Hollywood Video Radio Ad

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  1. Metal Knuckles

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    So I'm driving into work this morning, when on the radio comes a Hollywood Video ad. You know, that video rental store that isn't Blockbuster. Anywho, it starts off with coverage of some mock-up hockey game, with someone taking the puck down the ice and passing it to... SONIC THE HEDGEHOG!? Sonic then proceeds to move the puck down the rink and pass it to Batman, and the Dark Knight sends the puck into the goal!

    Needless to say, by now I am pulled over and my pants are suddenly wet. I know it's not an officially SEGA endorsed advertisement by any stretch, but in this day and age I find it odd that of all video game characters they could choose to represent that part of their business, they chose Sonic. I suspect that whoever was in charge of creating this add might be one of them internet Sonic fans we keep hearing so much about.

    Anywho, I'm thinking of contacting Hollywood Video for an mp3 of this ad so I can post it, but if I take the "I'm a fan of Sonic and would LOVE that ad!" approach, I doubt they'll even respond. Whereas, if someone who happens to work on an announcements show at their school were to send in a professional looking letter saying that they were contacting various companies for copies of their radio adverts to use on their program as a business project, they could probably get it without having to worry about anything. But where would I find such a member of the forums- oh, hai Tweaker!

    Anywho, even if Tweak isn't up to it, I'll probably take a dive at trying to get it myself. I'm just wondering if anyone else is interested in this, and if I got it whether it would even be worth keeping?
     
  2. MykonosFan

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    I heard that same commercial on my way back from D.C. this week xD

    I was like "HOLY SHEET, SONICS"


    Anyways

    Perhaps not worth keeping, but it'd still be cool never-the-less.
     
  3. Super

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    I pointed this out to Robjoe yesterday when we were eating at Arby's. I was confused as hell. But the prospect of Sonic and Batman teaming up is hilarious and awesome at the same time.
     
  4. Enzo Aquarius

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    This is...so weird, but so cool at the same time. :eng101:

    Even if you can't get the ad in its original form, somebody should try catching it and recording it.
     
  5. Phos

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    I think the reason they went with Sonic was that his name is recognizable as a video game character and only as a game character. Who else would they have said? Mario is a pretty good contender, just there are many famous Mario's (Mario Andredi, for example). Master Chief? If his name was so recognizable, I don't think there would be that meme about Halo being a cool guy. Sackboy? Sounds like a porn name. Marcus Fenix? He could be from anywhere. Nathan Drake? Who?

    Get my drift?
     
  6. OSM

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    Yea ok, someone find a recording of this now. I need to hear this, it sounds like the greatest thing ever.
     
  7. serpx

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    I heard this as well. It brought memories when Sonic was actually commonly marketed.
     
  8. SlushBox

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    You think that maybe if Sonic was more commonly marketed like he used to be that maybe more people might actually care about Sonic and maybe Sega might start to attempt to make Sonic games better to please the masses? Maybe? No? Ok.
     
  9. Cap

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    Don't e-mail, it'll get sent straight into junk. Phone them up and say it's for a school or College assignment. By phoning your getting a direct answer, and companies usually don't mind helping with school related stuff at all.
     
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