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Disney in talks to acquire Hasbro

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BobThePizzaBoy, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

  3. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    I'll take Disney over Michael Bay any day! :halo:
  4. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member


    NOOOOOOOOO! I don't want Disney to own Hub!
  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    This isn't what Walt himself was all about: he was the one who said it to others - NEVER sell ANYTHING that you create, because there are people out there who are going to try to take everything that you've ever worked for, even your name, and just take it right out from under you, and do whatever they want with it.

    That's exactly what Walt warned of, and that's exactly what his company has been doing for years.
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  6. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    They are going to either cancel or ruin Dan Vs!

    It's one of the only "adult" cartoons that doesn't rely on potty humor to be funny...

    NOOOOO! Yes...I know I defend Disney to an extent...but but I just can't bear the thought of what they would do to it...
  7. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    The government is going to be run through Disney in a few years. :concern:
  8. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    You know what? I'm just tired of Disney owning everything, they're gonna soon have a monopoly on the entire movie, television, and toy industries...
    Does Hasbro really own that? I wasn't aware...
  9. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    I am too! Every movie that's coming out is pretty much owned by Disney. I just won tickets to Lincoln and I was searching up the ratings and reviews and found out, that even this movie is owned by Disney. It's being made by Touchstone, which is owned by Disney.
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    This is too far. Disney owns too much already, and I bet this is a package deal for Star Wars so they can have control of the merchandising. But entertainment companies and toy companies are different things. This is going to cost the ability for toy companies to acquire Disney licenses, and that's going to kill competition. This is dangerous Monopoly stuff, especially since that means that they'd own actual Monopoly as well.

    I kinda hope the government blocks this (they won't). More ownership=less competition. Less competition= more the ability to do whatever the crap they want. Why is owning a company so much better than just a partnership?

    I do not have cable, but I'd loathe to see the Hub go. Ponies, Dan, and Transformers Prime... those are very big cartoons right now, and Transformers gets enough problems when a movie comes out and whatever cartoon is part of the toy line gets brushed to the side. The latest G.I. Joe cartoon is in cancelatus mode because of the movie that was supposed to come out this summer. I don't see Disney helping that situation or helping those cartoon shows. I'd be very afraid they'd either have to sell the network for FCC reasons, or litter it with live action kiddy shows. And I'd also be weary of them pulling the plug on IDW's Hasbro comics. Not that I read them, but I hate what they did to Boom so they could not bring the lines to Marvel.
  11. robodog

    robodog Well-Known Member

    It might make certain action figure fanboys happy though. A lot of Marvel fans have been worried that since Disney owns Marvel and Mattel does a lot of licensed stuff from Disney that Disney will take away Hasbro's license to make Marvel figures and give it to Mattel. Mattel has a bad track record when it comes to action figures. The Masters Of The Universe classics line and the DC line is plagued with quality control problems. Everything from limbs falling off to figures shattering into pieces. A few of them are already showing signs of plastic degradation. If Disney owns Hasbro then that's probably a worry the Marvel fans won't have anymore. Of course even Hasbro has their share of QC problems but nowhere near as much as Mattel does.
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That's some good points. I pretty much hate Mattel's general handling of certain toy lines. The Shonen Jump stuff (One Piece and Shaman King) was pretty dodgey. And that's even if you could find the Shaman King stuff. And the best One Piece figure was the one that was recalled (The quick draw swords Zoro with magnetic sword handles). Not to mention that Kakashi figure that snapped in two right out of the package (good thing I only spent 3 bucks on it). Of course, I love my large Zatch Bell/Kiyo figure... I got that one pretty cheap.

    There stuff is expensive and breakable, and their general retail lines are pretty lousy (and sexist... they HATE girl cartoon characters on men's teams). Hasbro has been on the ball since their disastrous 2003 year. Expanding the Star Wars line to include classic characters was a help... not to mention acquiring licenses for Marvel comics and having movie after movie and cartoon show after cartoon show. I'm no fan of their prices by any means, but they're the only mainstream toy maker that gets it. I wish Bandai knew what the heck it was doing in the US. Their Japanese stuff is killer (especially blind packaged candy figures).

    But overall, I'm not quite at ease with an entertainment company buying a consumer goods corporation. Disney has made some great stuff on its own. I love their figurine sets. The paint jobs are so so, but the sculpts are out of this world in most cases. The Chicken Little set alone was a masterpiece, and their recent Muppet set was excellent. They don't really need Hasbro. They can still have a symbiotic relationship through licenses. I'm sure this doesn't bother the Star Wars and Marvel plans. I'm more worried about Hasbro's TV output and the licenses that come with it.
  13. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    So were all under Disney's regime now. Lovely.
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  14. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Eventually Disney will buy our souls, I'm sure...
  15. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    And you all thought having a demon overlord was bad!

    *eats a muffin and walks out of the thread*
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  16. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Disney bought our souls when they aquired the rights to the Muppets.
  17. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    True, very true.
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  18. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    That's so true, it's scary...

    I'm owned by...a mouse?
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  19. SuperGzilla12

    SuperGzilla12 Well-Known Member

    I don't care how big of a company you are... After spending $4 Billion to get Star Wars, you'd think they'd slow down a little... :rolleyes:

    I mean, seriously... Well, as long as they don't get Barney, I'm OK. (Mattel bought out HiT Entertainment recently, and they're already thinking of selling the rights to Barney and Angelina Ballerina, since the main goal of the sale was to get Thomas & Friends)
  20. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Yes, yes you are. Who would've thought one little mouse had so much power which makes me wonder does tonight's elections hold any merit?

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