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Old 06-13-2012, 06:45 PM   #1
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Hasbro Motorcycle w/sidecar prototype?

On the heels of the recent mine cart and young Indy prototypes that showed up on eBay, Rebelscum user "Aussie Nick" posted these images of a prototype German motorcycle w/sidecar:







He supposedly has some other prototypes he will be revealing in the near future.

I'm no expert on these things, but damned if that sidecar doesn't look nice!
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:55 PM   #2
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Hot damn!

Maybe all these recent prototype reveals really are the real deal.

That certainly does look fantastic!

And, no disrespect to the many incredibly talented customizers that have toiled away over the years, it looks much better than retrofitting the Chap Mei version.

I feel like of all the developed and/or hinted at but cancelled items, the sidecar is probably the most unforgivable. The existence of the standard German bikes made it worse, it would have been better to have nothing! You can't have the villain conveyance without the corresponding hero vehicle from the same damn scene!
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:12 PM   #3
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Indeed it's cool. Perhaps my eye for detail isn't what it once was, but aren't there raveners here that have that same motorcycle? I could swear I've seen it before in the past.
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:16 PM   #4
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Completely agree. Even though I customized my own, this is the one unproduced item from the line that I really, really feel let down about. Like you said, we got the standard German bike...and we got Indy and Henry Sr...why no bike with Sidecar? Heck, it was already half tooled...it would have been a quick and easy cash grab for Hasbro.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:12 PM   #5
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Completely agree. Even though I customized my own, this is the one unproduced item from the line that I really, really feel let down about. Like you said, we got the standard German bike...and we got Indy and Henry Sr...why no bike with Sidecar? Heck, it was already half tooled...it would have been a quick and easy cash grab for Hasbro.

Seriously. Hasbro kept saying that they were "holding back" many items for "later" (why Toht was not released immediately.)

This is just dumb. It seems like the tooling would have been done at the same time (as the sidecar version is just the same bike with an add-on).

Insane that they didn't release this all when the line launched. It definitely would have sold.

Sigh.

Can we dare to dream for another convention exclusive? (I'm not getting my hopes up.)
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:28 AM   #6
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Up close that motorbike looks pretty bad now. Not Chap Mei bad, but very clunky.

I'm happier with my inaccurate custom because of the finer detail such as the spoked wheels.

Anyway, SDCC 2019 is a long time to wait for this version.
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:02 PM   #7
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Man, whether there's a bike like this or not, I agree hasbro should've released it. I'd have bought it. I was/am still disappointed with their line. It's like the pushed the crap on us, and kept the best thinking no one would buy it. That or the damn Clone Wars series was more important to them, because as well as Lucas, it's a great big cash cow.
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Old 06-17-2012, 02:25 PM   #8
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Did you guys see the *new* prototype that Aussie Nick posted on Rebelscum?

http://forum.rebelscum.com/t1082983/#post18852489
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:54 PM   #9
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Did you guys see the *new* prototype that Aussie Nick posted on Rebelscum?

http://forum.rebelscum.com/t1082983/#post18852489

I didn't know Katanga was bald.

Am I seeing that right?
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:25 PM   #10
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I didn't know Katanga was bald.

Am I seeing that right?

Hat hair. Guessing the cap is a separate sculpt, not intended to be removed.

It's a weird looking figure though, with a skinny face that looks nothing like Katanga.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:33 AM   #11
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It just does not look like him enough to have me totally convinced it is him!
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:59 AM   #12
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Aussie Nick has posted another rather interesting prototype. It appears to be Indy wearing a bandana over his mouth...not sure exactly what this is supposed to be...any ideas?

http://forum.rebelscum.com/t1082507-4/#post18869106
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:59 AM   #13
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Surely that is a Comic pack figure..Unless the scarf is from some other random prototype as mentioned already.

There were probably 4-6 good comics that they could have culled from to do a small comic set series. I could really see a young Indy figure coming in this set.

The thoughts of a Belloq figure in his white suit or jungle gear is a HUGE dream that Hasbro messed up badly.

Of course I also dreamed of a YIJ 'Mystery of the Blues' Harrison ford Indy too...So, what do I know
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:43 PM   #14
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Surely that is a Comic pack figure..Unless the scarf is from some other random prototype as mentioned already.

Correct. We identified it's origins in the "Cool Toy Review" thread quoted by Billy Ray...



It's from Marvel's "Further Adventures" (Issue 11). The "Comic Pack" route may also explain why the Katanga figure he posted looks slightly different from the actor who portrayed him - possible solution to image rights issues by using the comic likeness of the character ?
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:37 PM   #15
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Very intriguing, this bandana-Indy.

I do seem to recall that, back 08 when Hasbro was (briefly, optimistically) doing an Indy-themed Q&A that they indicated they were at least thinking of doing comic packs if the line held.

This definitely seems like a far out choice given the number of "core" figures we would have rather seen.

But who knows was was really going on in Hasbro's underground lair during those days?

Hopefully Aussie Nick will be able to give us a few more glimpses in the coming days! (frustrating though it is to see "what might have been".)
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:26 PM   #16
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Amen, especially after the hint of a second Belloq figure.

Too bad we aren't being given a special Blu-Ray set with Indy ( SDCC "Ultimate Indy" and the un-produced Belloq.

kind of like what the SW sets were.

It will be interesting to learn if the Belloq, Katanga, Etc. molds were produced.

Great find Billy Ray!! That seems to fit the figure perfectly.
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:48 PM   #17
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Another figure posted, this one is a real head-scratcher (for me at least):

http://forum.rebelscum.com/t1084094/



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Old 07-15-2012, 07:30 PM   #18
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Yeah, it looks like Indy...the legs, the bag strap under the robe thingy, and the loop for the whip on his belt...kinda iffy on the headsculpt though.
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:32 AM   #19
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Been a while since I watched TOD, but it's not some kind of Bangkot palace Indy is it?
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:10 AM   #20
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Been a while since I watched TOD, but it's not some kind of Bangkot palace Indy is it?

No, it's probably another Indy inspired from a comic book appearance.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:38 AM   #21
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Another figure posted, this one is a real head-scratcher (for me at least):
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Been a while since I watched TOD, but it's not some kind of Bangkot palace Indy is it?
"Bangkot palace"?!? If you can't identify this outfit, then you guys must be "toy fans who like Indiana Jones" rather than "Indiana Jones fans who like toys".

It's Indy from the Dark Horse comic, "Thunder in the Orient", you chumps!
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:21 AM   #22
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It's Indy from the Dark Horse comic, "Thunder in the Orient", you chumps!

The figure has extra detail on the jacket, but is missing the holster.

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Old 07-16-2012, 10:51 AM   #23
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Great pics. of the sidecar - Thanks for the post. Too bad this was never produced.

Re: the unproduced comic-pack figures, too bad these also never came out. When looking at the Star Wars & G.I. Joe action figure comic packs that came out in the 2000's, these two-packs were a good opportunity to release figures that would otherwise probably not been popular enough to have been produced on individual cards.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:04 PM   #24
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These comic book figures are blowing my mind!!!

But the REAL question - WHO WOULD THEY HAVE BEEN PAIRED WITH?

Comic Packs are always TWO figures!

Any interesting sidekicks in the comic books mentioned above?

I believe Hasbro said they would do a Sophia Hapgood figure if they ever "got to the comic packs." Weird that they (seemingly/possibly) went with two far more obscure choices first.
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But the REAL question - WHO WOULD THEY HAVE BEEN PAIRED WITH?

Comic Packs are always TWO figures!

Any interesting sidekicks in the comic books mentioned above?
Some choices for companion figures for the 'bandana Indy' from Marvel #11 might have been Indy's gypsy friend, Torino, or the suave villain of the story (& another adventure later in the series): Swiss-Egyptian artifact collector, Ben Ali Ayoob.



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I believe Hasbro said they would do a Sophia Hapgood figure if they ever "got to the comic packs." Weird that they (seemingly/possibly) went with two far more obscure choices first.
That's interesting because Sophia Hapgood was also in "Thunder in the Orient". Perhaps it was planned to pair her with the Afghan-coat-Indy.

If not Hapgood, then the Arab kid, Khamal, coulda been a contender:

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