Quoted from arcyallen:
I'm curious: What do you all think of the Willie Wonka movie? I generally don't care much about the themes for my pins (I have zero interest in soccer but love my World Cup Soccer), but I know the Wonka theme definitely pulls me in. It's like playing a giant adult Fisher Price toy on steroids.
Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is a Top 3 movie for me. You?
(and if you have to ask which Wonka movie I'm referring to, we can't be friends)
I had always told my wife I would someday order some game NIB. When I saw the Wonka reveal, I called on the first day and ordered one, something I thought I would never do (buying an NIB without playing it first). I knew it would be good coming from JJP, and the theme was perfect for me, so I just did it.
I saw WW in the theaters as a kid. We even got a little cardboard Wonka factory that had supplies (wrappers, molds, etc) to make wonka bars. I don't know if that was a giveaway or if my mom purchased it. My best friend's brother still has his in tact, sprinkles in the packages, etc.
The movie is classic to me, I had read the books prior to seeing it also which probably contributed. I still love the movie, one of the few that I don't grow tired of seeing periodically.
Someone else commented on wishing "Brat" hadn't been removed. I thought early on I would try to modify code and add it back, but it turns out to not be very easy due to the encryption dongle used.
Nostalgia is clearly why things are themed the way they are, go for the people who have fond memories and are at a point in their life where they might be able to afford such a luxury. I can't remember exactly what I said when ordering, but told Jen (Jack's daughter) something like "I see what you are doing here", and she was like "of course : )"