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 Post subject: Mattel and Hasbro may merge
PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:54 am 
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Not even sure if this is the right place to post this, but have you guys seen this?

http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/02/04/ ... rger-talks

I find it hard to believe they would be allowed to merge (monopoly reasons and all) but that would be a major merging of brands.


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 Post subject: Re: Mattel and Hasbro may merge
PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:11 am 
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If this were true ... and at this point I can believe that may be ... toys will never be the same again.

The biggest manufacturer of "boys toys" and the biggest manufacturer of "girls toys" under one roof sounds like a wonderful union, but I'm not sure it'll play out that way. As the article states, it puts all of Disney (already a multimedia giant in its own right) under one easily controllable arm, and, if they so desired, would give them the power to shut out any competition from retail (DC is already on shaky legs, imagine if Marvel/Disney/Has-Tel made an active plan to nail that coffin shut).

A move of this magnitude makes me more fearful than excited. I'll be following this closely as more news starts to come out.

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 Post subject: Re: Mattel and Hasbro may merge
PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:09 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Mattel and Hasbro may merge
PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:31 pm 
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Every once and a while these super-unlikely stories make the rounds. They get a little attention then blow away.

I can't tell you how many DC/Marvel mergers I've read about in my life.


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 Post subject: Re: Mattel and Hasbro may merge
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:24 am 
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I sure would love to have a main retail line for 6" DC superheroes again done the way Hasbro does their Marvel Legends line. Maybe Hasbro could do it right this time, unlike how Mattel botched it up at the end. Probably won't ever happen though.


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 Post subject: Re: Mattel and Hasbro may merge
PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:24 am 
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Hopefully this means that there will be some awesome new figures coming out with the new connection!


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