Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011 Wrap Up

Another year of stuffed birds and stuffed bellies has gone by and now hear we sit: sleepy, satisfied and yet curious to know which product mobiles made their yearly parade appearances. Well, worry no more.

We start with Chicago's McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade which begins itself with, appropriately a version of the Ronald McDonald Big Red Shoe Car:

I don't think I've seen this one before and I've got to say that I'm not a big fan. It looks like some type of inflatable shoe on wheels and I share Roadside America's feelings on inflatables (spoiler: they're not good.)

Next is the Houston Holiday Parade which I believe is giving the blog its first look at the elusive H-E-B Fun Buggy:

You may be able to pick up on a theme here because next up in Houston is another Ronald McDonald Big Red Shoe car (this is the one whose creator we interviewed earlier).

And of course we have yet another Big Red Shoe Car at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade:

And Mr. Peanut arrived later in his new Nutmobile. While the older Nutmobile made several Macy's Parade appearances, this is the first time for the new one.

Not a bad turnout.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Upcoming Product Mobile Sightings

Next week is Thanksgiving, the biggest product mobile holiday of the year! Why? One word: parades!

The biggest parade, Macy's, is including their usual product mobile line up: Planter's Nutmobile and the Ronald McDonald Big Red Shoe Car.

It's their usual line up but, just like every year I'm hoping for some surprise appearances (I'm usually disappointed though). I'll be all over the wishbone when it's carving time.