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I know of one all new model kit to be introduced- The TUCKER


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#61 MachinistMark

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:55 AM

2nd ugliest car in history, 2nd only to the hudson hornet. no thanks.

as for that 47 caddy...yes please.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:16 AM

Rare? - you bet.
Valuable? - certainly
Ground breaking? - yepper
Ugly as all get out? - Oh my yes..

I have zero interest in this.


X2...... Just like the much anticipated Hudson kit.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:31 AM

I have the Modelhaus and Mint 1/24 Tuckers. I have put it on a number of suggestions lists. But every person in the industry says the subject is too narrow for a plastic kit today. I've even suggested the NASCAR version along with a custom version to utilize the tool enough to pay for itself. And every time I get told it would never work. I still don't agree....but those with the $$$ say no...so don't hold your breath or bet the farm....etc!!

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:36 AM

I have the Modelhaus and Mint 1/24 Tuckers. I have put it on a number of suggestions lists. But every person in the industry says the subject is too narrow for a plastic kit today. I've even suggested the NASCAR version along with a custom version to utilize the tool enough to pay for itself. And every time I get told it would never work. I still don't agree....but those with the $$$ say no...so don't hold your breath or bet the farm....etc!!


But... Craig bought a resin Tucker! So there will be a plastic kit. :D

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:18 AM

But... Craig bought a resin Tucker! So there will be a plastic kit.


That's the way it works with me!!!

Edited by Dave Van, 05 May 2012 - 08:19 AM.


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Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:11 PM

Sometimes model manufacturers wait too long on some subjects. When there are multiple versions of a subject in other mediums - resin and diecast, for example, they may have missed the boat. It is better to be the first, as if other companies see possibilities, the piece of pie becomes much smaller. When a market is flooded, the pie is gone quickly.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:44 PM

I know it's 50/50 on the looks of a Tucker abd most have never seen a real one except for pictures. Before the big "C" got me and turned my body into a barn find, I was a cross country trucker and there is a little place in Murdo, South Dakota called the murdo auto museum, he may sold it by now, but in 2005 Tuckers wife lent them one to display very differant car but in person very cool looking, they also a has Ellenor and an original cbs General Lee(318 ick.) along with 5 acres of most of our dream cars in barns that looked as they were never driven, if they're sgtill there and you ever happen across I-90 in S.D
x106 or so.. it's worth the 6$. thx

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:38 PM

I know it's 50/50 on the looks of a Tucker abd most have never seen a real one except for pictures. Before the big "C" got me and turned my body into a barn find, I was a cross country trucker and there is a little place in Murdo, South Dakota called the murdo auto museum, he may sold it by now, but in 2005 Tuckers wife lent them one to display very differant car but in person very cool looking, they also a has Ellenor and an original cbs General Lee(318 ick.) along with 5 acres of most of our dream cars in barns that looked as they were never driven, if they're sgtill there and you ever happen across I-90 in S.D
x106 or so.. it's worth the 6$. thx


Couldn't have. Vera died in 1956!

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:46 AM

Couldn't have. Vera died in 1956!


Preston Tucker died in 1956. Vera Tucker died in 1993.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:43 AM

Preston Tucker died in 1956. Vera Tucker died in 1993.


My bad you are correct (I knew that, it's right here in front of me on the desk :lol: ) but she still could not have lent one to them in 2005!
But one of the owners may have put theirs on display, although it would be a rare thing for one to do.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:44 PM

So why is it economically viable to tool up & produce a die cast Tucker but not a plastic kit?
Is it simply the retail price is so much higher or that they will sell more?