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Postby Ed Schaum » Fri Sep 07, 2001 10:56 am

Don't have a heart attack, there isn't one. :(

But wouldn't that be great!

There used to be a limited amount of stuff available on nfte, but there probably wasn't enough activity to keep it going, so they shut it down a few years ago.

If you could buy Yes items online, what would you want. I think we've heard a few idea already... the obvious t-shirts. bumper stickers, Yes pins.

How far could/should it go. Temporary YES tattoos? Yes doormats? Replicas of entire stage sets for your living room?!?!?!

I can think of a few more...POSTERS, maybe even nice ones for all you other old folks out there (not me, of course), ya know, framed, limited edition....maybe SIGNED.

Just think, they're advertising the shows....maybe some items start showing up around town, people start getting a buzz "hey, what's this band all about, anyway"...suddenly Owner and AYAI both chart because people are going nuts buying the old singles waiting for the the new album. December rolls around, Magnification debuts at #1, Warner quickly buys out Beyond, Yes gets top international exposure.

Maybe this is what they had planned all the time.

[ed, wake up]

...hey, I'm entitled. The pipedream comes from basking in the euphoria of anticipating seeing 2 shows in the next 2 days.

Back to the point, what kind of stuff would you want to see available?
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Postby Ed Schaum » Fri Sep 07, 2001 11:09 am

...which reminds me..

I got a great YES mousepad at one of the concerts maybe 2 years ago. I almost didn't get it because I thought it was a little expensive, but it was worth it. It still looks great, and it's got the little yesworld link right on it in case I forget <img src=pix/icon_smile_shock.gif border=0 align=middle>

Oh yeah, I got a postcard from Yes magazine last week, they have some tourbooks available, including the current one.

They also have the Steve Howe NNA tour shirt.

They also say they have a few other items available, and you can send away for the catalog! If no one else gets around to transcribing the postcard into a message (hint, hint), I'll try to remember to scan it on Monday and post it so everyone has has a chance to see it.
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Postby theproffet » Fri Sep 07, 2001 11:45 am

<font color=red>How about those Yes drink coasters? You know, the ones with the Peter Max logo? <img src=pix/jestera.gif border=0 align=middle>

But seriously folks, my favorite item has been the <img src=pix/icon_smile_sleepy.gif border=0 align=middle> logo hat from Masterworks. Not only does it mask a receding hairline, it help the other Yes fans spot you in a crowd. They have the new <img src=pix/icon_smile_angry.gif border=0 align=middle> logo hats on this tour, but I like mine . . .

I know T-shirts with resurrected Dean art would go over gangbusters, as would posters. But as a nerdy Star Trek fan, my favorite idea is Yes action figures--you know, those five inch dolls that come in blister packs? I'd kvell to have little posable figurines of the band members replete with teeny tiny plastic instruments! You could mix and match them in diffent scenarios, and eventually collect a set to duplicate the Union shows! The Jon figures would have to be cheaper, as they would only be four inches tall . . . and Moraz would be the real collectors item . . .

But really goofy ideas aside, I like Dean's stuff in a good format. I have both the Views and Magnetic Storm books, but I don't know if they're still in print. I think they're the best way to have a lot of Dean's prints, and would sell fantastic to Yes fans, either at shows or at a web site. Does anyone else have both? Damn good investments in art, IMO. </font id=red><img src=pix/icon_smokin.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Postby Altair » Fri Sep 07, 2001 1:33 pm

My dream Yes merchandise and more...

How about some replica instruments...personally signed, or at least printed, guitars, tamborines, picks, etc?

Clothing is a definite. Afterall, if Jerry Garcia can have ties, and Carlos Santana can market hats, Yes could surely market Steve Howe glasses, Jon Anderson type gypsy clothing and the famous Squire black spandex pants (Proffet would get dibs of course).

A Yes CD case in your favorite cover art.

The official Yes/Visa Platinum credit card, again with your favorite background Yes artwork. For every dollar spent, you get a kickback of 1% to use at the Yes store.

Personally, I love flying kites and have a small collection from Chinese bird kites to stunt kites. A great big Yes kite would be killer.

I'd also need a Yes rubber stamp so I could put Yes grafitti everywhere.

Posters are cool, but they'd have to have some blacklight posters!

Hell, I'd start a Yes pub if I could get some nice Yes bar mirrors.
And why stop there? Let's go all the way. Yes needs to market their own brew. I can see it now, in select cities of course....The Yesrock Cafe.

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Postby Ed1909 » Fri Sep 07, 2001 1:38 pm

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<b>theproffet wrote:</b>
<font color=red>Does anyone else have both? </font id=red><img src=pix/icon_smokin.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Yep! Great books - particularly liked the sketches of the evolving <img src=pix/icon_smile_angry.gif border=0 align=middle> logo.

Yes; an online store would be useful - Yes memorabilia is very difficult to get hold of.

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Postby theproffet » Fri Sep 07, 2001 2:06 pm

<font color=green>DUH! What was I thinking of! The most inexpensive, yet sure-fire promotional tie-in . . .

<img src=pix/icon_smile_angry.gif border=0 align=middle> rolling papers . . . </font id=green><img src=pix/icon_smokin.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Postby Ed Schaum » Fri Sep 07, 2001 8:30 pm

Ooooh, a Yes credit card would be very cool. I'd quickly be broke though, 'cause I'd be using it for EVERYTHING!

Also the Yeskite is a great idea. When we were away, Deb and I were flying our teddy bear kite. Can you imagine flying a YESlogo kite SHAPED like the Yes logo. Wow!

But what I REALLY want is my very own Wakeman mirrored cape :)
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Postby Ed Schaum » Fri Sep 07, 2001 8:32 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>
<b>theproffet wrote:</b>
<font color=green>DUH! What was I thinking of! The most inexpensive, yet sure-fire promotional tie-in . . .

<img src=pix/icon_smile_angry.gif border=0 align=middle> rolling papers . . . </font id=green><img src=pix/icon_smokin.gif border=0 align=middle>

<hr>Yes--It's not just for breakfast anymore . . .
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This would cause nothing but problems. I'd get caught in an endless loop: Oooh, yes papers, gotta use one right away...wait, can't burn the yes logo. Oooh, yes papers, gotta......arghhhhhhhhh
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Postby IngnoZac » Fri Sep 07, 2001 9:35 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>
<b>Ed Schaum wrote:</b>
But what I REALLY want is my very own Wakeman mirrored cape :)
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Hey, let it go Ed. That's mine!!! <img src=pix/icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Postby Altair » Fri Sep 07, 2001 10:04 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>
<b>Ed Schaum wrote:</b>
<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>
<b>theproffet wrote:</b>
<font color=green>DUH! What was I thinking of! The most inexpensive, yet sure-fire promotional tie-in . . .

<img src=pix/icon_smile_angry.gif border=0 align=middle> rolling papers . . . </font id=green><img src=pix/icon_smokin.gif border=0 align=middle>

<hr>Yes--It's not just for breakfast anymore . . .
<hr height=1 noshade id=quote></font id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote>

This would cause nothing but problems. I'd get caught in an endless loop: Oooh, yes papers, gotta use one right away...wait, can't burn the yes logo. Oooh, yes papers, gotta......arghhhhhhhhh
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LOL. Ed, that's a riot! Well, just maybe, in this case, Yes would extend you some burning rights.
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Postby Yessong » Fri Sep 07, 2001 11:47 pm

How 'bout Yes branded recordable CD's?

How 'bout a re-issue of those nifty metal pins that were die-cut to the shape of the old logo (I always get comments on mine).

How 'Bout Yes video game - "assemble the planet" from the fragile cover - build the Roger Dean landscape - mix the members to create new line ups and sound (ha ha)

How 'bout Yes cigar cases, business card holders, golf clubs, motor cycle helmets, car bras, ohh there's too much to list - just visit the Kiss site and insert yes's name in their store - those guy have their Sh-t together.
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Postby yeskat » Sat Sep 08, 2001 3:17 am

WHAT'S LEFT to request?
Ah, I know! For gourmet cooks: YES pot-holders and chef's apron!
I've been trying to think of a way to make money in my own business... I wonder what the cost would be to get trademark privileges?
I see Rolling Stone lips EVERYWHERE -- I think the <img src=pix/icon_smile_angry.gif border=0 align=middle> logo is much classier and attractive!
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Postby Ed1909 » Sat Sep 08, 2001 4:32 am

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>
<b>Yessong wrote:</b>

How 'bout a re-issue of those nifty metal pins that were die-cut to the shape of the old logo (I always get comments on mine).

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They're out there!

http://www.pushposters.com

type Yes into their search engine and you're there for <img src=pix/icon_smile_angry.gif border=0 align=middle>pins.

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Postby yesrocks » Sat Sep 08, 2001 5:01 am

How bout Life-Sized Cardboard cutouts of all the members<img src=pix/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_smile_sleepy.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Postby N2yes » Sat Sep 08, 2001 6:57 am

<font color=red>The list could be endless, though some entries may border on the redneck.

</font id=red> <font color=red><ul><li>roach clips </li><li>money clips </li><li> wall fixtures </li></ul> <ul><li> belt buckles </li><li> rings </li><li>pens </li></ul> <ul><li> </li>rolling papers (quite the conversation piece there prof )<li>stationary </li>
<li>tie clips </li></ul>
<ul><li>lounge shorts </li><li>tee-shirts </li><li>paper weights </li></ul> <ul><li>capos </li><li> bouncing YES-heads ( like the old beatle-heads ) for the car </li><li>key chains </li></ul> <ul><li> backpacks </li><li>branding irons ( for the discriminating yet rocking cowboy ) </li><li>stampers ( whatever those things that print dates and what not are ) </li></ul> <ul><li> alarms for clocks that ring out " And You and I" for the gentle risers, " Five Percent For Nothing" for those who try to sneak in an extra 5 minutes </li><li>dragonfly lures for the true fisherman </li><li>Say "YES" marriage proposal ads for every occasion </li></ul></font id=red>

<font color=red>Coming to a catalog near you!</font id=red>

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