RUMOR – Disney In Talks To Purchase Hasbro Inc And Transformers

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This may turn out to be the biggest TRANSFORMERS news story of the year if it turns out to be true. The folks over MTV Geek have kicked up the rumor cloud surrounding Disney and it’s recent use of purchasing power. This time Hasbro itself is in the crosshairs!

“By “Geek Spy”
OK folks, take this one with a grain of plastic for the time being. Unless you’ve been under a rock, you’ve heard that Disney acquired Lucasfilm for roughly $4 billion last week and Marvel for around the same price a few years prior. Well, we have it on good authority that serious discussions are happening at the highest levels of both Disney and Hasbro to fold the largest toy and game company on the planet into the Mouse.

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. “

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  1. Lazerwave's Avatar Lazerwave says

    Soon Disney will be the only company in the world. Everything like Movies, fast food restaurants, merchandise and other corporations will all be Disney's property.

  2. General Tekno's Avatar General Tekno says

    So wait. Was MTV Geek reading my Twitter feed last Tuesday?

    As I was totally speculating that Hasbro is now a VERY attractive property for Disney. They have lots of their own IP, manufacture a good deal of Disney's boys toys between Star Wars and Marvel (with long term contracts at that), and are somewhat vulnerable given their spending on getting the Hub up and running.

  3. General Tekno's Avatar General Tekno says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Lazerwave View Post
    Soon Disney will be the only company in the world. Everything like Movies, fast food restaurants, merchandise and other corporations will all be Disney's property.
    Not quite. What they don't own will belong to Comcast, Time Warner and Viacom.

  4. BenjaminXavier has no avatar! BenjaminXavier says

    Also: Hasbro *didn't* to the toys for PotC, Toy Story, or the new Wreck it Ralph figures. It makes sense for them to "cut out the middle man" as it were and own a toy making company.

  5. Backpack's Avatar Backpack says

    Breaking rumor news.... Disney is buying Japan!

    Anime is belong to MOUSE!!

  6. General Tekno's Avatar General Tekno says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JamesBenjamin View Post
    Also: Hasbro *didn't* to the toys for PotC, Toy Story, or the new Wreck it Ralph figures. It makes sense for them to "cut out the middle man" as it were and own a toy making company.
    Right. And Hasbro's attractive as they actually own some very profitable in-house brands that have been fairly well exploited, as well as some lesser brands that could easily BE exploited.

    Plus, they have Marvel/Star Wars toy rights until 2020 or so if memory serves, so if they were to buy ANYONE it would be the guys you already have long-term deals with for major product lines.

  7. Erland's Avatar Erland says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Lazerwave View Post
    Soon Disney will be the only company in the world. Everything like Movies, fast food restaurants, merchandise and other corporations will all be Disney's property.
    The company that own Kraft(TM) is one of the biggest, it and 2 other companies own just about every food product in any store you find in any country in the world, and most of the generic food you find, like the smart choice wal*mart brand, came from them in one way or another..

    Kraft is THE biggest food maker in the world.

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