Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Spider-Man as Pitchman

"Spider-Man, Spider-Man, sells a product like no one can..." Those aren't the real words to the famous theme song to his 1960s cartoon series, but Spidey has been used to shill some products and services from time to time.

First up is an item I've posted before. This is a commercial for the old video game made by Parker Brothers for the first Atari home video game system (later renamed the Atari 2600). I love the look of this commercial, especially the awesome Green Goblin costume!

Here's two for McDonald's Happy Meal toys.

This Spidey fan gets to swing right along with Webhead--in his imagination.

In this famous commercial for Visa check cards, Spidey and his Marvel friends are ready to help, until it's revealed to be a false alarm. Guest starring a surprise hero!

In another financial services commercial, we learn that although great at web swinging, his golf swing is terrible!

Here, Spider-Man congratulates some 70s-era youngsters for wearing Sanger Harris clothing. There's nothing creepy about that, right?

Finally, to show that Spidey isn't all about the Benjamins, here he is in a PSA urging everyone to vote.



FilmFather said...

I played that Spider-Man Atari game incessantly. I love that whenever you fell to your death, the game's "camera" followed you all the way to the ground to watch you go splat.

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Phillyradiogeek said...

Indeed it did. It was painful to watch, as it rubbed your defeat in your face :)


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