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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:48 PM

"Why? There should be legitimate criticism here..this isn't a Revell rah-rah site."

I was taught two things...If you can't say something nice....then stay quiet.

As a business owner, I would only resell what THE CUSTOMERS BOUGHT...I know thats a unusual idea...BUT if they don't sell, Revell will get the message.

As I kitbash, I will buy the revell quality vs old AMT stuff that is awful.

And I know how many HATE big wheels and low profile rubber, but look at the shows today, lots of BIG rubber out there. Not all of us build stock with rubber band dinky tires...Its all taste.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:53 PM

"Why? There should be legitimate criticism here..this isn't a Revell rah-rah site."

I was taught two things...If you can't say something nice....then stay quiet.

Quaint.

And I know how many HATE big wheels and low profile rubber, but look at the shows today, lots of BIG rubber out there. Not all of us build stock with rubber band dinky tires...Its all taste.

I like big wheels and tires, but Revell executed these poorly. The tires are very narrow, the wheels slightly resemble the ones on the box art.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:01 PM

Good point. I'm surprised he'd put his name on it too.


Really?

Hint: $$$

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:02 PM

Really?

Hint: $$$


Its green and makes the world go around :lol:

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:09 PM

Its green and makes the world go around :lol:


Yessir!

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:20 PM

I was thinking about picking this one up, but I think I will save my pennys for something else :lol:

I think this was just a way for Revell to make some quick cash flow :lol: , I see it back firing on them badly, but maybe they will learn :huh:

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:20 PM

Really?

Hint: $$$

In marketing speak, it was something like 'brand synergy' for Revell to link up w/ Foose.. :) At least the kits are semi-representative of a real car, unlike other kits that have been tied to a TV series but never appeared in the series..

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:25 PM

In marketing speak, it was something like 'brand synergy' for Revell to link up w/ Foose.. :) At least the kits are semi-representative of a real car, unlike other kits that have been tied to a TV series but never appeared in the series..


I am all for model companys doing "brand synergy", but least do it right , and not just throw in some new wheels/tires, decal sheet and call it a day.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:26 PM

I am all for model companys doing "brand synergy", but least do it right , and not just throw in some new wheels/tires, decal sheet and call it a day.

It's a pretty cynical approach Revell has taken, assuming most model builders won't notice or care how off it is from the real subject...

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:30 PM

It's a pretty cynical approach Revell has taken, assuming most model builders won't notice or care how off it is from the real subject...


More of a slap in the face really, oh well, glad I didnt get all worked up over these fooseball guy's car kits :lol:

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:07 PM

I was taught two things...If you can't say something nice....then stay quiet.


That's all well and good. But this thread is supposed to be a review of the kit. There's no need to be quiet and nice about it either. We're allowed to say whatever we want about this kit because it is America. Revell needs to hear the opinions of the potential customers. You know, feedback. Otherwise, more junk like this happens more often.

The wheels/tires and stance look terrible in my opinion. I usually don't want some cheap Pep Boys looking junk on my car or the kits I build. But maybe that's someone else's style lol.

For those who did buy the kit, can we still build it with stock wheels and tires? So at least it's not a total waste?

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:15 PM

For those who did buy the kit, can we still build it with stock wheels and tires? So at least it's not a total waste?

That is a good question

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:32 PM

From Hobby Search, seems just rims on the previous issues, and so freakin ugly.Gimme that front up stance and super skinny tires, and Im so frealin stoked! Way to go Revell!
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AND... that is supposed to represent this??

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Edited by Draggon, 02 October 2012 - 02:35 PM.


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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:39 PM

I am a bit disapointed but pretty much what I expected. Seems like all to often they never get the stance right. At least the stance can be corrected pretty easy most times.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:06 PM

If you like the kit **BUY IT**
If you don't like the kit wheels/tires ** ADD YOUR OWN**

Problem solved... :blink:

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:17 PM

For those who did buy the kit, can we still build it with stock wheels and tires? So at least it's not a total waste?

Nope..this is not a 2n1 kit. The stock and drag wheel & tire choices of the regular kit are gone. Many of the drag parts (hood w/ hole, blower) remain on the trees, though.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:25 PM

I just want to see what's in the box (mostly wheels) so I can choose between this 'NEW' version, or one of the older versions, since I do want the kit regardless.

In the meantime, gotta get me some of this:

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I'll bet this works better than the original WD-40 ;)

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:32 PM

In marketing speak, it was something like 'brand synergy'...


I know all about marketing and the lingo. I've created plenty of ads, corporate ID, etc. and written a lot of ad copy in my day. You can call it whatever you want, it all boils down to the same thing in plain old English: cash.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:34 PM

I am all for model companys doing "brand synergy", but least do it right , and not just throw in some new wheels/tires, decal sheet and call it a day.

This is no different to those Fast n Furious movie tie-ins AMT released.

It's a pretty cynical approach Revell has taken, assuming most model builders won't notice or care how off it is from the real subject...

cynical or cost effective? i'm sure the engineers were given a limited budget for this line of kits, and i'm guessing most went on Foose licensing. Either way, if it gets some kids to start building models, i'm all for it. (yes i'd have preferred a proper set of kit rims).

Edited by kruleworld, 02 October 2012 - 03:35 PM.


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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:34 PM

Nope..this is not a 2n1 kit. The stock and drag wheel & tire choices of the regular kit are gone. Many of the drag parts (hood w/ hole, blower) remain on the trees, though.


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