Boy, Koreans sure know how to market cellphones. While we philistines in America might show off the phone’s functionality or at least have an attractive girl in a pink dress passive-aggressively mocking other phones, the Korean know what makes consumers buy, and that’s Darth Vader teleporting into a women’s restroom. This ad brings up so many questions: 1) Did Lucas really approve this? 2) What the hell is “Warp”? 3) Really, shouldn’t Vader have his own bathroom, being the Dark Lord of the Sith and all? 4) Do you expect to see anything funnier than Darth Vader’s pee-pee dance today? Because I sure don’t. Kotaku has a few other ads, all with Vader, but with less toilets, right here.
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