Most of you following the P.A. Community build, or interested in the genre have probably heard about these kits by now. Originally issued around 1984 by Fujimi, apparently to cash in on the Road Warrior phenomenon, which spawned many B grade movie imitators.
Fujimi released 4 kits in the Mad Police series, Destroyer, a Nissan Cedric. Interceptor, a 79-82 Pontiac Trans Am. Venus, a Mk1 Celica-Supra. And Farcon (engrish misspelling of Falcon), a Nissan 240sx. All shared some common elements, and had armor and some sort of weaponry.
This is my unboxing of The Destroyer, the most common of the 4 kits. There is a bit of flash, especially for a Japanese kit. The black plastic is kinda brittle. The mold for the Cedric body is damaged, as both the one I bought in 85, and this one 3 months ago that shipped from Hong Kong have a wavy trunk lid and trim. On a pristine car, this would be a troublesome fix, but on this type of car it can pass as physical damage to the actual car. The body in this kit comes in either white, or green. My old kit came with a white body, and this one is cast in green.
These kits are curbside, and come with the motors and electrical connections to power the motor. The directions show you how to run lights, but are not included.
The box art. All of the paintings are well detailed and look quite nice.
The body and armored chassis.
Dash and machine gun.
"Clear" parts. Painting the police lights is a pain with this dark glass..
Interior parts,and battery box & switches.
Figures and headlight light armor. The flat louvers are used in the Interceptor and Farcon kits.
Fender armor, also used on the Farcon
Tires, motor and electrical connections. The tires are unique, in that one side says Goodyear, and the other, Dunlop. Not sure that would fly with todays licensing agreements.
Edited by Zarana-X, 30 March 2013 - 02:49 AM.