> From: "Michael Martinez" <michael@...>
> Subject: Re: LotR's Movie Tie-Ins
> I like some of the stuff myself, and have already purchased a couple
> of the Arwen things for my 10-year-old niece from Giftgiving.Com
> (which Xenite.Org was invited to promote through their affiliate
> program). If it makes you folks feel any better, most people seem to
> be looking rather than buying. The Tolkien movie merchandise bonanza
> doesn't yet seem to have paid off for many companies.
> It will be interesting to see what these companies report about their
> product lines' sales in January.
I started my Christmas shopping last night and there is a huge store
full of calendars and associated paraphenalia at the mall. Right in
the entrance are 2 very large displays of Harry Potter and LOTR
associated stuff. Also at Borders this week I purchased a book
entitled THE ROADKILL OF MIDDLE EARTH: a parody by JohnCarnell. I
just couldn't reisist.