Saturday, October 5, 2019

Is Hasbro the top independent "media" company with that much (potentially) popular IP? (Marvel of this era?)

Is Hasbro the top independent

As DC was purchased by Warner way back in 70/80s. But Marvel remain independent and had most popular IP in 2000s. Finally Disney bought it. When I see today's media landscape then only Hasbro looks like the top independent company which has so much popular IPs: Transformers, GI:Joe, Power Rangers, Dungeons & Dragons, Magic the gathering, My little Pony and many more. Soon they'll also own eOne which also has popular kids brands like Peppa Pig and PJ Masks. They expanded into Movie/TV successfully with their Transformers and GI:Joe brands. Apart from that, with eOne purchase they'll maybe start doing in-house production.

  • There's also DHX Media (renamed to WildBrain) which has so many kids brands (Peanuts etc), but its way smaller than Hasbro.
  • Do you think it will soon be acquired by one of the big media companies (Disney, WarnerMedia, NBCU, ViacomCBS)?
  • Where do you see it in future?