Press Kits Unwrapped: FOX's Bones
Even though FOX's Bones isn't a new show (its second season premiere airs this Wednesday at 8:00) I was expecting a bit more from the press kit. I mean the kit for FOX's Prison Break, which is also into its second season, came with a hooded sweatshirt and faux-newspaper detailing the characters and plot of the show. The least I expected from the Bones kit was maybe a mini-mangled body to put on my mantle, or a small reproduction of the holo-tank they use for their investigations. Alas, all I got was what you see in this picture . . . not even a folder or envelope for the materials!
Well, at least the show is good. Let's take a quick (and I mean QUICK) look at the paltry amount of material that this press kit provided.
As I mentioned, there was no fake newspaper this time around for the Bones press kit. Perhaps they ran out of ink on the printing press just as the kit was about to go out. However, there is extensive information about the show in the documentation that was provided, including character and actor bios, as well as a summary on what the procedural drama is all about.
The Prison Break kit came with a hooded sweatshirt. My kit came with the Bones Desktop Investigation Kit. What, pray tell, is that? According to the package:
Contains all the necessary tools to collect, trace and clean your crime scene.
Micro Fiber Cloth
Computer Surface Cleaner
In other words, a computer cleaning kit. I like the logo that was placed on all the products, but it's still a computer cleaning kit.
Last, but not least, the Bones press kit came with this lovely piece of white tracing paper. What's it for? I have no friggin idea.