Herbie The Love Bug

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Herbie The Love Bug

Post by AdamYip » Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:46 pm

This was one of the first cars I knew when I was a kid. I had a story book and the full set of DVD's of the movies made by Herbie. This was passed to my son too and he requested "The Love Bug" to be his bedtime story every night. This model is a great effort made by Hotwheels. Among all the Herbie's I got over the years in different scales and manufacturers (Burago, Vitesse, Cararama etc.), this is the most accurate one by far. They have even put some small details into the cabin (the red refilling gas tank, racing safety belts etc.) into this tiny 1/43.

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This is the story book I still have and the 1/76 toy car that I got for my son, made by Oxford (an accurate little model car too!).

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Re: Herbie The Love Bug

Post by dcast » Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:04 am

Nice model :) Have watched few Herbie movies myself and have two dvd's, Herbie goes to Monte Carlo and the Fully Loaded movie featuring Lindsay Lohan.
If I remember correctly it was the Herbie goes to Mexico movie which we went to see in movie theatre back in the 80's.
(edit)It was Herbie goes Bananas :P
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Post by scalainj » Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:17 am

Loved the Herbie movies when i was a kid. Great little model
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Re: Herbie The Love Bug

Post by Jager » Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:52 am

Nice model. I didn't remember Herbie having a canvas roof, but that probably has more to do with my age !
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Post by JSB33 » Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:44 am

Another Herbie fan here. I saw the original with my parents at the show, of course we arrived in our VW so the movie made a huge impression on me.
great looking model, I need to get one.
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Post by David MG » Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:49 am

Jager wrote:Nice model. I didn't remember Herbie having a canvas roof, but that probably has more to do with my age !
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Post by thetrooper » Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:31 am

It's not a bad model apart from the Canvas roof is a little bulky looking. I might have to add it to my list. The first film I took my daughter to see at the cinema was the new Herbie film "Herbie Fully Loaded". I kept the tickets from it.
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Post by 69Stang » Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:25 pm

Yhea, this one pulls on my heart strings as well. I see adding it before long myself. It really does look pretty well done, thanks for the review and photos.
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Re: Herbie The Love Bug

Post by Piech » Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:13 am

Nice model good foto's
I' is the daily car of Mister Jager it match with his race suit :o
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