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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.

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Nawert1494d ago

Disney is taking over, they are buying everything.

miyamoto1494d ago (Edited 1494d ago )

If only Steve Jobs(RIP) was alive... he will be the emperor by now...who is next Sony? Nintendo?

guitarded771494d ago (Edited 1494d 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...

BitbyDeath1494d ago

Hasbro has control of the action figures.

WiiUalpha1493d 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.

ElitaStorm1493d ago

in soviet russia Hasbro buys Disney

just transformers has over thousands of characters

MultiConsoleGamer1494d ago

I wondered if this would happen, although honestly I expected Disney to team with Mattel, who is their traditional toy manufacturing partner.

GraveLord1494d 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.

dredgewalker1494d 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.

BitbyDeath1494d ago (Edited 1494d 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.

Hicken1494d ago

How would they get Pokemon?

BitbyDeath1494d ago

I thought Hasbro owned them but after looking on Wikipedia it seems they were sold in 2005. So yea... scrap the Pokemon part.

kesvalk1494d ago

no matter what disney, they better not fuck-up my little pony!

now that the show started getting insteresting...

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