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Robots In Advertising

With Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen pulling in domestic total gross sales of $402,111,870 (as of 11/17/09), it's no surprise to see advertising firms utilizing various forms of metal men in product campaigns.  Robots are the flavor of the day.

And why not?  They're cool to look at - which is a plus when jockeying for viewer attention for a product.  They cross gender boundaries as well, though the fascination with robots is still higher amongst males.  But most importantly, robots bring out the kid in all of us.  We love the idea of having giant mechanical pals that can shoot lasers or change into cars or other objects.

Of course there's always that scary notion that machines will rise, and take over the world.  The first few ads hint at the prelude to The Robot Apocalypse (Not to be confused with the Zombie Apocalypse.  That comes later, when the corpses of conquered humans are re-animated by some errant robot, leading to a battle royale between the undead and the machines).

Robot Ad # 1: Double A Copy Paper


I can't tell you how happy I am that things like that don't really happen.  I would have been beaten senseless by a wide variety of office and kitchen appliances.


Robot Ad # 2: Pepsi


Good thing the suction on that little thing wasn't stronger.  Ol' Dave might have lost certain portions of his anatomy.

At least that little vacuum cleaner didn't pack some heat:


Robot Ad # 3: Roomba


I'm not gonna harp much further on the whole Robot Apocalypse thing except to say that when a certain monthly apocalypse comes along, I wish I had one of these: