Some anon on /toy/ had way too much free time on his hands and broke down the financial situation over at Hasbro:>Is in a ton of debt because of buying EOne and then selling it for pennies>All brands have degraded beyond all recognition, action figures at rotting at discount stores while regular toy stores barely feature any Hasbro products at all. Many toy stores don't have a single pony in sight.>Barely any brand returns a profit, which is mostly Magic the Gathering anyways.>The company is unprofitable and lost over half a billion in 2023.>Layoffs happen while executives give themselves fat bonuses.
The kicker?>Hasbro provides big dividends for shareholders, far more than most toy companies do.>/toy/ anon calculates that this is exactly the cash they have on hand, or even far more than that.>/toy/ rolls multiple times if ''the death of Hasbro'' is soon, roll trips and doubles.
/toy/ thinks the company is dead in a month. What does this make the anons on /mlpol/ feel?
It won’t die in a month, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they do die out before the next decade begins. It was inevitable since they killed mlp with G5, forming not just a repulsive series, but repulsive merchandise. Their other brands aren’t pulling weight either. The trannyformers show was not promoted even in a time where everyone freely promotes such shit. GI Joe is basically cancer to their values. D&D has been losing money despite the success of Baldur’s Gate, causing lay offs to the game studio as well as their D&D production. Their recent work demands inclusive retcons of the whole history of their games means money spent redesigning, also leading to scandal in trying to bypass their deadlines and pitiful budget by using AI art and stolen copyright material.
They are boxed in. If they back out of these paths now, they will be hated by the few people that are left supporting them and allowing the executives to cash out. They are probably going to ride off of a zombie existence to squeeze as much money as is left before they abandon ship.
>>370642>D&D has been losing money
How can it be losing money? They've hardly invested anything into it. They only have like 6 full time writers for it.
Iirc it's more profitable than it's ever been before, but "under monetized" idk though.
nobody buys it anymore when they switched away from DND3.5 rules to v4, v5 was better but it was too late. Pathfinder v2 does it better than DND v5, and now people are taking other game systems seriously (buying those instead of DND)
Losing money with not gaining any, because whatever doesn't get you money will drain with upkeep, fees, paying employees, lawsuits, ect.>>370644
Correct. They are attempting to resell things as well, now censored to be less racist, because orcs are now canonically black for reasons.
3.5e was certainly better than 5e imo. I just find it hard to believe that it's losing money, but I would have to see the numbers first. D&D has gotten really popular among normies in this past decade, and they sell a lot of books, even if the books are crap and shit all over their IPs.
I think even worse was the crap they pulled with the OGL last year when they tried to monetize all homebrew and sabotage third party sellers.