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MTV Geek reports rumor that Disney is in talks to acquire Hasbro

Transformers News: MTV Geek reports rumor that Disney is in talks to acquire Hasbro
Date: Monday, November 5th 2012 3:28pm CST
Categories: Rumors, Company News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): MTV Geek

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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.

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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.

Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime!

Transformers News: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime!
Date: Tuesday, March 13th 2012 11:10am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Event News, Rumors, Collectables, Collector's Club News
Posted by: GetRightRobot | Credit(s): Planet Iacon Facebook

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Also posted on Planet Iacon's Facebook page today is a surprise image of Botcon 2012 Exclusive Shattered Glass Optimus Prime. Or so we assume based on the color scheme. This SG Prime is delivered via the Transformers Reveal the Shield G2 Prime. It has not been indicated of this will be an Exclusive add-on figure or this year's freebie. Check out the image below or click here to view Planet Iacon's Facebook page.


iGear Octopunch On The Way?

Transformers News: iGear Octopunch On The Way?
Date: Monday, January 9th 2012 7:18am CST
Categories: Toy News, Rumors, 3rd Party News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): FMH

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It looks like third-party toy group iGear may be following BotCon's lead and repainting/remolding their Seaspray homage, Spray, into Octopunch. Full Metal Hero has received a digibash of Spray with G1 Octopunch's Pretender shell head and colors. Chock it up as rumor for the moment. Image mirrored below.


BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image

Transformers News: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image
Date: Sunday, January 8th 2012 11:21am CST
Categories: Toy News, Event News, Rumors, Collector's Club News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): ACToys

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Some interesting images have surfaced over on ACToys that appear to be the rumored BotCon 2012 attendee only add-on figure Octopunch. As you can see in the images mirrored below the figure is a repaint of HFTD Voyager Sea Spray in G1 Octopunch's Pretender shell colors with tentacle deco. The figure is packaged the familiar convention style baggy labeled BotCon 2012. This is consistent with the list of potential BotCon 2012 figures we published earlier, which stated this figure will also feature a new head mold.


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