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Cobra Not Going Into House Of Mouse; Disney Not In Talks With Hasbro

Remember the Hasbro & Disney Talks from earlier this week? As reported by sister site TFW2005, Hasbro is not actually in talks with Disney. As posted by Sol Fury:

" On the back of the recent rumors that talks were underway between Hasbro and Disney about a possible Disney buyout of Hasbro, the Providence Journal reports a spike in Hasbro share prices. More importantly, there is also the closest we are likely to get to an official comment on matters right now:
Hasbro declined comment [in the Disney purchase rumor], citing its policy of not talking about rumor or speculation. CNBC analyst David Faber reported that Hasbro's advisors told him there's "absolutely nothing going on that they are aware of at all, in any way, shape or form" involving Hasbro or Disney.

Wall Street analysts said a Disney acquisition didn't make much sense, just after Disney agreed to buy Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05 billion. And for any deal to happen, Hasbro would have to dissolve agreements with Disney's competitors.[/I]


So there you have it. For now, consider the rumors of a Disney buyout debunked.
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Money-B:
Ah. It makes sense now.

Stock prices went up.

They made profit and didn't even have to give us new toys.
Jinx723:
Started as a rumor and ended up as nothing. Most of us got all worried and bent out of shape for nothing.
80sKid:
Gotta say part of me is somewhat disappointed... Could have possibly been a great thing for the brand.
skinny:
not totally debunked until we see a press release from Hasbro or Disney one way or the other.
Irid70:
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Originally Posted by skinny View Post
not totally debunked until we see a press release from Hasbro or Disney one way or the other.
Utilizing this logic, Disney is also in talks to acquire Pepsi, Mattel, The Bridge Direct and Lego, and to merge with Time-Warner and Apple. Can't debunk it till the companies all release a press release!
cobraEdaco:
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Originally Posted by Jinx723 View Post
Started as a rumor and ended up as nothing. Most of us got all worried and bent out of shape for nothing.
MOST... Not all...
Kaboomskie:
So much for my dreams of B-list characters.
Steevy Maximus:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jinx723 View Post
Started as a rumor and ended up as nothing. Most of us got all worried and bent out of shape for nothing.
'Tis the way of the internets.
If there is the slightest bit of negative or disliked news, the most practical thing to do is freak out and worry your world (or favorite toys) is ending.

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Originally Posted by Kaboomskie View Post
So much for my dreams of B-list characters.
Wut?
skinny:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Irid70 View Post
Utilizing this logic, Disney is also in talks to acquire Pepsi, Mattel, The Bridge Direct and Lego, and to merge with Time-Warner and Apple. Can't debunk it till the companies all release a press release!
i dont see internet rumors being bandied about referring to those companies. there are however rumors about Hasbro from a mildly legitimate source. Also hasbro was asked and refused to comment didnt say no didnt say yes.
hotmitts:
Thank f### for that. The House of Bland.
Xerofall:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Irid70 View Post
Utilizing this logic, Disney is also in talks to acquire Pepsi, Mattel, The Bridge Direct and Lego, and to merge with Time-Warner and Apple. Can't debunk it till the companies all release a press release!
For some reason this reminds me of when Ron Burgandy says at the end of Anchorman, You stay classy, PLANET EARTH. As if he is now the only anchorman for the planet.

United States of Disney!
CobraSnakeEyes:
Good one less thing they could possibly ruin waiting for 2015 before I completely judge
Megastar:
Well that's a relief.
Raw Dog:
We can still talk about Disney's buy out of Hasbro like its true if you guys want. I think it will eventually lead to that GI Joe/ Transformers cross over I've been dreaming about.
MonkeyBoyZ:
If there were any talks in place of any kind they would be with a strict NDA so it wouldn't affect the shares of either company before a buyout. This rumor is debunked for now but only for the sake of the rumor. This could still be happening behind the scenes and most of the employees of Hasbro would have little to no knowledge. The fact that Hasbro said no comment speaks volumes as well and could mean that at one point in the more recent that either Disney or some company it now owns spoke with Hasbro about a venture similar to a merger or buyout and now Hasbro is still within the NDA time frame.

Regardless, the idea is now floating around the internet so if Disney was not thinking of it, I am sure they are now.
deadfish:
it was a fun rumor while it lasted!!!

Panic ensued...good times!
SNAKE007:
never believed it ...who would want HASBUTT anyhow....most of their toys these days are getting cheaper and cheaper...and more EXPENSIVE!!

LET BANDAI do some toylines...atleast there figure's are solid and are able to hold weapons with no issues...eg-THUNDERCATS TOYLINE!!
Shock Viper:
Wall Street analysts said a Disney acquisition didn't make much sense, just after Disney agreed to buy Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05 billion. And for any deal to happen, Hasbro would have to dissolve agreements with Disney's competitors.[/I]


As we all know Hasbro's number 1 competitor is Mattel which is owned by Warner and DC. And Disney's number one competitor is Warner and DC so. The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Dr. Vile:
cough...Bullshit..Hasbro needs time to close other party deals, then we will see some different news in about a year or two
iambob13:
Sadface. I don't trust Hasbro to effectively utilize the JOE brand anymore. They cancel a perfectly good show that has a real chance of bringing more kids to the brand, delay a big budget movie just to add crummy 3d, and give a toy line that has always been about articulation and vehicles, in my eyes, crummy articulation and very few vehicles.

They still produce a few good figures here and there, but everything else is just a bit meh. They should be hitting consumers on all fronts for JOE. A Superhero Squad-like show for kids, Renegades-esque show for the 10-17 range, and Resolute quality for adult collectors. Hour long short movies or something to go crazy with joe action as well as a good movie every few years for the next 10-12 years. I think Disney is much better suited to do this. Toys made by Hasbro, stories by Disney. You can't tell me that they don't know how to market a brand.
cageyJG:
Thank G*d (re: the headline).
 

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