I love Round2
Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:55 PM
I would just like to say that, Round2 needs to be applauded in what they are doing for OUR hobby. The last few years have been totally awesome in way of kits being re-relased on topics that we haven't seen in over 30-40 years. Now I know a lot of people on here whinge & bag them out man, but they are what they are "OLD KITS" & I'm just greatful that they are seeing the light of day again man & I don't have to fork out BIG bucks on evilbay to get them. And I feel that Round2 doesn't get the praise & recognition they deserve from our hobby. I'm 41 years old & I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to build these kits now. Who cares if you need to do a bit of work on them, or the metal axel goes through the block. It's just soooo good to see them again or in my case for the first time
Well done Round2 & keep up the good work, I hope there is many more years to come of great kits I have never see man.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:19 AM
I have always been nothing less than thankful for Round2's existance . If not for them , what would've happened to all of those new(er) RC2/ AMT toolings and old MPC & AMT toolings ???
It pains me to pay $40+ for old MPC , AMT , et al. , kits from eBay , especially since I'm not a "collector" ; I like to build them !!
I , too , hope for the continued success of Round2 !
I don't mind at all having to massage these restored-mould classic kits ! I
I've been playing with the Phantom Van for a bit here , and am loving all of the massaging ( dressing-down ejection pin marks is about the only pain in the a55 thing ) that's needed in order to build it to my satisfaction .
Perhaps if we continue to support them , they'll have enough capital to invest in brand new kits ( e.g. , 1968 Coronet R/T that was cancelled by RC2 ... ) !
Keep those restored reissues coming , Round2 , and I'll continue buying them !
Edited by 1972coronet, 13 November 2012 - 02:21 AM.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:05 AM
Keep those restored reissues coming , Round2 , and I'll continue buying them
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:35 PM
But same time, it would be nice to see some more new tools, but Revell is taking care of that
Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:53 PM
Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:09 PM
I actually stopped buying AMT kits during the twilight years of the RC2 regime, because I was so tired of the endless reissues of the same five kits and the ever-dwindling quality.
They do seem to have a regular "rotation of kits RC2 also trotted out ('65 Chevelle Wagon, '57 Bel Air, Opel GT (though now cleaned up and repaired), Monkeemobile, WWII Jeep, 50 Ford, '49 Mercury, '51 Chevy), but if they know which tooling is in good shape and which kits will sell again, it makes sense from a business standpoint. They have invested money in new and old products, with three distinctly new tires (and tire sets) in the last two years alone, so Round2 should get a lot of credit for doing that. Good tires are something which is desperately needed across the board.
Even if all they do from today forward are reissues- there's more than enough stuff in the AMT, MPC, and PL tooling banks that hasn't been seen in years (if not decades) to keep a lot of people happy for a long time.
Agreed. If they release two not-seen-for-many-years kits (such as the '75/6 Gremlin and the Vantom Ford Van), they will have done well in most people's eyes. Other than the '50s Ford COE shown(?) at iHobby, I don't recall any all-new AMT (MPC?) full detail kits being mentioned anywhere, but maybe Round2's niche in the market lies almost exclusively with reissues.
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Keep rolling them out , I'm buying them ! They need to re release the MPC Pro Stock Series while they're at it !
Kudos to whoever came up with the tire series sets , they are a work of art !
Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:14 PM
Nice to see a lot of love for Round2 man
Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:35 PM
I've bought several re-issues of kits I already had, but the Round2 version was so nicely restored and (retro) boxed I had to have it.
And to anybody listening in at Round2 - keep up the good work! Let the others do new stuff, you've got enough goodies in the cellar.
Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:37 PM
I just hope they can find more old stuff for us to buy in the vault.