(pictured above is a movie theater that fans covered the walls with birthday advertisements, costing hundreds of dollars)
This year, Baidu V (a Chinese fansite) collected a total of $153 873 (USD) and are using it to shower V with gifts...
1. Leica Camera
Baidu V, acknowledging V’s love of photography, gifted him the world’s fastest aspherical lens, the NOCTILUX – M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH Lens valued at $10,795.00 (USD), along with a Leica M10 Camera valued at $6 895.00 (USD).
2. Jaeger-LeCoultre Watch ($39 100 USD)
3. Times Square
Birthday Ads (Starting at $22 688 USD)
Baidu V also bought V a week’s worth of billboard space in New York’s Times Square, wanting to put their love for him on display.The fanmade ads were displayed from December 23rd to December 30th, playing every 30 minutes.
We can only imagine the cost of this gift as monthly ad space for the Reuters building (the one with multiple screens as seen below) starts at $30 000 (USD) a month and the Nasdaq signage starting at $60 750 (USD) a month.