In another sign that we live in rough times, Hasbro posted a first quarter drop in its profits. 47% is huge, and the recent price increases on several action figure products in Wal-Mart and Target aisles probably didn't help. "In the U.S., Star Wars, Playskool, Nerf and board game sales were strong, but sales of Littlest Pet Shop, Transformers and Marvel brands declined." the article states. My guess is that with the release of "Wolverine" and "Revenge of the Fallen", this situation will be temporary.