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7th Feb '16 8:23:26 PM nombretomado
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* The PlayStation2 game ''FantaVision'' was originally developed as a tech demo to showcase the capabilities of the new hardware, but proved to be popular enough that a consumer version was released as a reasonably successful launch title for the system.
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* The PlayStation2 UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 game ''FantaVision'' was originally developed as a tech demo to showcase the capabilities of the new hardware, but proved to be popular enough that a consumer version was released as a reasonably successful launch title for the system.
7th Jan '16 10:56:28 AM StFan
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* The bizarre [[NewspaperComics comic strip]] ''{{Monty}}'' started out as ''Robotman,'' and was made to promote a children's doll.
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* The bizarre [[NewspaperComics comic strip]] ''{{Monty}}'' ''ComicStrip/RobotmanAndMonty'' started out as ''Robotman,'' ''Robotman'' and was made to promote a children's doll.
15th Nov '15 11:20:41 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/MarvelComics's ''RomSpaceknight'' by Creator/BillMantlo was a licensed comic based on a toy. The toy was a commercial failure, but the comic was successful and lasted for years. Unfortunately, ROM himself and all the other elements which came directly from the toyline are now in licensing limbo. The supporting details and setting that Marvel created themselves for his series, however, still appear in other Marvel works.
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* Creator/MarvelComics's ''RomSpaceknight'' ''ComicBook/RomSpaceknight'' by Creator/BillMantlo was a licensed comic based on a toy. The toy was a commercial failure, but the comic was successful and lasted for years. Unfortunately, ROM himself and all the other elements which came directly from the toyline are now in licensing limbo. The supporting details and setting that Marvel created themselves for his series, however, still appear in other Marvel works.
19th Sep '15 4:53:50 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' was originally just a tech demo for the GameCube, but was eventually made into a game.
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* ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' was originally just a tech demo for the GameCube, [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]], but was eventually made into a game.
10th Sep '15 2:42:51 PM sinesofinsanity
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* "It's X o'clock, do you know where your children are?" was originally a PSA played on late night TV to warn parents of the dangers of teenage drinking. Now it's more likely to be a joke said in the middle of the day.
19th Aug '15 3:36:47 PM twilicorn
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* ''Cavemen'', the TV Series, derived from the Advertising/{{GEICO}} Cavemen advertisements. It was ruthlessly panned, and didn't even last a full season.
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* ''Cavemen'', ''Series/{{Cavemen}}'', the Creator/{{ABC}} TV Series, derived from the Advertising/{{GEICO}} Cavemen advertisements. It was ruthlessly panned, and Needless to say, it didn't even translate well to the sitcom format and not only failed critically, but was marred by the 2007 writers' strike and failed to last a full season.

* BettyBoop started out as a series of cartoon shorts in the 30's and 40's, and now exists only on merchandise such as girls' t-shirts. That's not mentioning slogans such as "Girl Power!" that have nothing to do with the original cartoon.
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* BettyBoop WesternAnimation/BettyBoop started out as a series of cartoon shorts in the 30's and 40's, and now exists only on merchandise such as girls' t-shirts. That's not mentioning slogans such as "Girl Power!" that have nothing to do with the original cartoon. ** This could also be said for WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker, who lives on as the mascot for Ride/UniversalStudios.

* Colonel Harlan Sanders originally fried chicken to help sell pressure cookers, as a way of showing what they're capable of. He couldn't sell those pressure cookers, but the guests would pay to have his chicken. And thus, Kentucky Fried Chicken was born.
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* Colonel Harlan Sanders originally fried chicken to help sell pressure cookers, as a way of showing what they're capable of. He couldn't sell those pressure cookers, but the guests would pay to have his chicken. And thus, Kentucky Fried Chicken UsefulNotes/KentuckyFriedChicken was born.
16th Aug '15 12:02:29 AM KingLyger
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* ''Cavemen'', the TV Series, derived from the Advertising/{{GEICO}} Cavemen advertisements. It didn't last. * Five years before ''Cavemen'', ''Series/BabyBob'' was a sitcom based on [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Baby Bob]], a baby who talked like a 40 year old in ads for freeinternet.com (now defunct) and later Quiznos.
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* ''Cavemen'', the TV Series, derived from the Advertising/{{GEICO}} Cavemen advertisements. It was ruthlessly panned, and didn't last. even last a full season. * Five years before ''Cavemen'', ''Series/BabyBob'' ''Baby Bob'' was a sitcom based on [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Baby Bob]], a baby who talked like a 40 year old in ads for freeinternet.com (now defunct) and later Quiznos.

* The noted Jim Varney character ErnestPWorrell was originally created as an all-purpose advertising mascot in Nashville. Then he [[Film/ErnestGoesToCamp went to camp]] and [[Film/ErnestSavesChristmas saved Christmas]] and people took notice.
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* The noted Jim Varney character ErnestPWorrell was originally created as an all-purpose advertising mascot in Nashville. Then he [[Film/ErnestGoesToCamp went to camp]] and [[Film/ErnestSavesChristmas saved Christmas]] Christmas]], and people took notice.
19th Jun '15 9:06:12 PM Kid
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* Knott's Berry Farm was originally a berry stand beside a family farm. After the berry stand grew into a popular restaurant, the owners began building a "ghost town" and other attractions to amuse customers while they waited for a table. As the attractions blossomed into an amusement park, the family began charging admission. The park now rivals nearby Disneyland and has completely overwhelmed the original restaurant. (The restaurant is, however, still there right outside the front gate).
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* Knott's Berry Farm was originally a berry stand beside a family farm. After the berry stand grew into a popular restaurant, the owners began building a "ghost town" and other attractions to amuse customers while they waited for a table. As the attractions blossomed into an amusement park, the family began charging admission. The park now rivals nearby Disneyland and has completely overwhelmed the original restaurant. (The restaurant is, however, still there right outside the front gate).gate.)
19th Jun '15 9:03:37 PM Kid
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* ''Advertising/CompareTheMeerkat'' - a advert for an insurance price comparison website (Compare The Market) in which a meerkat tycoon, Aleksandr Orlov, reminds viewers not to confuse it with ''his'' website. Aleksandr's "autobiography" was a bestseller.
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* ''Advertising/CompareTheMeerkat'' - a an advert for an insurance price comparison website (Compare The Market) in which a meerkat tycoon, Aleksandr Orlov, reminds viewers not to confuse it with ''his'' website. Aleksandr's "autobiography" was a bestseller.
19th Jun '15 9:01:40 PM Kid
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* "We've Only Just Begun" came from a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97X9huy7pHQ bank commercial]]
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* "We've Only Just Begun" came from a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97X9huy7pHQ bank commercial]]commercial]].
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