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Offline mllNY

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Hasbro attempting to buy Mattel
« on: November 10, 2017, 07:57:08 pm »
Looks like Hasbro is trying to buy Mattel

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Re: Hasbro attempting to buy Mattel
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 05:45:16 am »
If anything, if this goes through, it's one less line to wait in at SDCC :)
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Re: Hasbro attempting to buy Mattel
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2017, 08:45:02 am »
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If anything, if this goes through, it's one less line to wait in at SDCC :)
But could also screw up Matty Collector pre-sales  :(

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Re: Hasbro attempting to buy Mattel
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2017, 09:16:08 am »
It might, because sometimes anytime a merger happens jobs are lost and depend on who in charge or boss of the 1 company might wanna change things for any reason. stuff even might stay the same but just be cutbacks somewhere somehow later to any department inisde the company. too much to speculate or guess so just gotta see how it all plays out. hope for the best and not too much change.

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Re: Hasbro attempting to buy Mattel
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2017, 01:07:02 pm »
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If anything, if this goes through, it's one less line to wait in at SDCC :)

I had to laugh, when i saw the news that was also my very first thought. What's going to happen to the SDCC booths and lines?

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Re: Hasbro attempting to buy Mattel
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2017, 01:48:57 pm »
Depends on what changes they make, it may be a chain reaction to how or what they do at any con they have or attend now and future. they will gain sales or loose any for any changes the fans dont like now and forever by chance.

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Re: Hasbro attempting to buy Mattel
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2017, 02:25:46 pm »
nothing happening yet, and according to the article Hasbro has in the past made offers to buy Mattel, but who knows. maybe they buy Mattel but keep them as separate entities
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Re: Hasbro attempting to buy Mattel
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2017, 03:49:30 pm »
Honestly Mattel's SDCC offerings over the last 2 years has been horrific! Now while Hasbro's line-up at SDCC has been a home run either these last 2 years it's been way way better than Mattel so I'd welcome Hasbro buying them out and offering a higher quality uniform line vs low quality quantity. 
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Re: Hasbro attempting to buy Mattel
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2017, 03:32:32 pm »
On off (again):

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Mattel Inc has rebuffed Hasbro Inc’s latest takeover approach, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, casting uncertainty over the potential combination of the world’s two largest toy companies. Mattel’s rebuttal indicates that Margaret Georgiadis, who took over as the company’s chief executive in February, is seeking to drive a hard bargain in negotiations with Hasbro, even though Mattel’s stock has significantly underperformed that of Hasbro in the last year. Mattel has informed Hasbro its proposal undervalues the company and does not take sufficiently into account the potential for regulators to reject the deal based on antitrust concerns, the sources said. The terms Hasbro has proposed could not be learned, and it is not clear whether negotiations between the two companies will continue. The companies have engaged in multiple rounds of deal talks over the last two decades.
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Re: Hasbro attempting to buy Mattel
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2017, 11:20:30 am »
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If anything, if this goes through, it's one less line to wait in at SDCC :)

except it would be the voltron of all lines ;D.  might as well add hallmark and funko.  oh wait.  that is the AM sails pavilion.... 

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