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Official Info Pretty big spoiler in the new poster...

Discussion in 'Star Wars: New Films - No Spoilers Allowed' started by Big Bad Yoda Daddy, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 ST/Anthology/Fan Films Manager taking a break star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    You don't remember 1999? I haven't seen half as much stuff now as there were back then.
     
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  2. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I agree. The TPM marketing and merchandise was far more insane than the stuff from Disney for TFA. Plus there's a big difference between toilet paper and a movie poster one sheet.
     
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  3. ObidioJuan

    ObidioJuan Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Honestly I don't remember makeup companies having Star Wars themed make-up back in 1999.

    And I don't recall so many figurines formats as back in 1999. Or all the RC ships and Lego Star Wars.

    And there was no tie-in big-blockbuster game back in 1999 (that I can recall) like Battlefront.

    Granted my memory is not what it once was so I may be wrong.:confused:
     
  4. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 ST/Anthology/Fan Films Manager taking a break star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    I doubt there were - didn't know there was now either. Live and learn.

    I'd say the amount of figurines, Lego (there was SW Lego back then, I'm pretty sure), MicroMachines (whatever happened to those?), Cornflakes figurines, Jar Jar tongue-lollipops (!), etc. etc. still made it at least as much stuff.

    Well, depends on what you mean. There was the TPM video game (which was a bit uneven to be charitable), and at least a couple of other SW games released around the same time (The Gungan Frontier anyone?). Granted, Battlefront is a much bigger success, but I'm pretty sure the people at LucasArts wanted their games to be huge.
     
  5. Wally44

    Wally44 Jedi Master star 2

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  6. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 ST/Anthology/Fan Films Manager taking a break star 5 Staff Member Manager

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  7. Big Bad Yoda Daddy

    Big Bad Yoda Daddy Force Ghost star 4

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    Loved that game! There was also a pretty popular arcade game (Naboo Fighter, I think it was) - back when arcades were a thing.
     
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  8. Hernalt

    Hernalt Force Ghost star 4

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    I would treat this spoiler as a major secondary character in the Star Wars universe. The way Tatooine and Millennium Falcon are characters with their own personalities. This spoiler in particular packages a great deal of commentary on the justification for weapons of mass destruction (United States bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki >qua< demonstration to the Russians), the questionability / moral reprehensibility of weapons of technological terror (German V2 and V1 bombing of cities), the unintended consequences of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction among ex-superpower nations and non-state actors.
     
  9. Big Bad Yoda Daddy

    Big Bad Yoda Daddy Force Ghost star 4

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    I have to say - after reading Lost Stars, I'm less upset that they chose to include another "Death Star."
     
  10. Bobatron

    Bobatron Jedi Master star 4

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    Wow, I'm really glad I didn't get a good look at the poster and despite noticing the poster enough to tell that Daisy Ridley was there and where she was, I never noticed that big thing on the right. It helped that it was dark. When I first saw this thread title, I thought it might have been referencing a costume showing the outcome of a character or something like that. I'm glad I didn't see the other stuff too.
    Speaking of marketing, the TPM campaigns by Pepsi and the company that owned Taco Bell, KFC and maybe Burger King had really ubiquitous commercials and ads along with an annoying character specifically made for the Pepsi commercials that I worried would negatively impact the movie (before I knew about the actual movie characters that did.)
     
  11. Bobatron

    Bobatron Jedi Master star 4

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    Unlike most people in 1977, we now recognize that image as something and can draw from that.
    And regarding that, I have to also say that knowing something about a movie in the past isn't the same because the images weren't all over the place and seeing a movie in the theater was still hugely different from seeing clips of it elsewhere. It would be easy for someone then to spot that in the poster and not know anything about it. Either way, if someone is desiring to not know anything about the movie (which I've noticed is not synonymous with "spoiler-free" considering how most people define that), the images in the poster can ruin that.
     
  12. natureboy76

    natureboy76 Jedi Knight star 2

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    Rosebud was his sled?! ;)
     
  13. jedi9617

    jedi9617 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Oh man what a spoiler indeed...