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Old 11-05-2012, 03:45 PM   #1
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Rumor: Disney to buy Hasbro

MTV Geek – RUMOR: Disney Buying Hasbro?

I'll admit it makes sense from a merchandising perspective, but then what would Disney take on the creative (ie: movies, TV, comics) side be?

Interesting either way...
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:48 PM   #2
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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.
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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.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:50 PM   #5
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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.
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i would be happy if it happens, i like Disney so much.
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A rumour from MTV Geek?

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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.
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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..

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