Games & Toys

The Best of NCAA Bowl Game Swag: Online Shopping Sprees, Plenty of Tech and More
January 6, 2021 at 3:49 pm

One thing that has helped maintain a sense of normalcy is the fact that student-athletes will still leave their bowl games with some impressive gift bags. As we do just about every year, we got to take a look at some of the gift bags going toward players lucky enough to play on such a big stage. Here’s a rundown of some of the most interesting, upscale, fun or fitting promotional gifts...

Pokemon GO Players Can Now Get In-Game Apparel From The North Face and Gucci
January 6, 2021 at 12:03 pm

Capitalizing on the character-customization features of the game, the makers of Pokemon GO formed an outside-the-box partnership with Gucci and The North Face, giving players a chance to deck their virtual selves out in some designer clothing and accessories. This is similar to what we've seen from some other apparel brands in recent months...

Epic Games Teams With Samsung as It Ramps Up Fornite Merch War Against Apple
December 22, 2020 at 11:51 am

Epic Games, developer of the video game phenomenon Fortnite, has been feuding with Apple and Google since the game was removed from the iOS App Store and Google Play Store. In the latest escalation of the war, Epic Games teamed up with Samsung to send a Fortnite merch bundle to gaming industry journalists...

The White House Is Getting Creative With Its Stockpile of Leftover 'Be Best' Promotional Items
December 16, 2020 at 1:15 pm

The White House used a State Department party as an opportunity to give away leftover merchandise from First Lady Melania Trump’s chosen cause over the last four years. At an event for about 200 guests, officials gave out "Be Best" branded items like frisbees and backpacks. So, why exactly did attendees at a holiday party get Be Best promotional items?...

Our 5 Favorite Promotional Products of the Week: 'Milk Pong' Tables, Coffee Mugs and More
November 18, 2020 at 11:22 am

We're in that weird limbo now where no one quite knows what holiday to decorate for. Halloween decorations seem out of place, and jack-o-lanterns have rotted. It's still just a little early to go full-on with the December holidays, but some people are doing it anyway. And Thanksgiving doesn't quite have the decoration-ready nature of…

The Makers of Mega-Hit Video Game 'Among Us' Had to Scramble to Make a Merch Store After Fans Made Knockoffs
November 17, 2020 at 1:12 pm

"Among Us" has become a cultural phenomenon, and people want to show off how much they love it. The problem was that InnerSloth, the game’s developer, didn’t have a functioning merchandise store. The page existed on its site, but there was nothing in the store. So, third-party sellers made their own merchandise, and InnerSloth never saw a dime from the sales...

Our 5 Favorite Promotional Products of the Week: Slack Sneakers, Mario Pins and More
October 14, 2020 at 10:40 am

It’s getting cold out there. Now is the time for any of our supplier friends to send us some promotional socks and slippers. Maybe a robe, too, for lounging on mornings where it’s chilly but not cold enough to turn the heat on. That’d be great. While you assemble those kits, we’ll just be looking at some of our favorite promo products that might not keep us warm, but are pretty cool...

Dos Equis' 'Seis-Foot Cooler' Returns as Part of Home Tailgating Kit
October 5, 2020 at 12:56 pm

Remember that six-foot cooler that Dos Equis released so we could all still enjoy each others’ company at a backyard cookout but maintain social distancing? A lot of people might tell you that Labor Day is the end of cookout season, but Dos Equis is making an effort to “save our Saturdays” by re-releasing the Seis-foot cooler and introducing a few more fun products...

Dairy Queen and Hidden Valley Celebrate Partnership With Creative Promo Collection
October 5, 2020 at 12:36 pm

To spread the word about the new addition of Hidden Valley Ranch to its chicken strips and salad options, Dairy Queen dropped a line of branded merchandise that includes a cornhole board, a 1,000-piece puzzle, a paint-by-numbers kit and a cross-stitch kit. While not billed as such, the collection is clearly designed with the stay-at-home crowd in mind...