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#21 Greg Myers

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:25 AM

Sometimes just being old can be 0bscure to some.

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#22 Harry P.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:42 PM

An obscure kit from an obscure TV show about a guy's mother-in-law who was reincarnated as a talking classic car. Really! You can't make this stuff up! :lol:

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:53 PM

I have this one from AMT

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:18 PM

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:43 AM

i really NEED that camaro convertible!!

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:01 AM

i really NEED that camaro convertible!!


There you go:

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:01 AM

Careful wiff da saw , you'll put yer eye out !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ed Shaver

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:20 AM

Careful wiff da saw , you'll put yer eye out !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ed Shaver


Ah, just wear a high visibility vest and read the safety instructions.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:42 AM

An obscure kit from an obscure TV show about a guy's mother-in-law who was reincarnated as a talking classic car. Really! You can't make this stuff up! :lol:

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I actually built this model when I was a kid and I remember watching the show every week. Something about a talking car that grabbed me.

One that I always wanted to build was the Mako Shark. I remember drooling over the box every time I went to the hobby shop and asking my mom to buy it for me.

Never did get it but it could be a good project to build up from a stock one.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:01 AM

Arii American Violence T-Bird. Go to the link, blow up the pic, and read the text. There were a few of these kits that caused a vibrating buzz in ones bowells! If that doesnt get you maybe its "winker signal" will!

http://gomotorbids.c...?Lot_ID=1235156

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:04 AM

Arii American Violence T-Bird. Go to the link, blow up the pic, and read the text. There were a few of these kits that caused a vibrating buzz in ones bowells! If that doesnt get you maybe its "winker signal" will!

http://gomotorbids.c...?Lot_ID=1235156

Best. Box. Art. Description. Ever. LOL!!!!

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:29 AM

I just built this kit and gave it to my brother in Feb. He was given (free) the model by someone he works with and asked me to build it. Next time I see him I'll have to take some pictures.

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This model is still intact, complete in the box.
I couldnt believe it when I found it 24 years ago.
I want to build a replica of a Bike I once owned.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:53 PM

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Greg...where did you get these images or these kits? I have both the original issues of these kits but as far as I knew, they were the only issues. These are clearly different boxes, the overall art direction (font, layout, text) looks to be derived from the original kits but the photography is all new (for those of you who have never seen the original box art, the original kits had illustrations instead of photography). If you have these kits in your possession, is there anything (copyright date, date on back of decal, etc). that would indicate when the kit was reissued. Just when we thought we knew everything about the hobby....TIM

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:08 PM

As George Carlin once said- "There's a lot of things you never see. And you know you don't see them 'cause you don't see them. You've got to see something first to know you never saw it, then you see it and say "hey, I never saw that." Too late; you just saw it." ^_^

I have the Arii '72 T-Bird... mine was not the American Violence version, and the box art was much less amusing...
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It's way bigger than the listed 1:24 scale- those AMT Rides Magazine wheels fill out the wheelwells quite nicely.

I don't own any of the following, but they're ones I'd like to have.

How about a Premiere Corvair Rampside?
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Or the SMP 1911 Chevrolet kit, offered only in 1961?
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Or, there's the Premiere Studebaker Champ pickup kit- I've never been able to dig up a photograph of one of those, though.

Or the one I'd REALLY like to find, the Aurora '33 Ford street rod kit- this picture is from Ken Kitchen's Fotki, and Tim Boyd showed one off in his hot rod engines series in the other mag a few years back. This is the one Greg posted the box art image for earlier on.
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:13 PM

When I was a kid I had a ski-doo kit,maybe 1/12.I've never seen another one in person or on any forums

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:22 PM

I was searching for a pic of the Ski-Doo kit, I think I may have seen it ONCE, and came upon this. Now this is wierd!

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:23 PM

Arii American Violence T-Bird. Go to the link, blow up the pic, and read the text. There were a few of these kits that caused a vibrating buzz in ones bowells! If that doesnt get you maybe its "winker signal" will!

http://gomotorbids.c...?Lot_ID=1235156


Oh man, that box is hilarous!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:23 PM

Glenn,thats a neat find

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:24 PM

That Six Million Dollar Man kit has just about the strangest box art illustration I've ever seen! :blink:

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:42 PM

Sorry guys... :lol: