Submit News Contact Us Translate Sign in Join

Disney Looking to Acquire Hasbro?

There is more to Transformers than movies, cartoons, comics and toys. Discuss anything else Transformers here.

Disney Looking to Acquire Hasbro?

Postby El Duque » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:28 pm

Motto: "I ain't got time to bleed!"
Weapon: Gattling Gun
As all of you are probably aware by now Disney made big news last week when they announced they had purchased Lucasfilm for over 4 billion dollars. It looks like Mickey and company haven't put away the old checkbook just yet. MTV Geek is reporting a rumor that Disney is now in negotiations to purchase Hasbro! It's just a rumor for now, but according to MTV Geek a reliable source has stated high level discussions are happening at this moment. Click here to visit MTV Geek for the full story.

Is Opti-mouse Prime in our future?

MTV Geek wrote:Well, we have it on good authority that serious discussions are happening at the highest levels of both Disney and Hasbro to fold the largest toy and game company on the planet into the Mouse.


MTV Geek wrote:The acquisition would give Disney the rights to Transformers, G.I. Joe, Dungeons and Dragons, Beyblade, Battleship, Nerf, and Magic: The Gathering among several dozen other game titles and IP. When you add Marvel and Star Wars to that list it’s a pretty comprehensive lock on boy’s entertainment; a far cry from a few years back when Disney was heavily criticized for losing its grip on boys.


The ramifications to the Transformers hobby could potentially be extremely significant. Everything from the upcoming 2014 Transformers movie to BotCon locations to potential exclusives being available at Disney stores could be affected by this decision. Tell us what you think by clicking here.
User avatar
El Duque
News Admin
Posts: 9915
News Credits: 89
Joined: Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:57 pm
Location: tornado alley

Re: Disney Looking to Acquire Hasbro?

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:32 pm

Motto: "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
Wait wait, something's not entirely right here... Disney buying a toy company? An entertainment company like Lucasfilm I can understand, but a toy company like Hasbro?
"I have Autism and I'm proud of it!" - Myself

"If you try to please everyone, nobody will like it" - a very wise guy.

Top 5 Priorities:

1) BW Neo X-7 Elphaorpha
2) BW II VS-18 Powerhug vs. Autocrusher
3) Universe 2003 Night Slash Cheetor
4) Arms Micron Terrorcon Bumblebee
5) BW Convobat (red) & Megalligator (purple)

- Jelze Bunnycat =:3
User avatar
JelZe GoldRabbit
God Of Transformers
Posts: 14485
News Credits: 20
Joined: Thu Feb 17, 2005 5:45 am
Location: Delft, the Netherlands; McKinney, Texas, USA
Strength: 5
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 8
Endurance: 7
Rank: 1
Courage: 6
Skill: 5

Re: Disney Looking to Acquire Hasbro?

Postby Blackstreak » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:33 pm

Motto: ""I'm stronger than I look, but not as strong as I think I am.""
Weapon: Laser Rifle
I wouldn't be a bit surprised. When you got the money greed knows no bounds. Disney don't know when to quit. Won't be long before we end up as a country of monopolies.
Image

# of Transformers in collection: 241TFs 4 sale
1985 Action Cards for sale
WTB/T for...
Blackstreak
Gestalt
Posts: 2043
News Credits: 1
Joined: Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:14 pm
Location: West Chester, OH
Strength: 5
Intelligence: 5
Speed: 9
Endurance: 7
Rank: 5
Courage: 9
Firepower: 9
Skill: 8

Re: Disney Looking to Acquire Hasbro?

Postby Mindmaster » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:35 pm

Motto: "For I have dipped my hands in muddied waters, and, withdrawing them, find 'tis better to be a commander than a common man!"
Weapon: Dark Saber Sword
...No.

Just..... no.
Image
Va'al wrote:I keep track of everyone. Backwards.
There are atandarfs to maintain.

craggy wrote:When Hero Mashers are the nicest looking toys in a news post, you know something's wrong.

LOST Cybertronian wrote:Hey, If Mindmaster survived then you should do just fine.

In case of really bad and/or corny puns made by Va'al, click and hit play.
User avatar
Mindmaster
News Staff
Posts: 5591
News Credits: 21
Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:00 pm
Location: Wilmington, NC
Watch Mindmaster on YouTube
Strength: 8
Intelligence: Infinity
Speed: 8
Endurance: 7
Rank: 10
Courage: 8
Firepower: 6
Skill: 9

Re: Disney Looking to Acquire Hasbro?

Postby datguy86 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:36 pm

Motto: "SHEEAGH!"
This makes perfect sense. Hasbro owns Star Wars, and Disney is looking to ensure a lock on that brand. Everything else is just icing on the cake.
Image

Actively Searching: Universe 2.0 Ratchet, Universe 2.0 Inferno, Hasbro Masterpiece Starscream
datguy86
Vehicon
Posts: 390
Joined: Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:18 pm
Location: Pennsyltucky
Strength: 5
Intelligence: 7
Speed: 4
Endurance: 5
Rank: 3
Courage: 8
Firepower: 5
Skill: 6

Re: Disney Looking to Acquire Hasbro?

Postby Hotrodimust » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:36 pm

Maybe Disney can actually help the TF line out there will probably be more animated movies of some sort. Maybe better toys who knows or they can send it to hell but they don't seem to be doing to bad with marvel.
Hotrodimust
Combiner
Posts: 461
Joined: Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:13 pm
Watch Hotrodimust on YouTube
Buy from Hotrodimust on eBay

Re: Disney Looking to Acquire Hasbro?

Postby Cheetron » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:41 pm

I'm waiting to see that Transformers will only be available at Disney parks. Now that'd put a spin on store exclusives.
Cheetron
Headmaster
Posts: 1173
News Credits: 1
Joined: Wed Dec 22, 2004 11:10 am

Re: Disney Looking to Acquire Hasbro?

Postby griftimus prime » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:41 pm

Motto: "you will have no freedom. whether you are sentient or not."
Weapon: 16 Cannons
dont mess with the toys and we wont have a problem
User avatar
griftimus prime
Gestalt Team Leader
Posts: 929
Joined: Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:09 am
Strength: 10+
Intelligence: 10+
Speed: 10+
Endurance: 10+
Rank: 10+
Courage: 10+
Firepower: 10+
Skill: 10+

Re: Disney Looking to Acquire Hasbro?

Postby BeastProwl » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:43 pm

Motto: "Planet Exploder"
Weapon: Razor Tipped Wing Swords
Pretty soon micky will be our president.

This is just stupid. Disney and Marvel? Ok, they did good.

Disney and Lucasfilm? Like to see were that goes.

Disney and...Hasbro? No. Hasbro is handling both the toys AND the entertainment right now. If Disney, SOMEHOW, ends up sinking Prime, I'll be more than a little pissed.

ALSO, with how up tight Disney is with its Tradmarks, how long would websites like this one last? :-(

Someone give me some positives here?
Last edited by BeastProwl on Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:46 pm, edited 1 time in total.
My PSN: BeastProwl
Image

Come read my Photocomic! It totally doesn't suck!

Va'al wrote:PCCs are not only desirable, they are adorable. [-(

Fanboy wrote:You need to see the figure, feel the figure , lick the figure , be the figure,
And only then can you love mp 01 the way I have.
User avatar
BeastProwl
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 6074
News Credits: 6
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:13 pm
Location: The Badass Crater of Badassitude
Strength: 10+
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 10+
Endurance: 7
Rank: ???
Courage: Infinity
Firepower: 10+
Skill: 9

Re: Disney Looking to Acquire Hasbro?

Postby Handels-Messerschmitt » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:45 pm

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Wait wait, something's not entirely right here... Disney buying a toy company? An entertainment company like Lucasfilm I can understand, but a toy company like Hasbro?


Disney does make toys, after all. This also means less competition. And just more profits in general. Watch them buy Lego next.
Handels-Messerschmitt
Godmaster
Posts: 1558
Joined: Tue Jul 29, 2003 12:11 pm

Re: Disney Looking to Acquire Hasbro?

Postby OptiMagnus » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:45 pm

Motto: ""Close your mouth and open your mind.""
Weapon: Gatling Cannon
I'm starting to think Disney is the New World Order...

Coming soon to theaters: The Transforming Star Wars Avengers; Mickey's Revenge
Please note: If you think I may be joking, I probably am.
User avatar
OptiMagnus
Gestalt
Posts: 2289
Joined: Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:03 pm
Location: Ohio, USA
Watch OptiMagnus on YouTube
Strength: 10
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 8
Endurance: 4
Rank: 1
Courage: 3
Firepower: 10+
Skill: 6

Re: Disney Looking to Acquire Hasbro?

Postby Megatron Wolf » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:48 pm

Motto: "Cry havoc and let slip the Wolves of War, Vae Victus!"
Weapon: Saber Blade
first marvel then star wars(& all the companies it built) and now possibly hasbro? i always said they were trying to take over the world, better them than microsoft or google. But i hope this is true cause then maybe the hasbro brand will get some stability. Oh and disney instead of spending so much money buying stuff how about spending some money to continue Gargoyles. Fans want it the original creators want it but you have to be dicks about it. Hey if they get hasbro wouldnt they get the old gargoyle toy molds too? Kenner put out the line back in the day and hasbro bought them. Reissues would be awesome, but itll never happen. Oh and speaking of kenner did hasbro get the alien & predator toy molds? I dont know how it works do they store the molds or destroy them when they're done?
PSN: MegatronWolf
Current TF count: 1470

Image
Looking for better version of this picture, if you know where to find one please PM me.
User avatar
Megatron Wolf
Faction Commander
Posts: 4704
News Credits: 3
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2003 8:30 pm
Location: New York
Strength: 7
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 8
Endurance: 10+
Rank: 10+
Courage: 10
Firepower: 7
Skill: 10

Re: Disney Looking to Acquire Hasbro?

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:50 pm

Motto: "FOR THE EARTH!!!"
Weapon: Saber Blade
I am honestly not upset by the prospect of Disney acquiring Hasbro. :)
If you've read Exodus, wanna read the War For Cybertron comic? PM me.
Shadowman wrote:This is Sabrblade we're talking about. His ability to store trivial information about TV shows is downright superhuman.
Caelus wrote:My wife pointed out something interesting about the prehistoric Predacons. I said that everyone was complaining because transforming for them mostly consisted of them just standing up-right. She essentially said, 'So? That's what our ancestors did.'
User avatar
Sabrblade
God Of Transformers
Posts: 16654
News Credits: 105
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:22 pm
Location: Florida, the "Neglected" State
Strength: 7
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 7
Endurance: 6
Rank: 9
Courage: 8
Firepower: 10
Skill: 9

Re: Disney Looking to Acquire Hasbro?

Postby datguy86 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:58 pm

Motto: "SHEEAGH!"
BeastProwl wrote:Someone give me some positives here?


Disney tends to manage companies well. Prime is doing well, so few worries there.

What you might see is either the incorporation of FunPub or no renewal on the contract as its services are handled internally. BotCon would another way for people to visit Epcot or San Francisco.

Disney works well with Japanese companies, since several of its properties are huge in Japan and Disney is the NA licensee for Ghibli Studios. More than likely a better collaboration with Takara would result here - possible some of those better paint apps we're all so fond of envying? 8)

Could this potential acquisition go bad? Definitely. Could it go much better? Definitely as well.
Image

Actively Searching: Universe 2.0 Ratchet, Universe 2.0 Inferno, Hasbro Masterpiece Starscream
datguy86
Vehicon
Posts: 390
Joined: Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:18 pm
Location: Pennsyltucky
Strength: 5
Intelligence: 7
Speed: 4
Endurance: 5
Rank: 3
Courage: 8
Firepower: 5
Skill: 6

Re: Disney Looking to Acquire Hasbro?

Postby Blurrz » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:00 pm

Motto: "The Wreckers. Weird brain bullets. Impossible odds... It doesn't get much better than this."
Weapon: Sniper Rifle
datguy86 wrote:This makes perfect sense. Hasbro owns Star Wars, and Disney is looking to ensure a lock on that brand. Everything else is just icing on the cake.


Hasbro is also the proprietor of Marvel toys, so yeah, this makes alot of sense.
dA/twitter/tumblr
Image
MTMTE customs - Click the picture to see my progress
User avatar
Blurrz
God Of Transformers
Posts: 11564
News Credits: 102
Joined: Wed May 09, 2007 12:31 am
Location: Oil Country
Strength: 7
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 10
Endurance: 6
Rank: 7
Courage: 8
Firepower: 7
Skill: 5

Re: Disney Looking to Acquire Hasbro?

Postby Flux Convoy » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:02 pm

Motto: "Chaos... is coming!..."
I can't see this being a bad thing. Maybe it would force a refocusing of the Transformers brand and letting side toy lines fall by the wayside. I am okay with that.
:BOT:
Image
User avatar
Flux Convoy
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 6530
News Credits: 23
Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2003 5:59 am
Location: Spinning my wheels into the void.
Buy from Flux Convoy on eBay

Re: Disney Looking to Acquire Hasbro?

Postby DecepticonFinishline » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:09 pm

Motto: "The sins of your father do not have to be your burden."
Weapon: Sniper Rifle
Hmmm... This is an interesting one. On one hand, Hasbro's toy quality is falling while the prices continue to rise. I don't know if Disney would be able to help the prices, but I feel like the quality of the Transformers toys may improve. On the other hand, though, I feel like being a part of something so large as Disney, the developers will lose touch with what a lot of the collectors want. I'm worried it'll be all Bee all the time, with a little bit of Prime.

(see what I did there.)

Also, if Disney buys Hasbro, what would that mean for The HUB? Another Disney channel?
Here is what I'm looking for:

Scout:
Windcharger (RTS), Dune Runner (HFTD), Beachcomber (ROTF), Brakedown (ROTF), Oil Pan (ROTF), Breacher (HFTD), Crankstart (HFTD), Sky Stalker (ROTF)

Deluxe:
Fallback (RTS), Mindstorm (RTS), Vehicon (FE), Cliffjumper (FE), Ratchet (B.H.), Dreadwing (B.H.), Arcee (B.H.), Knock Out (B.H.), Shadow Strike Bumblebee (B.H.), Prowl (B.H.)

Voyager:
Mindwipe (ROTF), Highbrow (HFTD), Strafe (RTS), Deep Dive (RTS)

TFCC Exclusive Over Run
User avatar
DecepticonFinishline
Vehicon
Posts: 304
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:49 pm
Strength: 3
Intelligence: 7
Speed: 5
Endurance: 2
Rank: 1
Courage: 8
Firepower: 8
Skill: 9

Re: Disney Looking to Acquire Hasbro?

Postby Rhinox23 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:13 pm

Megatron Wolf wrote:first marvel then star wars(& all the companies it built) and now possibly hasbro? i always said they were trying to take over the world, better them than microsoft or google.


Mickey Mouse is taking over the world!

Seriously though, it think Disney is buying up all of these properties because they can't come up with any new entertainment ideas of their own. When was the last time Disney had a good original movie on their own? It's been a while.
Last edited by Rhinox23 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Rhinox23
Fuzor
Posts: 255
News Credits: 1
Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:26 pm
Location: Georgia, USA
Buy from Rhinox23 on eBay

Re: Disney Looking to Acquire Hasbro?

Postby DrOblivian » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:15 pm

I'm actually surprised that this is taking everyone by surprise, i mean the disney crossover figures in the past few years should have been a foreshadowing. Also, with disney's help the budget on all of hasbro's toylines us focusing on transformers, Hasbro may be able to get a chunk of that beautiful disney money, allowing for better quality and larger TF figures just like the good ol days.

I can definently see things going bad but given their track record with marvel, i see more things that could go RIGHT. Animated movies? bigger budget=better toys. i could go on.

the only thing that is really bothering me is going to be the mouse hanging over us... but aside from that, why the hell not?
DrOblivian
Mini-Con
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:10 pm
Buy from DrOblivian on eBay

Re: Disney Looking to Acquire Hasbro?

Postby budmaloney » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:15 pm

Motto: ""Stupid Autobots""
Weapon: Sub-Machine Gun
Wow, big news after big news. So what would Takara do in this case? Do they still own the TF rights?

If Disney takes over, that's a game changer. One of you guys said, Lego's next, that may be possible. Kre-O is a potential line. But no better time for Disney to buy all these things. Then they put it in the vault.
Imagine if it does happen , and Disney pulls the plug on all Transformers everything. Just imagine. How would things be different. For one thing, all the collectors will be rich.
But back to sanity, I think it's bad. Disney is lately making depressing stuff through Pixar for example. UP was horrible. I hate that movie with a passion. And how sad was Toy Story 3. Though it would be cool if they had a transformer toy in Toy Story.

Too bad it's just a rumor. Pinch of salt gang.
Hasbro is too big to break that fast.
Decepticons forever!
Think Purple
budmaloney
Minibot
Posts: 106
Joined: Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:02 pm
Location: Nemesis
Strength: 8
Intelligence: 7
Speed: 6
Endurance: 8
Rank: 6
Courage: 7
Firepower: 9
Skill: 7

Re: Disney Looking to Acquire Hasbro?

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:29 pm

Motto: "FOR THE EARTH!!!"
Weapon: Saber Blade
Rhinox23 wrote:Seriously though, it think Disney is buying up all of these properties because they can't come up with any new entertainment ideas of their own. When was the last time Disney had a good original movie on their own? It's been a while.
Wreck-It Ralph, which just came out.
If you've read Exodus, wanna read the War For Cybertron comic? PM me.
Shadowman wrote:This is Sabrblade we're talking about. His ability to store trivial information about TV shows is downright superhuman.
Caelus wrote:My wife pointed out something interesting about the prehistoric Predacons. I said that everyone was complaining because transforming for them mostly consisted of them just standing up-right. She essentially said, 'So? That's what our ancestors did.'
User avatar
Sabrblade
God Of Transformers
Posts: 16654
News Credits: 105
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:22 pm
Location: Florida, the "Neglected" State
Strength: 7
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 7
Endurance: 6
Rank: 9
Courage: 8
Firepower: 10
Skill: 9

Re: Disney Looking to Acquire Hasbro?

Postby YRQRM0 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:30 pm

Hmmm...the possibilities, and whether they're good or bad:

Transformers at Disney World: yessssss

TF content on Disney Channel, or at least Disney XD: Don't really care what channel it comes on, but it'd be good for the franchise as I'm sure more kids watch Disney than the Hub

Disney Store toys, more Mickey Transformers, park exclusives: meh. I wouldn't be willing to travel to Florida every time a new toy comes out, these exclusives would be not unlike most Takara exclusives to me in that I'll only bother when they're available to me at cons and stuff.

Cons: More money to have bigger cons? Or maybe a Transformers section at Disney events?? YES

Disney possibly halting production of Prime for whatever reason, or Masterpieces, or anything good: :evil: Please, I don't know why they would, but still..no.

A Transformers/Pixar crossover: Could anything bad possibly come from this? They can put Optimus in Toy Story!

Disney now owning both Lucasfilm and Hasbro: Doesn't exactly seem like Hasbro has a hard time for getting rights to toys or anything, but certainly nothing bad can come with this on the star wars side.
User avatar
YRQRM0
Pretender
Posts: 760
Joined: Sat Nov 01, 2008 5:26 pm
Watch YRQRM0 on YouTube
Strength: 6
Speed: 6
Endurance: 10
Rank: ???

Re: Disney Looking to Acquire Hasbro?

Postby kirbenvost » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:32 pm

Motto: "Deal with it."
Weapon: Sniper Rifle
Rhinox23 wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:first marvel then star wars(& all the companies it built) and now possibly hasbro? i always said they were trying to take over the world, better them than microsoft or google.


Mickey Mouse is taking over the world!

Seriously though, it think Disney is buying up all of these properties because they can't come up with any new entertainment ideas of their own. When was the last time Disney had a good original movie on their own? It's been a while.


Disney's thing has never really been originality, they made their name retelling classic fairy tales. That said, all their recent animated films (Princess & The Frog, Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph) have been very strong, and IMO Tron was good too. John Carter tanked pretty hard, but there's still Pirates which, despite losing steam, is still a successful franchise. And they have an upcoming remake of The Lone Ranger.

Sure, none of it is very original, but most of their big projects are not lacking in quality, so I have no qualms in that aspect.

Most of my fears have to do with their tight grip on their intellectual property and also the changes that could happen in regards to Takara and the handling of exclusives.

Overall though, this would probably have the potential to turn out better rather than worse.
User avatar
kirbenvost
Matrix Keeper
Posts: 8721
News Credits: 11
Joined: Wed Jun 09, 2004 2:57 am
Location: Vancouver BC
Buy from kirbenvost on eBay
Strength: 6
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 10+
Endurance: 7
Rank: 7
Courage: 8
Firepower: 9
Skill: 10

Re: Disney Looking to Acquire Hasbro?

Postby Rhinox23 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:43 pm

kirbenvost wrote:
Rhinox23 wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:first marvel then star wars(& all the companies it built) and now possibly hasbro? i always said they were trying to take over the world, better them than microsoft or google.


Mickey Mouse is taking over the world!

Seriously though, it think Disney is buying up all of these properties because they can't come up with any new entertainment ideas of their own. When was the last time Disney had a good original movie on their own? It's been a while.


Disney's thing has never really been originality, they made their name retelling classic fairy tales. That said, all their recent animated films (Princess & The Frog, Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph) have been very strong, and IMO Tron was good too. John Carter tanked pretty hard, but there's still Pirates which, despite losing steam, is still a successful franchise. And they have an upcoming remake of The Lone Ranger.

Sure, none of it is very original, but most of their big projects are not lacking in quality, so I have no qualms in that aspect.

Most of my fears have to do with their tight grip on their intellectual property and also the changes that could happen in regards to Takara and the handling of exclusives.

Overall though, this would probably have the potential to turn out better rather than worse.


Ok, I haven't seen Wreck It Ralph. It does look good and had a great opening weekend. I'll also give you the Pirates movies because they at least made a lot of money (even though the story suffered after the 1st one, but that's off topic).

I may be a little younger than some of you, but when I was a kid going to see the new Disney cartoon movie was always a big thing. This has dropped off dramatically since the 90's. Pixar (acquired by Disney) saved the day with a bunch of great movies, but not Disney themselves. They may have been retelling classic tales but they were the first to make them animated and that is how they first got big. The overall point is that minus Pirates and potentially Wreck It Ralph (we'll see how much it makes in the coming weeks, but it should be a lot) Disney has not given a lot of "blockbuster" or new classic animations on their own since the 90's. Hence acquiring Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar and maybe Hasbro.

I understand it and was just pointing it out. Also, I don't think this would be negative for Hasbro either.
Last edited by Rhinox23 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:46 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Rhinox23
Fuzor
Posts: 255
News Credits: 1
Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:26 pm
Location: Georgia, USA
Buy from Rhinox23 on eBay

Re: Disney Looking to Acquire Hasbro?

Postby Manterax Prime » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:45 pm

Motto: "You honestly believed that The Leige Maximo was Prima's other half? How foolish of you!"
Weapon: Dark Saber Sword
I'm glad that Disney will never be able to touch Bandai and Lego as they are not US based companies. They have US branches, but their headquarters are located in their country of origin (Bandai: Japan, Lego: Denmark)

And even though Disney has got their SciFi on with Tron, I'd rather not have them buy out Hasbro. I don't want a big Disney logo on my robots.

Also, I'm surprised nobody brought this up. Transformers is coyrighted not only by Hasbro, but by Takara as well. So just buying Hasbro would not give Disney the rights to Transformers.
INFINITY! PLEASE!
Hi-Sui-Fu-Do! Bo-Zaba-Byu-Dogon!
User avatar
Manterax Prime
Pretender
Posts: 760
News Credits: 2
Joined: Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:44 pm
Watch Manterax Prime on YouTube
Buy from Manterax Prime on eBay
Strength: Infinity
Intelligence: Infinity
Speed: Infinity
Endurance: Infinity
Rank: Infinity
Courage: Infinity
Firepower: Infinity
Skill: Infinity

Next

Return to Transformers General Discussion

Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #98 - Combiner Wars
Twincast / Podcast #98:
"Combiner Wars"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Thursday, August 14th, 2014