Friday, November 6, 2009

Ad It Up: Wrath Of The Black Manta Sweepstakes

Just try and tell me that kid in the shopping cart isn't having the time of his life. I have absolutely no recollection of the game Wrath Of The Black Manta (you can check out its Wiki page, if you're interested), but I do have fond memories of the shopping spree contest. I was always so jealous of those kids who got to tear through a Toys R Us or what have you with a big shopping cart and fill it to the brim with whatever their little hearts desired (and whatever their little hands could grab). Heck, I even loved watching Supermarket Sweep and they were just grocery shopping. There was also that game show that was set in a fake mall, but I can't remember what it was called (Shop Till You Drop?). Anyway, this ad brought up all kinds of fun memories from childhood. If you're interested, the phone number to register for the contest (which is from 1990's Ghost Rider #2) is 1-800-777-2WIN. Feel free to give it a call and report back who answers.

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  1. If it's not the real Black Manta (and yes, I mean the guy who fights Aquaman), I'm not interested.

  2. I would also play a game starring Black Manta.

    I wish I had Photoshop skills to put him in instead of this generic ninja.

  3. Yesterday I learned that Aquaman has at least five villains, not including pollution and illegal off-shore fishing.

  4. Plus that terrible WB/CW TV show. That would have set our water breathing hero back decades.