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Subj: Re: NETFLIX Documentary series: THE TOYS THAT MADE US
Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 at 10:51:18 am EST (Viewed 286 times)
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Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 at 12:06:59 am EST (Viewed 329 times)
I watched the same three episodes you did. I may catch Barbie later.
I felt they sort of glossed over Kenner's acquisition by Hasbro. They talked about Hasbro's bungling of the perfect contract and having to renegotiate. But why exactly did Kenner have to sell?
They didn't talk about the commonly held belief that Marvel contracted Hasbro for a SHIELD vs Hydra line of figures and when they pulled the license, Hasbro replaced SHIELD with GI Joe and Hydra with Cobra.