History Main / BlandNameProduct

21st Mar '17 10:42:48 PM joxo
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** Surprisingly averted in other cases: for example, Subway were apparently happy to be portrayed as an Orwellian company of {{Stepford Smiler}}s who trample on the interests of small businesses, bless 'em. The episode "Basic Rocket Science" also features use of KFC's name and corporate mascot (in a speaking, indeed threatening, role no less).
18th Mar '17 8:19:25 AM erforce
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* On Babel 13 in ''[[WebOriginal/StarWreck Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning]]'', there are advertising posters for "Baaburger" (Hesburger, featured itself at the beginning of Pirk's flashback) and "Baabsolut Vodka" (Absolut Vodka). {{Justified|Trope}} by Babel 13 being located in a parallel universe.

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* On Babel 13 in ''[[WebOriginal/StarWreck Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning]]'', ''Film/StarWreckInThePirkinning'', there are advertising posters for "Baaburger" (Hesburger, featured itself at the beginning of Pirk's flashback) and "Baabsolut Vodka" (Absolut Vodka). {{Justified|Trope}} by Babel 13 being located in a parallel universe.
17th Mar '17 3:30:12 PM VampireBuddha
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* In ''VisualNovel/MysticMessenger'', you will encounter a game called [[VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends LOLOL]], as well as [[{{UsefulNotes/Steam}} Scheam]], [[{{Creator/Nintendo}} Nimtendo]] and [[Website/YouTube MeTube]]. Also, one of the characters' favorite meal consists of Honey Buddha Chips and Ph D Pepper.[[/folder]]

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* In ''VisualNovel/MysticMessenger'', you will encounter a game called [[VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends LOLOL]], as well as [[{{UsefulNotes/Steam}} Scheam]], [[{{Creator/Nintendo}} Nimtendo]] and [[Website/YouTube MeTube]]. Also, one of the characters' favorite meal consists of Honey Buddha Chips and Ph D Pepper.[[/folder]]




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17th Mar '17 3:29:40 PM VampireBuddha
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* Creator/{{Christine Love}}'s visual novels all include Amie Computers. In ''Visualnovel/{{Digital A Love Story}}'', they're a transparent standing for Amiga. Amie appears to be rather successful, since by the time of ''Visualnovel/{{dont take it personally babe| it just aint your story}}'', they not only produce tablet computers a la Apple, they also run a popular social networking site called [=AmieConnect=], which is a clear standin for Website/{{Facebook}}; that game also gives us 12channel, which Love doesn't even pretend isn't Website/{{Fourchan}}. Amie is still around in the fifth millennium for ''Visualnovel/{{Analogue A Gate Story}}'', which also introduced [=keOS=] as a Unix standin.
12th Mar '17 9:41:38 AM LondonKdS
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' Free Comic Book Day 2015 special, the Eleventh Doctor story is set on Free Comic Book Day, with huge crowds flocking to Prohibited Sphere in Piccadilly Circus; a play on the main London location of the UK's Forbidden Planet comic shop chain (which, incidentally, is owned by the same company that currently publishes the ''Doctor Who'' comic book.)

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' Free Comic Book Day 2015 special, the Eleventh Doctor story is set on Free Comic Book Day, with huge crowds flocking Several ''ComicBook/DoctorWhoTitan'' issues include references to Prohibited Sphere a "Prohibited Sphere" comic and SF bookshop in Piccadilly Circus; London (and, it turns out, extra terrestrially), a play on the main London location of the UK's Forbidden Planet comic shop and SF bookshop chain (which, incidentally, is owned by the same company that currently publishes the ''Doctor Who'' comic book.)


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* ''ComicBook/AdventureTimeIceKing'' has a shop selling stereotyped punk fashion called "Lukewarm Subject", a parody of the real Hot Topic.
11th Mar '17 2:15:43 AM jormis29
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* Chaosium's ''Stormbringer'' supplement ''Demon Magic: The Second Stormbringer Companion''. One of the businesses in the Velvet Circle is Froderik's Millinery, which sells "stunning garments of silk and cotton" that are "unsuitable for treks through the wilderness, but handy for an evening’s pleasure." ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick%27s_of_Hollywood Frederick's of Hollywood]], which sells sexy lingerie for women).

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* Chaosium's ''Stormbringer'' Creator/{{Chaosium}}'s ''TabletopGame/{{Stormbringer}}'' supplement ''Demon Magic: The Second Stormbringer Companion''. One of the businesses in the Velvet Circle is Froderik's Millinery, which sells "stunning garments of silk and cotton" that are "unsuitable for treks through the wilderness, but handy for an evening’s pleasure." ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick%27s_of_Hollywood Frederick's of Hollywood]], which sells sexy lingerie for women).
10th Mar '17 3:48:19 AM jormis29
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* The import/export warehouse level in ''VideoGame/RainbowSix 3: Raven Shield'' has boxes labeled "Panafonic".

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* The import/export warehouse level in ''VideoGame/RainbowSix 3: Raven Shield'' ''VideoGame/RainbowSix3RavenShield'' has boxes labeled "Panafonic".
8th Mar '17 8:00:35 PM JudasZala
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* In the second OVA episode of ''Anime/PrettySammy'', "Standardsoft" and "Pineapple" were parodies of Microsoft and Apple, respectively. Similarly, Pineapple's Mach 8 OS is a spoof of the UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh.

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* In the second OVA episode of ''Anime/PrettySammy'', "Standardsoft" and "Pineapple" were parodies of Microsoft and Apple, respectively. Similarly, Standardsoft's [=SynchroniCity=] OS spoofed UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows, while Pineapple's Mach 8 OS is a spoof of the UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh.
1st Mar '17 7:19:38 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/{{Durarara}}'' is full of Bland Name Products for various advertisements, billboards, and products seen around Tokyo, usually misspellings of real brands:

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* ''Literature/{{Durarara}}'' ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'':
** The series
is full of Bland Name Products for various advertisements, billboards, and products seen around Tokyo, usually misspellings of real brands:brands: Yohoo!, Amezon, Yo!Tube, etc. Mikado buys a computer with "Mindows" on the package and during startup it boots up "Wbunte".



** ''Durarara'' also has Yohoo!, Amezon, Yo!Tube, etc. Mikado buys a computer with "Mindows" on the package and during startup it boots up "Wbunte".
22nd Feb '17 7:51:25 PM comicwriter
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' Part 4 features the convenience store Owson, modified from the name of ubiquitous Japanese conbini Lawson. For the manga's 25th anniversary, a Lawson in Araki's hometown Sendai (which is the basis of the setting in Part 4) was even remade into an Owson.

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' Part 4 features the convenience store Owson, modified from the name of ubiquitous Japanese conbini Lawson. For the manga's 25th anniversary, a Lawson in Araki's hometown Sendai (which is the basis of the setting in Part 4) was even remade into an Owson. Part 4 also has mention of a Western-style restaurant chain called Jonny's, a play on Jonathan's, a popular chain in Japan.
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