Additional October Update

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Additional October Update

Postby Bill50 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:48 am

A further development has arisen out of the blue.The Landy had just landed with Chris Horton in the US&A and Chris was going to take some pics with it on Thursday gone.

We received an urgent request that the Landy if possible be returned to El Segundo as it is needed for a trip to Japan by the designer himself to visit family and friends plus an additional request for the Landy to visit the Mattel factories.

Fair play to Chris he has obliged and the Landy will return to him.

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Re: Additional October Update

Postby Jimgallegos » Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:11 pm

The Landy is going home for a visit. I spoke with Michael Heralda this week and he asked if the Landy could take a break. With this said, the Landy has 2 trip proposals. And, they might freshen up the signatures and give it a clearcoat if time permits.

1) Ryu, who designed this model is going to visit his family in Japan. There should be great photo opportunities on this trip.
2) David and other Mattel employees will be visiting Thailand. They will take the Landy home and get pics with the team who made the model in the factory and possibly the line the model was made on.

Both are being worked out as we key.

THanks Bill for taking this project on and being the perfect coordinator. Also thanks to all who are participating. If you have not yet, please go to Facebook and like Mattel Landy Travels and Matchbox Collectors Gathering. Get your friends and their friends to like this as well.

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