One can't blame Lindberg for not trying hard. For a good few years, they put in a bigger effort than all other American kit producers combined at the time.
They filled a long gasping gap with their excellent '53 Fords and with their 60s Mopars they gave us something to pimp our Jo-Hans with, including a decent Slant Six (one wonders, where the capital for the tooling came from). Large scale modellers may have been delighted by their fairly recent 1/12 and 1/8 reissues, which included the very sought after Exterminator, a kit that can hold its own even today and is an excellent source for vintage speed equipment in this scale. IIRC it even includes a Potvin option?
Then they catered to the truckers at heart with the re-releases of the loooong missed IMC big rig stuff, the Lil Red Wagon, and also the AMT 34 Ford P/U was a very welcome reissue.
OK, I bought them all. Twice. Even trice. Now what?
I seem to remember that Lindberg is run by a bunch of true veterans of the hobby, some of which having been around since the heyday 60s. Maybe the current management of Lindberg just reached the end of their working life, looking forward to a well deserved retirement?
One thing is for sure. Going down the 1/20 street in this time and age will not save them.
It was a mistake back then and they should have learned their lesson.
Edited by Junkman, 23 February 2013 - 03:45 PM.