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Honda's Nostalgic Toy adverts go from bad to worse - For a Good Cause

I'm so glad the latest videos in Honda's bizarre, toy-themed adverts are for good causes, because otherwise... well, these would be just as nightmarishly terrible, but there would be nothing hopeful to feel about after watching them!

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The two videos see Skeletor singing about his new found 'friendship' with He-Man to the tune of Jingle Bells, while the one below sees G.I. Joe wooing Jem to the tune of Deck the Halls:

Before you try to claw your own eyes and ears out - which would be a completely understandable and justifiable reaction - bear in mind that such absurd travesties have been committed to film for noble reasons. Honda is using the pair of videos to decide where to make charitable donations - if the Skeletor/He-Man video gets the most shares by December 21st, $50,000 goes to the Little League Urban Initiative, and if it's the G.I. Joe/Jem video, it goes to the Children's Hospital of Orange County.

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See? Not all awful advertising has to go towards nightmare generation that tries to get you to buy a Honda. Sometimes it can go towards aiding a charitable cause!


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crbrennan
Spaceknight

Gotta suck to be the unlucky charity who loses the game. Who comes up with that as a marketing idea? "Vote for Skeletor and we won't support the Children's Hospital!" Actually, that's the same flawed logic as using an intergalactic despot to suggest a vehicle in the first place.