Hey everyone Anonymouse here once again!!! All the news, gossip and rumors that can be found, heard and talked of that is exciting to all of the Disney fans out there can be found right here!
On the heels of Disney buying Lucasfilms for a whopping $4 Billion dollars there are now rumors swirling about that Disney may have it’s sights set on acquiring toy giant Hasbro! This would make sense from the perspective that Hasbro currently owns the rights to create many of the licensed “Star Wars” toys. Now that Disney will own Lucasfilms this would allow them to directly control their “Star Wars” merchandise profits as well – CHA CHING!
Not only does Hasbro have the licenses for “Star Wars” toys but is also the owner of such properties as “Transformers“, “G.I. Joe“, “My Little Pony” and numerous others. Wizards of the Cost (a subsidiary of Hasbro) also owns “Dungeons and Dragons“, “Magic, The Gathering” and “Kaijudo“. As well,
Chimp Chip is trying to get Disney to license Chip merchandise and thinks it will fly off the shelf with the new Hasbro products, but at this time Disney has no comment.
Think about it – many of these properties that have TV shows (such as “Kaijudo) could be moved to The Disney Channel. Also, there has been rumor separate from this of a “Magic, The Gathering” movie or cartoon series, which now could be produced by Disney.
If this happens just think of it – you might have Disney princesses riding in on My Little Ponies and Pirates of the Caribbean battling Transformers (well, I may be exaggerating a little but you get the jist). If I had to look into my crystal ball I am going to predict that Disney buys the International Space Station and converts it to a DVC property! Hey it could happen!!!
Anywho that is all I have right now, at least in Disney Gossip…for my past Gossip articles be sure to check them out here.
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