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Jape77 Inactive Member24 Oct 2012 8:42 p.m. PST

If you're still looking for appropriate lightcycles for your Light Bikes game, Hot Wheels has put out something new:


Haven't picked one up yet, but they look to be about the same size as the Tron Legacy cycles from a few years back.

(I guess the weird thing is, why is Hot Wheels doing what is clearly a Tron knockoff? I always find it amusing when a major corp resorts to "not-"designs-- especially one like Mattel, who has no problem aggressively protecting their IPs)

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SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member24 Oct 2012 11:13 p.m. PST


Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2012 9:30 a.m. PST

They're probably not worried because no fan of TRON would look at that thing and mistake it for an actual light cycle from either film. Sometimes a cheap toy looks like a cheap toy.

John Armatys25 Oct 2012 10:28 a.m. PST

Tron toys are currently available in the UK in Poundland (for £1.00 GBP a pack of two) and in The Works (more expensive).

Jape77 Inactive Member25 Oct 2012 6:40 p.m. PST

Yeah, still surprised it was MATTEL doing the cheap toy thing

Got one up today — not bad, and I'll happily add it to my garage of Light Bikes, but seriously: why did they bother. Why the obvious knockoff? Why not get the rights to do the *original* Syd Mead light cycle? They would've cleaned up

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