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#1 Roger U

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 02:46 PM

I was at a local Hot Rod shop and there was an unbuilt 1/24 model of Mickey Thompsons Challenger 1 in a display case (I believe it was a Monogram or maybe Revell?). I asked the guy working there if it was for sale, he said the owner didn't want to sell it but there should be some at a nearby hobby shop. I went to the hobby shop and the owner said none available now but they may be coming out again.

I thought I'd better ask you guys as I feel you'd have a much better idea if they are going to be re-issued or not. Thanks in advance for any info you can provide.



#2 93Z34

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 03:08 PM

According to a couple "reliable" sources, Revell is supposed to release two new funny car kits, supposedly with all new tooling. One can only hope! Time will tell.



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Posted 25 September 2009 - 08:13 PM

According to a couple "reliable" sources, Revell is supposed to release two new funny car kits, supposedly with all new tooling. One can only hope! Time will tell.


According to "me", grilled cheese sandwiches with hamburger dills inside are awesome, but he didn't ask about that, either.

As far as I know, the Challenger LSR is not scheduled for reissue, but like Dave said, check eBay and post a "Wanted" ad here.

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:32 PM

I can't imagine the people at the hot rod shop have any idea about the modeling industry. That kit hasn't been reissued for some time. The dude just didn't realize how there is limited time frame on the availability of kits. Too bad he wouldn't sell:(

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 04:50 AM

Yep, that kit was re popped many years ago in a single, and a double kit. I think the double kit came with the Tommy Ivo Showboat. I have several of each kit, but have never attempted to build one yet. Someday!!! :lol:

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 11:40 AM

I'd love to see the Challenger brought back out, but when's the Attempt I going to be re-released? THAT'S something I'd like to have. Even though I already have a couple of them stashed. I've got a thing for four-cylinder race cars and rods, especially when they're as oddball as a Poncho Slant-4 with a supercharger!

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 02:12 PM

That would be cool if they brought out the Attempt I. What I would most like to see is the Summers brothers Goldenrod. I've been away from model building for a long time so I don't know if a Goldenrod model was ever offered but I would really appreciate it if somebody released/re-released it. While they're at it I would also like to see a model available of the 50s through 60s belly tank Laksters ....please :lol: .

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 06:06 PM

Thanks everyone for all the information and tips. Mark, thank you for the info and links.

Very interesting finding out what new stuff is available (new to me anyway). B)

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 08:49 PM

It's back, this time with a Mickey Thompson figure:

 

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The previous reissue, as part of the Selected Subjects Program (SSP):

 

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The "Monster Machines" combo kit under the HOT ROD label, from 1987 or so?:

 

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Original issue:

 

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:55 AM

I may just have to pick one of these up this time around. For another one of those ' someday projects '  like I really need another one.



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:02 AM

Can anyone confirm the SSP reissue did not contain any chrome plated parts? Looking at an eBay listing, it appears the sprue which was chrome plated in the Monster Machines reissue is not plated in the SSP reissue.



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:52 AM

Correct, no plating on that reissue.



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:29 AM

I have this on my list of kits to pick up before summer gets here



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:08 AM

I finally picked one of these kits up. I've always wanted one. Astonishing amount of parts. Very detailed as well. Now that the Attempt 1 has been reissued as well, time to pick it up again.



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:46 AM

I've got a half built one I dip back into now & then.  It's not a quick build and wiring 4 engines was fun.

Re. chrome, a bit of research shows that there wasn't much that was shiny on the 1:1.  I guess Mickey felt polishing was a waste of time as it didn't add mph.



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:09 AM

I have a older version of this kit (I believe it to be from the 1990's) The kit is opened but sealed inside. The instruction sheet calls for some of the parts to be plated but all the parts are molded in blue (no plating) The parts that are marked as chrome on the instructions are present in the sealed bag but they are not plated. Does any one know anything about this issue?



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 03:27 AM

I have the latest release & there is a chrome tree, has wheels, blowers, valve covers etc



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 03:42 AM

I have one of that issue, and it's the same...no plating. Nothing was plated on the real car, so it's no biggie.



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 03:46 AM

The issue I have has the same tree but it is not chrome.



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:10 AM

That's the SSP-series reissue from about 1993 or 1994. It was made with the "chrome" tree unplated on purpose, but the instructions weren't updated to reflect that.