RichardLess wrote: ↑July 19th, 2019, 7:59 am
I don't even know what to say to this. WWE Ghostbusters? Thinking about it is giving me a headache. Someone, somewhere in this world, brought up the idea of doing WWE Ghostbusters toy line and someone in charge said YES.
Yeah, no kidding. We couldn't get Gozer, Terror Dogs or even Janosz in the Matty line but they offer up this crap?
Someone at Mattel thought that producing supporting characters or even ghosts for a Ghostbusters line wouldn't sell, but thought that a douchey-lookin' WWE/Ghostbusters crossover line would be a golden goose? My head spins. Do you smell what Mattel is cooking? (Yeah, smells like gutter butter.)
The funny thing about this line is it's nothing but reused parts from both lines with the the No-Ghost logo slapped on where applicable (just like Hasbro did with that "new" masterpiece Optimus Prime). The only thing "new" are some molded colors and the fact that they had Gerry from fabrication bust out the sewing machine to send clothing samples to the plant in China.
Maybe their thought process was this? Ghostbusters/Ninja Turtles (made a little bit of sense due to the comic crossover) =>Ninja Turtles/WWE (Inevitable as Turtles have been everything at this point. The only crossover they haven't been yet are breakfast cereal mascots or Aunt Jemima or Uncle Ben rice) =>Ghostbusters/WWE (How else can we print MOAR MoOOonies?).
"Genius idea, Bob! Just when people started to say that multi-billion dollar corporations such as us (Mattel) and Playmates couldn't think of anything original anymore. You know I might just give you a key to the pre-executive washrooms. It's a possibility, Bob. Listen everyone! It's ideas like this that keep Mattel on top. Now, let's run to the vault and take a look at which parts we can reuse! Pronto! Let's shoot for a 98% re-use number or close to it since we're constantly whining about how expensive a sculpting budget is. Marketing, don't forget to call it an "Adult-Collectible" so we can make it $2 more than our $30 action figures. You can blame it on the rising cost of plastic instead of our rising margin. Also, I want the team to get it ready for Comic-Con 'cos these nerds will eat up anything we shove in their faces. Bazingo! Plus, I need a new master marble bathroom in my 2nd pool house with one of those fancy golden bidets. Let's make it happen people! Reviews are coming up and this is your chance to grab that dollar raise." - Ynon Kreiz.
Also, if someone at Playmates does come up with Teenage Mutant Cereal Turtles, I expect a cut or you'll talking to my lawyer. Lol