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Subject:  Re: Why is MVL so heavily shorted? Date:  6/26/2004  12:08 AM
Author:  netman622 Number:  2225 of 6884

"When my DD shows me otherwise I like to bring it to this boards attention. While doing a search on Toy Biz Worlwide I came upon a listing for Toy Biz International with the principal being Jeff Hsieh. It also seems odd to me that Jeff Hsieh's e-mail address in this listing ends with Not Toy Biz Worldwide, or Toy Biz International, but part of the Marvel subsidary Toy Biz. I thought finding info on a company that provides Marvel with such a large percentage of it licensing revenue would be easy, it's not. As the manufacturer of Spider-Man merchandise shouldn't they at least have their own web-site? (last attempt at humor:))"

--->I'm not sure where I have my info about Toybiz. Perhaps it was from Comic wars, I think it was from information given out by Marvel in a conference call a year or two ago. I do specifically remember that Toybiz is a privately owned company in China (cheap labor & low costs). Marvel did give permission for Toy Biz to take this name. Remember, before the bankrupcy, Marvel was a comic company (bought by Perelman with the hopes of making it a entertainment empire) and Toy Biz was a toy company owned By Ike Perlmutter. Marvel & Toy Biz were merged together because of agreements and Marvel's troubles. Ike's Toy Biz was the minnow that swallowed the whale (Marvel) when the bankrupcy court approved Ike's bailout deal. The resulting company took the Marvel name. The Toy Biz that sells Marvel's toys today is a completely distinct and different company. At least this is what I have read.

If you find out to the contrary please post.

I'll post some info that you might find interesting from Comic wars in a separate post.

Fool on!! Go Marvel!!!

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