Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Thu, 14 Oct 1999 04:08:10 -0700


>In a message dated 10/13/99 4:21:18 PM US Mountain Standard Time,
>gundam@loop.com writes:
>
>> Why sponsor a show where your chance of selling merchandise cannot be
>> maximized?
>
>Well, you right. Why bother, unless there's money to make. So, do a really
>good anime, do some outstanding models, resell the video games, add in a ton
>of other sellable crap ... and you make money, just like any other Gundam
>show.
>
>At least, that's the way I see it.
>
>SJ

There's money to make, and there's MONEY to make. Take all the Star Wars
novels out there. Turn a good one into a feature film? Why bother? You
can't sell novelization of the movie, because the original novel has been
out there. Make the X-wing vs. TIE Fighter game into a Star Wars movie?
Why make a film based on merchandise made to support another film in the first
place? I mean the idea sounds really good on paper, but if you've played
Street Fighter: the Movie then you'll know how bad such an idea can be.

Eddie

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