Monday, May 20, 2002 6:36 AM
Anyone know what is happening to Coaster Tech, which is a proposed rollercoaster toy that you can create you own unique tracks with. The website used to be at www.coaster-tech.com
. It no longer seems to exist. Did they change the URL? Or is this toy now defunct?
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Monday, May 20, 2002 11:39 AM
Yea, I know what did happen to that? I guess maybe they realized the toy wont have any suceess, or maybe some other problem. I was looking foward to that. Maybe the toy was kinda a high price and people would easily buy a knex toy coaster since it is cheaperly made and regular people wouldnt care about a more advanced model coaster.
Roller Coasters or sports? I guess there are questions nobody can answer!
Monday, May 20, 2002 11:58 AM
Aw, man. Coaster Tech looked cool. I hope the website's just down. That was a really neat looking contraption.
Monday, May 20, 2002 1:59 PM
What exactly was it? I heard a lot about it but the website was gone before I could check it out.
Tuesday, May 21, 2002 10:23 AM
Here's all I found, but it still doesn't work: http://home.earthlink.net/~limpet/inventor.html CoasterTech is a model system that uses flat plastic plates with holes that the round supports fit into, similar to the Spacewarp toys. A flexible, flat strip similar to matchbox track is used for the design, and can be positioned any way you like. The train has a unique rectangular design, and uses rollers for road wheels and even has little upstops. I too plan on getting one when they are available. Last I heard they were trying to get financial support so it could become a reality. My guess is that the designs were removed for copyright purposes, since the crave for realistic coaster toys keeps rising. These guys have been at it awhile, and I hope they don't give up!
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Tuesday, May 21, 2002 10:49 AM
If they've closed up shop on their website then I'd assume that they have given up trying to design and market it.They've been working on coastertech for well over a year now and had intended to have it in stores by the 2002 holiday shopping season.