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Posted 7/22/2005 1:54:53 PM


DH was once A mail order bride...............

DH was once A mail order bride...............


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Dave, Did mattel ever have plans for a 1/6 89 remote control ?Isnt tyco and mattel the same?
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Posted 7/22/2005 7:04:55 PM
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Yes, Tyco is located now here on the west coast INSIDE the Mattel design center. I have at home the one 1989 prototype RC we worked on in Hot Wheels. We didn't have much time to start from the beginning so we purchased a Richman's Batmobile, stripped out the mechanicals and electronics, added lot's of accurate detailing, and re-painted it. It's purpose was only to get buy-off from senior management and possibly go into production. IF it got the green light, we would have started with an all new body instead of Richman's and went from there. Well, about this time the anouncement was made that a new Batman film was in pre-production and WB told us to stop everything on the 1989 stuff and make room for the Tumbler. That's why there's no batmissle, 1989 RC, cocoon, etc. The Tyco guys for sure would have done an 89 but the big WB makes the final call on what they want to promote at the time and that's why you have now a 1/6 and jumping tumbler.
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Posted 7/22/2005 7:06:46 PM


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Both poorly modeled, although the jumping feature is pretty dang cool.
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Posted 7/22/2005 7:11:47 PM
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Carl,

The 1/18 diecast cocoon never made it past that resin prototype model. engineering estimates told us how much it would weigh, cost, etc. It was shelved before any molds or tools were made. I wouldn't count out the batmissle and other 1989 stuff. Basically the fever needs to die down a bit over Batman Begins and I'm sure they'll go back to the "collector" Batman vehicles. BUT, if they announce a Batman Begins sequel, all resources will again go towards that film's vehicles. Frustrating? Sometimes if you're a 1989 fan
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Posted 7/22/2005 7:14:17 PM
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"Both poorly modeled, although the jumping feature is pretty dang cool."

Yup, it sucks big time. With no fan watching over this stuff...this is what happens. I've already torn apart the action figure and 1/6 model for accurate re-building.
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Posted 7/22/2005 9:03:40 PM


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Thanks again for the info Dave. I'm not that big a fan of the Tumbler. Its cool... it's just not as cool as the 1989 car to me.

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Carl
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Posted 7/22/2005 10:29:13 PM
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Me too...ask Jack
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Posted 7/22/2005 11:11:00 PM


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Posted 7/22/2005 11:44:47 PM


DH was once A mail order bride...............

DH was once A mail order bride...............


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Dave do you have some buddies there still, you could push the idea again. I am kind of bias, but I thought the 89 stuff sold rather well.
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Posted 7/22/2005 11:50:13 PM


DH was once A mail order bride...............

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Yea I am there with you on that tumbler stuff. Even that huge 1/6 walmart exclusive $119.oo lighted action 7.2 volt remote control one.:confused
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