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Commercial Time: JDM Toyota Crown S120 in the Netherlands

November 15, 2014 in Commerical time by banpei

Yesterday I posted a documentary on the Toyota Crown and in one of the scenes I spotted a very familiar background:
Commercial time: Toyota Crown S120 in the Netherlands
You just feel immediately with your entire body when you see your home country used in the background of a movie, so obviously I immediately recognized the Netherlands in this documentary when they displayed the Toyota Crown S120.

As the majority of the documentary consists out of footage of old ads I started to investigate the Toyota Crown S120 ads and found the one that actually takes place in the Netherlands: Read the rest of this entry →

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Commercial Time: Nissan Skyline R30 Super Control

August 12, 2014 in Commerical time by banpei

Now before you actually wonder what this Nissan Skyline R30 Super Control is all about: the commercial below explains everything about the Super Control:
Nissan Skyline R30 Super Control

The Super Control seems to mostly exist out of hundreds of buttons without a proper description or labeling: Read the rest of this entry →

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Commercial Time: Riding hi, Suzuki Alto Works CA72

June 11, 2014 in Commerical time by banpei

I had a big WTF while watching this Suzuki Alto Works CA72 ad. In a typically 80s Japanese style the Alto is announced with a big Liding High, Alto Woks:
Commercial Times: Riding Hi, Alto Works CA72
Disclaimer: I’m not trying to mock the Japanese here and we all know they have difficulty with foreign languages like English. The funny part is that the ad is lacking the R and high is spelled hi. Now it feels like someone is saying hi with the Alto Works. ;)

You can watch the full video below: Read the rest of this entry →

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Commercial Time: Honda Today Pochette

May 28, 2014 in Commerical time by banpei

Pochette is a French word for a tiny square shaped handbag for women, so the Honda Today Pochette is supposed to be the automotive handbag for women?
Honda Today Pochette
In the Pochette you can barely fit anything except a wallet and maybe some female accessories so perhaps Honda was spot on here. ;)

You can watch the video below: Read the rest of this entry →

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Commercial Time: Nissan Bluebird SSS Turbo Super Star!

February 28, 2014 in Commerical time by banpei

What does the SSS stand for in the name of the Nissan Bluebird SSS Turbo? Super Sports Sedan?
Nissan Bluebird SSS Turbo Super Star
According to this 1981 JDM commercial it is Super Star! (Sedan?)

You can watch the advertisement below: Read the rest of this entry →