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The Fly SM4, the latest in the 'SM' series has just arrived in the UK and will be with your dealers soon. Supplied in a presentation box and stock is very limited, so order soon.



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Yes Gunther, they are: also note the car does not have a driver inside.


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QUOTE (Gaugemaster Controls @ 13 May 2004, 08:31)Yes Gunther, they are: also note the car does not have a driver inside.
Now what am I supposed to do?

No driver is not my preference, but I have the three previous SM releases!

What's the RRP, Aaron?

Mr.M.............it's not a classic though............so you don't really want it..........mutter,mutter.......
 

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QUOTE (Gaugemaster Controls @ 13 May 2004, 08:31)Yes Gunther, they are: also note the car does not have a driver inside.


Aaron
I'm a learning noob... but I didn't know about the Steve McQueen series...

And I didn't see there was no driver because of the "race-net" on the window...

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Retro fitting a driver is no problem but what happens when you try to take those helmets off???

Damn silly idea IMHO, might as well not have bothered with a slot version. UNLESS - those helmets are easy to remove without damage?

Shame because these are one of my favorite racing cars in the Fly GT class and the livery is striking.

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QUOTE might as well not have bothered with a slot version.
In this case, where the car is obviously for decorative purposes only, I would agree. Fly might consider producing the occasional non-slot car, thus saving at least $5 on the price.
 

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Thanks Aaron, much appreciated.
I am glad they come away but now there are three huge holes in the car.

I was really looking forward to this car too.

Oh well, I wonder if they can be filled satisfactorily, maybe it matters less if the car is going to be raced hard AND I don't have to paint the darn helmet!
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I agree with Meco' on this one, a definate built to sit on the shelf release. This has to be the first car they have produced that is CLEARLY meant to sit on a shelf.

On a more positive note I just finished the book this livery was promoting and for anyone thinking of buying 'A French Kiss with Death' it is an amazing read, packed with great pictures and loads of black squiggly lines - sheets and sheets of them in fact !
 

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I'm hoping - and suggesting if anybody is reading - that there will also be a normal version with no extra cooling vents in the rear arch and a driver inside. The precedent is the Gulf No 20 917 that was released in the special Steve McQueen box and as part of the Gulf team set.

Irrespective of the dubious extra helmets, I am not sure this can really be part of the SM series. He never drove or owned the car, only his son Chad and I assume that was done to provide a talking point to help promote a released video (The Speed Merchants (McQueen not in that incidentally) and republished book (French Kiss With Death) about making of Le Mans movie.

What I am saying is don't feel pressured into buying this as part of the SM series because it isn't really. It fits very well into a series of Gunnar Racing cars, but I presume the margin is less on such an offer. Do buy it if you like the livery and idea of the most 'intended-only-for-static-presentation' slot car yet. Even the Finish Line cars were as driven.

I admire Fly's creative marketing with these type of cars/sets, but hope they also service the regular market with 'straight' versions.

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The helmets attached to the side of the car remind me of when I used to make WW2 German Tanks. Quite often the crews would hang their helmets on the sides of the turrets as there was no room inside.

Nice touch though, should look nice in my new cabinet when it is made.



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Just seen a picture of the car in its presentation box, looks pretty cool.

Although I can't help feel slightly disappointed, mainly due to the choice of car. For me, it just doesn't look like an addition to the McQueen series.

Couldn't believe the helmets on the car


For the next release, rather than just stick crash helmets on a car, may I suggest this.


Right i'll ahh, see myself out...

*runs*

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I thought it was something from `Death Race 2000` or a road ragers car! Motor cyclist trophies on one side and drivers heads on the other side! The odd push chair or pram seems to be missing?

Sensible head on now... Scott, your points were dead useful. I didn`t know any of that. I like the car and will buy it but as Scott pointed out, I don`t feel under pressure.
 

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Aaron, any idea if this car WILL be released as a non standard later?

Damn I hope so....
 

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I would be surprised if they did release this car in "None-Standard" form. They havn't done so to-date with any model. Why should they, this is how they have portrayed the model. As I said before "A nice touch" and something different.

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I agree with mo55man, this is a 'cabinet car'. However, I also fully understand and agree with the points the racers have made, and so I have emailed Fly concerning this. As soon as I get a reply I will post it here.

Aaron
 
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