Continuing its work in becoming the sad, aging nerd of movie studios, spending all their money on re-collecting all its favorite '80s toys, Disney is reportedly moving straight from their Star Wars purchase to buying Hasbro, at last giving them back all the G.I. Joes, Transformers, Nerf guns, and D&D books of their misspent youth.
The news comes from MTV (via), where they stress it's a rumor but go on to say they "have it on good authority that serious discussions are happening at the highest levels of both Disney and Hasbro to fold the largest toy and game company on the planet into the Mouse." If the rumor is true--and that seems like a sort of big "if" at this point, considering the studio just spent over $4 billion--it would hugely expand Disney's already vast library, adding to their Disney, Marvel, LucasFilm, and Muppets characters all the aforementioned properties, as well as a bunch of board games, My Little Pony, Play-Doh, and the list goes on. But even if it is true, it may take months if not years to fully come together, and considering that Hasbro has already loaned many of its properties out for other studios (and often Adam Sandler) to co-develop, it would likely take a lot of negotiation for Disney to truly wrestle full control of the brand. Plus, just wait until Disney's wife finds out they're spending more money on action figures. This is never going to fly.