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10th Jan '17 12:32:32 PM Prinzenick
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* Creator/JohnKricfalusi's ''ComicBook/SpumcoComicBook'' had a very short lived run for unknown reasons. The initial run of the comics only lasted three issues under Creator/DarkHorseComics in 1995, with Creator/MarvelComics distributing one more issue in 1997 before the comics were cancelled altogether.

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* Creator/JohnKricfalusi's ''ComicBook/SpumcoComicBook'' had a very short lived run for unknown reasons.run. The initial run of the comics only lasted three issues under Creator/DarkHorseComics in 1995, with Creator/MarvelComics distributing one more issue in 1997 before the comics were cancelled altogether. Per word of Spumco employee Stephen Worth, it was a Catch 22 situation that killed the series early; comic book stores were the wrong market for funny comics, since readers were mostly interested in superhero comics instead of the gag oriented stories, and they couldn't get regular book stores to stock their comic books.
10th Jan '17 12:26:00 PM Prinzenick
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* Creator/JohnKricfalusi's ''ComicBook/SpumcoComicBook'' had a very short lived run for unknown reasons. The initial run of the comics only lasted three issues under Creator/DarkHorseComics in 1995, with Creator/MarvelComics distributing one more issue in 1997 before the comics were cancelled altogether.
2nd Jan '17 6:48:55 AM erforce
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-->-- from '''Website/TheAgonyBooth''''s ''Film/{{Hulk}}'' recap

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-->-- from From '''Website/TheAgonyBooth''''s ''Film/{{Hulk}}'' recap



* The 2002 [[MadeForTVMovie made-for-TV]] version of ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'' was meant to lead into a series on Creator/{{NBC}}, in which [[spoiler:Carrie, having been SparedByTheAdaptation, heads to Florida to search for others like her]]. Low ratings for the film meant that the series was never made.

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* The [[Film/Carrie2002 2002 [[MadeForTVMovie made-for-TV]] version of ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'' was meant to lead into a series on Creator/{{NBC}}, in which [[spoiler:Carrie, having been SparedByTheAdaptation, heads to Florida to search for others like her]]. Low ratings for the film meant that the series was never made.
18th Dec '16 1:19:30 AM ZombieAladdin
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* ''Pinball/SafeCracker'' was advertised as the first "Token-Pin" game, which would dispense tokens for winning that could be used for various things, such as prizes or a special game mode. No other game in the line has been produced.

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* ''Pinball/SafeCracker'' was advertised as the first "Token-Pin" game, which would dispense tokens for winning that could be used for various things, such as prizes or a special game mode. No other game in the line has been produced. It was a good idea in theory, but in practice, the people who did come up to place ''Safe Cracker'' were more interested in collecting the tokens than putting them back in to play other modes. On top of that, Williams produced only one run of the tokens, so machines soon ran out, leaving angry patrons anywhere ''Safe Cracker'' was available.


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* Company example: Kevin Kulek had every intention of turning Skit-B into a major player in the pinball business, with ''Film/{{Predator}}'' as its beginning, as is evidenced by him having at least three other machines in development at the same time as ''Predator''. However, either by naivete, laziness, or arrogance, he never actually requested the ''Predator'' rights from Fox, putting him in deep legal trouble when Fox found out about his project. This act destroyed his company before it could even release its first game. This case also crosses over with CreatorKiller, as Kulek mishandled this legal dispute so badly, no one else in pinball wants anywhere near him anymore, and his name has become either a joke or, to the people who pre-ordered ''Predator'' for thousands of dollars and never got refunded, a BerserkButton.
1st Nov '16 1:22:06 AM C2
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* After the massive success of the Franchise/DisneyPrincess crossover franchise, Creator/{{Disney}} attempted to do the same thing with its popular male heroes in the mid 2000s. The result was the Disney Heroes franchise, whose lineup consisted of Disney/{{Aladdin}}, [[Disney/TheSwordInTheStone King Arthur]], Disney/{{Hercules}}, Disney/PeterPan, Disney/RobinHood and Disney/{{Tarzan}}. Poor sales ended the franchise pretty quickly and Disney abandoned using their own characters for boy-centric franchise merchandise, having much more success later on with boy-centric merchandise based on acquired franchises like ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', Creator/MarvelComics and ''Franchise/StarWars''.

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* After the massive success of the Franchise/DisneyPrincess crossover franchise, Creator/{{Disney}} attempted to do the same thing with its popular male heroes in the mid 2000s. The result was the Disney Heroes franchise, whose lineup consisted of Disney/{{Aladdin}}, [[Disney/TheSwordInTheStone King Arthur]], Disney/{{Hercules}}, Disney/PeterPan, Disney/RobinHood and Disney/{{Tarzan}}. Poor sales ended the franchise pretty quickly and Disney abandoned using their own characters for boy-centric franchise merchandise, having much more success later on with boy-centric merchandise based on acquired franchises like ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}''[[note]]To be exact, [[Creator/{{Pixar}} the studio]] had been acquired, as ''Cars'' ended up being Pixar's first release as a subsidiary of Disney[[/note]], Creator/MarvelComics and ''Franchise/StarWars''.
11th Oct '16 4:49:22 PM nombretomado
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* The very short lived VanBeurenStudios WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat shorts, an attempt to revive the franchise after the original theatrical cartoons fell to the wayside due to multiple factors (including the death of his owner Pat Sullivan and the latest efforts absolutely paling in comparison to the new MickeyMouse sound films, and the fact that Felix still had a popular newspaper comic running) only lasted for three shorts (with a fourth one never getting past the story stage) due to VanBeurenStudios abruptly going belly-up when RKO negated their contract in favor of distributing Creator/{{Disney}} [[ClassicDisneyShorts shorts.]]

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* The very short lived VanBeurenStudios WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat shorts, an attempt to revive the franchise after the original theatrical cartoons fell to the wayside due to multiple factors (including the death of his owner Pat Sullivan and the latest efforts absolutely paling in comparison to the new MickeyMouse sound films, and the fact that Felix still had a popular newspaper comic running) only lasted for three shorts (with a fourth one never getting past the story stage) due to VanBeurenStudios abruptly going belly-up when RKO negated their contract in favor of distributing Creator/{{Disney}} [[ClassicDisneyShorts [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts shorts.]]
27th Sep '16 8:06:07 PM VictorDamazio
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A milder variant of this, is when an already successful franchise, is tried to be expanded, often with a feature film adaptation, a spin-off series or an alternate continuity, in an attempt to make a profitable franchise even more profitable, but it fails and it can even lower the profitability of the original parts of it.

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A milder variant of this, is when they try to expand an already successful franchise, is tried to be expanded, often with a feature film adaptation, a spin-off series or an alternate continuity, in an attempt to make a profitable franchise even more profitable, but it fails and it can even lower the profitability of the original parts of it.
27th Sep '16 10:01:32 AM VictorDamazio
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A milder variant of this, is when an already successful franchise, is tried to be expanded, with a feature film adaptation, a spin-off series or an alternate continuity, in an attempt to make a profitable franchise even more profitable, but it fails and it can even lower the profitability of the original parts of it.

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A milder variant of this, is when an already successful franchise, is tried to be expanded, often with a feature film adaptation, a spin-off series or an alternate continuity, in an attempt to make a profitable franchise even more profitable, but it fails and it can even lower the profitability of the original parts of it.
27th Sep '16 10:00:58 AM VictorDamazio
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A milder variant of this, is when an already successful franchise, is tried to be expanded, with a feature film adaptation, a spin-off series or an alternate continuity, in an attempt to make a profitable franchise even more profitable, but it fails and it can even lower the profitability of the original parts of it.
21st Sep '16 4:32:56 AM C2
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* Creator/{{Rius}}' book, ''La Perestroika'' (The Perestroika), which deals with the then-recent economic reforms implemented by UsefulNotes/MikhailGorbachev, ends with a note saying that this is the first in a series of books dedicated to the topic, and mentioning that the next one would come after a trip of the author to the U.S.S.R. to witness first-hand the effects of the reforms. The book came out just about the same time of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991_Soviet_coup_d%C3%A9tat_attempt 1991_Soviet_coup_d'état_attempt]], which effectively [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp put the final nail in the coffin of the existence of the Soviet Union]].

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* Creator/{{Rius}}' book, ''La Perestroika'' (The Perestroika), which deals with the then-recent economic reforms implemented by UsefulNotes/MikhailGorbachev, ends with a note saying that this is the first in a series of books dedicated to the topic, and mentioning that the next one would come after a trip of the author to the U.S.S.R. to witness first-hand the effects of the reforms. The book came out just about the same time of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991_Soviet_coup_d%C3%A9tat_attempt 1991_Soviet_coup_d'état_attempt]], org/wiki/August_Putsch 1991 Soviet coup d'état attempt]], which effectively [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp put the final nail in the coffin of the existence of the Soviet Union]].
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