Thursday, November 26, 2015

Target Store Trolled by Fake Black Friday Ads Deals

November 26, 2015 - Offline trolling? That's what one prankster did to Target recently with printed fake ads for fake (and very funny) Black Friday deals.

"Target has been totally played by an offline troll," reports AdWeek. "Jeff Wysaski, a comedian known for his work on Pleated Jeans and Obvious Plant, this week put his design skills to work and created a slew of Black Friday fliers, placing the poster-style ads at a local Target. (It's unclear which location had the honor of housing Wysaski's handiwork.)"

Fake Star Wars Toys at Target by Jeff Wysaski
Exclusive (fake) Star Wars toys!
View all of Wysaski's fake Target fliers at the Obvious Plant Tumblr blog.

More of his wackiness can be seen at his Pleated Jeans Twitter feed and at the Obvious Plant page at Facebook.

My favorite faux Target item has got to be the "Chewbacca toilet scrub brush." The brushy part of the item looks like the Star Wars character Chewbacca. It's one of three items on a full page of "exclusive Star Wars toys," and the scrub brush promises to "trick the kids into doing their chores!"

But there's the falcon, which I also love. No, not the Millennium Falcon of Star Wars, an actual real falcon. A bird, not a space ship. An actual spoof-by-troll falcon, actually, that Wysaski said would be given away free on Friday only to shoppers who spend $75 or more.

Wysaski posted his fake adverts next to real Target fliers on a poster board in the store. I don't know how long they stayed up, but I'd be willing to bet that none of the employees noticed for quite a while. After all, the best fake looks real, and Wysaski's work is tops.

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