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Hey!! It's The Mach 5 From SPEED RACER!! And It Looks Like...The Mach 5 From SPEED RACER!!

Merrick here...
A few weeks back, USA Today revealed an image of SPEED RACER's trusty Mach 5, a la The Wachowskis. The Giant Penny (who also sent in these cool shots of Batman's new wheels) also transmitted a different view of the car from the New York Licensing show. Which...we really appreciate. Thanks, Giant. Penny.

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  • June 19, 2007, 10:25 p.m. CST


    by Abin Sur

    Gimme the keys...

  • June 19, 2007, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Although I'd still prefer if they brought...

    by Abin Sur

    Tom Slick to the big screen...oh well.

  • June 19, 2007, 10:29 p.m. CST

    cool wallpaper

    by Andillformthehead


  • June 19, 2007, 10:30 p.m. CST


    by Andillformthehead

    Would be optimal for $$$. Get somebody up and coming!!! "300"-esque!

  • June 19, 2007, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Who Cares

    by The Taste

    I am not excited about this.....never liked the cartoon.....

  • June 19, 2007, 10:31 p.m. CST

    wallpaper, indeed

    by Sir Loin

    Eye candy designed to make us drool months early. And it's working, eh?

  • June 19, 2007, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Never saw the cartoon

    by The Artist FKA Vesuvio

    But I believe I'm supposed to be excited by this so... YIPPIE-KAY-HAY mother-freakers.

  • June 19, 2007, 10:35 p.m. CST

    I have a gut feeling about this flick.

    by Bronx Cheer

    I suspect it's going to be something really huge. The Bros. went a little astray with the 2nd and 3rd Matrix flicks, but I loved BOUND, and THE MATRIX is still a terrific movie. SPEED RACER has many components that make me want to see the film: the car, Chim-Chim, and Pops. I freakin' love Pops.

  • June 19, 2007, 10:36 p.m. CST


    by Pennsy


  • June 19, 2007, 10:36 p.m. CST


    by Silverglade

    What happened to the shiny chrome rims we saw in the original pic? -.-

  • June 19, 2007, 10:44 p.m. CST

    I'm liking this!

    by vettebro

    Go Speed Racer, Go Speed Racer, Goooooo!

  • June 19, 2007, 10:45 p.m. CST

    PIMP-desu MY RIDE-su!

    by Enter4None

    Can we expect a "pimping" of the Match-V half and hour before the end of the movie? Damn you MTV!

  • June 19, 2007, 10:45 p.m. CST

    The What? from Who?!

    by cerebulon

    What's a speed racer? Where they hotwheels or something?

  • June 19, 2007, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Shag-a-delic, baby, YEAH !

    by Pound Sand

    Looks a little like an Austin Powers reject design.

  • June 19, 2007, 10:47 p.m. CST

    doesn't look like it's to the specs of

    by I87D

    either NASCAR or IRL. oh well. at least he can still be the pace car.

  • June 19, 2007, 10:51 p.m. CST


    by Pennsy

    Germaannnn engineering in DA HOUSE! :D

  • June 19, 2007, 10:52 p.m. CST


    by Pennsy

    forgot that last bit.

  • June 19, 2007, 11:04 p.m. CST

    It's not practical at all!!!!!!!!!!

    by ludmir88

    the same goes to the BATPOD OR wathever it's called!!!

  • June 19, 2007, 11:05 p.m. CST

    As long as...

    by vettebro

    the Mach V still has those big ass saw blades unfolding from the front of the car, I'm in. Wouldn't it be cool to see Racer X get cut in half by those things? ; )

  • June 19, 2007, 11:12 p.m. CST

    As long as...Pt. 2

    by vettebro

    In bullet time photography too...Yeah, giant saw blades are cool...

  • June 19, 2007, 11:32 p.m. CST

    It better have four fucking pogos to leap over ravines!

    by Uncle Stan

    Or I'm going back to the latest episode of ACCORDING TO JIM.

  • June 19, 2007, 11:35 p.m. CST

    This and the "Pussy Wagon" from Kill Bill

    by azzezino

    I want to buy both.

  • June 19, 2007, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Anyone else think this wouldn't look cool live action?

    by Doc_Strange

    The design is total retro. I would keep the essence of the design but update it a little but not too much to take away from the original design. Right now it just looks like it belongs in a cartoon. Though I could be wrong.....

  • June 19, 2007, 11:42 p.m. CST

    that background!!!!

    by mr. brownstone

    is a window into the psychedelic look of the movie!!! Looks like they are going in the direction I was hoping for.

  • June 19, 2007, 11:44 p.m. CST


    by mr. brownstone

    this movie is gonna be EXTREMELY stylized so I wouldn't worry it.

  • June 19, 2007, 11:51 p.m. CST

    mach5 specs

    by mr. brownstone

  • June 19, 2007, 11:51 p.m. CST

    "OCP" logo

    by vettebro

    Did anyone notice the "Omni Consumer Products" logo on the building in lower left corner of the background poster? Perhaps a nod to "Robocop"?

  • June 19, 2007, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Dig on that OCP logo. Good find, vettebro.

    by Bronx Cheer

    There's a nod to the Seattle Space Needle in the center as well. Love that background.

  • June 20, 2007, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Anything else's new?

    by wadi77

  • June 20, 2007, 12:03 a.m. CST

    I think I see the Luxor hotel too..

    by vettebro


  • June 20, 2007, 12:06 a.m. CST

    chim chim!

    by Admiral Kirk

    bring on chim chim!

  • June 20, 2007, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Mach V specs

    by vettebro

    That's what could make this movie so cool. Not just what the car looks like, but what it can do. Again I say, BIG ASS SAW BLADES on a car are COOL...

  • June 20, 2007, 12:22 a.m. CST

    too mach fivey?

    by luckylindy

    or should it be too speed racery? whatever it looks fine

  • June 20, 2007, 12:23 a.m. CST

    The cars a car

    by Napoleon Park

    a pretty nice Mako Vette style prototype, but, eh, it's a car. What's exciting here is that candy colored Blade Runner meets Jetson's cityscape. What year is this thing supposed to be set in, 2064? <p> Hard to get enthusiastic over what's faster, the Mach 5 or the new Batcycle when the Silver surfboard would leave them both in the dust. <p>(I refuse to use the word that begins bat and ends in pod - how many songs does it hold, anyway?)

  • June 20, 2007, 12:29 a.m. CST

    This car. Again?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    This aint no news.

  • June 20, 2007, 12:32 a.m. CST

    I agree...

    by vettebro

    It's the "Batcycle". "Batpod"... WTF? LOL!!!

  • June 20, 2007, 12:46 a.m. CST

    Oh 'BaT Pod', I thought 'Bad Pod'...

    by PoweredUpPacman

    ...a miniscule white musicplayer with crappy headphones.

  • June 20, 2007, 12:46 a.m. CST

    Speed Racer memories...

    by vettebro ?v=6Zgh97ken7Q&NR=1

  • June 20, 2007, 12:48 a.m. CST

    Cityscape looks great though...

    by PoweredUpPacman

    ...but that's usually not the problem. Hell, the city in Judge Dredd looked great too: a lot of good that did...

  • June 20, 2007, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Is that a "penguin" shaped building?

    by Mace Tofu

    They just had to work one in lol.

  • June 20, 2007, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Check it out...

    by vettebro main.html

  • June 20, 2007, 1:19 a.m. CST

    Dr. Jack from Lost is...

    by vettebro

    Racer X

  • June 20, 2007, 1:32 a.m. CST


    by sokitome

    Thank God they're not fucking with the original Design.... All i can say is FUCKING SWEET!!!!

  • June 20, 2007, 1:38 a.m. CST


    by Admiral Kirk

  • June 20, 2007, 1:39 a.m. CST

    Ah! Oh! Ah!

    by DerLanghaarige

    Or something like that.

  • June 20, 2007, 2:06 a.m. CST

    Y'all saw the pyramid of the All Seeing Eye right?

    by UltimaRex

    Just checking.

  • June 20, 2007, 2:07 a.m. CST

    Peter Jackson for JLA!

    by UltimaRex

    Peter Jackson for JLA!

  • June 20, 2007, 2:34 a.m. CST

    This would be a Pussy Wagon

    by redfist

    Can you imagine the amount of trim you can pull with this ride? X to da Z aint god shit on this.

  • June 20, 2007, 2:50 a.m. CST

    wasnt speed racer a kids show?

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    i havent seen it since i was like 8 but is this going to be a serious adptation (spelling) of it or what?

  • June 20, 2007, 2:55 a.m. CST


    by Zach_Talks_Back

    I hope the look of the film matches the awesomeness of the building designs in the background! their films are so dark that it would be great to see their take on a "lighter" world.

  • June 20, 2007, 3:03 a.m. CST

    Shock news: director doesn't change original!

    by photoboy

    Unlike certain hacks who've ruined certain TF movies by redesigning and changing everything...

  • June 20, 2007, 3:40 a.m. CST

    What's up with the WalMart spinner hubcaps?

    by tylerzero

    They look like crap compared to the chrome rims in the first pic that was released.

  • June 20, 2007, 4:04 a.m. CST

    tylerzero - easy answer

    by Boondock Devil

    The Mach 5 unfortunately had a stop in Detroit before making a stop for it's photo. Used to have a bitchin' stereo too.

  • June 20, 2007, 4:15 a.m. CST

    K.I.T.T., I need ya!

    by knightrider

  • June 20, 2007, 4:21 a.m. CST

    Looks a lot like my c3 corvette

    by inmate347

    Maybe I ought to put a sticker on the side and claim to be the real speed racer.

  • June 20, 2007, 4:22 a.m. CST


    by Gotta Eat Mancats

    where the fuck is second cousin of phartegod?

  • June 20, 2007, 5:05 a.m. CST

    There is even the logo of the German "Sparkasse"!

    by DerLanghaarige

  • June 20, 2007, 5:06 a.m. CST

    I hope AVP2 bombs.

    by Shermdawg

    What brought that up?<br><br>Well, I'll tell ya.<br><br>I was watching this...<br><br> <br><br> And I realized ...hey... Ricci reminds me a little of Sigourney Weaver. And I thought a little bit more (I do that from time to time) and I was all like... Jim Cameron should pull a Singer and remake Alien 3 in like fifteen years and cast her as Ripley.<br><br> It'd totally work.

  • June 20, 2007, 5:17 a.m. CST

    Dr Jack, Wednesday, Louise and that damn car in 3D

    by mrbertiewooster

  • June 20, 2007, 5:24 a.m. CST

    Uh - thats a MOCK UP - NOT A CAR!!

    by CaptGrogan

    Geez - thats not even a car. The picture a few weeks ago was the car. This is a MOCK UP. The Rims are CLEARLY Plastic. The head rest is separate from the body and oh - WHERE ARE THE SEATS. This is the equivalent of a giant movie poster display a la the giant Silver Surfer mannquin at some theatres. Compare the two pics side by side. Theres no mirrors, the front fenders are completely different.

  • June 20, 2007, 6:56 a.m. CST


    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

  • June 20, 2007, 7:10 a.m. CST

    This IS from the damn toy show. I can't see them

    by Bronx Cheer

    taking an actual working car their. They've probably whipped up a dozen of these mock-ups for display.

  • June 20, 2007, 7:39 a.m. CST

    we've all seen it

    by WolfmanNards

    they showed this at the video conference that you guys didnt post.

  • June 20, 2007, 7:52 a.m. CST

    I once stuck something like this up my ass ....

    by kinghenryVIII

    OOOOPS. Wrong Talkback.<p>Juuuuuust kidding. This looks sweet.

  • June 20, 2007, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Why the plastic rims?

    by half vader

    Because TBers complained the previous ones were TOO SILVER!

  • June 20, 2007, 8:14 a.m. CST

    How many songs Napoleon?

    by half vader

    2. Batdance, and Scan-da-lous!

  • June 20, 2007, 8:18 a.m. CST

    So cool!

    by StrokerX

    This is gonna be GREAT!

  • June 20, 2007, 8:27 a.m. CST


    by uss cygnus

    Thumbs up. Spot on. But will the acting and script be as good as this car? We can only hope...

  • June 20, 2007, 8:45 a.m. CST

    I think this movie could end up being pretty cool

    by godzillasushi

    I wouldn't mind seeing some high speed racing action through a deadly race course with that thing sliding all over the place.

  • June 20, 2007, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Last week called...

    by Kid Z

    ... It wants it's Mach 5 scoop back!

  • June 20, 2007, 9:28 a.m. CST

    If they're going all out to adapt this turd of a show..

    by Nice Marmot

    ...can we at least get a G-Force movie? I'd rather be seeing a spot on Phoenix than that damn car.

  • June 20, 2007, 9:32 a.m. CST

    I hope they do an overhead shot of car

    by Dazzler69

    I always liked that view from the show.

  • June 20, 2007, 9:45 a.m. CST

    You are getting a G-force/gatchaman movie Marmot

    by half vader

    It's aminamated (in-joke) and it's being done by the guys who did the latest Turtles flick, as far as I can recall.

  • June 20, 2007, 9:54 a.m. CST

    That background...

    by ingraman

    Car looks great, but that background gets me REALLY excited.

  • June 20, 2007, 10:09 a.m. CST

    I still don't get the love

    by Gatack

    America has such a love for nostalgia which is ok but come on. Let it die.

  • June 20, 2007, 10:18 a.m. CST


    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell


  • June 20, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST


    by DeadPanWalking

    I've heard it down to David Spade or Chris Kattan for the role of Chim Chim. Also, this looks great. I figured they'd update the Mach 5 to look like a hummer or put a Dodge emblem on it or maybe turn this property into a Nascar movie, but so far so good.

  • June 20, 2007, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Shoulda Michael Bay'd it

    by zilched

    It needs more flames and moving parts. Why go with the source material?

  • June 20, 2007, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Or, we all saw it last year...

    by isispop Comic Con '06. It was sittin right out there in the mid of the main floor.

  • June 20, 2007, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Griping about Mattel at this point...

    by Anna Valerious

    Some idiot at Mattel hasn't thought of releasing Ken as Speed Racer and Barbie as Trixie for this movie. I'm trying to contact them about this, as they shouldn't be focusing on only Hot Wheels and Tyco for movie tie-ins...girls like anime too, you know.

  • June 20, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST

    cool. does it...

    by foree forehead

    ...transform into a spiky, unrecognizable pile of crap??

  • June 20, 2007, 2:21 p.m. CST

    No way a kid and monkey fit in that truck

    by Big Bad Clone

    in every fucking race. Of course, it's great that Speed was always surprised when they popped out.

  • June 20, 2007, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Shit, I meant trunk

    by Big Bad Clone

    my bad

  • June 20, 2007, 3:04 p.m. CST

    I would DEFINITELY push that whip...

    by C00L DUD3

    ...and I like that it resembles the animated original...too bad Batman couldn't follow suite...

  • June 20, 2007, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Is this a new car?

    by Hairy Nutsack

    I've seen a Mach 5 at conventions and carnivals for at least the last 10 years. Is this a new car or the one that's been tramping all over the country?<p> Just saying they could have borrowed the other car to use as early publicity.

  • June 20, 2007, 5:32 p.m. CST

    SWEET, this is a new car....

    by Hairy Nutsack<p> There's a picture of the car I've been seeing for several years now. This was taken at ComiCon last year. Several notable differences.

  • June 20, 2007, 9:38 p.m. CST

    I'm still wondering..

    by Freefinger

    ... what the movie will be about.. For god's sake, some dude riding a really fast white car... Hasn't this been done before, and didn't work?<p>I'm betting this is another no story movie to sell more toys than ever on a franchise that just ain't worth putting on the big screen.<P>I mean "Driven" covered all the racing basic you can have in a racing movie didn't it? Young rookie, German Champion, Old dog returning, crashes galore, race on the street, egos flying around, tragic even... I mean what will Speed racer bring? The same, but with a monkey?.. IF they bring the damn monkey in the movie.. I mean COME ON! THE MONKEY?! REALLY?!!.. really hope not.. Do wee need another "Every Which Way But Loose" and "Any Which Way You Can"<P>This will make a great dvd rental... Wachowski's or not..