This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.
launched as Bland Name Product Discussion
: From YKTTW
Working Title: Trademark Mangling: From YKTTW
: Is someone going to write this one? I have examples to add.
: I'm sorry, I launched it and then realized I didn't feel like writing it at the time. Thanks to those who did write it.
)): Does the truck from Toy Story
count? It's clearly a Toyota, but the only letters remaining on the tailgate say "YO".
Prfnoff: Where's Waldo
is the North American Market-Based Title
of Where's Wally
Prfnoff: Not an obviously similar name, and so not a good page quote:
"When I'm travelling through the Land of Oz in my new Takuro Spirit, I drink Nozz-A-La! It fills me up but never fills me out! It makes me happy to be a man!"
Not so much Writing Around Trademarks
as outright parody:
- The Order of the Stick has "Evan's Spiked Tentacles of Forced Intrusion", a spoof of the the Dn D spell "Evard's Black Tentacles". And "Bixby's Evicting Hand", a takeoff of the "Bigby's X Hand" spells.
Probably not worth noting even as aversions:
- Spectacularly averted in Code Geass, where, yes, you guessed it: Pizza Hut. Also includes Biglobe (a Japanese ISP)
- Ditto with Great Teacher Onizuka. Sony stays Sony, Coca-Cola stays Coca-Cola, Ape Escape stays...Ape Escape.
- But only partially; this troper recalls seeing several Bland Name Products in GTO, but can't recall what they were.
. That KFG image looks incredibly fake.
If Wc Donalds
is so common in anime, shouldn't it be treated as a separate trope (or at least a separate category).