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2nd Jul '16 9:06:41 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ''TabletopGame/D20Modern'': One of the sample vehicles on the expansion book ''D20 Future'' was a futuristic 1/2 ton truck wth fully enclosed driver's section, which mentioned on the fluff text that its ads included the truck being dumped with passengers on a lake and then rolled out of it under its own power, passengers totally cool inside.
2nd Jul '16 12:38:50 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'': the Vahki Transport used by the Toa Metru to travel to and from Metru Nui to Mata Nui was conveniently seaworthy. It was, however, mostly held up by the Matoran capsules attached to it, and later by pieces of dried-up plant matter. Its lack of wheels meant there were no holes on its hull for the liquid protodermis to pour in.

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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'': ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'': the Vahki Transport used by the Toa Metru to travel to and from Metru Nui to Mata Nui was conveniently seaworthy. It was, however, mostly held up by the Matoran capsules attached to it, and later by pieces of dried-up plant matter. Its lack of wheels meant there were no holes on its hull for the liquid protodermis to pour in.
20th Apr '16 10:57:34 AM marcoasalazarm
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* An Amphicar owned by the protagonists becomes an important item on the film ''Cadillac Moon'' (it allows the agoraphobic mother to give chase to her husband and son as they go on a [[RoadTripPlot road trip]] to reach to a certain spot at the same time the Apollo 11 reaches the moon and later it's used to escape the police by driving into a lake).
20th Apr '16 10:54:14 AM marcoasalazarm
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* A quick gag on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' showcases on a flashback of Grandpa Abraham Simpson that the city had an Amphicar factory. This is part of a (relatively speaking, [[AwesomeButImpractical streets literally made of gold norwithstanding]]) [[MisterSandmanSequence "Mister Sandman"]] Main/GoodTimesMontage that exposes how much of a CrapsackWorld Springfield has become in the meantime (and also shows how quick it is for the city to fall in line and invest on the latest fad, no matter low short-lived).

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* A quick gag on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' showcases on a flashback of Grandpa Abraham Simpson that the city had an Amphicar factory. This is part of a (relatively speaking, [[AwesomeButImpractical streets literally made of gold norwithstanding]]) [[MisterSandmanSequence "Mister Sandman"]] Main/GoodTimesMontage that exposes how much of a CrapsackWorld Springfield has become in the meantime (and also shows [[Main/TrendAesop how quick it is for the city to fall in line and invest on the latest fad, trend, no matter low short-lived).short-lived or impractical]]).
20th Apr '16 10:52:16 AM marcoasalazarm
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* A quick gag on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' showcases on a flashback of Grandpa Abraham Simpson that the city had an Amphicar factory. This is part of a (relatively speaking, [[AwesomeButImpractical streets literally made of gold norwithstanding]]) BetterTimesMontage that exposes how much of a CrapsackWorld Springfield has become in the meantime (and also shows how quick it is for the city to fall in line and invest on the latest fad, no matter low short-lived).

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* A quick gag on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' showcases on a flashback of Grandpa Abraham Simpson that the city had an Amphicar factory. This is part of a (relatively speaking, [[AwesomeButImpractical streets literally made of gold norwithstanding]]) BetterTimesMontage [[MisterSandmanSequence "Mister Sandman"]] Main/GoodTimesMontage that exposes how much of a CrapsackWorld Springfield has become in the meantime (and also shows how quick it is for the city to fall in line and invest on the latest fad, no matter low short-lived).
20th Apr '16 10:47:45 AM marcoasalazarm
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* A quick gag on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' showcases on a flashback of Grandpa Abraham Simpson that the city had an Amphicar factory. This is part of a (relatively speaking, [[AwesomeButImpractical streets literally made of gold norwithstanding]]) BetterTimesMontage that exposes how much of a CrapsackWorld Springfield has become in the meantime (and also shows how quick it is for the city to fall in line and invest on the latest fad, no matter low short-lived).
30th Mar '16 1:45:47 AM Medinoc
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* An 8-bit licensed game of ''WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}'' turned the "Gator" vehicle (a Jeep with an ejectable boat) into a Jeep that ''turned'' into one, so it could actually be usable.

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* An 8-bit AmstradCPC licensed game of ''WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}'' turned the "Gator" vehicle (a Jeep with an ejectable boat) into a Jeep that ''turned'' into one, so it could actually be usable.usable to cross bodies of water.
30th Mar '16 1:43:49 AM Medinoc
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' : the Imperial Chimera, much beloved of the Guard and Inquisition, has the Amphibious special rule that allows it to treat water as ordinary terrain on the tabletop. In the fluff, the Space Marine Rhino chassis (which is used for their [=APCs=] and Predator tanks) is capable of driving on the surface of a lake or sea without difficulties; one segment featured a tank duel between loyalist and Chaos Predators at the bottom of the ocean!

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' : the Imperial Chimera, much beloved of the Guard and Inquisition, has the Amphibious special rule that allows it to treat water as ordinary terrain on the tabletop. In the fluff, the Space Marine Rhino chassis (which is used for their [=APCs=] and Predator tanks) is capable of driving on the surface floor of a lake or sea without difficulties; one segment featured a tank duel between loyalist and Chaos Predators at the bottom of the ocean!
30th Mar '16 1:41:59 AM Medinoc
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* In ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', a [[http://www.propstore.com/product/indiana-jones-the-kingdom-of-the-crystal-skull/marion-ravenwoods-karen-allen-hero-amphibious-duck-vehicle-h/ fiberglass reproduction of a Russian GAZ 46 amphibious vehicle]] (see RealLife section) is used as a getaway car down a river and over three waterfalls.

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* In ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', a [[http://www.propstore.com/product/indiana-jones-the-kingdom-of-the-crystal-skull/marion-ravenwoods-karen-allen-hero-amphibious-duck-vehicle-h/ fiberglass reproduction of a Russian GAZ 46 amphibious vehicle]] vehicle]][[note]]of behind the scenes, a fiberglass reproduction thereof[[/note]] (see RealLife section) is used as a getaway car down a river and over three waterfalls.
29th Mar '16 2:23:04 PM atyxyt
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