Eddy vinyl figure released

Could this be the perfect Christmas gift?

by David Arthur   December 13, 2012  

If you’re still searching for the perfect Christmas gift for a cyclist then the new Eddy Vinyl Figure could be it.

It’s been designed by top illustrator Richard Mitchelson, he who was responsible for the Rouleur mugs which featured portraits of Merckx, Millar, Fignon, Lemond, Simpson, Hinault and Pantani.

So which Eddy is this? Given the obvious resemblance (allowing for the fact that it's a couple of inches high moulded plastic figure) and that he's wearing a Molteni top you'd be forgiven for thinking it must be Eddy Merckx… but there's no mention of the "M" word anywhere on the accompanying publicity info or packaging. Could it be it has not been officially endorsed by Mr M?

The vinyl figure is 6in tall and comes in a presentation box. It costs £35 and is available to pre-order now.

We think it’s a cool product and are hoping to find one under our Christmas tree.

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Lucky they did not do a Lance one!!!

posted by wildoo [24 posts]
13th December 2012 - 15:39

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wildoo wrote:
Lucky they did not do a Lance one!!!

Maybe they're waiting to see if the Federal case will ever be reopened?

Then they could do one and call it Looking at a Long Stretch Armstrong...

Wink

(Yeah. I know where my coat's hanging...)

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8160 posts]
13th December 2012 - 15:47

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£35 Surprise

Do what you love and the rest will follow !!!!

posted by dmc [51 posts]
13th December 2012 - 17:38

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£35 ??? Ha Ha Ha....

posted by SMB [1 posts]
13th December 2012 - 17:39

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Wouldn't put it past him to do a Lance Voodoo Doll, though Devil

Cycling - not just a pastime or sport - free your soul on the open road.

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posted by timbola [209 posts]
13th December 2012 - 17:42

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Gawd. When I see things like this I always imagine the long line of puzzled factory workers in China - who could be making solar panels and the like - on an 18 hour shift painting eyebrows on plastic dolls of Eddy Merckx to sell at £35 a pop to decadent westerners so they can put them on a shelf to show they like cycling and collecting ironic dolls.

Stretch Armstrong v Lance Armstrong? Viz did it 2 months ago. V funny.

Silly me. You're probably right....

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posted by MercuryOne [1060 posts]
13th December 2012 - 18:09

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London media types in their £400 Rapha socks will love to have one of these perched on top of their 45 inch Mac screens whilst they do some graphic design or new media or whatever it is they all actually do for a living in London.

posted by Some Fella [769 posts]
13th December 2012 - 20:35

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Some Fella wrote:
London media types in their £400 Rapha socks will love to have one of these perched on top of their 45 inch Mac screens whilst they do some graphic design or new media or whatever it is they all actually do for a living in London.

PMSL. Probably the same folks who spend a tenner on a copy of Rouler. ( Which is nicely written but not £10 nicely written ).

Velotastic !

Too many hills, but too little time.

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posted by badback [268 posts]
13th December 2012 - 20:45

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It will sit very nicely to the box Rouler have come up with to keep your over priced mags in - a snip at £50
I kid you not - £50 for a freakin box!
http://www.rouleur.cc/rouleur-box-2

Its a times like this i am reminded of the ancient proverb

"A fool and his money are soon parted"

posted by Some Fella [769 posts]
13th December 2012 - 23:37

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errrr £35 is postage inc? Knowing Rouleur probably not ( that'll be £5 please). Nice ideal but to expensive and I'd have to keep it locked away in case the dog takes a fancy to it

posted by Roberj4 [195 posts]
13th December 2012 - 23:42

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silly price, cute product

posted by Karbon Kev [677 posts]
14th December 2012 - 10:19

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If you buy the 2008 annual they will give you a 2012 calendar free though Applause

Their prices are ridiculous.

posted by NJA [33 posts]
14th December 2012 - 11:52

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This is the stupidest thing i've seen all morning. If it was £3.50 it would still be ugly plastic tat.

posted by finbar [90 posts]
14th December 2012 - 13:25

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I have an Orange Vinyl 'Tango Man'...think it cost 10 Tango Ring Pulls and £2 postage about 20 years ago...That's my type of collectible... Sad

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posted by The _Kaner [444 posts]
14th December 2012 - 20:29

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£35 - money>sense

posted by jamesxyz [20 posts]
14th December 2012 - 23:06

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That's getting on for a new set of tyres! I know which I'd rather get for Christmas and the pair don't work out at roughly £5.83 per inch!

You know you have too much money if you're considering buying one of these, eh?

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posted by jugster [41 posts]
15th December 2012 - 18:14

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