Yeah, I dunno. I grew up on Star Wars and love it. My son loves it, so I'm roped in for at least another fifteen years of marketing. It does have limits, though. When I saw the Deathstar toaster at Fred Meyer's yesterday, I had to laugh derisively. I mean, everyone wants a tie fighter branded on their toast, but at $49.99?
Originally posted by P220 Smudge: Yeah, I dunno. I grew up on Star Wars and love it. My son loves it, so I'm roped in for at least another fifteen years of marketing. It does have limits, though. When I saw the Deathstar toaster at Fred Meyer's yesterday, I had to laugh derisively. I mean, everyone wants a tie fighter branded on their toast, but at $49.99?
The toaster has nothing on the Death Star waffle iron.
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I'm on a media blackout when it comes to Star Wars but more so to do with spoilers.
They had me at "Star Wa..." nope, no need to go further. Tell me the release date and I'm sold.
The way they make trailers now you know the entire plot of the movie, all of the jokes, and the ending before you even go into the theater. I get that they need to hook some people. Not me, I'd rather go in blind so the whole thing is new and exciting. I don't want the new character names, photos, promos, nothing. Let me see it first! Same with all of the comic book movies and other big name franchises.
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Originally posted by iron chef: In 2012, Disney paid George Lucas $4 billion for Star Wars and the rest of Lucasfilm. They are under pressure to see a return on that investment.
Yes they are. If you think Disney is a kids company you are sorely mistaken. You should do some digging and read about how this company operates. It will blow your mind.
They paid 4 billion and they are gonna get their money back as quickly as possible. If you loathe Star Wars then you are in for some rough times. Rogue is simply the first spin off. I've already read about separate Han Solo and Boba Fett films + the regular series. It's going to rain Star Wars for years to come. The first Disney era film, the Force Awakens, did 2 billion at the box office. Critics are saying this new film is much better so it's going to rain money for Disney. Another Star Wars film, episode 8, will come out next year so it's looking like one film per year between the regular series and spin offs.
Disney Stock is an excellent long term buy.
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