What would Hasbro do if this happened?

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by Red Frenzy, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. Red Frenzy

    Red Frenzy Its madness He's 100% RED

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    Okay so there is a lot of hate going on about the movie, obviously. So while mulling over the film in my head I tried to develop a situation, almost like a trap, where Hasbro would have to fess up to what they allowed to happen in ROTF. Here is my imaginary scenario:

    Imagine your at Botcon (it being the most intimate way to question the Hasbro team) and during the Q & A a man walks up to the mic. He is the average fan, he saw the films, he buys the toys, he is the every man, he is us. He goes on about the movie and all the things many of us didn't like about it, he throws out the old stand-by's like "raping our childhood" and "mistreatment of the franchise". Many people agree with shouts or applause, everyone is waiting for the moment when the man will finish his rant and allow the Hasbro team to follow up with a already prepared answer.

    It is at this time that he introduces his child. This child is ambiguous in this scenario, he or she is the target audience for the Transformers brand, no younger than 6 but no older than 10. The father, as we now realize, bends down to pick up his child. He motions for him/her to speak into the mic so everyone can hear. It is only now that we realize that the child is holding two toys in each hand. In the left Deluxe Mudflap and the right Deluxe Skids. The child, with the mic ever so close to their mouth, begins to play with the toys in front of the Hasbro team, the kid then says into the microphone:

    Mudflap: "It's supposed to hurt, it's an ass-whoopin.'" Skids: "That's because you're a pussy".

    The father sets down his child, then they leave the Q & A.

    How does Hasbro respond?
     
  2. shroobmaster

    shroobmaster Well-Known Member

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    They sell more toys to more kids and laugh at the guy behind his back.
     
  3. Terrorcon Blot

    Terrorcon Blot Well-Known Member

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    They wonder how the average man wound up at a convention of Transformers geeks. Was he lost?
     
  4. Mechafire

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    This.
     
  5. Zombiedude

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    "Next question"
     
  6. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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    Dude, the movie is rated PG-13. Ultimately its the parent's fault for taking their 6 to 10 year old to the movie.

    It was rated PG-13 as a warning by the Rating Board to parents to determine whether their children (under age 13) should view the motion picture, as some material might not be suited for them.

    What does Hasbro say? "Why do you suck at parenting?" or perhaps "How about an @$$-whooping for bringing a 6 year old to the movie?" "Maybe as a good parent, and as a FAN you should have seen it first to decide if your child could go?"
     
  7. iamamachine

    iamamachine colonyofcells

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    "That's great. That was a kickass child. next question ?"
     
  8. DeadlyVenom

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    "If you are going to take you child to a PG-13 movie, you need to be responsible for explaining the material that may be seen in such a film."
     
  9. Starscream NZ

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    They simply say: "The film is rated PG13 for a reason, we're not responsible if you don't like the language used, the film had the PG13 rating and you obviously didn't take this into serious consideration"
     
  10. Terrorcon Blot

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    People actually TEACHING their children instead of just letting films and television dump on them? What madness is this?!
     
  11. Mechafire

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    This man speaks the truth!
     
  12. jonatron26

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    hasbro: thats odd that your daughter makes robots talk about cats and donkeys. oh and sir, you should see a therapist to help through your rape trauma.
    next question!
     
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    Kup-is-Dion Lord Cthulhu

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    While people of all ages deserve to bathe in the reflected awesomeness that is Sideswipe, if the child is too young to handle the subject material as rated by the MPAA, buy them a toy Sideswipe to expose them to the awesomeness of Him. The Sideswipe driven awesomeness of the movie will still be there when they are old enough to grasp the subject matter.
     
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    If you need to resort to emotional appeals, you've already lost the argument. Next question.
     
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    One of the Hasbro designers chuckles to himself, pulls out a case from beneath the table and opens it.

    Inside it is a sniper rifle which he quickly assembles and brings round to aim at the father's head.

    "Kid, I'm doing you a favor."

    With a grin he slowly pulls the trigger.
     
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    The film is rated PG-13. /thread
     
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    Would this be the point where the fans grab the microphone from his hands for wanting to reheat the same old garbage rants from the last three years and then move on with someone with an intelligent question that isn't a waste of the toy designer Q&A panel's time?
     
  18. butz

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    Realistically, I imagine they'd try the most PR friendly approach they could; something like "we're sorry your child was exposed to things you felt were inappropriate, we didn't mean for it to happen, etc."
     
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    Hasbro rep: "Fuck yeah little dude! Those fanboys are pussies too! Best rekonize foo, fore Hasbro clowns yo ass! What what! Hoo dee hoo!"
     
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    First, they'd respond by questioning the man's aptitude as a parent because the movie was rated PG-13, which obviously meant it had situations that were not suitable for smaller children. They would also go on in detail explaining the stance that the films were an attempt to target the Transformers mythos at an older audience as the movie itself was intended to be something to separate the Transformers brand from being "a kids story" as they want to be more then just a toy company. Then they would point out the incredible box office numbers the film was raking in as well as the 91% "as good or better" approval ratings garnered from the exit polls of those who saw the film.

    And I'm sure they would also be wondering why you were making such a big deal out of the words these fictional robots were saying, while seemingly ignoring the incredible amounts of graphic violence contained in the film. As watching people *die* is not something suitable for smaller children, nor are such graphic scenes like Ravage having his spine ripped out, a razor thin robot leaping through a man's torso or Optimus Prime tearing apart the faces of no less then three separate enemies.

    By this point, the man would be seen as a laughing stock by hasbro, his peers and his child for making a big deal out of nothing.
     

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