Article Archive for March 2008

Mattel Speed Racer Movie Diecast Checklist 2008: Go, Speed Racer Go! (to the Store to Buy, Buy, Buy)
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Posted in Advertising, Checklist, comics, Marketing, Mattel, Toys on 9 March 2008
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Mattel is going to be crazy busy this summer with new movie launches. But in a way, Batman is easy – people pretty much just want the Batmobile – give it us in every scale and at every price point, we’re in. But Speed Racer beyond the Mach 5 is going to require a little […]

Mattel Disney Pixar Cars: CARS at Target
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Posted in Advertising, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Religion, Retail, Toys, TV on 8 March 2008
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Was at Target. Surprised, they’re actually overstocked with Pit Crew Guido’s … and lots of Wingo’s … here’s a box I predict will not sell very well … As we suspected, Chick is all outer shell with not much inside 🙂 I did find these for Easter … perfect for one MINI CAR and a […]

Frankford Make Your Own Candy Ice Cream: Perfect For This DIYer Generation
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Posted in Advertising, Design, Food, Gadgets, Marketing, Retail, Toys on 7 March 2008
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The Frankford ‘Make Your Own Gummy Candy Ice Cream’ kit is clearly the most elaborate and most awesome candy ever – perfect for this generation that wants everything their exact own way and DIYers … Sure, there’s plenty of candy choices where you buy it, unwrap it and stick it in your mouth … Yawn! […]

Disney Pixar CARS: The Art of CARS Live at the L.A. Petersen Automotive Museum
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Posted in Design, Film, Gadgets, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Toys, Travel on 5 March 2008
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© Copyright Disney/Pixar The great Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles will open the “The Art of Cars” starting on March 29, 2008 (and running ’til November 2, 2008). “The Art of Cars” exhibit includes more than 60 watercolor and pastel drawings, pencil and marker sketches, and a variety of three-dimensional pieces, including: •Life-size replicas […]

Producers, Option This!, #4: The Sea Will KILL!
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Posted in Advertising, Film, Internet, Marketing, Media, TV on 5 March 2008
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“Out of the darkness, a rumble grows. The water begins to vibrate. Suddenly, the prow of a massive ship splits the fog. Its steel hull rises seven stories above the water and stretches two football fields back into the night. A 15,683-horsepower engine roars through the holds, pushing 55,328 tons of steel. Crisp white capital […]

Mattel DC Comics Batman Diecast 2008 Checklist: Every Scale Known to Mankind …
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Posted in Advertising, Checklist, comics, Film, Gadgets, Marketing, Toys, TV on 4 March 2008
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After 40 years, the George Barris Batmobile from the 1966 TV series still RULES ALL. And in 2008, Mattel is going to deliver just about every version in every nearly every scale. I’m not normally a large-scale (1:24, 1:18) diecast collector but these all look blazing cool … The “regular/standard issue” 1:18 scale Batmobile (currently […]

Disney Pixar CARS 2: Sequel Coming in 2011 (Update Confirmed – 2012!)
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Posted in Advertising, Design, Film, Financial, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Media on 3 March 2008
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(OFFICIAL CARS2 LOGO – see new post) According to DarkHorizons.com, they are reporting that CARS 2 is coming 2011. “… the studio is filling up its schedule again with big sequels and franchise entries. Most exciting is that the studio plans to release a sequel to 80’s sci-fi classic “Tron” in Digital Disney 3D in […]

2-Pk Disney Cars Movie Moments On Sale at Target
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Toys on 3 March 2008
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Dropped in at the Target in the northern ‘burbs of Atlanta, Georgia to see if the peg warmers had any new company and noticed this: Looks like our little buddies are on sale through March 24th! At least in the Southeast part of the U.S……    Happy hunting everyone…

Hasbro Mighty Muggs Checklist: Star Wars, Marvel, Indiana Jones, GI Joe, & Transformers (Fall 2008 Update!)
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Posted in Advertising, Checklist, comics, Film, Marketing, Retail, Toys, TV on 3 March 2008
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Since we’re at a CARS lull, how about this 3 3/4″ Star Wars thing? It looks like if I start now, I’m exactly 17,452 figures away from a complete set … perhaps I should find an easier line to collect … Yes, it looks like Hasbro has launched yet another cool Star Wars line – […]

Mattel Disney Pixar Cars: Flo’s V8 Cafe Back on Sale (ONE WEEK)
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Posted in Advertising, Film, Gadgets, Internet, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 2 March 2008
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Good news for people in the U.S. – teeth grinding for our overseas readers – Flo’s V8 Café is back on sale at Toys R Us: There is also online ordering – if the link doesn’t work, just go to the website and search or scroll down to the bottom right, click on the Sunday […]