Product Placement

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  1. buickanddeere

    buickanddeere Well-Known Member

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    Besides almost every vehicle/machine in the movie being built by either GM or General Dynamics. There was Apple Computer, Mountain Dew(?), Ding Dongs Saleen and who all else?
     
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    panasonic. I believe the only reason Maggie and Glen were in the movie was so we'd know panasonic's SD cards have really shiny labels.
     
  3. Pidgeot018

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    Makeala sits in front of a Burger King which just happens to be running a Transformers promotion.

    Also, eBay plays a big roll in the movie, which is part of the Transform Your Summer promotion. Prizes also include Xbox brand stuff, which is in the movie too.
     
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    I dont recall a BK ?????

    Hasbro as well - the little girl's my little pony plush doll and the furby truck
     
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    Seconding the BK appearance: When Sam crashes his mom's bike in front of Mikaela and her freinds, the girls were chillin' in front of a BK.
     
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    Yeah, it's there. When Sam is running away from Barricade I think. Mikeala and some kids are hanging out. Because that's where hot chicks, hang out, I guess.



    Edit: Or when he crashes the bike. Maybe it's the same scene. I need to see the movie again.
     
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    From the way I'd heard about the Furby truck, I expected more. I seem to recall it being mentioned that the Allspark activated all the Furbies, and that we'd see a lot of "screaming furbies on fire"
     
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    omg that woulda been hilarious. A great way to start furbies again lol
     
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    That was by far the worst. It made me cringe.
     
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    Xbox 360 bot ftw.
     
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    Poor little Xbot 360 couldn't even get out of his box.
     
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    This wasnt in the early script or anything. all we were ever told was that it'd be blowing up.
     
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    Xbox, Nokia alot of GM divisions:p ontiac, Cadillac, GMC, Chevy. Maybe Kup should be a Buick!!!!! Ford was mentioned: "theres a nice Festiva with stripes over here"
     
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    I don't have a problem with product placement. I dunno why some people think its such a negative thing. I mean does everything gotta be no name brand?

    Anyways, here's what i recall including some of the obvious

    GMC/Ford
    Furby, My little Pony / Hasbro
    Microsoft XBOX 360
    Mountain Dew
    Cadillac
     
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    I dont have a problem with it either. "product placement" happens every day in the real world while you're just walking around.

    the only stuff I take issue with is when they shove the product in your face, like the SD card thing.
     
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    in addition to the evil little Nokia phone that came to life, I'm guessing all the phones used in the movie were Nokia.

    At the start of the Movie, Sgt Epps is holding an iPod.

    the fridge in Air Force One is stocked with cans of Mt Dew and Pepsi.
     
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    Of all the product placement the panasonic card is the one I remember the least.

    And Burger King was the most predominant, being the logo was huge behind Mikaela for a scene.
     
  18. buickanddeere

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    What was the brand name on the 2 Gig memory card the Aussie chick smuggled the data out on for Glen to decode?
    In the final downtown fight scene there was some obvious advertising posted. I'm pretty certain there was even a promo for the Transformers Movie.
    We should ask the women folk if there was designer clothes & accessories being promoted as well?
    BK was so blatantly shown it didn't twig my recolection until it was mentioned here.
     
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    EBAY EBAY EBAY

    IPod, HP, World Wide Web, Mountain Dew/Pepsi, Ding Dongs, Whatever brand Frenzy was, Nokia, Porshe, GMC, Burger King, Armaggeddon, 40 Year Old Virgin, The Strokes, All the bands on the posters in the walls of Sams Room, 50 Cent, Panasonic Memory card, X-Box, CNN, Dance Dance Revolution, Apple,

    thats all i can think of
     
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    i probably wouldnt have noticed the product placement if people wouldnt keep mentioning how glaring it is

    damn u all

    also with Maggie and Glen I bet there were scenes with them in the end but they were cut, cuz in one of the trailers Glen goes "that big robot is really distracting" and I assume he's doing something there during the battle...
     

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