This week’s Most Requested has been hijacked by me yet again. It was kind of a spur of the moment decision based entirely on something awesome I witnessed today and another selfish request to see a toy made that I want specifically. So this week, I’m nominating the Old Spice Guy, Isaiah Mustafa.
On February 4th 2010, Old Spice released the first commercial that took their advertising in a bold and very different direction. The Man Your Man Could Smell Like showcased Isaiah moving from the shower, to a boat, to sitting on a horse backwards, all in one seamless take. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, he did all this while persuading the women of the world to buy some Old Spice so their men can finally smell like a real man, even if they don’t look like one.
This was the beginning of an internet sensation. Mustafa’s perfect build, commanding voice, over the top delivery, and spectacular feats of manliness has won him (and Old Spice) thousands of fans around the world. Just look at their YouTube page, the Old Spice channel is currently the fourth most subscribed to sponsor of all time. Apple is number five. Isaiah is so manly that he beat the Steve (The Juggernaut) Jobs. Think about that for a second. Old Spice is more popular than the iPhone. That’s not just a manly feat, that’s right up there with the Trials of Hercules (the actual myth, not the TV show. Sorry Kevin Sorbo).
So who better than the manliest man on the interwebs to get his own figure? He should be scaled six inches and have a minimum of twenty points of articulation. He should be wearing only shorts, but come with a towel to wrap over them. Accessories, you ask? Anything a real man should come with: a power saw, giant fish, crown, chainsaw, barbed wire, a giant cell phone from the 80s, barbells, a pirate piñata, and of course a bottle of Old Spice. Then there’s the awesome Bathroom Playset, where he can stand in front of his shower, hands on hips, in a pose of ultra masculinity. And don’t forget the horse, Mustafa needs his trusty steed.
If you still don’t know who Isaiah Mustafa is, check out the Old Spice channel on YouTube. You’ll be glad you did, and maybe even a bit manlier for it.
16 thoughts on “Most Requested Figures: Isaiah Mustafa (The Old Spice Guy)”
Yes, but The Most Interesting Man In The World did it first, and blindfolded. 🙂
I’d like an Old Spice Two Pack of Isaiah Mustafa and Bruce Campbell.
Yes Bruce Campbell!
Yay, Old Spice! 😀
He’s hot, but I’d pick Mike Rowe over him anyday.
Oh hohohohohohohohohohohohoho! a Mike Rowe… Now that’s a figure that will make me play like a kid again… I’d put him through so much crap a la Dirty Jobs…
I’d buy it. Life-size preferably…
This is a funny and horrible suggestion at the same time.
This campaign is genius. I just watched the newest commercial with the log-rolling and the laughter just wouldn’t stop.
I’m down for him.
I had no idea who this guy was but… thanks alot guys one video all of a sudden I was spending an… amount of time watching his video’s. He definitely deserves one. But it has to smell of Old Spice!
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