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.


  1. Not to mention the expense of “nightmare repression therapy”. That is one SCARY-looking bed. Although, at first, I thought it was someone’s bad idea for a casket design. ewwwwww :-P

    Comment by Susan in Elk Grove CA — January 11, 2008 @ 12:14 am

  2. Is THIS what kids nowadays get? Sheesh, what happened to the plastic Little Tikes racecar bed? and my sister had a plastic playhouse bed with a little window that REALLY OPENED that you could keep stuff inside!
    COME ON, the kid’s gonna outgrow the bed in like 6 years, why spend 800 bucks…

    Comment by reccaphoenix — March 2, 2008 @ 12:43 am

  3. I love this, actually. I’m thinking of getting this very bed for my 4 yr old son for Christmas this year. We are all pirate fans in this house and this will be fun for us to decorate his room in a Pirate Theme. If it only came in a Queen or King size, Mommy and Daddy would be ‘on board’ ourselves.

    Comment by Dee A. — September 7, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

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