Friday, March 13, 2009

Avon's Newest Product Closely Resembles the T-Virus from Resident Evil.

Last Friday my Avon lady gave me the new Campaign 7 catalog (March 2009) featuring their newest product. My first reaction: "OMG Avon is selling the T-Virus!" 

Then the Umbrella Commercial ad for Resident Evil: Apocalypse started playing in my head.

The product is called Derma-Full X3 Facial Filling Serum, and it looks EXACTLY like the T-Virus from Resident Evil. Needless to say, my Avon Rep wasn't amused when I tried to explain the humor in it. Plus, my co-workers looked at me like I had lobsters crawling out of my ears when I went all "geek" about it.

But let's compare shall we?

I don't see any difference! Even the "doctor" placed in the Avon ad sells the whole "Umbrella scientist look." All she needs now is a little Umbrella logo on her lab coat.

The comparison hasn't gone unnoticed by far. It's been all over the internet: You Tube, Geekologie, and even (go figure) just to name a few.

I told my Avon Rep (who sits not 5 ft from me everyday) how much attention it's gained, she just gave a false little laugh then went about her business. Pft, she's no fun!

Anyway, I'm anxious to see if Avon sales will boost because of this. I think they should rethink their marketing strategies, unless their goal is to bring about the zombie apocalypse before the Canadians do.

Have a good weekend!!!

Umbrella Commercial just for fun!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OMG....You are so right,some people just don't want to belive thing like that happen in real life. They can't deal with things not staying fiction. Chas