Tokusatsu and marketing

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Tokusatsu and marketing

Post by mantis » Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:00 am

Another member posted about Ultraman Orb and I figured I would picky back off the idea with my own - Is anyone else tired of the Tokusatsu genre borrowing off past versions or just making variations? What I mean is I would much rather see a show with newer monsters or bringing back lesser known or less used monsters - how many times can we see Birdon? I mean really. If they want to see merchandise sales then bring in the old and quit re-leasing the same toys. I am a little tired of the toku genre toying with characters switching forms. It seems very forced and obviously used as a marketing gimmick. I like The World in Zyuohger but I think it is a little overkill coupled with Yamato's ability to turn into an eagle and gorilla along with the others' powered-up forms and they haven't even gotten their secondary forms!

Maybe I am being picky. What are your thoughts?

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Post by Catastrophe » Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:57 am

I hate when the writing kills the story in favour of toy commercial format. Like the first 12 or so episodes of Ghost and to a lesser extend Driver kind of getting all collectables shown in quick succession.

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Re: Tokusatsu and marketing

Post by takenoko » Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:09 pm

It's sort of lame how everything needs to capitalize on nostalgia factor. It's like a half assed attempt at sequelization without even giving you a story to justify it.

"Remember these characters/stories you like? Buy some Rider Eyecon toys that will remind you of them." In some way, this is all Decade's fault. Onore!

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Re: Tokusatsu and marketing

Post by Jehal » Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:16 pm

takenoko wrote:It's sort of lame how everything needs to capitalize on nostalgia factor. It's like a half assed attempt at sequelization without even giving you a story to justify it.

"Remember these characters/stories you like? Buy some Rider Eyecon toys that will remind you of them." In some way, this is all Decade's fault. Onore!
I get that you're making a joke but that example could literally be Decade's fault.
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