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posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 03:23 PM
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So I was watching Walker Texas Ranger on TV the other night, and this commercial came on for Trumpy Bear. After watching it for a few seconds, I checked to make sure that I had taken all my medication. Now confident that I was not hallucinating, and Chuck Norris had indeed not mutated into some kind of bizarre stuffed animal, I checked to see if I had somehow accidentally changed the channel to Comedy Central. No, it was still on the correct channel.

So, I sat there and watched this commercial wondering whether this was some kind of joke or whether they were actually serious. I was especially surprised at the way they were using the American Flag as a blanket, I was under the impression that using the Stars-and-Stripes in such a manner was not permitted under law. Later, I saw that they claimed it was a "flag themed" blanket. But, I still don't know what that means...

The official website describes Trumpy Bear as follows:

Trumpy Bear is a plush 22" bear with an attached 30" by 30" flag colored blanket. $39.90 plus $6.95 shipping. Trumpy has a zippered neck where the blanket is stored. Texas residents will be charged sales tax at the rate of 8.25%- all other states are neither collected nor remitted. There is a 30 day money back guarantee for product price only. Shipping charges non refundable. Sorry, we cannot accept returns of intentionally damaged bears. Most orders are shipped within two weeks. However, during periods of excess demand, please allow up to 6 weeks for delivery. *Make America Great Again is a trademark of DONALD J. TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT, INC. No endorsement is implied or granted. Hat is not included and not offered for sale. Quantities will be limited, so order today to ensure you will receive a Trumpy Bear before they sell out or hit retirement


Here's the commercial:

There are several funny comments on the YouTube page, you may want to visit there to see some other peoples' responses to the product.

At first I thought this was a ridiculous product, especially for the $40.00 they want for it. I still think the price is too high, but I can see a few reasons why people all over the political spectrum might want one:

1. If you are a Trump supporter, you might want one to show your appreciation for the Commander-in-Chief.
2. If you are a collector, it's possible this may one day become a collectible. (Maybe in like a 100 years if he doesn't wipe out human civilization in the next few.)
3. It could be an interesting conversation piece. Put it on a shelf and you can start fresh political arguments with those visitors that are not already alienated by your opinion of Trump.
4. If you are a Trump hater, you can do vile things to this plush stuffed animal to take out your frustrations. But remember, as stated above, the company "cannot accept returns of intentionally damaged bears." And in the current political climate, a visit from the Secret Service to perform a risk-assessment on you is always a possibility.
5. And finally, if you are offended by Donald Trump's apparent misogyny, you can take solace in knowing that you have a non-anatomically correct toy that represents the 45th President of the United States who has been emasculated in effigy.

So, what say you ATS?

-dex




edit on 10/6/2017 by DexterRiley because: highlights




posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 03:42 PM
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a reply to: DexterRiley

The attempt to takeover the "Teddy" in Teddy Bear is what I see. President Teddy Roosevelt was the inspiration for that, so I guess Trump has to have that too??

Gah. My Teddy Bear kept my childhood monsters away whereas Trump literally GIVES me nightmares.

I will pass, thank you.



ETA: ACK! They put it on a freaking ALTAR at one point in the video.

You too can worship a plushie grizzly Trump for only TWO low payments of $19.95. Flag blanket included!!

(Wait. We aren't supposed to use the flag as a blanket though, right??? I think I'm losing my mind. Slowly. )
edit on 6-10-2017 by AboveBoard because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 04:14 PM
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I guess a Trumpy bear is better than bare trump



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 04:15 PM
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a reply to: AboveBoard

That was one of the things that came to mind with me as well. The Teddy Bear was originally named after Theodore Roosevelt, one of the faces on Mt. Rushmore. I don't think Mr. Trump will ever earn a place among the top 4 presidents in the nation's history.

I don't know of any direct relationship Trump may have with this product. However, I'm sure that we can rest assured that the vendor got prior permission from the Trump® Corporate Legal Team before trying to sell this thing. That probably accounts for the high price. Number 45 doesn't sell his name very cheaply.

-dex



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 04:19 PM
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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
I guess a Trumpy bear is better than bare trump


Unfortunately we got stuck with the bare Trump on January 20th, 2017. And he's going to be there for a while yet.


-dex



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 05:36 PM
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a reply to: DexterRiley

Right.

And the thing about using the American flag in such a manner as to help in advertising promotion I do not think it illegal.
However it is constantly used to promote commercial consumption across the board. The red white and blue are used extensively to gather the attention of Americans and seduce them into buying products that are associated with those colors. And waving the flag is the same thing.

For all the crying about disrespecting the flag, I have hardly ever heard of those folk making any kind of complaint about it's use in that manner. It is common practice to emblazon not only the colors but the flag all over all kinds of clothing in various forms. Even to the extent of women's scanty thongs and mens jock straps, yet do we ever hear any outcry about this disrespect? Not to my memory.

When the defenders of respect for the flag begin to admonish those companies that disrespect the flag and it's colors to promote their own sales agenda, that is when I will begin to listen more to their complaints about people not standing in respect at sports events.



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 05:40 PM
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I got nothing to add....

Slightly off topic (perhaps, sorry about that)....



edit on 1062017 by BobbyRock because: bored



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 05:46 PM
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Hrmph.





posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 05:51 PM
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a reply to: DexterRiley
Also
6 Someone with a mischievous sense of humour could find pleasure in casually abandoning one in the middle of a university campus, and watching the hysterical panic develop.



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 06:36 PM
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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
a reply to: DexterRiley

Right.

And the thing about using the American flag in such a manner as to help in advertising promotion I do not think it illegal.
However it is constantly used to promote commercial consumption across the board. The red white and blue are used extensively to gather the attention of Americans and seduce them into buying products that are associated with those colors. And waving the flag is the same thing.

For all the crying about disrespecting the flag, I have hardly ever heard of those folk making any kind of complaint about it's use in that manner. It is common practice to emblazon not only the colors but the flag all over all kinds of clothing in various forms. Even to the extent of women's scanty thongs and mens jock straps, yet do we ever hear any outcry about this disrespect? Not to my memory.

When the defenders of respect for the flag begin to admonish those companies that disrespect the flag and it's colors to promote their own sales agenda, that is when I will begin to listen more to their complaints about people not standing in respect at sports events.


Well said!
The whole notion of Patriotism is worthy of a much broader definition than that practiced by those who claim that particular moral high ground.

-dex



posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 06:42 PM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: DexterRiley
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6 Someone with a mischievous sense of humour could find pleasure in casually abandoning one in the middle of a university campus, and watching the hysterical panic develop.


LOL!

Sounds like a really good topic for a undergrad research paper.


Feel free to add as many "why people may want one:" as you wish. I knew there had to be other examples.


-dex



posted on Oct, 7 2017 @ 12:15 AM
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originally posted by: DexterRiley
So I was watching Walker Texas Ranger on TV the other night, and this commercial came on for Trumpy Bear. After watching it for a few seconds, I checked to make sure that I had taken all my medication. Now confident that I was not hallucinating, and Chuck Norris had indeed not mutated into some kind of bizarre stuffed animal, I checked to see if I had somehow accidentally changed the channel to Comedy Central. No, it was still on the correct channel.

So, I sat there and watched this commercial wondering whether this was some kind of joke or whether they were actually serious. I was especially surprised at the way they were using the American Flag as a blanket, I was under the impression that using the Stars-and-Stripes in such a manner was not permitted under law. Later, I saw that they claimed it was a "flag themed" blanket. But, I still don't know what that means...

The official website describes Trumpy Bear as follows:

Trumpy Bear is a plush 22" bear with an attached 30" by 30" flag colored blanket. $39.90 plus $6.95 shipping. Trumpy has a zippered neck where the blanket is stored. Texas residents will be charged sales tax at the rate of 8.25%- all other states are neither collected nor remitted. There is a 30 day money back guarantee for product price only. Shipping charges non refundable. Sorry, we cannot accept returns of intentionally damaged bears. Most orders are shipped within two weeks. However, during periods of excess demand, please allow up to 6 weeks for delivery. *Make America Great Again is a trademark of DONALD J. TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT, INC. No endorsement is implied or granted. Hat is not included and not offered for sale. Quantities will be limited, so order today to ensure you will receive a Trumpy Bear before they sell out or hit retirement


Here's the commercial:

There are several funny comments on the YouTube page, you may want to visit there to see some other peoples' responses to the product.

At first I thought this was a ridiculous product, especially for the $40.00 they want for it. I still think the price is too high, but I can see a few reasons why people all over the political spectrum might want one:

1. If you are a Trump supporter, you might want one to show your appreciation for the Commander-in-Chief.
2. If you are a collector, it's possible this may one day become a collectible. (Maybe in like a 100 years if he doesn't wipe out human civilization in the next few.)
3. It could be an interesting conversation piece. Put it on a shelf and you can start fresh political arguments with those visitors that are not already alienated by your opinion of Trump.
4. If you are a Trump hater, you can do vile things to this plush stuffed animal to take out your frustrations. But remember, as stated above, the company "cannot accept returns of intentionally damaged bears." And in the current political climate, a visit from the Secret Service to perform a risk-assessment on you is always a possibility.
5. And finally, if you are offended by Donald Trump's apparent misogyny, you can take solace in knowing that you have a non-anatomically correct toy that represents the 45th President of the United States who has been emasculated in effigy.

So, what say you ATS?

-dex





Teddy Bears are known as such because of Teddy Roosevelt.
I say it is an obvious money making scheme.

ETA: One of the few times I responded before reading through a thread. Glad others pointed out the Roosevelt connection. The bear's outfit reminds me of Yogi Bear. . .
edit on 7-10-2017 by randomtangentsrme because: See above



posted on Oct, 7 2017 @ 12:08 PM
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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Hrmph.




Please tell me Trumpy Bear freaks you out just a little bit...



posted on Oct, 7 2017 @ 12:24 PM
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a reply to: DexterRiley

Wth?! I guess it's official now, you've collectivly lost your marbles...

"The wind whispered...through the forest
a storm is coming... you can not defeat the storm
From the trees...rose a resounding voice
I fear nothing
I come when the Trumpet sounds"

so we all just admit Trump's the anti-christ and get a bear to celebrate it?



posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 02:59 PM
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originally posted by: BobbyRock
I got nothing to add....

Slightly off topic (perhaps, sorry about that)....




Yep. Furry fandom is a real thing. Remember reason number 4 listed above.


But I'm pretty sure that Comrade Putin has direct access to the real thing. No fantasy necessary for him.

-dex



posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 03:04 PM
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a reply to: randomtangentsrme


The bear's outfit reminds me of Yogi Bear. . .



But, Yogi Bear is a lot smarter than Trump.

-dex



posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 03:21 PM
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a reply to: Peeple


so we all just admit Trump's the anti-christ and get a bear to celebrate it?


And behold...
I saw in the distance
A pale golf cart
Coming down from the sky.
Riding upon it
Was a stuffed animal
With bad hair plugs.
And written upon his vehicle
Was an ominous message:
"Calm before the storm."
And thus spoke the fluffy bear:
"You'll find out"

-dex



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 12:21 AM
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Okay I've got the best add-on for Trumpy Bear: A pull-chain talking mechanism, like Chatty Cathy from the early 1960's.

You pull the string and the doll utters a random phrase recorded on a plastic record album. It works like an old record player and doesn't require any batteries to operate.

A few classic Trump phrases that I can think of:
1. "Make America Great Again!"
2. "Lock her up!"
3. "You're fired!"
4. "Two Corinthians"
And of course no list of Trump phrases would be complete without:
5. "Grab em in the Pu__y"

Why the old dated technology you ask?
1. If you are an aging Trump conservative, you think it was good enough for you when you were a kid.
2. If you are nostalgic for the good old days, it represents a time when American innovation and exceptionalism ruled the world.
3. If you are Donald Trump, it's easy enough for you to operate without parental supervision.
4. If you are a Democrat, it symbolizes to you how much of troglodyte Donald Trump is.
5. If you are a survivor of the Trump Nuclear Holocaust, it's the only toy that still works after the EMP wipes out all of the electronics on the planet.

-dex



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 02:38 PM
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I showed this to my husband and he was entirely incredulous, then dumbfounded when it turned out to be real.

This is the weirdest commercial I've seen in forever. It's like an SNL "fake commercial" except it's real...

I kept expecting someone to say "And live from New York - it's Saturday Niiiiiiight!"

Mind-blowing.



posted on Oct, 13 2017 @ 02:26 PM
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originally posted by: AboveBoard
I showed this to my husband and he was entirely incredulous, then dumbfounded when it turned out to be real.

This is the weirdest commercial I've seen in forever. It's like an SNL "fake commercial" except it's real...

I kept expecting someone to say "And live from New York - it's Saturday Niiiiiiight!"

Mind-blowing.


I felt exactly the same way. I was completely dumbfounded myself.

Now I'm obsessed with this concept. I'm definitely not going to pay $47.00 for this thing. But it occurred to me that a Trumpy Bear is not all that different than a regular Teddy Bear. And being the Do-It-Yourselfer that I am, I'm making my own. I was able to find all the necessary raw materials at the Thrift Store and I'm in the design phase now.

I'm going to call it The Trumpty Bear. So, stay tuned for the up-coming write-up!

-dex




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