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Submitted by David Leavitt 612d ago | rumor

Disney to buy Hasbro, 'Magic: The Gathering' movie and theme park on its way?

"Magic: The Gathering" and Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro since 1999, might find themselves under new ownership by Disney in the middle of next year. After purchasing Lucasfilm last week for almost $4 billion, a rumor has surfaced today that Disney might also acquire Hasbro. (iPad, Magic the Gathering Online, Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 Expansion, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Nawert  +   613d ago
Disney is taking over, they are buying everything.
miyamoto  +   612d ago
If only Steve Jobs(RIP) was alive... he will be the emperor by now...who is next Sony? Nintendo?
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guitarded77  +   612d ago
Who has control of the Star Wars action figures now? Disney?

@ BitbyDeath
They just make the licensed action figures. Either Lucas or Disney owns the IP. I don't know what the Disney deal included... I know movies, but does it include merch? 4 billions doesn't seem like very much for a 33 bullion dollar franchise. The movies have turned 8 billion in theaters and DVD, merchandise has turned much, MUCH more. (see attached pic) That's why I ask.

Pic won't attach... here's link
http://geektyrant.com/stora...
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BitbyDeath  +   612d ago
Hasbro has control of the action figures.
WiiUalpha  +   612d ago
The Deal with Disney gives them all rights to every IP Lucas owned and that includes the merchandising rights as well. Merchandising is actually one of the things they talked when discussing areas star wars could expand.

About the article though I seriously hope it is just a rumor.Disney doesnt need to own every aspect of my childhood.
ElitaStorm  +   611d ago
in soviet russia Hasbro buys Disney

just transformers has over thousands of characters
MultiConsoleGamer  +   613d ago
I wondered if this would happen, although honestly I expected Disney to team with Mattel, who is their traditional toy manufacturing partner.
GraveLord  +   613d ago
Holy ****.
Disney already owns everything Marvel and the Star Wars franchise....now Hasbro? That would mean Transformers and My Little Pony are now Disney.
dredgewalker  +   612d ago
Yep they're also planning a cross over cartoon movie with the Transformers and My Little Pony. I saw a preview of the script and the story goes that Megatron can extract energon from the ponies cuteness and so the autobots try to foil his evil plans by defending them.....also there's a musical dance sequence in the film.
BitbyDeath  +   612d ago
Disney could make their own console at this rate.

Exclusive Pokemon, Star Wars, Marvel, Magic, and of course Kingdom Hearts and everything else Disney related.
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Hicken  +   612d ago
How would they get Pokemon?
BitbyDeath  +   612d ago
I thought Hasbro owned them but after looking on Wikipedia it seems they were sold in 2005. So yea... scrap the Pokemon part.
kesvalk  +   612d ago
no matter what disney, they better not fuck-up my little pony!

now that the show started getting insteresting...
Trago1337  +   612d ago
looks like some company's been going on a shopping spree with that Avengers money.
Rinkuchal  +   612d ago
hmm, Transformers, MLP and GI Joe in Kingdom Hearts, along with Marvel and Star Wars. tempting...
r21  +   612d ago
I hope not...wont be able to watch any of the shows online on youtube. Disney is strict with their content being uploaded, Hasbro not so much.
smashcrashbash  +   612d ago
This could be either very good or horrible. Just because Disney buys these things doesn't mean they can make them work for them or make gold. If they have no synergy in the mergers they could very well kill off these businesses. Disney I am sure is not above buying franchises and companies simply to eliminate the competition and increase their size and could very well not care about them at all. Just because you buy something doesn't mean you can use them to your advantage or handle them well.With Disney buying all these things lets cross our fingers and hope they don't ruin them.People are already cheering new Star Wars movies but Disney backing them doesn't have to produce gold. They could very well run the franchise into the ground.
Soldierone  +   612d ago
Why is Magic The Gathering the interesting part here ? What about Paramount only really having Hasbro left to turn to since Marvel is now Disney. Like I said, Disney is taking shots and aiming at Paramount. They probably already approached them, got turned down, and now are taking cheap shots.

Disney already works closely with Mattel so I don't see why this would entirely happen though. I would assume they'd go after Mattel first? Create some assets out of that? Then just negotiate Hasbro Star Wars over to them?

The only thing I can come to conclusion is Disney wants rights to Gi Joe, Transformers, and so on. Either to take shots at Dreamworks or Paramount.

If they were to buy Hasbro, they would create self competition with Mattel, and under current monopoly laws, they would not be allowed to buy Mattel.
ElementX  +   612d ago
It's a small world after all
omarzy  +   612d ago
I wouldn't mind having Magic go more mainstream. Nobody seems to know what it is or they have only heard of it.

Sony still owns A New Hope, so Disney will have to buy the DVD rights from Sony to own it completely.
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Qrphe  +   612d ago
Magic is good as it is. It has a strong following of players and the franchise is nowhere near a bad financial situation.
omarzy  +   612d ago
Oh, i know it is doing good. I'm only 19 and Magic was only played by myself and a few others in High school, and even less at my college.

It was a lot bigger with everyone when i was younger. A card game being bigger than Yugioh with younger kids was a big deal lol.
WiiUalpha  +   612d ago
@Omarzy, just in case you didnt know Magic is older than you are. I was palying it at your age and i am 37
Killman  +   612d ago
Just keep Lauren Faust in control of MLP and I will not mind.
Swiggins  +   612d ago
Lauren hasn't been in control for awhile now, she stepped down as creative director after season 1
Killman  +   612d ago
Just did some research and you are correct. Jayson Thiessen is the current creative director and he did season 2. Apparently he is doing season 3 as well.

Please Disney, do not f*** this up! If they do it that is. I absolutely adore the show and it actually has helped me with my depression. Do not kill the love!
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andibandit  +   612d ago
@Killman

"Just did some research and you are correct. Jayson Thiessen is the current creative director and he did season 2. Apparently he is doing season 3 as well."

The Force is strong with this one.
perfectCarbonara  +   612d ago
Wait, are you guys seriously talking about My Little Pony or what ?

I mean, help me understand here.
3-4-5  +   612d ago
Would have been a great idea.....in 1997
Qrphe  +   612d ago
Great, expect Rainbow Dash and Obi Wan to be on the next Kingdom Hearts!!!!!
prototypeknuckles  +   612d ago
i guess those prophecies of disney taking over the world is becoming true.
ronin4life  +   612d ago
If by "prophecies" you mean "obvious inevitable outcomes".... O.o;;;

lol. ^_^;;
Wikki  +   611d ago
Jace the Ride Sculptor?

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