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DoctorWTF
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@DoctorWTF
Well, I never said they’re all smart sellers. Maybe Hasbro is promoting pirating.
Or just forgetting that money made from Blu-Ray discs and streaming licenses is just as valuable as money made from selling toys.
@Kiryu-Chan
Except for “Fame and Misfortune”, where the writer wanted to make it less hostile towards the fans but the execs demanded that it be written the way it is, refusing to compromise.

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Background Pony #4C59
@Background Pony #8C5C
It was more of a full team of writers and designers, but I get you.
The company itself is in charge of buying toys, which is not a bad thing. I guess it was something similar to what happened with G1 Transformers, they got a sudden success but around certain time the higher ups rules and constrains caused some issues for the writers, which resulted in lots of characters dying and being replaced around the movie which actually didn’t do as good as they expected. Now, no one in G4 died except villains and maybe some ponies of old age, but I noted that some elements based on toys were ocasionally added sometimes a bit forcefully as well as missing the potential of some past ideas, again, because a sudden success was probably something they were not fully ready like the first time.

Pony Discussion » Unpopular opinion time » Post 171316

Background Pony #8C5C
@Phoenixflambe
If it wasn’t for Faust, G4 wouldn’t have been successful at all, we all know that.
If Hasbro were to boot G4 alone at that time, it would’ve been another bite in the dust, no money, no profit.
I suppose they’ve learned from Faust and her ultimate creation over the years, so the ultimate prodigy is Faust here, while Hasbro was only just being in the middle medium to provide TV (and sell toys) for us until Faust left.

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Background Pony #8C5C
@Just Wayne
I agree with you here.
Many companies, such as toy companies, need to make money for living, so they are easily able to fall into desperate mood for profit (with is a very unhealthy mood),
but Lauren Faust lacked that money-survival desperation mood that most CEO companies suffered (or take on themselves), and able to put her full creativity on full power, resulting into game changing phenomenon for entire MLP franchise.
The key of success Faust made, stems from “money isn’t everything and we don’t exist just to survive or be constantly hungry, if you want to make profit or to survive, think about what the audiences deserves first or what customers will enjoy first”, however, this took years for many people in Hasbro to realize, since they weren’t used to this sort of unexpected success before.

Pony Discussion » Unpopular opinion time » Post 171313

Just Wayne
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab

Umbreon is best Pokemon!
@DerpyFast
I just mean I’m glad they decided to give something of quality to something that’s only made to sell products because literally everything is done to make profits to begin with. They give meaning to something.

Pony Discussion » Unpopular opinion time » Post 171312

DerpyFast
Non-Fungible Trixie -
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition
Wallet After Summer Sale -
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2018) - Celebrated Derpibooru's six year anniversary with friends.

Zipp Dripp!
Stuff that is made to sell toys isn’t really automatically bad. There are so many works that are made to sell toys but they turn out to be really good media, like My Little Pony itself.
I swear part of the show’s charm was watching them spin gold out of corporate mandates.

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DoctorWTF
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@Just Wayne
The problem is when a company is so laser-focused on selling toys that they forget that a show can do that most effectively when people actually enjoy it. Just look at most everything between the first series and “Friendship is Magic”, or how a big chunk of G4 content (such as Rainbow Roadtrip) is not easily available through official sources.

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Just Wayne
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab

Umbreon is best Pokemon!
@Don’t
Stuff that is made to sell toys isn’t really automatically bad. There are so many works that are made to sell toys but they turn out to be really good media, like My Little Pony itself. Everything is made for moeny to begin with. Movies are made for box offices, books are made for sales, and TV shows are made for viewership. Everything is done for profits. Nothing is suddenly bad because it’s made for products. I mean everything is.
@Mr.Myoozik
Unfortunately, they didn’t try.

Pony Discussion » Unpopular opinion time » Post 171308

Mr.Myoozik
StarTrix Forever! - Derpi Supporter
King Sombra - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of The Crystal Empire!
A Lovely Nightmare Night - Celebrated the 12th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
Princess of Love - Extra special version for those who participated in the Canterlot Wedding 10th anniversary event by contributing art.
Tree of Harmony - Drew someone's OC for the 2022 Community Collab
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab
Non-Fungible Trixie -
Kinship Through Differences - Celebrated the 11th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
Verified Pegasus - Show us your gorgeous wings!
Preenhub - We all know what you were up to this evening~

Music Connoisseur
@Just Wayne
They could’ve tried, they have an entire franchise based off of overly complex robots with a ton of intricate parts and designs, I’m sure a little glass shaped building wouldn’t have been too difficult.

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Cosmas-the-Explorer
Non-Fungible Trixie -
Notoriously Divine Tagger - Consistently uploads images above and beyond the minimum tag requirements. And/or additionally, bringing over the original description from the source if the image has one. Does NOT apply to the uploader adding several to a dozen tags after originally uploading with minimum to bare tagging.

Explorer in Training
Sometimes I wonder if toymakers are not ambitious enough. Look at how much pride goes into Transformers. Or Monster High. Things that take skill and creativity.
Kids deserve to have that high quality stuff.

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Latecomer

@DerpyFast
It certainly adds a bit of insult to injury that a glorified toy commercial didn’t even advertise toys right. (Although to be fair, it’s more likely the show would be twisted to fit the toyline than the other way round, so perhaps we should be grateful for what we got.)

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DerpyFast
Non-Fungible Trixie -
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition
Wallet After Summer Sale -
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2018) - Celebrated Derpibooru's six year anniversary with friends.

Zipp Dripp!
@Just Wayne
That segues into another unpopular opinion:
The “buy our toys” meme is fans trying to save face after making a religion out of a glorified toy commercial. Because I remember a time when we were upset Hasbro wouldn’t sell us a show-accurate Celestia toy.
@Mikey
You could argue that Hasbro wasn’t ambitious enough. They could have made a figure or playset out of basically every Season One episode, and I sometimes wonder if the show would be looked on as fondly if they had. It probably still would, because it took until Season 3 for the fandom to decide there was something wrong with a toy company trying to sell toys.

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Just Wayne
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab

Umbreon is best Pokemon!
@Kiryu-Chan
Wow, we’d usually use “Buy our toys!” to make fun of things only created to sell but this one doesn’t even have that, the ultimate pointlessness. That’s just sad.
@Cosmas-the-Explorer
The tree be like “Screw you Twilight! You don’t get the one that actually looks like a tree because of your library! You get crystals!”

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