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Josh Look wrote: Outraged about the Wendy’s RPG?
The Transformers, He-Man, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Real Ghostbusters, Star Wars, GI Joe, the 80s Dungeons & Dragons cartoon, Thundercats, M.A.S.K., My Little Pony, She-Ra, Voltron, Inhumanoids, Dragon Magazine, White Dwarf, Jem & the Holograms, Pokémon, The LEGO Movie, countless other things you love that we’re made into Chinese plastic and the entire Disney “experience” all say, “Hello.”
The outrage over this is selective, hypocritical and, most of all, BORING.
He-man was a planned toy line before the cartoon was thought of...cartoon was an adlib in the toy pitch meeting.
As an aside about things we love, my mom saved my old Supernaturals, and my son loves them
I also don’t get the criticism of advertising. You’re gonna be advertised to, it’s inevitable and you can’t change it, deal with it. Whether you fall into the trap is on you, not them.
And here it was, I was trashing Todd Philips for his comments about comedy earlier this week. After seeing folks get offended by a free joke RPG, Star Wars cookware and a slew of other innocuous things, I think he might at least be on the right track. Outrage culture, Internet cynicism and being able to curate exposure to the outside world is making it really difficult to do anything, especially create. Like, why bother? Somebody is going to see it and because it wasn’t made for them, they’re going to take to their platform (also a bad idea we shouldn’t have allowed to happen), you’re going to hear about it. It’s fucking exhausting.
Michael Barnes wrote: Oh boy maybe we gamers should now adopt Wendy’s as our favored outlet for toxic, chemical laden diabetes gut bombs...they noticed us! They may have a gamer working in their marketing department! I sure would like to roll a critical on a Frosty right now, wouldn’t you.
I mean, whatever, but for anyone to act like this is anything other than a commercial for fast food garbage is shameful.