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Posted 7/12/2005 9:37:18 AM


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Is there any update on how this is going to look or an official release date?

I saw one for sale on Ebay, but I'm questioning it since in the previous posts, it looks like there were still some last minute changes/corrections going on.....

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Posted 7/12/2005 11:24:22 AM


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Final product should look like this?

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Posted 7/12/2005 12:04:36 PM
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There wasen't enough time in the schedule to fix the paint issues, so I'm guessing it'll be a running change later in the fall. The pics I took of an earlier model are the same as production. Time to get a small brush and some hobby paint and get rid of the gold bling. I received 2 from Ehobbies about a week and a half ago, didn't anyone else get one?
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Posted 7/12/2005 12:14:27 PM


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eHobbies website says it arrives in August.
How did you get it already?

I put the link in the collection page.
I really need to update the collection page to include all other hot wheels toys that came out.











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Posted 7/12/2005 1:43:01 PM


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I don't mind having to touch up the paint, but the front tires still look a bit oversized...is that a planned correction as well?
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Posted 7/12/2005 6:09:07 PM


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I'll have to get myself one of these Hot Wheels Tumblers... it'll look nice along-side my '89 Keaton car.
eHobbies, huh? Hmmmm...

Has anyone else here received the Tumbler model kit by Bandai?
I brought in two right from Japan, and have built one... awesome detail (as the prototype pics show...) Proportions seem dead-on.
It's tiny, of course... required the use of tweezers and such here and there during assembly (although nimble, partly from a lot of guitar playing, I haven't got the smallest/thinest of fingers...) but the payoff is great.
I decided NOT to try to re-do the black with an airbrush (it would have been my first time airbrushing...) so I just used the supplied black-moulded parts, and detail painted the brass/silver bits.
I'm thinking I'll do some practise painting, and then do the second model of the Tumbler in the Camo paint scheme...

If anyone wants, I'll find a place to put some pics of the completed Bandai model so that I can link them here - or is there some type of hosting here? I just noted the 'Image upload' control above.

BTW: this is my first post - nice place. Caters to my instant obsession with the Tumbler. Just got the smaller Tyco R/C yesterday, too: had to bring it in from the US, as it's nowhere to be seen around here in Canada at this point... and the big 'purple' one as well...
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Posted 7/12/2005 6:14:22 PM


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Welcome Steve.

Have you seen this link?
http://www.chickslovethecar.com/replies.asp?page=1&splash=T&strID=556&txtSearch=







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Posted 7/12/2005 6:46:40 PM


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Thanks for pointing me the way.
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Posted 7/13/2005 3:51:51 AM


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So the steering wheel actually turns the front tires around?

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Posted 7/13/2005 9:06:55 AM
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Hello All,

I received my Tumber from Ehobbies.com on Monday. First impressions are that it just isn't as "cool" as the Hotwheels '89 replica. My major gripes, not including the gold accents and the other inaccurate details, already discussed in this thread, are that despite what the description reads...the front wheels *definitely* don't steer. They "roll" but that is it. Second, I know the sliding canopy had to be an engineering nightmare on the "real" car, let alone on a scale model...but it is almost not worth having it open at all. It barely opens enough to even see *part* of the interior. The model comes with a "rubber band" that keeps tension on the piece where the windsheild is. I cut the rubber band thinking it was keeping the pieces from sliding back further. It doesn't. Not sure I'd recommend cutting the band, even though it does look bad! The interior that you *can* see is very basic, no decals, no painted details, just black plastic. It'll be easy to detail someday if I ever take it apart though because what's there does look fairly accurate.
On the positive side, it does look pretty cool sitting next to the '89, and Hotwheels did a decent job on the overall shape for $23.
Just my opinion
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