|Ads Camp Guitar|
|Release date||November 19th, 2010|
|Value||Habbox Rare Values|
The Ads campguitar is a super rare poster on Habbo. Is was given out as a competition prize for the first Camp Rock campaign of 2008, to coincide with the film's release; Camp Rock (Wikipedia). This item is a promotional piece of furniture, though one that has lost its branding over the years, causing it to have several stages of appearance. Like many promotional items, the item name needs updating. This is because it has the prefix (ads_), noting its promotional origins, though it is better known as the 'Camp Rock Guitar' or simply 'Camp Guitar'.
Although this item has only seen one release date, the brand has been associated with Habbo more than once, affecting the appearance and fate of the Camp Guitar over time.
Alongside the Camp Rock film premier in the summer of 2008, Habbo began a promotional campaign which introduced this new poster item. This asked Habbos to design and formulate their own band, with poster and songs to boot:
"We are challenging YOU to create your very own Rock Band Poster, to promote a gig here in Habbo Hotel. All you need to do to take part is... - form a group of 5 members. - nominate the 1 leading member. - come up with a band name. - produce some rock songs. - Create an A4 size poster that promotes a gig your band could do in Habbo Hotel. The poster might include: the band name, venues for the gigs, band members posing, song titles, dates and times and anything else you want to include. The poster does not need to promote a real gig. It can be completely made up but it must be based on what a poster could be like if you were performing a gig inside Habbo Hotel. Once you have done all of that, the band leader should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject CAMP ROCK. The email will be used to register the band in the Camp Rock competition. "
There were 46 winners in all for the poster design competition on the UK hotel, these are as listed below:
Camp Rock returned as a promotional brand post-merge during the release of the second film, Camp Rock II. This time, however, winners (by group entry) won a signed trophy, as opposed to the poster.
Strangely, the branding for the poster had already been altered before this second release (see below), perhaps due to legal reasons that allowed the association of the furniture with one film only, either way, the Camp Rock Guitar was not available again after 2008.
Value & Status
The appearance of this item has changed over time, before remaining as we know it today. Firstly, with the original Camp Rock branding and logo, before having the logo removed sometime around late 2008 or early 2009. This meant that it became indistinguishable from the lesser rare item, the 'V Guitar' - only by name. On the 7th August 2009, an addition was made to the item, in the form of a new frame with four characters within. These are made to look not dissimilar to the lead cast of the original film, though without specifying branding, the name was also altered later to ads_campguitar; also lesser specific.
As only 46 of this item were won, today it has become a seldom seen Super Rare. Many having likely suffered abandonment on banned or lost accounts over the years, it is lower in circulation than before - though estimates on its current number vary. A staple in promotional furniture collectors rooms, it is sometimes seen in casinos too, often displayed alongside other super posters (such as theInfobus).