Article Archive for April 2008

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Carrying Case II
Posted in Advertising, Film, Gadgets, Marketing, Retail, Toys, TV on 16 April 2008
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I’m not often in the CONTAINER STORE since my goal is to digitize anything but was wandering around one and ran across another CAR carrying possibility. It’s not cheap at $49.00 but it’s solidly built. What’s classy is if you depress the dark blue bar, it “unlocks” it and removes as a tray. What’s nice […]

The Mac Clone: Pointless in 2008
Posted in Advertising, Computing, Gadgets, Internet, Marketing, Retail on 16 April 2008
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In case, you’ve missed, a company called Psystar is selling a Mac clone for $399 & up. As the Guardian noted, they are either operating out of mom & dad’s garage or in a new office. For $399, they are offering you a Mac Mini (specs) encased in a large (but nice looking) PC case. […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: What’s Next After Box J
Posted in Advertising, Film, Marketing, Media, Retail, Toys, TV on 14 April 2008
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From the Toyfair photos and setups, it’s somewhat safe to presume they’re moving all the pit crews and most if not all the pit guys to the three packs (Gift Packs) and going by the recent shipments – they seem to going to two of each of two new CARS per sealed case … (though, […]

Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: CARS 2 Coming, What to Expect For the 1:55 Diecast Line?
Posted in Advertising, Film, Marketing, Media, Retail, Toys, TV on 13 April 2008
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This is exactly the question Mattel is trying to plot out. We are just about exactly 4 years until the sequel returns and the toys for CARS 2 hits the shelves. We are in unknown territory. Most sequels these days are spaced no more than 12-18 months apart or when there is unexpected “next” part […]

Microsoft to Open Retail Stores: Bullet Proof Glass Industry Rejoices!
Posted in Advertising, Apple, Apple Mac, Computing, Design, Financial, Internet, Marketing, Media, Retail, TV on 11 April 2008
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Appropriately, a web site called Fudzilla is reporting that Microsoft is going to open retail stores. It’s time for shareholders to weep a little more. Everytime, Microsoft has a brainstormin’ meeting, it’s more money down the drain: Let’s buy Yahoo! ($45 BILLION) Let’s launch a DAP/MP3 Player! (3% marketshare) ($1 BILLION) XBox – The Xbox […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Little Bit of Europe in the US (But Not in a Good Way)
Posted in CARS, Disney Pixar, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Media, Retail, Toys, TV on 10 April 2008
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We know it’s tough to collect CARS outside the US – being that it’s not particularly easy to collect CARS while we’re here in the US … If Mattel can ignore us here, imagine the ignoring they do to everyone outside the US … And of course, not only do international fans have to work […]

Disney Pixar CARS 2: Confirmed – Coming in 2012
Posted in CARS, Disney Pixar, Film, Financial, Marketing on 9 April 2008
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Clipped from the Disney, Inc. Press Release: CARS 2 (Domestic Release Date: Summer 2012, Disney Digital 3-D™) Pixar Animation Studios Director: Brad Lewis All the world’s a racetrack as racing superstar Lightning McQueen zooms back into action, with his best friend Mater in tow, to take on the globe’s fastest and finest in this thrilling […]

Review: Neuros OSD MP4 Video Recorder + the Mac
Posted in Advertising, Apple Mac, Computing, Design, Film, Gadgets, Internet, iPhone, Marketing, Media, Mobile, Retail, TV on 7 April 2008
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The Neuros OSD is a deceptively simple looking device. It is a recorder that will record ANYTHING as a QUICKTIME Mp4 video file … That’s right, ANYTHING that has RCA outputs and or S-Video, the Neuros OSD can record. Cable TV Satellite TV DVD VCR TiVo DVR Video Game Screens Anything … and unlike some […]

Disney Stores: Rewind & Back V2.0
Posted in Advertising, Design, Film, Financial, Marketing, Media, Retail, Toys, TV on 7 April 2008
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If you didn’t know the THE DISNEY STORES are NOT actually owned by the Walt Disney, Inc. but rather by a company that sells clothing for toddlers & kids called, “A Children’s Place, ” you can save your brain cells in tucking away this fact as they are selling it BACK to Walt Disney, Inc.* […]

Mattel Pixar Disney Cars: Visual Checklist 2008 (CARS 1-4 UPDATE)
Posted in Advertising, Film, Marketing, Retail, Toys, TV on 4 April 2008
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What do you think? I’ll start a visual checklist of each CAR in numeric order every few days – you can drag off and bubble in as a checklist. You can paste it into a journal/moleksin? One side for OPEN and one for SEALED. There’s no real way to add all the cards without making […]