When it comes to business and investing, the toy business is no fun and games. Mattel and Hasbro are the two largest publicly traded toy companies in the U.S. Not only do these companies wage a daily battle on the product popularity front, but as publicly-traded entities, they also vie to attract potential shareholders to acquire a stake in their business. Lately, Hasbro has looked the winner while Mattel appears down and out when it comes to their respective share prices. But knowing that the toy business is a notoriously capricious enterprise, such divergences can also bring attractive investment opportunities.
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