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    In a movie or TV show.

    For me, every time I see Tony Stark walk into the press conference after his return from captivity, I want a Burger King cheeseburger. Desperately.

    What is it for you?
    The 80s Transformers cartoon’s Bumblebee made me want to own a VW Bug as a kid (and I eventually did), so that was pretty effective product placement for me.


    I doubt it was intentional but, Arnold riding a Harley-Davidson Fat Boy in T2...

    ...also got me to buy one when I could afford it.
    I still own it.

    In The Truman Show, the actors would essentially do commercials as they were interacting w. Truman. Effective, and kinda creepy.

    Budweiser actually tried to get their logo blurred out, in the movie Flight. Denzel wasn’t the greatest of role models in that one!
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    Unquestionably it was Reeces Pieces in ET.
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    It made ME want one for Christmas.


    Porsche. There IS no substitute.


    Sales rocketed for this handgun after Dirty Harry hit theaters.
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    Forest Gump- Nike

    Space Jam and Like Mike also. Plus Space Jam pushed Gateroade hard.

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    Ghostbusters - Staypuft marshmallows. I mean it was a fictional product, but it was effective nonetheless.

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    ^^^I'll give you that. A nice bit of foreshadowing.

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    All the whisky in Bladerunner.

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    Bond's Aston Martin is a very quintessential product placement. Would the Harry Potter book in the Devil Wears Parda (2006) count?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby101 View Post
    Unquestionably it was Reeces Pieces in ET.
    Agreed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby101 View Post
    Unquestionably it was Reeces Pieces in ET.
    Completely agree.

    M&Ms/Mars Inc are STILL kicking themselves for turning Spielberg down for that film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby101 View Post
    Unquestionably it was Reeces Pieces in ET.
    That's probably the most iconic bit of product placement there is in film so I'd say that was number one. Another favorite of mine were the leather converse sneakers in I, Robot. Sure, it wasn't as subtle as Reeces Pieces but they were cool and I instantly went out and bought them after that.

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    Not sure if this qualifies as specifically product placement, but...

    ...Tom Cruise's Ray Ban sunglasses in Top Gun sure had people running out and buying them - myself included.

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    Not exactly product placement in a movie or show, but I was wearing purple sneakers for a long time after having read Fractiom/Aja's Hawkeye book.

    First heard about Stride gum in an episode of Smallville. Didn't give me Pete Ross powers, but it was long lasting gum.
    Continuity, even in a "shared" comics universe is often insignificant if not largely detrimental to the quality of a comic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thwhtGuardian View Post
    That's probably the most iconic bit of product placement there is in film so I'd say that was number one. Another favorite of mine were the leather converse sneakers in I, Robot. Sure, it wasn't as subtle as Reeces Pieces but they were cool and I instantly went out and bought them after that.
    The question was not "what's the most successful product placement" - that's indisputable. The question is which one resonated with you personally

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    I've always wanted a DeLorean. I had to settle for red and white Nike sneakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesonAnders View Post
    The question was not "what's the most successful product placement" - that's indisputable. The question is which one resonated with you personally
    I think the two go hand in hand, if a bit of product placement didn't resonate with viewers it wouldn't be successful.

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