Is Disney Going To Buy Hasbro?
Unless this is your first day on the internet, you known that Disney has bought Lucasfilm for about $4 billion dollars. MTV Geek says they have it on pretty good authority, although you should take it with a grain of salt, that Disney is in serious discussions with Hasbro at the highest levels to engulf the toy and game company into the ever expanding house of Mouse.
While it’s early talks, we may have to wait for some time before we get anything solid:
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.
If this indeed happens, Disney would be getting control of Transformers, G.I. Joe, Dungeons and Dragons, Battleship, Nerf, and Magic: The Gathering to name only a few things. Hasbro has success with their own properties, but they also hold the game licenses to the two big Disney purchases- Star Wars and Marvel. What this would mean for the film and TV shows on those aforementioned franchises remains to be seen, if indeed this rumor turns out to be true. This is some pretty big news that will certainly be on everyone’s radar now. Maybe Disney can buy Parker Bros. next and own a Monopoly outright. What do you think about this possibility?
Source : MTV Geek