Got the diorama today in the mail. I had bought it on Ebay a couple of weeks back. This one got crushed on the end in shipping and the speaker came off the top of the car, it's rattling around in the box. I won't feel bad taking these out for display. The funny thing is the box artwork, the sides of the box are nice with Jake and Elwood and a picture of the car but the top of the box has a bogus picture of a Dodge Coronet ( I think) with a homemade speaker. Why not just put a real movie shot on it, it's licensed?
Wacky I tells ya!!
Unnecessary spending and detailing of a Bluesmobile.....has been approved.
Mine is en-route right now. Bummer about the top box photo.
That is the car from Universal Studios California (with a Photoshopped star on the door)
There are a couple other things that kinda' bug me about this diorama as well. I haven't looked too closely, but it appears that the background image, inside the box, is a not a movie still, but some random city street photo.
And... I don't understand why they used the same 1974 mold for the ISP, when they already produce a '77 Monaco die-cast.
Post by chitownjohn on Jul 23, 2012 18:21:35 GMT -5
Nice to see ya boys! Have a seat!
Well Thanks TK for the fill in, thanks Steam for a further wake up. This I know... not much. I dont know that any legal action is really possible. As of now it's highly doubtful, but a good friend of mine said, perhaps to settle the issue they may see fit to make a one time donation to the Shriners Hospital for Children here in Chicago.
As much as I could use the dough, and I think I'm out, that is a much more worthy situation, than I can think of. We'll see.
Thanks all. It's nice to see the car apprecaited that way for sure Ha!
Post by Steam McQueen on Nov 29, 2012 14:09:35 GMT -5
I noticed this at The Diecast Company ...
Blues Brothers 23rd Street Bridge 5-car Diorama set with 1x Bluesmobile, 2x Chicago Dodge Monaco, 2x Chicago Dodge Royal Monaco & 2x Police Barricades (new tooling).
I think they might mean 2 CPD and 2 ISP for the cop cars. Aren't all these cop cars actually '74 Monaco's? The ISP in the 2 car diorama is listed as a '77 Royal but it's clearly another '74. I guess we'll know soon enough.
I hope they're right about 2 of the cars being Royals. It bugs me that Greenlight didn't use the mold with the hidden-headlight front end for their CPD or ISP car. (Yes, there were CPD and ISP cars in the movie that were '74s or base '75s, but still...)
In the picture the diorama cars all look like '74s, but maybe that won't be what actually comes out.