new RICOH commercial

Tuesday, September 30, 2003 4:25 PM
I just wanted to post to see if anyone has seen the RICOH commercial with a paperclip bent in the shape of a loop. he scans it and sends it to another company, in which it is then smoothed out, and blueprints are made. It then shows the man looking at a roller coaster going through the loop, as his dream came true. I saw this while on the elliptical runner at the gym, and thought it was cool. Does anyone know what coaster it is just for kicks? It appears to be a B&M and from the looks of the red track I thought either Mantis or Dragon Khan (only saw top of track, so I don't know if the sides were yellow or all red).

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Wednesday, October 1, 2003 11:34 AM
I have not seen the commercial but could you tell me what RICOH is.
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Wednesday, October 1, 2003 11:36 AM
They deal in optical products. Cameras, copiers, fax machines, etc.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2003 12:29 PM
http://www.ricoh.com/share/top.html

I'm guessing Dragon Khan on this one... shows the dive loop and one of the vertical loops in the bg.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2003 2:44 PM
I would also say Dragon Khan based on the color, but the fisrt loop goes right into the dive loop and the second is right across/over the exit of the dive loop. Unless some photoshopping happened, the layout doesn't match.
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Wednesday, October 1, 2003 4:09 PM
I'd be willing to bet it's Riddler's Revenge. The train looks like a standup to me. Mantis and Chang are possibilities as well, but since most coaster footage is taken at SFMM, I'd guess the former.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2003 4:25 PM
Actually, I'm pretty sure it's the cobra roll on Scream. The print ads let you look closer at the coaster - floorless.

There's also a Canon advertisement with the interlocking SFGAdv Medusa inversions.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2003 4:33 PM
I've seen the Ricoh commercial & the coaster in the final shot looks like GA Scorcher judging by the color scheme that's shown.
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Wednesday, October 1, 2003 6:47 PM
I think one of the coasters in that commercial is Talon. The other is some sort of stand up.
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Thursday, October 2, 2003 5:13 AM
gamndbndr - It can't be Scream! since the train has a lead car. Floorless coasters don't have lead (or 'zero') cars.

BATWING FAN - The color scheme in the commercial appears to be orange track with grey supports. I don't know of any B&M standups that are orange, so I'd say the colors were edited. More importantly, Scorcher doesn't have a dive loop.

Coaster File - 'One of the coasters'? There was about a 2 second clip of one coaster in that commercial. Is there another commercial on the site somewhere that I haven't seen?

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*** This post was edited by Vater 10/2/2003 9:23:18 AM ***

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Thursday, October 2, 2003 1:44 PM
The Ad I saw had a clip of a coaster (looks like an iverted coaster) being built. There was another clip of eighter a sitdown or standup coaster running. Both looked like B&M.
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Sunday, November 16, 2003 6:48 PM
maybe it was a flying coaster?
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Sunday, November 16, 2003 8:29 PM
it was a sitdown, i have the part saved where you can see it really good that its a sitdown. It's Dragon Khan.
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Monday, November 17, 2003 8:42 AM
Looked like it could also be a standup. Plus, Dragon Khan only has 7-car trains, and I believe the one in the commercial has 8.
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Monday, November 17, 2003 11:36 AM
The supports of Dragon Khan's Diveloop look very different from the ones seen in the commercial.
They also look different than any exit to a Cobra-Roll I've seen to date.
They've edited this part quite a lot in terms of picture composition, e.g. the vertical loop is tilted to the side to hide the supports (looks weird, it also seems to be somehow "cut off" by the dive loop)

The supports look most like Chang.
However, I agree the train doesn't look like it would be standup - but the only other sitdown, Kumba, has a landscaping to its diveloop that would prevent it from being the depicted coaster. The track-joint right above the support on the right is also something I couldn't find on any diveloop that I came across.
So what did they do: Is it all CG in the end?
Or is it a heaviliy edited Dragon Khan?
Or a standup in disguise?
Or something completely different?

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Tuesday, November 18, 2003 7:47 AM
Here goes the top secret creative combinatory scenario:
The dive loop track itself looks exactly like Medusa at SFMW.
Especially the mysterious track joint at the support on the upper right.

So what if they actually combined shots of Kumba/Dragon Khans train with a re-colored and mirrored track of Medusa at SFMW?

:) *** Edited 11/18/2003 12:48:29 PM UTC by superman***

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Wednesday, November 19, 2003 8:35 PM
I don't think they would take that much time to make a 1 second appearance in a commercial. You think they traveled to Spain to film a shot of a ride, and then back to Florida for another? Highly unlikely, think of the costs.

If anything, they might have moved stuff around, maybe changed colors-maybe, in order to not get sued or to have to get permission from the park to use their ride in a commercial.

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