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Most ridiculous world cup merchandising

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Hodders, 5 Jun 2006.

  1. Hodders

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    In G.D due to the general nature of the thread....

    In my local co-op I bought a lettuce - IN A BAG DESIGNED TO LOOK LIKE A FOOTBALL !

    Now what on earth does a lettuce have to do with the flipping world cup !

    You challenge is to find a less related item branded with the 2006 world cup....

    I seriously believe that the world cup has got more to do with businesses, advertising and branding than kicking a football around....
     
  2. Gilly

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    Its shaped like a ball. Does it need to be more than that? :/

    Don't think I even have anything branded for this WC.
     
  3. The Pat

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    Theres the football shaped cokes, that are more expense and hold less than cans.
     
  4. vodkacokebloke

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    Its all money.....

    Every ticket on the black market is a corporate one. The few dozen they deem to sell to real fans all have names printed on, and the fan then has to carry a passport or similar to prove their ID.

    Was the lettuce more expensive btw?
     
  5. Radiation

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    I think all this sort of stuff is a joke, they make out like its a big deal but its really not its just another pointless themed occasion.
     
  6. R.O.S.S.I

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    To you maybe, but to others its not, you can't possible speak on behalf of everyone when you say that.
     
  7. Aspecto

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    At a local shop i goto they have just got in some new glass coke bottles with world cup sponsors on them, cost £1 and dont have half as much as a 75p bottle, absoluete joke, still bought one though :rolleyes:
     
  8. Radiation

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    So? I said "I think" which is opinion so your comment becomes a bit pointless as i know that not everyone agrees but many do no doubt.

    I also think fake over hyping and themed stuff for an event/occasion especially a "big" one somewhat cheapens it and then it feels like just another money grabbing exercise.
     
  9. Energize

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    Whats more hilarious is that people think England are always going to win.
     
  10. Stellios

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    Its in anything and everything, i mean whats a no win no fee claim company or a car insurance company got to do with the WC, but they still manage to get it in there.
     
  11. Spyhop

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    I bought a jar of hotdogs and there was a giant football on the label for no apparent reason.
     
  12. Akira

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    The reason is the World Cup is on soon.
     
  13. peter_hutson

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    There was a funny little artical on the BBC web site about world cup merchandising. My favourite was a T-shirt for Dutch supporters with "I want my bicycle back" printed on the front :).

    They were also selling Plastic WWII replica german army helemts in Orange. A bit tasteless yes, but oh so funny.......
     
  14. Dutch Guy

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    We can buy orange mayonaise and other orange sauces :D

    Go Holland :)
     
  15. peter_hutson

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    Out of interest mate, why has Holland adopted Orange as it's colour? I guess it's something to do with the Prince of Orange!
     
  16. Spacky

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    Regarding that lettuce all I can say is 'Believe'
     
  17. Buckethead

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    World cup condoms - well i had one before last night ;)
     
  18. Spacky

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    Did you score...








    ...a goal?

    Or did you foul?

    \o/ \o/ \o/
     
  19. Ransom

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    the flags on cars are getting crazy around where i live its like 2 in 3 cars have them on now. on all 4 windows!!
     
  20. Spunj99

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    I love the fact Mars, Barclays and other companies have these adverts basically saying, "We're backing England!". But they've also got them in several other countries saying "We're backing <insert country name>!".

    Cheap. :/