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Offline kiwiAlan  
#1 Posted : 04 November 2020 14:27:21(UTC)
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Has anyone watched the Marklin Christmas video yet? At least this year it has English subtitles when watched from the English pages.

Scroll well down to find the video.
Offline Chipopo  
#2 Posted : 04 November 2020 15:27:29(UTC)
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Good Video ThumpUp
Offline Jimmy Thompson  
#3 Posted : 04 November 2020 16:30:48(UTC)
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Middle part is just a bit too weird for me....and "In the Hall of the Mountain King" has had a more Hallowe'en remembrance for me...but, it is different...Huh
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#4 Posted : 04 November 2020 16:53:11(UTC)
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Heck -thought for a moment that Jeremy Corbyn had found a new job!. Actually found the thing a bit weird and didn't like it, don't think it will sell many train sets.
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#5 Posted : 04 November 2020 18:35:14(UTC)
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Total misfire :-/
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Offline kiwiAlan  
#6 Posted : 04 November 2020 18:47:06(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Rwill Go to Quoted Post
Heck -thought for a moment that Jeremy Corbyn had found a new job!. Actually found the thing a bit weird and didn't like it, don't think it will sell many train sets.


Yeah, me too, maybe there is something in the German mindset that it appeals to. Perhaps some of our German friends on here could comment on this aspect.

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Offline cookee_nz  
#7 Posted : 04 November 2020 20:46:40(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: kiwiAlan Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Rwill Go to Quoted Post
Heck -thought for a moment that Jeremy Corbyn had found a new job!. Actually found the thing a bit weird and didn't like it, don't think it will sell many train sets.


Yeah, me too, maybe there is something in the German mindset that it appeals to. Perhaps some of our German friends on here could comment on this aspect.




It's lost on many of our German friends also - it came up on FAM several days ago and most comments are critical, but some like it.

https://www.altemodellba...geht-es-wohl-nimmer.html (use Chrome or Edge for on the fly translation)

It seems the main 'disconnect' (for lack of a better term) is the target audience. Bear in mind that Märklin will have engaged their advertising agency to produce this and those creative minds have clearly come up with a concept that is tailored to capture their audience in a slightly unusual manner. I think the pouring of the petrol scene drags on a bit but that's just being nit-picky!! Laugh

When I first watched it, the concept was lost on me too, but now seeing it with the sub-titles I get the point. It's just unfortunate that they could not do an actual English voice-over instead of the somewhat distracting captions.

Here's the direct video URL, took me a while to actually find it from the link










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Offline Dimi194  
#8 Posted : 05 November 2020 07:21:53(UTC)
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Well that was... weird. The promotion is nice though!
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#9 Posted : 05 November 2020 10:41:51(UTC)
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Yep.. That's weird alright.. Confused
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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#10 Posted : 05 November 2020 10:57:12(UTC)
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OK.......
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Offline David Dewar  
#11 Posted : 05 November 2020 16:39:16(UTC)
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Cant wait now to set my Christmas tree on fire. lol
Take care I like Marklin and will defend the worlds greatest model rail manufacturer.
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Offline sjbartels  
#12 Posted : 05 November 2020 18:37:44(UTC)
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I just have no words...... weird is an understatement
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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#13 Posted : 05 November 2020 19:16:37(UTC)
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Cant wait now to set my Christmas tree on fire. lol


I haven't taken mine down from last year.... Christmas every day in the Bigdaddy house....
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Offline TEEWolf  
#14 Posted : 05 November 2020 22:48:33(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: kiwiAlan Go to Quoted Post
Has anyone watched the Marklin Christmas video yet? At least this year it has English subtitles when watched from the English pages.

Scroll well down to find the video.


Hello Alan,

this video has a German text with special form of alliteration rimes. Not translateable. The English subtitels has really to be weird. In the German version it is an sometimes used advertising tool. Finally it is a special form of marketing and so do I see it. Märklin wants to sell its products and the most intersting point is the price reducing voucher. Makes the starter sets really cheaper and for many people very attractiv. Especially, if a dealer is willing to combine it with its own dealer discount too. I had this experience with my Insider bonus voucher for the Big Boy. Had to ask several dealers before I got the dealer discount AND the 70 € from the Maerklin voucher together. Most offered either inhouse price or Maerklin voucher only. This should people keep in mind using this Christmas bonus.

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Offline Purellum  
#15 Posted : 06 November 2020 00:40:56(UTC)
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Cool

Originally Posted by: Bigdaddynz Go to Quoted Post
I haven't taken mine down from last year.... Christmas every day in the Bigdaddy house....


If it's a real tree, you don't need the gasoline to set in on fire............ Laugh LOL Laugh

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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#16 Posted : 06 November 2020 01:38:11(UTC)
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It's not fake news that I have a fake tree......Wink
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Offline Jimmy Thompson  
#17 Posted : 06 November 2020 13:28:32(UTC)
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Quote:
Bigdaddy wrote:
"It's not fake news that I have a fake tree...."


Same here, with lights already attached...even if I took it down, it would only be a matter of a few minutes...LOL Cool

Quote:
Henrik wrote:
"Löfven or Merkel? What other countries are involved in this opinion and product?"


...ahem...cough, cough...Blushing Blushing moment of embarrassed silence...
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Offline Bahnhof fan  
#18 Posted : 11 November 2020 00:23:58(UTC)
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What nut though this one up? Really?
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Offline Bahnhof fan  
#19 Posted : 11 November 2020 00:26:55(UTC)
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producer needs mental help!
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#20 Posted : 11 November 2020 11:01:33(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Purellum Go to Quoted Post
Cool

Originally Posted by: Bigdaddynz Go to Quoted Post
I haven't taken mine down from last year.... Christmas every day in the Bigdaddy house....


If it's a real tree, you don't need the gasoline to set in on fire............ Laugh LOL Laugh

I know you know Blink



Per

Cool




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Yes, but think how much better it would have gone with petrol !! Drool Drool OhMyGod

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Talk about a new pandemic !! RollEyes Laugh LOL LOL :


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyromania

https://www.psychologyto.../au/conditions/pyromania

https://www.healthline.com/health/pyromania
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Offline Jimmy Thompson  
#21 Posted : 11 November 2020 11:40:13(UTC)
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Reminds me of:
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LOL LOL
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Offline rogergags  
#22 Posted : 18 November 2020 06:24:11(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: kiwiAlan Go to Quoted Post
Has anyone watched the Marklin Christmas video yet? At least this year it has English subtitles when watched from the English pages.

Scroll well down to find the video.


Yep, lockdown madness has really set in...............
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Offline bph  
#23 Posted : 18 November 2020 10:51:55(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: rogergags Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: kiwiAlan Go to Quoted Post
Has anyone watched the Marklin Christmas video yet? At least this year it has English subtitles when watched from the English pages.

Scroll well down to find the video.


Yep, lockdown madness has really set in...............


I believe it's called German sense of humor.......
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Offline lgbjohann  
#24 Posted : 21 November 2020 07:33:05(UTC)
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Great video and needed right about now. Ridiculous in small anounts is a good thing every now and thenThumpUp
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Offline SteamNut  
#25 Posted : 21 November 2020 17:50:49(UTC)
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I liked the one (from last year?) with the old stationmaster better.
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Offline Jimmy Thompson  
#26 Posted : 21 November 2020 21:51:34(UTC)
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SteamNut,

Agreed! Something nostalgic about that one...Cool (2018, I think)
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Offline JohnjeanB  
#27 Posted : 21 November 2020 22:44:18(UTC)
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Hi
Initially I did not post a reply because IMO the video is a failure to make train lovers like us dream about christmas
Just browse at past Märklin ads. This was totally different I think

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Offline IanC  
#28 Posted : 22 November 2020 00:37:36(UTC)
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I think the cult status of "Dinner for One" does a lot to explain German humour.

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Offline kiwiAlan  
#29 Posted : 22 November 2020 11:47:19(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: JohnjeanB Go to Quoted Post

Just browse at past Märklin ads. This was totally different I think


Oh, the nostalgia, Dm29.50 for a 3003 ... Blushing
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Offline Copenhagen  
#30 Posted : 22 November 2020 15:10:24(UTC)
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I think the 2020 Märklin Christmas commercial is fine. Probably more directed at grown ups than at children.
Online hxmiesa  
#31 Posted : 23 November 2020 08:28:11(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: IanC Go to Quoted Post
I think the cult status of "Dinner for One" does a lot to explain German humour.

Huh? -I have almost grown up with that sketch being aired every new-years eve, in Denmark.
It seemed so BRITISH to me, that I never doubted that we (danes) were adopting -yet another- british habit. Googling it now, I see that it was not famous there ever.
Still, I dont see how this explains German humor, though... unless it is to say that they have almost NONE themselves, and adopts whatever foreign funnies they can get their hands on... ;-)

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