32 AM  

jso2897: The Muthaship: Grow up.


Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up."

― C.S. Lewis.


The difference is, CS Lewis actually accomplished things.
 
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