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Microsoft's "Source Fource" Action Figures

CmdrTaco posted more than 6 years ago | from the is-frequent-rebooting-a-power dept.

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RCanine writes "Microsoft is attempting to curry mind share with the 3-12 age bracket with their new event, the Source Fource, a series of developer-based action figures. Windows Vista Sensei, SQL Server Gal and some lame gender stereotypes presumably seek to rid the world of bearded, katana-wielding evil-doers. From the article: 'Between March 15th and April 15th 2007, the new super dudette will be offered and will be sent to developers who get their act together and attend at least two live MSDN Webcasts or two MSDN Virtual Labs, or one of each.'" I just can't figure out what to make of this, except that I hope someone can tell me if it blends. Or melts. Or burns.

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For the love of... (5, Funny)

x3rc3s (954149) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488024)

This is a sure sign of the apocalypse...

Re:For the love of... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22488060)

The apoca-what?

Do these come in leaded and unleaded versions for the kiddies?

Re:For the love of... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22488330)

April Fool's sure came a bit early this year.

Re:For the love of...Apocalypse Ponies! (3, Funny)

korbin_dallas (783372) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488442)

Apocalypse Ponies, my Little Ponies....

(little girl voice): I'm war pony (flames couch)
(little girl voice): A I am (evil deep voice) DEATH PONY!

google: robot chicken apocalypse pony

Re:For the love of... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22488534)

The Vista kid looks a bit overweight (or fat) for his age. Was this done by design?

Hmm... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22488026)

SQL Server Gal is hot! Is she single?!

Re:Hmm... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22488098)

Nah, did you see her feet?
Major cankles...

Re:Hmm... (1, Interesting)

plague3106 (71849) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488140)

/. a bit behind the times I guess. I got Sql Server Gal at an event I went to over a year ago. Oh well, better late than never I guess.. wait, no.

Re:Hmm... (3, Funny)

somersault (912633) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488236)

I was hoping that she'd be hawt, but then it turned out that she's the demon heck-spawn of a block of lego and that big sleeping Pokemon dude.. :s

Re:Hmm... (5, Funny)

xSauronx (608805) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488322)

If you don't want to say "hell" you can substitute "Detroit"

Re:Hmm... (4, Funny)

egomaniac (105476) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488422)

If you don't want to say "hell" you can substitute "Detroit"

Hey hey hey, there are kids reading this. You know you can't say words like "Detroit" in polite company! Now go wash your mouth out with soap, young man!

Re:Hmm... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22488454)

Belgium, man. Belgium.

Re:Hmm... (5, Funny)

Lemmy Caution (8378) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488308)

I am not going to make an SQL Injection joke. No. I am not.

Re:Hmm... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22488604)

I will then.

I would inject her then 9 months later watch her drop her tables. If you know what I mean.

Re:Hmm... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22488480)

Looks like she needs a bit of trimming in the lower region though, its hanging outside the pants!!

Re:Hmm... (4, Funny)

ultranova (717540) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488492)

SQL Server Gal is hot! Is she single?!

No, but she isn't big on limiting access - hell, that's the name of her little sister. However, as a result she has worms, bugs, and viruses. Use virus protection if you want to mess with her, and remember: she charges for the "fun", unless you meet her at a shady BitTorrent server somewhere.

Oooo, Ooooo, Oooo!!!!!! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22488036)

They MUST start making some "evil villian" models too. One that looks like RMS. I'll buy a dozen!

missing someone here.... (3, Funny)

Subgenius (95662) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488054)

But Where is Bob? Or Super-Sweaty Ballmer?

Re:missing someone here.... (5, Funny)

TripMaster Monkey (862126) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488286)

Super-Sweaty Ballmer! Now with Mega-Chair-Throwing action (TM)! Pull the string and hear Super-Sweaty Ballmer say one of the following action phrases:

  - "Developers! Developers! Developers!"

  - "Woooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!"

  - "I'm going to f**king KILL Google!"

Supplies are limited, so place your order now!

Hmm... (5, Funny)

jrothwell97 (968062) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488064)

Let me guess.

Are the nemeses of these characters 'Evil Dr Torvalds' and 'The Jobs Bandit', who are intent on overtaking the world with their clone armies of penguins, platypuses and scary Finder icons?

Re:Hmm... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22488370)

Leaving all else aside, it is a good laugh.

Re:Hmm... (5, Funny)

Viceroy Potatohead (954845) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488378)

Don't forget Professor Oppensource, with his evil creations! Give him a monocle and a Nazi armband, with the Firefox logo instead of a swastika. Lesser villains such as Dr. Oppenoffis could be thwarted by the team's pet Oox,Mel. If MS is going to implement the gayest idea ever, they might as well go all the way.

Re:Hmm... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22488512)

Don't worry...no Microsoft character could ever beat NUX LEE [penguinhuggle.com]

Those are over on Source Forge (3, Funny)

billstewart (78916) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488516)

I didn't have enough sleep, or something, to deal with this article. Is it mushroom season in the Pacific Northwest, or what?

WTF? (5, Insightful)

joaommp (685612) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488066)

<irony>I work at Microsoft. How come I knew this first from /.?</irony>

Let the "you must be new here" comments begin.

WTF (2, Insightful)

Silver Sloth (770927) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488068)

Maybe it's because I'm in my fifties but this seems incomprehensible - but then so does my teenage son's taste in music so maybe I'm just old.

Too much cash in MS marketing. (5, Interesting)

AceJohnny (253840) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488072)

Microsoft is the living proof that Marketing > Quality (as if anybody doubted that). They know that their marketing dept is their most important asset, and they can afford to pour cash at them. Hence their marketing people can afford to try out any wacky ideas and see what sticks.

That's the only explanation I can come up for this initiative. Anything else makes me want to obliterate humanity.

Re:Too much cash in MS marketing. (1)

Aladrin (926209) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488282)

I didn't believe you at first, so I read the article... Now, I'm not sure even your excuse is enough. Horrendous.

Re:Too much cash in MS marketing. (1)

archen (447353) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488476)

They know that their marketing dept is their most important asset, and they can afford to pour cash at them.

And what marketing department isn't? No seriously, I think tech people underestimate the importance of marketing. Having a good product is one thing, but you need to have a good marketing force behind it to really strike gold (see iPod). Some would say they need to put more effort into improving windows. Consider though how long it took Vista to get out, and how many people were working on it. The answer to windows is NOT more money, more people or more time. The company itself lacks direction and lacks the sheer willpower to do what needs to be done to straiten out windows - therefore it flails about in its rather pathetic state. However are they going to just STOP marketing because their product sucks? This being reality and all, of course not :) And if you had more money than you knew what to do with, then trying to hold mind share is as good of an investment as any.

And yes they could continue with the endless "Company ${x} runs SQL server, which you should care about for some reason and switch", but at some point that will hit a wall. Trying new approaches to gain an audience is a natural progression in marketing. I wouldn't say this is the best campaign, but it is far better than say... calling users of older versions of your product dinosaurs...

Re:Too much cash in MS marketing. (1)

MagicBox (576175) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488502)

They know that their marketing dept is their most important asset, and they can afford to pour cash at them. Hence their marketing people can afford to try out any wacky ideas and see what sticks
Hey man, lighten up. WTF? Companies do things like that all the time. So what? It is unbelievable that the so called "smart" people on /. can get so easily irritated by something as irrelevant as this story, just because it involves MS. The company has the right to spend its money anyway they like - just like any other company. Looking at their balance sheets, they must be doing something right! I do not think this is to be taken so seriously by anyone - or in anyway, not to mention that these are giveaways for their own webcast attendees, which are already MS geeks, who will probbably love to collect the figurines.

Take it easy people.......I think there's more important things to waste our worries on than Microsoft action figures...unless....


...you are from the Open Source camp of course....hahaha...sorry could not resists...again....

Microsoft At Its Finest (4, Funny)

eldavojohn (898314) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488092)

The best part is when you click "Watch Them in Action!" [microsoft.com] and it takes you to a page.

Now, a lot of sites have this crazy idea of embedded video that streams from a site or source that's dedicated to streaming video. You know like YouTube, Blip.tv or any of the .tv sites really. Does Microsoft utilize any of those freely available options? Oh no, of course not! YouTube is Google! Even if we don't have a competing solution we must not use theirs!

So what happens when you click "view"? Well, it creates a popup window that opens up Windows Media Player! Good luck viewing a .asx file all you non-Windows users.

The least Microsoft could do is create their own streaming video server but, alas, we must revert to our archaic mentality, reject all that is sensible and invade my privacy and comfort zone by automatically opening a program that is tied to the kernel (and at least historically had admin rights when I didn't) sitting in kernel land on my computer.

Assistant: Mr. Ballmer! Research indicates that Richard Stallman is 50% more cuddly than you!
Ballmer: Damnit ... must be his hair. Well, we'll see about that! Put the action figures I've hand crafted here immediately into production! Release plush dolls of clippy! Find me puppies to carry around with me at press conferences and when their cute factor falls below 40%, have them killed and replaced!

Re:Microsoft At Its Finest (1)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488204)

So what happens when you click "view"? Well, it creates a popup window that opens up Windows Media Player! Good luck viewing a .asx file all you non-Windows users.

Call me crazy, but perhaps they're only interested in Windows users?

Just in case anyone was wondering, no, mplayer can't play the files. At least, not whatever I have on gutsy with medibuntu.

I would be throwing a chair by now... (3, Funny)

hummassa (157160) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488494)

1. I am a geeky dad of a 8yo boy.
2. I use Linux exclusively.
3. My son -- which could be a Microsoft convert if this thing worked -- cannot watch the videos.
4. Therefore, he is safe from the brainwashing.
5. Profit!!!

Re:Microsoft At Its Finest (1)

PhrostyMcByte (589271) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488460)

Now, a lot of sites have this crazy idea of embedded video that streams from a site or source that's dedicated to streaming video. You know like YouTube, Blip.tv or any of the .tv sites really. Does Microsoft utilize any of those freely available options? Oh no, of course not! YouTube is Google! Even if we don't have a competing solution we must not use theirs!

You would think Microsoft would at least use its own video streaming service, Soapbox [msn.com]

Re:Microsoft At Its Finest (4, Funny)

mhall119 (1035984) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488468)

So what happens when you click "view"? Well, it creates a popup window that opens up Windows Media Player! Good luck viewing a .asx file all you non-Windows users.
Hmmm, if GIF is pronouned "jiff", and JPG is pronounced "jay-peg", wouldn't that make ASX....oh....oh my......suddenly it all makes sense.

I smell a lawsuit... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22488110)

Lego needs to call their lawyers.

3-12 year olds? (2, Insightful)

\\ (118555) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488116)

I get that they're toys, and toys are traditionally for kids, and that it's fun to make fun of/hate on Microsoft, and that Microsoft is obviously trying to get people hooked early (did I cover all the bases?).. but these action figures are more collectibles than toys to be played with. This stuff isn't really for kids, it's for your OCD-afflicted nerd that has (hopefully) outgrown Pokemon.

Haha, the description is ACCURATE! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22488138)

"Windows Vista Sensei is said to possess different strengths and confidence not known to anyone."



That's right, if there ARE strengths to Vista, you can be confident that they're not known to anyone, Microsoft-employed or otherwise! XD

Re:Haha, the description is ACCURATE! (5, Funny)

esocid (946821) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488526)

10th degree black belt and martial arts master trained in the ancient art of combat, security and connectivity.
Unless he can't find the drivers needed to use his weapons, then he's SOL.

Desperate (1)

plopez (54068) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488146)

They must be desperate to open up new revenue streams. WIth the continuing failure of Xbox/HPC/Zune et. al. to produce revenue it seems sensible to try something different.... "Hey guys! Action figures!"

When are they going to have the video game and tv series tied to the figures released? What? There aren't any! Once again, MS blows it big time.

All this really is... (2, Interesting)

EmagGeek (574360) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488160)

Is Microsoft's answer to Tux and the Bitten Apple. M$ has never really had a Mascot, and I will bet dollars to donuts that some M$ marketing person had an epiphany that the reason everyone hates M$ was because they didn't have a cute, cuddly mascot or cultural icon.

So, their answer, of course, is to create not one, but LOTS, of cute, cuddly mascots. After all, if one is good, 10 must be better. Right?

They look like MS branded Lego! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22488162)

But I won't be able to find out if that's really the case because I'm in the UK and, as is usual for such things, it's US only.

At least I won't have to subject my poor brain to two of these hideous MSDN live sessions. Gah.

Say what you want. (3, Funny)

Xest (935314) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488176)

This is the coolest thing Microsoft has ever done and I'm not having anyone say otherwise!

They're like, ninja developer legomen superheroes!

Re:Say what you want. (2, Interesting)

Chas (5144) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488384)

"This is the coolest thing Microsoft has ever done and I'm not having anyone say otherwise!"

Unfortunately, in a sick, sad way, you're right.

Re:Say what you want. (1)

Sciros (986030) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488462)

What? No way bro. The Xbox 360 is actually good. Way better than these figurine things, which are pretty much the antichrist.

Windows Vista Sensei? (4, Funny)

dkalley (776724) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488182)


From the website:

He is highly thought of as one of the most powerful warriors alive. Although he is still young, Windows Vista Sensei is said to possess different strengths and confidence not known to anyone. He is already beginning to gain such world fame at his young age that folks are writing stories about him.

That's quite some selective perception, I can't even believe this is real!!

Time Warp? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22488184)

Am I in a time warp or are the April Fools pranks coming a bit early this year?

Marketing taking advantage of similar phrases? (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22488188)

It looks like Microsoft has been on a marketing rampage of trying to confuse various community project names with its own garbage.

Office Open XML (similar to OpenOffice.org?)
Source Force (SourceForge, anyone?)

Seriously, it's like they're trying to give all these great projects a bad name in the eyes of the ignorant masses who will make the subliminal association in their heads. When all they have is marketing left trying to revive the sinking ship, every problem can be made to look like a marketing one.

Re:Marketing taking advantage of similar phrases? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22488520)

Source Fource is obviously just alliteration. (which if you hadn't noticed is extremely popular) The voices in your head are being caused by government lasers to make you seem stupid and paranoid, ignore them or make a tinfoil pirate hat. The marketing wizards who came up with this one don't know what "source" is much less "sourceforge."

It's at times like this ... (4, Insightful)

Stavr0 (35032) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488196)

that I regret there's no photoshop contests on Slashdot.

"MS Source Force vs the Blue Screen of Death Ray" (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22488200)

I'd see that

A bit old? (2, Informative)

stevenvi (779021) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488202)

Anyone else notice that it's almost March of 2008 now, while the article mentions March of 2007?

New != Two years old (1)

mulhall (301406) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488206)

Source Fource is from 2006, FFS.

Re:New != Two years old (1)

JCSoRocks (1142053) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488396)

Yeah, I immediately thought the exact same thing. This isn't new, and it's not for 12 year olds. It's for old nerds and it's been around for a few years. Additionally, I'd say these are more like lego knock-offs than action figures. GI Joe is an action figure - he's got the grippy hands and movable limbs. He can hold a gun and shoot people. These little plastic thingies can sit on your desk and serve as evidence that you're the biggest nerd in the office... that's about it.

Hmmmm... I'm holding out for the ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22488218)

"Linus the Dark Source Lord" version. Everybody knows the evil overlords have more fun.

Windows Vista Sensei, SQL Server Gal (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22488224)

... wow... simply wow ...

Someone's retarded cousin is apparently head of Microsoft's marketing efforts.

You'll need your Time Machine... (3, Informative)

dzurn (62738) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488232)

This article is from 2007, and these figures were originally released in 2006.

But go ahead and watch the video, if you can. See if they'll at least throw in a time-share condo.

Source Farce? (1)

kriss (4837) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488254)

Jesus.. Source Farce to the rescue. Wonder what they were thinking when they thought this up.

Does the lead action figure (1)

antifoidulus (807088) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488256)

feature "Awesome chair-throwing action"! And have a voice button that features 3 different phrases, 'Developers", "Developers", and "Developers"?

I wonder.. (1)

Diss Champ (934796) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488266)

.. if I create villians in City of Villians based on these designs, whether Microsoft will clone the Marvel lawsuit.

What (1)

00schneider (992313) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488268)

What the fuck is wrong with Microsoft? Visual Studio 2005 Guy? Is this the result of some Contest to create a character more crappy than Clippy?

Jello on the Wall (1)

uberlinuxguy (586546) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488288)

Nothing like giving the Marketing people a large vat of "Idea Flavored Jello" and having them hurl fist fulls of it against the wall to see what sticks...

Who wrote this? (0)

esocid (946821) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488304)

Just scanning their "favorite foods" made me wonder.
First is "Virtual Labs Guy"

What do you think someone with wheels for feet would eat? That's right. Give Virtual Labs Guy a drive-through window over a seven-course meal any day. Oh sure, it wasn't easy at first, juggling the fries and the burgers and the shakes and still trying to keep his eyes on the road. But then he got smart and rigged a cup holder to his belt. This was actually the first of several "mods" he had done, the most recent being what he playfully calls a "glove box." In the interest of sparing our more delicate readers, we won't go into the details of where that might be.
Thank you for sparing me. No really.

But he bounced back, and soon enough was shaking his "glove box" all over the office.
Oh god, my eyes.

And "Visual Studios Guy" is just plain weird:

Visual Studio Guy likes his food like he likes his code: raw. What is it with these straight-edge neopunks these days? Sure, they look all hard core, but they care about their health! It's a strict macrobiotic diet for this code poet, and if you have him over for dinner, don't be offended if he brings his own meal. Why? Simple: You can't be trusted. You are unclean.
Is this some attempt at getting in good with those hip kids now-days. Referencing straight edge makes this guy some sort of hardcore Ian Mckay wannabe, in the form of a lame lego? I'm just in a state of confusion as I read this.

This is apparently a couple of years old (1)

cptnapalm (120276) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488306)

If you look on the get the fource page, they first had these in 2006. Your second chance to have your very own MS lackeys was in April of last year.

So the question is, what the hell was somebody looking for on Microsoft's website that they bumped into the Saviors of Monopoly pricing?

A team effort even! (1)

dazedNconfuzed (154242) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488404)

What is particularly stunning about these is that a non-trivial team of people actually were commissioned to:
- explore possible characters
- depict them
- write detailed commentary
- outsource actual manufacturing, including mold design, painting, packaging
- publish & advertise the promotion
- reserve & fill warehouse space
- ship them
etc.

It's what I've been calling the "SpongeBob Effect": someone actually had to convince deep-pocket high-level managers to fund a team to do this - and got a 'yes'!

Interoperable with Legos? (1)

vmxeo (173325) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488458)

After looking the pictures on the website, I started to wonder if the action figures would work with Legos. Then I remembered are Microsoft products, so I would have to assume no.

(note to any creative people/companies out there: if you designed similarly themed action-hero figures from open-source mascots, I would so buy them.

Invent Your Own (1)

sesshomaru (173381) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488464)

Microsoft Marketing Maniac

With his hands replaced by twin gas powered chainsaws and a face that would make Leatherface vomit, the Microsoft Marketing Maniac is an expert of sowing the seeds of Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt amongst Microsoft's competitors. Like Michael Myers, he is known for doing his best work on Halloween, but this blood gorged monster will do his gruesome work year round.

Look out! There he is behind you.... aiieeee!

Concept art stolen from the game Splatterhouse [empire-of-the-claw.com]

DC will sue? (4, Insightful)

giminy (94188) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488478)

Visual Studio Guy [microsoft.com] is the Green Lantern, MSDN Webcast Guy [microsoft.com] is Superman, Virtual Labs Guy [microsoft.com] is The Flash. I don't see credit on there anywhere, and this is definitely a marketing thing (not a parody).

I think MSDN Webcast Guy's tagline says it best, "His parents weren't very creative."

embrace, extend, extinguish - on names (4, Interesting)

Tom (822) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488484)

I don't think it's coincidence that it sounds a lot like SourceForge [sourceforge.net].

I don't know why, but if I wanted to muddle a name, that's something I'd do: Create something that sounds much like it, is a bit childish and ridiculous, and try to make it popular.

It's not for kids (1)

Melbourne Pete (1204418) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488522)

I think the "Microsoft is attempting to curry mind share with the 3-12 age bracket" assessment is way off base. As a joke/toy for adults it's actually pretty funny.

you've really gotta laugh at this though! (2, Funny)

verayh (651039) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488530)

From the story line -
"ISV Super Gal, as persistent as ever, studied and was eventually able to find a way to turn matter into energy
and then back again via an Ultra-Mobile PC running Windows Vista. Shortly there after she left and headed back to main society to continue her studies.
When her friends found out about the device she had created they were amazed as could be."

Yeap - I'm sure many of us would be amazed that she was able to produce anything! (The bold emphasising is mine.)

Still, my kids are NOT going to even know about this - and we love LEGO.

Windows Vista has unknown powers (1)

Kennon (683628) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488584)

FTFA:

"Windows Vista Sensei is said to possess different strengths and confidence not known to anyone."
No shit...

my brain hurts (1)

jabjoe (1042100) | more than 6 years ago | (#22488588)

but but but Microsoft hate open source, right from the start have fought against it. Often on ground of protecting their intellectual property. But here they are using some else's intellectual property (lego) claiming to be for open source. WTF! Is this related to publicly showing the horrors that are the old Office formats? Policy change or new mask? While they refuse to play nice with standards and stop vender lock in, I won't believe it. Open the source to current software, like Windows and Office and maybe I would beleive it. It's all cosmetics.
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