Jump to content


Photo

WTH? Is This A Joke?

montegrappa limited edition guardian angel italy advertising pr horrible

  • Please log in to reply
58 replies to this topic

#1 TassoBarbasso

TassoBarbasso

    Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 128 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 13 April 2014 - 19:12

Just stumbled across this.

 

:mellow:

 

I'm speechless.



#2 Raskolnikov

Raskolnikov

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 317 posts
  • Location:Firenze - Italia
  • Flag:

Posted 13 April 2014 - 19:18

What did I just watch?! :huh:

 

 

 

( :lticaptd: )


firma_zpsc246ae93.jpg


#3 TassoBarbasso

TassoBarbasso

    Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 128 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 13 April 2014 - 19:23

What did I just watch?! :huh:

 

 

 

( :lticaptd: )

 

I'm still trying to figure it out. Just watched it with my wife who's into advertising and public relations and we were wondering how much weed they smoke at Montegrappa...



#4 alkman

alkman

    Paraclausithyron

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 854 posts

Posted 13 April 2014 - 19:27

Ummmm....I want those few minutes of my life back...

 

And that just continues MGs new trend of putting out tastefully ugly pens!



#5 inkstainedruth

inkstainedruth

    Donor Pen

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,808 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 13 April 2014 - 20:44

Ummmm....I want those few minutes of my life back...

 

And that just continues MGs new trend of putting out tastefully ugly pens!

I watched the video without sound.  Did that help?  *Please* tell me that helped....

I'm not sure that "tasteful" described those pens.  Maybe they're trying to cater to the demographics which made _The Avengers_ such a huge hit.  Except that they misunderstood, and instead of Marvel Comics's movie they used that travesty of the old TV show _The Avengers_ by mistake (it must be a mistake -- I don't think John Steed would have used one of these... although Mrs. Peel might have been able to use one as a weapon...).

I'm afraid to even contemplate what the price on these is.  OTOH, is anyone dumb even to buy one?

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth


"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

#6 cleosmama

cleosmama

    Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 175 posts
  • Location:Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Flag:

Posted 13 April 2014 - 20:53

They must see a market that would go for this. There is the whole "Touched by an Angel" crowd that would love this (if it isn't beyond their price point). I can see a couple of televangelists buying one.



#7 daoud62

daoud62

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 346 posts
  • Location:Brooklyn, NY
  • Flag:

Posted 13 April 2014 - 20:54

It's shameful to equate one's Guardian Angel with something so monstrous and tasteless.  



#8 79spitfire

79spitfire

    No the car is NOT painted with Bay State Blue..

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,288 posts
  • Location:Wherever I'm at..
  • Flag:

Posted 13 April 2014 - 21:09

uh? :huh:


Increase your IQ, use Linux AND a Fountain pen!!Neko_animated.gif
Fedorabutton-iusefedora.png


#9 Doug1426

Doug1426

    Bopa

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 503 posts
  • Location:North Carolina
  • Flag:

Posted 13 April 2014 - 21:11

Evidently Bizzarro is alive and well, and, well, I'm barkless!


"History Teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives." Abba Eban

#10 mbradley

mbradley

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 264 posts
  • Location:Utah
  • Flag:

Posted 13 April 2014 - 21:48

Both the Pen and the Watch are far too conservative, now Dragons with Ruby Eyes maybe......

 

 

Michael  ;) 



#11 ravantra

ravantra

    Collectors Item

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,205 posts
  • Location:Not There! Over There.
  • Flag:

Posted 13 April 2014 - 22:08

That video requires a few stiff drinks or some hallucinogens to make it watchable, let alone comprehensibel.


Change is not mandatory, Survival is not required.
Posted Image

#12 RLTodd

RLTodd

    Thor's Legions

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,224 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 13 April 2014 - 22:27

OTOH, this one may be so unpopular and so few sold that in a couple of decades the collectors with checkbooks will be fighting each other at the market.


YMMV

#13 MisterBoll

MisterBoll

    Antique

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,730 posts

Posted 13 April 2014 - 22:30

This is the same, obviously occult, company that brought you that demonic Sylvester Stallone pen.

 

PS - Not that there's anything wrong with the occult or demons but who wants that kinda stuff in your house.


Edited by MisterBoll, 13 April 2014 - 22:32.


#14 hardyb

hardyb

    Collectors Item

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,245 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 13 April 2014 - 22:32

Well hold on to your wigs and saddle your pigs! Check this one out:

And yet another featured on Bulgarian TV (Why do I find myself humming the song from the Tinman in Oz "If I Only Had A Brain"?:

Edited by hardyb, 13 April 2014 - 22:40.

The Danitrio Fellowship

#15 whichwatch

whichwatch

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 543 posts

Posted 13 April 2014 - 22:43

I can see why they call it "Guardian Angel".    That thing is so ugly it would scare away anything or anybody.



#16 KBeezie

KBeezie

    Gerbil Charmer

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,131 posts
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Flag:

Posted 13 April 2014 - 23:40

Well hold on to your wigs and saddle your pigs! Check this one out:

And yet another featured on Bulgarian TV (Why do I find myself humming the song from the Tinman in Oz "If I Only Had A Brain"?:

 

That their main selling point? "The most expensive pens in the world?" ? 



#17 ravantra

ravantra

    Collectors Item

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,205 posts
  • Location:Not There! Over There.
  • Flag:

Posted 13 April 2014 - 23:53

Wow these are so bad that the almost could be … no they are just an abomination.


Change is not mandatory, Survival is not required.
Posted Image

#18 onepuff

onepuff

    Mint

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPip
  • 58 posts
  • Location:Kelso, Scotland
  • Flag:

Posted 14 April 2014 - 00:08

From the video, obviously targeted at those with more dollars than brain cells. To be fair, Montegrappa aren't the only company with this target market.



#19 KBeezie

KBeezie

    Gerbil Charmer

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,131 posts
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Flag:

Posted 14 April 2014 - 00:10

From the video, obviously targeted at those with more dollars than brain cells. To be fair, Montegrappa aren't the only company with this target market.

 

True, but they least advertise it with a bit more um... (bleep)... what's the word... sophistication? 



#20 inBOIL

inBOIL

    Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 164 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 14 April 2014 - 00:45

And that just continues MGs new trend of putting out tastefully ugly pens!

The text actually said "Montegrappa's Magnum Opus" so maybe they consider this to be the best possible ugly pen they can ever possibly make?...

(i personally felt the Chaos "trailer" was much, much cheesier, btw.)



#21 MisterBoll

MisterBoll

    Antique

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,730 posts

Posted 14 April 2014 - 00:52

Well hold on to your wigs and saddle your pigs! Check this one out:

And yet another featured on Bulgarian TV (Why do I find myself humming the song from the Tinman in Oz "If I Only Had A Brain"?:

 

Satanic coven masquerading as a pen company.



#22 KBeezie

KBeezie

    Gerbil Charmer

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,131 posts
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Flag:

Posted 14 April 2014 - 01:05

 

Satanic coven masquerading as a pen company.

 

And if you're a Supernatural (TV) Fan, you know the Angel version isn't that much better. :P



#23 humblescribbler

humblescribbler

    and Zen there were none

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 610 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 14 April 2014 - 02:49

Whoa.

I agree though, this seems a natural yin-yang partner to the Chaos. If you already have one, you may want the other! 



#24 dcwaites

dcwaites

    DavidW

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,020 posts
  • Location:Campbelltown, NSW, Oz
  • Flag:

Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:02

Video -- so-so

Pen -- icky-poo


fpn_1412827311__pg_d_104def64.gif


#25 KBeezie

KBeezie

    Gerbil Charmer

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,131 posts
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Flag:

Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:12

Video -- so-so

Pen -- icky-poo

 

Could be worse, they could come out with a paranormal line, and introduce something like "The Big Foot"

Attached Images

  • bigfoot.JPG


#26 MisterBoll

MisterBoll

    Antique

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,730 posts

Posted 14 April 2014 - 04:25

And if you're a Supernatural (TV) Fan, you know the Angel version isn't that much better. :P

That aspect of the show is pretty accurate - other bits not so.



#27 KBeezie

KBeezie

    Gerbil Charmer

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,131 posts
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Flag:

Posted 14 April 2014 - 05:04

That aspect of the show is pretty accurate - other bits not so.

 

:P I never really considered it "accurate". :P 



#28 Pelikan Vera

Pelikan Vera

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 343 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 14 April 2014 - 06:08

 

Could be worse, they could come out with a paranormal line, and introduce something like "The Big Foot"

I could not stop  :lticaptd:  :lticaptd:  :yikes:  :yikes:  :eureka:  :eureka: .... excellent read for breakfast.....thanks for making my day.



#29 fountainpende

fountainpende

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 417 posts

Posted 14 April 2014 - 09:27

wow ... I really love Montegrappa pens but .... 

 

... these videos are of such poor quality and make no sense at all ! 

 

 

My best guess would be that these videos are NOT from Montegrappa but someone else, that desperately tries to kill the brand, published them ... 


__________________________________



www.fountainpen.de- the website for Montblanc and Astoria collectors

Posted Image

#30 KBeezie

KBeezie

    Gerbil Charmer

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,131 posts
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Flag:

Posted 14 April 2014 - 09:48

wow ... I really love Montegrappa pens but .... 

 

... these videos are of such poor quality and make no sense at all ! 

 

 

My best guess would be that these videos are NOT from Montegrappa but someone else, that desperately tries to kill the brand, published them ... 

 

clearly they're not spending the profits in the right places. 







Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: montegrappa, limited edition, guardian angel, italy, advertising, pr, horrible