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Arby's gets desperate, markets to Monkey Island fans 17 Sep, 2019 / 4 comments

So back in July, the official Arby's Twitter posted this.

That is a real thing.

Not sure what I can really add to this. I knew Stan was a whore, but...social media?

I'd make a smart aleck comment about how Arby's is doing more to promote Monkey Island than its actual copyright owner, but what point would I really be communicating? Everyone, by definition, is doing more to promote Monkey Island than its copyright holder.

J’accuse! See Stan there? That’s shamelessly stolen from the venerable SCUMM Bar. How do I know this, you may wonder. Simple. Notice Stan having a black something or other coming out his mouth. When Skyfox created that animation for TSB, he did it by hand, capturing each frame manually, removing the background . . . All while thinking Stan was smoking a cigar, when it was actually part of the background. Arby’s, have you no shame? - Remi

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    ThunderPeel2001 on 18 Sep, 2019, 08:15…

    bgbennyboy

    I love that a 20~ year old mistake is now part of a fast food promotion. Imagine telling someone that back in 1996.



    Ha! That's hilarious
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    bgbennyboy on 17 Sep, 2019, 18:52…
    I love that a 20~ year old mistake is now part of a fast food promotion. Imagine telling someone that back in 1996.
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    elTee on 17 Sep, 2019, 18:34…
    I love that skyfox had to spend at least an hour staring at Stan, editing the pixels, and he still didn't realise he wasn't smoking a cigar. CRTs, man
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    Remi on 17 Sep, 2019, 18:11…
    (Fair is fair: They, too, recreated Stan, just from poorly constructed source material.)

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