Disney Buying Hasbro?

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http://geek-news.mtv.com/2012/11/05/disney-buying-hasbro/

Disney, in its ravenous IP collecting frenzy, might be acquiring Hasbro. This means that they would control G.I.Joe, Transformers, Nerf, dungeons and Dragons, and Magic the Gathering. (Hasbro owns Wizards of the Coast, too.)

I don't know how I feel about this one. They are letting Marvel do its own thing in terms of comics and movies, but hands down orders to Pixar. It would very hard to make the G.I.Joe and Transformers movies worse, so that might improve. I don't see them messing with Magic, as it's very profitable and growing fast. I'd be disappointed that IDW would get screwed on the TF books, as I've enjoyed what they've done with them and the quality I've seen there.
 
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Arcee is a Disney princess too?

"Don't you see, Arcee? The transformation was in you all along!"
 
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Jeez, Disney is just the ravenous beast now.

And to think they we're in a bad way financially, what was it, 10 or so years ago?
 
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Look at this gun, isn't it neat
Wouldn't you think my arsenal's complete
Wouldn't you think I'm the bot
The bot who has
Everything

Look at this trove
Weapons untold
How many blasters
Can one warehouse hold
Looking around here you'd think
Sure, she's got everything

I've got tires and axles aplenty
I've got alt forms and shielding galore
You want binary bonds?
I've got twenty
But who cares
No big deal
I want more

I want to be where the Autobots are
I want to see, want to see them fighting
Seeing the lasers and feeling the... what do you call it... oh, heat!

Flailing your legs you don't get too far
Wheels are required for spinning, drifting
Rolling along down a... what's that word again... street

Up where they fight, up where they die
Up where they kill Decepticons in the sky
Wandering free, wish I could be
Part of that war

What would I give if I could live out on the war field
What would I pay to spend a day shooting our foes
Bet you out there everyone knows
How to blast apart someone's force shield
Bright young robots
Who are good shots
Right on the nose

I'm ready to do what the other bots do
Join them in battle and get a kill count
Shoot some bad guys and see them all... what's the word... burn

When's it my turn
Wouldn't I love
Love to join in that war up above
Hope they agree
Wish I could be
Part of your war
 
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First Marvel, then Star Wars, now Hasbro. Is Disney like, the Borg of entertainment companies? "Prepare to be assimilated...and make a Transformers Avengers cross-over movie."

...okay I was joking there but that is why they did that didn't they? That is going to happen, just wait I assure you .
 
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I wonder if they are diversifying because they know they aren't getting Congress to let them keep Mickey much longer. Then again, they could just be doing this because they want The Hub and plan to turn it into another Disney station.
 
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I won't be happy with this merger unless they make a sequel to Beast Machines! Cos seriously, that show had some loose ends.

Edit: ALSO-who wants to bet what they buy out next? I'm betting Nintendo.
 
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Yeah,Nintendo is financialy so well off,that any amount that Disney can offer them will be laughed out the door.
 
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Here's how well off Nintendo is right now. They lost money in their last quarter due to Wii sales all but drying up, they can apparently afford to lose that much money for the next 80 years before they would be in trouble.
 
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Yeah, Nintendo would basically need to bomb the WiiU, have their headquarters burn to the ground, lose Miyamoto, AND be caught in a Yakuza scandal in order to come even close to the strife they'd need to suffer in order to close shop.

Capcom though? Capcom would sell in a heartbeat. All of their successful products are made overseas now anyway.
 
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Ugh, the MLP shit pairings with Disney are going to be even more obnoxious and not funny than the Star Wars ones.
 

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Ugh, the MLP shit pairings with Disney are going to be even more obnoxious and not funny than the Star Wars ones.
I want to see Figment and Spike working together to teach about imagination.
 
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The only reason Disney would want MLP is to make MLP the movie. You can make a small chunk of change on tv shows and toys, but there are big bucks to be had in a well executed animated feature, and the demographics are great for MLP right now.
 
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If Disney keeps acquiring IP at this rate can a live action version of the Ultimate Showdown be far behind?

 

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The only reason Disney would want MLP is to make MLP the movie. You can make a small chunk of change on tv shows and toys, but there are big bucks to be had in a well executed animated feature, and the demographics are great for MLP right now.

I saw this in theaters, back when I was a young-un. I kinda want to see a Lauren Faust reimagining of the Smooze.
 
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The only reason Disney would want MLP is to make MLP the movie. You can make a small chunk of change on tv shows and toys, but there are big bucks to be had in a well executed animated feature, and the demographics are great for MLP right now.
It wouldn't be a theatrical release... it would probably be a string of direct-to-DVD movies. They'd keep the show running though... they finally learned their lesson with Kim Possible and Phineas & Ferb: It's worth to keep a wildly popular show in new episodes even if the merchandising isn't great because gets people to watch OTHER shows on your network.
 

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If they could get D&D to make a real, working VTT, I'd be all for it.
 
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I loved that cartoon as a kid, I know a lot of other kids did too. It was responsible for a lot of today's adults even knowing what D&D is.

Actually, it makes me question why Hasbro hasn't already done some sort of new D&D thing for The Hub. You want new consumers for your floundering D&D products (I'm pretty sure Pathfinder is continuing to eat up the not growing marketplace)? Make new ones.
 
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