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Robby the Robot from Forbidden Planet Wants Your Money!



The landmark 1956 film "Forbidden Planet" stood head and shoulders above the swamp of sci-fi schlock that oozed out from the paranoid 1950s, and its most memorable star wasn't even human! Now "Robby the Robot" has returned, talking fast, telling the time and taking your spare change!
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Unusual and Unique Business Cards Make for Smart Marketing


 

What better way to market yourself than your business card.

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Job Hunt - Inventive Marketing


Check out this series of ads for a job recruiting company in Berlin, Germany.

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Japan's Used Panty Vending Machines: Fact or Fiction?



Vending machines stocked with used schoolgirl panties may be one of the most oft-quoted Japanese urban legends, but do they actually exist? Is there any truth behind the lurid rumors? The answer may surprise, even shock you!
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Ten Ways The Japanese Do It Better



Time and time again, Japan has been handed a ball someone else made and scored a touchdown. From cell phones to toilets to world peace, the Japanese just do it better!
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"Every Burgers" Cut Fast Food Down to Bite Size



If every burger was an inch or so wide, we would eliminate obesity... or not, because we'd just eat dozens of "Every Burgers" instead!
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Titanic in Denver - Inventive Marketing


To promote the much anticipated Titanic Exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, life preservers were placed on the statues in the and around the city of Denver, Colorado. read more »

BIG Trouble: Sumo Outsources for Survival


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There are few things that are as essentially Japanese as sumo wrestling, which is why the need to pad thinning ranks with foreign sumo wrestlers is a bone in the throats of Japan's cultural traditionalists. read more »

Top Ten Ways Japanese Live Small



Leave it to the Japanese, the same folks who invented** the transistor radio, to come up with a multitude of ways to miniaturize their lives and save valuable space. "Livin' Large"? Not here, buster!
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Japanese Mini Erasers Say "I Rub You Too!"


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Collectible mini erasers have long been popular in Japan, and now the fad is spreading to schools on these shores as well.
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Outdoor Campaigns - Inventive Marketing


According to Inc.com, and many others in the advertising industry, outdoor campaigns are suddenly cool…again. read more »

The Top Ten Weird and Bizarre Japanese Soft Drinks

Japan has a drinking problem... but if you've got a thirst for adventure, it's where you want to be. In honor (or in horror) of these bizarre beverages seemingly not fit to rinse your septic tank, raise a cracked glass to the Top Ten Bizarre Japanese Soft Drinks, our first ten inductees into the Soft Drink Hell of Fame... Jeers!

Cell Phone Lighter Fuels Pyromaniac Chat Addicts



The Cell Phone Lighter from Nodaya Denki in Black, Red, Silver, Blue and Green answers the call for a cheap, reliable lighter that looks remarkably like a neat little cell phone.
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Reproduce Almost Anything : Product Review:


Reproduce Almost AnythingReproduce Almost AnythingSo you're at the prototyping stage with your latest great idea, but have no clue how to actually make it? Time to learn a new skill...silicone mold making. This video and workbook give you everything you need to get started on the path to production.
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Anti-Smoking Mat Direct Mail Campaign - Inventive Marketing


As we all know, quitting smoking is hard because nicotine is so addictive. Along with this, we have also learned that anti-smoking advertising campaigns can be very difficult to ignore because of the vast creativity. Take for example, this direct mail piece. read more »

Gear Box Pen with Memo Pad in Wood Base Drives On The Write



The Princess PI-1118-70 Gear Shift Pen Set with Memo Pad has got what it takes to drive any desk jockey wild!
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Star Wars Weekend - Inventive Marketing


 

As Darth Vader once said, "Don't underestimate the Force" (of just good, ole' creative advertising). read more »

Female Robot Makes Science Friction A Reality



The FT "Female Type" Robot just may be the curvaceous shape of things to come - and she doesn't come with a voice processor, either. Be afraid, ladies, be VERY afraid...
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'Hanging Harry' Light Pull Reinvents Gallows Humor



Just when you thought it was safe to go to the bathroom again, the 'Hanging Harry' Light Pull arrives to bring the curtain down on party poopers far and wide!
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"Wow, The Internet is Old!": Said Seth


Surely since the Internet's comprehensive conception way back in 1996 (over a decade, yikes!) you've had the sudden need to find some random website from years past. But, the only problem is that website doesn't exist anymore and you desperately need to show your friends whatever it was that was so funny it made you blow milk out of your nose. Fear not, Internet Archive is here for ya. read more »