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Re: Starbucks???
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2021, 08:49:04 »
I know that Playmobil aren't exactly known for having the most accurate media team, but in all the responses/comments on the FB page they say that Starbucks South Korea approached them rather than the other way around

I wonder what the conversation at Playmobil headquarters sounded like. "So... So they want make us money ey? Money! I don't know about that!"

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Re: Starbucks???
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2021, 16:29:33 »
Well, I ordered mine.


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Re: Starbucks???
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2021, 02:56:45 »
PM might as well go whole hog on that type of licensing. They've already swallowed the Hollywood draught. Doing stuff like Starbucks at least would allow kids to simulate the real world.
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Re: Starbucks???
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2021, 04:30:18 »
To be fair, it's no different to the Esso/Shell garages they made back in the 80s/90s

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« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2021, 04:37:20 »
Yes I meant to make that point but it didn't come out clearly. PM has always done real world brands, they don't excite me but I am okay with them, the Hollywood stuff I actively dislike. Since they're already all in on the latter, why not go all in on the former.
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Re: Starbucks???
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2021, 09:22:13 »
But if you're going to do a coffee theme, why Starbuck's?  Certainly in the UK their decor confuses gloom with romance.
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Re: Starbucks???
« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2021, 09:50:55 »
You'd best ask the Koreans!
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« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2021, 14:53:56 »
But if you're going to do a coffee theme, why Starbuck's?  Certainly in the UK their decor confuses gloom with romance.

I guess - if they actually wanted to do it - it's the most universal coffee brand, which is probably the problem with any branded stuff

Yes I meant to make that point but it didn't come out clearly. PM has always done real world brands, they don't excite me but I am okay with them, the Hollywood stuff I actively dislike. Since they're already all in on the latter, why not go all in on the former.

I see what you mean - I'm similarly indifferent on the branded stuff. In this case, I don't mind them as specials but I wouldn't want the cafe in the regular line up to be replaced as a branded one.

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Re: Starbucks???
« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2021, 15:04:17 »
I have, probably foolishly, ordered all 7 from a Korean Ebay dealer.  8}

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Re: Starbucks???
« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2021, 16:42:27 »
It's not foolish if you like them! If you waited until they appeared in your part of the world, you might miss out on them completely! And which one of hasn't bought some PM and then reflected that it might have been a rash purchase? That could be a new topic; "The most foolish decision I made when buying PM"

In any case, shouldn't we get promotional products at a lower price, in exchange for promoting their brand?
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