• Volkswagon Returns to the Star Wars Cantina

      In Volkswagen's new Super Bowl ad (below), a dog works to get himself slim and fit enough to squeeze through a doggie door and chase the new Volkswagen Beetle down the street, a narrative one Star Wars Cantina denizen (Dr. Evazan to those in-the-know) finds more compelling than last year's famous "The Force" ad (an opinion Darth Vader takes some issue with, apparently).




      Check out the ad above, and click here for information on Volkswagen's "Intergalactic Invite" promotion, which allows fans to send out their Big Game party invites in the form of a Star Wars space crawl...

      via StarWars.com
      Buy the hottest collectibles from: BigBadToyStore.com and BriansToys.com.


      Comments 2 Comments
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        What an odd bookend for the pair of VW ads, this has nothing at all to do with the car even less so than last year's ad. Ponda is missing his arm, that's a good choice, also puts it post-ANH. I wonder how much VW paid Lucasfilm to do these.
      1. Mr. JabbaJohnL's Avatar
        Mr. JabbaJohnL -
        I didn't notice Ponda's missing arm the first time, but I did see that he has the flipper instead of the furry hand, which is a cool choice. Oddly, there's a PT-style Aqualish walking by the camera at the beginning, with the two-fingered hand, so I guess they can coexist after all.

        It strikes me as odd yet cool to see characters from different iterations of the cantina - the England set, the California set, and the Special Edition - all in one place, along with non-ANH species like Mon Calamari and Ishi Tib.

        It's a cool reconstruction of the set, and I appreciate the level of detail, but yeah, it's an incredibly bizarre scene to put in the ad - I get that they're watching the Super Bowl like the cantina is a sports bar, but the car connection is completely gone by that point.
    • Recent Forum Posts

      Snowtrooper

      Fan made replicas and helmets

      One of these showed up on an episode of Pawn Stars a few years back. I don't remember what they gave the guy, but apparently they sold it for $3500,

      Snowtrooper 13 Minutes Ago Go to last post
      Snowtrooper

      Fan made replicas and helmets

      Yep. He would've been thrown out on his head if he would've done that to an actual movie prop.

      Snowtrooper 19 Minutes Ago Go to last post
      JEDIpartner

      What's everyone having for lunch today?

      Oooooh... pizza does sound good.

      JEDIpartner 9 Hours Ago Go to last post
      OC47151

      What are you watching right now?

      The Sea Hawk with Errol Flynn.

      OC47151 10 Hours Ago Go to last post
      OC47151

      SW Celebration 2017

      I'm planning on taking my wife. Getting her a pass for the con but she really wants to go to Universal's Harry Potter Park. When she was last in Orlando,

      OC47151 10 Hours Ago Go to last post
      OC47151

      2015 trading cards unveiled

      My birthday is next month. Might ask for the ESB book as a gift.

      OC47151 10 Hours Ago Go to last post
      jkno

      Fan made replicas and helmets

      That was totally staged.

      jkno 16 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Maradona

      Free Comic Book Day

      I was thinking about heading to Frank and Sons this FCBD since there's an animation show and it's close to my mom's place. Not sure if I'll make it,

      Maradona 17 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Bel-Cam Jos

      2015 trading cards unveiled

      But the text and descriptions were only okay, not as strong as the first volume (I didn't learn as much as in the previous). I wonder how the third ROJ

      Bel-Cam Jos 19 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Bel-Cam Jos

      Free Comic Book Day

      It must be because there are no comic book films out this year to tie into.

      Bel-Cam Jos 19 Hours Ago Go to last post
    Single Sign On provided by vBSSO