This thread was a lot more interesting when it was about earnings and the implications for the game rather than taking personal shots at everyone under the sun.
You're just saying that because you're a ninny who hates [thread topic] and people who like/hate [thread topic].This thread was a lot more interesting when it was about earnings and the implications for the game rather than taking personal shots at everyone under the sun.
dancing while playing the lute, like Chris Pine in the movie?
I am not aware of them pulping anything.
No harm in apologizing and replacing / removing the picture if it offends part of your audience, certainly better than doubling down (which, let’s face it, they have no reason to do, this picture was not driven by racism). I see this as a tempest in a teacup, nowhere near a disaster
Here's the thing: it has sold well, do it is not a disaster for thr bottom line. It was probably a disaster for individuals in the company, considering that there were shake-ups in leadership pretty immediately. But for the bottom line? Not in the longterm, because fixes we made. "Embarresment," yes. Disaster? Too strong.There's no historical issue about people of colour being depicted as Chris Pine. Sadly, there is a big issue with their having been depicted as monkeys. So a picture of a space monkey dancing in a manner evocative of old minstrel styles is problematic in a way Chris Pine dancing is not.
I've rechecked, and it appears that they didn't recall or pulp product. But they did apologise publicly and corrected the art in the reprints. (And, indeed, the text - I'd forgotten about the "white saviour" back story that they'd also added for the Hadozee. They really screwed that one up.)
Being forced into an abject and public apology, for racism no less, is a disaster. Far more so than if the product had simply flopped - at least then the losses would have been financial, and relatively easy to recover. But reputational damage, that's much harder to fix.
Both Habro and Mattel have said they expect a down holiday season.Let's rebember the Christmas are "just around the corner" ( = very close) and it is the days when more toys are sold. We should rethink the situation after that date.
My concern is 2024 to be a bad year for global economy, not only for Hasbro but also for the rest of megacorporations. Some companies could agree a merger to avoid being acquired by a foreign rival.
I suspect now Hasbro is more focused into products for fandom collectors than toys for children.
Restructuring, possibly. The issue doesn't seem to be Hasbro messing up, parti ularly, it's a luxury goods company getting hammered when people are paying more for milk and bread...mainly. also, everyone at Hasbro has to pay more for milk and bread, their vendors have to pay more for milk and bread, etc...So what happens if this continues?