History Main / TheMerch

7th Dec '16 5:18:03 AM hszmv1
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Can't stress enough that Transformers fans usually expect this. Some even [[UpToEleven take it to eleven]] by crying foul when a toy from a particular line is not incorporated into that line's promotional media. BeastWars may be the biggest example as, due to the then new CGI budget, it was far easier to make toys then to make TV characters, so a core cast was developed because LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters was just not feasible. Years later, the rest of the toyline got a comic series.
5th Nov '16 3:18:56 PM Midna
Is there an issue? Send a Message


--> '''Mom''': I don't think so, Calvin. You've already got a lot of dinosaur stuff.
--> '''Calvin''': But Mom, it's ''educational''. You want me to ''learn'', don't you?
--> (next panel) '''Hobbes''': Boy, '''that''' sure worked.
--> '''Calvin''' (arms full of stuff and wearing a triceratops hat): I'll say! Hey, do you think we can get any ''Batman'' junk this way?

to:

--> '''Mom''': I don't think so, Calvin. You've already got a lot of you need any more dinosaur stuff.
stuff, Calvin.
--> '''Calvin''': But Mom, it's ''educational''. all ''educational!'' You want me to ''learn'', don't you?
you??
--> (next panel) '''Hobbes''': Boy, '''that''' sure worked.
she fell for ''that'' one.
--> '''Calvin''' (arms full of stuff and wearing a triceratops hat): I'll say! Hey, do you think I wonder if we can could get any ''Batman'' Batman junk this way?way.
23rd Oct '16 7:38:28 PM TheBigBopper
Is there an issue? Send a Message


->''"Moichandising, moichandising! Where da '''real''' money from da movie is made! Spaceballs: da T-shirt, Spaceballs: da Coloring Book, Spaceballs: da Lunchbox, Spaceballs: da Breakfast Cereal! Spaceballs: da Flame Throwah!!" [[note]]"Da kids love dis one."[[/note]]''

to:

->''"Moichandising, moichandising! ->''"[[FunetikAksent Moichandising, moichandising]]! Where da '''real''' money from da movie is made! Spaceballs: da T-shirt, Spaceballs: da Coloring Book, Spaceballs: da Lunchbox, Spaceballs: da Breakfast Cereal! Spaceballs: da Flame Throwah!!" [[note]]"Da kids love dis one."[[/note]]''
15th Oct '16 8:58:52 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Fark}}, despite being already self-sufficient thanks to its traffic generating scads of clickthroughs, has recently started offering T-shirts with the joke headlines and tags for stories featured on the site.

to:

* {{Fark}}, Website/{{Fark}}, despite being already self-sufficient thanks to its traffic generating scads of clickthroughs, has recently started offering T-shirts with the joke headlines and tags for stories featured on the site.
18th Sep '16 6:03:42 PM PrimeEvil
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''PeeWeesPlayhouse''. Uniquely, Paul Reubens himself [[DoingItForTheArt had to approve every merchandise deal]]. He stipulated that any toy bearing his seal had to be simple enough for any child to play with.
11th Sep '16 4:11:47 PM LadyNorbert
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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

to:

* 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 soldsold.
* Weekly FanWebComic ''Webcomic/CobwebAndStripes'' has its own merch department in the artist's [=RedBubble=] store, where readers can purchase images from the strip on various items.
30th Aug '16 6:53:47 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Notably the TropeCodifier for the format of all the following DisneyChannel shows post-1999 (Series/HannahMontana, etc.), Series/LizzieMcGuire also started the merchandising craze those shows had. Fortune magazine estimated in 2003 that Lizzie Mc Guire merchandise had earned the Walt Disney Co. nearly ''$100 million!'' That's from Radio Disney's big CD promotion, books based on the episodes being sold, mystery books starring Lizzie (much in the same vein as the Mary Kate And Ashley Olson mystery books), Tokyo POP manga adaptations, bed sheets, Barbie dolls, board games, and The Movie.

to:

* Notably the TropeCodifier for the format of all the following DisneyChannel Creator/DisneyChannel shows post-1999 (Series/HannahMontana, etc.), Series/LizzieMcGuire ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'' also started the merchandising craze those shows had. Fortune magazine estimated in 2003 that Lizzie Mc Guire ''Lizzie [=McGuire=]'' merchandise had earned the Walt Disney Co. nearly ''$100 million!'' That's from Radio Disney's big CD promotion, books based on the episodes being sold, mystery books starring Lizzie (much in the same vein as the Mary Kate And Ashley Olson mystery books), Tokyo POP manga adaptations, bed sheets, Barbie dolls, board games, and The Movie.
27th Aug '16 10:57:49 AM Sapphirea2
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Hilariously reversed with the sonic sunglasses of Series 9, which took the place of the sonic screwdriver that season as the Doctor's IconicItem / all-purpose gadget. Both Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi ''liked'' the idea of a gadget any kid could pretend to have with no more than a pair of shades, but a significant portion of the fanbase was cheesed off and demanded the reinstatement of the screwdriver as his key prop. Turned out that he got a new model screwdriver at the end of the SeasonFinale in a manner that provided BookEnds to him tossing away his previous model to [[spoiler: young Davros]] in the opening scene of the season premiere, suggesting that the glasses were never meant to be a permanent replacement for it (he now uses both items).

to:

** Hilariously reversed Averted with the sonic sunglasses of Series 9, which took the place of the sonic screwdriver that season as the Doctor's IconicItem / all-purpose gadget. gadget but never became OfficialCosplayGear. Both Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi ''liked'' liked the idea of a gadget any kid could pretend to have with no more than a pair of shades, shades -- but a significant portion of the fanbase was cheesed off and demanded the reinstatement of the screwdriver as his key prop.screwdriver. Turned out that he got a new model screwdriver at the end of the SeasonFinale in a manner that provided BookEnds to him tossing away his previous model to [[spoiler: young Davros]] in the opening scene of the season premiere, suggesting that the glasses were never meant to be a permanent replacement for it (he now uses both items).
27th Aug '16 10:55:31 AM Sapphirea2
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** There is supposedly a mandate in the new series that every episode has to feature a MonsterOfTheWeek which could potentially create toy opportunities (which did some damage to "Father's Day", as the episode is really just a drama episode about Rose trying to change her own past and the ClockRoaches are quite obviously forced in).

to:

** There is supposedly a mandate in the new series that every episode has to feature a MonsterOfTheWeek which could potentially create toy opportunities (which did opportunities. If that's the case, this does some damage to the straightfoward drama "Father's Day", as the episode which is really just a drama episode about Rose trying to change her own past and past; the ClockRoaches are quite obviously forced in).in and only appear in that one episode despite ''many'' later stories involving paradoxes that the Reapers should be summoned by. It also hurts "The Woman Who Lived"; the quiet story of the Doctor and Ashildr/Lady Me crossing paths again centuries after the former immortalized the latter to save her life is plenty compelling and could have been even more so if it hadn't brought in ObviouslyEvil LionMan Leandro to provide an alien invasion plot and action climax.


Added DiffLines:

** Hilariously reversed with the sonic sunglasses of Series 9, which took the place of the sonic screwdriver that season as the Doctor's IconicItem / all-purpose gadget. Both Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi ''liked'' the idea of a gadget any kid could pretend to have with no more than a pair of shades, but a significant portion of the fanbase was cheesed off and demanded the reinstatement of the screwdriver as his key prop. Turned out that he got a new model screwdriver at the end of the SeasonFinale in a manner that provided BookEnds to him tossing away his previous model to [[spoiler: young Davros]] in the opening scene of the season premiere, suggesting that the glasses were never meant to be a permanent replacement for it (he now uses both items).
25th Aug '16 1:36:47 PM JMQwilleran
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is naturally MerchandiseDriven, as the original ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePony'' franchise was created to sell toys to little girls. That's where Hasbro's involvement in The Merch ends though; everything else with ponies on it, from bicycles to board games to underwear, is made by other companies. Some of these are officially licensed, but many are not. [=WeLoveFine=] is notable for being one of the few businesses that sell My Little Pony clothing sized for adults, so their products are sometimes mistaken as being officially licensed, despite the fact that every page of their website has "for fans, by fans" in the header, and that every product page has a mini-bio of the fan/artist who designed the product.[[/folder]]

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is naturally MerchandiseDriven, as the original ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePony'' franchise was created to sell toys to little girls. That's where Hasbro's involvement in The Merch ends though; everything else with ponies on it, from bicycles to board games to underwear, is made by other companies. Some of these are officially licensed, but many are not. [=WeLoveFine=] is notable for being one of the few businesses that sell My Little Pony clothing sized for adults, so their products are sometimes mistaken as being officially licensed, despite the fact that every page of their website has "for fans, by fans" in the header, and that every product page has a mini-bio of the fan/artist who designed the product.product.
*''WesternAnimation/PeterRabbit'' has a number of plush toy releases, as well as model figures, playsets and a plate/silverware set. Additionally, Peter Rabbit has long been featured on a line of fruit/vegetable snack pouches known as Peter Rabbit Organics. When this series began airing, the packaging on these was changed to feature Peter's look from the television series, as opposed to the original Beatrix Potter book-style illustrations. Due to the show originating from Britain, many of these items, though nowhere near all, are NoExportForYou.
[[/folder]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 94. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.TheMerch