Hasbro Expands Global Brands in Fashion

Hasbro is further enriching the product lineup for its global entertainment brands. Over the past year, Hasbro has collaborated with designers, artists, and apparel licensees to create fashion lines based on entertainment brands such as Monopoly, Transformers, Nerf, and My Little Pony.

My Little Pony experienced growth in the fashion sector, fueled by the TV series My Little Pony Friendship is Magic on The Hub Network. In fall 2011, an undiscovered demographic, Bronies, male fans, were discovered. In February, one-of-a-kind Monopoly super glam tees designed by Artist Aaron Rose hit the runway during New York Fashion Week, under the theme Money Can’t Buy Happiness.

This spring, Hasbro’s collaboration with Rocawear will introduce a T-shirt collection featuring the illustrations of characters Optimus Prime and Bumblebee from Transformers and a Battleship collection coupled with Jay-Z lyrics.

Hasbro will also debut a Battleship Crew Series collection that combines imagery from the film. The Battleship Crew Series will enlist New Era, Han Cholo, Zazzle, and others to create a wide variety of Hollywood-esque apparel and accessories.

Hasbro plans to continue to extend its reach by securing more fashion-focused deals with pop culture trendsetters and icons while fortifying its portfolio of global licenses.

This post was originally written by Ericka Johnson and published by ToyBook.com. For more news, visit www.toybook.com, follow The Toy Book on Twitter, and like The Toy Book on Facebook. The Toy Book is a bimonthly trade magazine covering the toy industry, published by Adventure Publishing Group.