Hasbro-Paramount movie deal should spark new interest in old toys

MASKIf you’re a fan of a few 1980s toy brands and their cartoons, a new movie deal revealed Tuesday should spark added interest in those collectible toys.

Hasbro-LogoParamount Pictures and Hasbro have agreed to create films for five properties all as part of one movie universe — MASK, G.I. Joe, Micronauts, Visionaries and ROM.

“Paramount and Hasbro have had a longstanding relationship and we’re proud of the success we’ve enjoyed on the Transformers and G.I. Joe franchises,” said Brad Grey, Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures in a prepared statement. “We’re excited to grow our agreement and make even more movies based upon these popular and powerful Hasbro characters and their worlds.”

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