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Jape77 Inactive Member24 Oct 2012 9:39 p.m. PST

Gamers looking to kitbash motorcycles out of 1/64 scale die-casts have always had a major problem: they almost never come with riders.

Well, it looks like Hot Wheels has finally begun providing figures for their line of Motor Cycles.

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They are cast in rubber (or very soft plastic) and appear to be 30-40mm in scale. Because they are hunched over, you might be able to fit them in with 28mm figs (and, with scale creep, they'll be perfect if you're playing larger)

So, if you are still looking for motorcyclists for that big zombie, James Bond, or Rollerball game, you may just be in luck

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Happy hunting
+Jape

John Leahy Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Oct 2012 9:55 p.m. PST

Very cool!

Thanks,

John

Jape77 Inactive Member24 Oct 2012 10:16 p.m. PST

One note: unlike the line of large single-piece plastic bikes Hot Wheels did a couple of years ago, these figures appear to be additions to existing die-casts.

All five of the above bikes were released in multiple variations over multiple years, and because the rider is removable, you could put him on other bikes (if, say, you wanted to use them for a motorcycle racing game)

The Ducati, for example, came in at least 5 different paint schemes

Mako1124 Oct 2012 11:39 p.m. PST

I like the Ducati one.

Thanks for sharing.

ordinarybass Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2012 6:16 a.m. PST

Pretty neat. I kitbashed a few riders for hot wheels bikes from ork and IG parts a while back, but these do look worth checking out.

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john lacour Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2012 12:12 p.m. PST

OMG jape! put a crowbar in your wallet and get some proper rollerball figures made.

do you people know how awsome japes rollerball game is?

ming3125 Oct 2012 12:42 p.m. PST

kickstarter??

john lacour Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2012 7:30 p.m. PST

he needs a kick somewhere…i've been bothering jape for years to get some proper rollerball figures/bikers made.
how about 15/18mm, buddy?

Jape77 Inactive Member26 Oct 2012 9:13 a.m. PST

See, right there is one of the reasons I've always hesitated scale. No matter what was put out (and both times I've looked into it, it was looking toward large size, 28-40mm), someone would complain it wasn't in *their* scale.

Any successful production would have to be based on a collector's as well as gamer's market, and that means big.

john lacour Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2012 5:30 p.m. PST

i'd love to see rollerball in 28mm.

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