Tonka (company)

Tonka is a company American of toys especially known for its miniature reproductions of trucks and construction machinery .

History

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In 1987, Tonka bought General Mills’ gaming division which includes Kenner and Parker Brothers for $ 581 million following a takeover bid by New World Entertainment 1

The , Hasbro announces to buy Tonka for nearly 500 million USD 2 , 3 . Tonka had been in financial trouble since the purchase of Kenner Products in 1987 for $ 555 million, which brought him the Parker Brothers brands, including Monopoly, but with licenses including the Ghostbusters SOS series , the Batman 3 movie, or the series. Strawberry Charlotte .

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Notes and references

  1. ↑ ( in ) Lisa Biank Fasig, ” Hasbro exits home of Play-Doh, GI Joe ”  [ archive ] , of The Cincinnati Enquirer , (accessed February 13, 2017 )
  2. ↑ ( in ) Kara Swisher, ” Hasbro Tonka buys for $ 500 million ”  [ archive ] , in The Washington Post , (accessed February 7, 2017 )
  3. ↑ a and b in ) Stuart Silverstein, ” Hasbro Agrees to Buy Ailing Tonka Toy in Big Merger ”  [ archive ] , on the Los Angeles Times , (accessed February 7, 2017 )

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