He ‘actually’ acts that way to subtlety mock the fans/Friends of Figment that complained & “made a big stink” about the 1st redo. Hence why the whole message is that “Imagination is turning your thinking upside down” and why the sign outside is identical to Tiki Room: Under New Management. It’s practically the same attraction but with reverse roles. Have the old character/fans be the annoying interference rather than the new characters/IP. Pretty petty & pathetic, isn’t it?Figment only acts the way he does in the current ride because he hated the second version as much as everyone else did and is calling out Nigel Channing on his bullcrap. So long as the fourth version doesn't have Nigel Channing in it, I think we'll be okay.
Anyway, considering most of the merchandise is very clearly inspired or themed off elements of the original attraction. I’m pretty sure they won’t have him act like he does in the ‘02/current one again. Also, pretty redundant these days to use the Honey I Shrunk/Medfield College IP since those movies are practically irrelevant now. Not to mention, they have nothing to do with the creative process (then again, neither does the current ride. Lmao! It’s about sensory perception, not imagination)