Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Medicom Toys "Back to The Future II" Future Car is Police Spinner in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner

continued from previous toy blog post...

In Ridley Scott‘s Blade Runner, the year was 2019 and the future is set in a dystopian Los Angeles. Besides the story and Harrison Ford, it was also memorable for the flying cars or 'Spinners'. Spinner is a nickname for the type of Police flying car in Blade Runner that can drive as a ground car, take off vertically, hover and cruise using jet propulsion much like Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft today.

The film Back to the Future Part II paid homage to the Spinner from Blade Runner in that a repainted spinner can be seen parked in a driveway. A spinner car also rests on the Hill Valley Street during the hoverboard chase.

Medicom Toys released this Back to the Future Part II future car as a vehicle for their Kubrick line of mini figures and called it a Miracle Action Vehicle. The Spinner is missing the blinking police lights, blue police colours and markings but has turning wheels which retract for flight-mode and winged doors that opened upwards. The glass bubble cockpit allows the occupants to look up, forward & rear as well as downwards when it is in flight.

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The Spinner has its wheels lowered when it is on the streets of LA and the front wheels retract when it is in hover mode.

The winged doors open upwards when the occupants need to enter or exit the vehicle

Another cool Medicom Toys Kubrick vehicle would be the Space Pod from Medicom Kubrick 2001 Planet of the Apes Set C posted HERE

Check out the DC Comics "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" 1:24 scale Metal Die-Cast Batmobile reviewed HERE

NEXT: 1/6th scale Blade Runner 2049 LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling) 12-inch figure

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