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21st May '17 11:50:58 AM nombretomado
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|| Zorbeez || Sham Wow! || Super-absorbent towels. || While VinceOffer pitched Sham Wow!, Creator/BillyMays took on Zorbeez two years prior. || Sham Wow! is more well-known, despite coming out later. According to Popular Mechanics, it is the more effective of the two. ||

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|| Zorbeez || Sham Wow! || Super-absorbent towels. || While VinceOffer Creator/VinceOffer pitched Sham Wow!, Creator/BillyMays took on Zorbeez two years prior. || Sham Wow! is more well-known, despite coming out later. According to Popular Mechanics, it is the more effective of the two. ||
16th Apr '17 10:33:41 PM DemonSharkKisame
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|| Depend || TENA, Always Discreet || Adult diaper brands. Both offer more discreet and underwear-like products. || Depend, by Huggies manufacturer Kimberly-Clark, is the first major adult incontinence brand, while TENA, owned by Swedish consumer goods company SCA, is the most prominent competitor, also offering panty-liners/pads; Always Discreet, by Pampers manufacturer Procter & Gamble, is a sub-product of their Always line of feminine-hygiene products, aimed at the incontinence market. || Depend wins out with the biggest share of the market and more overall recognition. ||

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|| Depend || TENA, Always Discreet || Adult diaper brands. Both offer more discreet and underwear-like products. || Depend, by Huggies manufacturer Kimberly-Clark, is the first major adult incontinence brand, while TENA, owned by Swedish consumer goods company SCA, is the most prominent competitor, also offering panty-liners/pads; Always Discreet, by Pampers manufacturer Procter & Gamble, is a sub-product of their Always line of feminine-hygiene products, aimed at the incontinence market. || Depend wins out in the US with the biggest share of the a larger market share and more overall recognition.recognition than the other two, but TENA has a much larger market share overseas. Always Discreet comes in second in both instances, though time will tell if it will catch up eventually, as they claim to have a more advanced product than Depend. ||
16th Apr '17 9:11:53 PM DemonSharkKisame
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|| Depend || TENA || Adult diaper brands. Both offer more discreet and underwear-like products. || Depend, by Huggies manufacturer Kimberly-Clark, is the first major adult incontinence brand, with TENA, owned by Swedish consumer goods company SCA, is the most prominent competitor, also offering panty-liners/pads. || Depend wins out with the biggest share of the market and more overall recognition. ||

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|| Depend || TENA TENA, Always Discreet || Adult diaper brands. Both offer more discreet and underwear-like products. || Depend, by Huggies manufacturer Kimberly-Clark, is the first major adult incontinence brand, with while TENA, owned by Swedish consumer goods company SCA, is the most prominent competitor, also offering panty-liners/pads.panty-liners/pads; Always Discreet, by Pampers manufacturer Procter & Gamble, is a sub-product of their Always line of feminine-hygiene products, aimed at the incontinence market. || Depend wins out with the biggest share of the market and more overall recognition. ||
19th Mar '17 1:02:56 PM nombretomado
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|| Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} || Creator/CartoonNetwork || Television networks with a primary focus on children's animation. Both networks are among the primary sources of {{UsefulNotes/Television}} animation, having been so for the last 20 years. They're also two of the major forces against the AnimationAgeGhetto. || {{Nickelodeon}} began in TheEighties as {{Pinwheel}}, with intent as the first kids' network. In 1990, it debuted its [[WesternAnimation/{{Doug}} first]] [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow original]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} programs]]. Overall, Nick focuses more on general kids' entertainment, with the Creator/NickJr and Creator/TeenNick sub-networks focusing on preschoolers and teenagers, respectively. Creator/CartoonNetwork began on 1992, with Ted Turner's acquirement of the Creator/HannaBarbera, Creator/{{MGM}}, and Creator/WarnerBros animation libraries, eventually shifting focus to original content as well. Overall, CN focuses more on general animation, with the Creator/AdultSwim block cornering the market on adult animation, and the Creator/{{Toonami}} block introducing American audiences to {{Anime}}. || Currently, the animation {{fandom}} will give to CN, having recovered from its infamous tangle with NetworkDecay and put out great shows such as ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' and ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', while Nick is currently relying on constant reruns ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', any flavor-of-the-week cartoon they made as a successor to those two (''WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}'', ''WesternAnimation/SanjayAndCraig'', ''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum''), and other live-action shows they have that don't exactly have the wit and sparkle of the older shows, like ''ClarissaExplainsItAll'', ''AllThat'', or ''AreYouAfraidOfTheDark''. Overall, both networks have had their ups and downs, have lasted long enough to [[Series/The90sAreAllThat appeal to the]] [[WesternAnimation/CartoonPlanet nostalgia market]], and just about every show in their libraries has its fans young and old. Currently, Nick sees more financial success whereas CN is a bigger hit with [[PeripheryDemographic older audiences]]. ||

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|| Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} || Creator/CartoonNetwork || Television networks with a primary focus on children's animation. Both networks are among the primary sources of {{UsefulNotes/Television}} animation, having been so for the last 20 years. They're also two of the major forces against the AnimationAgeGhetto. || {{Nickelodeon}} {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} began in TheEighties as {{Pinwheel}}, with intent as the first kids' network. In 1990, it debuted its [[WesternAnimation/{{Doug}} first]] [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow original]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} programs]]. Overall, Nick focuses more on general kids' entertainment, with the Creator/NickJr and Creator/TeenNick sub-networks focusing on preschoolers and teenagers, respectively. Creator/CartoonNetwork began on 1992, with Ted Turner's acquirement of the Creator/HannaBarbera, Creator/{{MGM}}, and Creator/WarnerBros animation libraries, eventually shifting focus to original content as well. Overall, CN focuses more on general animation, with the Creator/AdultSwim block cornering the market on adult animation, and the Creator/{{Toonami}} block introducing American audiences to {{Anime}}. || Currently, the animation {{fandom}} will give to CN, having recovered from its infamous tangle with NetworkDecay and put out great shows such as ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' and ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', while Nick is currently relying on constant reruns ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', any flavor-of-the-week cartoon they made as a successor to those two (''WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}'', ''WesternAnimation/SanjayAndCraig'', ''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum''), and other live-action shows they have that don't exactly have the wit and sparkle of the older shows, like ''ClarissaExplainsItAll'', ''AllThat'', or ''AreYouAfraidOfTheDark''. Overall, both networks have had their ups and downs, have lasted long enough to [[Series/The90sAreAllThat appeal to the]] [[WesternAnimation/CartoonPlanet nostalgia market]], and just about every show in their libraries has its fans young and old. Currently, Nick sees more financial success whereas CN is a bigger hit with [[PeripheryDemographic older audiences]]. ||
19th Mar '17 3:48:12 AM Morgenthaler
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|| ''{{LEGO}}'' || ''Kre-O'' || [[RuleOfThree Construction building toys using interlocking "studs and tubes" blocks]] || What makes this bout stand out is the Kre-O is owned by Creator/{{Hasbro}}, most likely to satisfy the demand for BuiltWithLego toys of their [=IPs=], such as Franchise/{{Transformers}} and Franchise/GIJoe. Transformers seems to be the star player for Kre-O, thanks to [[WebAnimation/TransformersKreO a series of humorous animated shorts]] and [[Webcomic/TransformersKreO a series of humorous Manga pages]] [[ReferenceOverdosed loaded with]] {{Mythology Gag}}s. || Lego still maintains is foothold, but at least Kre-O has its place among Transformers fans, especially thanks to the [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Micro-Changer Micro-Changers]] [[note]] Blind-packed Kreons (Minifigures) with extra pieces allowing them to transform.[[/note]] ||
|| ''LegoFriends'' || ''Mega Bloks'' Barbie || The interlocking brick toys develop specialized lines for girls || Lego Friends not the first female-oriented line from the iconic toy-maker, as lines for girls were introduced as far back as the early 1970s was introduced in an effort to draw more girls to the toy. A new line of characters in fact, new mini figure styles, called "Mini-Dolls" was introduced to go with the set. When the Friends shook off early controversy to become a huge success, Mega Bloks collaborated with Mattel to introduce a lower-cost "construction set for girls" line using the iconic doll line as its basis, hoping to draw customers who wanted a more familiar doll line to play with girls who've been around for years instead of unfamiliar characters. Like regular Mega Bloks and other Lego rivals, they're often seen in discount and non-superstore stores. || Lego Friends became a huge success and as is the case with its other products vs. competing brands sell far better than Mega Bloks' rival line, although the Barbie sets are frequently seen on toy store shelves near the Friends sets, ironically enough. The success of Friends even inspired Lego to collaborate with Disney to introduce a second line of girl-oriented sets, based on Franchise/DisneyPrincess movies such as ''{{Disney/Cinderella}}'', ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', and ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''. ||

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|| ''{{LEGO}}'' ''Toys/{{LEGO}}'' || ''Kre-O'' || [[RuleOfThree Construction building toys using interlocking "studs and tubes" blocks]] || What makes this bout stand out is the Kre-O is owned by Creator/{{Hasbro}}, most likely to satisfy the demand for BuiltWithLego toys of their [=IPs=], such as Franchise/{{Transformers}} and Franchise/GIJoe. Transformers seems to be the star player for Kre-O, thanks to [[WebAnimation/TransformersKreO a series of humorous animated shorts]] and [[Webcomic/TransformersKreO a series of humorous Manga pages]] [[ReferenceOverdosed loaded with]] {{Mythology Gag}}s. || Lego still maintains is foothold, but at least Kre-O has its place among Transformers fans, especially thanks to the [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Micro-Changer Micro-Changers]] [[note]] Blind-packed Kreons (Minifigures) with extra pieces allowing them to transform.[[/note]] ||
|| ''LegoFriends'' ''Toys/LegoFriends'' || ''Mega Bloks'' Barbie || The interlocking brick toys develop specialized lines for girls || Lego Friends not the first female-oriented line from the iconic toy-maker, as lines for girls were introduced as far back as the early 1970s was introduced in an effort to draw more girls to the toy. A new line of characters in fact, new mini figure styles, called "Mini-Dolls" was introduced to go with the set. When the Friends shook off early controversy to become a huge success, Mega Bloks collaborated with Mattel to introduce a lower-cost "construction set for girls" line using the iconic doll line as its basis, hoping to draw customers who wanted a more familiar doll line to play with girls who've been around for years instead of unfamiliar characters. Like regular Mega Bloks and other Lego rivals, they're often seen in discount and non-superstore stores. || Lego Friends became a huge success and as is the case with its other products vs. competing brands sell far better than Mega Bloks' rival line, although the Barbie sets are frequently seen on toy store shelves near the Friends sets, ironically enough. The success of Friends even inspired Lego to collaborate with Disney to introduce a second line of girl-oriented sets, based on Franchise/DisneyPrincess movies such as ''{{Disney/Cinderella}}'', ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', and ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''. ||
11th Mar '17 8:41:44 AM Glowsquid
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|| ''Franchise/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' || ''The Corps!'' || Military action figure toylines produced in a 3/4 scale.|| The original ''The Corps!'' line was an obvious low-budget [[FollowTheLeader clone]] of ''G.I. Joe'', enough that Hasbro threatened to sue Lanard over the original name of the toyline, ''Gung-Ho!''. The main differences were that the original ''Corps'' line did not have any "bad guy" characters and that the line was slow to introduce new toys, instead rereleasing a small number of figures and vehicles over and over. Going into the new millenium, ''The Corps!'' started to differentiate itself with a more colourful and futuristic style. || ''G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero'' is historically the more successful toyline and the franchise has much more pop-culture visibility, having multiple comic books, animated series and feature films to its name (By contrast, ''The Corps!'' only media tie-ins are two comic books, one of which lasted one issue.) That being said, ''The Corps!'' eventually built itself a solid niche due to good business decisions around the same time the ''G.I. Joe'' toyline completely collapsed into TheNewTens ||


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|| ''Franchise/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' || ''The Corps!'' || Military action figure toylines produced in a 3/4 scale. || The original ''The Corps!'' line was an obvious low-budget [[FollowTheLeader clone]] of ''G.I. Joe'', enough that Hasbro threatened to sue Lanard over the original name of the toyline, ''Gung-Ho!''. The main differences were that the original ''Corps'' line did not have any "bad guy" characters and that the line was slow to introduce new toys, instead rereleasing a small number of figures and vehicles over and over. Going into the new millenium, ''The Corps!'' started to differentiate itself with a more colourful and futuristic style. || ''G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero'' is historically the more successful toyline and the franchise has much more pop-culture visibility, having multiple comic books, animated series and feature films to its name (By contrast, ''The Corps!'' only media tie-ins are two comic books, one of which lasted one issue.) That being said, ''The Corps!'' eventually built itself a solid niche due to good business decisions around the same time the ''G.I. Joe'' toyline completely collapsed into TheNewTens ||

11th Mar '17 8:40:03 AM Glowsquid
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|| ''Franchise/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' || ''The Corps!'' || Military action figure toylines produced in a 3/4 scale.|| The original ''The Corps!'' line was an obvious lower-budget [[FollowTheLeader clone]] of ''G.I. Joe'', enough that Hasbro successfully sued Lanard over their "Gung-Ho!" figure. The main differences were that the original ''Corps'' line did not have any "bad guy" characters and that the line was slow to introduce new toys, instead rereleasing a small number of figures and vehicles over and over. Going into the new millenium, ''The Corps!'' started to differentiate itself with a more colourful and futuristic style. || ''G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero'' is historically the more successful toyline and the franchise has much more pop-culture recognizability, having multiple comic books, animated series and feature films to its name (By contrast, ''The Corps!'' only media tie-ins are two comic books, one of which lasted one issue.) That being said, ''The Corps!'' eventually built itself a solid niche due to good business decisions around the same time the ''G.I. Joe'' toyline completely collapsed into TheNewTens ||


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|| ''Franchise/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' || ''The Corps!'' || Military action figure toylines produced in a 3/4 scale.|| The original ''The Corps!'' line was an obvious lower-budget low-budget [[FollowTheLeader clone]] of ''G.I. Joe'', enough that Hasbro successfully sued threatened to sue Lanard over their "Gung-Ho!" figure.the original name of the toyline, ''Gung-Ho!''. The main differences were that the original ''Corps'' line did not have any "bad guy" characters and that the line was slow to introduce new toys, instead rereleasing a small number of figures and vehicles over and over. Going into the new millenium, ''The Corps!'' started to differentiate itself with a more colourful and futuristic style. || ''G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero'' is historically the more successful toyline and the franchise has much more pop-culture recognizability, visibility, having multiple comic books, animated series and feature films to its name (By contrast, ''The Corps!'' only media tie-ins are two comic books, one of which lasted one issue.) That being said, ''The Corps!'' eventually built itself a solid niche due to good business decisions around the same time the ''G.I. Joe'' toyline completely collapsed into TheNewTens ||

10th Mar '17 9:43:03 PM Glowsquid
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|| ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGoBots'' || ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' || Rebranded western exports of Japanese [[TransformingMecha transforming robots]] toylines. Both lines [[WesternAnimation/DuelingWorks had a syndicated cartoon]] airing at the same time.|| Most ''Gobots'' were sized at 2/3 inches, with an handful of larger "Super Gobots", while ''Transformers''s scale was essentially the reverse. || Despite the ''Gobots'' toys being hyped as the winners early on and being considered by collectors to be superior to the similarly-sized ''Transformers'' Mini bots, ''Transformer'''s sleeker marketing and better fictional support lead it to gaining the upper hand, with the ''Gobots'' franchise petering out by 1987. ||

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|| ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGoBots'' || ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' || Rebranded western exports of Japanese [[TransformingMecha transforming robots]] toylines. Both lines [[WesternAnimation/DuelingWorks had a syndicated cartoon]] airing at the same time.|| Most ''Gobots'' were sized at 2/3 inches, with an handful a small subset of larger "Super Gobots", while ''Transformers''s the ''Transformers'' scale was essentially the reverse. || Despite the ''Gobots'' toys being hyped as the winners early on and being considered by collectors to be superior to the similarly-sized ''Transformers'' Mini bots, ''Transformer'''s sleeker slick marketing and better fictional support lead it to gaining the upper hand, with the ''Gobots'' franchise petering out by 1987. ||
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|| ''Franchise/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' || ''The Corps!'' || Military action figure toylines produced in a 3/4 scale.|| The original ''The Corps!'' line was an obvious lower-budget [[FollowTheLeader clone]] of ''G.I. Joe'', enough that Hasbro successfully sued Lanard over their "Gung-Ho!" figure. The main differences were that the original ''Corps'' line did not have any "bad guy" characters and that the line was slow to introduce new toys, instead rereleasing a small number of figures and vehicles over and over. Going into the new millenium, ''The Corps!'' started to differentiate itself with a more colourful and futuristic style. || ''G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero'' is historically the more successful toyline and the franchise has much more pop-culture recognizability, having multiple comic books, animated series and feature films to its name (By contrast, ''The Corps!'' only media tie-ins are two comic books, one of which lasted one issue.) That being said, ''The Corps!'' eventually built itself a solid niche due to good business decisions around the same time the ''G.I. Joe'' toyline completely collapsed into TheNewTens ||

6th Mar '17 6:40:39 PM mlsmithca
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Like DuelingShows or DuelingMovies, sometimes two (or more) items in the market are in direct competition of one another. Like always these products have to be in use at the same time, otherwise it's FollowTheLeader or SerialNumbersFiledOff. Also the UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars and UsefulNotes/ComputerWars have their own entries (along with their own [[DuelingGames dueling category.]]) It was [[SoCoolItsAwesome epic.]]

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Like DuelingShows or DuelingMovies, sometimes two (or more) items in the market are in direct competition of one another. Like always these products have to be in use at the same time, otherwise it's FollowTheLeader or SerialNumbersFiledOff. Also the UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars and UsefulNotes/ComputerWars have their own entries (along with their own [[DuelingGames dueling category.]]) It was [[SoCoolItsAwesome epic.]]
epic.
5th Mar '17 5:12:21 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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|| ''Oxo'' || ''Bovril'' || Highly concentrated meat stock that could be made into soup. || Oxo was created by German chemist Baron Justus von Liebig, who created the Meat extract method in 1840 and began production in 1866. Bovril was made by Scotsman John Lawson Johnston as resqusted by the French to feed their people during their war with Prussia in 1870. || Oxo is still available in Britain and South Africa which the former is where the company that owns the brand in located. Bovril is more popular and recognizable around the world. ||

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|| ''Oxo'' || ''Bovril'' || Highly concentrated meat stock that could be made into soup. || Oxo was created by German chemist Baron Justus von Liebig, who created the Meat extract method in 1840 and began production in 1866. Bovril was made by Scotsman John Lawson Johnston as resqusted by the French to feed their people during their war with Prussia in 1870. || Oxo is still available in Britain Britain, Canada and South Africa which Africa, the former is first being where the company that owns the brand in is located. Bovril is more popular and recognizable around the world. ||



|| Ride/DisneyThemeParks || Ride/UniversalStudios || Very elaborate and high-tech theme parks, owned by a major entertainment company. || Disney is widely associated with a family audience, while Universal skews slightly older (and has the added appeal of real movie sets and props on display). Universal Studios technically came first, since the studio tour began in 1915, but it didn't make the transfer to a theme park until 1964- nine years after the opening of Disneyland. || Disney has more parks worldwide (currently 11, with a new one opening in 2015; compare to Universal's 5, with 2 more planned), and is currently the most-visited amusement park operator in the world, with about 119 million annual visitors. Universal is ''third'', with about 30 million annual visitors, behind Merlin Entertainments, with 41 million. ||

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|| Ride/DisneyThemeParks || Ride/UniversalStudios || Very elaborate and high-tech theme parks, owned by a major entertainment company. || Disney is widely associated with a family audience, while Universal skews slightly older (and has the added appeal of real movie sets and props on display). Universal Studios technically came first, since the studio tour began in 1915, but it didn't make the transfer to a theme park until 1964- 1964 -- nine years after the opening of Disneyland. || Disney has more parks worldwide (currently 11, with a new one opening in 2015; compare to Universal's 5, with 2 more planned), and is currently the most-visited amusement park operator in the world, with about 119 million annual visitors. Universal is ''third'', with about 30 million annual visitors, behind Merlin Entertainments, with 41 million. ||
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