Your Top 10 Fictional Brands

January 13th, 2012

A big thank you to our readers for casting your votes in our poll. The results are in and we’ve compiled the Top 10 Fictional Brands! We definitely saw some surprising results and we’d love to hear your thoughts. Some brands including Wonka, Duff Beer, Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans and Cheers were so popular that they became real brands. That just shows the strength and impact of great branding.

Drum roll please…based on your votes, here are the Top Ten Fictional Brands:

stark industries iron man logo10. Stark Industries
Stark Industries is the fictional corporation owned by the character Tony Stark, also secretly known as Iron Man. Stark Industries first appeared in stories by Marvel Comics, but the brand has been revitalized in recent years thanks to the Iron Man movies starring Robert Downey Jr.

ghost busters logo from movie on firehouse9. Ghost Busters
Ghostbusters was the name of the fictional small business in the 1984 movie of the same name. The sequel, Ghostbusters II was released in 1989. The multi-media franchise eventually led to Ghostbusters action figures, books, comic books, a television series, a video game and a theme park attraction.

vita-meat-avega-min logo i love lucy tv8. Vita-meata-vegamin
Vitameatavegamin is the fictional health tonic that appeared in the Lucy Does a TV Commercial episode of I Love Lucy. Perhaps the most famous episode of the show, TV Guide ranked it as #4 in “TV’s top 100 Episodes of All Time” in 2009.

Cheesy poofs south park carmen logo7. Cheesy Poofs
Cheesy Poofs are enjoyed by the fictional cartoon characters on the controversial TV show, South Park. In marketing style celebration of South Park’s 15th season, Cheesy Poofs were temporarily made by Frito Lay and sold in stores for a short time during 2011.

stay puft marhmello logo ghostbusters6. Stay Puft Marshmallow
The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man came to life in the film Ghostbusters when the fictional Stay Puft Marshmallow Corporation’s logo was possessed by, well, something ghostly. The squishy character’s life continued on after the Ghostbusters movies in the TV series The Real Ghostbusters as well as in a video game and toys.

kwik-e-mart logo from simpsons5. Kwik-E-Mart
Kwik-E-Mart is the fictional convenience store from the beloved animated series, The Simpsons. In 2007, eleven 7-Eleven stores temporarily became Kwik-E-Marts to promote The Simpsons movie!

dunder mifflin logo office with creed4. Dunder Mifflin
Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, Inc. was the fictional corporation from the TV series, The Office. In 2010, the brand evolved on the show when it was taken over by an electronics company and became known as Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, Inc. – A Division of Sabre.

wonka chocolate bar logo charlie and the chocolate factory3. Wonka
The Willy Wonka Candy Company is a real candy company that is now owned by Nestle. Nestle uses licensed material from the 1964 children’s book, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” as well as from the 1971 Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and 2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory films. The brand actually began in 1971 with the release of the first movie but was purchased by Nestle in 1988.

Duff Beer top fake brands2. Duff Beer
Duff Beer is the fictional brand of beer from the animated TV series, The Simpsons. Duff appears in numerous episodes of the show as Homer’s favorite beverage. The brand is represented on The Simpsons at the Duff Gardens amusement park and through Duffman, the brand’s brawny mascot.

acme logo from the road runner cartoon1. ACME Corporation
The fictional company ACME Corporation was widely used in many television shows but is perhaps best known for its appearance in the Looney Tunes Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote cartoons. Here’s a bit of history: beginning in the 1920s, the brand name Acme was used by a multitude of real American businesses that wanted their name to appear first in telephone directories. Some of them still exist today.

Here are some other fictional brands (in no particular order) that didn’t make the top ten, but are very notable. Many of these are suggestions from our readers. What did we miss? Comment below and let us know what you think of our results.

soul glo logo coming to americaMonster’s Inc. – from the animated film by Pixar

Soul Glo – from the movie Coming to America

Cheers – the TV show

The Enterprise – from Star Trek television shows and movies

Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans – oceanic airlines lost tv logofrom the Harry Potter Movies

Oceanic Airlines – from the television show Lost

The Peach Pit – from the Beverly Hills 90210 TV show

Nerd Herd and Buy More – from the TV show Chuck

big kahuna burger logo pulp fictionWayne Enterprises – from Batman Comics, television shows and movies

Big Kahuna Burger – featured in Quentin Tarantino’s movies

Finder-Spyder – seen in several TV shows

Mooby’s – in many of Kevin Smith movies mooby kevin smith movie logosuch as Dogma and Clerks II

Morely Cigarettes – a prop used in many movies

Strictland Propane – from The King of the Hill animated TV show

Slurm – from the cartoon Futurama

slurm futurama logo and canPizza Planet and Buzz Light Year – from the Toy Story movies

Central Perk – from the TV show Friends

Scooby snacks & Mystery, Inc. from the Scooby Doo! movies and TV shows

Heisler Beer – a prop seen on many tv shows
the enterprise logo from star trek
Shotz Beer = from the Laverne & Shirley TV Show

Hudson University – used in the Law & Order TV series

Krusty Burger – from The Simpsons

Crabby Patty – from the cheers tv show logo and graphicSpongeBob SquarePants cartoons

The Daily Planet – from the Superman comics, movies and many TV shows

VIP Candy- from the The Doris Day and Rock Hudson Movie Lover Come Back

Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs – strickland propane logo king of the hill cartoonfrom Calvin and Hobbes

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3 Responses to “Your Top 10 Fictional Brands”

  1. Mike says:

    Powdermilk Biscuits, the sponsor of Prairie Home Companion

  2. Hey, super top list dude! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Paul Kiesche says:

    Thanks Jonny! We had fun compiling it!

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