mandustries wrote: twilighter1193 wrote: vegasn8ive wrote:I was thinking the same thing. I know they want to have stuff for Jacob fans but they could have character shirts without doing the whole "team" thing. That doesn't come into play until the next book. Ah well. It is called Show Business, after all. I think they need to make more stuff, though. I'm sure they will as the movie gets closer but I don't think they quite understand how rabid Twilight fans are and how we would totally buy whatever right now!
haha! that's great "how rabid twilight fans are!"
It's SO true though!!!
I definitely agree with both of you. The necessity for merch, in my opinion, is why the Cullen Crest came into being. I mean, there wasn't too much to draw from, merch-wise, in the books. In books like Harry Potter, there is a ton of stuff to make to sell: wands, house gear, fake HP glasses, stuffies of the various mythical creatures, the list goes on. With Twilight, it's much more set in the real world, so there's not as much to pull out of the stories.
Perhaps we'll see a werewolf stuffie in the future?
However they are not selling the Cullen Crest.
See...I don't understand.
I know it's all business and I know they make money off of the Team stuff but the way I see it their marketing team is kinda made of fail. I like the HP example but Imma change it a bit. It might seem smart to make only Gryffindor stuff because the main characters are Gryffindor but No....they make merchandise for all the houses cause it makes more money. Those that do not like Gryffindor or don't feel they are Gryffindor will not buy Gryffindor stuff. Just like me, not relating to Bella at all and not particularly being in love with Jake and Edward will not buy their fan shirts. If they made other shirts, that I liked I'd buy them! Thus more money in their pockets. (And they are charging 22 bucks for a shirt that probably cost 8 to make so they get a profit even if I'm the only person to buy it
So yes, Bella, Edward, and Jacob might be the most popular characters but it's just dumb to neglect the other Cullens. The key is make more of the Bella, Edward, Jacob stuff until you get an idea of how the other characters will sell. I could probably rank how popular they all are right now...
Jasper/Emmet (These two I think are pretty equal)
Yes that looks right to me. They should start with that.
They should make venom pops!
And life size dolls. Yes, I would buy a life size Rob...