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News Buzzy’s been stolen?

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tissandtully

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I have been reluctant to post this as I didn't want to oust my sources, but I just had to put something in. You all are missing the most obvious explanation of what happened that explains it all...

An imaginer had a great solution for a project in the WOL pavilion that was presented to Bob Iger. It only had a hint of IP, but surprisingly, Bob really thought it was the perfect plan and brought in execs to explore the plan further. In the end, Bob said it cost too much money to move Buzzy and a few other props and canceled any further action. It left many imagineers furious.

So they came up with a plan that they thought would solve it. What if they got a someone to steal Buzzy? It is believed that Joe Roehde was even consulted on this, and a plan was established. They convinced some individuals from Archives that Bob had plans to completely destroy Buzzy as he hated everything to do with Epcot and what it once stood for. It had them nervous to lose such a piece of history that they actually went to BDD and Matt Sonswa to work together, to create the great Buzzy Caper. They convinced them that even if they were caught, they would get a million hits on youtube as a result, making them legendary.

The plan was that they would steal pieces of Buzzy slowly overtime. BDD would sell the pieces back to individuals from archives on the black web. They started with the clothes, but the plan was accelerated when a few Disney mega fans caught wind that supposedly Bob Iger was going to destroy Buzzy, and they were planning their own 3 man heist. BDD and Matt didn't want to lose out, so they hastily rushed the stealing of Buzzy, forgetting to collect a "ransom" from archives as all they could imagine was them becoming the greatest youtube legends ever.

Very little has come out because Disney is trying to negotiate with them the movie rights, as they think this could be the greatest franchise ever. And does anybody really think they would let these two so easily explore so many things...they had vision, box office dollars.
Boooooo
 

DisneyExpert

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What value might that be? Whether good old Buzzy was sitting there in his perch like that for the past 12 years or archived, there is no value unless someone is willing to pay it and/or Disney is willing to sell it. If Disney had attached any monetary value to it, believe me it would have been behind locked doors 12 years ago. Sentimental is one thing, but, people that operate Theme parks that require replacing old with new cannot have the luxury of sentiment unless they see a huge financial gain. The only guaranteed value it has is what they can get for scrap iron unless they are willing to sell it. Which apparently they were not. But, we have no idea what happened to it, and I will bet that we never will. If we do, I will be completely surprised.
I try really hard not to reply to your posts anymore, but since you continue to insist on posting walls and walls of text about how little you care about this, I thought I'd point out that the police report states that the clothing that Buzzy wore allegedly sold for $8,000.00. You may not care about things like this, but many people do..

Your post also seems to show a complete lack of understanding of the function of the Archives, which basically exists solely to preserve items of great sentimental value to the company. The piece of "scrap iron" in question was literally tagged for eventual transfer to the Archives; likely why he had been recently restored.
 
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My95cobras

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Whoever it was, they have reproductive organs made out of titanium.
No... just a very small brain.

I don’t see why someone would find this to be an act of courage... he’s not saving lives or documenting war zones and atrocities. Do you call someone breaking into a business or home ballsy? No. You call them criminals.

it’s a dangerous, selfish and juvenile stunt that puts other people’s safety in jeopardy.

When he does get hurt or killed, let’s see what his ‘supporters’ have to say then.
 
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draybook

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No... just a very small brain.

I don’t see why someone would find this to be an act of courage... he’s not saving lives or documenting war zones and atrocities. Do you call someone breaking into a business or home ballsy? No. You call them criminals.

it’s a dangerous, selfish and juvenile stunt that puts other people’s safety in jeopardy.

When he does get hurt or killed, let’s see what his ‘supporters’ have to say then.

Calm down, sparky. I never equated this guy to Dan Rather or Audie Murphy. There's a difference between courage and nerve. Whoever took this video had nerve. It didn't put anyone in jeopardy except for himself. And if he gets hurt or killed, I'm assuming that all of us will continue working, paying bills and moving on with life. Could you be more dramatic about this?
 
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marni1971

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Calm down, sparky. I never equated this guy to Dan Rather or Audie Murphy. There's a difference between courage and nerve. Whoever took this video had nerve. It didn't put anyone in jeopardy except for himself. And if he gets hurt or killed, I'm assuming that all of us will continue working, paying bills and movign on with life. Could you be more dramatic about this?
Stupidity?
 

SoupBone

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Well I just hope that whoever has Buzzy, they preserve him and keep him intact. Maybe he's better off wherever he is.
 
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