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So CO "Merchandising, merchandising! Where the real money from the movie is made!"

Discussion in 'SouthWest Region Discussion' started by Gilbu_Cotac, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. RubberDuckTape

    RubberDuckTape Jedi Knight star 5

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    are you factoring in gas money and food money (cause that's a LONG way and you might have to stop for food)

    That *might* raise the price up a tad...

    o_O
     
  2. Zoom_Cthooga

    Zoom_Cthooga Jedi Master star 6

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    Hmm...2 hour drive time...about $6 in gas.

    Food? If I eat before leaving, it's no biggie.

    If I wake up early Saturday and be back before Jenny comes over, can I go, Rachel? LOL.
     
  3. Zoom_Cthooga

    Zoom_Cthooga Jedi Master star 6

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    OK...woke up about 2 hours ago...

    Was still thinking about going to La Junta for toys...

    So I made Rachel talk me out of it.

    The discussion was...

    "Would you drive to Larkspur for toys?"
    "Well, no."
    "Don't you already HAVE 7 Snowspeeders, of which only 1 fits next to your AT-AT while the other 6 sit in a storage box?"
    "Well, yes."
    "Don't you already HAVE another X-Wing, of which that sits in a storage box, too?"
    "Well, yes."

    So...I guess...I'm not going. LOL.
     
  4. Mistress

    Mistress Jedi Knight star 6

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    you're up? wow...Rachels up too? bigger wow....I'm at work.

    Call me when you're ready, and if I dont hear from you by the time I get out of here, I'll call you.
     
  5. arrowheadpodracer

    arrowheadpodracer Jedi Master star 5

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    I was just talking to friend last night about how when GL first made the deal for Star Wars, he took all the merchandising rights. I guess the studio people thought, "sure, who cares?". My friend was telling me how things like Star Trek and Superman would have like- one toy. Star Wars was the first thing to start making toys out of just about everything.
    Genius.
     
  6. Mistress

    Mistress Jedi Knight star 6

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    yah, theres all kinds of info about that in the dvd appendices. Absolutely brilliant. They talk about how before starwars, movies did very little merchandising. There wasnt even an action figure available for Christmas 77...the stores sold empty boxes with pix of sw figures.

    wow
     
  7. Zoom_Cthooga

    Zoom_Cthooga Jedi Master star 6

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    Personally, I think the vintage figures had a little bit of crack cocaine mixed into the plastic.

    I think that explains the obsessive craze that overtook so many people.
     
  8. arrowheadpodracer

    arrowheadpodracer Jedi Master star 5

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    "Is this the 5 o'clock free action figure giveaway?!"
     
  9. Mistress

    Mistress Jedi Knight star 6

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    crack cocaine....that explains it. :p


    I started getting an allowance when I learned to tie my shoes by myself...I saved it...like a mad hermit Scrooge...I had a little ledger...and it was all to buy figures. My parents wouldnt buy them for me at first. If they bought me toys they wanted them to be effeminate. So, I had to buy them with my own money.


    So my first budget was SW based as is my latest...what a dork.
     
  10. Zoom_Cthooga

    Zoom_Cthooga Jedi Master star 6

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    LOL. You dork. :p
     
  11. Mistress

    Mistress Jedi Knight star 6

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    I'm a card carrying member of the Proud Dorks Fan Club! :D
     
  12. Dark_Side_Otaku

    Dark_Side_Otaku Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Anyone know if any stores are doing "midnight madness" on April 2nd?
     
  13. Imperial_Birrer

    Imperial_Birrer Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Not sure. they did it at the north side walmart last time,I think.I may have to ask around down here to see if anything will happen
     
  14. Mistress

    Mistress Jedi Knight star 6

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    oooh..more talk of merchandising...have I mentioned my uber-kewl-darth-vader lava lamp in here?

    SO kewl.

    Want the beaded hippy curtains too. They will go great in my bathroom.
     
  15. arrowheadpodracer

    arrowheadpodracer Jedi Master star 5

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    I need the lava lamp,

    and... if there were only one.....


    I'd be willing to kill for it.
     
  16. Mistress

    Mistress Jedi Knight star 6

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    I could take you, pod-man. :p


    Don't underestimate my love for cheesy hot lamps of doom with Lord Vaders mug on em.


     
  17. Imperial_Birrer

    Imperial_Birrer Jedi Padawan star 4

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    count me in on that battle. I think lava lamps are way cool,but a vader lava lamp is awsome.


    Oh, I got the first comic book for ROTS,its very cool.
     
  18. Mistress

    Mistress Jedi Knight star 6

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    I'll take you both with an arm and a leg tied behind my back...I do yoga.
     
  19. Jedi_Knight_Birr

    Jedi_Knight_Birr Retired RSA star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I got your back M. zac is pretty easy to take down. just threaten to hit him and he hits the ground like a dress on prom night.


    secretly plots to steal lava lamp when the others are in the fight of DOOM.
     
  20. Mistress

    Mistress Jedi Knight star 6

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    lol...I'm on to you.


    M plots how easy it would be to distract all three of them from the lamp using only the power of her bosoms.
     
  21. Mistress

    Mistress Jedi Knight star 6

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    Jeesh, I killed the competition with just the threat. I won, and I did it easily.
     
  22. Jedi_Knight_Birr

    Jedi_Knight_Birr Retired RSA star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    not really. im just getting some smoke bombs off ebay. i msut stay focused for the prize of the vader lava lamp!
     
  23. Mistress

    Mistress Jedi Knight star 6

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    Your focus determines your reality.
     
  24. Jedi_Knight_Birr

    Jedi_Knight_Birr Retired RSA star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    so if i focus on donuts, then does my reality become fried pastries? that could be fun.
     
  25. Mistress

    Mistress Jedi Knight star 6

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    I won again!!! I distracted you with thoughts of sweet goods...the lamp is mine.