Monthly Archives: November 2010

INTERVIEW – KUNOICHI TALKS STRENGTH OF CHARACTER

What is one important element casually forgotten in character building? Brian: You can expend loads of energy building a character with unique visuals, a tragic origin, and an enigmatic personality, only to fall flat in storytelling. This occurs frequently in … Continue reading

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A (VERY LONG OVERDUE) WELCOME NOTE

Greetings and welcome to the Kunoichi blog, where you can read about the haphazard daily adventures, press-released events of the Kunoichi team and much, much more! What more could there be, you ask? There may also be toy reviews. And … Continue reading

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VISITS – HASBRO’S DIRECTOR OF ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING MICHAEL VERRECCHIA VISITS KUNOICHI

On a quiet, sunny Monday, Kunoichi’s Chicago base of operations was once again host to longtime client and collaborator Michael Verrecchia. As Director of Entertainment licensing at Hasbro, Michael has worked with Kunoichi on multiple initiatives for Transformers and G.I. … Continue reading

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MARKETING – SUPERHERO HEADACHES?

Advertising Age has posted an interesting article regarding the difficulty of marketing yet another summer box office filled with superhero movies. The article discusses problems including properties with low audience awareness, individual identity amongst increasing quantity, and just a slew … Continue reading

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TRAVEL – NOVEMBER 10-12, 2010

You can be pretty sure it’s the Year of the Bear when, in a single trip: 1.)  Your rental car company doesn’t seem to exist 2.)  Your replacement GPS dies (yes, that means two failed) 3.)  Your hotel installs green … Continue reading

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INNOVATING CREATIVE – BATMAN SONG & DANCE?!

Following the recent announcements regarding Spider-Man: The Musical, persistent rumors of a Batman musical started to make the rounds again. Warner Bros. plans for a Batman musical go back to the days of Tim Burton’s Batman (1989), but this time … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE – A GAME OF MARBLES WITH JOSH FRITZ

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Kunoichi, LLC., the Chicago-based innovator in branding, entertainment marketing, Interactive/mobile, and video/animation services, bids farewell to longtime mainstay Josh Fritz. Beginning his Kunoichi career in 2006, Josh Fritz quickly became pivotal to Chicago-based account and production teams … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE – KUNOICHI’S BRIAN TORNEY SPEAKS AT TOY & GAME INVENTORS EXPO

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Kunoichi, LLC., preferred creative and interactive vendor for toy, game, and entertainment industry clients, is coming to  The Toy & Game Inventor Conference! A roll of the dice and six advancing game spaces later, Kunoichi Creative Director … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE – KUNOICHI VISITS CHICAGO TOY & GAME INVENTORS EXPO

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Kunoichi crewmembers are coming to the 2010 Toy & Game Inventors Conference, held at scenic tourist haven Navy Pier on November 18-21! Preferred toy and game industry provider of creative, interactive, and animation/video, Kunoichi will forgo exhibition … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE – KUNOICHI HELPS FIND TRUE BALANCE

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Kunoichi, LLC. kept pace with New Balance, the Boston-based leader in athletic footwear and apparel, to deliver core visual branding for its major TrueBalance toning shoes. Smart, sporty, and stylish, the TrueBalance shoes build upon New Balance’s … Continue reading

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