In late '98, Lucasfilm bought 1.6 million shares of Hasbro at 35 a share. Today they're worth literally half that. So why is it that Hasbro expected a noticable revenue decline specifically from Star Wars this year? I didn't make this news up, it came from Hasbro themselves. SSG posted the current element of that news today: http://www.figures.com/databases/act...ow_article=777
and that news was from a Hasbro press release which was also added to the Business Wire.
So what's up with this? Also, were the Star Wars Playskool sets included in the part of the press release that said that Playskool was among the Hasbro lines that offset the Star Wars line's losses?