Remember this? Seemed like a good start, didn’t it?
But now, three years later, Nick and JAKKS Pacific have pushed the pause button on Winx. There have been no new episodes on TV for four or five months; instead, we got an online “marathon.” JAKKS hasn’t made many dolls this year, and the Color Splash dolls they promised us for this month have been delayed. Indefinitely.
It makes me sad — and a little angry. I can’t help but wanna do something to try to change the show’s fate. I refuse to let it die like this.
Is this starting to sound familiar? Well, yeah, it is. I’m talking about another fan campaign. I wasn’t sure how to bring this up again — or if I should at all. In the past, some fans have shot down, laughed at, and even warned others against my ideas.
But I know if I believe this can work (and I do), I can’t listen to them. Nick and JAKKS are squandering this show’s potential. They might still believe there aren’t enough fans, and I wanna prove them wrong. I can’t do that by doing nothing.
I still think these campaigns haven’t worked because not enough fans have participated. That could be my fault. I keep focusing on one activity like writing a letter or email. What if someone’s not good at writing? What if they’re too busy? Or what if they don’t want to because they hate writing letters? (I’ll confess: I didn’t either. I forced myself since it was my idea.) If it feels like a hassle, no one will do it.
So, here’s my new idea: do whatever you want.
Pick something you’re good at, something you do for fun: making videos, drawing, singing, acting out scenes with your dolls (I’ve seen YouTube videos of that), etc. If you wanna write a letter, knock yourself out. Wanna make Winx jewelry and send it to Nick’s executives? Be my guest.
It doesn’t matter what you do. Just express yourself as a Winx fan, then show what you’ve done to Nick and JAKKS. Don’t think too hard about it. We’re just showing them how much we love this show. If you just wanna send a tweet or two, that’s fine, too.
Speaking of tweets, we need to choose a campaign hashtag. Here are a few ideas:
I like #SomethingTrulyMagical (hence the title of this post) since it’s their catchphrase for Winx Club. But it’s long, it doesn’t mention the name of the show, and it’s easy to misspell. Which one do you think would be best?
I hope more people will help this time. Please spread this post around!
*UPDATE* Just wanna clarify something. When I posted the list of hashtags, I wasn’t saying, “Use whichever one you want.” I need your help to narrow them down to one we’ll all use. Vote in the poll below: