Super 8 Viral Update: New Rocket Poppeteers Website Launch
Ooh I get so excited when a new viral that actually kicks ass comes into play! You probably heard about the Rocket Poppeteers ice cream trucks that made an appearance at Comic-Con last weekend, delivering ice cream treats and swag in hopes of building some early viral buzz for J.J. Abrams' Super 8. Not long after that unveiling, an actual website for the ice cream company has launched at rocketpoppeteers.com. This is the latest major news (via MovieViral) since finding the Scariest Thing I Ever Saw site. There's not much on the new site except for a sign-up form for "New Recruits" to a top secret Rocket Poppeteers project. I'm in!
When you visit the site it shows a basic Flash intro page with a choice of either enlisting to "Join the Rocket Poppeteers Ranks" or "Fly the Rocket SSF1" which is currently grayed out as "Coming Soon." On the sign-up page, you can either sign up as a "New Recruit" or fill out a "Candidate Verification" form for those who are already candidates (to become an astronaut?). I'm not sure where this will lead, but it's quite interesting to see each step, especially knowing that it eventually leads to the arrival of some alien species on our planet. Gives me chills just thinking about it. Check out the site and we'll keep you updated on all of the latest news!