deadderek wrote: ↑March 17th, 2023, 11:35 pm I definitely have faith the movie CAN make a December release date, but that makes me wonder more about merchandise.That’s is a very good point. Merchandise usually needs a lot of lead time. Toys, designs, campaigns, food tie ins. With such a small production schedule…makes you wonder how that will be affected.
What can we expect to hit store shelves prior to the movie coming out?
I'd say Twinkies are a safe-ish bet because they were there for Afterlife and ATC. A chain food place likely as we had Zaxby's & nearly Baskin-Robbins. ATC had Papa John's. Being honest I didn't even know about the existence of Zaxby's until the Afterlife tie in. Personally I'm hoping for a bigger chain to have some sort of tie in with the film. Between movies we got the strange Sonic Drive In toys so it seems we'll get something new before the end of the year.
The biggest fingers crossed I have is for Ecto Cooler to return. Not just luck of the draw online or at the premiere. In stores like they did during Answer the Call. Or if they need to do it on a smaller scale maybe make it a theater chain exclusive? Something that puts that sweet green juice down everyone's eager throats.
Maybe we'll finally get Gary and Callie Plasma series figures. I'm really doubtful we'll see any RGB Kenner stuff.
Maybe a Hasbro trap? That'd kick ass.
Though they have been planning things for awhile. I’ve also heard Stranger Things is gearing up to shoot soon so how much time does Finn Wolfhard have?
I hope they make December. That would show a huge belief on Sony’s part in this movie if they keep that date. Plus Ghostbusteers at Christmas time? Hell yeah.