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Lola T70 110 43.65%
MKIV GT40 20 7.94%
1966 Porsche 906 28 11.11%
1966 Ferrari 275GTB 56 22.22%
Other 38 15.08%
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Old 01-17-2008, 02:15 PM
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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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Old 01-17-2008, 02:31 PM
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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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Old 01-17-2008, 02:47 PM
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Default 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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Old 01-17-2008, 02:59 PM
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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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Old 01-17-2008, 03:12 PM
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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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Old 01-17-2008, 05:30 PM
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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!

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Old 01-17-2008, 05:33 PM
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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....

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Old 01-17-2008, 05:43 PM
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I understand... Ferrari 330 p4... licensing be ****ed!!
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Old 01-17-2008, 06:59 PM
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Ferrari 330 P3, the main reason Ford was racing in the first place, and 2nd and 3rd....

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Old 01-17-2008, 07:44 PM
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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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Old 01-17-2008, 07:55 PM
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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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Old 01-18-2008, 07:29 AM
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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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Old 01-18-2008, 02:01 PM
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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


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Old 01-18-2008, 10:19 PM
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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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Old 01-18-2008, 11:25 PM
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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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