Main Bland Name Product Discussion

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LeeM
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03:12:35 PM Jul 21st 2015
Under "Real Life" the link associated with KFC ripoff "KLG" was going to a fake BBC News page, almost certainly a phishing site, so I killed the link.
FeverDiscordia
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02:14:36 AM Apr 1st 2015
I don't know if you think there are enough damn Simpson's examples already but an interesting and fairly prominent one is Laramie Cigarettes being an ersatz Marlboro - from the Simpsons Wiki:

"the logo and package design of Laramie cigarettes look almost identical to that of Marlboro Cigarettes. The name of the cartoon smokes is apparently in reference to the town of Laramie, Wyoming which, like Marlboro, is known for having a cowboy and wild west image." http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/Laramie_Cigarettes

And further to Laramie Wyoming's 'cowboy and wild west image' - The James Stuart film - The Man from Laramie http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048342/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Contrasting, of course with the Marlboro Man http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlboro_Man
Arivne
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06:33:28 PM Jun 27th 2014
edited by 72.197.237.11
The following Zero-Context Example has been commented out on the page and copied here. Please don't uncomment it unless you add enough information to make it clear that it's an example of this trope, particularly which product or company it's a reference to.

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Reelya
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03:59:39 AM Jul 30th 2012
edited by Reelya
I've put anime/manga bland name products into alphabetic order by name of show, cleaned it up so names of shows are aligned down the left, i've been adding new references, so wanted to speed up checking and make this page more useful
Nyperold
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03:34:41 PM Mar 30th 2012
Wouldn't Mitsuboshi be three hats, while it's Mitsuhoshi that's three stars?
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