SpaceBallz wrote: ↑May 7th, 2021, 2:19 pm I love the "Does the marshmallow man have bones?" debate.
Personally my opinion if he had bones then we'd see them when he exploded in GB1, I'd like to think that supernatural entities wouldn't require a skeleton to help them move around. I think that toy/model that was for sale showing half the marshmallow man was just for funsies.
Alphagaia wrote: ↑May 7th, 2021, 3:23 pm Neh, don't think the original Puft had bones. They planned it, but dropped the idea. However, I feel them specially showing him being made of multiple Mini Pufts isn't just for fun. I also don't think this Puft is as big as the one from the first movie, given the size of the Mini Pufts shown in the image. The spine could be a callback to the original design and script idea, but it could also be introduced in Afterlife because of that.
The skeleton wouldn't be there to be functional, it would be there to be scary when they burn away the Marshmallow.
I could see it being on the surface level a nod for the hard core fans with the discarded skeletal concept but within the movie itself, hmm, what if (and if this is a localized psychokinetic animated event), all the objects animated by the impending crossrip event (presumably) like the Mini-Pufts or the skeleton wendigo ghost thing each in essence are imbued with a part of Gozer's energy and they all merge into one in an attempt to fulfill the ritual and amalgamate in order to reconstruct its Destructor Form? The latter provides the skeleton to the new body. So we may see a new version of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
EDIT: Eric Reich got back to me and clarified that Reitman and co.'s November 20, 2020 posts about the "final mix" being done meant, "lock on mix was done (picture, mix, scoring). Color was not done and other very minor finishing details like final credits lock were not completed by that day."