So, ThinkGeek — when are you going to get figurines and/or other merchandise from the new Ghostbusters movie? (the 2016 version, just to be perfectly clear — http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1289401/).
As much as I love the original GB, I also love the new GB movie. I have a lot of #GeekPride, but I’m also a girl. So the question is, do you think my #GeekPride is as important as the #GeekPride of your other customers?
In other words, should I purchase all those non-Ghostbusters items in my cart right now? Or go find them at other stores and just forget about the ThinkGeek exclusives?
Because I’ve already bought some new GB stuff from Target and Amazon, and I’m pretty sure I’ve seen new GB stuff at Barnes & Noble. So I know the stuff is out there, and I know you’ve chosen not to carry it. No amount of #GeekPoints or #GeekPride buttons will make up for that.
I’ve bought a fair amount of stuff from ThinkGeek over the years, but let me make myself perfectly clear — I love you, but I’m not in love with you. I’m totally still seeing other retailers.
And if you’re a fellow geek who gets mad about my comments and you decide that you want to hack me, please don’t bother — I’m already locked out of most of my accounts after various other people were offended by this blog. So, message already recieved, thanks.
And I still like the new GB, even if you don’t like me. I’ve seen GB (2016) twice, and all of the original Ghostbusters actors still living made cameos — so I think they liked the new movie too.
In other words — back off, man. I’m a library scientist… (By which I mean I have an undergrad degree in bio and a master’s degree in information studies).
I buy a lot of geeky stuff. And I’m gonna buy it from companies that consider young unmarried women to be an important demographic.
P.S. To Target, tell your analytics folks that their algorithm can’t tell the difference between a young Mom and a nerdy bachelorette Auntie, even though I have a RedCard, so I know you have full access to all my data. I’m an Auntie, so Power of Habit or not — I don’t need your darn Similac samples. Thanks!
P.P.S. This is my first blog post written on a smartphone — because yes, I’m so annoyed at you that I will hunt and peck on the world’s tiniest screen keyboard. The inspiration? The smarmy email I got from ThinkGeek just now telling me I should buy the items sitting in my cart because “I deserve it.” You used the word “deserve” AND made an LOTR joke in the same marketing email. It’s like you’ve never even read LOTR (http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/471515-many-that-live-deserve-death-and-some-that-die-deserve).