Ubisoft files trademark for Just Dance toys

Publisher's new trademark application covers toys and playthings like dolls and action figures based on dancing game series.

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Ubisoft has filed a new trademark application for Just Dance covering an assortment of toys and playthings, including dolls, action figures, plush, playsets, and toy vehicles, among other things.

The trademark application was filed August 5 with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). A Ubisoft representative told GameSpot, "We have no news to share are this time."

The next entry in the Just Dance series is Just Dance 2014, which will release on current- and next-generation platforms beginning in October 2013. The game, announced during Ubisoft's E3 2013 briefing, features music from Psy, One Direction, and Nicki Minaj.

Last year's game, Just Dance 4, shipped over 8 million copies, while the series has moved over 25 million units to date.

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slayerSS-3
slayerSS-3

I'm gonna dance away from this game

swantn5
swantn5

well this is going to big in japan............

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

Ugh.

I admit, I mostly enjoy Dance Central.  I like music (doesn't everybody?), and dancing is fun, even if I shouldn't be seen doing it in public.  But Dance Central takes time to learn the steps properly, so I figured "Just Dance?  Okay, that sounds cool."

I guess the core gameplay in Just Dance is fine, but my gosh, the graphics are hideous!  Dance Central uses cheesy hip-hop dance avatars.  With Just Dance, I feel like I'm dancing with monsters!  One song had me miming moves from 4 faceless girls with different colored neon heads!  I was totally freaked out!

So yeah, no idea why someone would want Just Dance themed toys.

Fursnake
Fursnake

Ok, THIS is slightly ludicrous.

soulless4now
soulless4now

Time to milk that cow even more, eh Ubisoft?

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

We meet again.. Merchandising..

OurLastCure
OurLastCure

Please don't tell me people will have to buy these toys in order to get access to new songs and backgrounds like in Skylanders and Disney Infinity.

I can't see any other purpose for them, nor can't I imagine these toys becoming successful otherwise... oh boy, this is really happening isn't it?

omenjamlord
omenjamlord

So instead of actually dancing you make your toy do it? wow, one step at a time guys! 

3v1LR0n1N
3v1LR0n1N

really?..... why not toys for other brands ubisoft? far cry 3 blood dragon action figures made like action figures from the 80s or 90s would be WAY better and i would buy 2 of each lol

bouchart
bouchart

It's interesting to see in the trailer, a bunch of slender, reasonably graceful people enjoying themselves.


In reality it's more like a couple of greasy fat people trying to jazzercise to the golden oldies and knocking over furniture in the living room.

northArrow
northArrow

Here's the next game for Kinect.

That's Innovative!

Hurvl
Hurvl

@soulless4now If they like dancing to Nicki Minaj and One Direction, there's no end to what kind of useless crap they'd could be fooled into buying. Mindless Horde Mode - activate!

Hurvl
Hurvl

@OurLastCure Soon, all games will be infected with this hideous disease and the ones that are left, struggling for their very existence, will think to themselves: We're... The Last of Us.

snugglebear
snugglebear

@omenjamlord It's part of their scheme to turn all dance enthusiasts into closet stop motion animators. conSPIRACY!

iibluestarii
iibluestarii

@bouchart You seem to not know that some poeple have friends unlike you, with these friends we sometimes play games together! It is pretty cool!

amina_khalique
amina_khalique

@bouchart 
hahah - Nope slender and graceful people knock furniture down too hahha
There's a reason why Just Dance has a big warning on the ps3 - for not whacking lamps and beheading people lol... 
but with 6 players... I can't wait to see the mayhem warning message -
Warning - "May cause life changing injuries and mini stampede's"


Hurvl
Hurvl

@snugglebear @omenjamlord Combine Just Dance with those games where you need to click on individual limbs to be able to move them - then you get Just Dance with toys, but as a game!!!

Hurvl
Hurvl

@sanchango @omenjamlord @brxricano I'm waiting for someone to create a mod that lets us customize how much of each ingredient we want. The current amounts are unbalanced. Also, I want God... I mean, No Fatso mode, so I can eat as many as I like without gaining weight.