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    Re: Disney in high-level talks to buy Hasbro; what could this mean for Disneyland?

    I don't think Hasbro is even up for sale... Marvel had potential growth and Lucas wanted his saga to live on, but Hasbro already has a successful company with a multi-branch network of popular franchises; they have invested a lot of time and money developing these projects, now it is time to sit back and watch the $$ pile up, no need to sell to Disney.

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    Re: Disney in high-level talks to buy Hasbro; what could this mean for Disneyland?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chesire View Post
    I'd personally love to see a toy land somewhere in the park, including both Toy Story and original Hasbro characters.
    You'll doubtless get that wish, as Disney continues inexorably turning Disneyland into a WalMart of toons & toys. A veritable Portobello Road of kiddie merchandise where, as the Sherman Brothers song says, "Anything and everything a chap can unload is sold."
    "With the acquisition of Marvel and now of Lucasfilm,
    Disney may have finally found the grail. You don't need
    imagination or art. All you need is a brand."

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    Re: Disney in high-level talks to buy Hasbro; what could this mean for Disneyland?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Wiggins View Post
    You'll doubtless get that wish, as Disney continues inexorably turning Disneyland into a WalMart of toons & toys. A veritable Portobello Road of kiddie merchandise where, as the Sherman Brothers song says, "Anything and everything a chap can unload is sold."
    Now, now.... Disney is keeping thousands of Chinese factory workers gainfully employed. I'm sure the pay, benefits, and working conditions are top notch.
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    Re: Disney in high-level talks to buy Hasbro; what could this mean for Disneyland?

    I can see it now. A gigantic My Little Pony character roaming the parks and scaring the cocoa nuts out of children. My nightmares are coming true. WHY. JUST. WHY.


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    Re: Disney in high-level talks to buy Hasbro; what could this mean for Disneyland?

    It would go a long way towards Disney cornering the market on Mega-Franchises. If you were trying to come up with a list of the most popular media franchises in the United States (incorporating current popularity and staying power), your list would probably look something like this ...

    1. Star Wars
    2. Harry Potter
    3. DC Comics
    4. Marvel Comics
    5. James Bond
    6. Indiana Jones
    7. Transformers
    8. Muppets
    9. Lord of the Rings
    10. Star Trek

    Disney already owns four properties on the list. The purchase of Hasbro would give them a fifth (Transformers) as well as a couple of properties that are likely somewhere in the Top 11 through 25 - GI Joe and Dungeons & Dragons. Further, as was mentioned earlier in the thread, Hasbro is a goldmine of properties with brand identity and name recognition - Monopoly, Clue, Candyland, My Little Pony, NERF, Battleship, Pictionary, Trivial Pursuit, Play-Doh, Cranium, Risk, Ouija boards, Tonka Trucks, Mousetrap, Chutes and Ladders, Twister, etc. There's a lot of intellectual property there to mine.

    And, of course, it would give Disney it's own toy company to distribute its own intellectual property (now including Star Wars and Marvel toys).

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    Re: Disney in high-level talks to buy Hasbro; what could this mean for Disneyland?

    Quote Originally Posted by explodingboy View Post
    Someone stole Mickey's black card and is going on a shopping spree!
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    Re: Disney in high-level talks to buy Hasbro; what could this mean for Disneyland?

    If they acquire My Little Pony does it mean that Bronycon would be held at Disneyland?

    Quote Originally Posted by mratigan View Post
    So who would have the transformers theme park rights.....
    Existing contracts would have to be honored or bought out.
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