Hasbro is an American multinational toy company based in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Known for iconic brands like G.I. Joe and My Little Pony and subsidiaries Playskool and Tonka, Hasbro is one of the world's largest toy makers and has also become one of Hollywood's most prolific and forward-thinking producers of film and TV properties. In addition to the existing, blockbuster live-action movie franchise Transformers, Hasbro has a slew of new titles in development through its film studio All Spark Pictures, including My Little Pony, Monopoly, and Dungeons & Dragons. The company is unique in not approaching its brands on a product-by-product basis, but thinking about them as far-reaching narratives across multiple platforms. For instance, it set up an A-list writers room to plot out the chapters and characters that extend well beyond the upcoming Transformers 5 movie as it plans for another three films. The company is taking a similar approach in a deal it made with Paramount to develop feature films based on an interconnected universe featuring characters from G.I. Joe, Micronauts, Visionaries, M.A.S.K., and ROM.
valuation: Market cap as of May 2015: $8 billion
public or private: Public
revenue: $4.45 billion
profit: $451.8 million
headquarters: Pawtucket, Rhode Island