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New Trend Alert: Lighted, Flashing Cereal Boxes


If you think you have no will power over a regular old tasty cereal box, what chance do you have over a lighted box?

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Date: 01/12/11 04:09 PM

52 Responses to New Trend Alert: Lighted, Flashing Cereal Boxes

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18950 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    Link: New Trend Alert: Lighted, Flashing Cereal Boxes - If you think you have no will power over a regular old tasty cereal box, what chance do you have over a lighted box?
  2. Profile photo of Jasonbobdude
    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
    1598 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 4:20 pm
    So how much more will cereal cost with that?
  3. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
    2122 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 4:39 pm
    Lol, regular cereal £1.99, cereal in a flashing box £19.99
  4. Profile photo of Namikaze
    Namikaze Male 18-29
    222 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 4:40 pm
    Stores will need that special shelving unit to make them work. The guy was about to say something important but we got cut off.
  5. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36875 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 4:41 pm

  6. Profile photo of penguinazul
    penguinazul Female 18-29
    470 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 4:42 pm
    Cereal is already like 3-4 dollars a box as it is; now they`re really going to start raping our wallets. Eff you, General Mills!
  7. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4682 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 4:48 pm
    I feel like I`ve entered an episode of the Jetsons!
  8. Profile photo of ashyboomstik
    ashyboomstik Male 30-39
    133 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 5:04 pm
    I like Honey Nut cheerios! I won`t buy this box if it is more, but it is cool...
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 5:04 pm
    Advertising is actually a psychological barrage on the mind. Keywords, colors, phrases, angles, all of it is designed to flick switches in your subconscious in order to attract you.

    Kids are highly susceptible, hence why Christmas is such a nightmare.
  10. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
    2122 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 5:09 pm
    Tron cereal. Gigabites.
  11. Profile photo of moefreak
    moefreak Female 18-29
    1963 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 5:18 pm
    Bizarrely unnecessary.
  12. Profile photo of MechaWolf
    MechaWolf Male 18-29
    315 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 5:24 pm
    I have a sudden urge to steal a small man`s lucky charms.
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    fiizok Male 40-49
    591 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 5:51 pm
    Wait ten years. Food packages on grocery store shelves will have CGI characters that call you by name and urge you to buy them.
  14. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 6:01 pm
    The future is now
  15. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 6:13 pm
    Kind of cool, but I can`t imagine they could do this AND maintain the same price as a regular cardboard box.
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    W2 Male 13-17
    244 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 6:20 pm
    Must buy...to take apart...
  17. Profile photo of bizzarmind
    bizzarmind Male 18-29
    390 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 6:31 pm
    @W2 You stole my thought!!
  18. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 6:33 pm
    wow, its just a way to market it to children to get them to eat it.
  19. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10742 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 6:36 pm
    Does anyone remember that scene from Minority Report?


    Anybody?
  20. Profile photo of tommy2X4
    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3447 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 6:39 pm
    What?! Mush again?! Its all we can afford!
  21. Profile photo of dblond369
    dblond369 Female 18-29
    178 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 6:39 pm
    very, very poorly shopped.
  22. Profile photo of BrimstoneOne
    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
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    January 12, 2011 at 6:48 pm
    Nice how they make something simple and make it unaffordable. They already charge ridiculous prices for that garbage.
  23. Profile photo of Crucible
    Crucible Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2011 at 7:03 pm
    I`ve never had Trix. Do they not sell it in Canada?
  24. Profile photo of ROK9
    ROK9 Male 18-29
    1834 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 7:04 pm
    oooooooooooh yea mini electronic thingies
  25. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
    1598 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 7:16 pm
    Must... Buy... Trix... Mind Control... Tooooo stroooooong!
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    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 7:39 pm
    Freak that! It already costs $7 for a box in Hawaii. Now it`s gonna cost another $1 to pay for marketing gimmick
  27. Profile photo of Psychodelli
    Psychodelli Male 18-29
    164 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 7:56 pm
    The Cheerios really were better!
  28. Profile photo of penguinazul
    penguinazul Female 18-29
    470 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 8:50 pm
    Seven dollars for cereal? Christ!
  29. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 8:51 pm
    They`ve been working on this sort of thing for over a decade.
  30. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 9:39 pm
    On dark nights we will go out and watch the landfill blink.
  31. Profile photo of dognose82
    dognose82 Male 18-29
    153 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 9:48 pm
    Minority Report: Pine & Oats Cereal. The characters sang and danced, too!
  32. Profile photo of Freik
    Freik Male 18-29
    67 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 10:46 pm
    I think I`ll still stick with the bargain brand, thanks.

    And in 15 years when I have a kid and they`re begging me to get the cereal with the holographic box... I`ll still get them the bargain brand, just like my parents did to me, heheh.
  33. Profile photo of tsiemens
    tsiemens Male 30-39
    515 posts
    January 13, 2011 at 3:32 am
    Not only seven dollars for cereal but they`ve shrunk so much you get maybe 2 bowls out of it
  34. Profile photo of Mr_Pedo_Bear
    Mr_Pedo_Bear Male 70 & Over
    997 posts
    January 13, 2011 at 4:09 am
    What you do is buy the expensive brand once and refill it with h cheap stuff. That`s what my mother did to shut us kids up lol
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4916 posts
    January 13, 2011 at 4:33 am
    Someone say that uranium cereals are more crispies.
  36. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    January 13, 2011 at 6:52 am
    Yuk I hate Trix and Cheerios - flashy box will not make me like them.
  37. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36875 posts
    January 13, 2011 at 8:05 am
    `cause it`s so difficult for a parent to actually make oatmeal or something... Blame the cereal companies?... You bought it, blame yourself.
  38. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    January 13, 2011 at 8:12 am
    Very cool.
  39. Profile photo of Wundt
    Wundt Male 40-49
    410 posts
    January 13, 2011 at 9:16 am
    To me, all it shows is how much money there is in breakfast cereal.
  40. Profile photo of Vossero
    Vossero Male 18-29
    17 posts
    January 13, 2011 at 9:51 am
    Honestly i feel like its fake, i mean, just look at it! And then at the begining of the video when you can see the cheerios on the left side of the screen, theyre not flashing, they only flash once the camera looks at them, but if it WERE real....shouldnt they be flashing with the trix too? lol
  41. Profile photo of SoberGuy
    SoberGuy Male 18-29
    347 posts
    January 13, 2011 at 10:24 am
    What kind of devilish sorcery is that? burn it!
  42. Profile photo of SoberGuy
    SoberGuy Male 18-29
    347 posts
    January 13, 2011 at 10:28 am
    @Vossero
    the first dialogue on the video is the guy apologizing cause the second role of cheerios wouldnt light. that also means that is the shelf that makes it light
  43. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    January 13, 2011 at 11:13 am
    Tried it taste the same but should my urine be glowing now and I have what appears to be a hand sprouting on my back.
  44. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    January 13, 2011 at 11:49 am
    Shiney
  45. Profile photo of MrTwidget
    MrTwidget Male 30-39
    795 posts
    January 13, 2011 at 12:35 pm
    If this is real they are going to charge like $2 bucks more for an already $8 box.
  46. Profile photo of Mailbox
    Mailbox Male 18-29
    255 posts
    January 13, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    what? 0_o
    Let me see it one more time
    What?? 0_o
  47. Profile photo of Padiddle
    Padiddle Female 13-17
    192 posts
    January 13, 2011 at 2:43 pm
    Voodoo magic!
  48. Profile photo of Maromi
    Maromi Female 18-29
    1095 posts
    January 13, 2011 at 9:19 pm
    Nothing anyone can ever do will make me buy a box of Trix.
  49. Profile photo of Seastone
    Seastone Female 18-29
    612 posts
    January 14, 2011 at 10:41 am
    "Nothing anyone can ever do will make me buy a box of Trix."

    Are you serious? This just convinced me to go buy some. Brb.
  50. Profile photo of GhostReverie
    GhostReverie Female 13-17
    34 posts
    January 14, 2011 at 1:20 pm
    is this seriously necessary??
  51. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    January 15, 2011 at 3:30 pm
    i think it`s a funky camera trick...
  52. Profile photo of B-b-beccah
    B-b-beccah Female 18-29
    668 posts
    January 22, 2011 at 10:53 am
    we`re getting into Minority Report future times...weee!

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