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Hot Mario Bros. Ad campaign starts in Japan - They don't look so hot to me...


#1 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   18194 Posts   Joined 19.3 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2005 - 10:01 AM

I picked up a brochure today at my local game store and it features pictures of some Japanese dudes dressed up as Mario & Luigi.
Somehow, Captain Lou Albano was snubbed for this role.
I checked out the Nintendo Japan website and found this commercial:
http://touch-ds.jp/m...llery/st23.html


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#2 Zingela   Bees CAGiversary!   743 Posts   Joined 19.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2005 - 10:37 AM

What the.

Awesome. Scared the crap out of me when it finished loading though. XD

#3 fuzz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   370 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2005 - 08:17 PM

you gotta remember what we think is "cool" or "will sell a product" here is the states is very different there is in asia. So keep that in mind

#4 Graystone   ` CAGiversary!   15662 Posts   Joined 18.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2005 - 11:09 PM

Wow I'm ready to pick this up just cause of the ad. :roll:

Yes I know about different markets however what hell man.

#5 Reality's Fringe   Goes sex for pussy CAGiversary!   7112 Posts   Joined 18.6 Years Ago  

Reality's Fringe

Posted 04 December 2005 - 12:22 AM

I don't care, I think that's fucking great stuff. They need a mock Mario and Luigi here(I think Cap'n Lou and....other guy) are too old for it, but I'm sure there's someone who could pull it off.

#6 Pancake Rabbit   Have A Cigar CAGiversary!   8427 Posts   Joined 18.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 December 2005 - 12:27 AM

Those two just scream Italian.

#7 Krymner   Yup, I think you're sexy CAGiversary!   3040 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2005 - 12:37 AM

Hot Mario Bros. indeed.

I think they should air the commercial here in the US, without any translations.

#8 thorbahn3   News Editor Super Moderators   4235 Posts   Joined 18.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2005 - 12:39 AM

Is it just me or do these guys look like a gay couple in love if you take the whole Mario aspect out?

#9 fuzz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   370 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2005 - 02:48 AM

I take back my first statement the wi-fi ads were hella funny, with the french guy, and the italian guy, funny stuff

#10 Requiem   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   854 Posts   Joined 18.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2005 - 02:57 AM

The noses look like prosthetics, although I can't see the line of distinction where it is applied.

So either they were expertly put on, or those two guys have huge honkers in real life.

#11 kaw   Want some rye? CAGiversary!   1594 Posts   Joined 18.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2005 - 03:10 AM

More like the Hot Carl Bros.

#12 broke   Welcome to Brokerock CAGiversary!   130 Posts   Joined 19.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2005 - 03:42 AM

Hot Mario Bros. indeed.

I think they should air the commercial here in the US, without any translations.


Totally - I think that would be a genius move - I would guess that it's not going to happen but I can't believe that they haven't thought of this already - and it would save them some dough on advertising production costs.

#13 Strell   LOBSTERS!....IN MY PANTS! CAGiversary!   26583 Posts   Joined 18.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2005 - 03:45 AM

For some reason, the first thing I thought of was:

OH NO, BEAR IS DRIVING CAR, HOW CAN THAT BE

#14 Krymner   Yup, I think you're sexy CAGiversary!   3040 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2005 - 03:48 PM

For some reason, the first thing I thought of was:

OH NO, BEAR IS DRIVING CAR, HOW CAN THAT BE


:rofl:

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 07:25 AM

For some reason, the first thing I thought of was:

OH NO, BEAR IS DRIVING CAR, HOW CAN THAT BE


car full of midgets!

#16 kakomu   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2264 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 December 2005 - 08:52 AM

The noses look like prosthetics, although I can't see the line of distinction where it is applied.

So either they were expertly put on, or those two guys have huge honkers in real life.


That's the first thing I noticed too. I guess they think all Europeans have large noses.

#17 thagoat   bundles are craptacular! CAGiversary!   1477 Posts   Joined 17.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 December 2005 - 09:00 AM

:bomb: those commercials were a waste of 3 minutes of my life, and i want em back!:bomb:

#18 Strell   LOBSTERS!....IN MY PANTS! CAGiversary!   26583 Posts   Joined 18.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 December 2005 - 10:30 AM

Shiggity Shiggity Shwa

#19 Ledhed   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9213 Posts   Joined 18.3 Years Ago  

Posted 05 December 2005 - 10:42 AM

Shiggity Shiggity Shwa


:applause: Not near enough Group Aycks love around here. Just last night, I made Cereal Bawks my outgoing voicemail message.

And also, the last picture suggests to me that they should switch the actors for the roles, as the "Mario" guy seems to have a much more gaunt face that would better suit Luigi.

#20 Trakan  

Posted 05 December 2005 - 10:46 AM

Shiggity Shiggity Shwa


"They look so Goddamn like the same." :lol:

#21 sblymnlcrymnl   married ... with children CAGiversary!   30091 Posts   Joined 18.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 12:51 AM

More like the Hot Carl Bros.

:puke: :lol:

#22 CYRiX   Banned Banned   2228 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 07 December 2005 - 02:38 AM

Those two just scream Italian.

QFT




hehe....

#23 Reality's Fringe   Goes sex for pussy CAGiversary!   7112 Posts   Joined 18.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 03:33 PM

You guys NEED to watch one of the new commercials:
http://touch-ds.jp/m...llery/st23.html

Click on the 4th link at the bottom of the player to see how a Japanese man imitates a Frenchman, an Italian, and an American. Good stuff.

#24 Strell   LOBSTERS!....IN MY PANTS! CAGiversary!   26583 Posts   Joined 18.8 Years Ago  

Posted 08 December 2005 - 04:06 PM

I beleive my new avatar says it all.

#25 Reality's Fringe   Goes sex for pussy CAGiversary!   7112 Posts   Joined 18.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 04:14 PM

I beleive my new avatar says it all.


:rofl: My favorite part was when the "American guy says" "Oh no, come on!" while sitting in that greasy diner eating a hamburger and some fries.
Fucking genius.

#26 Strell   LOBSTERS!....IN MY PANTS! CAGiversary!   26583 Posts   Joined 18.8 Years Ago  

Posted 08 December 2005 - 04:15 PM

I like Luigi blasting off. That gets me every time.

#27 AdamInPlaidum   Wii will rock you. CAGiversary!   3148 Posts   Joined 18.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 04:15 PM

Hahahahahaha. That bottom left wi-fi one! What they think of Americans is nothing short of hilarious.

#28 salmonaxxx   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   220 Posts   Joined 18.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 07:53 PM

Goddamn brilliant! Is there a way to save the videos?

#29 Strell   LOBSTERS!....IN MY PANTS! CAGiversary!   26583 Posts   Joined 18.8 Years Ago  

Posted 08 December 2005 - 08:10 PM

Salmon:

It appears they are flash movies, so go download this IE plugin: http://www.browserto.../downloads.html

Then you can click on the icon it makes in the toolbar at the top (looks like a film canister/blue disk), choose SWF Options -> From this site, and then save each file in there. If you save them to your computer - click on the file name at the top, then "Save As.." at the bottom. Then you can just use IE to play them on your computer locally.

I'm sure there's an equivalent for Firefox if someone is using that.

Edit: Looks like this works with Mozilla as well!

#30 ThunderBirdzz  

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 10:09 PM

I beleive my new avatar says it all.


so does mine :D