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Coca Cola now CANon in the Star Wars universe

Oct 25, 2017
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Already seeing a couple listings on ebay for the full set for $80+... And Disney will apparently be limiting these to three per guest, per transaction.

On top of the insanity expected for everything else in the land, expect insanity for round soda bottles.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Ah, sorry if I spoiled that.

I was giddy when I spotted it! Obviously the Russo's wanted to continue the nod after the whole kebab thing on Cockburn Street.
Nah, I'm glad you told me. I probably would miss it if I didn't know haha

It's really cool having little nods like that, usually big budget stuff filmed here is as a different country. I remember watching George Square get turned into Philadelphia for World War Z.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Glasgow
Nah, I'm glad you told me. I probably would miss it if I didn't know haha

It's really cool having little nods like that, usually big budget stuff filmed here is as a different country. I remember watching George Square get turned into Philadelphia for World War Z.
Yep I'm a student at Strathclyde so I definitely witnessed that. And Idris Elba here for Hobbes and Shaw!
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Yep I'm a student at Strathclyde so I definitely witnessed that. And Idris Elba here for Hobbes and Shaw!
Aye, forgot about that I was on holiday when they were filming last year.

I remember Scarlett Johansson was meant to have been going around in a van in Glasgow for under the skin. My mate told me that at the time and I thought he was talking shite then the movie came out haha
 
Oct 25, 2017
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So I guess cosplay is now an in-canon concept as well. People in the Star Wars universe dress up like Jedis and prance around with fake lightsabers.
Is this... surprising to you?

Jedi are like these legendary people right? If you want to become a Jedi you go and train with them or something? People are aware that they exist. You don't think little kids who have been told fantastical stories about Jedi would dress up and play as them?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Is this... surprising to you?

Jedi are like these legendary people right? If you want to become a Jedi you go and train with them or something? People are aware that they exist. You don't think little kids who have been told fantastical stories about Jedi would dress up and play as them?
It just seems like a really strained contrivance done in the name of theme park immersion......that will probably ruin immersion anyway. If I see a gift shop selling lightsabers and Jedi Robes I am not going to feel like "Oh wow I am in the Star Wars universe!"

Having shops that sell wizard robes and wands works for Wizarding World of Harry Potter because those shops are an enshrined part of JK Rowling's canon, featured heavily in the films and novels. Building gift shops and then trying to cram them into Star Wars canon doesn't work because those elements have not been established at all in previous canon. It's clearly a post-hoc justification to sell merchandise.
 
May 12, 2019
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Looks like you can only get these at Disneyland? Shame. I'll be scouring Ebay to try to find some. Hopefully they do the sensible thing and sell these at regular retail.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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It just seems like a really strained contrivance done in the name of theme park immersion......that will probably ruin immersion anyway. If I see a gift shop selling lightsabers and Jedi Robes I am not going to feel like "Oh wow I am in the Star Wars universe!"

Having shops that sell wizard robes and wands works for Wizarding World of Harry Potter because those shops are an enshrined part of JK Rowling's canon, featured heavily in the films and novels. Building gift shops and then trying to cram them into Star Wars canon doesn't work because those elements have not been established at all in previous canon. It's clearly a post-hoc justification to sell merchandise.
Ahhhh I see where you're coming from. I've never been super into Star Wars so it's not really anything I've thought about before, but I can understand now why it would come off as forced and shitty by introducing it outside of the movies/canon. Thanks for the reply!
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Ahhhh I see where you're coming from. I've never been super into Star Wars so it's not really anything I've thought about before, but I can understand now why it would come off as forced and shitty by introducing it outside of the movies/canon. Thanks for the reply!
"Shitty" is a bit too harsh. I just wish they would decide whether they want the park to be a fully-immersive cinematic canon-abiding experience......or just a bunch of awesome rides and shops that aren't intimately connected to Star Wars canon and its universe.

Right now it seems like they are trying to have it both ways (with the gift shops and these silly Coca-Cola bottles), and it doesn't really ring true. I would probably prefer just to have a bunch of cool rides without all the artifice.
 
Nov 1, 2017
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This is a hell of a betrayal. Star Wars and Pepsi products was always the classic brand tie-in.
I had them all. I collected most of them through vending machines. I do remember buying cases of the diet Pepsi, despite diet giving me a headache, just to get the cans I needed. Sadly, most of my cans were destroyed in a move when my uncle 'unknowingly' placed a really heavy box on top of them, crushing them. I say unknowingly but he is a Trekkie, so probably did it on purpose :).
 
Oct 25, 2017
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It just seems like a really strained contrivance done in the name of theme park immersion......that will probably ruin immersion anyway. If I see a gift shop selling lightsabers and Jedi Robes I am not going to feel like "Oh wow I am in the Star Wars universe!"

Having shops that sell wizard robes and wands works for Wizarding World of Harry Potter because those shops are an enshrined part of JK Rowling's canon, featured heavily in the films and novels. Building gift shops and then trying to cram them into Star Wars canon doesn't work because those elements have not been established at all in previous canon. It's clearly a post-hoc justification to sell merchandise.
I don’t see it too different from the contrivance that the Wizarding World is giving Muggles tours or letting them into these hidden places. The storyline for Universal’s parks is during the movie timelines and the wizarding world wants to be especially hidden then.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I don’t see it too different from the contrivance that the Wizarding World is giving Muggles tours or letting them into these hidden places. The storyline for Universal’s parks is during the movie timelines and the wizarding world wants to be especially hidden then.
As far as I know, the Wizarding World doesn't really follow the "everything here is canon" line of thinking that Galaxy's Edge does though. It's's just fun attractions that create immersion precisely because they are shockingly accurate recreations of what we've already seen in the films.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I don’t see it too different from the contrivance that the Wizarding World is giving Muggles tours or letting them into these hidden places. The storyline for Universal’s parks is during the movie timelines and the wizarding world wants to be especially hidden then.
As far as I know, the Wizarding World doesn't really follow the "everything here is canon" line of thinking that Galaxy's Edge does though. It's just fun attractions that create immersion precisely because they are shockingly accurate recreations of what we've already seen in the films, but we're not supposed to really buy into the idea that there was a time when groups of muggles just got to tour Hogwarts.