Thursday, February 18, 2016

Shopping with Blobby

Yet another installment in the drudgery that is everyday shopping. The camera-phone makes it a bit more fun - though I get looks whenever I take pics of products. Like I care what people think!

The need for movie tie-ins - especially big blockbusters like Star Wars - is evident and no doubt much sought after, from both the licensing folks and the product folks.

I think it was with SpongeBob that I realized there was nothing they wouldn't brand. I wouldn't have been surprised to see an EPT with Sandy, the squirr-el, on the packaging.

But in general, the products and packaging usually have the likable characters from the movies - but I suppose once the BB-8s and Reys are spoken for, you're left with...........Kylo Ren?

I'm not even sure Darth Vader got on a package of Campbell Soup, but now his (spoiler alert!) grandson is on a bag of Pop Secret.

I am not sure what this says about us as a society - how far we've come..........or fallen. Putting the 'bad guy' on the package for an uptick in sales is now a good thing.

Oh and the irony on this product has not escaped me - the Dark Side is on White Cheddar.

Maybe General Leia can be on a package of Vagisil. Age and space dust has had to made that thing dry as a bone!


anne marie in philly said...

WTeverlovinF does POPCORN have to do with that stupid movie?

Anonymous said...

I'm a sucker for advertising.

Bob said...

It's all money ... Star Wars; The Force Is Microwaveable.

Fearsome Beard said...

I, too, don't get why the dark side is popular.

Brettcajun said...

The Dark Side is RAW POWER! Jedi are wimpy hippie dippies.