History Main / PinkProductPloy

27th Jul '16 11:36:23 AM glasswings
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* Delightfully zig-zagged by The Original Pink Box website, which shows their toolboxes being used by pet groomers to aircraft mechanics, in dressing rooms and at racetracks. The ad copy neither says nor implies anything about gender, but the photographs depict women - exactly how competitors wordlessly assume their customers are men.
29th Jun '16 10:44:08 AM Sentsuizan
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**It may have been intended to pass a casual search, giving a potential victim an element of surprise.
2nd Jun '16 12:56:12 PM DragonRanger
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* On the one hand, Pink Franchise/PowerRangers always have their accessories colored pink. On the other hand, ''all'' Power Rangers always have their accessories in their color.
** Though the "always have their accessories colored pink" isn't always exactly true. For the first several years, the Pink Ranger's Zords would only have small amounts of pink trim, and instead were primarily colored [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120113170520/powerrangers/images/0/09/MMPR_Firebird_Thunderzord.jpg red]] [[http://images.sodahead.com/polls/002344579/356309444_zyu_sz_pteranodon_answer_5_xlarge.jpeg and]] [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110611193524/powerrangers/images/7/7d/Crane_ninjazord.jpg white,]] or in the case of the Zeo Zords, [[http://www.rangercentral.com/database/1996_zeo/images/prz-zd-zeozord1.jpg blue.]] It wasn't until the Super Zeo Zords (introducted midway through Season 4) that the Pink Ranger got a [[http://www.rangercentral.com/database/1996_zeo/prz-zd-super.htm Zord]] whose level of pink was up to par with what the other rangers' zords have, and even since then, [[http://powerrangers.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Pink_Mecha it's rare.]]

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* On the one hand, Pink Franchise/PowerRangers always have their wardrobe and accessories (meaning stuff like backpacks, notebooks, whatever civilian items they personally own as opposed to their Ranger gear) colored pink. On the other hand, ''all'' Power Rangers always have their wardrobe and accessories in their color.
** Though the "always have their accessories colored pink" isn't always exactly true. For the first several years, the Pink Ranger's Zords would only have small amounts of pink trim, and instead were primarily colored [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120113170520/powerrangers/images/0/09/MMPR_Firebird_Thunderzord.jpg red]] [[http://images.sodahead.com/polls/002344579/356309444_zyu_sz_pteranodon_answer_5_xlarge.jpeg and]] [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110611193524/powerrangers/images/7/7d/Crane_ninjazord.jpg white,]] or in the case However, this is inverted by much of the Zeo Zords, [[http://www.rangercentral.com/database/1996_zeo/images/prz-zd-zeozord1.jpg blue.]] It wasn't until the Super Zeo Zords (introducted midway through Season 4) that the real-life Pink Ranger got a [[http://www.rangercentral.com/database/1996_zeo/prz-zd-super.htm Zord]] whose level of pink was up to par with what merchandise, and therefore the gear the Pink Rangers use on the show. Since the show doesn't target girls but rather young ''boys'' who (are assumed to) think PinkIsForSissies, Pink Ranger-specific items like weapons and zords are often some other rangers' zords have, and even since then, [[http://powerrangers.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Pink_Mecha it's rare.]]color with just a little pink trim. Rather than use a specific color to attract a certain audience, they ''avoid'' that specific color to avoid repelling the opposite audience.
10th May '16 6:03:43 PM Seanette
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Many people these days find this almost insulting, as if the color of the product is the sole turn off from women buying it, implying they can be that shallow. And it doesn't work in all cases. There are, however, some people who do buy pink products because they are pink (if you like pink, and pink is an option, then why not get the pink one), and some individuals and organizations have attempted to make the pink-female association an AppropriatedAppellation. Be proud to be a woman -- use the pink folding multitool with rhinestones! (Yes, that product existed.)

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Many people these days find this almost insulting, as if the color of the product is the sole turn off from women buying it, implying they can be that shallow. And it doesn't work in all cases. There are, however, some people who do buy pink products because they are pink (if you like pink, and pink is an option, then why not get the pink one), and some individuals and organizations have attempted to make the pink-female association an AppropriatedAppellation. Be proud to be a woman -- use the pink folding multitool with rhinestones! (Yes, that product existed.)
) Some women with hobbies involving hand tools (such as jewelry making) and men in the house can also find that pink, floral, or other "girly" appearance can help discourage tool theft by the male.
8th May '16 5:18:35 PM nombretomado
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* In TheMovie for HeyArnold, a female spy reveals that spies can wear spy outfits in two colors: black and pink.

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* In TheMovie for HeyArnold, ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', a female spy reveals that spies can wear spy outfits in two colors: black and pink.
18th Mar '16 2:49:49 AM BURGINABC
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* Played straight by Steph in an episode of ''Series/SonsOfGuns''. She deliberately had a rifle painted white and agreed (over her fathers objections) that pink would be an available custom color.



* In the VideoGame/Pokemon series, if you choose to play as the female protagonist, you tend to be given a pink-colored version of the Pokedex and other relevant gadgets.

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* In the VideoGame/Pokemon {{VideoGame/Pokemon}} series, if you choose to play as the female protagonist, you tend to be given a pink-colored version of the Pokedex and other relevant gadgets.


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* Played straight by Steph in an episode of ''Series/SonsOfGuns''. She deliberately had a rifle painted white and agreed (over her fathers objections) that pink would be an available custom color.
18th Mar '16 2:48:35 AM BURGINABC
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* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in an episode of ''Series/AmericanGuns''. The customer ''wanted'' her M1911 to be pink.



* [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20061127.html Scarlett's computer]] in ''PlusEV''.
* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in an episode of ''Series/AmericanGuns''. The customer ''wanted'' her M1911 to be pink.

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* [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20061127.html Scarlett's computer]] in ''PlusEV''.
* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in an episode of ''Series/AmericanGuns''. The customer ''wanted'' her M1911 to be pink.



* In TheMovie for HeyArnold, a female spy reveals that spies can wear spy outfits in two colors: black and pink.
* In the VideoGame/Pokemon series, if you choose to play as the female protagonist, you tend to be given a pink-colored version of the Pokedex and other relevant gadgets.



* In TheMovie for HeyArnold, a female spy reveals that spies can wear spy outfits in two colors: black and pink.

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* In TheMovie for HeyArnold, a female spy reveals that spies can wear spy outfits [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20061127.html Scarlett's computer]] in two colors: black and pink.''PlusEV''.
18th Mar '16 2:39:42 AM BURGINABC
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* The Japanese starter pack for the ''[[TabletopGame/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon Trading Card Game's]]'' ''[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Black and White]]'' expansion came in two flavors; a "for boys" version that was packaged in a dark-colored box, and a "for girls" version that was hot pink and covered in hearts. While this wasn't the only difference between the decks, it was certainly the most noticeable.

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* The Japanese starter pack for the ''[[TabletopGame/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon Trading Card Game's]]'' ''[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Black and White]]'' expansion came in two flavors; a "for boys" version that was packaged in a dark-colored box, and a "for girls" version that was hot pink and covered in hearts. While this wasn't the only difference between the decks, it was certainly the most noticeable. Though it's probably partly a reference to the gender selection at the beginning of every Pokemon RPG since Crystal, it still qualifies.
7th Mar '16 11:10:54 PM FurryKef
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* Franchise/{{Barbie}} not only has plenty of pink clothes, but Creator/{{Mattel}} also has a copyright on the shade "Barbie Pink" (#[=FB46A3=]). Although many products of this trope try to get as close to that color as they can.

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* Franchise/{{Barbie}} not only has plenty of pink clothes, but Creator/{{Mattel}} also has a copyright trademark on the shade "Barbie Pink" (#[=FB46A3=]). Although many products of this trope try to get as close to that color as they can.
13th Feb '16 9:36:38 AM nombretomado
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* Some versions of the {{Playstation 2}} were sold with pink systems and pink controllers.
** Ditto with the pink {{Playstation 3}} controllers.
* The NintendoDS Lite came in, not one, but two different pink colors during its run - coral pink and metallic rose - both of which were marketed to the increasingly targeted demographic of female gamers. Interestingly, the original coral pink version became a big hit with males, thanks in part to promotion from ''Webcomic/PennyArcade''. It didn't hurt that, depending on the vagaries of inventory, it was often slightly cheaper at popular online retailers like Amazon.

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* Some versions of the {{Playstation UsefulNotes/{{Playstation 2}} were sold with pink systems and pink controllers.
** Ditto with the pink {{Playstation UsefulNotes/{{Playstation 3}} controllers.
* The NintendoDS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS Lite came in, not one, but two different pink colors during its run - coral pink and metallic rose - both of which were marketed to the increasingly targeted demographic of female gamers. Interestingly, the original coral pink version became a big hit with males, thanks in part to promotion from ''Webcomic/PennyArcade''. It didn't hurt that, depending on the vagaries of inventory, it was often slightly cheaper at popular online retailers like Amazon.
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