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Im sure there are tons of great movie/TV cars you guys want to see. Seems that JL did a good job kicking this off with the F&F, Dukes, and Back to the Future stuff. What else would you guys like to see? I want a Vanishing Point white Challenger, Gone in 60 Seconds Eleanor, but most of all, I want these:

Mad Max Interceptor. This is the nice and squeaky clean version, but I'd also want the gritty, beat up one from the Road Warrior:



MFP Patrol Car:



Max's Beyond Thunderdome Truck:



Humungus' 6-wheeler--and YES, it would be cool to have these poor saps tied to the grilleguard!:

 

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There was a guy who had some resin casts if the v8 interceptor on the bay a while back....but I didbt get one when I should have,,,and I havent seen one in ages,,,,
 

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Im sure there are tons of great movie/TV cars you guys want to see.
Actually, none. The black or grey stuff we RACE on is a RACE track and only race cars should be on it. I love movies and some of the cars that featured in them, but any company that produces them as slot cars will be making less race cars. We need more race cars!!
 

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Define race car! That would be whatever I happen to be driven at the moment. :cool: Letem' have their fun. Lookin way back, it couldnt be worse than Aurora's batmobile, oh yeah I guess it could! Forgot about JL's remarkable improvement...... not. Jump forward. How about the lovely fit on recent AW cars? Yet still, I'd bet you'd take a Munster Mobile or a Dragula for a spin when nobody was lookin'. :rolleyes: A little Mad Max is a hundred times less worse than the Simpson's or Disney's "Cars". Take a look at that morphidite thing their calling a Mach 5. Ole Pop's racer is rollin' over in his grave. :cry: Could it really get any worse? If I had to pick one I'd have to say McQueen's Stang from Bullet.....Or did they already pop that one out?
 

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... If I had to pick one I'd have to say McQueen's Stang from Bullet.....Or did they already pop that one out?

Actually, Johnny Lightning has already done one, a not totally accurate version of it... but it's green and it's a 67-68 Mustang Fastback "à la Shelby"

 

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I've said this before and I'll say it again. Some guys will buy the "race cars", the gt40's, ferrari's, porsche, ect. Some will buy the muscle cars, and some will buy the off the wall stuff, trucks, movie cars, ect.
But when you take the kids into the hobby store, the lil's aren't grabbing for the "Dukes" cars.....not the muscle cars, I remember opening the first release of bowtie brigade, my 10 year old stepson almost fell off the chair when the chrome purple impala with the huge engine out the hood came out of the package. Jumped up and down when I opened a case of speed racer cars.
there's money in all forms guys, a good mix is whats needed and I feel that is what Tom Lowe has been doing.
 

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Well, put me in with the crowd that really likes movie slot cars. For me there's just something fun about driving around a slot car that resembles the movie car counterpart.

I honestly can't stand Fray style race cars.....butt ugly....and boring IMHO. I'd much rather have a car that resembles an actual car that I'd see driving on the street as my racer.....even if it prohibits me from racing in a "fray" style race.

I'd love to see Mad Max slots.... and there's alot of other movie possiblities...but unfortunately a hang over currently is limiting my brain wave function :freak:
 

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Well, put me in with the crowd that really likes movie slot cars. For me there's just something fun about driving around a slot car that resembles the movie car counterpart.

I honestly can't stand Fray style race cars.....butt ugly....and boring IMHO. I'd much rather have a car that resembles an actual car that I'd see driving on the street as my racer.....even if it prohibits me from racing in a "fray" style race.

I'd love to see Mad Max slots.... and there's alot of other movie possiblities...but unfortunately a hang over currently is limiting my brain wave function :freak:
Explain what you mean by Fray style racer. If you mean where the wheels stick out by miles then I don't like those either. When I put a car down on a slot car layout that joins itself (a circuit) I like it to be a good looking race car. I cannot understand why I'm in such a minority.
 

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When I put a car down on a slot car layout that joins itself (a circuit) I like it to be a good looking race car. I cannot understand why I'm in such a minority.
I agree with wanting good looking race cars, but I don't think we are in the minority, I just don't think the good looking race cars are available. Look at what Carrera and Scalextric are producing (and selling) in large quantities for 1/32nd. The market is there but is not being addressed. Perhaps it is licensing fees that are hindering the production.

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zanza said:
Actually, Johnny Lightning has already done one, a not totally accurate version of it... but it's green and it's a 67-68 Mustang Fastback "à la Shelby"

Hi Zanza, Thanks for making my point(s) that - A. I'm not losing my mind, somebody did pop the bullet out. :freak: And B. It looks no more like the actual car than I look like Steve McQueen. :p Dang it guys! Ed is right on the money. The appeall of "cartoony" cars for the youngsters is a big money maker. Much like the toy in a McDonald's happy meal these cars get my grandkids all geeked up for a good race! I feel that anything that gets the kids away from the Playstation and exposes them to a 3D hobby has to be a good thing. Any exposure to sportsmanship, craftsmanship is a positive. The kids can wait to develope their elder counterparts bias' ; as witnessed by this thread, until they get a little older. Anything that perpetuates our hobby, especially by capturing the hearts and minds of fresh blood has to be a good thing. :thumbsup: Thanks Ed, for reminding me of the light in Jimmy and Ivy's eyes. It doesnt matter "what" we're racin'. It only matters "that" we're racin'! If you dont like what the manufacturer is producing? Make your own! Again evidenced by the overwhelming creativity in this group! Still, the child in me longs for a slot car Happy Meal geared towards the tastes of fussy old grampas. :dude: Probably should'nt hold my breath, huh? BH
 

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Montoya1 said:
Explain what you mean by Fray style racer. If you mean where the wheels stick out by miles then I don't like those either.
Yep, that's the exact style I was referring to......

Montoya1 said:
When I put a car down on a slot car layout that joins itself (a circuit) I like it to be a good looking race car. I cannot understand why I'm in such a minority.
Ok, I'm not sure what you mean by this......because all of my slot cars have no problem holding to the track.....if you drive them correctly. Beauty has always been in the eye of the beholder....... I just prefer to see a normal street type of car used in a race......as opposed to some wierd monstrosity of a lexan body.

I honestly don't think that you're in the minority........there are just so many levels of racing in this hobby.....heck, even the term "racing" could be disected to have several meanings.

For me this hobby is about minature realism.......for others it's about the quest for Mach 1 on a tabletop.......
 

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JL has already done a white Challenger....
And since JL did not specify that it was a "Vanishing Point" car, no licencing problems...
The rest is up to you...
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There was a guy who had some resin casts if the v8 interceptor on the bay a while back....but I didbt get one when I should have,,,and I havent seen one in ages,,,,

Yeah, I bought one and havent built it yet. I forgot to ask if it was a slosh cast, which it was. It wasnt TOO bad for that method, but still it was lumpy in some spots, wafer thin in others. And its not a legitimate Interceptor, just a JL die cast muscle car (a 1st generation javelin, i think) gussied up with some add on bits to give the impression. After scoring a die cast JL fox body mustang to cast, I figured out right there how he got the approximate look of the MM car's custom front clip. Ill build it someday, but a well-made Max set is what Im really craving!
 

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Montoya1 said:
Actually, none. The black or grey stuff we RACE on is a RACE track and only race cars should be on it. I love movies and some of the cars that featured in them, but any company that produces them as slot cars will be making less race cars. We need more race cars!!
I see your point, but Im not suggesting cutting out race decorated cars at all, Im just suggesting variety. Lifelike makes most all NASCAR stuff which has no appeal to me at all. Tomy's bodies outside of the PT cruiser and cop car are all race cars. Mattel has turned tyco into a joke. AW is the only company that seems to want to step up to the plate and offer a buffet of different stuff to appeal to different tastes and thats the ONLY way this hobby will continue to grow.

I can feel the flames coming, but I think that the F&F series was a brilliant idea, but should have been saved for the super III. Love them or hate them, those tuner body styles are what younger kids are more familiar with, and have a real shot at someday owning so what better way to snare them in? Trouble is, the XT chassis is too maintenance-needy and takes more skill to drive than a young kid is likely to deal with now. Which is why the super III would've been the perfect chassis for that.
 

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Everyone always picks the obvious.Ohhhhh,ohhhh,Herbie The Love Bug please Tom Lowe.
How about some way out to lunch stuff.

Like:
The van that those dopey kids were driving in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Or who could forget:
The Pontiac that Roy Scheider pancaked underneath that semi trailer in the movie "The Seven Ups".

And top of my list:

The Buford Pusser from "Walking Tall" death car.


:wave:

Mike
 
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