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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Hasbro talks of price increases...

In the same article detailing how its net income is up, and how sales of Iron Man related toys was better than expected, we learn about Hasbro's impending September 1 increase in wholesale prices for its products due to increased oil prices.

"'Iron Man' was particularly strong at the box office and our toys performed extremely well at retail," Goldner said in a conference call. "In a number of instances, we were in short supply during the quarter. We recently began shipping new 'Iron Man' product and we will be well stocked for the DVD release this fall."

Here's another article, and another for those that follow these things.

No word yet on how this price change could affect prices on Hasbro Toy Shop. Currently, Super Hero Squad toys on HTS go for $6.00, while in stores like Walmart and Target the prices are approaching $7. Comic stores and specialty retailers who get products through Previews, etc, price SHS at $8 a pack.

Also, it's a shame that with Iron Man exceeding their sales expectations all we're getting for additional Iron Man Super Hero Squad figures are the two four-packs of repaints. Maybe this news will make them re-think that decision and decide to put out some of the more demanded figures like Mandarin and Chemistro, the 90's armor or any of the other Iron Man related suggestions. Or maybe it'll just mean every wave will have 2 Spider-Men and 1 Iron Man. Yikes. I wish we had a crystal ball here.

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  • Wait for it. Wait for the second Iron Man movie. That's when you'll get the villains you want. Just like Thor will get his own wave, and Captain America will get his own wave.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At July 22, 2008 at 9:26 PM  

  • Actually, from the SDCC pictures it looks like we'll be getting Dreadknight and a classic Mandarin, along with some more Iron Men (both movie and non-movie) so who knows, maybe the Iron Man sales did have something to do with that?

    By Blogger Clever Name, At July 25, 2008 at 11:37 AM  

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