Skeletor, Jem, Gumby And Other Toys Really Want You To Buy A Honda

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. » 11/16/14 7:30am 11/16/14 7:30am

Tim Burton is ready for the Zombie Unicorn Apocalypse, even if reality…

Sorry to post a commercial as news, but this little Samsung USA ad about Tim Burton meeting a small iOS game company to make a movie based on their hit game Zombie Unicorn Apocalyse, was cute enough that we thought we could make an exception, what with its zombie unicorns and Tim Burtons and such. The sad truth is,… » 2/25/13 2:30pm 2/25/13 2:30pm

How skillful advertisers can word-jack your brain

It's long been established that the mighty brain is nothing but a mound of putty. We don't see what we think we do, we don't remember what we think we do, and we don't like what we think we do. If we did, advertisers would be out of business. As it is, they're literally putting false thoughts inside our heads. » 5/25/11 7:00am 5/25/11 7:00am

Dragons, mermaids and test babies the best of the super bowl commercials

Miss the best part of last night's Super Bowl — the commercials? Don't worry: We collected the best of the science fiction shout-outs, fantasy freak-outs and mad-science moments right here. So was this year's collection of 30 second spots a success? Or did it leave you yearning for the crotch-shot ads of yesteryear? » 2/07/11 10:09am 2/07/11 10:09am