Posted by Michaelson on November 13, 1997 at 16:11:33:
In Reply to: Truck? What truck? Info anyone????? posted by BAM on November 13, 1997 at 15:07:39:
: Does anyone know about the Mercedes Benz L6500?? I know the movie one was a converted standard US military truck but wondered if the design is authentic or fictionalised?
: I would love to have a 35th scale of the truck with indy jumping from the horse! That would be a really cool display piece.
: I would welcome any info anyone has.
If my memory serves me, I believe that according to the making of Raiders paperback book, the truck was built from the frame up, and even the producers hated to use it, because it, as well as the car, were so well built, they could have been placed in a museum. (Familiar phrase?) The truck was offered in the Kenner 1982 series, as well and the Indy/horse figures. They're pretty well made, with the truck having a take up devise for the kids to do the Indiana Jones being pulled under the truck stunt. I have one new in the box. They were pretty pricey then too, about $15.00, but according to Micah's list, have apparently gone quite a bit higher. Regards.
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