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3rd Dec '16 1:11:44 PM TheBuddy26
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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' (1987-Present): [[VideoGame/MetalGear1 Two]] [[VideoGame/MetalGear2 original classics]], [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Four]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty console]] ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater MGS]]'' [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots titles]] and [[VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel three]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps portable]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker titles]] , 3 {{Updated Rerelease}}s (''Integral'', ''Substance'', and ''Subsistence''), 2 remakes, four side-stories, three mobile games, one arcade game, one online shooter, some digital graphic novels and documentation discs, novels, radio drama, comic books, action figures, and a solid (no pun intended) fanbase wishing to see more.

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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' (1987-Present): [[VideoGame/MetalGear1 Two]] [[VideoGame/MetalGear2 original classics]], [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Four]] five]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty console]] popular]] ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater MGS]]'' [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots console]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain titles]] and [[VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel three]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps portable]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker titles]] , 3 5 {{Updated Rerelease}}s (''Integral'', ''Substance'', ''Subsistence'', the ''HD[=/=]Legacy Collection'', and ''Subsistence''), 2 ''V's'' ''The Complete Experience''), two remakes, four five side-stories, three mobile games, one arcade game, one three online shooter, shooters, some digital graphic novels and documentation discs, novels, radio drama, comic books, and action figures, and but a solid (no pun intended) fanbase isn't wishing to see more.more after 2015 when Creator/HideoKojima departed from Konami.
19th Nov '16 11:26:49 AM mimitchi33
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** ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' has quickly become this for Pixar. According to one licensing website, Inside Out was the third highest-grossing licensed property amongst children in North America for the year of 2015, behind ''Frozen'' and ''Minions''. The movie has boatloads of spin-off merchandise that is still being produced long after the movie's release, and the DVD is one of the highest-selling Blu-rays of all time. It was also successful enough to get an ice show and a meet and greet at Walt Disney World, which also plans to add a ride based on the film in the near future.

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** ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' has quickly become this for Pixar. According to one licensing website, Inside Out was the third highest-grossing licensed property amongst children in North America for the year of 2015, behind ''Frozen'' and ''Minions''. The movie has boatloads of spin-off merchandise that is still being produced long after the movie's release, and the DVD film is one of the highest-selling Blu-rays of all time. It was also successful enough to get an ice show and a meet and greet at Walt Disney World, which also plans to add a ride based on the film in the near future.future.
** The ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' franchise is also a cash cow. Aside from the original film being the best-selling DVD of all time, tons of merchandise for it was made in between the release of the original film and [[WesternAnimation/FindingDory its' sequel]], with said sequel crossing the billion-dollar mark worldwide and becoming the highest-grossing animated film of all time in the USA.
16th Nov '16 9:49:59 AM mimitchi33
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* ''VideoGame/{{Aikatsu}}'' '''was''' this for a while and made more money than ''Franchise/PrettyCure'', at 14.1 billion yen. However, sales started dropping after it was dethroned by ''VideoGame/PriPara''. Once Season 3 rolled around, it didn't do as well, and Season 4 did even worse resulting in the anime being cancelled. It's reboot, ''VideoGame/AikatsuStars'', was a last ditch effort to the save the franchise, but it isn't helping the situation. Many kids in the target demographic did not approve of the changes to the game they onced loved, which included a bigger screen and different cards. Aikatsu Stars' movie also bombed when it was in theaters due to it's low popularity.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Aikatsu}}'' '''was''' this for a while and made more money than ''Franchise/PrettyCure'', at 14.1 billion yen. However, sales started dropping after it was dethroned by ''VideoGame/PriPara''. Once Season 3 rolled around, it didn't do as well, and Season 4 did even worse resulting in the anime being cancelled. It's reboot, ''VideoGame/AikatsuStars'', was a last ditch effort to the save the franchise, but it isn't helping the situation. Many kids in the target demographic did not approve of the changes to the game they onced once loved, which included a bigger screen and different cards.cards that were inferior to the originals. Aikatsu Stars' movie also bombed when it was in theaters due to it's low popularity.
14th Nov '16 5:58:58 PM GoblinCipher
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'''Mr. Whitland:''' You forgot ''[[AndADietCoke Mooby Magazine]]''.

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'''Mr. Whitland:''' You forgot ''[[AndADietCoke Mooby Magazine]]''.''Mooby Magazine''.
14th Nov '16 7:41:38 AM mimitchi33
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* ''VideoGame/{{Aikatsu}}'' '''was''' this for a while and made more money than ''Franchise/PrettyCure'', at 14.1 billion yen, however sales started dropping after it was dethroned by ''VideoGame/PriPara'' and once season 3 rolled it didn't do as well and season 4 did even worse resulting in the anime being cancelled and its reboot, ''VideoGame/AikatsuStars'' was a last ditch effort to the save the franchise, but it isn't helping the situation, and ''Starkatsu's'' movie bombed when it was in theaters

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* ''VideoGame/{{Aikatsu}}'' '''was''' this for a while and made more money than ''Franchise/PrettyCure'', at 14.1 billion yen, however yen. However, sales started dropping after it was dethroned by ''VideoGame/PriPara'' and once season ''VideoGame/PriPara''. Once Season 3 rolled around, it didn't do as well well, and season Season 4 did even worse resulting in the anime being cancelled and its cancelled. It's reboot, ''VideoGame/AikatsuStars'' ''VideoGame/AikatsuStars'', was a last ditch effort to the save the franchise, but it isn't helping the situation, situation. Many kids in the target demographic did not approve of the changes to the game they onced loved, which included a bigger screen and ''Starkatsu's'' different cards. Aikatsu Stars' movie also bombed when it was in theaterstheaters due to it's low popularity.
7th Nov '16 6:30:11 PM TheShugoTV
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** ''Anime/PrettyCure'', which is currently on its ''13th'' season (and [[Anime/MahoGirlsPrecure 11th continuity]]). Notable in that its TV ratings has consistently rivaled those (and occasionally surpass) of Manga/OnePiece, and it usually makes ''at least'' '''10 BILLION yen a year''' annually ([[BlackSheep with]] [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar two]] [[Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure exceptions]]), it should probably be noted that ''Anime/DokiDokiPrettyCure'' and ''Anime/HappinessChargePrecure'' almost killed the franchise.

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** ''Anime/PrettyCure'', which is currently on its ''13th'' season (and [[Anime/MahoGirlsPrecure 11th continuity]]). Notable in that its TV ratings has consistently rivaled those (and occasionally surpass) of Manga/OnePiece, and it usually makes ''at least'' '''10 BILLION yen a year''' annually ([[BlackSheep with]] [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar two]] [[Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure three]] [[Anime/DokiDokiPrettyCure major]] [[Anime/HappinessChargePrecure exceptions]]), it should probably be noted that ''Anime/DokiDokiPrettyCure'' and ''Anime/HappinessChargePrecure'' almost killed the franchise.
3rd Nov '16 10:53:53 AM RAMChYLD
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* ''Seroes/{{Mythbusters}}'' is one to Discovery Communications, and they know it to the point that when someone at The Science Channel proposed a revival just days after the franchise had been ended, the suits approved of the plan very quickly.
3rd Nov '16 6:11:19 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Creator/{{Atlus}} has enjoyed a major boost in the Western market thanks to ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', so much so that the release of ''Persona 5'' was guaranteed even before they officially announced they were working on it, because ''the series is just that big''.
** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' is popular enough in Japan that it currently has 2 remakes, a few cell phone games, a [[Anime/PersonaTrinitySoul spin-off anime]], some novels, a ton of figures, a manga, a movie series, and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

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* Creator/{{Atlus}} has enjoyed a major boost in the Western market thanks to the ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' series (with ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', 3}}'' being the first to make a real splash there), so much so that the release of ''Persona 5'' ''VideoGame/Persona5'' was guaranteed even before they officially announced they were working on it, because ''the series is just that big''.
big''. It even has its own (irregularly-published) ''magazine''!
** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' is popular enough in Japan that it currently has 2 two remakes, a few cell phone games, a [[Anime/PersonaTrinitySoul spin-off anime]], some novels, a ton of figures, a manga, [[Anime/Persona3TheMovie a movie series, series]], and that's just the tip of the iceberg.



** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' started to pick up a lot of flak for this. It has an UpdatedRerelease on the UsefulNotes/PlaystationVita, an [[TheAnimeOfTheGame animated adaption]] titled ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'', '''''a second anime''''' titled ''Anime/Persona4GoldenTheAnimation'', and a sequel to both it and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' in ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena''. Now there is a ''Persona magazine'', two SpinOff light novels starring [[EnsembleDarkhorse Naoto and Yosuke]], and to top it all off, ''a live-action play.'' Quite impressive when you consider that [[WordOfGod Atlus]] originally said that ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' would get not any {{Updated Rerelease}}s.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' started to pick eventually picked up a lot of flak for this. It has an UpdatedRerelease on the UsefulNotes/PlaystationVita, an [[TheAnimeOfTheGame animated adaption]] titled ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'', '''''a '''a second anime''''' anime''' titled ''Anime/Persona4GoldenTheAnimation'', and a RhythmGame sequel to both it and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' in ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena''. Now there is a ''Persona magazine'', two ''VideoGame/Persona4DancingAllNight'', SpinOff light novels media starring [[EnsembleDarkhorse Naoto and Yosuke]], Yosuke]] (''Persona 4: The Magician'' and ''LightNovel/PersonaXDetectiveNaoto'' respectively), and to top it all off, ''a live-action play.'' Quite impressive when you consider that [[WordOfGod Atlus]] originally said that ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' would get not any {{Updated Rerelease}}s.Rerelease}}s.
** Atlus would even come to realize that they could combine ''Persona 3'' and ''4'' into an even bigger cash cow; ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'' and ''VideoGame/Persona4ArenaUltimax'' serve as FightingGame sequels to both games, and ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'' is an outright {{Crossover}} featuring both ''3''[='s=] and ''4''[='s=] casts.
27th Oct '16 1:42:17 PM TheBigBopper
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' has made it a long way for what many used to consider a niche DarkFantasy {{seinen}} franchise, with a manga that's been ongoing since 1990 with 38+ volumes and finally hit 40 million volumes in circulation in February 2016. Adaptations include the TV anime ''Anime/KenpuuDenkiBerserk'' (1997-98) by Creator/OLMIncorporated; two videogame adaptations by Yuke's, ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheBerserkGutsRage'' (Dreamcast, 1999) and ''VideoGame/BerserkMillenniumFalconHenSeimaSenkiNoSho'' ([=PS2=], 2004); The ''Anime/BerserkTheGoldenAgeArc'' theatrical anime film trilogy (2012-2013) by Creator/Studio4C, which produced [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/guts_and_griffith_selling_fast_food.jpg this]] amusing fast food cross-promotion; ''Anime/Berserk2016'', a TV anime by GEMBA and Millepensee which picks up after the movies; and the videogame ''VideoGame/BerserkAndTheBandOfTheHawk'' (Fall 2016) developed by Omega Force. Fans are invited to buy $200 limited edition figurines of Guts, Griffith, or Casca, and all the animated versions are available in deluxe BluRay box sets.

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' has made it a long way for what many used to consider a niche DarkFantasy {{seinen}} franchise, with a manga that's been ongoing since 1990 with 38+ volumes and finally hit 40 million volumes in circulation in February 2016. Adaptations include the TV anime ''Anime/KenpuuDenkiBerserk'' (1997-98) ''Anime/Berserk1997'' by Creator/OLMIncorporated; two videogame adaptations by Yuke's, ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheBerserkGutsRage'' (Dreamcast, 1999) and ''VideoGame/BerserkMillenniumFalconHenSeimaSenkiNoSho'' ([=PS2=], 2004); The ''Anime/BerserkTheGoldenAgeArc'' theatrical anime film trilogy (2012-2013) by Creator/Studio4C, which produced [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/guts_and_griffith_selling_fast_food.jpg this]] amusing fast food cross-promotion; ''Anime/Berserk2016'', a TV anime by GEMBA and Millepensee which picks up after the movies; and the videogame ''VideoGame/BerserkAndTheBandOfTheHawk'' (Fall 2016) developed by Omega Force. Fans are invited to buy $200 limited edition figurines of Guts, Griffith, or Casca, and all the animated versions are available in deluxe BluRay box sets.
21st Oct '16 11:31:37 AM LewpsterOfficial
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'': Two movies. ''Over 10 billion dollars in merchandising''. This makes it the ''largest merchandising program in the licensing industry history''. Not bad for a series that's not yet a decade old.
* Creator/{{Pixar}} is something of a Cash Cow Company, but only if by being a Disney subsidiary, lots of merch come out of it (''Cars 2'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/MonstersInc Monsters University]]'' will mark their first non-''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' sequel and prequel respectively). It should be said that ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' is even more [[MerchandiseDriven toyetic]] ''[[UpToEleven than their own]] [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory series about toys]]''. This is heavily theorized as to why Cars has gotten a sequel, a spin-off and a sequel to a spin-off so quickly, to sell the toys.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'': Two movies. ''Over 10 billion dollars in merchandising''. This makes it the ''largest merchandising program in the licensing industry history''. Not bad for a series that's not yet a decade old.
* Creator/{{Pixar}} is something of a Cash Cow Company, but only if by being a Disney subsidiary, lots of merch come out of it (''Cars 2'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/MonstersInc Monsters University]]'' will mark are their first non-''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' sequel and prequel respectively). It should be said that ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' is even more [[MerchandiseDriven toyetic]] ''[[UpToEleven than their own]] [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory series about toys]]''. This is heavily theorized as to why Cars has gotten [[WesternAnimation/Cars2 a sequel, sequel]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Planes}} a spin-off spin-off]] and [[WesternAnimation/PlanesFireAndRescue a sequel to a spin-off the spin-off]] so quickly, to sell the toys.
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