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#61 Casey

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:45 PM

So there ya go folks, you got some new rims...wheeeeeee!


Are you forgetting about the new tires to match those wheels? :lol: :P ;)

This is pretty much what almost everyone expected when this kit was announced in May, and what we can expect for the '67 Coronet kit, too. Nothing too exciting for the hardcore builder, but look at the bright side- Revell isn't radically and irreversibly altering the tooling to create a one-off kit(s). :)

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:51 PM

So I am not in the cool crowd

but look at the bright side- Revell isn't radically and irreversibly altering the tooling to create a one-off kit(s). :)


Read, they dont thinks its a wise money investment to change tooling for the fooseball dudes cars

So I am not in the cool crowd anymore, but who is the fooseball dude?, I can say I have never heard of him up intell reading about him getting a few kits. From what I have seen of the drawing's , I dont see the big deal, but again, I dont know anything.

So yeah! another re release with some ugly wheels and different tires, cant wait....................... :lol:

Edited by martinfan5, 04 September 2012 - 05:51 PM.


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 06:14 PM

Are you forgetting about the new tires to match those wheels? :lol: :P ;)

This is pretty much what almost everyone expected when this kit was announced in May, and what we can expect for the '67 Coronet kit, too. Nothing too exciting for the hardcore builder, but look at the bright side- Revell isn't radically and irreversibly altering the tooling to create a one-off kit(s). :)


Granted but you did see people in this thread who expected a new tool, and believed that Chip is so devoted to his "art" that he wouldn't sign-off on some half-witted attempt at one of his cars. He might be the nicest guy in the world, but that doesn't absolve him of the desire to promote his brand and make money while doing it. Wonder what his cut of sales are/upfront fee was?

They will not be "new" tires anyway, they'll be the same ole-same ole Cali Wheel tires, Revell doesn't have the ability to create new tires...or so you'd think.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 06:23 PM

I wonder what the price of the fooseball kits are going to be?, are they going to be more so Revell can give him his cut and Revell still make money ?

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:33 PM

..;Chip Foose has been around cars all of his life....


Haven't most of us in the developed world?
I was brought home from hospital in a car and then was regularly driven in one by my father until I was old enough to drive myself.
Rarely a day goes by when I am not "around" a variety of cars.
Time to go home now, with my Hilux around me..

I'm glad they are repopping this as i've been meaning to grab one for a while and I can hopefully trade those wheels (and the no-name overly high profile tyres they are bound to come with) for something i'll actually use.

Wonder if Revell have any plans for a range of Foose Parts Pack wheel sets...

Edited by zenrat, 04 September 2012 - 07:36 PM.


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Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:48 PM

New pick up trucks. Titan, Ram, F150(specifically Raptor), Tundra. I bet someone(probably Revell AG tho) will pick up the new Focus ST within the next few years. ANY new GM sedans. Pretty much anything current that's not a "muscle car".

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:51 PM

Well here it is straight from the Revell Newsletter...

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85-4905 Chip Foose ’68 Pontiac® Firebird®

Scale: 1:25
Chip Foose has been around cars all of his life. His many talents include automotive design, fabrication, and graphic arts, plus hosting a national TV show. He has built award-winning cars. And, Chip Foose is the youngest person to be inducted into the Hot Rod hall of Fame. This 1968 Pontiac® Firebird® is a perfect example of how the magic Foose touch can put a modern spin on a favorite classic. Exclusive details include:

  • Chip Foose Design wheels
  • Pontiac® 400 c.i. Ram AirTM engine
  • Optional race engine parts and interior
Same engine, and I believe those race engine parts & interior are the same drag parts that have come with that kit for the past 2 reissues. So there ya go folks, you got some new rims...wheeeeeee! I'd like to point out this kit was already in the Revell catalog to the point it was in this years "Muscle Car" Revell Model Championships...no need to insult is by adding decals and some rims and then re-re-reissue it AGAIN.


Here is another pic Revell is showing, of a built up kit..

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 02:17 PM

Here is another pic Revell is showing, of a built up kit..

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Someone please tell me, what so special about this ?, all I see are some aftermarket wheels, someone point out why this guy is popular?

Edited by martinfan5, 05 September 2012 - 02:17 PM.


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Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:21 PM

And are those drilled disc pattern decals on otherwise plain wheel backs?

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:23 PM

And are those drilled disc pattern decals on otherwise plain wheel backs?

Hard to tell, but the Revell 2n1 'California Wheels' and 'Motor City Muscle' kits usually have separate disc brakes...I assume the Foose kits will follow the same approach.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:54 PM

Someone please tell me, what so special about this ?, all I see are some aftermarket wheels, someone point out why this guy is popular?


He's got a good eye for design and he's a talented artist. If you're judging his entire body of work by these two Foose-branded kits, you're not going to get any idea of what he's done. Check out his personal '69 Firebird from 1992 or so and you'll see what he does and why he does it well.

Foose co-labelled kits aren't "special" and they aren't going to break any new ground as far as the models inside the boxes are concerned, but look at the big picture (i.e., not our own want, needs, and what we each would buy as model building enthusiasts). Some of us might be able to see how such a kit could bring new people into the hobby, as well as provide a "new" kit for Revell to market (alongside the launch of Overhaulin' on TV). And guess where the money for Revell to take the plunge and tool up an all-new '50 Olds Coupe partially comes from? Kits just like this, which Revell has to invest very little "new" money into, yet can market to a specific audience who is already tuned into most things automotive.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:19 PM

He's got a good eye for design and he's a talented artist. If you're judging his entire body of work by these two Foose-branded kits, you're not going to get any idea of what he's done. Check out his personal '69 Firebird from 1992 or so and you'll see what he does and why he does it well.

Foose co-labelled kits aren't "special" and they aren't going to break any new ground as far as the models inside the boxes are concerned, but look at the big picture (i.e., not our own want, needs, and what we each would buy as model building enthusiasts). Some of us might be able to see how such a kit could bring new people into the hobby, as well as provide a "new" kit for Revell to market (alongside the launch of Overhaulin' on TV). And guess where the money for Revell to take the plunge and tool up an all-new '50 Olds Coupe partially comes from? Kits just like this, which Revell has to invest very little "new" money into, yet can market to a specific audience who is already tuned into most things automotive.


I will google Foose and see for myself

Good point Casey, and to add to that, no matter what the subjects, ones we like or dont like, the bottom line is we should all hope that the new ( new reissued ) kits are a success sales wise, because in the long run, we the modelers will benefit the most, with the models company's taking more risk per say down the road on giving us newly tooled kits.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:59 PM

The Revell website http://www.revell.co...rs/85-4905.html makes no mention of Mr Foose in it's announcement of this kit.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 08:27 PM

LMAO! Knew it. Those wheels look like some pepboys special junk. Glad I didn't have high hopes for this line. Pass.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 08:40 PM

LMAO! Knew it. Those wheels look like some pepboys special junk. Glad I didn't have high hopes for this line. Pass.

Thats what I was thinking too

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:35 AM

  • I will buy that Foose Firebird for sure, even if the stance is stock!
  • I think that someone should bring us a well proportined Plymouth 'Cuda 70-71...
  • The new Charger 2012 cop car, even R/T and SRT-8
  • More vans and pick-ups from the 70's
  • Why not an american tuner (2005-2007 Cobalt SS Supercharged and 2008-2010 turbo)
  • 2012 Camaro ZL-1
  • Update the Chalenger with 2010+ SRT392...
  • 1970 Dodge Charger (will be interesting to have a non-R/T option)
  • 1980-1990 Chevy Caprice or Impala police car!!
  • At least a modern pick-up (full size)
  • O.K. enough for now, i know that the model manufacturers are limited in their costs for new products developpements... But will be pleased to see at least one of in my wish list!!


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Posted 06 September 2012 - 01:13 PM

  • I will buy that Foose Firebird for sure, even if the stance is stock!
  • I think that someone should bring us a well proportined Plymouth 'Cuda 70-71... - YES
  • The new Charger 2012 cop car, even R/T and SRT-8 - Why?
  • More vans and pick-ups from the 70's - Why?
  • Why not an american tuner (2005-2007 Cobalt SS Supercharged and 2008-2010 turbo) - WHY!!?
  • 2012 Camaro ZL-1 - Why? new Camaro with a different engine...
  • Update the Chalenger with 2010+ SRT392... - Again, why?
  • 1970 Dodge Charger (will be interesting to have a non-R/T option) - Why?
  • 1980-1990 Chevy Caprice or Impala police car!! - Why?
  • At least a modern pick-up (full size)
  • O.K. enough for now, i know that the model manufacturers are limited in their costs for new products developpements... But will be pleased to see at least one of in my wish list!!

Sorry to knock almost every one of your points, but is it really necessary to put out same kit with a billion different variations? Only kid that deserves a million different versions is the 32 ford, and those aren't just "extra badges and minor details"

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 01:16 PM

  • I will buy that Foose Firebird for sure, even if the stance is stock!
  • I think that someone should bring us a well proportined Plymouth 'Cuda 70-71...
  • The new Charger 2012 cop car, even R/T and SRT-8
  • More vans and pick-ups from the 70's
  • Why not an american tuner (2005-2007 Cobalt SS Supercharged and 2008-2010 turbo)
  • 2012 Camaro ZL-1
  • Update the Chalenger with 2010+ SRT392...
  • 1970 Dodge Charger (will be interesting to have a non-R/T option)
  • 1980-1990 Chevy Caprice or Impala police car!!
  • At least a modern pick-up (full size)
  • O.K. enough for now, i know that the model manufacturers are limited in their costs for new products developpements... But will be pleased to see at least one of in my wish list!!

Good list. We definitely need more modern cars, from the current decade and maybe the last 30-40 years... I'd add the 2013 Mustang Boss 302 and Shelby GT500 to that list.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 01:37 PM

  • I will buy that Foose Firebird for sure, even if the stance is stock!
  • I think that someone should bring us a well proportined Plymouth 'Cuda 70-71...
  • The new Charger 2012 cop car, even R/T and SRT-8
  • More vans and pick-ups from the 70's
  • Why not an american tuner (2005-2007 Cobalt SS Supercharged and 2008-2010 turbo)
  • 2012 Camaro ZL-1
  • Update the Chalenger with 2010+ SRT392...
  • 1970 Dodge Charger (will be interesting to have a non-R/T option)
  • 1980-1990 Chevy Caprice or Impala police car!!
  • At least a modern pick-up (full size)
  • O.K. enough for now, i know that the model manufacturers are limited in their costs for new products developpements... But will be pleased to see at least one of in my wish list!!

I agree , that is a great list, I would buy everything on that list, more then just one for many

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 01:46 PM

All I want is MPC to do the '68 Impala again :wub: B) :D