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RUMOR: Disney In Talks To Buy Hasbro - Transformers More Than Meets the Mouse?
Jack - Tuesday, November 06, 2012


Gosh, if there ever was a rumor I didn't want to be true. It is this one just in via MTV Geek that Disney and Hasbro are in talks about an acquisition. With the pocket-book open and Star Wars in the cart, it seem the Mouse is looking for more cheese in Hasbro's library of brands including Transformers, My Little Pony, GI Joe, Battleship, Nerf, Magic: The Gathering, Monopoly, and literally 100s of toys and games kids have grown up with for decades.

From what we’re told, these are still just discussions at this point, but serious enough that something could be announced at any time and create ripples throughout the entertainment industry. The Lucasfilm acquisition has been reported as taking as few as 6 months to complete. On the other hand, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger has until 2015 on his current contract, and he waited about 3 years in between the acquisitions of Marvel and Lucasfilm, so we may be without firm news on this for some time


Obviously, the large cache of Popular Culture properties would add to Disney's library to make a true Tour De Force in the entertainment industry. Its also not hard to imagine Hasbro's is in a position to want to be acquired either. With retail sales revenues flagging and the the slow uptake for The Hub, this could save the day and keep the channel afloat, or at least one can hope. Traditionally, acquisitions get rolled up into the parent company and it may be fans will have to watch their favorite Robot's shows on the Disney Channel if this goes down.

On the toys side, it might be good for fans and collectors to have the brand under a bigger umbrella with a bigger reach. Disney has deep pockets that hopefully would allow for more stable product roll outs and hopefully more modest pricing. With Hasbro struggling to appease Wall Street, they have raised prices over 50% in the last 5 years alone. Only time will tell what's going to happen. PLEASE, Share your comments on the possible event and what it would mean to you.


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puma
2012-11-06
5:12 pm

for reals. 5 came out 6 years ago. quit giving me stupid hand held releases and give me the console one! 
Breaker
2012-11-06
4:26 pm

Yuck. Besides, KH3 is going the way of Half-Life 3 anyway. 
Tripredacus
2012-11-06
3:47 pm

Oh hey, maybe Optimus Prime will be in the next Kingdom Hearts game! 
Breaker
2012-11-06
3:16 pm

If at all. Disney would either make Botcon awesome or just axe it entirely and say to hell with the TCC. I don't know. Disney is an evil company of corporate money hungry douches but they are an intelligent hyper-rich evil company of corporate money hungry douches. It could go either way. May... read more 
Bubbah
2012-11-06
4:58 am

Wow, I really don't know what to think about this haha. It could go either way. A couple things come to mind right off ... 1) What does this mean for Takara, and joint projects like Masterpieces? 2) If it doesn't affect the MP line, does this mean we could lose TRU as their exclusive distr... read more 
Lord_Onslaught
2012-11-06
3:30 am

Odd years it will be Disney World, even years at Disney land. So start packing for Florida LOL Does this mean that for next years box set we will get the It may belong to Bandai, but I do not think that will stop Disney LOL Though on the bright side if it was Nintendo instead of Disney, we coul... read more 
puma
2012-11-06
3:29 am

I think they're trying to get the toys for marvel and Star Wars "in house" and to have their own dedicated manufacturer. 
BaCon
2012-11-06
3:18 am

...and ALL the BotCons will switch off between at Disney Land and World.  
Blitz-Wing
2012-11-06
2:41 am

On the bright side, since IL&M was just bought by Disney, at least they would have all the CGI intact. Though I'm sure it'd peeve off Paramount/Dreamworks 
BlackMagnus
2012-11-06
2:31 am

Oh good God no. There might be some promise (might) but, I fear the worst. 
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