Games & Toys

Star Wars Fans Are Upset About Merchandise Lacking Female Character (Again)
October 9, 2019 at 2:04 pm

Disney, the "Star Wars" franchise's new intergalactic overlords, held its third annual "Force Friday" merchandising event. This time it was to hype up the upcoming "Rise of Skywalker" movie, "The Mandalorian" streaming series and the "Jedi: Fallen Order" video game. The merchandise haul was huge, but there was one glaring omission that reminded fans of…

Wendy’s Has a Branded Role-Playing Game Now
October 7, 2019 at 1:20 pm

We have heard for centuries that all is fair in love and war, so perhaps the bigwigs at Wendy’s thought that pair needed to become a trio, with “advertising” as the addition. That could be one explanation for the company’s weekend introduction of Feast of Legends, a Wendy's-branded role-playing game that makes obvious the fast…

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...