Fanboy Heaven: Chocolate Milk, Video Games and GoBots

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jul 17, 2008 in Videogames |

With the fears of childhood obesity you could never get this commercial made today: There mere idea of having advertising featuring kids drinking chocolate milk while spending hours in front of a video game would make sponsors run in the other direction. But alas in a more simple era (1983 to be precise) this sort of behavior was thought of as normal — in fact some may have argued that it was a good way to trick the kids into drinking milk which was thought of as healthy. And this we have the above commercial from over twenty years ago when two kids and cartoon bunny could enjoy some Nestle Quik while playing with their Atari 2600.

So you’d think that this commercial was a one shot deal? Wrong! Of course this fanboy marriage of chocolate milk and fanboy goodness was too good for Nestle to pass up again:


…that’s right! Nestle teamed up with the GoBots as seen in this comic book advert. I suspect this is why I’m so addicted to anything with chocolate in it today — be it a Starbucks Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino or Godiva chocolate shakes.

GoBots ad found via geektarded.

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