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Are Hasbro and Mattel considering a merge?!

February 6th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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As unlikely as it seems, there are a lot or rumours – and reports – that two of the world’s biggest toy brands are considering a merge!

According to Bloomberg Business: “Hasbro approached Mattel about a potential transaction late last year, and the companies have held on-and-off-again talks about a deal, the people said, asking not to be identified as the situation isn’t public. Details of how a transaction might be structured couldn’t immediately be learned. The talks may not lead to a deal, the people said.”

We don’t really know what would cause this or what effect it would happen but it seems this has happened before. In the 1990s Mattel apparently made a $5.2 billion offer for Hasbrobut it was denied.

We’ll keep you posted…

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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