Black & White - article for TFsource

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  1. Maz

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    We know robots are cool and cars make for popular toys. We also know cars that transform into robots are exceptionally cool, but there is a special place reserved in the hearts of children (and adults!) for transforming cars which happen to be emergency vehicles. Whether it’s G1 or Diaclone, Robots In Disguise or Binaltech, the police car remains a talismanic member of a toy line.

    Black & White | Source Blog <- CLICK TO READ

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  2. Cool Hand Lube

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    :thumb  Awesome article.
     
  3. brr-icy

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    nice read Maz
     
  4. Superquad7

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    As a police car Transformer fan, I THOROUGHLY enjoyed this article! I'd like to have some of those toy as well!
     
  5. Easterling Capt

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    but our police cars in sweden dont look like that :p 
     
  6. Maz

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    Are they all driven by leggy tall blondes? :D 

    All the best
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  7. Easterling Capt

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    some actually are ;) 
     
  8. Swoop

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    You forgot to include BT Prowl and BTA Alert in that pic! ;) 
     
  9. Maz

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    Saving the post 1985 police car moulds for a future follow-up article :D 

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    i always find it kinda funny the tf police/fire/ems cars are two-seater, super sports cars, as if any police dept can afford them. maybe people just like the solemn black/white deco on cool sports car and maybe not so much the fact they're police cars, would people still like police tfs if they're styled as european police cars - tiny (but city efficient) and painted in atrocious (but very visible) g2-esque lime green/blue patches.
     
  11. Sweeny

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    Excellent article and great pics. Who doesn't like toy police cars? Very jealous of the police Sunstreaker - very very cool. :) 
     
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    The police cars featured in Binal Tech were actually all used by the Japanese Prefecture Police. The Countach cars . . . yeah, probably not. Police departments do have "show cars", as in squad vehicles they take around when they have events and such (D.A.R.E. cars come to mind).

    From a toy standpoint, boys like sports cars and boys like action. Police cars are the best of both worlds there.

    I'd like to see some European police car Transformers, especially
     

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    Also, thanks to Alternity, I'll never get an official BT of the Skyline:

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    And, yes, it deserves it's own post, as does my dislike for Alternity.
     

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    That's a crappy old R34 anyway :D 

    Actually, the Mine's tuned R34 looks to be one tremendous vehicle...

    All the best
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    I didn't realize how much of that Mexican Prowl was black. Makes me think back to The Ultimate Doom and that background Prowl in Skywarp's color scheme.


    Damn it, Maz. You just got me a grail I never had.
     
  16. Maz

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    Pretty cool article! :thumb 
     
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    So a little black paint, some purple striping, and obscure color mistake #27 can be mine? Sold...
     
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    R34 Minibot style.:D 

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  20. Maz

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    :lol  that is outstanding, very nice indeed!!

    All the best
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