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  • James_Trickery's picture
    James_Trickery

    "PERLORIAN BROTHERS' LION FIGURINE"?? Who is this nutty canadian seller, did he steal it or win it?

    Jul 06, 2004
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    "Near mint condition"? Did he beat his creative director over the head with it? ;)

    current bid: US $1,825.00 - yikes!

    Jul 06, 2004
  • brandonbarr's picture
    brandonbarr

    Nah, I think it's the one they won for Unilever. Here's the stats from the Cannes website:

    ategory: Household
    Title: PRISON VISITOR
    Advertiser: UNILEVER
    Product or Service: VIM BLEACH
    Advertising Agency, City: ZIG, Toronto
    Country: CANADA
    Creative Director: Elspeth Lynn/Lorriane Tao
    Copywriter: Aaron Starkman
    Art Director: Stephen Leps
    Agency Producer: Janet Woods
    Production Company, City: REGINALD PIKE, Toronto
    Director: The Perlorian Brothers
    Producer: Bridget Flynn
    Editor: Michelle Czukar (Panic & Bob)
    Synopsis: In this spot a female prisoner is being visited by her daughter. They are separated by a glass wall. The camera pulls back to reveal the woman isn't in prison - she is in a bathtub behind a glass shower door and she is cleaning. Unfortunately she is not using VIM Cream.

    Note the user on ebay is called "reginaldpike," and it's a "pelorian brothers' figurine."

    If it walks like PR, and talks like PR...

    Jul 07, 2004
  • Robblink's picture
    Robblink

    Well, the person didn't win the lion for best copywriting that's for sure!

    Jul 07, 2004
  • CopyWhore's picture
    CopyWhore

    Hey, come on. There's only one way to get one. (Did an ad once with this as the tagline. The visual? The eBay toolbar, with someone typing in One Show Pencil.)

    I think it's great we've reached a point where the have-nots have turned to eBay to settle the score... I think Mr. Hatuel would be quite proud to know there are people falling over themselves to bid for this metal-doorstop nonsense. And he, quite frankly, doesn't deserve the satisfaction...

    Jul 07, 2004
  • AnonymousCoward's picture
    AnonymousCoward (not verified)

    I don't know if it's a stunt or what, but I love how it shows up the reverence people put in these things. And hey, aren't awards supposed to be parlayed into big bucks anyway? It's not a pr stunt it's a political statement!!

    Jul 07, 2004
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    Brandon you nutter - I see your crazy bid. $2110!?

    Jul 07, 2004
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    Hehehe, I believe yas. That's funny. A "Dabitch" won't be making a bid anytime soon, eBay is a "family site" youknow. ;)

    Jul 08, 2004
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    Ad age called you? This is getting out of hand.

    Jul 09, 2004
  • James_Trickery's picture
    James_Trickery

    right on pandabear!
    From this weeks adcritic email:

    eBay is great for buying and selling things, but it's also a good way to trick lazy trade
    journalists into handing you some fleeting industry buzz. If you haven't heard yet, Reginald Pike directing team The Perlorian Brothers are auctioning off their Gold Lion, which they won for the Unilever spot "Prison Visitor" out of Zig/Toronto. (Damn! We fell for it again.)

    Jul 09, 2004
  • AnonymousCoward's picture
    AnonymousCoward (not verified)

    I'd thought these guys were bloody brilliant for thinking of this prank. Then I went to www.reginaldpike.com and saw their reel and now I think they're outright GENIUSES.

    Jul 10, 2004
  • Hygge's picture
    Hygge

    It sold for $2,551.00!
    I thought I always wanted a Lion to spice up my resume, now I want one to spice up my bank account!

    Jul 14, 2004
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    I'll second that Gezellig. ;) Also, I wonder who the lucky bidder byantur is.......

    Jul 14, 2004
  • spacecat's picture
    spacecat

    if you log on to ebay as a user you can see it's a buyer from Turkey. And you can't be a bidder without a valid credit card billing address, so I'd guess it's really a buyer from Turkey. How many lions did Turkey take at Cannes this year? Add one to that.

    Jul 14, 2004
  • AnonymousCoward's picture
    AnonymousCoward (not verified)

    and subtract one from canada haha

    Jul 14, 2004

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