Letter to Hasbro President Brian Goldner
Okay, so for my English class, I have to write a letter to someone, asking for them to do something, so I naturally thought, "Hey, I read that Peagasus Thunder Whip thread, I might as well write to Hasbro!" I have a near-final copy, but I wanted some advice from actual Beybladers, not a writing coach. Would people please comment on it?
(Name and address withheld for security)
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Mr. Brian Goldner, President and C.E.O.
1027 Newport Ave.
Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02861-2539
Dear Mr. Goldner:
I am an eighth grader and an avid fan of your Beyblade toys. The near-endless combinations provide both an engaging cognitive workout, as well as the ability to create your own unique style. This allows for hundreds of thousands of possible scenarios, all of which are exciting in the Beystadiums that your company produces. However, there are several problems with your items that could be changed. If changed, then the income which you will receive would far outrank the petty amount it would cost to change the products.
The ripcords that you include along with your Beyblades are shorter than the Takara-Tomy versions, so, when faced against each other, the Hasbro ripcords have a disadvantage, and this discrepancy irks the older, more serious customers. Also, with the shortened ripcords, the Beyblades do not gain as much power when they are launched. This can lead to shorter battles, which are not as entertaining.
Another difference between Hasbro and Takara-Tomy are the stadiums. The Takara-Tomy stadiums have three large gaps in them, allowing for easier Knock Outs by Attack Type Beyblades. In the current Hasbro stadiums, the Beyblades have great difficulty knocking each other into the pockets, which are barely wide enough to accommodate one Beyblade entering. This causes the battles to become drawn out battles of stamina, which Attack types will surely lose. Also, in your Super Vortex Stadium, there are no openings at all. I assume this is to create a gladiator-style match, but it just creates either one-sided battles, or battles of stamina.
Smaller openings not-withstanding, there is another problem with your stadiums, and that is the paint used to color them. This is another area where Hasbro differs from Takara-Tomy. It may not seem like a problem at first, but the paint comes off of the stadium and attaches itself to the Performance Tips of the Beyblades. This can change the way it moves and affect the spin velocity, too. Also, in the cases of your higher-grip Performance Tips, they catch on the paint, causing the Beyblade to almost certainly lose.
Furthermore, your stadiums are not wide enough to perform the Sliding Shoot. This means that your Attack types will just circle the edge of the stadium, wasting all of their stamina, and then one weak hit from any type will defeat it.
I have one more thing to add. The slope of your stadium is too flat to allow Attack Types to gain speed and inflict more serious damage (not to the Beyblade, just add some oomph to the attack). In battles between Thermal Pisces DF145SD and Quetzalcoatl 90RF (an amazing Takara-Tomy Attack type), Thermal Pisces (which is an adequate Beyblade) defeated Quetzalcoatl every time. The same thing happened against Storm Pegasus 100RF and against Lightning L-Drago CH145RF at the 145 height. The same thing can be said for every stadium.
Granted, if the stadiums did have openings, the Beyblades might fly out and harm some of the children who sit by and watch, so the pockets are a good idea for them. However, on the World Beyblade Organization, a website dedicated to Beyblade where I get the majority of my information, a member whose username is Toatanu, had an idea for a stadium that would fit the more serious customers’ needs, and also still have pockets so the Beyblades would not fly out and hurt users.
New Hasbro stadium idea (with good bowl in center of course):
The idea is that the "catcher" area is like a pocket, so that the stadium is like a Takara Tomy stadium with the tall/safety wall on the outside.
Above is Toatanu’s idea, and he should be accredited for the design.
If you could please consider creating stadiums with larger gaps in the sides, deeper slopes, and include longer ripcords with your Beyblade products, that would be ideal. You would generate more income, and we, your customers, would be happier with the items we have purchased. Thank you for your time.
|Feb 01 2011 01:56 AM|
Ummm, don't the hasbro people just give an automated response saying Thank you for your time, describe how great they are, and not actually bother to read the letter? And I don't think that it is a good idea to list the actual beyblades' names, just call them by their types. And I recommend not mentioning Quetz at all, just say Storm Peg. and LL Drago because they know what it is.
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|Feb 01 2011 02:07 AM|
It looks very good.
|Feb 01 2011 02:12 AM|
they will only scan the letter to see if it's feed back or important information, if it's feed back they don't read much and send an automated response unless there is thousands and thousands of letters at a time with the same point, then they could do something little. thats what i think they do.
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|Feb 01 2011 02:13 AM|
I would send that defenatly
|Feb 01 2011 02:17 AM|
question: does Hasbro know what the Sliding Shoot is? maybe if they dont know what it is, explain it a bit? /mytwocents
otherwise its a good letter :D
|Feb 01 2011 02:20 AM|
This is VERY Good. But may I say something? The people at Hasbro could care less. I just wanna say that the beyblade terms in the letter will not be familiar. He is the executive, not the guy who makes them. And they'll probably send you an automated call or something like that.
But GREAT letter!
|Feb 01 2011 02:22 AM|
If it is a written evaluation like those we had in my French courses, the letters are addressed to someone but they never get sent to that person ... It is just for the students to visualise who they are writing to, so they write formally, etc. We wrote letters to the prime ministers ...
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|Feb 01 2011 02:31 AM|
well then he can print out 2 and give one to the teacher and send the other. i also had to write one to the govener of florda
|Feb 01 2011 02:35 AM|
i hope this works probaly wont dont forget to tell them off about thweir cheap string launchers horrible rip cords hard to get off face bolts and broken h145 !!!! give them a good yell for me
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|Feb 02 2011 02:54 AM|
This could be great and it might actually give attack types a chance in Hasbro stadiums!
|Feb 02 2011 02:58 AM|
(Feb 02 2011 02:51 AM)Sequoia Wrote: This could work, if you send it to the Hasbro Beyblade distributors.Big fat lol.
I once made a long essay like this and wrote to hasbro. I put tons of effort into using the most complex and advanced vocabulary I could use, and the letter was from the heart. You know how they replied to a months worth of effort- 3 months later?
Thank you for writing to hasbro. We at Hasbro are dedicated to supporting our customers. If you ever have comments or concerns about our products, contact us!
IT WAS SO MEAN! They basically said $@#% off! So send this, but don't be surprised if a while later they rip your heart out . Just like they ripped mine .
|Feb 02 2011 03:00 AM|
(Feb 02 2011 02:58 AM)DarkLight Wrote: This could be great and it might actually give attack types a chance in Hasbro stadiums!
That's what players mainly complain about, and in fact, one of the main points of the thread.
People should just read this and sing along if they know the lyrics.
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When I waste my time writing a letter to Hasbro, the moderators comes to me, speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
Let It be
Let It be
Let It be
Yeah, Let It be
Hasbro, will, give no answer, let it be.
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|Feb 02 2011 03:10 AM|
this is just like the save our stadiums thread.but send it hasbro needs to learn that japan beats us at every thing this time we sould defeat japan at least at one thing i mean beyblad is pretty big every time i go to walmart the beyblades section only has a few storm peg and bull.im pretty sure they wont read this but it is atleast a attempt.(i hope they change stadiums my mom wont buy me a attack stadium)
|Feb 02 2011 03:18 AM|
(Feb 02 2011 03:18 AM)bladerxack8522 Wrote: this is just like the save our stadiums thread.but send it hasbro needs to learn that japan beats us at every thing this time we sould defeat japan at least at one thing i mean beyblad is pretty big every time i go to walmart the beyblades section only has a few storm peg and bull.im pretty sure they wont read this but it is atleast a attempt.(i hope they change stadiums my mom wont buy me a attack stadium)
Proof?and america has defeated japan once in ww1. Any way nice letter
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|Feb 06 2011 12:33 AM|
i mean toy ways beat them.
|Feb 06 2011 12:35 AM|
I can't see my picture...
It's kinda funny, I never thought I'd see what you were referring to in the permission PM...
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|Feb 06 2011 12:37 AM|
Pretty sure this won't work, unless you send the letter to the people who run or create ideas in the actual Hasbro BBProject. Brian won't even get to read it, even if you knew him and gave it to him in person, he could care less.
shout out 2 kai-v
|Feb 06 2011 12:38 AM|
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