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Guilala in new US commercial ?!?

Postby KaijuKid » Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:27 pm

Just saw this commercial for the first time about 40 minutes ago on MSNBC, and luckily, it was on YouTube already:

Guilala(s) in commercial for "The Ladders" job site

Kind of ironic that Guilala, a third-rater(albeit with a great design) by Kaiju standards, is being used to shill for a "+$100K Jobs" website!

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Postby Legion » Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:41 pm

That's the coolest kaiju related thing I've seen in a long time. Nice find.
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Postby Shonokin » Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:01 pm

Ha! That's great! thanks for the heads up.
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Postby Baltan II » Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:40 pm

Considering the unique way Guilala was used in this, would that probably mean he was used with permission? Maybe even with the brand-new suit created for Monster X Strikes Back? I don't know the differences between the old and new Guilala to tell, myself.
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Postby Legion » Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:47 pm

Giganzilla wrote:Considering the unique way Guilala was used in this, would that probably mean he was used with permission? Maybe even with the brand-new suit created for Monster X Strikes Back? I don't know the differences between the old and new Guilala to tell, myself.


Actually they went back in time and got a hold of the old suit just for this commercial. :wink:

It does seem like Guilala was used with permission. At least I hope he was.
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Postby August » Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:57 pm

I've been posting this around... Got here a little late! Good to see someone else saw it! It features all-new footage of Guilala and little Guilalas (Guilali?) -- they even got his breath attack right! This is running on network TV (I caught it on Fox).
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Postby kiryugoji04 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:31 pm

zomg.

I want to hug whoever came up with that idea. :lol:
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Postby Enshohma » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:22 pm

If someone gets the whole ad on VHS or disc of the TV airings, I'll trade a whole movie for it!
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Postby william newell » Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:58 am

Just saw this myself tonight on the History Channel and I'll say this, if that wasn't the new suit from the last movie, someone did an excellent job of copying it! Now to find one of those miniature Guilali...
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Postby Xenorama » Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:21 am

i want one as a pet! uh, one of the little ones, that is!

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Postby Cookie » Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:29 am

LOL.. that was quite awesome actually.
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Re: Guilala in new US commercial ?!?

Postby MechaMothra » Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:32 am

KaijuKid wrote:Just saw this commercial for the first time about 40 minutes ago on MSNBC, and luckily, it was on YouTube already:

Guilala(s) in commercial for "The Ladders" job site

Kind of ironic that Guilala, a third-rater(albeit with a great design) by Kaiju standards, is being used to shill for a "+$100K Jobs" website!

:lol:


:lol: yeah... i saw this like 5 or 6 times today... let alone other days.
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Postby August » Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:30 pm

If you remember, in the original film, Guilala starts off small... they find a small footprint on the laboratory floor... You never see him, until he absorbs enough power to grow to his full height.
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Postby Baltan II » Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:51 pm

Legion wrote:Actually they went back in time and got a hold of the old suit just for this commercial. :wink:


Yes. Because that's exactly what I meant by my question. :P :lol:

I'm not sure why I love this idea so much. Maybe it's the choice of kaiju that came from way out of left field, or the presumed official-ness of it all, or what. But it gets me all giddy in a way that most commercials reusing Godzilla footage never does.

(The parenting commercial being the most notable exception.)
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Postby August » Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:46 pm

Fallon/Minneapolis has offices in Tokyo, and their clients include Sony (Playstation), so I assume that this is the same Fuyuki Shinada-made suit from MONSTER X STRIKES BACK.

Check out their website for some of their other outre commercials: http://www.fallon.com
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Postby RyanClark » Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:07 am

I just saw/heard of this for the first time several minutes ago near the end of The Colbert Report on Comedy Central. It really shocked me! Brilliant, hopefully this may usher in the Guilala films for DVD release in the US! Or one might hope...
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Postby jellydonut25 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:45 am

Really very funny and good, havent seen it on tv yet.
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Postby metal_bryan » Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:35 am

LOL best commercial ever. added to youtube faves :)
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Postby lhb412 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:04 pm

Saw it during Colbert last night!
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Postby TitanoGoji16 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:52 pm

I just caught this on YouTube. How bizarre. I mean, it's awesome and everything, but Guilala is such an obscure kaiju...

Also, it's nice to see an actual movie kaiju used in a commercial as opposed to just some random knock-off creature.
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Postby zibbazabba » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:53 pm

The SPFX were great!! When I see things like this, it makes me think how great the US Godzilla could have been. Fantastic commercial
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Postby ultrazilla2000 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:54 am

Fantastic! I wonder if they were shopping around the suit for "odd jobs" to help reimburse the movie's production? Who needs clowns when you can rent out the wonderful new Guilala costume for parties! :wink:

Awesome commercial!
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Postby August » Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:24 pm

That wouldn't be the case; Fallon, created and produced the ad campaign, and they (who have offices in Tokyo), most likely, seeing he suit used for the of the PR for MONSTER X STRIKES BACK, employed Guilala.
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Postby Eleking » Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:03 pm

http://www.youtube.com/user/theladders09

Didn't see this mentioned, but there's several little comedy skits with the mini Guilala that were also done.
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Postby Tyler E. Martin » Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:01 pm

I saw this a few days back and was pleasantly surprised. It's hilarious!
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