I was able to snag one and love having it simply because it is a casting that is not done very often, if at all, in 1:64. But it has the usual Hot Wheel BLVD faults - too much money for a car that isn't that well done/poorly detailed for the money.
I keep going back and looking at the pictures. The biggest thing I see wrong are the wheels. They are way too big, which makes the wheel openings too big and throws off the whole proportions of the car. I will still get at least one, just because it is what it is.
Marty, I have that brochure too, plus the one on the big trucks from a couple of years before the Turbine car. My father worked for the dealership in OKC that got the Turbine before it went to the customer/tester in the city. Sorry, no pics of that.
I would get the Turbine if I found one. So far I've seen only first wave Boulevards in my area. Cool brochure. Reminds me of the huge collection of car brochures I had in my teens. I called up every carmaker under the sun and requested more info. In return I would get videos, DVD's and spiral bound books sent to my door, just for asking. With tighter advertising budgets, you don't see that anymore.
The thing about Hot Wheels, is they built they're reputation on being the iconic die cast toy car. Metal body, metal base, fancy paint and not much else. That's their schtick. And aside from the inclusion of Real Riders, that's essentially what the premium Hot Wheels are to this day. Which is why Mattel can get away with $4-5 for a solid hunk of metal with toy-like proportions and not much detail. They're die cast toys at adult collectible prices.
Here is the album cover from The Lively Set soundtrack.
It unfortunately doesn't have a picture of the real turbine car, just a futuristic drawing.
Now, for you younger people this is a vinyl Long PLay (LP) record. It spins on a record player at 33 1/3 rpms. A tone arm with a needle in it rests on the LP. Grooves in the LP vibrate the needle and sound comes out the speaker. When side 1 is finished, you must turn the LP over and start again.:wave:
I dig it Marty! I'm a young guy, but I've done enough thinking for myself to know that analogue produces the best sound. I've had a little vinyl collection going for years. Some records from the 60's like the soundtrack to Valley of the Dolls, including the title track by The Arbors, which was never on the record, or in the movie.
Dean Martin, Herb Alpert, the Ozark Mountain Daredevils debut album, and some others. Now I just need to find some equipment to listen to them on one of these days!