Talk:Jaws

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Hot Wheels Shark Cruiser[edit]

User 202.156.10.226 edited this page with the following: "Its design is most likely inspired by the Hotwheels toy car model known as the Shark Cruiser - a shark on wheels." Possible but unlikely imo. I've removed it for now, but if we reach a consensus that it's correct, we can move it back. Link to the toy, for comparison's sake: http://www.myconfinedspace.com/2008/09/10/hotwheels-diecast-grey-shark-figural-car-cruiser-1986-mattel/ Sordyne 12:43, December 23, 2010 (UTC)

I don't know... It doesn't look that much alike to me, although the Hot Wheels toys have some sharks here and there. But, is that toy car from before or after CarmaTDR? {EspyoT} 15:05, December 23, 2010 (UTC)
I've done some investigation, and it seems the toy is actually called "Sharkruiser" and dates from 1987. Pretty sure it's a no on any connection between Sharkruiser and Jaws. As luck would have it though, my investigations turned up what I reckon looks to be pretty obviously the real inspiration: http://www.automotto.org/entry/wacked-out-jaws-takes-to-the-streets-of-japan/ Sordyne 07:53, December 24, 2010 (UTC)
Good pic: http://www.flickr.com/photos/57835821@N00/3705903550/ Sordyne 08:09, December 24, 2010 (UTC)