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Old 06-30-2011, 04:17 PM   #1
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Autobot (Marketing) Question

Its well documented the place our Rival Mustangs have in pop culture due to movies like Bullit, various Bond movies, and television shows.

Is it possible that just ONE Michael Bay movie franchise like Transformers has trumped ALL of that?

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Old 06-30-2011, 04:18 PM   #2
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:35 PM   #4
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:36 PM   #5
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By this, and Michael Bay logic, our Camaros will be exploding in the near future.... xD
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:06 PM   #6
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I saw a Mustang with an Autobot sticker on it.

It was a sick stang so I didn't mention anything to the owner.
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:10 PM   #7
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When i think of a mustang no real big block buster movie comes to my mind but when i think of a camaro, Transformers.
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:13 PM   #8
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:14 PM   #9
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I saw a mustang with transformer logos on it...just didn't look right
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:14 PM   #10
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When i think of a mustang no real big block buster movie comes to my mind but when i think of a camaro, Transformers.
i agree completely. mustangs have been in more movies, but im pretty sure tranformers trumps them. just MO tho
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:16 PM   #11
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I don't know... I really like the first 5 min. of "I am Legend"... hearing that supercharger wine through Central Park
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:44 PM   #12
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I'm sorry but Gone in 60 Seconds > Transformers. Easily.

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Old 06-30-2011, 09:59 PM   #13
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I love my car, and enjoy the Transformer movies, but the car chase in "Bullitt" will always stand as the best, IMO.
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:08 PM   #14
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When i think of a mustang no real big block buster movie comes to my mind but when i think of a camaro, Transformers.

I liked the Mustang in the Night Rider miniseries a few years ago. I wish the show would have been better.
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:39 PM   #15
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I love my car, and enjoy the Transformer movies, but the car chase in "Bullitt" will always stand as the best, IMO.
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I forgot about "I Am Legend," that was pretty cool. Hunting in a pony car is almost worth the zombie apocalypse... but not what happened to the poor dog.
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:41 PM   #16
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I don't know... I really like the first 5 min. of "I am Legend"... hearing that supercharger wine through Central Park
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I love my car, and enjoy the Transformer movies, but the car chase in "Bullitt" will always stand as the best, IMO.
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:26 PM   #17
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I love my car, and enjoy the Transformer movies, but the car chase in "Bullitt" will always stand as the best, IMO.
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i agree completely. mustangs have been in more movies, but im pretty sure tranformers trumps them. just MO tho
this is exactly what I mean...Im not for disrespecting a 'stangs place in pop culture...its pretty well entrenched...its just the power of today's blockbuster movies that impresses me
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:37 PM   #18
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Man all of you are wrong!

Fast and furious' with all the rice wagons > transformers > Gone in 60 sec > I am legend > any other car movie.






PSYCH.

I'm going back to watching TV.

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Old 07-01-2011, 12:14 AM   #19
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That's ridiculous! I mean WHO would be dumb enough to let a movie influence how they feel about their car...
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:56 AM   #21
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That's ridiculous! I mean WHO would be dumb enough to let a movie influence how they feel about their car...
not what Im sayin at all. Its like any electrion, 40% will always go one way (stang) and 40% will always go the other (camaro). Advertising and Marketing, and product placement will be what is used to sway the other 20%.

What Im askin is, "is the fact that Camaro sales are thru the roof right now largely attributable to an ultimate coup (not coupe) in product placement in a movie?"
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:58 AM   #22
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I don't know... I really like the first 5 min. of "I am Legend"... hearing that supercharger wine through Central Park
this. that mustang looked so sick too.
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Old 07-01-2011, 12:06 PM   #23
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It's going to be a long time before a more iconic "car" movie comes around than Smokey & the Bandit.

You can't tell me that EVERYONE--young & old alike don't think of S & B when they see a late 70's TransAm with that screamin' eagle on the hood. Yes...5th Gen Camaros/Transformers is close, and the Mustang/Shelby will invoke both Bullit & Gone in 60 seconds in a car enthusiasts brain.

But no car/movie combo will ever be as ingrained in our minds as Smokey & the Bandit...IMHO.

And to the product placement question....yes. Cool cars in cool movies will have people going out and at least wanting if not actually buying that car. After I saw Fast Five, I told my husband, "If those new Chargers really do have enough power to pull a safe out of a concrete wall....that will be my next 4 door."
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It's going to be a long time before a more iconic "car" movie comes around than Smokey & the Bandit.

You can't tell me that EVERYONE--young & old alike don't think of S & B when they see a late 70's TransAm with that screamin' eagle on the hood.

But no car/movie combo will ever be as ingrained in our minds as Smokey & the Bandit...IMHO.


...well said. This is the point Im gettin at. A Camaro never had "iconic" cred. These movies may have had enough reach to trump all the cred held by Mustangs due to movies like Bullit, etc...
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