Old 80's truck name? Seen in the movie "Big"

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Old 80's truck name? Seen in the movie "Big"

Postby SN95 Cobra R » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:59 pm

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In "Big" they call it "Truckapiller" I've got the first part of it but I've never been able to find the real name of the thing. Anyone know? I've googled for months.


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Re: Old 80's truck name? Seen in the movie "Big"

Postby Treetop Maximus » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:40 am

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I saw a mention of a Truck-a-Killer in the script. It looked like they mentioned Transformers in that movie. They were talking about bug Transformers. Seemed like they predicted Beast Wars, sort of.
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Re: Old 80's truck name? Seen in the movie "Big"

Postby SN95 Cobra R » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:57 am

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It's odd that this movie ended up unofficially named this thing. Maybe it really is called truckapiller but swing as how they named a lot of official toys with different names it would have been a licensing issue I assume.

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Re: Old 80's truck name? Seen in the movie "Big"

Postby Treetop Maximus » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:00 am

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I'll ask on Yahoo! Answers sometime. Maybe someone there knows.
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Re: Old 80's truck name? Seen in the movie "Big"

Postby Skyfire77 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:33 pm

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What you've got there is a Giant Command 32 (AKA Land Giant 32). It was sold in the States as Giant Command 32 by Galoob as part of their Power Wheels line, and was imported to Japan under Bandai's Machine Robo banner.
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Re: Old 80's truck name? Seen in the movie "Big"

Postby thecrapweasel » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:31 pm

I'm trying to figure it out too. I have it and it's pretty much the only toy I have from when I was a kid. I just put batteries in it and it still runs like a champ. I found one thing on google... Land Giant 32.
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Re: Old 80's truck name? Seen in the movie "Big"

Postby Cyber Bishop » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:44 pm

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Skyfire77 wrote:What you've got there is a Giant Command 32 (AKA Land Giant 32). It was sold in the States as Giant Command 32 by Galoob as part of their Power Wheels line, and was imported to Japan under Bandai's Machine Robo banner.



Beat me to it..
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Re: Old 80's truck name? Seen in the movie "Big"

Postby Treetop Maximus » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:35 pm

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Cyber Bishop wrote:Beat me to it..


Yeah, by a year and a half. >:oP
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Re: Old 80's truck name? Seen in the movie "Big"

Postby Scaleface » Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:42 am

Oddly, I was just subtitleing an episode of Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos, and this thing made a random cameo at 3:12 into the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5S2yIWlCrI&t=192

It's like someone said "Hey, Bandai is paying for this TV show. Have some of our toys trucks make random appearances!"
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Re: Old 80's truck name? Seen in the movie "Big"

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:48 am

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Treetop Maximus wrote:
Cyber Bishop wrote:Beat me to it..


Yeah, by a year and a half. >:oP
Not as bad as a 3 and a 1/2 year necrobump. >:oP
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Re: Old 80's truck name? Seen in the movie "Big"

Postby Scaleface » Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:15 pm

Please... this is a 30 year old toy, 3 years is nothing.
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