This is incredible, somewhat shocking news. Love it!
Can't wait for this baby to come out
This is incredible, somewhat shocking news. Love it!
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It looks really nice! I'll have to wait and see how much Matty charges for this before I decide if I'll actually get it. It looks a bit pricey!
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If it's any more than $50, I won't buy it. I'm a completist, but the price will make me a non-completist. And this is one of my all-time favorite vehicles.
It doesn't cost them that much. Their griping about tooling, etc. is garbage. They do it so they can justify pricing all of their toys so high (Mattel's prices are crazy across the board).
It looks finished.
It's not a protoype.
Do you think they mean to release it in the 4th Quarter of THIS year?? Is that possible?? I mean, why show it off now? And, again, it doesn't look like a prototype.
I love that there is a place for a figure's feet under the back end, where they can hold on with their hands. The vintage one sort of let you put the figure on the back, and then cram their legs in above the wheels... this one is MUCH better!!!
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Tooling for ANYTHING is very, very expensive. A tool for a very basic form that is just vacuum molded can cost around $3,000. The tool for a figure can run up to $100,000. The tool is one of the most expensive part of producing something in plastic. That's why you see a lot of companies sculpt figures and then they never go into production. Sculpting is relatively cheap compared to making the tool!
Now, this vehicle should probably come in the $40 - $50 range. The reason being that it's essentially two hollow plastic shells joined together. Even if they keep all the paint apps on it (and there are quite a few! And I'm assuming what was stickers on the old toys will be printed on) there won't be any action features so it shouldn't been horribly expensive.
The thing that might drive up costs will be labor. Labor in China is getting more expensive by the day and will likely continue to get more expensive. Hopefully MOTU figures won't rise in price too much. I think they've definitely got some padding in there considering how much their production runs have gone up. But an item like this could be more expensive to produce in late 2011 (assuming that is what they meant) than it would be this year.
All that being said, I'm with you. $50 is my break point with something like this. Between price and the space it'll take up... vehicles will be a luxury for me.
And we already know from the slides at the panel that they are talking about 4th quarter 2011, not 2010-
HOLY CRAP! HOLY CRAP! HOLY CRAP! HOLY CRAP! HOLY CRAP! HOLY CRAP! HOLY CRAP!
Move over GI Joe ARAH, we just got ourselves the best toyline ever.
If I didn't mention it, HOLY CRAP!!!!!!
No thats not true! It always was the best toyline ever
That looks so cool - I don't know where I'm going to put it though if I get one
Big thanks to Heidi for sprucing up the 1st post!
secondly I may be mistaken as I can't tell but the detailing that used to be stickers looks like it's SCULPTED on - particularly the dragon deco. very hard to tell but the tail part looks 3d.
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The SDCC reveals were good but there were no Holy Crap moments until I saw this. Pure awesomesauce. I don't care what the price is, I will stil buy at least 2.
Last years SDCC WOW! moment for me was Trap Jaw, this year it is the Battle Ram. I've got things to do but I don't want to leave this thread or stop looking at the pics
Oh my God...It's beautiful, sometimes I really can't believe how much I'm loving this toy-line. Thank you to everyone involved in creating this!
That is freaking awesome, I was just talking as soon as I heard about a vehicle later in 2011 that I hoped to have attack trak or battle ram
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Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!!!!!! That was my most wanted vehicle by far and it is spectacular!!!!!
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Are we getting this, holy cow man this is going to be awesome. Its the 1980's all over again,time to get my "frankie say relax T-shirt out.
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It's simply outstanding!!!
I cannot imagine how much big is it...
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My excitement for this still hasn't quelled. My first and only Battle Ram from the vintage line was one I picked up by pure luck in an op shop when I was just a little one many moons ago. It was just the sled and tank part, not decals and no missile.
This thing is a beast. Only 12+ months to go
Gawd. I'm totally excited about this thing. I also want a GREEN EVIL WARRIORS VERSION!
Can't remember....did they show figures at SDCC??
Maybe Marzo as an archenemy was the biggest thing to happen to Mekaneck, but as far as Marzo was concerned...it was Tuesday.
I'm all for this, hopefully we can get some additional sleds (maybe a 2 pack) as well though since they'll have the molds.
The Four Horsemen have spoken out about the Battle Ram. It's not an "official" Mattel product (yet, anyway) hence why it was with their stuff and not Mattel's...
I have a short write up on it along with links to other pics in my SDCC Coverage - http://www.itsalltrue.net/?p=8005That’s ours. We created that to present to Mattel just to see what the possibilities of doing a vehicle might be. Like it? Let Mattel know & you may get it!
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