Holy crap, watch out! Better get home by midnight, or these maniac ghouls are gonna gitcha! More examples of hardcore-Kirby-style American marketing: these gruesome depictions of the titular characters are not at all identical to how they actually look in the game, or in general, as any Shin Megami Persona fan would tell you….
Dammit, Game Database, why you gotta watermark? The clean version of this ad is just as rare as the game itself!
So, other than that always beautiful artwork, what did this VanillaWare fantasy-horror bring to the table?
“GrimGrimoire holds another distinction as an ESRB-rated E10 game with some fairly blatant sexual overtones, including alluded-to girl-on-girl, teacher-on-fellow-teacher-who-is-now-a-lion, and devil-teacher-on-underaged-student action.“
This advertisement for the Benjamin French & Co. from the 1901 volume of The Photo-Miniature definitely has an Art Nouveau feel. This lovely lady looks like she could have stepped out of a Mucha sketch.
Brief historical summary about the Curtiss Candy Company, from Wikipedia:
The Curtiss Candy Company was founded in 1916 by Otto Schnering near Chicago, Illinois. Wanting a more “American sounding” name (as German surnames were not an asset during World War I), Schnering named his company using his mother’s maiden name.
Their first confectionery item was Kandy Kake, later refashioned in 1921 as the log-shaped Baby Ruth. Their second confectionery item was the chocolate-covered peanut butter crunch Butterfinger. In 1931 Curtiss marketed the brand by sponsoring famous air racer, John H. Livingston, in the Baby Ruth Aerobatic Team flying the air-racer Howard “Mike” at airshows, and sponsoring Livingston’s Monocoupe racer in the 1934 MacRobertson Air Race.
In 1964, Standard Brands purchased Curtiss Candy Company. Standard Brands merged with Nabisco in 1981. In 1990, RJR Nabisco sold the Curtiss brands to Nestlé.
Published in Quick news weekly magazine, May 5, 1952, Vol. 6, No. 19
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Let's not forget that Dunkin Donuts paid vine star Logan Paul almost $200,000 to advertise them. While their employees are making $8.33 an hour. This is slap in the face for people who work their ass off in the service industry