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Old 03-10-2007, 10:48 AM   #1
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Limited Edition Ideas?

In this thread I came up with the idea of a Limited Edition of Grim Fandango for it's 10th year anniversary. What would you like to see in a LE? It has to be feasible.

I personally would like:
- a map of Rubacava
- a map of El Marrow
- action figures of Manny, Meche, Glottis, Lola, Domino, Hector, Nick, Sal, Eva (although that may be a bit too much). Well, not action figures, more just.. figures. Don't know what to call them in English
- a huge 2m x 1m poster of an image like this one
- a coffee mug from the end of the world
- ...

Anyone got more ideas? Don't know what the price will do.. but that doesn't really matter. The possibility that there will be a LE is almost zero, but we can always dream..


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Old 03-11-2007, 06:20 PM   #2
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In this thread I came up with the idea of a Limited Edition of Grim Fandango for it's 10th year anniversary. What would you like to see in a LE? It has to be feasible.

I personally would like:
- a map of Rubacava
- a map of El Marrow
- action figures of Manny, Meche, Glottis, Lola, Domino, Hector, Nick, Sal, Eva (although that may be a bit too much). Well, not action figures, more just.. figures. Don't know what to call them in English
- a huge 2m x 1m poster of an image like this one
- a coffee mug from the end of the world
- ...

Anyone got more ideas? Don't know what the price will do.. but that doesn't really matter. The possibility that there will be a LE is almost zero, but we can always dream..
I'd love to see maps of every place in the game. Some 'figures' too and.... I don't know really. I think what you've just said would be awesome so i agree with you.
Anyway, if a 10 years LE of GF comes out, no matter if it has all that or just a pic of Manny on it, I'll be VERY happy of seeing GF is out to the market again, opening new possibilities to a GF 2
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Old 03-11-2007, 07:55 PM   #3
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An A-Z of Grim Fandango booklet, like the kind of size book you get with the PC version of San Andreas.

Failing that, a small leaflet like you get with some DVD's advertising new releases and such, which simply states:

"Grim Fandango II - Coming Soon"


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Old 03-12-2007, 02:35 AM   #4
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I'd like to have an enormous artbook with concept art from all stages of production and explanations. For example, there must have been earlier designs for many of the characters, and I'd like to see those and the reasons they were abandoned. I'd also love to read a detailed description of the writing process and how the plot and dialogue were put together. There must be characters and plot elements that didn't make it to the game, and perhaps the ending was something else in the first stages of production.

In other words, a very detailed "Making of Grim Fandango" book would be perfect.


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Old 03-15-2007, 01:19 PM   #5
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I would really like a copy of the poster outside the Blue Casket, the one with the woman holding up a sword, it's just....awesome.

oh and maybe an ashtray with the four band players, that would be great even though I don't smoke.
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Old 03-15-2007, 10:37 PM   #6
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An album with the soundtrack performed by the London Symphony Orchestra


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Old 03-16-2007, 12:26 PM   #7
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Old 03-16-2007, 03:01 PM   #8
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I would love a re-release of the game with a new cover with definitely most of the above
-Cast Poster
-Original Soundtrack
-A book containing production diaries and concept art, with game guide
-A GF Coffee Mug

Personally, though this would probably be way too much- replica costumes and props of the characters such as Manny's suit, scythe, etc, etc.


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Old 03-16-2007, 03:29 PM   #9
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How about a Grim Fandango theme park where you can take the four year journey and meet all the characters?


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Old 03-17-2007, 12:59 AM   #10
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...that would be .... amazing....wow....
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Old 03-17-2007, 05:13 AM   #11
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you would need a big box for that hehe
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Old 03-18-2007, 07:20 AM   #12
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Old 03-18-2007, 02:15 PM   #13
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That's what we should give him


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Old 03-20-2007, 12:59 PM   #14
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Heck, I'd buy anything to do with Grim Fandango. Even if it was just the button from Curse of Monkey Island that said 'Ask me about Grim Fandango'. I'd love one of those
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Old 03-20-2007, 02:45 PM   #15
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Haha oh yeah this wud actually rock, im working on Grim Fandango Maps as we speak anyway..


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Old 03-20-2007, 03:12 PM   #16
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Since LucasArts isn't co-operating, we need to make our own merchandise. I'm currently working on a big Manny pillow, but it's going very slowly (not enough time to concentrate).

What will your maps be like, stewlil?


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Old 03-20-2007, 05:19 PM   #17
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Put me down for one of those pillows. The maps sound like a great idea. I'd like some sort of guide to the Land of the Dead like was at the back of the guide that originally came with the game except enlarged. Also how about spare cases because despite my best attempts mines getting a little tattered. Its nearly ten yrs old for christs sake, I'm just not that responsible.
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Old 03-20-2007, 08:05 PM   #18
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Haha oh yeah this wud actually rock, im working on Grim Fandango Maps as we speak anyway..
That sounds like a darn good idea I did do a map of Rubacava, since I thought its the only place in GF that has enough in it to make a fairly decent map, but I lost it

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Old 03-22-2007, 04:05 PM   #19
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Well do be honest, i was only making them to throw in with a walkthrough i was still to write and they are pretty terrible and out of proportion, but nothing a bit of photoshop cant fix! I worked through the game and have done everything up to rubacava, im putting in character locations and items and stuff but if u wanted me to steer it away from a walkthrough idea and a detailed project its no problem.


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Old 03-27-2007, 01:39 PM   #20
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An Artbook like VampireNaomi says would be great.
They could make a better render of the game. Improve it a little bit. After all we're on 2007.
Also, I would love the mural that it's on the train station - wich tells the whole story - as a poster.
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Old 04-07-2007, 11:03 AM   #21
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I've made iron on tee shirts before, but There should be official tee shirts, dont you agree. A theme park...... I'd be there the day it opened!


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Old 04-07-2007, 11:41 AM   #22
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I've already said this a couple of times, long ago, but all I want, and all I ask from a re-release of GF, is that they let you go to Puerto Zapato and to the festival at El Marrow. Not even new adventures, but just new rooms, or parts of cities we couldn't see before, would be amazing. But, yeah, that must be quite impossible.
I had some other interesting idea around, but I can't seem to remember it now.

Anyway, other than that, I pretty much agree with everything said

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Old 04-07-2007, 08:45 PM   #23
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Figures would be awesome. I'd also like to see a lithograph of some of the characters...but oh well, we can dream.



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Old 04-08-2007, 02:20 PM   #24
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You asked for action figures? Well, it looks like someone did it!

I wish I was that good at stuff like that.


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Old 04-09-2007, 12:09 AM   #25
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If that was the quality of the action figures...I think I'd pass...just doesn't look like Manny...and I Manny doesn't look like the kind of guy that would smoke a cigar...but that's just me...it's pretty good otherwise...and yea...I'm definitely not saying that I could do better...b/c I can't...



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Old 04-09-2007, 01:24 AM   #26
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If that was the quality of the action figures...I think I'd pass...just doesn't look like Manny...and I Manny doesn't look like the kind of guy that would smoke a cigar...but that's just me...it's pretty good otherwise...and yea...I'm definitely not saying that I could do better...b/c I can't...
Well, Manny actually smokes when you are inactive for some time during the game.

About the figure, It looks really good..
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Old 04-09-2007, 10:28 AM   #27
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What, Manny smokes cigars in the game? It's not like I remember, though, of course. But, there's a difference between smoking cigars and cigaretts; the latters Manny utilizes all right. =)

'The Making of GF' is a fantastic idea, VampireNaomi. I agree totally. Anyway, just how exactly painful that would have been for LucasArts?
And I'd love a thick cool booklet, and, as El Virus (liu!!!) so desperately put it, a couple of new places to visit in-game.
Of course, it goes as given that the game itself 'd be re-released with some troubles (like elevator) patched up.

Okay, I really don't have any original ideas, I confess. Just too much free time.
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Okay, I really don't have any original ideas, I confess. Just too much free time.
So you only think about GF when you have free time? You're not a diehard then


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Old 04-09-2007, 08:47 PM   #29
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Hey, Frenkieee, that hurts. It's a serious accusation to make, you know?
But yeah, I guess, there is a couple of other things but GF I sometimes happen to think about. Shame on me!
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Well, Manny actually smokes when you are inactive for some time during the game.

About the figure, It looks really good..
No, I know that he smokes...but he doesn't smoke cigars in the game...it just seems unnatural to me...

And I mean...it looks great for fan art...but I dunno...just not to my liking...I'm just a perfectionist I guess...



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I've already said this a couple of times, long ago, but all I want, and all I ask from a re-release of GF, is that they let you go to Puerto Zapato and to the festival at El Marrow. Not even new adventures, but just new rooms, or parts of cities we couldn't see before, would be amazing. But, yeah, that must be quite impossible.
I had some other interesting idea around, but I can't seem to remember it now.

Anyway, other than that, I pretty much agree with everything said
Theyd have to record new voices and that if you wanted to examine things, and maybe some new characters.. more of the story explained etc. WHY DO PEOPLE HAVE TO MOVE ON!!!


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Old 06-04-2007, 11:13 AM   #32
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A re-release on the ds would be awesome. (but it would only be able to have like the first year and they would have to replace the cutscenes with those picture things, due to lack of space)


Wait, PSP would be able to hold GF, though!
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A re-release on the ds would be awesome. (but it would only be able to have like the first year and they would have to replace the cutscenes with those picture things, due to lack of space)


Wait, PSP would be able to hold GF, though!
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:56 AM   #34
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If Grim Fandango 2 isn't a possibility, I'd like to see a Tim Burton movie, or at least an updated version of GF, with modern graphics. Not much profit in the latter, I suppose... Same game, new look? It would come off as a scam, lol.

I guess the most realistic option that would be AWESOME is a novel, or series of novels that would continue the legacy of the GF storyline. Given the rich characters and settings, some very immersive books could be written.

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I guess the most realistic option that would be AWESOME is a novel, or series of novels that would continue the legacy of the GF storyline. Given the rich characters and settings, some very immersive books could be written.
That is AWESOME!

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Now that I'd like to see. GF novels, if done well, would be fantastic!
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hell, I'd be fine with a comic book. I wish someone some where would do one! Plus it would be a whole lot more colorful than a novel (literally speaking).
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I would love a comic book as well! As for novels, there's already a fan-written novelization and lots of fanfiction to be read.


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Old 08-03-2007, 10:31 PM   #39
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So far, I've been most satisfied with Nightlight production's radio shows, though it was getting weaker, especially after part 3. It may not have the graphics of a comic book, but voices and sound effects sure do a whole lot, and makes it easier if you want to do a GF movie of it later!
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