History Main / TheMerch

28th Apr '16 7:26:38 AM aye_amber
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* TheBeatles had two separate waves of The Merch while the band was still active: the first and biggest happened in the "Beatlemania" days; the second, smaller wave happened when ''YellowSubmarine'' came out. These days, there's still a lot of merchandise in the form of higher-end collectibles and [=McFarlane=] Toys' ''Yellow Submarine'' and ''Beatles Cartoon Show'' lines.

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* TheBeatles Music/TheBeatles had two separate waves of The Merch while the band was still active: the first and biggest happened in the "Beatlemania" days; the second, smaller wave happened when ''YellowSubmarine'' came out. These days, there's still a lot of merchandise in the form of higher-end collectibles and [=McFarlane=] Toys' ''Yellow Submarine'' and ''Beatles Cartoon Show'' lines.
20th Apr '16 12:12:49 AM erforce
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-->-- '''Yogurt''', '''''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'''''

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-->-- '''Yogurt''', '''''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'''''''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''



* GeorgeLucas wanted creative control of his upcoming movie, so he agreed to drop his director's fee to keep the rights, including merchandising. TwentiethCenturyFox was convinced his "space movie" would flop, so they agreed, thinking they just saved more money they would lose. To put it mildly, they chose...[[Film/TheLastCrusade poorly]]. Adjusted for inflation, ''Franchise/StarWars: ANewHope'' is the third-highest-grossing movie of all time in the US, with $2.8 billion in total ticket sales. ''Star Wars'' merchandise makes that much money ''every year''.
** At the time, merchandising involved selling posters, tie-in books, maybe t-shirts. ''StarWars'' is the reason you can get everything from promotional shoes to toothbrushes.

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* GeorgeLucas Creator/GeorgeLucas wanted creative control of his upcoming movie, so he agreed to drop his director's fee to keep the rights, including merchandising. TwentiethCenturyFox was convinced his "space movie" would flop, so they agreed, thinking they just saved more money they would lose. To put it mildly, they chose...[[Film/TheLastCrusade [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade poorly]]. Adjusted for inflation, ''Franchise/StarWars: ANewHope'' Film/ANewHope'' is the third-highest-grossing movie of all time in the US, with $2.8 billion in total ticket sales. ''Star Wars'' merchandise makes that much money ''every year''.
** At the time, merchandising involved selling posters, tie-in books, maybe t-shirts. ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' is the reason you can get everything from promotional shoes to toothbrushes.
30th Mar '16 3:13:41 AM MisterApple
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* Similarly to the [[LetsPlay/TheRunawayGuys TRG]] example, the [[WebVideo/GameGrumps]] have T-shirts with their 'Grump Heads' displayed on them.

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* Similarly to the [[LetsPlay/TheRunawayGuys TRG]] example, the [[WebVideo/GameGrumps]] [[WebVideo/GameGrumps Game Grumps]] have T-shirts with their 'Grump Heads' displayed on them.
30th Mar '16 3:07:39 AM MisterApple
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*Webcomic/{{Xkcd}} has [[http://store.xkcd.com its own shop]], where t-shirts, posters and a variety of other things, mostly with images from the comics, are sold


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*Similarly to the [[LetsPlay/TheRunawayGuys TRG]] example, the [[WebVideo/GameGrumps]] have T-shirts with their 'Grump Heads' displayed on them.
*WebVideo/{{Jacksfilms}} sells various articles of clothing, which show up in his videos a lot.
27th Mar '16 9:11:39 PM Sharlee
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** Same deal for zoos, with the addition of ''lots'' of soft toy or model animals, coffee-table books of wildlife photos, and those penny-press souvenir-makers operated with a crank.
20th Mar '16 2:14:08 PM Prfnoff
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* The 2011 series of I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here features hosts Creator/AntAndDec plotting to make a bit of cash on the side by flogging Merch featuring the contestants... like [[IncrediblyLamePun Anthony Cotton buds]] and the Little Willie[[note]] Carson[[/note]] mug ("Oh. That's... that's not the picture we were thinking of." "[[ThinkOfTheCensors We can't show that!]]")

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* The 2011 series of I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here ''Series/ImACelebrityGetMeOutOfHere'' features hosts Creator/AntAndDec plotting to make a bit of cash on the side by flogging Merch featuring the contestants... like [[IncrediblyLamePun Anthony Cotton buds]] and the Little Willie[[note]] Carson[[/note]] mug ("Oh. That's... that's not the picture we were thinking of." "[[ThinkOfTheCensors We can't show that!]]")



* Brian Clevenger of ''8-Bit Theater'' has a question on his site FAQ that essentially asks "Why did you sell out?", he claims (humorously) that there's no legal way to make money on nothing but his good looks.

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* Brian Clevenger of ''8-Bit Theater'' ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' has a question on his site FAQ that essentially asks "Why did you sell out?", he claims (humorously) that there's no legal way to make money on nothing but his good looks.
6th Mar '16 9:38:23 AM MetaFour
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* Music/DanielAmos mocked the proliferation of [[TheMoralSubstitute Christian-themed]] trinkets on "Little Crosses" (from ''Music/{{Doppelganger}}'') and "Home Permanent" (from ''Music/VoxHumana'').
-->These little crosses\\
I see on my T.V.\\
Take my money\\
and give me some of these\\
Little crosses\\
with lots of color and sound\\
I'm in heaven\\
with all these treasures around
28th Feb '16 11:51:45 AM pittsburghmuggle
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* There's an old joke reused for every famous {{Badass}}, from Creator/JohnWayne to Creator/ChuckNorris:
** Did you hear they removed [Action Star]'s new toilet paper brand from the market? There were complaints that it was rough and tough and didn't take shit off anybody.

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14th Feb '16 2:48:17 AM Freshmeat
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' has become this for Pixar, with just after a few years of existance, became the sixth best-selling toy brand on the market, making ''$2 Billion'' per year in merchandise. The {{sequel}} was arguably made based on the money made on the toys.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' has become this for Pixar, with just after a few years of existance, existence, became the sixth best-selling toy brand on the market, making ''$2 Billion'' billion'' per year in merchandise. The {{sequel}} was arguably made based on the money made on the toys.
30th Jan '16 8:07:42 AM nombretomado
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* A tragic [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] occured with ''SymBionicTitan''- the show had all the potential of a successful, marketable toyline, having SuperRobotGenre elements, but ''failed'' to strike a deal with toy companies. Guess what? The high-quality cartoon is royally ScrewedByTheNetwork in response to this.

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* A tragic [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] occured occurred with ''SymBionicTitan''- ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan''- the show had all the potential of a successful, marketable toyline, having SuperRobotGenre elements, but ''failed'' to strike a deal with toy companies. Guess what? The high-quality cartoon is royally ScrewedByTheNetwork in response to this.
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