(Reuters) - Hasbro Inc
In the quarter, usually a weak period for toymakers, revenue in Hasbro's boys' toy business fell 35 percent to $253.7 million, overshadowing sales growth in the girls, games, and preschool units.
Unlike the second quarter of 2012, Hasbro had fewer movie franchises supporting its brands, such as Marvel and Beyblade, this year.
Last week, larger rival Mattel Inc
Hasbro said second-quarter net profit fell to $36.5 million, or 28 cents a share, from $43.4 million, or 33 cents a share, a year earlier.
Excluding a pension charge, it earned 29 cents a share, missing analysts' average estimate of 34 cents, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Hasbro, which counts retailers Wal-Mart Stores Inc
The No. 2 U.S. toymaker also said it has expanded its partnership with Walt Disney Co
Hasbro shares, which have climbed more than 26 percent this year, were unchanged in premarket trading Monday morning.
(Reporting by Dhanya Skariachan; Editing by Alden Bentley, Jeffrey Benkoe and John Wallace)
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