You may remember a post I wrote a while back that goes into great depth into what you can do creatively with a Vending Machine. If you don’t remember, here’s the post!
However in years of vending, I have never come across one so versatile as this. Some British people will know that when on the beach, especially abroad in South Africa etc, it is important to stay hydrated. It gets very hot, you get very thirsty, and an ice cold refreshment is the perfect answer. At this point, people will walk to the nearest cafe or vending machine, dig into their cool box, or run into the sea.
Lipton have combined two of these aspects in their recent Never Lose Your Cool campaign where they places a floating vending machine a short distance offshore with staff on it so people could swim over and cool off with an ice cold can.
Fear not environmentalists as there was a bin on board the vessel, and yes it was free so no handfuls of change were lost to the bottom of the ocean.
I really like this idea, but what will happen next to Vending Machines?! Will they drop one from Space in an attempt to beat Felix Baumgartner? Who knows…