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Wouldn't it be great if Polar Lights got licencing from Disney to do new
sculpts of The Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribean?!!
I could see a pirate in the likeness of Jonny Depp battling a pirate skeleton,
in a diorama, and Glow in the Dark transluscent Ghosts for the Haunte Mansion!
I think they would be good sellers. Anyone else?
 

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I think that this thread topic comes up at least once a month!
It has been beaten to death Mitch! :rolleyes:

I would love to see these come out as kits...original or re-issued but MPC hasn't given up the molds on the POTC kits.
I personally think that the POTC kits are a bit small and don't really care for the ZAP action either. I'd like bigger sculpts more true to the ride like the prisoners in the cell with the dog holding the keys or the pirate skeleton steering the ship with the big wheel! Or maybe....
"We Want The Red-head"! :lol:
We'll see....

MMM :wave:
 

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Personally , I would prefer newer original sculpts over the MPC versions
anyways. If I'm beating a dead horse around here, sorry. It's bean kind
of slow over here and I'm just trying to get things moving again! :tongue:
 

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I'd like both series -- but as Dave said, if we're serious, we'd need to send our begs to AMT/ERTL as they own the old MPC molds.

I'd prefer either the original kits or new ones based on the rides, not the movies. Somehow a kit with Eddie Murphy being chased by a ghost does nothing for me, and I think in this case generic figures are more suitable than famous faces.

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I e-mailed AMT last week asking for them to re-release the Pirates models and here was the response I got:

"Thanks for your comments. Your suggestion has been forwarded to Product Development."

If you want them, e-mail AMT at [email protected] and tell them. Oh yeah, and be polite.


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ost15jr said:
I'd prefer either the original kits or new ones based on the rides, not the movies. ...
Definately the rides, not the movies and then Disney can have these kits sitting in the stores outside of the rides for sale. Think of the thousands of people that would walk by these kits as they exit the ride. I'd buy them!
If they made up a diorama possibly...then I'd buy more than one!

Very cool idea! I wish I thought of it! :lol:

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new sculpts for both series would be terrific . glow in the dark and transluscent parts ....heck yeah !!!
doesn't look like Racing Champions ( AMT ) is wanting to cash in with their molds .
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>It has been beaten to death Mitch!

Avast there! Seems it be not quite dead yet, you bloomin' cock-er-roacher!

>the pirate skeleton steering the ship with the big wheel!

I'd buy that one in a heartbeat. Or maybe I should say ...

Arrrr! I'd love to get me hands on that little beauty, so I would! Pillage it right out from under you, I tell ya true!

Qapla'

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Whiter said:
I e-mailed AMT last week asking for them to re-release the Pirates models and here was the response I got:

"Thanks for your comments. Your suggestion has been forwarded to Product Development."

If you want them, e-mail AMT at [email protected] and tell them. Oh yeah, and be polite.


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I got the exact same response.

But maybe if we ALL keep bombarding them with letters/e-mails it'll make a difference.
 

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AFILMDUDE said:
I got the exact same response.

But maybe if we ALL keep bombarding them with letters/e-mails it'll make a difference.
I also got that response. I'd bet everyone else did as well.
They could have said worse, I guess.
 

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If you asked them what time it is you would get the same response. LOL!

Anyway, Great Idea! Would love Pirates and Haunted Mansion kits. Licensing is probably very expensibe though. And with our luck, Disney would want them as exclusives in Disney Stores only.

James :)
 

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JamesDFarrow said:
Licensing is probably very expensibe though. And with our luck, Disney would want them as exclusives in Disney Stores only.

James :)
Well, if PL ever does get the Disney license - maybe they'll re-release The Bellringer under it's proper name and with the original Anthony Quinn box art - since Disney has recently issued the DVD of the 1957 film version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame - starring Anthony Quinn.
 

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>Licensing is probably very expensibe though.

Could be ... but consider that they have a license for the Herbie product. This indicates that Disney will sell licenses for individual product lines, which only makes sense. In other words, PL could theoretically get a license for, say, POTC rather than an all-encompassing "Disney" license.

There's expensive, and then there's expensive!

Qapla'

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AFILMDUDE said:
But maybe if we ALL keep bombarding them with letters/e-mails it'll make a difference.
I did!....It can't hurt! :freak:
 

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I'd like both series -- but as Dave said, if we're serious, we'd need to send our begs to AMT/ERTL as they own the old MPC molds.
:dude:
Revell owns the surviving classic Universal monster molds and we saw thier re-release via Polar Lights distribution. Why can't PL enter into a similar agreement with RC if they do in fact still retain the old MPC molds and distibute the Pirate/Mansion kits?
 

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Personally, I don't see why not!

Actually, I get the impression that it was a pain coordinating the whole PL/RM monster kit thing, and PL doesn't want the hassle again (I may be wrong, and Dave has actually said that PL still has a good relationship with RM). So I don't think we'll see that kind of team-up again for awhile.
 

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It wasn't a pain as much as a change in policy by the then-new owners of RM. PL was very pleased with the relationship and would welcome it again. Now that RM has another owner, who knows? I sure don't.

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Considering the fact that the film was such a hit, I would think it would make good business sense for somebody to re-release this line of kits, whether it be PL, Ertl, or Disney themselves. Not only would we fans of the original kits buy them, but a new generation of fans as well. I'm probably over-simpifying here, but start-up costs wouldn't be as much as starting a new line from scratch because they already have the molds...unless...perhaps the original molds no longer exist?
 

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Hi folks.....new guy here. I'd love to see this too...... infact, I was so obsessed with seeing some quality haunted mansion maquette sculpts, that I got tired of waiting and decided to make some of my own for my own private collection!

I based my sculpts off of the origional 1969 HM attraction poster featuring the 3 Hitch Hiking Ghosts. Although I'm not quite finished yet, what I have so far can be viewed here: http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/morbidious/detail?.dir=f080&.dnm=7216.jpg&.src=ph

To view more, just click prev or next. :wave:
 
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