Despite what all the holiday specials try to tell you, it’s pointless to pretend that Christmas has become anything other than commercialism’s annual time to shine. So why not just embrace the spirit of spending completely, and build yourself a tiny working television Christmas tree ornament that streams ‘90s…
We already know from the movies that at any moment, we will wake from our cozy reality to discover ourselves geriatric prisoners having spent our lives at the hands of robots who force feed us ice cream to an ironically chipper 1950's jingle. Do we really need a reminder?
Come November, audiences are going to see Hulk really mess shit up in Thor: Ragnarok. But today, you can see Hulk be a little more considerate.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is super-loaded with 1980s righteousness, so it should come as no surprise that even its freaking DVD/Blu-ray ad went the same route. We at io9 try to avoid posting commercials in general, so we find it deeply irksome that this one is so fun we felt we had to share it with you anyway.
Say what you will about Tickle Me Elmo, but at least that trendy holiday gift didn’t spontaneously combust and burn down houses.
You’ll have a newfound appreciation for the vast selection of Star Wars toys on store shelves these days after spending the next 15 minutes watching every last commercial for the original collection that was available back in 1977 for A New Hope.
This ping pong bot is so good it doesn’t even need to watch the ball, it just—OH MY GOD IT’S EYEING THE CHILD.
The Agents of SHIELD take on a new mission—shilling Coca-Cola—in these delightfully surreal Chinese commercials. I have absolutely zero idea what’s going on in them. All I know is that if Agent Ward doesn’t take orders from a polar bear in season 3 I’m gonna be seriously disappointed.
I don't know if ridiculous 90's style commercials like this completely disappeared or if it was just because I stopped watching Saturday morning cartoons but I totally miss getting sold diabetes or useless toys from overexcited kids and crude special effects and weird parents. This parody of those 90's commercial…
One of the more memorable moments from last night's Super Bowl—at least before the end of the fourth quarter—was the latest Snickers ad that co-opted The Brady Bunch into selling candy bars. But if you thought the ad just used some clever editing and dubbing, over on FXGuide they have a thorough break-down of the…
If you're one of the many Americans who couldn't care less which group of grown men is better at surprise bear hugs and rolling in the grass, Dish DVR is granting you a big Super Bowl surprise with Reverse AutoHop. Now, you can cut out all that garbage football from this year's Super Bowl, and gorge yourself on…
The public service announcement is emotionally manipulative and strategically pulls at the most basic things everyone likes (cute kids! young love!) and might even be scripted and is definitely edited nicely but still, the message is something that even children know to be true: Domestic violence is not okay.
Before the Muppets, Jim Henson made a series of funny but disturbing commercials for Wilkins Coffee starring a pair of puppets. When one puppet refused to drink the coffee, the other puppet would shoot him, brand him, drown him, and punish him in all manner of other violent ways.
Johnnie Walker has a pretty neat commercial on air these days that covers 7 different backgrounds in just one long take. It's a well choreographed and perfectly timed spot, a man is at a bar and starts walking. As he moves along, the scenery changes along with him to give him a wild journey until he's back at the bar.
I need help. This commercial for ASUS seems to have completely normal content, except that the images are of birds with arms, human arms, instead of wings. I think it's supposed to be funny, but I am mostly kind of terrified. Please help.
An effective commercial doesn't necessarily have to be a multi-million dollar production. Remember that Nike ad with Tiger Woods bouncing a golf ball on his club? It was supposed to be completely different until the director saw his skills on set. VW had similar luck with this ad made with nothing but an action cam…
I'm not exactly sure what Honda is thinking by creating a whole commercial series where they let classic toys like Skeletor, Strawberry Shortcake, Stretch Armstong, and the Fisher-Price Little People shill their cars. But I guess I'm at least as likely to buy a car from He-Man's nemesis as I am an regular car salesman.
They've been parodied ad nauseam already, but Mattel delivers what is possibly the definitive spoof of Matthew McConaughey's Lincoln ads. Driving a pint-sized Ford F-150 pickup, this kid seems like he's been pitching Power Wheels long before anyone paid him to pitch one. All that's missing is that smooth southern…
It's always fun to see the chain reaction of Rube Goldberg machines and how one action can cascade into a whole bunch of things happening. This one, from an ad for Japanese technology company au, is particularly cool because it's just powered by light and lens and optics.