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As has been expected, Hasbro UK are set to show off the Transformers 4 figures at the UK toy show here in London England on the 21st Jan. The bad news though is that no images and very little information, will be able to come out of this event due to the level of restrictions Hasbro UK have in place during the event.
The toys will only be shown off in Hasbro's "back room" which can be is only open to those with pre-arranged timeslots. These needs to be arranged through sales managers and are only granted to stores who hold large enough accounts with Hasbro. All photography is restricted within this area and, in the past, where leaks have happened, Hasbro UK have closed their booths and have tracked the leaks and threaterned to take legal action against those people. At one show, the G.I-Joe Movie products leaked thanks to photographs of some cards that were on display. This lead to Hasbro closing their booths to restrict further leaks of all of their items. We spoke to a representative of Hasbro's during that show who told us that they obviously have a list of everyone who has seen the products and the times that they saw the products, so tracking down the leaked source is not a difficult task. Sadly whilst these leaks are great for us fans, it does have the effect that retailers then can not see the products and this can lead to them being put off from even stocking them in the future.
That being said, other Age of Extinction licensed products will be shown at the event including Board Games and Bicycles. For those lucky enough to be allowed access to the Hasbro displayed, they will get to see 30 new characters 15 from the fourth movie and another 15 from the 30th Anniversary line.
All of the figures and, no doubt others, will then be shown off a month later at the US Toy Fair where the photography will be allowed.
Hasbro have been ordered to pay just under $73 million dollars to the inventor of NERF in a decision made by an arbitrator on the 29th October 2013. Hasbro are considering appealing the decision which was the result of a case where by the inventor was claiming unpaid royalties and damages from Hasbro for the period 2007-2012.
Whilst not directly relating to Transformers this news may well impact all of Hasbro's lines and business which will only be known after the release of their Q3 financial statement later this month as the company may seek to claw back some of the losses by cutting expenditure or increasing revenue through a price hike.
You can read the report here.
Having revealed their preliminary full-year financial results for 2012, Hasbro have announced that they will be making $100 million cut-backs between now and 2015 as year-on-year revenues dropped to $4.09 billion against $4.29 billion in 2011.
"The company expects to incur charges of approximately $37 million pre-tax in 2012, and an additional estimated $20-$30 million in 2013 associated with these planned actions to reduce ongoing expenses, including an approximate 10 per cent reduction in workforce, facility consolidation and process improvements.
"These actions are anticipated to begin to deliver savings in 2013, with full recognition in 2015 as all aspects of the plan are implemented."
"In 2012, we met many of the objectives we set for Hasbro," said Brian Goldner, Hasbro's President and Chief Executive Officer.
"Based on preliminary results, we returned the US and Canada segment to historical operating profit levels; we grew revenues in the Games category against our 2012 objective of stabilizing revenues; and we grew revenues in our Girls category.
"We also experienced double digit growth in our emerging markets business and achieved profitability in most major emerging markets a year ahead of our plan.
"Consumer demand through much of the holiday season was less than anticipated in both the US and certain international markets. As a result, fourth quarter revenues did not meet our expectations."
Hasbro CFO Deb Thomas added: "We fundamentally believe our strategy is sound and we remain confident in our ability to drive profitable long-term growth through brand innovation.
"We believe a reduction in ongoing costs in a challenging environment will deliver the greatest long-term return to our shareholders."