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#1 Chip

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 09:58 PM

Wal-Mart has the new Transformers right next to the Cars stuff, and I've noticed that the Cars line now features several characters based on two cars I have long admired: the AMC Pacer and AMC Gremlin. There's just something charming about these cars; something very distinct from what we see on the road today. When will Hasbro close this AMC gap? And when will they advance this arms race by introducing a character based on the mighty AMC Javelin?

Edited by Chip, 01 August 2011 - 09:59 PM.


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Posted 01 August 2011 - 10:00 PM

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 10:07 PM

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 10:10 PM

I want a Le Car. I have fond memories of that car from my childhood. Ok, I have memories of it.


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Posted 01 August 2011 - 10:31 PM

QUOTE(Chip @ Aug 1 2011, 09:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wal-Mart has the new Transformers right next to the Cars stuff, and I've noticed that the Cars line now features several characters based on two cars I have long admired: the AMC Pacer and AMC Gremlin. There's just something charming about these cars; something very distinct from what we see on the road today. When will Hasbro close this AMC gap? And when will they advance this arms race by introducing a character based on the mighty AMC Javelin?


The Gremlin's secret mech-tech could be "EXPLODING GAS TANK"!

The Pacer's? "GREAT VISIBILITY!" and "PASSENGER DOOR SLIGHTLY LARGER THAN DRIVER'S SIDE!"

The Javelin though would be a cool one. My step-dad had a Javelin when I was a kid and I definitely liked it.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:04 PM

the old K car would make me laugh
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:17 PM

Only if the next director wills it so.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:28 PM

Oh, I thought this thread was going to be about how much better Breaking Bad is than anything else on television.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 05:35 AM

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 08:27 AM

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 11:51 AM

A Nissan Figaro, or Escargo would be awesome.
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Posted 02 August 2011 - 04:00 PM

QUOTE(ChessPieceFace @ Aug 2 2011, 12:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh, I thought this thread was going to be about how much better Breaking Bad is than anything else on television.

I thought it was going to be about the live-action movies performing significantly differently at a particular chain of cinemas from how they perform elsewhere.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 05:05 PM

The real fact of the matter is why would Bay utilize a defunct automaker who couldn't give him free stuff to drive?

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 05:17 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Aug 2 2011, 03:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The real fact of the matter is why would Bay utilize a defunct automaker who couldn't give him free stuff to drive?


Because Pacers are just that awesome.
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#15 Chip

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 09:04 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Aug 2 2011, 06:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The real fact of the matter is why would Bay utilize a defunct automaker who couldn't give him free stuff to drive?

I'd be perfectly happy with an unlicensed close-enough version, so it wouldn't have to be a movie thing.

Edited by Chip, 02 August 2011 - 09:04 PM.


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Posted 02 August 2011 - 09:13 PM

You know I'm completely floored that Bay missed the boat on custom car shops for Decepticons. So what if the main companies didn't like the idea of their car being a villain? Get custom shops to do what Hasbro does with toys. Modify the body and headlight designs enough to be not litigious, and add the "Decepticon" flair to it.

One thing I liked about Movie 'Scream is that he still altered part of the human design with his own thing which was a big "jive you I don't want to be identified as weak human equipment".

But, yes, on topic...


The more cars the merrier to me...


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Posted 02 August 2011 - 09:19 PM

QUOTE(Blacknife @ Aug 2 2011, 10:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You know I'm completely floored that Bay missed the boat on custom car shops for Decepticons.

Don't worry, the custom car shops got plenty of work making the Autobots' alt-modes look like giant toys because Hasbro didn't think realistic toy cars would sell.



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