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What the hell is the fuss about Adventure Time and why is all the merchandise so bloody expensive?

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hallowisitmeyourelookingfor Thu 19-Dec-13 19:34:00

Thread title pretty much sums it up, just browsing online for a few last minute (twitch) stocking bits for the DDs. Everything is extortionate! And we really really don't need any more teddies. Even if it's disguised under the name 'plush'. Where did that name come from anyway? It seems that everything soft toy like is now a plush.

wonderingsoul Thu 19-Dec-13 19:36:54

ohh i know... mine love adventure time.. personally i think its odd strange and some times really creepy with adult induandos and not the funny ones.

for bidden plant have some nice stuff.. like christmas cards.

or wallet? or hat?

BiscuitsAreMyDownfall Thu 19-Dec-13 19:40:30

No idea what the fuss is at all. Its weird. My eldest two like it too. Along with The Regular Show and Gumball. I dont get any of them.

ApocalypseCheeseToastie Thu 19-Dec-13 19:43:51

Dd is banned from watching it as it was giving her strange's full of ott sexual innuendos too IMO.

The marvellous misadventures of flapjack and chowder are strange too, have yet to see any merchandise for them.

hallowisitmeyourelookingfor Thu 19-Dec-13 19:45:09

It is weird. I don't even understand most of it blush though I do only half listen to it while MNing.
I will have a look on Forbidden Planet, thankyou.
Never heard of the other programmes you mentioned Biscuits!

SantasComingEarlyHisSackIsFull Thu 19-Dec-13 19:45:47

I am a big fan of Adventure Time, Gumball and the Regular Show and I am an immature 41 year old. I like the fact that it is something that genuinely engages myself and the DCs (especially the 10 year old) and we can laugh together and bond over the stupidity silliness. I am juvenile though: I went to see Diary Of A Wimpy Kid at the cinema with the DCs and embarrassed myself by laughing louder than the kids.

I know what you mean about the merchandise though. I was too tight and only shelled out on a Lumpy Space Princess "Oh my Glob" badge in Forbidden Planet. Happy festive TV viewing, OP.

dobedobedo Thu 19-Dec-13 19:50:03

Oh I love adventure time, gumball and regular show! The toys are a bit over priced though. confused
I got ds the duvet set for Xmas, it looks awesome!

TheCrackFox Thu 19-Dec-13 19:53:18

The Regular Show can be quite funny and I like the amazing World of Gumball but I find Adventure Time quite creepy.

There is that king that keeps stealing princesses and one time he had several bits of princesses and had sewn them all together to make the perfect princess (she did the dishes for him IRRC) and I just thought "odd, seems a tad serial killer to me and strange story line for a children's programme."

The merchandise is probably expensive because the programme will never be mainstream.

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Thu 19-Dec-13 19:57:39

I love it grin

Best thing in telly, as well as Regular Show and Gumball.

Dd has a Lady Rainicorn scarf for Christmas from forbidden planet and a Guntar mug.

KinkyDoritowithfairylightson Thu 19-Dec-13 20:10:06

Internet for merchandise - it's more reasonable. Saw things in HMV and they were really expensive. I've also bought some of the graphic novels for DD and the first DVD boxet was recently released.

I get things from Amazon, keeping an eye on the price changes.

I love it too.

perplexedpirate Thu 19-Dec-13 20:37:35

It's awesome and I'm going to need a Lady Rainicorn scarf now!

Pagwatch Thu 19-Dec-13 20:41:04

I like it. And it has my fav line of the past year.

"you are so ugly that when you tried to enter an ugly competition they said 'sorry, no professionals '

Bwahahahaha <childish>

AmazingBouncingFerret Thu 19-Dec-13 20:41:38

I love it!

And the regular show. DH and I often ask each other to 'do me a solid'


Lovecat Thu 19-Dec-13 21:26:03

Oh, now I need a Lady Rainicorn scarf! Stop giving me the twitch when I've finished my Christmas shopping!

I've bought DD some Adventure Time pjs for Christmas Eve, they weren't too costly compared with Hello Kitty type stuff. Have seen some great Jake hats but we hate Jake in this house, he's a jerk, so no purchases made there.

I know what you mean re. the innuendo, thankfully it mostly flies over DD's head - I much prefer Regular Show but there's bugger all stuff to buy for that show (or Gumball). I love that Gary the immortal sounds like David Bowie. And Death appears to be married to Posh Spice.

Elsiequadrille Thu 19-Dec-13 23:12:13

We paid ridiculous price for teeny tiny Regular Show characters last year (stocking fillers). You seem to be able to find more merchandise over here now, last year we used as was more reasonably priced. Bought the LSP, Finn and Rainicorn plushes.

ILiveInAPineappleCoveredInSnow Thu 19-Dec-13 23:44:05

I must be really innocent naive because my ds1 watches AT and I have never noticed innuendo in it. I mainly just don't get what's going on......

Elsiequadrille Thu 19-Dec-13 23:45:07

Agree with that, Pineapple. Me too!

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Fri 20-Dec-13 10:03:31

Lady Rainicorn scarf 'Tis gorgeous.

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Fri 20-Dec-13 10:05:09

Does anyone else love Fiona and Cake more than Finn and Jake, or is that just me?

CMOTDibbler Fri 20-Dec-13 10:10:34

Ds loves Adventure time, but we've banned Regular show as dh and I both didn't like the attitudes in it

PixieBumbles Fri 20-Dec-13 10:39:28

I love Adventure Time! DH has being getting lots of not so subtle hints about buying me the Lady Rainicorn scarf for Christmas.

ZombieBelle Fri 20-Dec-13 11:00:38

Theres an Adventure time magazine in WH Smiths that would be a good stocking filler. I must admit, I'm a massive Fan of AT, so much so that I have a lumpy space princess tattoo, DH has a peppermint butler one!

hallowisitmeyourelookingfor Fri 20-Dec-13 11:30:32

Oh, loads of fans for AT! It's such a random programme isn't it?
I will get a magazine for one of the DDs and a little figure for the other.
Thankyou all smile

Pagwatch Fri 20-Dec-13 11:33:43

HMV have got great adventure time merchandise - mugs, t-shirts, back packs etc

BiscuitsAreMyDownfall Fri 20-Dec-13 12:29:12

Ive never noticed any innuendo in it either, but then again I switch off whenever its on.

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