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Manta Release ?
« on: September 05, 2012, 02:23:02 PM »

I left the convention early so I did not get to hear the panel.  Of course, I downloaded the WOJM podcast and was able to hear it yesterday.

The Mantis release (Mantis, right ?) sounds like a great idea. 

Is that going to happen?  Any plans to do a Cobra North AND Joe version, like was contemplated on the podcast ?

That would be awsome.

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Re: Mantis Release ?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2012, 04:10:44 PM »

Everything is in place for a Cobra Manta to be done.
But, I'm a little pre-occupied right now. ;)

I would think / hope we'll have some news in the new year at the latest.

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Re: Mantis Release ?
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2012, 04:48:30 PM »

Manta as in the MANTA wind-surf board?
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Re: Mantis Release ?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2012, 10:33:19 PM »

Manta as in the MANTA wind-surf board?

Yes.

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Re: Mantis Release ?
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2012, 11:28:06 PM »

Everything is in place for a Cobra Manta to be done.
But, I'm a little pre-occupied right now. ;)

I would think / hope we'll have some news in the new year at the latest.

That's great....sounds like it will be awesome.   Where did you find 50 or 100 of them?  That is not a recent product. 

I remember sending away for the Manta in 1984 and waiting the obligatory 8 - 10 weeks (remember those pre-Amazon days?).  When it finally came, I thought it was the greatest thing ever. 

Mail - in exclusives from back in the day where the greatest.  For some reason, I can pretty much remember them all, going back to Bossk from Star Wars in 1980 in 1980. 

Anyway, I digress.  I think the Manta will be a great addition and like it as a sort of hat tip to the "mail away offers" from yesteryear.
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Re: Mantis Release ?
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2012, 08:53:08 AM »

Everything is in place for a Cobra Manta to be done.
But, I'm a little pre-occupied right now. ;)

I would think / hope we'll have some news in the new year at the latest.

That's great....sounds like it will be awesome.   Where did you find 50 or 100 of them?  That is not a recent product. 


These would be reproductions. They talked about that at the Q and A at the CJC this year. The Mantis is my one of my favorite vehicles so I am looking forward to seeing this project reach completion. It has a longer history then you suspect.  ;)
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Re: Mantis Release ?
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2012, 09:12:53 AM »

Everything is in place for a Cobra Manta to be done.
But, I'm a little pre-occupied right now. ;)

I would think / hope we'll have some news in the new year at the latest.

That's great....sounds like it will be awesome.   Where did you find 50 or 100 of them?  That is not a recent product. 


These would be reproductions. They talked about that at the Q and A at the CJC this year. The Mantis Manta is my one of my favorite vehicles so I am looking forward to seeing this project reach completion. It has a longer history then you suspect.  ;)

Fixed that for you  ;)

But, you may also be a Mantis lover, who knows?  ???

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Re: Mantis Release ?
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2012, 09:40:43 AM »

Hey, any plans in the works to do an Internet figure too, as mentioned as a potential project at the Con??  That would be a win. 

I still think someone in the mythos needs a proper animal companion....maybe a polar bear :)  That has never been done, I don't think.

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Re: Mantis Release ?
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2012, 10:20:53 AM »

get hold of Urzor's bear from Brazil and remould it in white?
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Re: Manta Release ?
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2012, 11:58:13 AM »

here is one:




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Re: Mantis Release ?
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2012, 12:22:11 PM »

get hold of Urzor's bear from Brazil and remould it in white?

When I was typing that, I thought to myself that there were probably some crazy Brazilian Polar Bear out there......turns out I was right :)
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Re: Manta Release ?
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2012, 02:22:35 PM »

well, it's not a polar bear, it's another bear. the actual toy is brown. getting one of them Playmobil ones and copying it or buying multiples and painting them might be cheaper.
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