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post Sep 3 2017, 10:45 PM
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a sequel that took them into the young adult life.


That's what I'd like to see. Instead of balancing their spy jobs with school, they would have to balance it with work and relationships.

As much as I like Jerry, he might have retired by now so maybe Sam would take over his role while still being able to help out on missions sometimes?

IIRC Clover wants to be a fashion designer so maybe she would end up moving to NYC or Paris or Milan?

One or more of them might want to get married and have kids (though of course I'd be happiest if their relationships were all yuri).

In general the girls would have to work at staying close as they inevitably grow apart into their individual adult lives. (IIRC, in "Futureshock" Alex thought it was cool they were still living together in 2025 whereas Clover was appalled they were 30something and still single.) It would be nice if they could stay as close forever as they were in high school, but I think real life is not like that, plus having them grow apart a bit would introduce more dramatic potential.

As long as I'm wishing, it would also be nice to have ongoing story arcs and character/relationship development as opposed to the more self-contained/static nature of the original show (I suppose what I'm asking for is getting into 90210 territory, which I never watched).

On a side note, I've noticed a lot of products aimed at those of us who grew up in the 80s and 90s (for example, making-of books about Masters of the Universe/She-Ra, TMNT, etc., reprints and replicas of long-discontinued comics and toys, etc.) However when I look on Amazon for TS stuff, about all I can find are DVDs of the first three seasons with no extras. It almost seems like the series has to age a little more before it gets that kind of nostalgia treatment : ( I was surprised to find that (as far as I can see) TS doesn't seem to have been made to sell action figures or other toys, since that was so common with all the cartoons I grew up with.
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post Sep 3 2017, 11:39 PM
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TS doesn't seem to have been made to sell action figures or other toys, since that was so common with all the cartoons I grew up with.


There were some dolls, but so few of them were made, they may as well have never existed at all. I've certainly never seen them anywhere. There was more TS merchandise in Europe, where the show made more money I think (although it did pull in big ratings in 2004 until Cartoon Network decided to give it the bastard step-child treatment). You can probably still find the video games that were made though. Only one of them didn't make it to the US I think.





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post Sep 4 2017, 06:16 AM
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TS doesn't seem to have been made to sell action figures or other toys, since that was so common with all the cartoons I grew up with.


There were some dolls, but so few of them were made, they may as well have never existed at all. I've certainly never seen them anywhere. There was more TS merchandise in Europe, where the show made more money I think (although it did pull in big ratings in 2004 until Cartoon Network decided to give it the bastard step-child treatment). You can probably still find the video games that were made though. Only one of them didn't make it to the US I think.


Yes I've seen the Clover and Alex dolls on Amazon for $120 and $140 respectively, but they don't look much like the characters IMO.

It looks like there was another set made in France. As you say that's probably a better place to look for merchandise.

I tried figurerealm but oddly found nothing there.

I'm a little more interested in some of the comics I've seen scanned here (example), as they look like they're drawn in a style that's very close to the cartoon, which is rarity in the fandoms I'm familiar with.

I also note there seem to be at least three distinct art styles used in their merchandising. Some of the products appear to just use art lifted from the show, some give them a (IMO) slightly more masculine look, and some give them a kind of stylized cutesy look that I kinda like.
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post Sep 4 2017, 09:11 AM
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Some of the products appear to just use art lifted from the show, some give them a (IMO) slightly more masculine look, and some give them a kind of stylized cutesy look that I kinda like.


The first one is from the character design style they used from Season 3 to 5. The cutesy stylized look was used in a lot of non-cartoon promo stuff early on. The comics, which re-adapt episodes, has a style similar to that (but not exactly). They were originally published in Totally Spies Magazine (which I think was only sold in French speaking countries in Europe) and then later re-printed in book format in the US (although I've never seen them anywhere other than online).





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I would love to see Alex turn evil in a 3 part episode. Like, she can be swayed by a handsome villian. (she'll be on the good side again at the end of part 3.)

I would love for Alex to have a steady boyfriend for a couple of episodes

And some adult themes
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post Nov 5 2018, 06:00 AM
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QUOTE (amysorel12 @ Nov 2 2018, 04:30 PM) *
I would love to see Alex turn evil in a 3 part episode. Like, she can be swayed by a handsome villian. (she'll be on the good side again at the end of part 3.)

I would love for Alex to have a steady boyfriend for a couple of episodes

And some adult themes


Interesting. Thanks for the post. Good to have show discussion going!

Martin Mystery would be a great match for her imo- they hit it off in the crossover.

Adult themes would be unique- can't remember a show going from kid friendly to that.
Personally, I want it to stay kid friendly for wider appeal.
(Actually introduced the kids I nanny to it a few months ago) It's been a blast picking out eps. (and the movie) for them to enjoy. tongue.gif




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QUOTE (jettmanas @ Nov 4 2018, 11:00 PM) *
QUOTE (amysorel12 @ Nov 2 2018, 04:30 PM) *
I would love to see Alex turn evil in a 3 part episode. Like, she can be swayed by a handsome villian. (she'll be on the good side again at the end of part 3.)

I would love for Alex to have a steady boyfriend for a couple of episodes

And some adult themes


Interesting. Thanks for the post. Good to have show discussion going!

Martin Mystery would be a great match for her imo- they hit it off in the crossover.

Adult themes would be unique- can't remember a show going from kid friendly to that.
Personally, I want it to stay kid friendly for wider appeal.
(Actually introduced the kids I nanny to it a few months ago) It's been a blast picking out eps. (and the movie) for them to enjoy. tongue.gif


Okay then...skip the mature themes...maybe some serious plots would be nice. Oh, and keep the same art style maybe from season 3 to 4. Oh, and I would like for Alex to be charmed by a handsome evil villian then along the line, she realizes what she's doing is wrong. Lol.
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QUOTE (amysorel12 @ Nov 6 2018, 08:12 AM) *
QUOTE (jettmanas @ Nov 4 2018, 11:00 PM) *
QUOTE (amysorel12 @ Nov 2 2018, 04:30 PM) *
I would love to see Alex turn evil in a 3 part episode. Like, she can be swayed by a handsome villian. (she'll be on the good side again at the end of part 3.)

I would love for Alex to have a steady boyfriend for a couple of episodes

And some adult themes


Interesting. Thanks for the post. Good to have show discussion going!

Martin Mystery would be a great match for her imo- they hit it off in the crossover.

Adult themes would be unique- can't remember a show going from kid friendly to that.
Personally, I want it to stay kid friendly for wider appeal.
(Actually introduced the kids I nanny to it a few months ago) It's been a blast picking out eps. (and the movie) for them to enjoy. tongue.gif


Okay then...skip the mature themes...maybe some serious plots would be nice. Oh, and keep the same art style maybe from season 3 to 4. Oh, and I would like for Alex to be charmed by an handsome evil villian then along the line, she realizes what she's doing is wrong. Lol.


I vote in favor of adult themes. lol All the people who still remember TS are pretty much adults by now anyways.

Sam and Clover have both had episodes like that, but not Alex so far as far as I know.





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Alex being swayed by an handsome vilain or as I mentionned way earlier in the case of Britney, act as a vilain to do a undercover mission like Sam did in season 5.

I'd like to see Martin Mystery returning for another episode too and while we're at it, let's get Diana joining as well. smile.gif
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QUOTE (amysorel12 @ Nov 3 2018, 01:30 AM) *
I would love to see Alex turn evil in a 3 part episode. Like, she can be swayed by a handsome villian. (she'll be on the good side again at the end of part 3.)

I would love for Alex to have a steady boyfriend for a couple of episodes

And some adult themes

Nice ideias!

If I'm allowed to expand your thoughts, maybe we could consider a scenario in which that handsome villain is actually disguised as Alex's boyfriend.

This guy could be responsible not only to turn Alex a Brainwashed and Crazy, Blood Knight supervillain (in the same sense as Clover became The Dragon to Geraldine in S.3 Super Agent Much?), but he could also have a secret agenda to destroy the spies and to get revenge against WOOHP (he could be an employee who was kicked out from WOOHP due to some kind of evil deed, pretty much like Tim Scam).


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QUOTE (amysorel12 @ Nov 6 2018, 08:12 AM) *
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QUOTE (amysorel12 @ Nov 2 2018, 04:30 PM) *
I would love to see Alex turn evil in a 3 part episode. Like, she can be swayed by a handsome villian. (she'll be on the good side again at the end of part 3.)

I would love for Alex to have a steady boyfriend for a couple of episodes

And some adult themes


Interesting. Thanks for the post. Good to have show discussion going!

Martin Mystery would be a great match for her imo- they hit it off in the crossover.

Adult themes would be unique- can't remember a show going from kid friendly to that.
Personally, I want it to stay kid friendly for wider appeal.
(Actually introduced the kids I nanny to it a few months ago) It's been a blast picking out eps. (and the movie) for them to enjoy. tongue.gif


Okay then...skip the mature themes...maybe some serious plots would be nice. Oh, and keep the same art style maybe from season 3 to 4. Oh, and I would like for Alex to be charmed by an handsome evil villian then along the line, she realizes what she's doing is wrong. Lol.


I vote in favor of adult themes. lol All the people who still remember TS are pretty much adults by now anyways.

Sam and Clover have both had episodes like that, but not Alex so far as far as I know.

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