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The Year’s Tastiest Ad? This Life-Size Benedict Cumberbatch Made of Chocolate

Through no fault of his own, the very Britishly named Benedict Cumberbatch has acquired a supremely weird fan base, which will only get worse with the unveiling of a milk chocolate sculpture in the Sherlock actor's likeness.

Giant Dragon Skull on British Beach Is a Game of Thrones Ad

The only thing scarier than a 12-foot-tall Colin Firth in a British lake is a 40-foot-long dragon skull washed up on a British beach. Beachgoers in Dorset were surprised to come across the latter on Monday—as a skull the size of a London bus suddenly appeared on Charmouth beach, part of Dorset's Jurassic coast, famous for its dinosaur fossils.Alas, it's not a real dragon skull—it's an ad from movie and TV streaming service BlinkBox, which is celebrating the arrival this week of the third season of HBO's epic Game of Thrones on its site. It took a team of three sculptors more than two months to design, construct and paint the skull, which was dreamed up by Taylor Herring, the same PR company that built the giant Mr. Darcy earlier this summer.The skull—perhaps the coolest Game of Thrones-related marketing since the dragon-shadow newspaper ad—was inspired by the scene in the series when Arya Stark discovers a dragon skull in the dungeons of King's Landing, the capital of the Seven Kingdoms.More images below and here. Via Copyranter.

Colin Firth, 12 Feet Tall and Dripping Wet, Is Britain’s Latest Giant Ad Star

Colin Firth is a solid choice for any ad. But a 12-foot-tall version of the Oscar winner rising from a lake, wet shirt sticking to his chiseled physique, is marketing gold. UKTV made the latter happen in London's Hyde Park this week—installing a giant statue of Mr.