The Sledgehammer – Version 2.0

January 10, 2008

Dead Men Sell No Sales

Filed under: shopping — Tags: , , — Brian Lutz @ 2:01 am

Ever get the impression that Hollywood is going just a little overboard with product tie-ins these days, especially on the big Summer blockbusters?  This probably won’t do anything to fix that impression:

It’s not just a bed, it’s an officially licensed Disney Pirates of the Caribbean Pirate Ship Trundle bed, complete with a “painted” pirate flag that looks suspiciously like the thing they’ve been plastering all over movie posters for the last three years.  Just how much treasure can you expect this bed to plunder from your hard earned checking account?

 

 That’ll be 800 bucks, and you’ll still need to buy a mattress on top of that.  Maybe if you use it to teach your little bilge rats to pillage lunch money from the other swabs on the playground at recess you’ll either save enough money that you won’t feel totally ripped off by the whole thing.or you’ll have to pay even more when you end up needing to send them to reform school and years of expensive counseling.  More than likely they’ll just get sick of the thing in six months and want something for whatever the next big movie tie-in happens to be.

 Anyone remember back when the studios would at least keep most of the gimmicky product tie-ins in the toy aisles?  Me neither.

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