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"I was going to make a joke about the Watchmen toaster but I just sat down and buried my face in my hands for 20 minutes" - Cameron Stewart

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This is why that doesn't bother me:

To be fair to DC Comics, this actually doesn't have too much to do with them; it's part of a line of Warner Bros. television and movie merchandise toasters coming out in September from Dynamic Forces, alongside toasters branded with logos and artwork from The Wizard of Oz, Friends, The Goonies and various other favorites.

Even though those novelty toasters are silly, to complain about this would be roughly equivalent to complaining about any other piece of Watchmen merchandise like T-shirts, water bottles, and boxers.

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People do tend to complain about those since the button thing in the eighties. And all the politics aside, why Watchmen? No one would be complaining about a Bat-Toaster or a Toaster of Steel. Hell, those are so Silver Age-y, I'd buy one. This kind of rampant consumer marketing of Watchmen seems exclusively made to piss off Alan Moore.

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I don't mind this. Is it silly? God yes but as Preston just said, no one would complain about a Batman Toaster. To me, The Wizard of Oz is more of a golden idol than Watchmen. If I were going to roll my eyes at something, it would be that. I just don't see what's the big deal unless you're Alan Moore. Then I guess you have the right to have a conniption or something.

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I don't find the idea itself overtly offensive. The timing, however, could not possibly be worse, with DC trying so hard to convince us that Before Watchmen isn't about the money.

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Seems like this was likely an exclusively WB thing, since DC doesn't have control over that division of WB anyway. It's not like Marvel and Disney where they actually, y'know, talk to each other and make things work.

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Aaron, that came out as more of a dig than I intended. I just find it hard to believe that someone at DC didn't suggest this.

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Aaron, that's like saying DC had nothing to do with the Watchmen movie, cause the movies division is an entirely different division of WB.

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According to the report, it's part of a much wider line that includes mostly non-DC properties, including Goonies. If it were a line entirely made up of DC properties, then yeah, it'd be easy to point the finger at DC and be done with it. But this is clearly a line meant to represent WB's history of films and various properties.

It's a reaction to the relatively small novelty toaster craze that mostly goes back to the Darth Vader toaster. Unless DC heard that WB was doing this line of toasters and specifically went and asked to have a Watchmen one made, it's unlikely that this in any way originates from DC. Also notice that it's not labeled "Before Watchmen" in any way; it's just imagery from the original story.

I could see DC giving approval for it if it were suggested to them, but given the nonsensicalness of it it makes more sense that it was added by WB to help expand the line, rather than the other way around.

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So in The Comedian comic:

Jackie Kennedy asks Eddie Blake to murder Marilyn Monroe to teach JFK a lesson. And Blake is in love with the Kennedys.

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I've actually been reading the first issues, purely because the only thing that could counteract my underlying opposition to this whole concept is my hunt for ordeals to put Chris through on Waiting for the Trade. Silk Spectre was probably the best so far.

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