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Author Topic: Disney asked designers to rename the new Lego Star War Slave 1.  (Read 737 times)

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Just like it says on the tin.

https://www.brickfanatics.com/disney-asked-designers-to-rename-the-new-lego-star-wars-slave-i/

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I mean, what do you say to that kind of stupidity? The ship is called Slave-1. Boba Fett is an asshole who disintegrates bounties. (Unless asked not to by guys in black armor) His ship name is supposed to be awful. You don't name your villian's ship the "Inclusivity!"

More straws for the camel's back, I suppose.
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Re: Disney asked designers to rename the new Lego Star War Slave 1.
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2021, 09:43:39 PM »
Renaming it to INCLUSIVE-1 would be a good move, reinforces that inclusivity and slavery are interchangeable.

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Re: Disney asked designers to rename the new Lego Star War Slave 1.
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2021, 12:44:27 AM »
I mean, what do you say to that kind of stupidity?

I recommend the response "Disney Delenda Est."

But Inclusive-1 is pretty awesome.

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Re: Disney asked designers to rename the new Lego Star War Slave 1.
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2021, 01:07:21 AM »
If Disney finds the word "slave" so bad that they have to remove it, I'd like to see just how much worse they can make the dialogue from TPM regarding the status of Anakin & his mother. I wonder if it will be as amusing as when Hancock is edited for TV and "say asshole one more time" becomes "say psycho one more time."

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Re: Disney asked designers to rename the new Lego Star War Slave 1.
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2021, 06:00:42 AM »
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Re: Disney asked designers to rename the new Lego Star War Slave 1.
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2021, 12:50:38 PM »
 Maybe they are like Grandmaster from Thor ragnorak, and prefer the term, "Prisoners with Jobs" as he finds "that other term" so troubling?  I really thought that was a good jab by a pretty woke guy about being SJW about words.

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Re: Disney asked designers to rename the new Lego Star War Slave 1.
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2021, 12:02:41 AM »
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Re: Disney asked designers to rename the new Lego Star War Slave 1.
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2021, 07:25:23 AM »
An internet petition to change the name to Uyghur-I would probably infuriate Disney.

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Re: Disney asked designers to rename the new Lego Star War Slave 1.
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2021, 08:44:03 AM »
Now it's just 'Boba Fett's Starship'.

Sigh. Some days I can't tell if these people are running a grift, or if they really are so pathetically thin skinned that the mere mention of slavery makes them cry and crawl into a carton of ice cream.

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Re: Disney asked designers to rename the new Lego Star War Slave 1.
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2021, 11:26:04 AM »
Sigh. Some days I can't tell if these people are running a grift, or if they really are so pathetically thin skinned that the mere mention of slavery makes them cry and crawl into a carton of ice cream.

The answer is both. The thin-skins influence the grifters to be thinner skinned, and the grifters influence the thin-skinned to give them money.

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Re: Disney asked designers to rename the new Lego Star War Slave 1.
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2021, 01:14:56 PM »
Now it's just 'Boba Fett's Starship'.

Sigh. Some days I can't tell if these people are running a grift, or if they really are so pathetically thin skinned that the mere mention of slavery makes them cry and crawl into a carton of ice cream.

 There is some level of precedent for this--back in the 1980s, the Executor was marketed simply as "Darth Vader's Star Destroyer," IIRC. Maybe it's similar thinking that 'slave' is too grim a term to use for marketing to kids, although given what they're being taught as history, that's tough to square.

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Re: Disney asked designers to rename the new Lego Star War Slave 1.
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2021, 02:53:00 PM »
Or they could be preparing a contest to suggest the new name for the Slave 1 as a promotional stunt.

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Re: Disney asked designers to rename the new Lego Star War Slave 1.
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2021, 05:27:54 PM »
Now it's just 'Boba Fett's Starship'.

Sigh. Some days I can't tell if these people are running a grift, or if they really are so pathetically thin skinned that the mere mention of slavery makes them cry and crawl into a carton of ice cream.

 There is some level of precedent for this--back in the 1980s, the Executor was marketed simply as "Darth Vader's Star Destroyer," IIRC. Maybe it's similar thinking that 'slave' is too grim a term to use for marketing to kids, although given what they're being taught as history, that's tough to square.
Hilarious when you consider how frequently people though his ship was the Execute-er (a sloppy saying of executioner) and have no idea what executor means.

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Re: Disney asked designers to rename the new Lego Star War Slave 1.
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2021, 06:42:50 PM »
Now it's just 'Boba Fett's Starship'.

Sigh. Some days I can't tell if these people are running a grift, or if they really are so pathetically thin skinned that the mere mention of slavery makes them cry and crawl into a carton of ice cream.

 There is some level of precedent for this--back in the 1980s, the Executor was marketed simply as "Darth Vader's Star Destroyer," IIRC. Maybe it's similar thinking that 'slave' is too grim a term to use for marketing to kids, although given what they're being taught as history, that's tough to square.
Hilarious when you consider how frequently people though his ship was the Execute-er (a sloppy saying of executioner) and have no idea what executor means.
Not sloppy, just archaic. So there's a good chance it was deliberate. But definitely agree most fans were unaware and probably just thought it sounded right.