80s electronics from Finland


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(Twix was re-named as Rider when it first came to Europe because the name was already in use. About ten years ago they re-re-named it back to Twix.)
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Akai is not Finnish, it is Japanese. The word means "red" in Japanese. They no longer manufacture anything as far as I know.
None of these products are Finnish. The ads are. The interesting thing in these is the English language thrown in to make them look young and cool, even when the ads are for Finnish speaking people.
Back in the 90s, I went through a spate of meeting Finns. Of course, some of them were friends of the Finns I already knew, but some weren't and I would introduce them to the Finns I already knew. I figured Finns and Finland were somehow part of my destiny so I studied a bit of Suomi. I thought it was really cool because it's not related to any Germanic or Latin languages.

Gradually, my Finnish friends either returned home or we just drifted apart and I haven't met a Finn since. Weird.
I'm just sitting here trying to imagine what'd happen if some starry-eyed American ad agency tried to run ads for home electronics featuring Commie revolutionaries.