Toyworld Mag report the news that Hasbro have posted a revenue increase, good news ahead of the surge towards Star Wars Rebels and Episode VII.

Hasbro reported $679.5m in first quarter revenue, a 2% increase over the prior-year quarter but a figure that falls just under the $683m that was expected.

Sales of toys aimed at girls grew 21% in the first quarter, while toys for boys rose just 2%, although the company’s boys lines will likely be boosted by the upcoming release of Transformer and Spider-Man movies.

First quarter net income (including special items) came in at $32.1m, or 24 cents per share, compared to a net loss of $6.7m, or a loss of 5 cents per share for the same time in 2013. Excluding a favorable tax adjustment that equated to 10 cents per share, Hasbro’s first quarter profit was 14 cents per share, four cents above the analyst consensus.