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1/25 Revell GMC Syclone Reissue?


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#1 Jared Roach

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 12:23 AM

Well I'm going to be getting a few of these and wondering what's in the box and everything.

So if you got pics of it can you post em, that would be great.

Thanks!



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Posted 22 April 2010 - 01:38 AM

It's just a reissue of the original kit; it's not on the shelves quite yet.

I never built mine; it's painted white/silver like the ones that ran in the Hot Rod series, but that's as far as it got. Pretty decent kit. I doubt there are any changes to it, unless they included some custom graphics and perhaps wheels/tires.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 02:48 AM

I had the original kit when the real truck was still in the GM showrooms as well and it was a very nice kit. I'm looking forward to buying it again.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 11:25 AM

I still have two (one unopened, of the stock release, & three of the lowrider releases, only one of those opened so I don't think I will get this issue, unless there's something really new in it.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 11:55 AM

I think David T. is building one for an SA review. I could be wrong, but the pictures I've seen of his look beautiful. I'll be buying one of these. I never did pick it up back in the day.

Looks like the tires are no name.

I'm going to say it probably is a straight re-issue as Bob suggested.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 01:06 PM

I think David T. is building one for an SA review. I could be wrong, but the pictures I've seen of his look beautiful. I'll be buying one of these. I never did pick it up back in the day.

Looks like the tires are no name.

I'm going to say it probably is a straight re-issue as Bob suggested.

Chris



Do you got a link to the pics?

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 02:24 PM

I will post pics tonight

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 02:50 PM

I'm betting that it'll have generic, no-name tires in place of the original Goodyears....

The Goodyears were incorrect anyway. The 1:1 had Firestone Firehawks.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 11:34 AM

I will post pics tonight

I thought I put a link up:
http://www.modelcarsmag.com/reviews

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 12:00 PM

Wasn't the Cyclone a fast little truck but one that couldn't haul anything in the box? Kind of a useless truck, no?

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 12:04 PM

Who you calling useless?
My ex-wife's body fit perfectly in the bed of that truck....
Just kidding, I never owned one.
Had two of the Dakota R/T's though.
I would love to have had one.
It was a killer truck, and you could haul things, besides okole!

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 12:28 PM

Wasn't the Cyclone a fast little truck but one that couldn't haul anything in the box? Kind of a useless truck, no?

Yeah, if I remember, the payload was only about 500 pounds, the only it could haul was, for lack off a better term, the mail!! I know it had a souped up 4.3 L and AWD, but can't remember if it was turbo or supercharged.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 02:04 PM

It was turbocharged. The T-case and front axle center section are the same as the Astro/Safari AWD vans.
As far as "useless" goes, they're no less useless than all of those current pickups with the 4 door cabs and 5' or less bed. Can't even haul a load of lumber in one of those.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 02:18 PM

Yeah, if I remember, the payload was only about 500 pounds, the only it could haul was, for lack off a better term, the mail!! I know it had a souped up 4.3 L and AWD, but can't remember if it was turbo or supercharged.



It was turbocharged. The T-case and front axle center section are the same as the Astro/Safari AWD vans.
As far as "useless" goes, they're no less useless than all of those current pickups with the 4 door cabs and 5' or less bed. Can't even haul a load of lumber in one of those.



Gotta agree....but it sure did move!!!!!!

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 05:04 PM

The T-case and front axle center section are the same as the Astro/Safari AWD vans.


I hope they didn't fail in the lighter Syclones as often as they did in the M-vans. :o

It's a shame GM never made an extended cab Syclone, but that probably would've defeated the purpose, huh? I still see a Typhoon cruising around in my town every summer, but it's been a while since I saw a Syclone. They are very cool trucks indeed.

I built one of these when it was first release in '93(?) or so and recall it went together very well- a very typical early '90s Revell kit. :lol:

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 12:24 AM

I dream of owning one of these trucks some day!

It probley won't happen though.

But thanks so much for the pics Gregg!

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 10:03 AM

I just picked one up 59 minutes ago at my LHS. The tires are no-name tires that will fit the rims in many other Revell early 90's kits - the T-Birds, Mustangs and others. Nothing special in the kit - optional sliding/fixed rear window, two sets of taillights, rear roll pan. The decal sheet has stock markings in red and custom in white, red seat inserts, and GMC wheel decals. No underhood markings. It builds a stock version only and is molded in white. The wheels on the box top are what's included in the kit (chrome, of course) with the GMC logo embossed.

Nice little kit.

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 11:13 AM

I picked up one of the old old old Art Anderson AAR Blazer bodies this past year in Pomona, and it will be used to make the Typhoon.

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 11:38 AM

im not sure if this is what youre looking for but this is a link to revell's site for the new gmc syclone. includes a built picture and description.

http://www.revell.co...ks/85-7213.html

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 12:38 PM

Hey's it's molded in white (finally!) I had 2 of the molded in black ones the Revell 25th scale and Lindberg 20th scale