Welcome back to another TFW2005 Hasbro Conference Call Coverage. Earlier this morning Hasbro held their Q2 Financial Call with the investors and media. As usual TFW Network participated. Several statements were made regarding their upcoming projects. But nothing we haven’t already heard about other than a certain franchise making a return. And those statements include:
- Transformers Cinematic Universe
- Transformers: Robots In Disguise
- Success of SDCC 2015 (Hasbro-Machinima Partnership)
- M. A. S. K.
You can read more about the topics, after the jump.
“Second quarter 2015 net revenues in the Boys category increased 1% to $340.4 million. This growth was driven by year-over-year revenue gains in Hasbro Franchise Brand NERF, as well as shipments in support of JURASSIC WORLD and growth in MARVEL and STAR WARS products.” Said Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner. “These increases more than offset the anticipated decline in TRANSFORMERS, which faced difficult comparisons versus the 2014 shipments in support of the theatrical release of TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION.”
However, it was stated that TRANSFORMERS and MAGIC: THE GATHERING declined as expected. Mr. Goldner mentioned that this was due to the fact that 2015 is a non-movie year.
Stated that the Transformers: Robots In Disguise product line is doing really well. Licensing for the show is also doing well.
Brian Goldner mentioned that the Writers Room is making good progress with the Transformers Cinematic Universe. And that they are happy to announce the partnership between them and Machinima to bring a Transformers series for the Teens and Adults.
OK, we know this is not Transformers related but this is a big news for those who love the M. A. S. K. franchise. Mobile Armored Strike Kommand is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year and Hasbro has plans for it. This was first revealed on our sister site ToyArk and eight months later, Hasbro officially revealed it today. For more information you can also visit HISSTANK.
Several slides from the presentation are included with this News Post.