Games & Toys

There’s Only One Blockbuster Store Left, But Now There’s a Blockbuster Board Game
June 13, 2019 at 12:16 pm

We're feeling irrepressibly nostalgic today thanks to Big Potato Games. That's because fellow lovers of the past and all-things cinematic can now play the Blockbuster Board Game, available at Target and at the last remaining Blockbuster Video store in Bend, Ore., with the amazing creation destined to have us rewind our brains to a different…

Here Is a Very Weird Controversy About a Fan-Designed Pokemon T-shirt
May 21, 2019 at 1:37 pm

New or established, fledgling or seasoned, all writers come to know about the possible pitfalls of making simultaneous submissions to publishers. A China-based artist is learning this week about similar worries surrounding concurrent creations, as he appears to have busted himself over a questioned design that had originally received distinction as a Pokemon T-shirt competition…

This New Promotional Plush Bat From Ozzy Osbourne Is Brilliant
January 23, 2019 at 1:05 pm

Ozzy Osbourne chose to mark the occasion of his most infamous metal moment by releasing a promotional plush bat that, yep, has a detachable head. The branded plush, a callback to the iconic set in which Osbourne bit the head off a possibly still-living bat, sold out of its first run...

The 76ers Partnered With an Xbox Game for a Weird But Fun Cross-Promotion
November 5, 2018 at 12:16 pm

Thanks to last year’s 52-win season and second-round playoff appearance, the Philadelphia 76ers have begun to honor the commitment of fans who have chosen to “Trust the Process.” Pundits are predicting that the team will be a perennial title contender, making the Eastern Conference club a marketing match for numerous sponsors. Ahead of the Nov.…

Taco Bell Is Giving Away Limited Edition Xbox One X Consoles With a Special Promotional Twist
October 19, 2018 at 12:31 pm

We here at Promo Marketing have covered Taco Bell so much lately that—given our very impressionable appetites—we fully expect for our waistlines to pay the oh-so-acceptable consequences. While we bask in our bulk when not on company time, we could certainly see ourselves housing some tacos as we play video games because, well, dishes and…

It's a Beautiful Day for a Mr. Rogers Merchandise and Apparel Collection
June 1, 2018 at 2:46 pm

Luckily for those of us who were fortunate enough to learn from Mr. Rogers in our youth, a Pittsburgh-based company has come up with a line of Mr. Rogers-themed merchandise and apparel, and the results are awesome. Steel City, with approval from the Mr. Rogers Foundation, has come up with the collection...

These Are the Weirdest Star Wars Promotional Products of All Time
May 7, 2018 at 2:17 pm

Whether you’re a Star Wars fan, merch collector, film enthusiast or promotional products professional, it’s likely you’ll find something about this compilation funny, or at the very least, disturbing. So, without further ado, we present the officially curated, 100 percent unbiased, unranked list of the weirdest Star Wars promotional products of all time...

Lego Latest Major Corporation to Join Sustainable Packaging Pledge
May 7, 2018 at 1:53 pm

Debuting in 1940 and 1949, respectively, McDonald’s and Lego have essentially come of age together, with countless memories complementing the billions in sales that each generates annually. Though it experienced a sizable setback last year, the latter has built an amazing legacy through its product lines and is looking to acquire more clout for its…

We Re-Ranked NHL.com's Top 10 Giveaways List Because They Got It Way Wrong
April 2, 2018 at 1:55 pm

Apparently, the folks at NHL.com have been reading Promo Marketing. How else would they have decided to come up with a ranking of the top 10 promotional product giveaways for the 2017-2018 season? While we’re incredibly humbled to have received such an honor (or at least to bestow it upon ourselves), we thought we’d do the NHL a favor by contributing our own take to their ranking, one that will be equal parts unbiased and objective...

DC’s Maligned Metro Rail Service Is Under Fire for Opening Branded Merchandise Store
March 7, 2018 at 12:25 pm

As a lifelong resident of Philadelphia, this nearly 39-year-old scribe, thanks to SEPTA, knows all about the frustration that relying on public transportation can foster. Courtesy of the entity’s Center City-based store, though, I often put aside my irritation and revel when my son finds a few branded toys, whose purchase serves as a mini…