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  • #16
    From the Mattel site:

    1999: Ferrari grants Mattel worldwide
    exclusive rights to produce toys,
    apparel and accessories, and adult
    collectible products.

    http://www.mattel.com/About_Us/Histo...el_history.pdf

    So, will Mattel (who owns what is left of Tyco) sublicense AFX to produce Ferrari bodies? Unlikely -- or expensive. Whether it's unlikely or expensive, either one is probably enough to put the kibosh on any AFX Ferrari cars.

    -- Bill

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    • #17
      I was told by somebody with first-hand experience that they don't care about the who, but they do care about the how much....

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      • #18
        Maybe a stupid question...

        ...but I gotta ask it anyway! Is it just the Ferrari name that's licensed to Mattel...or are all Ferrari designs licensed to them as well? What if somebody produced a "sports car" slot car that just happens to look, say, like a 330P4? Same car, but no Ferrari badges and not marketed as a Ferrari. Is that cool, or would it put the model manufacturer in legal no-man's-land?

        ps. "There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions".

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        • #19
          Well minor stuff gets missed by big companies all the time but it is still very risky. If the car looks similar and the laywers notice they will rip people a new one no matter what you call it.

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          • #20
            Also remember, that AFX is now producing world class replica's of the real race cars. I don't think they (AFX) would make a body close and without the proper liveries with their current agenda.

            Also, what makes the most sense is to produce a body that has many liveries so that there would be the possibilities to produce a series. Just thinking out loud.

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            • #21
              Ferrari

              I would love to see some of the ferrari cars done but I thought the licensing was/is Tycos? It will be hard to do them if thats the case,We can all hope though!
              Last edited by OTE12; 01-17-2008, 06:03 PM.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by fastlap View Post
                Also, what makes the most sense is to produce a body that has many liveries so that there would be the possibilities to produce a series. Just thinking out loud.
                This is the key. The GT40 body has already had 4 liveries, and many more can be done. There were the Holman Moody team cars, etc. The Lola has the most diversity for many many liveries. Many of them raced for many different teams throughout their careers. One mold - many bodies - you know we'll buy them all....

                R. Picard

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                • #23
                  the pain...

                  I understand... Ferrari 330 p4... licensing be ****ed!!

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                  • #24
                    Ferrari 330 P3, the main reason Ford was racing in the first place, and 2nd and 3rd....

                    -Paul

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by gregorygw View Post
                      Arrgh ....the pain........no Ferrari P4 button!
                      I feel the pain also....

                      One could appeal to both the Ferrari crowd and the 'buy American' crowd by doing the NART 412P (NART = North American Racing Team)

                      For those of you who may not know, its #25 in this picture. It was a private entered car, racing against the factory Ferraris so it ran carbs instead of the P4's Fuel Injection. It was ahead of the factory Ferraris and the eventual winning AJ Foyt car at the first corner, but eventually was a DNF.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by LeeRoy98 View Post
                        I understand... Ferrari 330 p4... licensing be ****ed!!
                        It's all fun a games...until the lawsuit hits!

                        We keep talking about doing more Le Mans racers, but what about 60's Can-Am? A Lola T-70 spyder and a McLaren M6 would be awesome! These two cars both appeared in a bunch of different liveries from '66-'68, so the "lots of different paint jobs from one mold" approach would still apply. And it would give us something a little different from the current Le Mans theme (Chapparal, Daytona Coupe, GT-40). Besides, the T-70 Coupe looks an awful lot like a GT-40 to the casual observer. And there are a few talented resin casters out there who could do justice to the 330P4 without having to worry about the licensing thing. Whaddya think?

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by SlotRevolution View Post
                          We keep talking about doing more Le Mans racers, but what about 60's Can-Am? A Lola T-70 spyder and a McLaren M6 would be awesome!
                          Well, a Lola T-70 coupe, a Porsche 906, a Ferrari 330P3/4, and the Ford GT40 Mk IV would just about wrap up the "classic" Lemans cars, and I would buy any/all of them.

                          I'm also thinking with the new lower chassis it opens the possibility to do a plethora of open cockpit Can-Am cars, the Lolas, McLarens, Porsches, and depending on just how low the new chassis really is, maybe even the new LMP cars like the Audi R10 and the Porsche RS Spyder... the list is endless.

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                          • #28
                            How bout one of these or a MATRA M620, CD SP66 or either Bizzarrini P538 or Bizzarrini 5300 GT. Therre were quite a few Alpine A210 at Le Mans in 66

                            Last edited by vaBchRog; 01-18-2008, 02:17 PM.

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                            • #29
                              No licensing fee here. You can copy my Noble P4 kitcar. Noble has been out of buisness for about 20 years.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by ic-racer View Post
                                No licensing fee here. You can copy my Noble P4 kitcar. Noble has been out of buisness for about 20 years.
                                I think we have a winner

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