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#41 Draggon

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:52 PM

That Six Million Dollar Man kit has just about the strangest box art illustration I've ever seen! :blink:


Yea! Fundimensions were really competition for Arii's wierdness in those days!

Arii also had a couple black cross ( HItler's emblem ) kits, I know of a VW, but cant find any pics of it. Fodder for "what were they thinking". I'd love to have a lot of the kits posted for the, ummmm, uniqueness!

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:01 PM

Greg...where did you get these images or these kits?


Those two images look like facing pages of a book, rather than box tops.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:08 PM

When I was a kid I had a ski-doo kit,maybe 1/12.I've never seen another one in person or on any forums


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There are a few more early '70s snowmobile kits from Japanese manufacturers, too, which I've seen on eBay.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:35 PM

Where's the Chuka Cannon? Oh wait - nevermind - last time that was posted, it locked a topic....


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I also got a few more 1:24 SciFi kits:

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:36 PM

There is also a TNT Ski-Doo kit as well.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:54 PM

those sifi kits are wackey.
Thanks for the ski-doo images

#47 Crazy Ed

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:03 PM

Here's a couple of not so common Kits:

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:06 PM

I had forgotten about that boner-missle kit. Thats a good thing!

Wouldn't ya love to see into the mind of the guy that designed this?

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:23 PM

Arii American Violence T-Bird. Go to the link, blow up the pic, and read the text. There were a few of these kits that caused a vibrating buzz in ones bowells! If that doesnt get you maybe its "winker signal" will!

http://gomotorbids.c...?Lot_ID=1235156


Is that John Belushi behind the wheel :D

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:27 PM

I had forgotten about that boner-missle kit. Thats a good thing!

Wouldn't ya love to see into the mind of the guy that designed this?


Ahem. Let's presume I don't.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:23 PM

Yea! Fundimensions were really competition for Arii's wierdness in those days!

Arii also had a couple black cross ( HItler's emblem ) kits, I know of a VW, but cant find any pics of it. Fodder for "what were they thinking". I'd love to have a lot of the kits posted for the, ummmm, uniqueness!


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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:25 PM

How cool would this be? Says 1/20 scale.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:38 PM

I have that

How cool would this be? Says 1/20 scale.

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I have that Winnebago. They used to give them away at Winnebago dealers. It was made two different ways. The first being an all assembled promo type toy and the second being the "kit" which was the same thing, just disassembled. It has stickers for the stripes and is designed to be motorized.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:40 PM

I have a few in my stash. Here are some.
Fiat Abarth 131 with opening doors and clockwork motor
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Life-Like Roman Chariot with no date to indicate age
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And a Naval 24 Pounder Cannon with scale rope and chain. The nifty thing about this one is that it's in 1/24th scale!
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:42 PM

That Roman Chariot is too cool! I would love to see it "Under Glass!"

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:05 PM

Maybe not super obscure, but I didn't know there was a 1/16 Ford GT40 'til I saw this:

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I have that Winnebago. They used to give them away at Winnebago dealers. It was made two different ways. The first being an all assembled promo type toy and the second being the "kit" which was the same thing, just disassembled. It has stickers for the stripes and is designed to be motorized.


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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:09 PM

How 'bout a Chrysler boat by MPC?:

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:33 PM

anyone recall this gem?

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:49 PM

These are getting scarce, will occasionally pop up on eBay...

Camaro Kammback and Firebird Kammback

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Also one by Lindberg...

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And the Spy Hunter 2 model kit by Motormax, nothing more than a metal kit of the Saleen S7 with Spy Hunter 2 badging, but cool nonetheless.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:44 PM

How 'bout a Chrysler boat by MPC?:

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These are beautiful!