Daisy-head burgers and Daisy-head drinks,
Daisy-head stockings, and Daisy-head sinks,
Daisy head buttons and Daisy head bows,
Mayzie was famous,
The star of her shows.
—Daisy Head Mayzie by Dr. Seuss
"New toy not stop Hulk!"
—Hulk regarding Iron Man's new armor: Iron Man, "Hulk Busters"
Bartleby: Mooby the Golden Calf. Created by Nancy Goidruff, a former kindergarten teacher, in 1989 to fill a gap in the Saturday morning schedule on local network K-REL. Bought by the Complex Corporation in 1981, and broadcast nationally as the The Mooby Fun-Time Hour, it picked up a large following of children, ages three to eight, and spawns sixteen records, two theatrical films, eight prime-time specials, a library of priced-to-own video cassettes, and bicoastal theme parks dubbed 'MoobyWorld'. Did I miss anything?
Mr. Whitland: You forgot Mooby Magazine.
Loki: (I can't believe you forgot the magazine!)
Jason: Honestly, what do you think of my strip?
Peter: Well, it's not particularly funny... And it's not particularly well-drawn... In fact, it's probably the lamest thing I've ever seen.
Jason: But will it sell T-shirts?
Peter: My, but you do have pure motives...
Calvin: Look at the dopey clay tiger Hobbes made.
Calvin's Mom: Gee Calvin, I think this is good.
Calvin: You LIKE it?? Where's the marketabiity?
Calvin's Mom: Ask Hobbes if we can put it on the coffee table.
Calvin: But look what I made! A hundred shrunken heads of popular cartoon characters!
Calvin's Mom: Eww, you stitched their mouths shut?!
Calvin: Gloat now, 'cause some day I'll be a lot richer than you.
Hobbes: I call it "Symphony in Orange, No. 1".
Ass: HYPNOSNOT, I CHOOSE YOU!
Crock: Why did you pick that particular Hokéycon to battle with?! Because it can absorb high damage?
Ass: Because the last quarterly report showed an 18% dip in Hypnosnot sales! Luckily, our viewers are sheep! A little TV exposure should boost earnings back up!
"Buy all our playsets and toys!"
— Cheat Commandos theme song
Optimus Prime: The humans should not have to pay for our mistakes...
Mike: ...just our overpriced action figures!
— Mike J. Nelson, Rifftrax
Mac and Me is the result of some Hollywood producer watching E.T. through a mist of cocaine dust and saying to himself, "Hey, what if E.T. ate Skittles instead of Reese's Pieces and we changed his name to McDonald's? McDonald's would give us money for that, right?" He then came up with the alien's design by sketching Yoda ears on an expired condom, and the rest is obscure cinematic history.
To understand Transformers fiction, it is important to understand that it exists to sell toys. Hasbro and Takara Tomy are toy companies, and they are primarily interested in continuing to sell toys to children and, yes, even "adults". The cartoons, comic books, etc., mostly exist to make this happen. To be sure, they normally make a profit in their own right, but this is regarded as mere gravy.\\\The "to sell toys" effect often distorts the fiction in interesting ways. Primarily, since you can't usually sell someone the same toy twice, HasTak constantly introduces new toys, and often requires the creators of the fiction to introduce the new characters into ongoing storylines. Older characters (whose toys are no longer being sold) are shoved aside to make room.
The Nerd: We know what the real message is...
Both: BUY OUR FUCKING PRODUCTS!