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Jam The MF:
The President and COO of WOTC, will soon be leading Hasbro as CEO.

When upper management at WOTC, is promoted to be upper management at Hasbro...

Obviously Hasbro is completely onboard with the direction WOTC has taken.

Hasbro is not about to change WOTC's trajectory.

Omega:
This has been going on since Hasborg absorbed WOTC.

Time and again Hasbro has given WOTC projects only for WOTC to botch it in ways small, or more often, big. And they seem to never learn from this that they should not be letting WOTC handle projects outside CCGs and RPGs and even these WOTC consistently screws up sooner or later.

Hasbro making a WOTC employee a Hasbro one may be because that person has worked on Hasbro projects before. Or it could be Hasbro again not learning that the scorpion will sting you eventually. Or they are getting progressively infiltrated by the SJW cult. With these two companies you never know anymore.

Could be all of the above.

THE_Leopold:
WOTC's profits have gone through the roof with their licensing of IP and brand to other companies.  I do not have the portfolio sheet in front of me to rattle off the exact number but WOTC's growth in licensing reoccuring revenue was light years ahead of what it's book sales were.  WOTC's costs for licensing a property are small and they recoup a huge amount of cash and that looks very good on profit sheets. I also believe that WOTC was one of the few companies under Hasbro that had significant growth hence why the CEO of WOTC went to become the CEO of Hasbro: Fiscal success.

This pattern is similar to what Disney is doing with Marvel and Marvel Comics. Comics are utter trash but the IP and licensing profits are where the money is so Disney is just fine with letting SJW brigade run comics into the ground as long as the movies, tv shows, and other forms of media continue to generate net positive cash flow.

Omega:

--- Quote from: THE_Leopold on January 19, 2022, 09:05:26 AM ---
This pattern is similar to what Disney is doing with Marvel and Marvel Comics. Comics are utter trash but the IP and licensing profits are where the money is so Disney is just fine with letting SJW brigade run comics into the ground as long as the movies, tv shows, and other forms of media continue to generate net positive cash flow.

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Then they ran it into the dirt and sales are starting to drop and reviews are starting to be increasingly less flattering.

How long they can ride the IP train is right now iffy. And without the RPG t back it they lose a portion of their customer base and lose the main source of recognition.

jhkim:
I was confused about what this thread was about and the news was hard to find. It might help to give a link or something by way of explanation. In case anyone else was in the same boat:


--- Quote ---Chris Cocks, who served as president and chief operating officer of the company’s Wizards of the Coast and digital gaming division, has been promoted to the top leadership position. He will take over the post from interim CEO Rich Stoddart on Feb. 25.
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https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/05/hasbro-taps-chris-cocks-as-new-ceo.html

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