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RLM is trash.

Now they just look pathetic.

Could have just burned a stack of money joker style, would have the same effect since im sure that many figures would be worth a pretty penny.

Probably getting desperate for video hits since bashing and nit picking the prequels is finally becoming less popular.

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10 hours ago, markcsoul said:

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Probably getting desperate for video hits since bashing and nit picking the prequels is finally becoming less popular.

Especially with the Disney era being the new hotness to bash and make fun of because in reality they deserve it

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50 minutes ago, Frimmel said:

From the comments section: 

 

That's a winner...

Yeah, I do enjoy RLM, but I don't quite get this bit. They could of donated all those to some kids. Well, if kids still actually play with action figures anymore... do they?

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17 hours ago, markcsoul said:

RLM is trash.

Now they just look pathetic.

Could have just burned a stack of money joker style, would have the same effect since im sure that many figures would be worth a pretty penny.

Probably getting desperate for video hits since bashing and nit picking the prequels is finally becoming less popular.


I think you missed the tone of this entirely?

Not that it matters much, but those old Star Wars toys are really not worth much.  The market is pretty saturated with them, the vast majority of folks who want to collect them already have, and unless they're in the packaging still with the card-plate being in good condition, they really aren't worth anything.  You can go to flea markets or collectible shops where they've got these figures loose for a few bucks each, and the same ones will still be there months and even years later.





By the way, as an "artistic expression," these sorts of performative acts certainly have value in that context.  Most directly, they're media traffic is getting immediate value, but I could easily see this "cube" and their later acts being displayed in a modern art museum where it's nuances and symbolism can be more deeply appreciated than the YouTube commenters who are like "OMG WHAT SPITEFUL P****s!  WHY THEY DO THAT?!"

 

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On 2/11/2019 at 2:20 PM, Captain Lackwit said:

ya'll givin' rlm way too much credit


I mean, their is an impressiveness to the act of doing something on that scale that so deeply moves the emotions of so many people (positively or negatively is irrelevant), while expressing something about the largest and most profitable piece of entertainment in the world.  Sounds like paradigmatic modern art to me.

I mean, see Serrano's 1987 piece "P--- Christ" for a much smaller scale, much simpler sort of act that won a literal award that was, in part, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts.

I actually think this biege pile of plastic crap is an excellent commentary on fandom, the capitalistic milking of nostalgia, etc. while also being the result of a relatively impressive amount of effort (the acquisition of the tank, all of the pieces, the volume of chemicals, and the safety precautions and space required to do the chemical transformation).  That it has irked some people so much is all the more a testament to its commentary.  ****, let's get this thing an exhibit at the Smithsonian center for American Art right now!

 

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1 hour ago, AllWingsStandyingBy said:


I mean, their is an impressiveness to the act of doing something on that scale that so deeply moves the emotions of so many people (positively or negatively is irrelevant), while expressing something about the largest and most profitable piece of entertainment in the world.  Sounds like paradigmatic modern art to me.

I mean, see Serrano's 1987 piece "P--- Christ" for a much smaller scale, much simpler sort of act that won a literal award that was, in part, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts.

I actually think this biege pile of plastic crap is an excellent commentary on fandom, the capitalistic milking of nostalgia, etc. while also being the result of a relatively impressive amount of effort (the acquisition of the tank, all of the pieces, the volume of chemicals, and the safety precautions and space required to do the chemical transformation).  That it has irked some people so much is all the more a testament to its commentary.  ****, let's get this thing an exhibit at the Smithsonian center for American Art right now!

 

why did you wait an entire week to post this

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8 hours ago, Captain Lackwit said:

why did you wait an entire week to post this


Because I don't come to the FFG forums every single day?  Sometimes work, family, and/or other interests mean I go entire days -- sometime a whole week -- without visiting the forums?  Probably part of the reason why, after all these years, I've managed to keep a post count below 3,000 while others on these boards are into 5-digits.  :)

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11 hours ago, AllWingsStandyingBy said:


Because I don't come to the FFG forums every single day?  Sometimes work, family, and/or other interests mean I go entire days -- sometime a whole week -- without visiting the forums?  Probably part of the reason why, after all these years, I've managed to keep a post count below 3,000 while others on these boards are into 5-digits.  :)

well whatever the case may be I wholly disagree with the statement

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Posted (edited)

Do people here get salty about RLM? I didn't realize that pointing out glaring flaws was 'nitpicking'. The prequels aren't good movies and make little sense on their own from where I stand, and I'm old enough to have seen The Phantom Menace (and the Special Editions for that matter) in theaters. It's okay to like them, but don't build them up into something they're not. 

Also there's a phenomenon of people turning into the prequel defense force now that the Disney movies are controversial. Not liking the new ones doesn't erase the many flaws of the prequel trilogy or make them better movies.  But nostalgia clouds the flaws if you look at things uncritically. There will probably be people growing up with the sequel trilogy treating them the way we look at the Lucas produced films one day.

 

Edited by ArcHammer

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