Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (944 posts) -

So to add to the list of Angry Birds shower gels, slippers and HDMI-cables, there apparently is AB branded espresso coffee beans. What will they think of next?

#1 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (944 posts) -

So to add to the list of Angry Birds shower gels, slippers and HDMI-cables, there apparently is AB branded espresso coffee beans. What will they think of next?

#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (36012 posts) -

I have an idea as to where it'll go next, but I can't really post it, since it's the type of thing I know would get me banned.

#3 Posted by MaFoLu (1858 posts) -

I'm just waiting for an Angry Birds-branded Call of Duty

#4 Edited by Icemo (642 posts) -

I saw those at the grocery yesterday too and that got me thinking. To my understanding, Angry Birds branded products mainly attract children's attention. So did that company really think that there are enough adults to buy angry birds espresso since there can't be any kids that want to drink espresso. And if I was a parent I wouldn't even let my child drink espresso.

#5 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (944 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

I have an idea as to where it'll go next, but I can't really post it, since it's the type of thing I know would get me banned.

Does that pig in the picture have right kind of reaction to it?

#6 Posted by Video_Game_King (36012 posts) -

@charlie_victor_bravo:

The bird does.

#7 Posted by MeldingPlague (40 posts) -

@Icemo said:

I saw those at the grocery yesterday too and that got me thinking. To my understanding, Angry Birds branded products mainly attract children's attention. So did that company really think that there are enough adults to buy angry birds espresso since there can't be any kids that want to drink espresso. And if I was a parent I wouldn't even let my child drink espresso.

Man... if I had a Flash game that wasn't very good, cost almost no money to make, and companies all over the world were chomping at the bit to buy into, buddy, let me tell you: I would take full and immediate advantage of my situation. Underwear, check. Lava lamps, check. Gratification devices, check. I would give you the okay to sell Angry Birds branded how-to guides on animal husbandry in a heart beat. Against all odds, this thing is killer and, unless they're coding on keyboards made of solid gold, Rovio is presently and proudly rolling in all the money ever.

#8 Posted by Phatmac (5721 posts) -

If those guys a Rovio make another Bad Piggies game then I'm all for this.

#9 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

@MaFoLu said:

I'm just waiting for an Angry Birds-branded Call of Duty

Mind=blown

#10 Posted by JDW519 (148 posts) -

My cousin's dog had an angry birds chew toy...

#11 Posted by Kerned (1169 posts) -

The stuff sells; more power to 'em I guess. It's not like I'm going to buy it.

#12 Posted by SSully (4125 posts) -

Good for them. It is a well made little game. I am baffled it is this popular, but it's still a well made game for what it is.

#13 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -

I wish Tattoo Assassins had this kind of merchandising instead.

#14 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

I keep waiting for the franchise to hit its peek and become the opposite of popular, like all big franchises. But fuck, it just keeps getting more and more popular. I'd be interested to see how all of his merchandise sells, who would even buy this?

#15 Posted by LiquidPrince (15843 posts) -

I'm happy for them. They made something that sells so they should sell it. No reason to be upset at other peoples successes.

#16 Posted by crusader8463 (14412 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

I have an idea as to where it'll go next, but I can't really post it, since it's the type of thing I know would get me banned.

Pediatric Gynecological instruments? Douche bags? Dildos? Butt plugs? Sensual lotions? Cock Rings? Am I on the right track?

#17 Posted by Video_Game_King (36012 posts) -

@crusader8463 said:

@Video_Game_King said:

I have an idea as to where it'll go next, but I can't really post it, since it's the type of thing I know would get me banned.

Dildos? Butt plugs? Am I on the right track?

Yes.

#18 Posted by csl316 (8111 posts) -

My nephews go nuts over Angry Birds. They got backpacks, shoes, pencils.... I miss their Thomas the Tank Engine phase : (

#19 Edited by InternetCrab (1504 posts) -

There has never been an app becoming so large. I don't see the point. It's birds...shooting at green pigs. Why the hell would anyone buy merchandise of the fucks? Cash I guess.

#20 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

Add cakes, pants, shirts, hoodies, hats, playing cards, TV show, more games, even more games and candy to that list and it's pretty easy to see where they're going with it next

#21 Posted by RE_Player1 (7549 posts) -

I mean Angry Birds is a fun game but holy shit it's getting a little ridiculous with how huge it has gotten. Was it just right place, right time for when they released it?

#22 Posted by TheHT (10884 posts) -

@MaFoLu said:

I'm just waiting for an Angry Birds-branded Call of Duty

Gangnam Style can be the theme song.

#23 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3105 posts) -

Is there a TV show?

#24 Posted by ep_driver (436 posts) -

These guys are marketing/collaboration geniuses. I'm biased because I happen to enjoy their games, but even if you somehow hate Angry Birds you can't deny that Rovio is genius.

#25 Posted by Deathawk (280 posts) -

@msavo: I'm convinced that half of the appeal is ironic. People buy Angry Birds products because they like to feel like they're a part of some weird phenomenon.

#26 Posted by Strife777 (1503 posts) -

I don't get it, what is so great about this whole brand? Anyway, good for those guys, getting paid is good enough an excuse to put that shit everywhere. The game isn't even that fun, at least to me.

I'd come up with something else for them to put Angry Birds in, but it would probably already be done.

#27 Posted by Sevenout (71 posts) -

@Icemo said:

I saw those at the grocery yesterday too and that got me thinking. To my understanding, Angry Birds branded products mainly attract children's attention. So did that company really think that there are enough adults to buy angry birds espresso since there can't be any kids that want to drink espresso. And if I was a parent I wouldn't even let my child drink espresso.

You'd be surprised how many older people like that game. My parents LOVE Angry Birds. In fact their iPad is pretty much an Angry Birds machine. I could absolutely see my folks picking this up at the store as a joke. It may be a joke purchase but Rovio is laughing all the way to the bank.

#28 Posted by Dalai (6997 posts) -

But what if I mixed the Angry Birds coffee with Game Fuel?

#29 Posted by RE_Player1 (7549 posts) -

@Sevenout said:

@Icemo said:

I saw those at the grocery yesterday too and that got me thinking. To my understanding, Angry Birds branded products mainly attract children's attention. So did that company really think that there are enough adults to buy angry birds espresso since there can't be any kids that want to drink espresso. And if I was a parent I wouldn't even let my child drink espresso.

You'd be surprised how many older people like that game. My parents LOVE Angry Birds. In fact their iPad is pretty much an Angry Birds machine. I could absolutely see my folks picking this up at the store as a joke. It may be a joke purchase but Rovio is laughing all the way to the bank.

Yup parents love Angry Birds too. This summer I worked as a games person at an amusement park. The park had an officially licensed Angry Birds game where you try to knock three cans from a table with one bean bag, the prizes being an Angry Birds basketball for doing it once and a Angry Birds plush if you do it on your next shot. Any other game, like ring toss, would maybe pull in $1500-2000 on a weekday by the end of the night where the games person stationed there was effectively using to mic to pull people in but the Angry Birds game was insane. For one shift that Angry Birds game would gross $2500 without me even trying to get people to play and the majority of player were adults.

#30 Posted by ripelivejam (3538 posts) -

ANGRY BIRDS: THE VIDEO GAME: THE MOVIE: THE BOOK: THE VIDEO GAME

#31 Posted by Trainer_Red (314 posts) -

haha I thought these marketing schemes only worked on children... *sips from Halo coffee mug*

#32 Posted by Demoskinos (14562 posts) -

Angry Birds fleshlights ask for them by name!