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The art of Thornwolf
unfairness in the animation business
why is it that when theres a new animated movie out that has very memorable characters they dont make nearly enough merchandise..and if they do, its never of the character you want?

for example...Balto didnt have that much merch to begin with..and its very hard to find and most of its of kinda iffy quality *ie: the Hardees toys..blech* they never have any Steele toys or plushies, and if they do..its like a blow up..whatever that thing was or maybe one figurine..but no plushies??!! i would LOVE to have a steele plush!

another example...TLK. lots of memorable characters in that, right? and now that its come back into Imax youll see tons of Simbas to choose from at the disney store..adult, baby, whatever you want...*though it would be interesting to have an adolescent simba plush*
only once in my life have i seen a large Scar plush. and thats the only Scar plush ive seen aside from the beanie *which i have..i also have a plastic toy.* but that beanie was the last one left and ive never seen another one since! i mean..i know SOOOO many people who adore scar as much as i did, even moreso, but does our opinion matter? no. i think it has something to do with the fact that Steele and Scar are the "evil badguys" but why is it that Shere Khan has his own large plush form in the disney store with this sequel? they even had one from when the first movie came out! *i want a shere khan plush..its on my birthday list hint hint..*

then theres movies that just refuse to sell any kind of merch whatsoever...such as Balto 2. that was a bad move on their part..even though i hated the movie i still would have bought an Aleu plush.

TLK 2 should have had adult Kovu plushes..i LOVE Kovu.

so yeah..thats my rant about failure to meet the plushy needs of the fans that support these movies in the first place. honestly...Disney and Universal should take a look at the furry fandom, then theyd realize the mass obsession with TLK, Balto and the secret of NIMH, the Fox and the Hound and theyd make bank! their loss i suppose.

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vegetakuma From: vegetakuma Date: February 21st, 2003 01:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Tell me about it, I know how hard it is to find anything Scar related thats of any reasonable quality. One thing I wanted to get was the Scar statue Disney released. I understand those are limited additions, but they sold out before the summer was over. I hope someday that they make a reissue of it, so maybe I an get my hands on one.
pinkpuppybelly From: pinkpuppybelly Date: February 21st, 2003 01:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have a nice Kovu-cub plush. c.c
dragoncreator From: dragoncreator Date: February 21st, 2003 07:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wanted a Randall plushie when I saw monsters inc. But since he's the bad guy.....you know how it is.

And why no Reign of Fire figurines...Those were some cool dragons... wouldn't they make awesome toys?

Oh, If you go to the Villans store in the Magic kingdom they have scar stuff galore! It's a shop FOR the bad guys who never get any credit. I got an animation sketch of scar there. If you find yourself in Disneyworld, I reccomend that place very strongly.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: February 21st, 2003 09:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh wow! an all villains store!? *drool* too bad i wont be at disneyworld anytime soon, does this store have an online ordering catalog? lol!
vekke From: vekke Date: February 21st, 2003 10:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Disney and Universal should take a look at the furry fandom, then theyd realize the mass obsession with TLK, Balto and the secret of NIMH, the Fox and the Hound and theyd make bank! their loss i suppose.

Yeah. I mean, the Petz people look at Petz fansites . . . I don't think disney could look through disney sites without finding all the Scar/Simba/Nala obsessions.

I want a giant Scar plushie too! Dun' like Scar much, but . . . I still wannit!

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