Article Archive for 11 July 2008

CARS & NASCAR – 50th Anniversary of ‘The King’
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Posted in Advertising, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Media, Sports, Toys, TV on 11 July 2008
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Nice story in Yahoo Sports – appropriately entitled, “Forever The King” Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: The Al Oft Blimp Of It All
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Posted in Advertising, Checklist, collecting, Film, Financial, Gadgets, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 11 July 2008
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We sort of covered the scale of the Al Oft the Blimp (& Dinoco Helicopter) but it’s time to update the info. Reader SH points out there are some inflatable GOODYEAR blimps on eBay and asks if they are to scale … but also note that Al Oft is coming in a giant version (like […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: The Mattel Collector’s Club
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Posted in Advertising, CARS, Checklist, collecting, Film, Financial, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, TV on 11 July 2008
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Yes, Mattel is launching a Collector’s Club … as Juicy Bling Barbie might say – “We’re not just for kids anymore!” I guess the days of selling Girl Scout cookies and pet grooming are so over for Barbie … (AS IF!) And so, we move onto the next phase of CARS collecting … Movie Moments […]

Creepiest Candy EVER
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Posted in Advertising, Food, Marketing on 11 July 2008
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Okay, this photo doesn’t do justice to how creepy it is but then I would have to buy the candy – encouraging them to make more. No, they are not brown fuzzy cotton balls … they are brown fuzzy candy with antenna & covered in white spores (er – sugar dust?). Kids, what you want […]