Bear in mind that Hasbro isn’t seeing any of the revenue from all those artwork commissions, custom plushies and customized pony figures that bronies are so proud of. There is something to be said for targeting niche markets, but only for stable niche markets. The reaction to the incident with Derpy’s speaking role demonstrated that the brony demographic is not a stable niche market, and thus not worth catering to from a corporate perspective.
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