Sunday, January 23, 2011

I'm sorry, I couldn't hear you- this pointless pile of crap was sitting on my head

Um, what?

Seriously- what the hell IS this? An unsupervised little brat (know what would really help here? PARENTS! What a concept!) trashes his toys right and left, but the toy car which is a perfect copy of the automobile being advertised stays scratch free- HUH? SO WHAT? What does this prove?

Not to mention, several things that his monster does with the car are completely harmless- pouring shampoo all over it? Letting slugs crawl on it? What toy would be damaged by these "punishing" acts? I mean, if the toy car was made in China, those slugs might be in danger of lead poisoning- but what could they do to the car?

"We put it through more than five thousand quality tests..." do these include having a giant kid step on it repeatedly, or throwing it into the jaws of a sixty-foot dog? No? THEN THIS IS A REALLY STUPID COMMERCIAL AND WHY DID YOU EVEN BOTHER, NISSAN?

Now, if I completely misread this ad, and it turns out that it's for Matchbox, I take back everything I just said and I must congratulate the company for continuing to make fine, rugged toys capable of handling anything a little kid who is obviously raising himself can throw at them.


  1. So is Nissan saying that they sell toys?

    That they let misbehaving little kids test their cars?

    That their car testers are unruly kids?

    I don't get it.

  2. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who finds this ad stupid and senseless.

    I'm also glad my kids never did this to their toys. But, of course, if they had, I would have stopped buying them toys.

    Imagine this kid at sixteen. "Oh, Dad, I wrapped your Nissan around a light pole. Its okay though, you got insurance and you'll have a new one in a day or two..."

  3. What I really hate about this ad, which blights my screen as well, is that it not only isn't believable, it desecrates a perfectly good Golden Oldie in order to move metal.