The 25 Most Successful Media Franchises, and How They Stay Relevant

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Gaokaiser, Nov 24, 2019.

  1. Gaokaiser

    Gaokaiser Well-Known Member

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  2. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    So according to this, Transformers was originally an animated series. Apparently the toys and comic books that preceded the cartoon by several months don't count.
     
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  3. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    Yeah, but the toys were an unknown, and the comic book was garbage
     
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  4. Fenrys

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    :lol  Funny revisionist history right there
     
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  5. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    What is there to revise, no one knew what a diaclone was as Master of the Universe was still a thing. As a comic book it was c- level at best.
     
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  6. Fenrys

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    Diaclone is irrelevant, the transformers toyline predates the cartoon as does the comic. When trying to present facts it’s important to be accurate. That article saying transformers was a cartoon first is factually incorrect
     
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  7. Dachande

    Dachande Very Hank. Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    The Marvel comics were what got me into the franchise. No other comic runs since have held my attention as much as they did.
     
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    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    In that aspect yes, but Transformers didn't blow up till the cartoon aired. If the cartoon didn't blow up like it did, tranformers easily could have been like any of the other numerous 80 lines that never caught on.
     
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  9. Fenrys

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    And yet the article still is wrong in saying the cartoon predates the toys and comic. Nobody is disputing the influence of the cartoon over the franchise, but wrong is wrong regardless of how you try to frame it
     
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  10. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Winnie the Pooh is #3?
     
  11. Nickster563

    Nickster563 Energon-O's is part of a complete breakfast!

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    I'm pretty surprised cars is still doing pretty successful. Haven't really been into the movies for awhile now because unlike transformers i grew out of it but i thought cars 2 was pretty neat and was surprised to find that cars 3 already came out 2 years ago after some quick digging.
     
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  12. analogue

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    I second this. The cartoon did not air where I lived as a kid, the comic was all I knew and I loved every page of it. It was anything but garbage to me.
     
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  13. RKillian

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    Sometimes I think TF comic fans get a taste of what it's like to be a GoBots fan.

    Edit: I want to know how Fist of the North Star landed on the list at all, let alone at number 17. I'm as surprised at Winnie the Pooh's ranking as anybody but Fist of the North Star?
     
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  14. blazemongr

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    Cool, that means Peter Cullen is on the list twice.
     
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  15. LigerPrime

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    Yup! I concur! The original Marvel comics run was originally meant to be a 4-issues run but sales were so good that Marvel made it a regular title too!
     
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  16. PlanckEpoch

    PlanckEpoch Red and black red and black

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    Hokuto no Ken is easily one of the best selling manga out there. While itay have little presence in the west now it's still a popular and we'll loved property in it's home country.

    From what I hear the property also has a huge draw in Italy too. A dearth of home grown kids shows meant that they often imported anime and hacked together translations but many, like Hokuto no Ken, became popular.
     
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  17. Lex79

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    Looking at the graph most of the revenue for Fist of the North Star comes from games, and I heard multiple times that Hokuto no Ken games were very popular in Japanese arcades.

    I can confirm that Ken is indeed very popular and loved here in Italy, although I think we only account for a minuscule part of its revenue.
     
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  18. Mako Crab

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    Aren’t there more interesting things in the article to talk about than their apparent mistake about whether the cartoon or toys fame first?
     
  19. Fenrys

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    not really considering the article is fairly sparse and incomplete, its a pretty pathetic article actually
     
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  20. Maximus Danz

    Maximus Danz Do I ever shut up?

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    Issue 80 of a 4 issue limited series!

    Never forget that awesome headliner.
     
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