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#41 Casey

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 10:14 AM

The Prestige Series from AMT also had their Car Show Options. Here's what the Avanti came with


The "scale model car" must've been added to the tooling at some point after '84, eh? ;)

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 03:21 AM

The "scale model car" must've been added to the tooling at some point after '84, eh? ;)


The Copyright on the Box is '89 so that's correct.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:42 AM

I love this thread, lots of great goodies . . . I had never seen before. Then again, I don't keep too many old AMT kits around.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 12:59 PM

There's 2 A-Frame Barriers in the IMC Lola T70 that aren't mentioned on the Box or instructions. But they are shown on instructions of the Union repop of the kit.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:01 PM

Ed, wow, those are great, I have never seen them in styrene I have built them out of wood before . . .

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:09 PM

Hi there Dr. I'll bet your Wood ones didn't have the sink marks that seem to be designed into these :lol:. I have samples of both releases and they all have at least a few !

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:07 PM

A few dirt bike bonus kits..
from my stash

Yamaha
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Huskavarna
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Suzuki
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Suzuki...after
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:14 PM

The 'Gear Hustler' (IIRC) edition of the AMT '65 El Camino came with a sixpack and a construction site helmet.
There were race helmets in several kits, but I can't remember which.
The AMT 'Tournament of Thrills' issues of the '49 Mercury, '49 Ford Club Coupe and '50 Ford convertible contained very elaborate stunt ramps.
At least one issue of the AMT '65 Chevelle Wagon came with drive-on ramps.
The AMT '68 El Camino came with a soap box racer.
IIRC the AMT '61 annual kits - each contained some components of a go-kart.
One of the late Sixites MPC Bonnevilles came with a canoe.
What about Jo-Han gold cups?
And does the casket in the first issue of the Jo-Han Caddy hearse count?

Edited by Junkman, 06 March 2012 - 03:23 PM.


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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:44 PM

IIRC the AMT '61 annual kits - each contained some components of a go-kart.


I know the AMT 62 annual kits had the Kart parts...HERE...not sure about 61. Apparently the 63 annuals had a Triumph motorcycle.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:47 PM

Anybody know what this is? It's a stuffed animal, but what animal? It's from AMT 1962 Tempest kit:

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:53 PM

Anybody know what this is? It's a stuffed animal, but what animal? It's from AMT 1962 Tempest kit:

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Sorta looks like a Kewpie Doll Cow to me.

Speakin' of all the extras in various model car kits..I liked the mini-bike in the Monogram "Vandal" kit...then there was the Schwinn Stingray bike in the MPC 29' Woody .
I believe a few kits came w/ skateboards too.

The MPC Indy Turbine racer came w/ a Ford Wheelhorse type tractor as I recall.

One thing I liked to have is car club plaques..not the decal ones but the little rectangular ones w/ surface relief to them..like the ones in the Revell Roth "Outlaw"
( Tridents car club ) and the four plaques in the Revell Custom Car Parts Pack "Bumpers & Grilles ".
As popular as these items were in real 1:1 customs & rods back in the 50's - 60's I never understood why they weren't more accurately represented in kits.
through the years I only found one aftermarket company that did decent club plaques & they're long gone. I believe they were in Canada...and did plaques in photo etch for The Pharoahs, The Rod Benders, The Road Knights and The Kustoms.
Glad I bought a set before they went under.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:03 PM

The '50 Ford Convertable customizing kits also came with a couple of cinder blocks.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:26 AM

The Nichimo 1:16 Ford Mutt came with camping gear, a guitar, a revolver and a rifle and a driver with a separate ten gallon Stetson.
Many of the old Japanese kits came with some geegaw or other. There was a series by Tamiya, where each kit contained a 1/24 car and a moped or scooter.
Most of the Japanese vans contained some kind of recreational gear, like skateboards, RC models, ghetto blasters, tennis rackets, the like.
The Monogram 1/24 Tom Daniel Red Baron comes with a little Fokker Triplane.

Edited by Junkman, 07 March 2012 - 12:26 AM.


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Posted 07 March 2012 - 02:33 AM

I just thought of another source. The MPC Gang Buster's series had scale guns & rifles, plus other extras IIRC. I think there were 3-4 different cars in the series of old school gangsters.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 02:48 AM

John, I think you're referring to the two chrome whiskey cans , couple of guns , and whiskey bottles along with a violin case too. These were part of the driver and a another figure that could stand . All this came with in the 1928 Lincon touring car . Ed Shaver

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 02:52 AM

anyone cast the stuff from the gangbusters set?

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:24 AM

I just Google`d Gang Busters and I found this....

http://public.fotki....angbusters-lin/

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:29 AM

Didnt the dodge magnum come with a guitar.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:43 AM

I came across a small box of these collected items a few weeks ago so don't know what kits they all came from but they included:
-phones including a pay phone, cb radio sets and mics
-45 rpm record player
-reel to reel tape recorder
-televisions
-movie camera
-various trophies, some with cars or top and others with cups
-numerous styles of jacks
-small tool boxes
-individual tools including lug wrenches
-various cans and round jerry cans
-cinder blocks
-several types of engine stands
-chrome brake drums
-suitcases
-fire extinguishers
-a couple of different laying down dogs
-a short length of corrogated racing barrier
-drive-inn style window tray
-drag shutes including at least one kit that had an open one
-helmets, racing & WWII style biker helmets
-surf boards

Other have mentioned the mini bikes and go carts but don't forget the utility trailers & car hauler trailers.

Because many of these items were small they went into my spares boxes and didn't suffer the fate that many of the kits met from those early modelling days. Thanks for starting this thread, it was nice to be reminded of all these little suprises that were often found it the early car kits.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 11:09 AM

Hey James, AKA Joker, where did you get the skeleton that's on yer custom motor cycle??????????????????????