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29th Nov '16 1:13:44 AM ninjamitsuki2
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* Behold, the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' [[https://2warpstoneptune.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/dd-cycle-8.jpg power cycle!]] Block of wood not included.

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* Behold, the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' [[https://2warpstoneptune.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/dd-cycle-8.jpg power cycle!]] With ''exciting'' 3-D "Dragon Head". Block of wood not included.
26th Nov '16 6:40:49 PM Kid
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* Similar to the [=SpongeBob=] mall tour example above, Cartoon Network has used the cast of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' for a anti-bullying campaign (which includes several public service announcements on the channel and posters in schools), despite the main characters being bullies themselves.

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* Similar to the [=SpongeBob=] mall tour example above, Cartoon Network has used the cast of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' for a an anti-bullying campaign (which includes several public service announcements on the channel and posters in schools), despite the main characters being bullies themselves.
26th Nov '16 6:37:58 PM Kid
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** It gets even stranger. [[http://www.smosh.com/smosh-pit/articles/14-bizarre-pikachu-products this article]] The DS and Umbrella make sense, with the popularity of the games and anime, but the ''toilet paper roll''? The ''surgical mask''? The ''maxi pads and condoms''?

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** It gets even stranger. stranger, as explained in [[http://www.smosh.com/smosh-pit/articles/14-bizarre-pikachu-products this article]] article.]] The DS and Umbrella make sense, with the popularity of the games and anime, but the ''toilet paper roll''? The ''surgical mask''? The ''maxi pads and condoms''?
26th Nov '16 6:00:37 PM Kid
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** On the other hand, LEGO ages their products by how difficult they are to build, not by who the license is targeted at- the 12+ sets targeted at the PeripheryDemographic are generally much more complicated.

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** On the other hand, LEGO ages their products by how difficult they are to build, not by who the license is targeted at- the at-the 12+ sets targeted at the PeripheryDemographic are generally much more complicated.
26th Nov '16 5:28:56 PM Kid
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* The ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' line of action figures, released to tie in with a very violent R-rated movie. While Terminator 2 is quite toned down from the first (for one thing the terminator is no longer a killer, but a kid friendly bodyguard that does what you say) it was still an R rated movie that no kid has any business seeing. ''T2'' also had a plug in the July 1992 issue of ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures''including a villain feature that highlighted the ''T-1000'' (a liquid metal killer that brutally executes multiple people over the course of the film). In a magazine that's marketed to children. What were they thinking?

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* The ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' line of action figures, released to tie in with a very violent R-rated movie. While Terminator 2 is quite toned down from the first (for one thing the terminator is no longer a killer, but a kid friendly bodyguard that does what you say) it was still an R rated movie that no kid has any business seeing. ''T2'' also had a plug in the July 1992 issue of ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures''including ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures'' including a villain feature that highlighted the ''T-1000'' (a liquid metal killer that brutally executes multiple people over the course of the film). In a magazine that's marketed to children. What were they thinking?
26th Nov '16 5:24:31 PM Kid
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** This goes all the way back to the 80s- there were Freddy Krueger glove toys for kids (they had fake plastic knife blades attached to the fingers). And they were sized so that any kid over about 10 would probably have trouble fitting their hand into the toy. Yeah.

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** This goes all the way back to the 80s- there 80s--there were Freddy Krueger glove toys for kids (they had fake plastic knife blades attached to the fingers). And they were sized so that any kid over about 10 would probably have trouble fitting their hand into the toy. Yeah.
25th Nov '16 10:33:26 AM nombretomado
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* There was actually an AustinPowers talking doll with two intended releases: one meant for sale at Toys "R" Us that said "Yeah, baby, yeah!" and one meant for Spencer's Gifts and collector shops that said "Do I make you horny, baby?" And yes, some of the Spencer's variants did wind up among the Toys "R" Us versions. And yes, the media made a predictable uproar about it. Someone lost their job over ''that'' marketing decision, you better believe. Whether or not it was someone who had even met the actual decision-maker is another story.

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* There was actually an AustinPowers Film/AustinPowers talking doll with two intended releases: one meant for sale at Toys "R" Us that said "Yeah, baby, yeah!" and one meant for Spencer's Gifts and collector shops that said "Do I make you horny, baby?" And yes, some of the Spencer's variants did wind up among the Toys "R" Us versions. And yes, the media made a predictable uproar about it. Someone lost their job over ''that'' marketing decision, you better believe. Whether or not it was someone who had even met the actual decision-maker is another story.
24th Nov '16 9:13:30 AM TiggerPinkie
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** Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash once appeared at a meet-and-greet in Toronto for infants at "The Babytime Show".
23rd Nov '16 10:38:53 PM Mhazard
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** [[ValuesDissonance It's Japan]]. Convenience stores like Seven-Eleven and Lawson's regularly run cross-promotions with such series as ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' and, yes, [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion.]] "Family friendly" has a very different, but more entertaining, meaning there than it does in the West. In this case ''Madoka'' is a {{Seinen}} series, meaning it's aimed at adults even in Japan. And it's easy to see why - [[spoiler:how many MagicalGirl series can you think of that feature ''decapitations?'']]

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** [[ValuesDissonance It's Japan]]. Convenience stores like Seven-Eleven and Lawson's regularly run cross-promotions with such series as ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' and, yes, [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion.]] "Family friendly" has a very different, but more entertaining, meaning there than it does in the West. In this case ''Madoka'' is a {{Seinen}} series, meaning it's aimed at adults even in Japan. And it's easy to see why - [[spoiler:how many MagicalGirl series can you think of that feature ''decapitations?'']]''[[OffWithHisHead decapitations]]?'']]
23rd Nov '16 10:35:13 PM Mhazard
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* There's Nendoroid Miki Sayaka from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', while the content inside is normal, the problem comes from the tagline on the box, which also happens to be [[spoiler: her FamousLastWords before [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie turning into a witch]]]].
--> "I'm such an idiot."



** There are also soul gem bath bombs. They come in a random assortment like capsule toys.

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** There are also soul gem Soul Gem bath bombs. They come in a random assortment like capsule toys. [[spoiler: When a Soul Gem breaks, a magical girl dies. Nice work killing dozens of girls for the sake of the pins inside, YouBastard]]
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