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A new rumor circulated by MTV Geek pegs Disney (DIS) as showing serious interest in purchasing...

A new rumor circulated by MTV Geek pegs Disney (DIS) as showing serious interest in purchasing Hasbro (HAS). Besides nabbing the rights to Transformers, G.I. Joe, and other popular franchises - an acquisition of Hasbro would give Disney the toy and table top game licenses for Star Wars characters.
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  • User 509088
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    oh my god! so that's the new star wars plot! gi joe and transformers battle the decepticons for the future of space FREEDOM!
    6 Nov 2012, 07:55 AM Reply Like
  • idkmybffjill
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    Is John D. Rockefeller secretly controlling Disney? What's with the acquisition spree lol
    6 Nov 2012, 09:19 AM Reply Like
  • $CLU
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    Irrational pessimism (Fiscal cliff! Debt! China! Jobs! Waah Obama!) has pushed multiples of good companies to attractive lows. Established companies hording cash have been waiting for their chance. Things will probably change soon for the better so they're buying while things are on sale.
    6 Nov 2012, 09:38 AM Reply Like
  • Sammy Lee
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    Are you sure $4.5 billion for Lucas is a sale? Acquisition values are very questionable sometimes.
    6 Nov 2012, 10:57 AM Reply Like
  • freeman8201
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    Like what I've heard from franchinsing...It may not be the film(s) that make the money; it's the merchandise that brings in the dough.

     

    And I've heard this from a film too, i.e., Spaceballs.

     

    WWE, the wrestling tv show, makes tons of money off of toys.
    7 Nov 2012, 01:44 PM Reply Like
  • The Colorado Kid
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    Unless I'm mistaken (could be), this isn't new news ... heard this rumor quite some time ago. It made sense from an acqusition and marketing perspective then, and makes even more sense now with the purchase of the Star Wars franchise. I'm long both Disney and Hasbro, so can't see where I'd lose in this deal (fingers crossed).
    6 Nov 2012, 02:19 PM Reply Like
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