There's a new Chevy ad that's been on tv for a few weeks, and it's relevant to our interests.
You'll notice the fine print in the ad, there: "Select toys provided by Hasbro and used with permission." We don't give a crap about Chevy any more than any other car manufacturer, but it's really cool to glance up at the TV and see some of the toys we love so much.
It's not just Hasbro toys, though: he's got Lincoln Logs, which are a K'Nex product, and you must recognize NECA's 12" Lara Croft in there, as well. But here's a list of the Hasbro toys that make an appearance.
- A 12" GI Joe
- Arctic Doc
- Storm Shadow
- Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head
- Twilight Sparkle
- a Blythe doll
- Barrel of Monkeys
Also, it's cool to see an ad unabashedly showing a boy playing with "girl" toys. Yeah, it happens, it's just not something that ever gets talked about.
Can anybody identify the robot thing that appears after Storm Shadow?
It looks like a Bakugan
No way, that's Repugnus! The figure that's been available uninterrupted since 2007! Notice that he, Doc and Storm Shadow are all figures that are (or were) ridiculously easy to find, meaning that some PA was probably sent out to a toy store to buy the cheapest things he could lay his hands on...
And they used what is likely the ugliest G.I. Joe character design ever, that hideous TRU exclusive Arctic Threat Doc.
(Though to be fair, Doc is dressed in a color scheme used by Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers, they just have the luck of being partially submerged while wearing such a hideous getup.)
I don,t give a crap about the other toys, where can I get one of those Silverados?
I love that Doc.
And yeah... good ol' Repugnus. The robot that has a head for a hand, but not one on top of its body.