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Title: The Playboy Magazine Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 20, 2014, 09:25:50 pm
Top 10 Celebrities in Playboy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KayuAPZtggo&list=UUaWd5_7JhbQBe4dknZhsHJg

I bet you can't guess who's in the #1 spot. This is as easy as it gets.
Title: Re: The Playboy Magazine Thread
Post by: Mac on August 21, 2014, 03:43:06 am
Saw the title of this thread and thought... Hey let's go back in time  :P
Title: Re: The Playboy Magazine Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 05, 2016, 01:47:18 pm
Playboy, From  P o r n  to Last  N u d e  Issue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HUclg-K-dQ

A sad, sad day. Seriously. SAD!!!!
Anyway, I give this a year before they go back to all- n u d e  issues again.
Title: Re: The Playboy Magazine Thread
Post by: Mac on February 06, 2016, 04:23:03 am
Has any other product been successful by dropping the one thing that made them popular?
Title: Re: The Playboy Magazine Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 06, 2016, 06:14:56 am
Has any other product been successful by dropping the one thing that made them popular?

Yeah, New Coke is STILL going strong!!!













Not.








Look how long that took before they went back to the original product. That's why I still believe this is nothing more than a temporary stunt for Playboy.
Title: Re: The Playboy Magazine Thread
Post by: Neumatic on February 06, 2016, 10:09:28 am
It's probably going to be like whenever Marvel or DC reboots their timeline: things will go back to normal, but shaking sh1t up gave them a few new popular features that they'll bring back.  Now to see what the Miles Morales or Gordon-As-Batman of the new Playboy are.

Of course, the original problem still remains: how to build a financial base on the internet.  That's why they switched to non-nudity, so they would have more site traffic.  Magazines are a dying art form, and what's in the magazine is usually what's online. That's where the future is.  So they might do a thing where the site has the articles and so on and tease the magazine (which could become a more premium product), but I don't know, I don't see that really working.
Title: Re: The Playboy Magazine Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 06, 2016, 11:50:43 am
Well, people buy magazines, especially those of Playboy for the collectibility factor of flipping them at a later date. There is still a huge after market that deals in this. I know first hand as I flip plenty on eBay. If they were smart, they should do the PG version online for site traffic as you stated and then hit them with alternative (N u d e  versions in printed form) to hit both markets. Online stuff by itself really isn't going to make a dent financially given all the other content that is out there for free.
Title: Re: The Playboy Magazine Thread
Post by: Neumatic on February 06, 2016, 01:19:51 pm
See, I never read Playboy so I don't really know what the magazine is like, but it never struck me as being a high-quality type thing, there are magazines that go for 10 bucks a pop, luxury mags, but Playboy has always seemed to me to be a more mainstream thing, the whole idea of bringing the luxury leisurely lifestyle to the working man.  The articles, the cartoons, the women, it was all "here's the best of everything, and you can partake, for a reasonable price."  But nowadays, with the amount of stuff you can get online to cater to all of those needs, and with so many content aggregators, I don't know how you continue with that vision.
Title: Re: The Playboy Magazine Thread
Post by: Neumatic on February 13, 2016, 10:25:16 am
Vanity Fair reviews the first issue of the rebooted Playboy magazine. (http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2016/02/playboy-first-nudity-free-issue-reviewed)  I do want to read that Bret Easton Ellis article they talk about, though.  Sounds interesting.
Title: Re: The Playboy Magazine Thread
Post by: Neumatic on February 13, 2017, 06:46:08 pm
Well, THAT lasted...

Can't link b/c of the stupid forum censoring, but NBC news reports that Playboy magazine is bringing back the n u d e pictorial, after only a year.
Title: Re: The Playboy Magazine Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 13, 2017, 06:57:08 pm
Well, THAT lasted...

Can't link b/c of the stupid forum censoring, but NBC news reports that Playboy magazine is bringing back the n u d e pictorial, after only a year.

Playboy, From  P o r n  to Last  N u d e  Issue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HUclg-K-dQ

A sad, sad day. Seriously. SAD!!!!
Anyway, I give this a year before they go back to all- n u d e  issues again.
Called it. It was inevitable. It was also a publicity stunt and they had every intention of going back.
Title: Re: The Playboy Magazine Thread
Post by: Neumatic on February 13, 2017, 07:58:09 pm
I don't think it was a publicity stunt, I just thought it was ill-advised.  I understand the reasons why they wanted to go that route, no nudity = more eyeballs = more ad cash, but it'd be like it Coke switched to food... you can't change the thing you're best known for.