Hasbro toys are some of the hottest must have items because they reach
out to a diverse consumer audience, which makes sense considering that
Hasbro is internationally one of the biggest toy companies in the market,
competing with other big toy companies like Mattel, the creator of the
Barbie brand. Hasbro produces toys and games for all ages from toddler to
even adult. There are many products you might not have known came from
Hasbro—board games like Clue and toys like Mr. Potato Head, for instance.
In truth many of these products are owned by other companies, but they
are subsidiaries of Hasbro, which means that Hasbro controls their
operations and owns all of their products. So when we talk about Milton
and Bradley games, Playskool, Tonka, and Tiger Electronics toys, we’re
really talking about Hasbro toys and games.
Hasbro headquarters is located in Rhode Island, but today most Hasbro
toys are manufactured overseas in China. In its beginnings, Hasbro came
up with Mr. Potato Head and GI Joe, and later on My Little Pony. As it
subsidized more companies, Hasbro became responsible for Transformers
action figures, Candy Land, Jenga, Wizards of the Coast, Star Wars,
Twister, Chutes and Ladders, Care Bears, Yahtzee, Play Doh, Pokemon,
Zoids, Cabbage Patch Kids, Tinkertoys, Easy Bake Oven, Cranium, Dungeons
and Dragons, Scrabble, Pictionary, Trivial Pursuit and you get the idea.
It’s practically a monopoly, and they own Monopoly too. Go figure.
So there’s no way that Hasbro is going to miss out on this season, and
some of the most sought after Hasbro toys are the Hasbro Playskool Step
Start Walk n Ride, Bop It, the Hasbro Games Monopoly Deal Card Game, the
Hasbro Playskool Busy Ball Popper, the Transformers Movie 2 Leader
Optimus Prime action figure, the Nerf n Strike Raider Rapid Fire CS 35
Dart Blaster, and the Hasbro Nerf n Strike Maverick. All of these are
currently on the leading sellers list at Amazon along with other toys
produced by Cepia, LeapFrog, Melissa & Doug, Fisher Price and Mattel.
Giving Hasbro some competition are the Zhu Zhu Hamster Pets, Twilight
Barbies, the Slice and Bake Cookie Set, the LeapFrog Scribble and Write,
and the Brilliant Basics Baby’s First Blocks. All of these products will
be highly sought after, but Hasbro is bound to have a strong performance
in the market and will likely continue to for years to come.