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slickwataris



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 8:45 pm Reply with quote
I think I'll get the My Little Pony instead...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 8:59 pm Reply with quote
Wow, is Duel Masters really doing that bad that it has to use McDonald's to get some exposure?

I found this part of the article a bit misleading:

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Duel Masters would not be the first TCG line that has been kickstarted by a QSR promotion; the increased exposure may help make up for the fact that Duel Masters no longer has its daily strip on the Cartoon Network but is instead in the Saturday Toonami block.


Correct me if I'm wrong, but Duel Masters was always on the Toonami block since it started in March 2004.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 9:07 pm Reply with quote
i just want to know what cards you will be getting cause they doing a better deal. you get 3 cards instead of 1 like yugioh was. So it somewhat a good promotion and it just mean i should apply for a job there LOL
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Requiem



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 12:00 am Reply with quote
biliano wrote:
I found this part of the article a bit misleading:

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Duel Masters would not be the first TCG line that has been kickstarted by a QSR promotion; the increased exposure may help make up for the fact that Duel Masters no longer has its daily strip on the Cartoon Network but is instead in the Saturday Toonami block.


Correct me if I'm wrong, but Duel Masters was always on the Toonami block since it started in March 2004.


Actually, a couple months ago they started showing it like at 6AM Monday through Friday. They changed it around the beginning of this month so it's not entirely incorrect.

zeroligerx wrote:
i just want to know what cards you will be getting cause they doing a better deal. you get 3 cards instead of 1 like yugioh was. So it somewhat a good promotion and it just mean i should apply for a job there LOL


Wizard's site has a checklist of the cards in the promotion
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Necros Antiquor



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 11:49 am Reply with quote
biliano wrote:
Wow, is Duel Masters really doing that bad that it has to use McDonald's to get some exposure?

I found this part of the article a bit misleading:

Quote:
Duel Masters would not be the first TCG line that has been kickstarted by a QSR promotion; the increased exposure may help make up for the fact that Duel Masters no longer has its daily strip on the Cartoon Network but is instead in the Saturday Toonami block.


Correct me if I'm wrong, but Duel Masters was always on the Toonami block since it started in March 2004.

Actually, Duel Masters was initially on Toonami for one Friday, but three episodes at once. Then, it switched over to that "Saturday Video Entertainment System" they had on before Toonami moved to Saturdays. And from what I can tell, Duel Masters is doing pretty well with some of the kiddies because it's like Magic the Gathering (which definately is better).
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Meson



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 9:26 pm Reply with quote
YAY for Dual Monsters.

It's a great show. Of course, it isn't for cllose-minded anime otaku, but who cares about that!
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Tenchi



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 9:30 pm Reply with quote
biliano wrote:
Wow, is Duel Masters really doing that bad that it has to use McDonald's to get some exposure?


I don't think McDonald's would bother with the franchise if it didn't still have some zing in it.

The franchises that are really doing poorly go to Taco Bell to die...
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Darkness©



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 11:03 pm Reply with quote
Tenchi wrote:
biliano wrote:
Wow, is Duel Masters really doing that bad that it has to use McDonald's to get some exposure?


I don't think McDonald's would bother with the franchise if it didn't still have some zing in it.

The franchises that are really doing poorly go to Taco Bell to die...


Actually, if I remember correctly, Taco bell offered Digimon toys just before it got popular....
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 11:09 pm Reply with quote
Meson wrote:
It's a great show. Of course, it isn't for close-minded anime otaku, but who cares about that!


The people who care about some semblance of plot development. (This is coming from a guy who loved Mon Colle Knights)
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Tenchi



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 11:53 pm Reply with quote
Yeah, but Taco Bell also had Cardcaptors merchandise when that franchise was already pretty much flatlining.

Sometimes it gets lucky, I guess...
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Meson



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 12:15 am Reply with quote
Joe Mello wrote:
Meson wrote:
It's a great show. Of course, it isn't for close-minded anime otaku, but who cares about that!


The people who care about some semblance of plot development. (This is coming from a guy who loved Mon Colle Knights)



Dual Monsters is a comedy. It doesn't really need a real plot. It just needs somethign to keep the episodes connected, which it does.
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Mohawk52



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 1:33 am Reply with quote
Personally I find the whole concept of MacDonald's "Happy Meals" let alone them pimping that brand with toys, eithically distasteful. (no pun intended) Especially with all the evidance of the unhealthy content of MacDonald's food and the increasing problem of obese children and the health problems associated with that. I now visuallise Ronald MacDonald, standing next to the stereo-typical drug dealer and paedo-pervert near school playgrounds. Rolling Eyes
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Requiem



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 2:17 pm Reply with quote
Tenchi wrote:
The franchises that are really doing poorly go to Taco Bell to die...


Funny, I thought it was Wendy's that got that short end of the stick.
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slickwataris



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 5:54 pm Reply with quote
Darkness© wrote:

Actually, if I remember correctly, Taco bell offered Digimon toys just before it got popular....


Yeah, those weren't actually toys. They were tin cards in plastic digivices (I actually have a few). Digimon was already popular when Taco Bell offered them (or at least in my mind).
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cubs2084



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 6:10 pm Reply with quote
Mohawk52 wrote:
Personally I find the whole concept of MacDonald's "Happy Meals" let alone them pimping that brand with toys, eithically distasteful. (no pun intended) Especially with all the evidance of the unhealthy content of MacDonald's food and the increasing problem of obese children and the health problems associated with that. I now visuallise Ronald MacDonald, standing next to the stereo-typical drug dealer and paedo-pervert near school playgrounds. Rolling Eyes


Remember the Sonic the Hedgehog toys they had years ago, though? Those kicked ass.
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