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#701 Edsel-Dan

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 02:15 PM

I would love to see them re-issue that Land Rover!!!!

Been after one for some time, but.....................................

I Ain't Fort Knox!!!



#702 Tom Geiger

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 02:18 PM

I would love to see them re-issue that Land Rover!!!!

 

 

 

Me too!  I'd love to have a few of them!



#703 Scott Colmer

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 05:27 PM

I hope this works. My fotki sharing options seem to have dropped off.

 


http://public.fotki....holy-grail.html

 

Well, the link works. Not sure where the forum sharing option went.

 

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#704 Casey

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 06:04 PM

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I opened your image in a new window, copied the url, and used the image icon here to paste it in your post. I also saw the sharing options are down to two on your fotki page.  :(



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Posted 27 August 2013 - 07:29 PM

Monogram '70 Boss 429 with Hasegawa co-branding:

 

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 08:52 PM

Neon Dudes? Excellent marketing.

 

Or something. I have no idea what prompted me to get this. Might have been something given to me, instead. Most likely I blacked out the windows as an experiment for a slammer look. Says "Aston Martin" on the bottom of this one.

 

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 10:00 PM

I picked this one up for just 4.99GBP (about $6-$7) in 1995 from Toys-R-Us. Never seen one since.

 

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 02:06 AM

I have that Escort kit in an AMT box. Which is weird as that style Escort was never sold in North America. The kit has both LHD and RHD dashes. :)



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 02:17 AM

i build that escort once ..molded in red from a Revell kit..

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 02:33 AM

AMT and Revell both had XR-3 Escorts.

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I think the matchbox is the revell kit, but could be wrong. The AMT kit is a curbside with opening rear hatch - again, I could be wrong.

The revell kit saw a number of boxes and incarnations including an EXP and a Turbo version.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:18 AM

i didn't read this whole thread, but this is pretty interesting:
 
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i mean - "... torque reactive drive" somehow screams "rubber band" to me!
 
thread here on HAMB   http://www.jalopyjou...t=238665&page=4


Thanks for that memory. I had one. Great fun. Dog hated it.

joe.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:28 AM

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I'd like to find all 3 of these.  Especially the Stratos.



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 02:20 PM

What about those?

I didn't realise, if they are posted here before - saw them a couple days ago on ebay:

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Nice too:

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And my favorite one. Did any one built this?

 

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I remember getting the Astro-Vette when it first came out, and canniblizing the chassis for a hot rod.  Dare I ask what that one went for?



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 03:14 PM

I found an unbuilt Cosma Ray kit a few years ago at a swap meet. It cost me drly, but it was on my "Holy Grail" list.

Later on I found out that one of the resin casters had made a repop of it....

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 08:14 AM

Although this one isn't a car kit, I thought y'all might find it interesting....

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:03 AM

I seem to remember buying the Mannix Roadster as a kid and being severely disappointed it didn't have the stock bumpers and grille



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 04:16 PM

AMT and Revell both had XR-3 Escorts.

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I think the matchbox is the revell kit, but could be wrong. The AMT kit is a curbside with opening rear hatch - again, I could be wrong.

The revell kit saw a number of boxes and incarnations including an EXP and a Turbo version.

 

The Matchbox Escort shown above is the Revell kit. Revell-Germany used that black box art design for Matchbox kits sometime around 1990. 



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 09:34 AM

Wasent that baja bug called the spart bug....?



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 11:02 AM

Wasent that baja bug called the spart bug....?

Champion Spark Bug, also released as Empi somethign or other, and as the Killer Bee.



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 03:12 PM

I recently bought a sealed 1/12 Doyusha Porsche kit, and found this little brochure inside which shows all 14 1/12 scale kits that they offered. I'm sure there's many people here that have never seen any (minus perhaps the Lamborghini, Mercedes 450SL/SLC, and Stratos kits which appear occasionally in the large scale section). Currently, I have 5 of the kits in my collection (Stingray, Trans Am, Mach 1, 450SLC AMG, Porsche 911).

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