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  • Happy Honda Days - Skeletor Commercial

    Check out this hilarious “Happy Honda Days??? commercial starring Skeletor!

    "We must always value life. Even the life of one who opposes us." ― He-Man

  • #2
    That was awesome! Skeletor is a better salesman than Toyguru (and probably more honest too!)

    Here are the other videos from the Honda campaign:

    Strawberry Shortcake


    Jem and GI Joe


    Little People


    Gumby and Pokey


    Stretch Armstrong

    “The internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it." ― John Perry Barlow

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    • #3
      Hehe, Skeletor for president! :throne:

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      • #4
        Strange, very strange.
        "If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all." ― Noam Chomsky

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        • #5
          Very amusing, and I hadn't thought of Little People in ages and ages. I think I like the Jem/G.I. Joe one best, though.

          Isn't it interesting that the marketing folks opted to use Skeletor as the spokesperson in the commercial? Apparently, as a character, he holds more cultural cachet in the broader (read: non-geek) community than He-Man himself!
          Not every beast is tender, especially if there is genius in his making.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dark Angel View Post
            Very amusing, and I hadn't thought of Little People in ages and ages. I think I like the Jem/G.I. Joe one best, though.

            Isn't it interesting that the marketing folks opted to use Skeletor as the spokesperson in the commercial? Apparently, as a character, he holds more cultural cachet in the broader (read: non-geek) community than He-Man himself!
            Skeletor as a character has two significant cultural features that He-Man doesn't have: a) His morbid looks, and b) when he talks, he makes people laugh!

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            • #7
              OK, I loved the commercial. Now for my Debbie Downer moment. What a missed opportunity to use the Classics version of Skeletor!

              I just picture Skeletor looking at the Mattel Marketing team and saying, "You Boneheads!"
              “Anything is a dildo, if you're brave enough"
              Thomas Jefferson

              Always looking to trade MOTUC to complete my collection.

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              • #8
                I think the whole point was to keep this vintage. It is appealing to 35 to 45 year olds by tapping into nostalgia, and the Classics figure is meaningless for most folks.
                "If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all." ― Noam Chomsky

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Draego-Man View Post
                  I think the whole point was to keep this vintage. It is appealing to 35 to 45 year olds by tapping into nostalgia, and the Classics figure is meaningless for most folks.

                  Of course Honda is going after their 35 - 45 year old demographic.

                  Honda's are some of the most reliable cars on the market. They are inexpensive to maintain, and they hold their re-sale value over most other manufacturers. They are reliable, cost effective, and smart investment for aging consumers.

                  They're not trying to sell you a $60'000 gas guzzling machine that will break your bank, and not get you any more sex- than you're not already getting now. Ha ha ha! Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-hahhhh!!!! God, I'm hilarious. They're selling you a beloved friend. Its a very smart ad campaign.
                  Last edited by Sky Runner; 11-16-2014, 07:58 AM.

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                  • Dark Angel
                    Dark Angel commented
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                    Also, "Honda: Boring Cars for Boring People." didn't test well.

                  • Guest's Avatar
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                    Now look here, I'm sorry, I can't afford a Ferrari
                    But that don't mean I can't get you there

                  • Dark Angel
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                    Hey, it's still better than "Toyota: Cars for People Who Hate Driving."

                • #10
                  I have a 2008 Honda Odyssey.
                  "If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all." ― Noam Chomsky

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                  • #11
                    I wish Hondas where as menacing as Lamborghinis though!

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                    • #12
                      What? No My buddy Calling "shot gun" while TLC's No Scubs plays on the radio? It writes it self.
                      Once upon a time, good advice was "be kind Rewind"now nobody remembers the past.

                      Masters of the universe The LOST TALES (a series of vintage style fan-comics and children's books)

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                      • #13
                        HAHA!!! Nice! Was that Allan Oppenheimer doing the voice?

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                        • Mechanizor
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                          Some say it's Jeff Bennett!... I don't know if it's true though!!!

                      • #14

                        Check out this video, Skeletor voice actors play with their action figures, it's an ad for NY Power-Con that never happened!

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                        • Robarr The Morbid
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                          I honestly can't tell. Could be either. Still pretty cool knowing that MOTU is very much a part of popular culture enough to make commercials like these. (the Honda one I mean)

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