Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Thu, 20 May 1999 01:07:10 -0700


>But I am not talking about models, I am talking about satisfying fans,
>with whatever (models for Japs, action toys for Yanks, and stickers for
                           ^^^^

Whoa! We're not in the age of WWII anymore, you know?

>> You can't compare
>> George Lucas to Bandai Japan. American and Japan have different cultures.I
>
>Yes, I can. Money is money is money. And fan loyalty is fan loyalty is
>fan loyalty.

George Lucas: Bandai of Japan:

- independent filmmaker - toy conglamorate(sp?)
- sells merchandise in order to raise - makes anime shows in order to
   money to make his movies sell tie-in merchandise
- pioneer in digital SFX - abuser of bad animation
- hires Chinese American for designs - hires a gaijin for designs
- cares about his overseas fans - gives US fans the fingers
- makes overseas version of SW toys - overseas fans - buy import!
- controls his creation tightly - alternate universse? Anything goes!

Hmm, I could go on...

Eddie

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