Growing up, I remember how my father would always leave enough room in the gas tank to put in a little bit of the STP fuel treatment. The only thing I knew about STP at that time was that they sponsored race cars because I had a special collectors set of Richard Petty cards I got with some UPCs.
And when I think about that and see this free Marvel Mystery Oil sample, I wonder if they ever thought of contacting Stan Lee to have some sort of tie in. You know, save up enough UPCs or bottle caps and get a free Spiderman action figure. So then the dad could take care of the car with the additive and the kid could get an action figure.
Sadly, it’s two different Marvels. And my dreams are once again squashed.
[via the forums]