Hasbro is #2 toymaker in the US behind Mattel but slipped behind fast-expanding Lego in the global rankings during 2013. Hasbro lacks the iconic brand power of Mattel's Barbie or its Danish rival's Lego bricks, although the huge success of three movies based around Hasbro's Transformers toy range have substantially boosted global sales of that particular brand. In general, Hasbro is stronger than Mattel in the boy's sector, and its other brands include GI Joe and his international counterpart Action Man. It also has a much larger portfolio of traditional board games, including perennial classics Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit. Other recent successes have been licensed products based on Marvel and Star Wars characters and My Little Pony and Littlest Pet Shop animal figures. Encouraged by the success of Transformers, and its own past forays into entertainment content development, the group launched its own cable TV channel in the US in 2010, The Hub, a joint venture with Discovery.
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Adbrands Weekly Update 28th Nov 2013: Hasbro consolidated global media in all markets except Latin America with OMD, already its agency in several major European markets. The losers here are Initiative in the US and ZenithOptimedia in smaller Euro territories.
Adbrands Weekly Update 24th Oct 2013: Hasbro selected Grey New York to handle creative campaigns for several of its brands in the run-up to the holiday season.
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