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3rd May '16 12:44:33 PM comicwriter
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* At least part of the reason why the ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' movie franchise was in DevelopmentHell for so long is due to [[ExecutiveMeddling executives]] wanting to depower the Man of Steel so they could give him Franchise/{{Batman}}-like toys that they could sell to kids.

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* At least part of the reason why the ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' movie franchise was in DevelopmentHell for so long is due to [[ExecutiveMeddling executives]] wanting to depower the Man of Steel so they could give him Franchise/{{Batman}}-like toys that they could sell to kids. Several of the script drafts for Creator/TimBurton's ''Superman Lives'' movie (including the one by Creator/KevinSmith) featured Superman donning a suit of PoweredArmor and using gadgets like high-tech goggles and S-shaped throwing stars.


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* In general, it's speculated that one of the reasons Iron Man changes suits in every [[MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] movie (sometimes sporting multiple armors in a single film) is because it gives the toy companies more products to sell.
3rd May '16 12:29:40 PM comicwriter
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* The reason Thrax has the power to change the appearance of cars in ''WesternAnimation/OsmosisJones'' is because the creators thought it'd help sell toys. However, the film's toy line was never released, making the gesture somewhat meaningless.
29th Apr '16 11:13:33 PM JudasZala
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* Apparently, one of the main reasons ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' sucked so bad was because [[ExecutiveMeddling the studio]] forced Creator/JoelSchumacher to make the film "more toyetic" (a word the director had never heard before then). The films oft-derided visual design choices were partly a result of the art design being rushed so that they could start producing the toys.

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* Apparently, one of the main reasons ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' sucked so bad was because Creator/WarnerBros [[ExecutiveMeddling the studio]] forced forced]] Creator/JoelSchumacher to make the film "more toyetic" (a word the director had never heard before then). The films oft-derided visual design choices were partly a result of the art design being rushed so that they could start producing the toys.
26th Apr '16 4:38:17 PM MarkLungo
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* It's common for Marvel and DC video games to get RecursiveAdaptation comics to promote them, such as ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', ''VideoGame/MarvelFutureFight'' or the third ''Comicbook/ContestOfChampions'' series.
* {{Lampshaded}} in an issue of of the "Comicbook/HeroesReborn" ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' series, where Sue notices that Johnny has begun wearing a new costume for no apparent reason.

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* It's common for Marvel and DC video games to get RecursiveAdaptation comics to promote them, such as ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', ''VideoGame/MarvelFutureFight'' or the third ''Comicbook/ContestOfChampions'' ''ComicBook/ContestOfChampions'' series.
* {{Lampshaded}} in an issue of of the "Comicbook/HeroesReborn" "ComicBook/HeroesReborn" ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' series, where Sue notices that Johnny has begun wearing a new costume for no apparent reason.
26th Apr '16 4:32:05 PM Mullon
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* It's common for Marvel and DC video games to get RecursiveAdaptation comics to promote them, such as ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', ''VideoGame/MarvelFutureFight'' or the third ''Comicbook/ContestOfChampions'' series.

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* It's common for Marvel and DC video games to get RecursiveAdaptation comics to promote them, such as ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', ''VideoGame/MarvelFutureFight'' or the third ''Comicbook/ContestOfChampions'' series.
13th Apr '16 11:47:38 PM karthus
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* ''Anime/CardfightVanguard'' definitely smells of this, with a hefty number of early episodes pretty much being dedicated to instructions on how to play the game.[[note]]By "early", this includes up to and during episodes as late as 25[[/note]]

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* ''Anime/CardfightVanguard'' definitely smells of this, with a hefty number of early episodes pretty much being dedicated to instructions on how to play the game.[[note]]By game[[note]]By "early", this includes up to and during episodes as late as 25[[/note]]25[[/note]], throwing in Real Life Booster Pack names now and then [[note]]In which characters say when facing a new card "Isn't that the new card from *Insert booster pack name here*?[[/note]], and in one instance, promote a CD Single of their theme song.
5th Apr '16 9:24:31 PM comicwriter
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* Also, the entire reason Superman's enemy Brainiac became a living computer is because the makers of the Brainiac toy computer threatened legal action over trademark infringement. As part of a settlement, DC turned the character into a living computer and then included a footnote advertising the toy.
25th Mar '16 1:16:39 PM MarkLungo
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* Franchise/HelloKitty and all her Sanrio friends. They have various adaptations including TV shows and comic books, but they are at heart saleable products.

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* Franchise/HelloKitty and all her Sanrio Creator/{{Sanrio}} friends. They have various adaptations including TV shows and comic books, but they are at heart saleable products.
25th Mar '16 1:16:04 PM MarkLungo
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** By the time of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', the price of the HG kits are barely the half of the other kits thanks to the inner frame features, all mobile suits in this lines can interchange parts with each other as well as attaching Builder parts onto the peg holes on the frame.

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** By the time of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', the price of the HG kits are barely the half of the other kits thanks to the inner frame features, all mobile suits in this these lines can interchange parts with each other as well as attaching Builder parts onto the peg holes on the frame.
25th Mar '16 8:51:09 AM Mhazard
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** By the time of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', the price of the HG kits are barely the half of the other kits thanks to the inner frame features. However, several kits, such as Graze Ein and Graze Ritter, have unintentionally overlapped with MisaimedMarketing thanks to what happened to the pilots of these two suits [[note]]Graze Ein is [[WetwareCPU Ein himself]] being merged with a Graze as his life support, Carta was [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown brutally beaten to death inside her dismembered Graze]][[/note]].

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** By the time of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', the price of the HG kits are barely the half of the other kits thanks to the inner frame features. However, several kits, such as Graze Ein and Graze Ritter, have unintentionally overlapped with MisaimedMarketing thanks to what happened to the pilots of these two features, all mobile suits [[note]]Graze Ein is [[WetwareCPU Ein himself]] being merged in this lines can interchange parts with a Graze each other as his life support, Carta was [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown brutally beaten to death inside her dismembered Graze]][[/note]].well as attaching Builder parts onto the peg holes on the frame.
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