Another great film made possible by the inclusion of several household name brands.
Over the course of many years the original Terminator film from 1984 developed into a superb franchise, where the products embedded in the movies changed brands over time, for example from Coke to Pepsi.
Arnold Schwarzenneger was superbly cast as the Cyberdyne robot sent from the future to kill Skynet's enemy; John Connor, before he is born. After the success of the original film, manufacturers queued up to ensure they were in the scripts. Most memorable, Nike is the first product we see, after the shock revelation that Arnie is not human, but a machine.
Other brands include Coke, Sprite, MacDonalds, Gargoyles, Sony, TDK, Toshiba and even Tampax. This is just the first movie. Production stepped up in quality with the second movie, making it worth investing in Blu-Ray, where the original DVD is not that great and does not get better with transfer to the blue medium. The same can be said of many movie originals. Of course, because at the time of making they did not know they were onto a winner. So, the budget was lower.
With the combination of Arnold, the superb Terminator robot and successful box office, the film makers could set their sights higher.
In the first Terminator movie we see many familiar brands from electronics to FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods). The first brand placed in the movie is the Nike sneakers.
When colleagues of Sarah Connor learn about the death of a woman with the same name they invite her to watch the news where we see a can of Sprite.
When Sarah returns home and talks to her friend Ginger Ventura, we see a pack of Tampax, a Procter & Gamble brand.
When the police chase Reece, we see the McDonald’s logo. Later we see Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character wearing Gargoyles glasses.
During the interrogation of Kyle Reese we see Sony and Toshiba brands of the VCR and TV.
Near the movie’s end we see Coca-Cola vending machine in the motel area, where Sarah and Kyle stay to hide. And then we see it again at the gas station in Mexico. And finally when Sarah makes a recording for John we see that she uses TDK audiocassette. A Mexican boy takes an instant photo of Sarah (the photo that will travel a lot through time and movie series) using Kodamatic 940 camera produced by Kodak. Sarah is driving a Jeep Wrangler.
Apple (Beats) - Transformers (Age of Extinction)
Aston Martin - James Bond
AT&T - Back to the Future
BMW - James Bond (Skyfall)
Budweiser - Star Trek (Into Darkness), That's My Boy, Top Gun
Burger King - Iron Man
Cadillac - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Chevrolet - Captain Marvel
Converse (All Stars) - I Robot
Doritos - Wayne's World
Dr Pepper - Forrest Gump
Etch A Sketch - Toy Story
Fedex - Castaway
Ford Fusion - James Bond & New Girl
Ford Mustang - Bullitt
Gargoyles - The Terminator
General Motors - Transformers
Geostorm - Mercedes
Google - The Internship
Harley Davidson - Terminator 2
Hasbro - Battleship
Hershey (Reece's Pieces) - ET
Hyundai - Knives Out
IHOP (International House of Pancakes) - Superman (Man of Steel)
IKEA - Fight Club
Jack Daniels - Basic Instinct
Jaguar - The Italian Job, James Bond, Austin Powers
Jeep (Fiat Chrysler) - Hard Target, Bourne Identity
Kawasaki - Top Gun
Krispy Kreme - Power Rangers
Lamborghini - The Italian Job
Land Rover -
Lego - The Movie
Lotus - James Bond
MacDonalds - Mac and Me, Kingsman
Manalo Blahnik - Sex & The City
Mattel (Barbie Doll) - Toy Story
Mercedes - Jurassic World
Mini Cooper - The Italian Job
Nintendo - K9, Sweetheart, Captain Marvel, Back to the Future
Nokia - The Matrix
Old Forester - Kingsman (The Golden Circle)
Panasonic - Joker
Pepsi Cola - Back to the Future
Pizza Hut - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Wayne's World, Back to the Future
Playstation - Fast & Furious, Runaway Jury
Prada - The Devil Wears Prada
Ray-Bans - Top Gun, Risky Business
Reebok - Jerry Maguire
Royal Caribbean International (Allure of the Seas) - Jack and Jill
Samsung - Jurassic World
Sony - Jumanji (Welcome to the Jungle, The Next Level)
Starbucks - Austin Powers
Toyota - Back to the Future
Twinkies - Zombieland
US Navy - Top Gun
Verizon - Jurassic World
Wilson - Castaway
Xbox - Hair Care Products, Real Steel
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