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Hasbro, Inc

LC control no.n 90693134
Descriptive conventionsrda
Corporate name headingHasbro, Inc.
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Variant(s)Hasbro, Incorporated
Hasbro (Firm)
See alsoTinkertoy, Inc.
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Predecessor: Hasbro Bradley, Inc.
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Other standard no.154150991
Associated countryUnited States
LocatedPawtucket (R.I.)
Field of activityToys Board games Mr. Potato Head (Trademark) G.I. Joe figures Monopoly (Game) Star Wars figures
Found inMoody, C. G.I. Joe value guide, 1964-1978, c1989: title page (Hasbro, Inc.) page 10 (Hasbro Industries, Inc.; Hasbro)
NUCMC data from Evanston Historical Society (Evanston, Ill.) for Toy Tinkers, Inc. records, 1916-1996 (Toy Tinkers of Evanston, Ill., founded in 1914; in 1924 reorganized as Toy Tinkers, Inc.; later renamed Tinkertoy, Inc.; after several ownerships and reorganizations became part of Hasbro, Inc., in 1986)
Wikipedia website, viewed March 23, 2021: Hasbro page (Hasbro, Inc. (a syllabic abbreviation of its original name, Hassenfeld Brothers) is an American multinational conglomerate with toy, board game, and media assets, headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island; Hasbro owns the trademarks and products of Kenner, Parker Brothers, and Milton Bradley, among others; three Polish-Jewish brothers, Herman, Hillel, and Henry Hassenfeld founded Hassenfeld Brothers in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1923, a company selling textile remnants; over the next two decades, the company expanded to produce pencil cases and school supplies; the company entered the plastics field during World War II to support its toy line; Hassenfeld Brothers' first toy hit was Mr. Potato Head, which the company purchased from George Lerner in 1952; Hassenfeld Brothers produced the G.I. Joe toy in 1964 which they termed an "action figure"; the company had previously sold toys under the Hasbro trade name, and it shortened its name to Hasbro Industries in 1968 and sold a minor stake in the corporation to the public; in 1984, Hasbro Industries acquired the Milton Bradley Company which transformed Hasbro into Hasbro Bradley; in 1985, the company changed its name again to just Hasbro, Inc.; in 2013, Hasbro renewed its deal to produce Marvel Comics and Star Wars toys through at least 2020)
Associated languageeng