September 23rd, 2011 by Dunc · 3 Comments
Even the latest controvery over changes to the original trilogy couldn’t keep the Blu-rays down. Star Wars: The Complete Saga is Blu-ray’s biggest launch yet. The nine-disc set has made more than $84 million – 515,000 sets and $38 million in the U.S. and Canada, Variety reports.
Are sales of Blu-ray players and HDTVs seeing a notable increase, too? I’d lay even money on it.
UPDATe: Check out a great ad stunt for the Blu-rays in Tokyo.
Filed: star wars
Tagged: advertising · blu-ray
November 13th, 2009 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Tagged: advertising · twilight · wtf
September 8th, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
When the stormies come marching in. io9 goes for the cheap and easy with a roundup of Star Wars fan art inspired by religious art. Half of it is photoshoppery and such that we’ve seen before, but the icons by Patrick King are pretty cool.
Theories. Some day George will want to buy a tropical island and sit around drinking mai tais all day, and then I’ll consider Disney buying Lucasfilm an actual possibility. For one thing, I don’t think the FCC would be too thrilled about it…
Facebook. There’s an unofficial Celebration V fan page you can join, if so inclined. Meanwhile, the latest tidbit on the con? You can win a free trip to it. Does that mean we’ll get a date before Halloween? We can but dream…
McAdvertising. Vader is shilling for McDonalds in Europe.
Lists. The Falcon and a couple of other Star Wars ships on Den of Geek’s top 75 spaceships.
Filed: fandom · lucasfilm
Tagged: advertising · art · celebration v · darth vader · disney · fan art · lists · photoshoppery · social networking · spaceships
August 18th, 2009 by Dunc · 1 Comment
I guess you never can tell… (Photo taken on Sunset Blvd. by Mirco Wilhelm.)
Filed: fandom · the clone wars
Tagged: advertising · photography · sports · yoda
May 19th, 2009 by Dunc · 7 Comments
First up, nineteen pages of production notes, with lots of pictures and video clips from the belly of the beast. Then we have a look at the ‘One’ advertising campaign, and their ten favorite Phantom Menace posters. (I still say that teaser is one of the best posters for any of the movies.)
Over on Twitter, @starwars is soliciting fan memories.
Meanwhile, don’t forget our own TPM poll!
Filed: star wars
Tagged: advertising · behind the scenes · posters · the phantom menace
March 16th, 2009 by Dunc · 7 Comments
You’ve got to see this to believe it, so I’ve thoughtfully placed an image under the cut. I can promise it’s not as disturbing as the felt womb. (more…)
Filed: geek life
Tagged: advertising · do not want · lady business · vampires · wtf
July 1st, 2008 by Dunc · 1 Comment
The Clone Wars is in the New York Times yet again, as they take a look at the the merchandising of the animated film. Digital clocks in all 585 Toys “R” Us stores will countdown to July 26, when 225 of them will host a midnight release. That old Happy Meal rumor is confirmed, and they also talk to Target and KB reps.
Because, as well know – it’s really all about the toys.
Filed: star wars · the clone wars
Tagged: advertising · merchandise · toys
May 30th, 2008 by Dunc · No Comments
IGN has unearthed a shocking – SHOCKING – advertisement for a Clone Wars game for the Wii and Nintendo DS in the instruction booklet for LEGO Indiana Jones. Expect to learn more at CloneWarsGame.com eventually.
Filed: gaming · star wars on tv · the clone wars
Tagged: advertising · wii
April 24th, 2008 by Dunc · No Comments
StarWars.com gets back on the Japan track with 10 Cool Star Wars Posters from Japan. No, they’re not all this bad.
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Tagged: advertising · art · japan · posters · weird
March 30th, 2008 by Dunc · No Comments
Head over to IndianaJones.com to watch the first TV commercial for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Think now that they’re getting the merchandising out of the way, we could maybe get some permalinks?
Tagged: advertising · indiana jones · indy iv