Besides the fact that there "they've been making LOTR toys for decades" is inaccurate? My other point was that compared to HG Wells' and Jules Verne's bigger genre works - which are over 100 years old - 23 years isn't all that long. I think fantasy entertainment has been around a lot longer than LOTR and Narnia (which are basically the same era, Tolkien and Lewis were even contemporaries, co-workers, and friends), even Mark Twain wrote a little fantasy.Originally posted by Wolfwood319
So, what's your point?
I don't count the Hobbit, the flavor is vastly different since it was created as a children's story with a different flavor and feel. I have heard Tolkien created it by telling a story for his own kids that he would build. Plus, another reason I wouldn't count it is that it took nearly an entire generation to get them out to the public... hmm, where else have I heard of that though?Originally posted by bigbarada
If you count The Hobbit into the LOTR picture, then the story was around 40 years before SW. The Hobbit was published in 1937, it took Tolkien 17 years to write the sequel because of a minor, little inconvenience called WW2.
I've been told Tolkien took so long to write LOTR because he was meticulous about every single detail being perfect, stuff like word usage and historical background he would spend months on.
One question BB, aren't you the person who doesn't like the Force aspects of Star Wars and the lightsabers?
ManCan, perhaps you could edit your statement to "there will never be a licensed figure line more popular than SW", since part of the longevity of Barbie, Hot Wheels, and GI Joe is the fact that Mattel and Hasbro don't have to pay licensing fees on those lines which allows them greater marketing risks.