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#1 1972coronet

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 01:38 PM

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Rhetorical question here ; who'd like to see this kit reissued by Round2 ?

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More-so , as a "4-in-1" , which would include not only the 1971 version , but the parts from the 1972 annual as well !
The only work the builder would *have* to perform would be replacing the 1971's side markers with the generic 1972 lenses .

The prices on this kit ( and its 1972 successor , as well as its 1987 modified-reissue ) are ridiculous at best ; and being that I don't have a buck-forty to spend on a kit (let alone my 1:1 car !) , I think that a retro-reissue would be in order .

The building options would be virtually endless , from a stock '71 383 R.R. , to a 440 Six Barrel , to a 1972 phantom Superbird , and any-thing in-between !

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:53 AM

Even though I have both a 1971 and a 1972, I'm in

New tool on a model that has limited following even in 1-1 ? IMO, not likely.

I'd take the re-issue and be darn happy I got it
 

#3 VERNON

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 06:50 AM

I WOULD BE BE IN FOR A FEW. EVEN THOUGH IT'S AN OLD TOOL, IT WOULD BE A GREAT REISSUE.

Edited by VERNON, 14 September 2012 - 01:31 AM.


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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:04 AM

I'd probably get another one...though I have 4 of the original issue, 2 of the '80s reissue, the original '71 GTX and the '72 RR in my stash. One of the '80s ones I'm planning on kitbashing w/ the modern-tool AMT '71 Charger for the chassis, engine compartment, etc. I love the '60s-70s MPC Mopies.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 10:05 AM

Why re-issue it? It's not 1984 anymore... It's 2012... We have computers & surely a NEW tool would be in order? It a Mopar so of course I'd be interested... But only for a new tool version... Not another ###### re-issue.
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Actually,

I'd probably get another one...though I have 4 of the original issue, 2 of the '80s reissue, the original '71 GTX and the '72 RR in my stash. One of the '80s ones I'm planning on kitbashing w/ the modern-tool AMT '71 Charger for the chassis, engine compartment, etc. I love the '60s-70s MPC Mopies.


Rob's on the right track here! Why couldn't Round 2 do something with this kit like AMT/ERTL did with the '70 Cornet back in the 90's (and still sell this way) where they stuck one of the newer B-Body kit chassis and drivetrain in with the vintage body and interior pieces to make one kit. I'd be interested in buying one of those kits anyway, but doing the above would make it even more worthwhile of a purchase for me!

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 10:35 AM

You bet! I'm in. I'd like 3-4 of them.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:05 PM

I did combine the 71 Road Runner/Superbird kit with the new 71 Charger, it fits like a glove. All you have to do is cut the inner fenders out of the Charger body and use some Evergreen to fit them to the Road Runner body. I'm not done but the conversion is pretty easy.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:18 PM

While I would love to see this kit rereleased I know it's a slim chance. Even if it was I allready have 4 or 5 of them. Here is a 72 that I restored with a new tool 71 Charger chassis upgrade.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:20 PM

Sharp build..

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:22 PM

i would love to see that come back out

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:56 PM

Now that is a Road Runner done right , Sport Suburban !!
I've always loved the 1972-1974 blue engine / orange air cleaner combo .

A new tooling from Revell-Monogram would be nice ... Again , with parts to build either a '71 or a '72 and with the phantom Superbird parts !

To the nay-sayers : If these kits are so "undesirable" in scale as well as in 1:1 , then why are the old MPC kits going for such outrageous prices on ebay ??? If no one wants theirs , I'll gladly take 'em off your hands for $5 a piece !

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:54 AM

If these kits are so "undesirable" in scale as well as in 1:1 , then why are the old MPC kits going for such outrageous prices on ebay ??? If no one wants theirs , I'll gladly take 'em off your hands for $5 a piece !


I never said it was undesirable, it just doesn't have the popularity the earlier 68-70 B-body cars do. And I'm not saying an all new tool to do one would be a loosing proposition for model manufacturers.
But an all new tool of say a 1970 Road runner would be a better money maker

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 02:51 AM

I never said it was undesirable, it just doesn't have the popularity the earlier 68-70 B-body cars do. And I'm not saying an all new tool to do one would be a loosing proposition for model manufacturers.
But an all new tool of say a 1970 Road runner would be a better money maker


i have to agree with you. the 71 and up runners dont have the appeal the 68-70 ones do. i have a few of these, if i was into more stock builds i would love to build a 72. would LOVE a 1/25 70 runner, but thats another post.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:45 AM

I agree that an all-new '68-'70 Plymouth B-Body needs to be done . The AMT kits of the '68 & '69 R.R. / GTX are so-so (never did like the way they did the battery ...) , and that Monogram '70 GTX-come-'70 R.R. is mediocre . While the R.R. is an improvement over the original GTX kit , it still has those lingering antiquities of its Monogram roots ( blobs for carbs ; the toothpick-thin exhaust ; the exhaust being moulded to the axle / rear suspension assembly ; and those ridiculous looking tyres ) .

I'm still 1) No vulgar language or "fake" vulgar language (as in #&@$$!#$!!). Offensive language is completely unacceptable. about the cancellation of the 1968 Coronet R/T that RC2 / Electric Bugaloo was going to produce prior to their collapse ... *sigh*

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:34 AM

I'd take the re-issue and be darn happy I got it


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Edited by Jantrix, 13 September 2012 - 05:35 AM.


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Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:40 AM

l'd LOVE to have one!

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 03:37 AM

I also built the original 71 MPC kit, using the new 72 Charger chassis. They went together very smootly and made for a very nice kit. Honestly, I wouldn't buy a repop of any old kit. I'd buy the parts or original issue when they come up and kitbash them with something new to make a more detailed product.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 06:48 AM

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 02:59 PM

Isn't this kit currently (Or recently) the Daisey Duke 74 GTX?Road Runner??



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:40 PM

Thanks for sharing those pics of the original MPC Annual , Casey :) . I'm loving those white wall tyres from that original issue ... Bring 'em back , Round2 , please !