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The 10 Least Essential Character Posters Of 2012

Photo of Oliver Lyttelton By Oliver Lyttelton | The Playlist December 5, 2012 at 10:22AM

There's been a plague in the movie marketing world of late. Virtually every major release -- and seemingly most minor ones as well -- is going far beyond single one-sheet artwork to sell its wares. Along with teasers, arty Mondo-type versions, IMAX editions and everything else in between, posters are released showcasing seemingly every last cast member in the movie.

6. Toshiaki in "Frankenweenie"
Are your kids fans of crude, sour racial caricatures? The perfect Christmas gift has arrived in the form of this one-sheet featuring Toshiaki, the deeply offensive throwback villain of double-offender Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie." In the film's defense, it's sort of redeemed by the cool B-movie poster you'll find below. And it was far from the only other film to give an offensive Asian character poster time -- "Pitch Perfect" managed one too.

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This article is related to: Features, Cloud Atlas, Hunger Games, Mirror Mirror, Argo, Gangster Squad, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Seven Psychopaths, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Dark Shadows, Frankenweenie