An examination of the culture behind the MLPFiM fandom

Coming to Conclusions

So, now that you know the elements of a good fanbase, can we use this for other shows? There probably aren’t many companies who would be willing to even try, as there is a lot of work that has gone into this, and in return Hasbro has so far only gotten less control over the fanbase and an uncertain monetary return. I don’t believe we’ll see another success of this magnitude by taking this approach, simply because by the time the final results are in, the rules will effectively have changed.

Still, even if other companies may not be willing to take such an approach with their communities, the fundamentals of characterization and music remain. Certainly merely duplicating the MLPFiM is not necessarily the best plan, but these are elements virtually any show will need if it wishes to become a classic.


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