Disney Princesses ditch Mattel for Prince Hasbro

Transformers News: Disney Princesses ditch Mattel for Prince Hasbro

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 12:34am CDT

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It's official, after nearly two decades, Disney is taking their toy license from Mattel and heading to their biggest rival, Hasbro. This is big news because it's the end of a rather lucrative partnership between arguably the largest multimedia juggernaut, and one of the biggest and longest running toy manufacturers in history. This will be a big win for Hasbro, however, because now Hasbro will produce toys for all of Disney's properties and acquired entities, including Marvel and Star Wars and now Frozen!

Hopefully this will lead to more collectibles such as Takara's Disney Label, where you get a bit of both worlds, all in a rather neat package. With this new partnership, it would be fair to assume that this will be just as lucrative for Hasbro, which in turn works for us, because the better Hasbro does, the better Transformers will do, the happier we'll be.

You can read the full article here at CNN Money, and when you're done reading, come back and leave your thoughts on this.

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This article was last modified on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 1:32pm CDT


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Re: Disney Princesses ditch Mattel for Prince Hasbro (1609655)
Posted by Deadput on September 30th, 2014 @ 12:44am CDT
Oh my God!



really?




Well could be worse at least Disney is not buying Hasbro...right?
Re: Disney Princesses ditch Mattel for Prince Hasbro (1609658)
Posted by Autobot032 on September 30th, 2014 @ 12:49am CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:Oh my God!



really?




Well could be worse at least Disney is not buying Hasbro...right?


Dude, this is REALLY good news! Like I said in the article, Hasbro already produces toys for Disney in the Marvel and Star Wars lines. This will help net them Cars (which is HUGE), Disney Princesses (which is insanely huge) and keeps all of the business between the two of them. Hasbro and Disney in a straight up partnership, no one else, and all of that Disney funding being funneled into Hasbro? That's good news for Hasbro, which is good news for us.

Granted, we'll probably see more Tranformers/Disney crossovers, but that doesn't mean it's a bad thing. Not even.
Re: Disney Princesses ditch Mattel for Prince Hasbro (1609659)
Posted by Flashwave on September 30th, 2014 @ 12:54am CDT
So, thinking aloud: anyone wondering if a more solidified partnership like this could be the twisting of the thumbscrews needed to surface some old MARVEL TF stuff?
Re: Disney Princesses ditch Mattel for Prince Hasbro (1609661)
Posted by Autobot032 on September 30th, 2014 @ 1:03am CDT
Flashwave wrote:So, thinking aloud: anyone wondering if a more solidified partnership like this could be the twisting of the thumbscrews needed to surface some old MARVEL TF stuff?


Well, we DID get Death's Head, so...
Re: Disney Princesses ditch Mattel for Prince Hasbro (1609662)
Posted by Samsonator on September 30th, 2014 @ 1:05am CDT
Calling it now, Transformers Crossovers with Disney's Cars.
Re: Disney Princesses ditch Mattel for Prince Hasbro (1609664)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on September 30th, 2014 @ 1:08am CDT
damn that sucks, was hoping disney would cut ties with hasbro & take star wars & marvel elsewhere. But i feel bad for the disney collectors out there, now their stuff is going to be cheaply made & overpriced just like ours. Only way id ever be happy about this is if this partnership would produce a gargoyles/transformers crossover, will never happen cause disney doesnt care about gargoyles but still would be cool.
Re: Disney Princesses ditch Mattel for Prince Hasbro (1609665)
Posted by SlyTF1 on September 30th, 2014 @ 1:16am CDT
If Disney buys Hasbro, I'm going to be seriously pissed. I have this foreboding sensation like this is Disney's first step in acquiring the rights to Hasbro. I don't like it.
Re: Disney Princesses ditch Mattel for Prince Hasbro (1609670)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on September 30th, 2014 @ 2:17am CDT
Smells like a lot of money, good for Hasbro, now lets hope for better quality transformers ... that transform (and legion class back) :grin:
Re: Disney Princesses ditch Mattel for Prince Hasbro (1609677)
Posted by Ravage XK on September 30th, 2014 @ 3:35am CDT
Oh god! Does that mean Micheal Bay will direct the next Mickey Mouse movie? Imagine that. :grin:
Re: Disney Princesses ditch Mattel for Prince Hasbro (1609678)
Posted by megatronus on September 30th, 2014 @ 3:47am CDT
Wow, I really don't understand the haters here. Such as:

Megatron Wolf wrote:damn that sucks, was hoping disney would cut ties with hasbro & take star wars & marvel elsewhere. But i feel bad for the disney collectors out there, now their stuff is going to be cheaply made & overpriced just like ours. Only way id ever be happy about this is if this partnership would produce a gargoyles/transformers crossover, will never happen cause disney doesnt care about gargoyles but still would be cool.

It feels like you're attributing industry-wide measures of cost cutting and quality lapses to Hasbro alone. Hasbro is doing a great job with Marvel & Star Wars right now, IMHO - bringing back Legends? Starting a 6" Star Wars line? You kidding?


Also, loving this:

Ravage XK wrote:Oh god! Does that mean Micheal Bay will direct the next Mickey Mouse movie? Imagine that. :grin:
:michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay:
Re: Disney Princesses ditch Mattel for Prince Hasbro (1609680)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on September 30th, 2014 @ 3:57am CDT
Remember those rumors about Disney possibly buying Hasbro that popped up a couple of years ago? I was pissed back then when I heard it. However, after having seen that Disney only did good things for Marvel since acquiring it, I feel a lot more at ease with the idea. It may happen, it may not happen. If it does happen then that means a huge influx of funds towards Transformers, which could result in better quality figures. If it doesn't happen, then that's still fine by me because then I won't have to liken buying an Arcee figure to buying a Disney Princess figure. XD Seriously though, it wouldn't make too much of a difference one way or the other, for me anyway.
Re: Disney Princesses ditch Mattel for Prince Hasbro (1609706)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on September 30th, 2014 @ 6:42am CDT
Marvel legends anna and elsa when?!?!
Re: Disney Princesses ditch Mattel for Prince Hasbro (1609712)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on September 30th, 2014 @ 7:21am CDT
In the end it's all about money, these 2 business giants will do whatever they want, regardless of what consumers think. I've given up on collecting new figures that are released mainstream, but I do hope this means their quality gets better. The only thing I am actually looking for now is that since Disney owns Robots in Disguise, maybe this partnership will pave the way for them to release it on DVD or even Blu Ray sooner or later.
Re: Disney Princesses ditch Mattel for Prince Hasbro (1609713)
Posted by hinomars19 on September 30th, 2014 @ 7:22am CDT
Big Boy's business makes my brain hurt. I'll just assume this all makes sense and continue ignoring anything on the shelf that doesn't look nice, whilst buying what does. :HEADHURTS:
Re: Disney Princesses ditch Mattel for Prince Hasbro (1609720)
Posted by Bluespindash97 on September 30th, 2014 @ 7:46am CDT
Doubledealer93 wrote:Marvel legends anna and elsa when?!?!

In both 4 inch and 6 inch, and a transformers crossover figure and I'll have everything I've ever wanted! Being a 17 year old boy this should be more embarrassing than it should be!
Re: Disney Princesses ditch Mattel for Prince Hasbro (1609721)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 30th, 2014 @ 7:49am CDT
Re: Disney Princesses ditch Mattel for Prince Hasbro (1609725)
Posted by Drift082111 on September 30th, 2014 @ 8:12am CDT
Completely on board with this. I collect Cars and Planes so I'm excited to see what Hasbro will do. And I believe the quality of Transformers toys will only improve.
Re: Disney Princesses ditch Mattel for Prince Hasbro (1609729)
Posted by GuyIncognito on September 30th, 2014 @ 8:17am CDT
Maybe they'll be able to release some of those Disney Transformers in the US now. I always wanted those but not at import prices.
Re: Disney Princesses ditch Mattel for Prince Hasbro (1609741)
Posted by Noideaforaname on September 30th, 2014 @ 9:05am CDT
Samsonator wrote:Calling it now, Transformers Crossovers with Disney's Cars.

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Re: Disney Princesses ditch Mattel for Prince Hasbro (1609743)
Posted by ZeroWolf on September 30th, 2014 @ 9:08am CDT
This is good news for Hasbro, just hope that Disney give them another mega-hit of frozen proportions :) Wonder what the decision making was like for something like this.

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