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kitswapper

Member Since 11 Jun 2010
Offline Last Active Oct 28 2014 06:15 PM
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In Topic: Possible new NASCAR kit(s) coming

15 October 2014 - 01:31 PM

The kits only sell to a very small part of the hobby at best, and the licensing is out of control for what they want, remember everyone wants their cut, when I was one of the owners of SLIXX decals we quit doing NASCAR because the amount of money they wanted for licensing was getting "stupid high" plus a lot of requirements to boot.. and the profit was not there, plus now it's gotten so bad to the point of having to get licensing for every tiny decal on the car, I can't see a quarter of a million dollar plus investment on totally new tooling for a current NASCAR kit, the return is not there, The old stuff yes that would be great, but don't count on seeing it, even the die cast is dead pretty much.just saying thats all.


In Topic: 2014 IHOBBY Info

03 October 2014 - 10:02 AM

Its just a reissue of the old polar lights dodge charger funny car kits with new decals.


In Topic: Revell Sox & Martin Pro Stock Cuda

30 June 2014 - 03:56 PM

Funny how I started this tread making some observations and thoughts about this kit and I got reemed by a few,

and now many have been talking about issues or things maybe over looked in the kit..I find that funny.


In Topic: Revell announces new line of snap kits

07 June 2014 - 09:07 PM

Very few kids buy model kits period..It's just the way the times are..


In Topic: Moebius at the NNL East

02 May 2014 - 08:39 PM

You have to realize that the plastic model market industry is a nitch market and the tooling is exorbitant for anything these days be it a F-14 or a new Corvette, It's a business which I have been occasionally involved with for decades off and on, everybody has a wish list and we as modelers do get what we want sometimes, but from a business side you have to look at how much you can get in variations on your tooling and maximize your return on investment, that is why Round two is doing just that instead of the hundreds of thousands of dollars for a complete new tool,It's important to the model companies to have our general input but like Moebius or Tamiya etc, they do research to see what the potential market is for a new product, so when you write I want to see this or that you need to ask yourself how many others would buy it and does it justify say a quarter of a million dollars to tool up a new kit to sell say a few hundred kits .We are so lucky that model companies are still here look at the diecast industry, you can't give die cast away for the most part, that's why most drag and nascar teams don't even produce a 10th of what they did 10 years ago, the cost and licensing is gone out of site on many things, So when you see any new product it's great thing, and Moebius is carving a great place for it's self with the new products, It just bugs me when things are announced it's never enough to some "but I want this or that".I'm just glad that we still have this industry around they keep giving us some great stuff, will i ever build my 3000 kits I have "NO"but I can dream.. Ok off my soapbox LOL