from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One thing that is related to or connected with another.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Something that is related or connected to another
- n. An authorized product based on a media property, such as a film or video game, by way of cross-promotion.
- n. An association or connection between things
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a fastener that serves to join or connect
The key to the illusion-the equivalent of "selling the shot" in today's special effects-is what is called the "tie-in"; that is, the small, vital area in the rear of the diorama, the brief zone where the three-dimensional artifacts meet the sloping, painted background.
Walt Disney says that "Cars 2" is on track to sell more tie-in merchandise than any single previous film.
Disney says "Cars 2" is on track to sell more tie-in goods than any single previous film, surpassing by a wide margin the current record holder, "Toy Story 3," which last year sold $2.8 billion of merchandise.
To achieve better than break-even results on its massively expensive productions, Pixar counts on a sizable share of its films to generate merchandise tie-in, Mr. Catmull said.
Oil prices and the euro are also unusually closely linked, while the Australian dollar's tie-in with global stocks is rock-solid.
After other executives had made a total hash of getting Fiat off the ground, Francois green-lighted an extensive marketing tie-in with Jennifer Lopez to help drive awareness of the Fiat 500 and the launch of the brand.
Many of the older pulp authors were lured back to writing one more story with their old properties when Bulwark had a tie-in game coming out and this alone makes the gaming magazine a collectible for many old pulps fans.
Unfortunately, not even the convoluted Holocaust tie-in, the semi-divine presence of Gary Oldman, and the striking good looks of starlet Odette Yustman can make up for the lack of any character with the innate charm Darren McGavin brought to his Carl Kolchak.
Justice League of America #29 - FOE tie-in with Starbreaker on the cover.
Justice Society of America #23 - A FOE tie-in with Black Adam on the cover and in the story finding his beloved Isis and sacking The Rock of Eternity.