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19th Feb '18 3:05:39 PM ninjamitsuki2
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* You ever wanted a water gun modeled after [[Manga/{{Trigun}} Vash the Stampede's]] iconic gun? [[https://www.play-asia.com/the-movie-of-trigun-badlands-rumble-11-scale-vashs-water-gun-sil/13/70bw7n Fullcock's]] got you covered. It's a good thing [[{{BFG}} they didn't make a Wolfwood one]], imagine how much water that would waste.

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* You ever wanted a water gun modeled after Sure, [[Manga/{{Trigun}} Vash the Stampede's]] iconic gun? Stampede]] is a BadassPacifist, but [[https://www.play-asia.com/the-movie-of-trigun-badlands-rumble-11-scale-vashs-water-gun-sil/13/70bw7n Fullcock's]] got you covered. a water gun]] might be taking things a bit too far... It's a good thing [[{{BFG}} they didn't make a Wolfwood one]], imagine how much water that would waste.
19th Feb '18 3:02:10 PM ninjamitsuki2
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* [[http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7bk0pNELW1r2hwifo1_1280.jpg This]] [[VideoGame/TombRaider Lara Croft]] memory card is rather infamous for how weird it looks.
19th Feb '18 2:59:20 PM ninjamitsuki2
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** ''VideoGame/TombRaider'' [[https://barbie.mattel.com/shop/en-us/ba/tomb-raider-barbie-doll-fjh53 Barbie]]
16th Feb '18 1:15:46 AM ninjamitsuki2
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* [[http://shop.primaniacs.com/ Primaniacs]] sells fragrances inspired by the likes of [[Manga/OnePunchMan Saitama]], [[Manga/AttackOnTitan Eren Jaeger]], and [[Manga/{{Trigun}} Vash the Stampede]], among many others, some of which make a bit more sense.

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* You ever wanted a water gun modeled after [[Manga/{{Trigun}} Vash the Stampede's]] iconic gun? [[https://www.play-asia.com/the-movie-of-trigun-badlands-rumble-11-scale-vashs-water-gun-sil/13/70bw7n Fullcock's]] got you covered. It's a good thing [[{{BFG}} they didn't make a Wolfwood one]], imagine how much water that would waste.
* [[http://shop.primaniacs.com/ Primaniacs]] sells fragrances inspired by the likes of [[Manga/OnePunchMan Saitama]], [[Manga/AttackOnTitan Eren Jaeger]], and [[Manga/{{Trigun}} Vash the Stampede]], among many others, some of which make a bit more sense.other characters that would probably smell better.
10th Feb '18 2:57:37 AM Midna
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* In the mid-2010's, Creator/{{Konami}} decided they wanted a piece of the Gainax pie and started almost literally whoring out their characters and [=IPs=] on {{fanservice}} games (mostly Japan-exclusive, for reasons not at all unclear)--including on works that barely any sane human being thinks of as being sexy. This has resulted in weirdness like the infamous "erotic violence" ''Castlevania'' slot machine and an ecchi ''Bomberman'' arcade game. Much earlier there are also ''Gradius'' slot machine with anime cutscene and blatant fanservice, also a ''Contra'' slot machine with a fanservice character added for pretty much no reason.

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* In the mid-2010's, Creator/{{Konami}} decided they wanted a piece of the Gainax pie and started almost literally whoring out their characters and [=IPs=] on {{fanservice}} games (mostly Japan-exclusive, for reasons not at all unclear)--including on works that barely any sane human being thinks of as being sexy. This has resulted in weirdness like the infamous "erotic violence" ''Castlevania'' slot machine and an ecchi ''Bomberman'' arcade game. Much earlier there than these are also a ''Gradius'' slot machine with anime cutscene cutscenes and blatant fanservice, also and a ''Contra'' slot machine with a fanservice character added for pretty much no reason.reason. Predating any of these is ''Sexy VideoGame/{{Parodius}}'', although [[FranchiseOriginalSin that is at least is a solid shmup game]] that merely has {{fanservice}} as a reward for doing well.
7th Feb '18 2:29:25 PM comicwriter
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** ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' is probably a more fitting example than many of the other Batman entries on this page. The movie is probably the darkest and most depressing DC film to date, with the DirectorsCut even receiving an R rating. Despite this, it received all of the usual marketing people have come to expect from superhero movies, complete with a children's toy line from Mattel and various candy and cereal tie-ins. Hilariously, Superman actor Creator/HenryCavill would later claim the movie was a niche film that wasn't intended for mass audiences, despite the marketing saying otherwise.

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** ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' is probably a more fitting example than many of the other Batman entries on this page. The movie is probably the darkest and most depressing DC film to date, with the DirectorsCut even receiving an R rating. Despite this, it received all of the usual marketing people have come to expect from superhero movies, complete with a children's toy line from Mattel and various candy and cereal tie-ins. Hilariously, Superman actor Creator/HenryCavill would later claim the movie was a niche film that wasn't intended for mass audiences, despite the marketing saying otherwise.
7th Feb '18 2:17:01 PM comicwriter
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** ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' is probably a more fitting example than many of the other Batman entries on this page. The movie is probably the darkest and most depressing DC film to date, with the DirectorsCut even receiving an R rating. Despite this, it received all of the usual marketing people have come to expect from superhero movies, complete with a children's toy line from Mattel and various candy and cereal tie-ins. Hilariously, Superman actor Creator/HenryCavill would later claim the movie was a niche film that wasn't intended for mass audiences, despite the marketing saying otherwise.
** ''Batman v. Superman'' also got a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg4OpruFFXM recorder]]. A cheap plastic flute that has a plastic circle with the film's logo stuck on it. And it's an actual licensed product. What this has to do with the movie is a complete mystery.



* ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' got a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg4OpruFFXM recorder]]. A cheap plastic flute that has a plastic circle with the film's logo stuck on it. And it's an actual licensed product. What this has to do with the movie is a complete mystery.
5th Feb '18 12:08:19 PM mimitchi33
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'', somehow, some way, received [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrvg33vkdFI&feature=player_embedded a tie-in commercial for Mazda]]. It was a major target for InternetBackdraft not just because of the blatant greenwashing in play, but also for the tragic irony of a car company promoting [[Literature/TheLorax something]] that's absolutely ''famous'' for its GreenAesop. The commercial probably would have been less ridiculous if the car it's advertising was either electric or a hybrid (which works in context of the story), but this is a wholly gas-run car (even when counting the fact that the advertised SUV is supposed to be more fuel-efficient than most other gas-powered cars-- that [=SUVs=] are [[HummerDinger generally not noted for environmental friendliness]] is no help either.). Double ironic in that ad has "Lorax Approved" on it - just like one of the billboards the Once-Ler puts up in his VillainSong. "And the P.R. people are lying" indeed... In fact, almost ''70 companies'' had marketing tie-ins for this film that preaches against consumerism. The movie version of another Dr. Seuss book, ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'', had the exact same problem!

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'', somehow, some way, received [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrvg33vkdFI&feature=player_embedded a tie-in commercial for Mazda]]. It was a major target for InternetBackdraft not just because of the blatant greenwashing in play, but also for the tragic irony of a car company promoting [[Literature/TheLorax something]] that's absolutely ''famous'' for its GreenAesop. The commercial probably would have been less ridiculous if the car it's advertising was either electric or a hybrid (which works in context of the story), but this is a wholly gas-run car (even when counting the fact that the advertised SUV is supposed to be more fuel-efficient than most other gas-powered cars-- that [=SUVs=] are [[HummerDinger generally not noted for environmental friendliness]] is no help either.). Double ironic in that ad has "Lorax Approved" on it - just like one of the billboards the Once-Ler puts up in his VillainSong. "And the P.R. people are lying" indeed... In fact, almost ''70 companies'' had marketing tie-ins for this film that preaches against consumerism. The movie version of another Dr. Seuss book, ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'', had the exact same problem!problem.


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* Merchandise for ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' depicted Stitch as a troublemaker rather than a loveable alien who, while somewhat mischevious, loves his family.
5th Feb '18 12:01:03 PM mimitchi33
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* An extremely odd example happened with merchandise for ''Series/TheNoddyShop''. As opposed to the merchandising strategy for ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'', where both characters from the FramingDevice and the series being framed got merchandise, the merchandise was focused solely on Noddy himself, with none of the characters from the framing device to be found anywhere. This even extended to the VHS releases, which only featured Noddy segments, and Itsy Bitsy's website, which does not mention the framing device at all. It turned out that children preferred the framing device characters to the actual Noddy characters themselves, which resulted in Noddy merchandise sales flopping and the show being cancelled.
30th Jan '18 4:26:35 AM WillBGood
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