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Iron Man, not Robert Downey Jr, already used by LG for phone ads

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Iron Man, not Robert Downey Jr, already used by LG for phone ads
While HTC has just put a lot of dough in Robert Downey Jr.'s bank account to be the face of the Happy Telephone Company, Hot Tea Catapault, Hipster Troll Car Wash, that doesn't include the use of his most famous movie character. In fact, you might remember that the Iron Man franchise has been used twice by Korean manufacturer LG to promote two of its phones in the U.S.

The first ad, which came out early in 2008 when the first Iron Man movie was released, was for the original "iPhone Killer," the LG Voyager. Many of you might not remember the phone, which was Verizon's answer to the Apple iPhone. It was the first feature phone to offer an HTML browser. The handset included a physical QWERTY keyboard inside a clamshell form factor, and featured two 2.81 inch screens. For a few extra bucks a month, the LG Voyager let you access live television from VCAST mobile television.

The second ad, released to promote Iron Man 2 in 2010, was for the Android flavored LG Ally. Actually, it is a pretty funny ad and highlighted many of the things that the phone could do in a very unique way.

Mobile phones have come a long way since both of these handsets were released. But have the ads kept up? Check out the LG Voyager and LG Ally ads and compare them to what we see on television for current advertisements and then drop us a line in the box below.

source: YouTube (LGVoyager|LGAlly)

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posted on 14 Aug 2013, 22:44 4

1. Galaviz8 (Posts: 8; Member since: 06 May 2013)

Wow 2nd commercial is good even the first one is better then the new htc commercial

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 09:32

10. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Better than HTC commercials

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 22:47

2. ngyixian96 (Posts: 91; Member since: 05 Feb 2012)

I don't know what I expected

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 22:48 8

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

I had the Voyager. Best keyboard at the time without a doubt. Almost upgraded to the LG Ally but glad I didn't.

And HTC invested $1 billion on this. HTC needs to go home because they're drunk.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 01:37

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

1 billion zimbabweian dollars more like it

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 02:18 1

7. b1acktiger (Posts: 223; Member since: 19 May 2012)

1 difference, HTC aired a brand promotion advt, and This is a product promotion advt. HTC is introducing Robert Downey Jr, not Iron man. I think HTC advt is pretty good for those who doesnt know what is htc ? Happy Telephone Company. Spreading that word.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 23:06

4. synthetic_llama (Posts: 26; Member since: 06 Jan 2013)

Haha youtube comment on the second commercial vid

"I like this phone but i have the lg envy touch it has a 3.2 mega pixel camera i was hoping this would have atleast 5 but´╗┐ its the same"

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 23:49

5. uchihakurtz (Posts: 404; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

LG Ally ad was awesome, 100 times better than HTC's, why didn't I see this 2 years ago? XD

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 03:01

8. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)

Nice commercial but i didnt really like the iron man movies very much. Iron man 3 had huge plot holes, though the comedy was nice enough. The ironman in avengers was done right imho

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 09:11

9. LordDavon (Posts: 139; Member since: 19 Sep 2011)

Is that Stephanie Szostak in the first commercial?

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 09:58 1

11. xtian1103 (Posts: 363; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

alcatel one touch idol is the ironman 3 phone

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