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Old 09-06-2010, 03:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking Back: Monster in My Pocket

Those of us who grew up in the 80s and 90s were subjected to marketing blitzes the likes of which previous generations never could have dreamed. As restrictions on corporations lessened, methods of advertising to children which had once been patently illegal suddenly became commonplace. Kids could watch the adventures of their favorite brand-name heroes in the morning, read about them in comic books in the afternoon, then be all fired up in the evening to shriek their throats raw demanding tie-in toys from weakened parents staggering in exhausted from work and willing to give their little hellions whatever they wanted in exchange for a few blissful moments of peace and quiet. Not surprisingly, direct marketing to children turned out to be big money, and everyone wanted a slice of the pie. It seemed like every day a new franchise appeared on the scene determined to be the next massive media empire. And some of them truly were massive. In fact, the likes of G.I. Joe, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Masters of the Universe are still fairly popular, resurfacing every few years when the toy company executives bank on being able to manipulate with nostalgia the adults they once manipulated with greed as children.

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Old 09-06-2010, 10:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Looking Back: Monster in My Pocket

I remember the way the kids were so into Pokemon - and how they were marketed as 'Pocket Monsters' here in the N.A.U.
I still can't say it with a straight face.



I never heard of the other toys actually marketed by that name until much later.
Hey, anyone remember Trouser Demons?

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Re: Looking Back: Monster in My Pocket

Joe, people still are, check the Pokemon section made.
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Re: Looking Back: Monster in My Pocket

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Joe, people still are, check the Pokemon section made.
Yes, I know people still like them, and I do too for the most part.
Please don't ask me to sit through a Pokemon movie, though, because that's where I draw the line of acceptability.

It's all retro, and for example I still like to watch The Legend of Zelda cartoon and other cartoons from that era once in a while.
But I don't think I ever saw the Monster in My Pocket cartoon - and I never even heard of it until just now, does anyone else remember watching it?

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwMPYzhg-ZM]YouTube - Monster in my Pocket - The Big Scream, Part 1[/ame]
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Re: Looking Back: Monster in My Pocket

Monster in my pocket was a decent game, it was nice to play as a character with long legs for a change.
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