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#1 Erik Smith

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:00 PM

Ever look at a box top and think "What the?".  Ever open a box and say "HEY, WHERES THE <insert missing part here> THAT'S ON THE BOX?".  

 

Was there nobody at AMT in the 90s who looked at these built models on the box and said "You know, I don't remember the real car having such a high front end"?

 

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You know you have some crappy looking models on the box - some totally misleading pictures - let's see them...



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:04 PM

...and here is a recent model I purchased.  The build is taking place down in the Community section...

 

Look - nice looking porsche, cool, old school steel porsche wheels, right?

 

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Ya, not so much...

 

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How these wheels look anything those on the box is beyond me...



#3 Harry P.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:08 PM

I love it when they say "retouched photo of actual model."

 

Which translates in plain English to "we totally Photoshopped this picture, and if you think this is what's actually inside the box, the joke's on you, sucker!"



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:11 PM

Every photo of every kit on the box from AMT or Revell :lol:

 

Just kidding, I am going to have to think about one


Edited by martinfan5, 18 January 2013 - 08:12 PM.


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:11 PM

I love it when they say "retouched photo of actual model."

 

Which translates in plain English to "we totally Photoshopped this picture, and if you think this is what's actually inside the box, the joke's on you, sucker!"

:lol:  :lol: There's one for the suckers that see it and blindly yell "MINE!" as the scoop it off the shelf on thier way by...oh...waitaminut! :huh:



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:16 PM

AMT '69 Dodge Daytona with the "recall" wheels pictured on the box art build, but not included with the kit.  :rolleyes:

 



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:35 PM

I'm suprised that no one has posted this yet.  The legendary AMT Flip Nose Corvette! :lol:

When I bought this kit, I thought it would be cool to build, since it looked nice on the box art. But then I found out that parts don't fit at all, and noticed the Retouched Photo Of Actual Model on the Box Top. :rolleyes:

 

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Edit: Why part of my text dissapeared, and I had to write it again?


Edited by W-409, 18 January 2013 - 09:38 PM.


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:01 PM

I'm suprised that no one has posted this yet.  The legendary AMT Flip Nose Corvette! :lol:
When I bought this kit, I thought it would be cool to build, since it looked nice on the box art. But then I found out that parts don't fit at all, and noticed the Retouched Photo Of Actual Model on the Box Top. :rolleyes:
 
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Edit: Why part of my text dissapeared, and I had to write it again?

iv had problems with the hood lining up and the top section where it meets the window

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:21 AM

Those MoPar Recall wheels ARE in th e MPC 69 Barracuda though.

So Not like you can't get them to put On the Daytona.

 

I have 2 of the 69 Cuda so I have some.

 

How about the Grill on the Taurus Police issue??

Only decals. How are they suppose to show on a Black nose????

The CHP issue should have been a different agency!!

I have one of that issue & one of the Robo-cop issue. Both are suppose to be painted black

Black decals will NOT show on a Black body!!!!


Edited by Edsel-Dan, 19 January 2013 - 02:23 AM.


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:23 AM

For me the big red flag was when they used a photo of the real car or an illustrated picture. That had buyer-beware written all over it. I think that little piece of wisdom was passed to me from my dad.



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:42 AM

Couple of those amt kits with actual car photos are actually pretty darn good kits! Had no iSsues with the 66 olds 442 and the amt 71 duster 340 nice kits to buildup

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:03 AM

Actually, with some kits I'm not so much worried about how the top matches the content, but rather how the contents are near impossible to work with, or way too much trouble to build.



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:10 AM

anyone remember the AMT exteme chevy s10 with the 4cyl in it like the box said and it was a v-6.



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:36 AM

The Revell '68 Corvette with a 429 engine was a good one. I've seen ebay sellers trying to pass it off as a rare box misprint and asking crazy money for them. 



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:25 AM

Note the bottom left of the box, which says it's 1/16 scale. It's not -- it's the same old 1/24 kit sold under many labels. This is a typo that made it onto a ton of this kit. There never was a 1/16 version.

 

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:30 AM

Those MoPar Recall wheels ARE in th e MPC 69 Barracuda though.

So Not like you can't get them to put On the Daytona.

 

I have 2 of the 69 Cuda so I have some.

 

How about the Grill on the Taurus Police issue??

Only decals. How are they suppose to show on a Black nose????

The CHP issue should have been a different agency!!

I have one of that issue & one of the Robo-cop issue. Both are suppose to be painted black

Black decals will NOT show on a Black body!!!!

True enough about the recall wheels, but the point is they were shown ON that box, and not INCLUDED. You want to part with a set of those? PM me.



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:08 AM

Note the bottom left of the box...


Note the very bottom of the box. A life motto. Did you know that 'learning' is a synonym for 'we just taught you a bloody lesson, son'?

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:08 AM

Behold, the stunning 1/12 Ferrari 275 GTB. Originally created by Renwal, it was reboxed by Revell with a fabulous shot of a 1:1 car on the box top, featuring beautiful Borrani wires, and carefully cropped details on the side of the kit that don't begin to reveal what's inside. On the other hand, we have the original Renwal boxing with amateurish-looking artwork that is actually dead-on to the kit inside, with its droopy nose, too-long rear end without the proper spoiler, a top that looks chopped, some kind of square boxy thing on the hood, and poorly crafted Campagnolo mag wheels.
 
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:12 AM

Plowboy is right on that 429 Vette by Revell! I bought at least 5 of them(I LIKE 68 Vette's) and all of my boxes were marked like that! I told my buddy who owned the stand(it was at a flea market type place) wanted them back after he saw they were ALL marked like that, foo thought they'd be worth something sometime. Yeah, I told him, watever is priced on the box is what they'll pay, NOT collector's  prices! He STILL has the rest of the case he sold me sittin on his shelves!!!!



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:38 AM

Perhaps the funniest "blooper" I've ever seen on a model kit box was on the 1988 Chevy C1500 pickup from AMT/MPC!   On the box side, as a legal statement was "Manufactured under license from Ford Motor Company"!    Now, I wonder if Ford got the royalties from that Chevy pickup kit? :rolleyes: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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