Ginny Di interviews WotC's Kyle Brink

Continuing the D&D executive producer's interview tour, gaming influencer Ginny Di asks a WotC's Kyle Brink about the OGL and other things.

 
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Umbran

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There was no live action movie last year and still the Hasbro end of year meeting said Transformers is closest to being a billion dollar brand after MtG.

With respect, "closest to" does not mean it is actually close, or expected to be over that mark without a movie in the market that year.
 

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darjr

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You seemed to mention the costs of production, but seemed to leave out that there's another company in the middle that expect to make outright profit beyond those costs.
Ah.

I meant to add to the list of folks in line expecting a payout.
 

Haplo781

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That assertion really calls for a reliable citation.

In addition, franchises including Dungeons & Dragons, Transformers, Peppa Pig and NERF will each execute brand plans designed to generate more than US$500 million in annual revenue by 2027. These IPs alone are expected to account for more than 50% of the toyco’s revenue each year.
 

teitan

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So this implies that counter to the speculation in this thread that Transformers is NOT a 500m brand at this time except when a movie is out. The studio series toy line is not film dependent because it exists independent of a particular movie so it wouldn’t count towards revenue generated in a given year from a film release. The last film, Bumblebee, didn’t break 500 million on its own but was much smaller in budget than the first five. That was about 4 years ago. That was a much lower amount than the heyday of 500m years of the first two films. Maybe Rise of the Beasts will be a massive hit? I’m not seeing it doing well but could be. The movie does have a toyline that looks pretty cool.
 

Parmandur

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So this implies that counter to the speculation in this thread that Transformers is NOT a 500m brand at this time except when a movie is out. The studio series toy line is not film dependent because it exists independent of a particular movie so it wouldn’t count towards revenue generated in a given year from a film release. The last film, Bumblebee, didn’t break 500 million on its own but was much smaller in budget than the first five. That was about 4 years ago. That was a much lower amount than the heyday of 500m years of the first two films. Maybe Rise of the Beasts will be a massive hit? I’m not seeing it doing well but could be. The movie does have a toyline that looks pretty cool.
The toys are perennially cool, so I'm sure they are fine.
 

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