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Hasbro Vs. Mattel: Which Has The Edge At Walmart Stores This Holiday Season?

Mattel, Inc. NASDAQ:MAT, Hasbro, Inc. NASDAQ:HAS - Hasbro Vs. Mattel: Which Has The Edge At Walmart Stores This Holiday Season?

Holiday shopping season is now right around the corner, and toy makers Mattel, Inc. MAT 2.28% and Hasbro, Inc. HAS 1.69% are gearing up for their most important part of the year.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. WMT 2.13% recently released its annual top toys list, Chosen By Kids. Here’s a sampling of some of the toys on Walmart’s list that each company is banking on this year:

Hasbro

  • FurReal Friends Torch, My Blazin’ Dragon.
  • My Little Pony Explore Equestra Crystal Empire Castle.
  • Pie Face Showdown! Game.
  • Nerf N-Strike Elite HyperFire Blaster.
  • Star Wars Electronic R2D2.

Mattel

  • Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Batcave.
  • Barbie Rainbow Cove Princess Castle Playset.
  • Fisher Price Imaginext Bat Flight City.
  • Fisher Price Little People Sit ‘n Stand Skyway.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mega Lair Playset.
  • Fisher Price Imagenext Ultra T-Rex.
  • Hot Wheels AI Racing Playset.
  • Tyco Terra Climber Remote Control Vehicle.

As children’s entertainment becomes more and more digitized, the success of each year’s holiday toys becomes even more critical for Hasbro and Mattel. So far in 2016, both stocks are big winners, up more than 21 percent each. However, the second half of the year will likely go a long way in determining which toy stock is the best investment of 2016.

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