Will post a Humble Bundle Steam Key every time someone gives a decent answer to this question:
What would be a plausible scenario in which Hasbro would drop IDW's MLP license?
Best Results, include a scenario that gives them an incentive to work with fans/fan startups as an alternative.
Or, if they say something decidingly not SJW, then they'd lose their base, and Hasbro would move its license to greener pastures (like a noted pony art with an already strong following)?
Look at the reception section, it says that the comics maintained top 100 comic sales spots for the entire year of 2013.
We talk about the comics a lot on /mlp/, and even occasionally have a thread or two dedicated to an issue. It's clearly still bought by enough people to warrant keeping it around in Hasbro's mind. Otherwise it would have already been dropped. Kinda common sense anon.