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#1 Casey

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 10:20 AM

This one looks to be a re-boxed "Daisy's Plymouth", with a Road Runner cartoon figure included, all wrapped up in a nice looking retro tin:




I wonder if the Road Runner figure is the same one included in the Road Runner and his Rail Rider snap kit?

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 10:57 AM

I wonder with real Road Runner on box and toy inside if they will do some decent decals for the car.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 11:28 AM

The last two re-issues of the same kit didn't have them, so I doubt this one would have them, even though they seem to be on the box art stripes. Hard to tell/see from the pic.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 04:28 AM

They must of cut a deal with Warner Bros. to do the figure. We can only hope for good decals.
I would like to see a view of whats in it.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:55 AM

got an e-mail from auto world offering a '74 road runner collectors edition kit for $47.99 and seems all you get that's special is a 4.5 in. road runner figure. & a collectors tin...WOW !! really ? for almost $ 50.00..seems a bit stiff..was looking forward to this kit but not for that price..

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:05 AM

get the Daisy Duke kit, same car, just less money

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:19 AM

If you want the special "collectors edition" stuff, get the kit at a contest or NNL-type event. The basic kit itself sux.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:29 AM

it not a great kit its builts good i did one as a protourer

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:12 AM

The tin is pointless... too bad they didn't do it in a normal box w/ the original MPC '75 box art...that would be interesting.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:25 AM

I think this is a case of trying to increase the cash flow :lol:

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:32 AM

The tin is pointless...


To builders, yes, but to collectors, it makes perfect sense. I would expect the cost of the "tin" version to drop $15 or so after a few weeks/months of release, much like the '57 Bel Air and '51 Chevy Fleetline kits did.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:33 AM

To builders, yes, but to collectors, it makes perfect sense. I would expect the cost of the "tin" version to drop $15 or so after a few weeks/months of release, much like the '57 Bel Air and '51 Chevy Fleetline kits did.


I think they are more collectors out there then builders , well it seems that way at times

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 04:40 PM

Does anyone know if the recent previous releases have a clear windshield or the tinted one?

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:27 AM

I saw this on the shelf at a local hobby shop for $55. The tin was dented too. I am really curious to see the decal sheet before I lay down the cash and I know I can find it cheaper than $55. Those Daisy Duke decals are nice, but I am waiting for the birds.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 08:40 AM

I am really curious to see the decal sheet before I lay down the cash and I know I can find it cheaper than $55. Those Daisy Duke decals are nice, but I am waiting for the birds.


Me, too, but I expect it's simply the same decal sheet found in the "Daisy's Plymouth", like so:

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 03:39 AM

Now, if they would include a Daisy Dukes figure or two...

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:36 AM

Now, if they would include a Daisy Dukes figure or two...


Then or now? :blink:

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:30 PM

I broke down and bought it. Got it for $40 which is a lot, but I am happy to report that the decal sheet finally has RoadRunners. And more than you will need. Thinking that there is enough for at least three cars. Other than the birds and some different plates, seems to be the same sheet that comes with Daisy Duke's car.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:32 PM

Did this work?

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:06 PM

Did this work?


Yes, it did, and good to see/hear the Roadrunners are now present on the decals, especially on the stripes. :)

Are the new Goodyear Polyglas GT tires included in this version of the kit, Michael?