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Author Topic: Was the Everlasting Gobstopper the least interesting Invention?  (Read 15448 times)

Neonivek

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Re: Was the Everlasting Gobstopper the least interesting Invention?
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2012, 11:36:51 pm »

Also, at no point was the competition trying to steal anything anyway.

Well yes Wonka controls him and likely owns the rival company as well.

Which also means Wonka has an illegal monopoly.
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Re: Was the Everlasting Gobstopper the least interesting Invention?
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2012, 12:04:19 am »

Not that that has ever stopped real-world industrialists.
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Re: Was the Everlasting Gobstopper the least interesting Invention?
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2012, 12:04:51 am »

Also, at no point was the competition trying to steal anything anyway.

Well yes Wonka controls him and likely owns the rival company as well.

Which also means Wonka has an illegal monopoly.
Let's be realistic here; there is no way Wonka is sane enough to actually exploit an advantage like that.
His goal from the outset was to tempt the children into a dangerous situation.
You are now aware that Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory is actually an allegory for Hell and human sins.

Or perhaps more literal than allegorical, if you consider the Tunnel Scene.
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Re: Was the Everlasting Gobstopper the least interesting Invention?
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2012, 12:09:51 am »

My beef with Everlasting Gobstoppers is they keep getting smaller. I used to have some comparison ones from various gobstopper boxes over the course of ~10 years, since they're like my second favorite candy ever. The ones from the early 00's are about twice the size of the ones you buy today.
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Re: Was the Everlasting Gobstopper the least interesting Invention?
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2012, 12:52:19 am »

You can still find the giant jawbreakers at least in some candy stores in malls. Although, I sorta prefer the megaton atomic fireball (giant jawbreaker version of the fiery delicious cinnamon treat), although those have been tougher to find lately; but if you can find them, try them out if you think you can handle it.

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Re: Was the Everlasting Gobstopper the least interesting Invention?
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2012, 02:00:30 am »

I was always afraid of giant jawbreakers, myself. I would imagine getting them past my teeth but being unable to properly breath or take it back out, and I would just be stuck like that with no way out.
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Re: Was the Everlasting Gobstopper the least interesting Invention?
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2012, 02:02:59 am »

I was always afraid of giant jawbreakers, myself. I would imagine getting them past my teeth but being unable to properly breath or take it back out, and I would just be stuck like that with no way out.
I've always wondered if someone has dreamt of making a large candy company just so they can make jawbreakers that closely match the diameter of the throat of a human child.
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Re: Was the Everlasting Gobstopper the least interesting Invention?
« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2012, 02:04:28 am »

You can still find the giant jawbreakers at least in some candy stores in malls.
Oh yeah, I've eaten a couple of those. Things are bigger than a baseball and are pure crystallized sugar. Takes months to eat.
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Re: Was the Everlasting Gobstopper the least interesting Invention?
« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2012, 08:07:17 pm »

I was always afraid of giant jawbreakers, myself. I would imagine getting them past my teeth but being unable to properly breath or take it back out, and I would just be stuck like that with no way out.
I've always wondered if someone has dreamt of making a large candy company just so they can make jawbreakers that closely match the diameter of the throat of a human child.
That is possibly one of the most disturbing things I have seen on Bay12.
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« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2012, 08:21:06 pm »

Not only was it the least interesting, it made no business sense either. I mean, how much are people willing to pay for that? Certainly less than selling a few candies over an entire year. I wouldn't really want a Gobstopper either, since you have to keep it somewhere clean and candy is really not worth that effort.
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Re: Was the Everlasting Gobstopper the least interesting Invention?
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2012, 09:45:11 pm »

I was always afraid of giant jawbreakers, myself. I would imagine getting them past my teeth but being unable to properly breath or take it back out, and I would just be stuck like that with no way out.
I've always wondered if someone has dreamt of making a large candy company just so they can make jawbreakers that closely match the diameter of the throat of a human child.
That is possibly one of the most disturbing things I have seen on Bay12.
Most disturbing, eh?
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Re: Was the Everlasting Gobstopper the least interesting Invention?
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2012, 12:55:24 am »

His goal from the outset was to tempt the children into a dangerous situation.

Honestly, I thought training monkeys to deshell nuts and not eat them is pretty damn impressive, though they were replaced with geese in the movie.

And Squirrels in the other movie... Which I thought was odd since... Squirrels don't live anywhere close to peanuts.

It was always squirrels. There were never any monkies.

Also, they're walnuts, not peanuts.
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Re: Was the Everlasting Gobstopper the least interesting Invention?
« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2012, 01:08:24 am »

you have to keep it somewhere clean and candy is really not worth that effort.
You... monstrous excuse of a human being!

Candy is always worth the effort. It's CANDY.
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Re: Was the Everlasting Gobstopper the least interesting Invention?
« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2012, 01:23:01 am »

I was always afraid of giant jawbreakers, myself. I would imagine getting them past my teeth but being unable to properly breath or take it back out, and I would just be stuck like that with no way out.
I've always wondered if someone has dreamt of making a large candy company just so they can make jawbreakers that closely match the diameter of the throat of a human child.
That is possibly one of the most disturbing things I have seen on Bay12.
Most disturbing, eh?
Didn't the movie Jawbreaker begin by accidentally killing someone via giant jawbreaker? Here's a lesson girls: don't befriend the types that would attempt a surprise party by staging a kidnapping and ducttaping a jawbreaker in your mouth and jamming you in the trunk of a car. A speedbump/pothole may make you accidentally swallow that thing.

I'm not exaggerating, that's how the movie begins, the girl's friends stage a kidnapping and accidentally kill her this way.
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Re: Was the Everlasting Gobstopper the least interesting Invention?
« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2012, 01:28:08 am »

Also, at no point was the competition trying to steal anything anyway.

Well yes Wonka controls him and likely owns the rival company as well.

Which also means Wonka has an illegal monopoly.
I think that the fact that he has a illegal monopoly is less concerning then the fact that he has a group of slaves that are never allowed to leave the factory working for him, and pays them in what is (to them), a highly addictive narcotic.

Not only was it the least interesting, it made no business sense either. I mean, how much are people willing to pay for that? Certainly less than selling a few candies over an entire year. I wouldn't really want a Gobstopper either, since you have to keep it somewhere clean and candy is really not worth that effort.
I imagine he could sell them as collector items, set the price at a few thousand each (or more), and only release a limited amount per year/per flavor.

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