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I'm asking due to this question:

When were replicas of Green Lantern's Power Battery and Power Ring first produced?

Is it considered on-topic to ask merchandising questions about an on-topic work?

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    I think it's on topic (if posters/artwork are, moichandising certainly is), but it's come up so rarely I'm not certain if we have any experts on it. – Radhil Jun 9 '17 at 14:54
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    @Radhil - You make an excellent point about posters and artwork. Generally, though, questions about posters and artwork are more about character identification or behind-the-scenes/production information which are definitely less of a gray area. – TheIronCheek Jun 9 '17 at 15:01
  • It just feels a little strange to identify questions about the production timeline of toys, statues, t-shirts, commemorative plates, branded napkins, etc. as questions about sci-fi. It feels like it belongs more on a toy forum or a non-existent memorabilia.stackexchange.com. – TheIronCheek Jun 9 '17 at 15:03
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    @TheIronCheek - Although they're on-topic, the moment they become boring, they'll get downvoted into Hades and people will stop asking them – Valorum Jun 9 '17 at 21:41
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    Merchandising Merchandising – user13267 Jun 10 '17 at 12:02
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Yes, absolutely

As long as the question relates to a piece of merchandise or memorabilia that relates to a work of sci-fi (or fantasy) then these sorts of questions are very much on topic for SFF:SE.

Good examples of well-received questions include

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