Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Slam Shifters Dodge Charger

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Slam Shifters Dodge Charger

    Click image for larger version

Name:	slam shifter charger 2.jpg
Views:	144
Size:	41.2 KB
ID:	412373

    Click image for larger version

Name:	slam shifter charger 1.jpg
Views:	140
Size:	39.8 KB
ID:	412372

    Click image for larger version

Name:	slam shifter charger .jpg
Views:	796
Size:	39.4 KB
ID:	412371

    Click image for larger version

Name:	slam shifter charger 6.jpg
Views:	138
Size:	38.8 KB
ID:	412375

    Click image for larger version

Name:	slam shifter charger 5.jpg
Views:	142
Size:	37.9 KB
ID:	412376

    Click image for larger version

Name:	slam shifter charger 7.jpg
Views:	141
Size:	36.1 KB
ID:	412374

    In much the same way as Kenner Fast Ones, the Slam Shifters had clever and creative names for their models - and I don't have them all committed to memory. I know we have a model list, thanks in large part to ZZRider who we haven't seen around in a long time, and to Eric / 69CH for fleshing that database out

    A product of their time, right around the same time as the Kenners in the early to mid 1980s, their gimmick was a launcher mechanism, so there is a hole in the rear of these cars that is hard to miss. They are fun anyway!
    The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

    Thank you for your understanding.

  • #2
    Looks like a diecast version of the General Lee slot car my Dad had as a teenager. I think that one came in roughly the mid-1980s.

    Comment


    • #3
      it looks like a fresh blister pull.

      Comment


      • #4
        I had one of these at one time in my collection - made for a nice stock car!

        Comment


        • #5
          Ideal Slam Shifters produced a few different versions of the 69 Charger.

          The example above was possibly found in the Cannon Blaster playset.



          I believe a certain number of these models were produced,
          however only a small percentage of them actually made it into a set.
          The bulk was mysteriously released in a part numbered box as shown.
          The car is intended to have this plastic roll cage included with the set so
          that the car lands on its wheels the majority of the time (Yes I tested it!)

          Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC05420.jpg
Views:	70
Size:	28.8 KB
ID:	520917

          Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC05421.jpg
Views:	91
Size:	25.7 KB
ID:	520916


          The same casting was also released as the General Lee
          and believed to be a Dukes of Hazzard playset exclusive.



          Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC05422.jpg
Views:	71
Size:	26.0 KB
ID:	520918

          This next version is also believed to be exclusively
          found in the Countdown Crossfire Raceway playset.
          It has a plastic body and the front end is modified
          similar to the Slam Banshee lighted casting.



          Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC05426.jpg
Views:	68
Size:	24.0 KB
ID:	520924

          Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC05427.jpg
Views:	71
Size:	29.2 KB
ID:	520919

          Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC05428.jpg
Views:	72
Size:	46.7 KB
ID:	520920

          Originally I had thought all of the above models were only
          found either loose with a box or a generic blister, (Never made it
          into a set) or included with a playset. That all changed with this
          example of the Cannon Blaster.

          Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC05423.jpg
Views:	72
Size:	33.0 KB
ID:	520921

          Even though it's the only one so far that I have seen in a blister,
          that's not very exceptional. However, the casting is clearly different
          from the other common version. The rear fender ( Without the flag )
          along with the front fender are shorter. The casting itself is shorter
          and more narrow.

          Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC05424.jpg
Views:	66
Size:	28.7 KB
ID:	520922

          Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC05425.jpg
Views:	68
Size:	32.8 KB
ID:	520923


          Good news, I found another loose example of the short body and
          it's on the way, although it's in poor condition.‚Äč

          Cheers
          Eric

          Comment


          • #6
            Good to see you back at the Garage, Eric!

            Comment


            • #7
              The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

              Thank you for your understanding.

              Comment


              • #8
                Welcome back, Eric!

                Comment


                • #9
                  Good news, the loose example arrived!

                  More comparison photos for your viewing pleasure.

                  Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC05449.jpg
Views:	70
Size:	33.3 KB
ID:	521842

                  Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC05450.jpg
Views:	48
Size:	30.2 KB
ID:	521843

                  Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC05451.jpg
Views:	46
Size:	31.3 KB
ID:	521844

                  Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC05452.jpg
Views:	47
Size:	32.8 KB
ID:	521845

                  Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC05454.jpg
Views:	48
Size:	41.2 KB
ID:	521846

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Welcome back Eric. I had a Slam Shifter red #33 charger as a kid

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I like the casting, the General Lee and the gold one are georgeous

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Eric, check your PM's

                        Comment

                        Working...
                        X