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news Disney Now Setting Its Sights On Hasbro?

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Disney and George Lucas shocked the world last week, when they announced that Lucas had sold his LucasFilm studio, which includes the rights to Star Wars and most of its characters, to media giant. News and rumors have been pouring in as to when to expect more Star Wars related material, Disney has possibly turned their attention to buying up another company with more film and toy opportunities, Hasbro. According to MTV, Disney has been in contact with Hasbro about acquiring them. As of right now it is just talk, but the talks are serious enough that an announcement could be made at any day.

A move like this would normally take time, but Disney has been moving fast while trying to get deals done. It reportedly only took them 6 months to hammer out a deal with Lucas for LucasFilm. What also makes this interesting is that Hasbro holds the toy and table top game licenses to already owned Marvel, and newly bought Star Wars.

What that means for movies, is likely to be the same for the way it has worked with Marvel. Really the only active movie franchises that Hasbro has going right now is G.I. Joe and Transformers, both of which are parked at Paramount. MTV's report states that Disney could easily change that.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JakeLester/news/?a=69682

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This seems a logical purchase for them. It helps ties things together.

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buy out Hasbro and Mattel and you basically control kids...

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Also by owning Hasbro they would basically also own Wizards of the Coast as well...

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This would be a good buy for them.

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nononononononono

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buy out Hasbro and Mattel and you basically control kids...

world domination would of happened then!

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Also by owning Hasbro they would basically also own Wizards of the Coast as well...

More D&D movies? :p

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More D&D movies? :p

I hope not...at least not with the way they were going before. ;)

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It if happens, lets hope they fix the distribution issues!

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Disney seems to be on a heck of a buying spree. It really concerns me to have a player in the entertainment industry that will own so much of it... :|

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Disney seems to be on a heck of a buying spree. It really concerns me to have a player in the entertainment industry that will own so much of it... :|

Just wait until they start buying more movie studios again.....

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they can always make a movie about some hasbro game that has actually nothing to do with the game ;)

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they can always make a movie about some hasbro game that has actually nothing to do with the game ;)

I don't think Disney will make Candy Land, sounds like a porn.. .Clue might work though or Risk or the Bop It Movie!! just 120 minutes of Bop it, pull it, smack it, bop it!

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As long they don't touch LEGO or MECANO... that's alright.

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Wow, Disney are really flexing their muscle right now if this is true. Disney owned transformers could be interesting.

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As long they don't touch LEGO or MECANO... that's alright.

I will be ****ed if they take over lego group..... they have been pushing their products into lego lately, they use to go after megablocks, but lego has the disney contract now and that has been kinda scaring me... kinda like how disney kept making starwars micky figures and stuff... almost like a bad omen

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Just wait until they start buying more movie studios again.....

Now that could get scary.

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I will be ****ed if they take over lego group..... they have been pushing their products into lego lately, they use to go after megablocks, but lego has the disney contract now and that has been kinda scaring me... kinda like how disney kept making starwars micky figures and stuff... almost like a bad omen

unrelated really a lego movie is coming

http://gizmodo.com/5938720/a-lego-movie-is-happening-movie-stars-sign-up-to-play-lego-people

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some of legos little mini shows are funny, and the lego video games are nice, duno if they can pull it into a full movie though

yeah I am not to sure

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