Reproductions

  As Mattel's most legendary and expensive casting to collectors, quite a variety of reproductions have been created.  Even Mattel eventually released their own reproductions.  The following pages cover some information about them hopefully serving as a guide to the types of items that exist and will allow the collector to either identify what they have or assist with making a potential purchase choice.

Of the many versions, they run the gambit from very well made to quite poor produced  As with any item, higher quality ones cost more than poor quality reproductions..  The lesser quality items are often misrepresented as one of the better items..

RLBB Reproductions can be found from the following:

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Earliest versions - were either hand made conversions of the Mattel Side Loading Beach Bombs or plastic/resin cast copies.

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Brightvision (BV) - made the most accurate reproduction RLBB die-casts.

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Mattel - made several reproductions with variations on the RLBB styling such as having sealed Rear Side Windows.

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Other later parties - many used the Brightvision casting to make their own lesser quality imitations

One of the most commonly misrepresented items is the Brightvision casting.  Several of the later versions copied the Brightvision reproductions then purposefully misrepresent and attempt to sell them as Brightvision castings.

A quick overview follows.  For more more in depth information on any of these items, please click any of the top menu tabs.  If more are discovered, please contact us and they will be added to the list.

 

Early Versions
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Various custom hand made ones made out of original Side Loading Beach Bombs

 

Bright Vision (2001 - 2002)
Alpha Version - 2001

BV Alpha
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Aqua

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Blue

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Brown

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Gold

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Green

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Lime

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Olive

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Orange

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Pink

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Purple

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Red

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Yellow

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Alpha - the first of two versions to be produced.

Omega Version - 2002
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BV Omega
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Blue

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Gold

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Green

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Olive

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Pink

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Purple

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Red

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Omega - a more accurate and refined version of the Alpha

 

Mattel Redline Club - 2002
 
 
RLC BBII - Green           RLC BBII - Base
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Green

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Pink

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Purple

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Red

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Bodies & Bases - Zinc plated ZAMAC5 die-cast

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Interiors, Windshields an Surfboards are

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Axle system -

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Wheels -

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Mattel created these based on the Brightvision Omega.

 

SAL
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Sal
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Chrome

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Bunches of Colors

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Copies of the Brightvision Alpha Text Base.

 

Stealth
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Stealth
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Others
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