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08/30/2010 05:33 AM ID: 85282 Permalink   

It´s a Giant Test of Skill


For a marketing stunt, Carlton Draught (Beer Company) plans to build a giant skill-tester in the grounds of the Melbourne Cricket Ground they´ll call it the "Magnatron". Normally full of cheap plush toys. This one holds a 1.5-tonne ute (pick-up truck).

Standing about 10 stories tall and controlled by a 30m crane holding a magnet weighing three quarters of a tonne that is capable of Picking up the ute and other prizes including TVs, BBQs and ATM holding $5000 Cash.

Operating like a regular skill tester game with simple directional buttons, Prizes will be lifted up above the enclosure and then lowered onto a special "drop zone" next to the giant game.
A crane supervisor will monitor the Game for safety.

    WebReporter: veya_victaous Show Calling Card      
ASSESS this news: BLOCK this news. Reason:
How are the TV´s going to react after being exposed to a gigantic magnetic field.


  by: VermiciousG     08/30/2010 07:17 AM     
How is a tv going to react to a "drop zone"? The magnet should be okay.... as long as you dont move the tv around real fast. they must attach it to some iron thing or something anyway i think.
  by: ReasonableAtheist   08/30/2010 08:11 AM     
  more info  
@Verm ´Ute´ is Aussie for Pick-up truck except ours are cooler

And they are putting all prizes in Steel boxes the magnet would actually rip the roof of a car if you tried to pick it up. I assume that the prize in the machine is a substitute of the one you get, its cross promoting the Toyota Hilux the calls its self unbreakable in its ads so I think the ´Drop Zone´ might me quite a Drop. it is going to be setup at the AFL(football) grand final.

[ edited by veya_victaous ]
  by: veya_victaous     08/31/2010 12:44 AM     
"Standing about 10 stories tall and controlled by a 30m crane holding a magnet weighing three quarters of a tonne that is capable of Picking up the ute and other prizes including TVs, BBQs and ATM holding $5000 Cash."

is not a sentence.
  by: bigmeanies   08/31/2010 01:28 AM     
  I gotta..  
Get my wife there! She can win two prizes with one quarter routinely!
Like Spongebob and being the crane!
  by: laura630   08/31/2010 05:52 AM     
  I want to play with it.  
I wonder how many women wear underwire bras? It will be fun to find out.
  by: walter3ca   08/31/2010 09:54 AM     
Used to destroy monitors and TVs... I haven´t had a newer LCD that I wanted to risk messing up lately..but hopefully they are using proxy prizes in that case.

As far as the "drop zone," it sounds like the things are being lowered to the ground.. I doubt there´s much of a drop at all.
  by: Pyronius     08/31/2010 01:34 PM     
its is in Australia you Flaming Poofta!

and as you haven´t put anything towards the site shut the F@#k up and post and article with proper English if your g-string is so tight your going to cry because of poor grammar and lack of comma´s.

In Case you didn´t notice there was bugger all posted the other week, Step up and do something, other than making other people think posting for F-wits like you isn´t worth the hassle.
  by: veya_victaous     09/01/2010 12:51 AM     
  indestructible hilux  
"However when asked if Toyota had tested the HiLux´s durability in a giant arcade game, Mr Breen said: "No, we haven´t done that yet. "Emphasis on the ´yet´.""

not necessary. hasn´t anyone seen top gear??
  by: midgica   09/01/2010 01:52 AM     
sounds like fun might just buy there beer to have a chance at having ago at this :)
  by: stonedwookie   09/01/2010 02:58 AM     
  Almost had it!  
Imagine... You pick up a brand new 2011 Chevy (or whatever Truck you like), but just by the tip of the tailgate. It just barely holds on with its supermagnet by the ball hitch. It gets to the top, and when it rocks to move into the drop off zone, you see your precious prize plummet to ground and explode into thousands of pieces. Would make a nice tube video :)
  by: Rokkumon   09/04/2010 01:06 AM     
  @ Veya Victaous  
Composing a sentence with correct spelling, punctuation and grammar is no hassle at all.
  by: Maggie the Cat   09/04/2010 10:10 PM     
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