Disney in talks to buy Fox, Toys ‘R’ Us in the USA files for bankruptcy protection, and now we learn that Hasbro has set it sights on buying Mattel – one thing for sure, is that the world is getting smaller everyday. This potentially game changing news from the New York Times….

Hasbro Inc. has made a takeover offer for rival Mattel Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, a potential combination that would unite the two biggest U.S. toy makers and put Barbie and G.I. Joe under the same roof.

Hasbro’s approach to Mattel was made recently, one of the people said. The terms of any possible deal couldn’t be learned, and the approach may go nowhere.


It should be noted that this possible merger/takeover has been discussed and rumoured many times before.