The Bored Game Ad Pokes Fun at the Cliches of Nostalgic Toy Ads

 - Dec 20, 2013
References: darkigloo & booooooom
For anyone who grew up in the 80s and 90s, toy commercials and advertisements were part their everyday lives, and the Bored Game parody ad brings back all those memories. The fake commercial advertises a colossal board game comprised of childhood favorites like Guess Who and Rock 'Em Sock'Em Robots. The commercial done the high-energy, costumed mascot method scene a lot in the 80s and nineties.

The kids are shown complaining of boredom at the beginning of the fake commercial and are then thrown into the word of the game. As was often seen in advertising for boy-focused toys, here is an emphasis on competition. The Bored Game parody it is a fun romp back to childhoods spent watching TV and yearning for the toys we saw on the screen.