28 February 2013 @ 06:09 am
80s electronics from Finland  
akai

Nine more:

canon2

canon

fuji

maxell

tdk

konica

movingsound

yamaha

sony
(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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luke_russell: pic#93957263luke_russell on March 1st, 2013 12:31 am (UTC)
Akai is not Finnish, it is Japanese. The word means "red" in Japanese. They no longer manufacture anything as far as I know.
Emmuzka: English languageemmuzka on March 1st, 2013 04:38 am (UTC)
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.
pikkewyntjie: kittiespikkewyntjie on March 1st, 2013 10:21 pm (UTC)
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.
Zydee: stonezydee on March 3rd, 2013 12:59 am (UTC)
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.
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