History Main / TheMerch

31st Aug '17 8:04:06 AM SeptimusHeap
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* WordOfGod is that this is what killed ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock''. The show had tremendous ratings and was even beating ''{{Pokemon}}'', but ended after four seasons due to a lack of merchandise. {{Dwayne McDuffie}} says that a fifth season was ordered by Creator/KidsWB, but that there was simply no money left to produce it.

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* WordOfGod is that this is what killed ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock''. The show had tremendous ratings and was even beating ''{{Pokemon}}'', but ended after four seasons due to a lack of merchandise. {{Dwayne Creator/{{Dwayne McDuffie}} says that a fifth season was ordered by Creator/KidsWB, but that there was simply no money left to produce it.
18th Aug '17 11:56:09 AM PrincessPandaTrope
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So, you start to sell stuff. T-shirts, pins, prints, [=CDs=], {{Toys}} and cards are the obvious choices. But mouse pads, coffee mugs, baseball caps, plushies, posters, babies' onesies, messenger bags, and refrigerator magnets all have their fans. In fact, anything that you can figure out how to stick a logo, character or catchphrase onto will do. That's "The Merch". The merchandise. The moneymaker. The stuff that pays the bills.

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So, you start to sell stuff. T-shirts, pins, prints, [=CDs=], {{Toys}} and cards are the obvious choices. But mouse pads, coffee mugs, baseball caps, plushies, posters, babies' onesies, messenger bags, and refrigerator magnets all have their fans. Furniture, jewels, costumes, food, hygiene products, and sporting gear are for those wanting to go overboard. In fact, anything that you can figure out how to stick a logo, character or catchphrase onto will do. That's "The Merch". The merchandise. The moneymaker. The stuff that pays the bills.
14th Jul '17 7:52:13 PM nombretomado
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* More recently, BruceTimm confirmed that ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' and ''[[GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries Green Lantern: The Animated Series]]'' were cancelled due to this as well. ''Young Justice'' had a toy line, but it didn't sell well, while ''Green Lantern'' never even had one due to the surplus of unsold toys from the flopped [[Film/GreenLantern live-action movie]].

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* More recently, BruceTimm Creator/BruceTimm confirmed that ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' and ''[[GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries Green Lantern: The Animated Series]]'' ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'' were cancelled due to this as well. ''Young Justice'' had a toy line, but it didn't sell well, while ''Green Lantern'' never even had one due to the surplus of unsold toys from the flopped [[Film/GreenLantern live-action movie]].
4th Jun '17 2:27:50 PM nombretomado
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* [[TVTropes This very wiki]] has joined in peddling The Merch, with its new [[http://www.zazzle.com/tvtropes* merchandise store]].

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* [[TVTropes [[Wiki/TVTropes This very wiki]] has joined in peddling The Merch, with its new [[http://www.zazzle.com/tvtropes* merchandise store]].
28th Apr '17 3:21:03 PM PrincessPandaTrope
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* There are tons of ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' merchandise, ranging from T-shirts, furniture, plush, and figurines to fast food, hygiene, and even expensive statues. [[http://sonicgear.org/ There's a fansite dedicated to Sonic merch.]]
23rd Apr '17 2:32:20 PM nombretomado
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* Until ''TelevisionWithoutPity'' affiliated itself with Yahoo several years ago (before it was sold to Bravo), much of the costs of the site were provided by Merch. Available Merch included Tubey (the site mascot) in close to fifty designs (each evocative of a particular show that was recapped) on virtually anything [=CafePress=] would imprint, as well as open stock and limited edition t-shirts.

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* Until ''TelevisionWithoutPity'' ''Website/TelevisionWithoutPity'' affiliated itself with Yahoo several years ago (before it was sold to Bravo), much of the costs of the site were provided by Merch. Available Merch included Tubey (the site mascot) in close to fifty designs (each evocative of a particular show that was recapped) on virtually anything [=CafePress=] would imprint, as well as open stock and limited edition t-shirts.
2nd Apr '17 11:23:50 AM nombretomado
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* ''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.

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* ''PeeWeesPlayhouse''.''Series/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.
31st Mar '17 6:48:57 AM TheGoodWario
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* Music/JimmyBuffett has restaurants called "Margaritaville" and "Cheeseburger in Paradise" that are named after two of his greatest hits. The former has more restaurants than the later. Also, "Margaritaville" has frozen food, beer, furniture, clothing, and barware under the name. The song has been considered to be the most valuable song, making more money off of related products rather than sales of the track.

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* Music/JimmyBuffett has restaurants called "Margaritaville" and "Cheeseburger in Paradise" that are named after two of his greatest hits. The former has more restaurants than the later. Also, "Margaritaville" has frozen food, beer, furniture, clothing, casinos, and barware under the name. The song has been considered to be the most valuable song, making more money off of related products rather than sales of the track.
31st Mar '17 6:45:20 AM TheGoodWario
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* Music/JimmyBuffett has restaurants called "Margaritaville" and "Cheeseburger in Paradise" that are named after two of his greatest hits. The former song has more restaurants than the later. Also, "Margaritaville" has frozen food, beer, furniture, clothing, and barware connected to the song. The song has been considered to be the most valuable song, making more money off of related products rather than sales of the song.

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* Music/JimmyBuffett has restaurants called "Margaritaville" and "Cheeseburger in Paradise" that are named after two of his greatest hits. The former song has more restaurants than the later. Also, "Margaritaville" has frozen food, beer, furniture, clothing, and barware connected to under the song. name. The song has been considered to be the most valuable song, making more money off of related products rather than sales of the song.track.
31st Mar '17 6:44:23 AM TheGoodWario
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*Music/JimmyBuffett has restaurants called "Margaritaville" and "Cheeseburger in Paradise" that are named after two of his greatest hits. The former song has more restaurants than the later. Also, "Margaritaville" has frozen food, beer, furniture, clothing, and barware connected to the song. The song has been considered to be the most valuable song, making more money off of related products rather than sales of the song.
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