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Ron

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Pearl's Widowmaker *Updated*
« on: July 04, 2011, 09:47:56 PM »
A recent (as of July 4th 2011) eBay auction gave some good up close pics of the original Widowmaker miniature used for the opening sequence of MST3K's 7th, 8th, and 9th seasons.

















The original VW diecast car is made by French model car maker Solido.  It's model VM Combi (Kombi) 1966 1/19 scale.


For those with a more daring approach to prop making, here's the original fullsize prop.  The picture is from the 2nd time the vehicle was auctioned.  I guess it never actually ran because I remember it being sold without an engine.





« Last Edit: July 08, 2011, 12:29:38 AM by Ron »

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Re: Pearl's Widowmaker *Updated*
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2011, 02:53:11 PM »
I just hope its in good hands, this being a Samba VW Bus I'm not sure if it'd be better to leave it as is or restore it, I'd at least stick an engine in it.

Most old VWs that need restoration have the engines removed since its pretty easy, so chances are it didn't have an engine when Best Brains got it.

What other auction pictures do you have?

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Re: Pearl's Widowmaker *Updated*
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2011, 05:12:41 PM »
I started a couple of other threads under this forum for the ones where I've got pictures of the COAs...

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Re: Pearl's Widowmaker *Updated*
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2017, 08:12:33 AM »
That's a great little miniature. I wonder where I could buy it.


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Re: Pearl's Widowmaker *Updated*
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2017, 10:12:07 AM »
Jeepers, those aren't cheap!

Ah, who am I kidding.  My wallet and I both know how this'll probably end...  ;)

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Re: Pearl's Widowmaker *Updated*
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2017, 11:01:55 AM »
I found this one a couple of weeks ago.  The only major difference is the fifth window in the back, which isn't on the original miniature, but IS on the actual full sized bus.  It was only $10, and I found it at Rite Aid.  It would make a suitable cheaper version for anyone else interested in building a Widowmaker!

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Re: Pearl's Widowmaker *Updated*
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2017, 01:57:18 PM »
Seems accurate for Season 11 ;)

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Re: Pearl's Widowmaker *Updated*
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2017, 04:01:32 PM »
Haha, so it seems!  ;D Good eye!