Saturday, May 07, 2011

Highland superstores



For a very long time, "baby-cakes" was a catch-phrase for me and my friends.

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Part of this spot reminds me of the Tom Waits episode of Fishing with John.



As you can see, we were still allowed to be culturally insensitive those days.



Classic comedic misdirection.



Hitchhiker's guide to cheap electronics.



Jilted by low prices!



As you can see, the bride finally succumbed.



Everyone got in on the act.



Everyone.



Christmas was always a big deal.



This one actually kinda scares me.



I miss these guys.

They did radio ads as well.

Double talker


Bully


Wimp


Sentence finisher


Scapegoat


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

50 watts per channel!

-danno

Chris Sobieniak said...

I miss Highland too. My parents used to go to them a lot.

Chris Sobieniak said...

One of their ads can be seen here in this series of commercial breaks I found on one of my mom's tapes!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3ddgeCnJzk

Chris Sobieniak said...

I remember there being one Highland location near Franklin Park Mall that ended up moving a couple blocks down to a, what I considered 'swanky' then, new building I saw in their commercials that had such an appealing design aesthetic. Apparently the building still exists today but it's for "ABC Warehouse" (the somewhat successor to Highland as far as I know, surprised they haven't been driven out of town by Best Buy at all, I guess it shows some people do care about who they buy their fridge from).
http://maps.google.com/maps?um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=ABC+Warehouse&fb=1&gl=us&hq=ABC+Warehouse&hnear=Toledo,+OH&ei=6XLGTayKFKL00gH2s6n6Bw&sa=X&oi=local_group&ct=image&resnum=2&ved=0CAQQtgMwAQ&iwloc=607131350392107860

Highlands said...

Good news, Highland Superstores is going to be reopening soon online. Looks us up on facebook in the meantime under Highland Superstores.
thanks

 
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