Walmart uses Bumblebee and other famous cars to promote Grocery Pickup

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Walmart uses Bumblebee and other famous cars to promote Grocery Pickup

Postby Emerje » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:29 am

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Walmart continues to charge ahead in promoting their in-store Pickup service. If you've been to a Walmart recently the bright orange corner of the building is hard to miss. Thanks to tips from Survivefan23 and Flashwave we're seeing a new commercial specifically promoting the Grocery Pickup service. And what a video this is! Several famous TV and Movie vehicles pull into a Walmart parking lot as associates bring out their orders. We also see the Ecto-1 with Slimer and Jurasic Park SUVs with dinosaurs terrorizing employees, Cinderella turning a pumpkin into a carriage, and Scooby-Doo pulling an bags into the back of the Mystery Machine. And then Bumblebee, straight from his own movie, jumps into action complete with a Michael Bay "bwomp" sound effect. There's a lot going on in this video, but if you just want to see Bee's part they've put together a shorter video of him alone urging customers to "transform the way you shop."




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Re: Walmart uses Bumblebee and other famous cars to promote Grocery Pickup

Postby frogbat » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:25 am

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very cute if a bit clinical.. was missing the Tardis and the a-team van...
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Re: Walmart uses Bumblebee and other famous cars to promote Grocery Pickup

Postby Nathaniel Prime » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:17 am

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Didn't think this was news worthy, else I would have posted this 2 days ago. It's a nice commercial tho :D
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Re: Walmart uses Bumblebee and other famous cars to promote Grocery Pickup

Postby dragons » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:28 am

Nathaniel Prime wrote:Didn't think this was news worthy, else I would have posted this 2 days ago. It's a nice commercial tho :D


I expected be post two days ago I saw it I didn’t bother yeah I will say samehingni did on Facebook when I saw this two days ago cheap store sells cheap stuff but afford expensive commercial
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Re: Walmart uses Bumblebee and other famous cars to promote Grocery Pickup

Postby Bumblevivisector » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:03 am

Also note that during the Golden Globes there were at least 3 different versions of said commercial with different vehicles swapped in and out, but pretty sure Bee appeared at least briefly in all of them.
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Re: Walmart uses Bumblebee and other famous cars to promote Grocery Pickup

Postby Nathaniel Prime » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:09 am

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Bumblevivisector wrote:Also note that during the Golden Globes there were at least 3 different versions of said commercial with different vehicles swapped in and out, but pretty sure Bee appeared at least briefly in all of them.


The Golden Globes? Like, actually presented there or just sponsored ads on TV? :-?
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Re: Walmart uses Bumblebee and other famous cars to promote Grocery Pickup

Postby Bouncy X » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:20 am

thanks to conventions, I've "met" most of these vehicles!! :P

granted most were fan built replicas but they looked identical and in the case of the Ben Affleck Batmobile, I got to see the real one on the WB Studio tour last summer.
(something anyone who's a movie fan and in LA should try out!)

but yeah very cool and fun commercial.
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Re: Walmart uses Bumblebee and other famous cars to promote Grocery Pickup

Postby carytheone » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:23 am

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Ah Walmart the place we love and hate. Nostalgia is one helluva drug ain't it?

I will say that their grocery pickup is a phenomenal service and takes a lot of the frustration out of shopping there, but now how am I supposed to justify a TF hunt while grocery shopping? get there before the pickup is due, that's how

Expect to see a lot more grocery stores (including independents) offering pickup and delivery in the near future ;)^
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Re: Walmart uses Bumblebee and other famous cars to promote Grocery Pickup

Postby Stormtalon » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:58 am

This is definitely a Super Bowl commercial. Bumblebee was cool. Also KITT!

Some would be harder to place like the Griswold's station wagon. Still it reminded me of Lego Dimensions with everything from the Flintstone's cavemobile to the hover converted Delorean.
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