Seventies TV hit Starsky & Hutch is released at the end of this week, and the crazy folk at Empire Interactive have let us know that they're going to attempt a world record, as part of the launch publicity - you'd never guess it's been a quiet news day today would you?

A preview of what Empire hope the Striped Tomato Ford Gran Torino cardboard box sculpture will look like

The publicity stunt will see over 5000 40cm square corrugated cardboard boxes, held together using 30,000 special rivets (I can't believe I'm writing an article about cardboard boxes and rivets...) forming a giant 30 meter representation of the "Striped Tomato" Ford Gran Torino car which was the star of the show, and is due to be revealed to the public on Friday at London's famous Spitalfields Market.

"Empire are very excited to be sponsoring this innovative world-record attempt. We feel that the huge Ford Gran Torino art sculpture directly reflects the polygonic imagery throughout the actual Starsky & Hutch game, the larger-than-life marketing campaign and the record sales we are hoping to achieve" enthused Paul Benjamin of Empire Interactive, whilst lazing about outside in the sunshine.


Starsky & Hutch is due for release on the Xbox, PlayStation 2 and PC this Friday, and you can find out more about the game on the official website.