- Failure Museum

Hollywood Entertainment was one of the first brick-and-mortar firms to partner up with a dotcom, purchasing Reel for $100 million in July 1998. Amazon became the leader in video sales in a market which was nearly winner-take-all. This l ...

BetaMax - Failure Museum


Introduced in 1975, Sony hoped that the video cassette tape industry and all other manufacturers would adopt the Beta Tape as the standard industry format. Unfortunately JVC, a Japanese-owned rival brand, decided to create their own format, VHS, i ...


April O’Neil

In 2012, “Ravishing Reporter” action figure had a detachable skirt in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

MoviePass - Failure Museum


In 2019, MoviePass hoped subscribers wouldn’t use the service regularly — like gyms, which use no-show subscribers to financially offset their heavy users.  But it's easier to get people to the movies than the gym. MoviePass subscribers, who love ...



In 2016, lost share to services that offer more convenience, value and selection — with instant viewing across multiple devices.