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#1 tbusch

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:17 PM

Just got an e-mail from Round 2, Says it will be out later in the year

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Molded in white and comes with Clear and Blue tint Glass

#2 Jim B

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:28 PM

Interesting. Stick the Mach 5 in it, and you'd have a really interesting combination.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:53 PM

Anybody here remember a couple of Phantom transporter trucks being built out of Bill Cushenberry's / A M T's Shillouette/ trailer combination in the 60's ? I remember seeing a nice conversion in one of the model magazines once . This piece of M P C history is just the icing ! Ed Shaver

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:58 PM

That is VERY cool. One of those will have to find its way to my collection.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:02 PM

The glassy cab reminds me of early Hot Wheels trucks, and some of Matchbox's '70s Superfast trucks. Also Tonka trucks of the era...

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:02 PM

That is to cool.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:37 PM

I was reading the obscure kits thread, and someone mentioned that this oddity was going to be reissued.

Whats the background of this kit? Is this a good kit or a crappy one? Is it decently detailed or is it typical MPC molded in junk? Does it assemble well or is filddy like MPC's show customs of the period?

This thang looks kinda cool for some car wicked hauler. If it's a good kit and worth the $35 they'll probably charge for it, does anyone know a release date and what engine it contains? I cant find anything about this kit on R2's site

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 02:22 PM

I think MPC was in cahoots with Matchbox at the time, and decided to share nose designs with the Toe Joe:

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:10 PM

It also resembles the cab design of Hot Wheels 'Heavyweights' trucks and some toy trucks from Tonka and Nylint. I guess the glassy cabover look was the in look for futuristic truck design circa 1970..

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:59 AM

Looking forward to this sweet truck.Planning on making it a show rod hauler.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:15 AM

I see this offering as a "Niche " seller , not spectacular by any means , perhaps a bit slow even . Ed Shaver

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:56 AM

It was originally released with the Ramchargers FE Rail. It was the transporter for the rail. I bought it for the dragster cas as a model on it's own, it wasn't all that hot, BACK THEN!!! NOW it's a getter! Even if it is still the same ol truck! :lol:

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:07 AM

Yeah.... definitely going to have to get one of these.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:22 AM

IIRC, Matchbox had a Super King truck similar to this, also a two-armed tow truck with a similar cab.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:57 AM

The Matchbox tow truck is called "Toe Joe" (yes , that's the spelling of it on the base) , it's quite a bit different to the AMT truck but the general shape is there .

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:26 PM

Ya know, maybe it's my oddball nature, but my first thought about this is to make a fish bowl out of it. Ya know with a gold fish floating around in back?

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 02:06 AM

Wow - I really like this. What is "Round 2"? A resin caster?

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 02:48 AM

Wow - I really like this. What is "Round 2"? A resin caster?


Round 2 is AMT/MPC.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:09 AM

Here's the link: http://round2models.com/

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:38 AM

it would look nice hauling my mpc deora around