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TrekToday June 11 2008 09:42 PM

New Trek Product News
 
Over a dozen new Trek licenses for products were granted recently to companies interested in making <i>Star Trek</i> toys, clothing, etc.<p>As reported by <A class="link" HREF="http://trekmovie.com">TrekMovie.com</A>, CBS Products announced the granting of various licenses for companies who will make <i>Star Trek</i>-related products for <i>Star Trek</i> collectors.<p>In the toy category, there will be offerings from Mattel, including games, dolls and other toys. In the past, Mattel had a license to make <i>Star Trek</i> toys, but has a broader license this time and will probably offer more toys. Ship model kits will be offered by Round Two, owners of Polar Lights and AMT model kits. A TOS-era Enterprise should be available this fall.<p>Clothing will be represented, with a license being offered to Fortune Fashions to make t-shirts. Fortune Fashions is only the latest company to offer <i>Star Trek</i> clothing. Another company will be offering <i>Star Trek</i> costumes again.<p>In addition to the PEZ candy dispensers already announced, other food-related items will appear. Deco_Pac will be making Trek-themed cake decorating kits. Les Chocolats Vadeboncoeur, a Canadian company, will offer Trek Easter chocolates. <p>To find out what other products are on the horizon, head to the article located <A class="link" HREF="http://trekmovie.com/2008/06/10/cbs-announces-over-a-dozen-new-trek-licenses/">here</A>.<center></center>

nx1701g June 12 2008 05:56 AM

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Am I the only one worried that they're jumping the gun?

Tyson June 12 2008 09:33 AM

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This kind of marketing blitz is par for the course when Hollywood has a big blockbuster to promote.

Being a Star Trek movie, it seems a bit out of place and rather presumptuous at this point though. They must think they have a film that will appeal to the teeming hordes of morons out there.

T'Cal June 12 2008 05:16 PM

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I couldn't disagree more. This movie needs to be promoted like none have been before it. Paramount has never done enough to advertise its Trek films. There's a big investment in this one and they are wisely working to promote it.

cardinal biggles June 12 2008 05:43 PM

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Quote:

Tyson wrote: (Post 1733104)
This kind of marketing blitz is par for the course when Hollywood has a big blockbuster to promote.

Being a Star Trek movie, it seems a bit out of place and rather presumptuous at this point though. They must think they have a film that will appeal to the teeming hordes of morons out there.

Yes, because God forbid they should ever want a larger audience than the three million people who stuck with Enterprise until the bitter end. :rolleyes:

This is a good first step. Even though the movie's been pushed back to next May, by getting the Star Trek brand back out there in the public consciousness, and by perhaps marketing it in ways Paramount didn't before, it'll at least have people taking notice of Trek again. Then the trailers and advertising for the actual movie can start to kick in.

Tyson June 12 2008 07:53 PM

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cardinal biggles wrote: (Post 1733972)
Yes, because God forbid they should ever want a larger audience than the three million people who stuck with Enterprise until the bitter end. :rolleyes:

I thought Enterprise was crap like most everyone else did, bub. The suckers that stuck with it are an anomaly even in this fandom. I want change for the franchise and all that good stuff.

My concern is that in order to appeal to Joe Average and his gaggle of ADD-ridden kids, it's going to be really shitty change. I don't think that's an unjustified concern, either.

nx1701g June 13 2008 06:27 AM

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^ I had the same thoughts. I hope that Trek gets reborn and that the film does well, but chances are there will only be a lot of unsold merchandise. Hell, action figures from Trek's 1990s line are still on shelves of toy stores in my area (and I like in a suburb of Pittsburgh).

Sean Aaron June 13 2008 01:20 PM

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Yeah, but if the stuff is cool that means cheap collectibles!

nx1701g June 14 2008 02:35 AM

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^ Or it could mean a further decrease in brand value and the possibility that there will not be a sequel to the film/rebirth of the Trek franchise. Now its all about the box office and how much junk is sold related to the film...

RandyS June 14 2008 03:13 AM

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Quote:

Tyson wrote: (Post 1733104)
This kind of marketing blitz is par for the course when Hollywood has a big blockbuster to promote.

Being a Star Trek movie, it seems a bit out of place and rather presumptuous at this point though. They must think they have a film that will appeal to the teeming hordes of morons out there.

Wait, wait.......

You mean us geeky, nerdy, virigins who live in our parents basements are NOT the teeming hordes of morons out there??


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