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#41 The70judgeman

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:02 PM

There's no excuse for companies putting graphics on the box top that do not accurately portray what's inside. Period.

 

How would you feel if you bought  a set of dishes, say... because you liked the pattern shown on the box, but the pattern on the dishes in the box was completely different?

Bad experience buying your last dish set from Walmart Harry?



#42 Harry P.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:11 PM

No...  :lol:  Just making an example. The picture on the box should be an accurate portrayal of what's in the box... dishes, model kits, whatever.



#43 Brizio

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:21 PM

I notice that too, building the VOODOO VETTE... http://www.modelcars...showtopic=68811 I had to find a different (one piece) body.

 

 

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:

 

corvette-57-gasser-amt-escala-125-modelo

 

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



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:27 PM

No...  :lol:  Just making an example. The picture on the box should be an accurate portrayal of what's in the box... dishes, model kits, whatever.

I know...just messing with you. But still, you're right...what is described on the box, should and better be in the box.



#45 Erik Smith

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:29 PM

No...  :lol:  Just making an example. The picture on the box should be an accurate portrayal of what's in the box... dishes, model kits, whatever.


Especially when certain things - like wheels - are a very important aspect of replicating a car.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:07 PM

The recent release of the Revell 65 Impala Convertable says California Wheels but they aren't in the kit.



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:18 PM

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: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art.

I've got an AMT '94 Sonoma SLS that says the same thing actually.

 

There was the AMT 74 GTX reissue from a few years back that had a builtup model on the box art that showcased factory stock markings that are no where to be fond in the kit.

I built one as a kid and it showed Cragers and factory markings on the box art, included neither.

 

 

I have 1 of my 7 AMT 454SS trucks that has the Chrome tree from a AMT '90 Silverado C1500, it doesn't have any of the 454 parts (valve covers, fuel pump, throttle body, wheels)

 

Nick

 

And I'm the one who opened it sealed, I bought 3 others at the same time from the same person who bought all 4 when they were first released. I also have a couple that are molded in different colors. And a few have the grille and bumpers chromed, others do not.



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:41 PM

The recent release of the Revell 65 Impala Convertable says California Wheels but they aren't in the kit.


Granted it was mis-released under the CA Wheels "sub-brand", nothing on the box or any information about the kit ever said it was anything but a straight reissue of the original.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:50 PM

Granted it was mis-released under the CA Wheels "sub-brand", nothing on the box or any information about the kit ever said it was anything but a straight reissue of the original.

 

Agreed, but with every other California Wheels kit they have the extra wheels included.

 

I did buy one and after reading the box over I wasn't holding my breath. :blink:



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:55 PM

The one that really frosted me was the RC2/AMT Hemi Under Glass re-issue from '06.

The box clearly depicted a second-generation Barracuda with a different paint scheme.

Inside was the '66 HUG that had recently been reissued by the Model King, part-for-part.



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:10 PM

Here's a good one

 

AMTFordVicky.jpg?t=1358732422

 

What is on the Box is not in the Box..

I give up. What's in the box?



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:18 PM

I give up. What's in the box?

Same as the Stock one

AMTFordVickystock.jpg?t=1358741791

 

 

No Dirt Modified parts.

I bought it for the wheels. wheels not included. Etc...



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:20 PM

Wait a minute! Are you saying that the model in the box doesn't include any of the dirt track parts? The model can NOT be built as a dirt track car as shown on the box?

If that's true, that's more than a "mistake." That's flat-out fraud.



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:23 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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Also, if you look closely, that one appears to have the '68 Roadrunner chassis under it, and what appear to be some scratchbuilt underhood details (like a hood latch plate, IIRC) which, like the KH wheels, are nowhere to be found inside the box.



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:25 PM

Wait a minute! Are you saying that the model in the box doesn't include any of the dirt track parts? The model can NOT be built as a dirt track car as shown on the box?

If that's true, that's more than a "mistake." That's flat-out fraud.

 

True Story..

 

In little Tiny letters, it said  Model will need to be modified to be built as pictured


Edited by RodneyBad, 20 January 2013 - 06:27 PM.


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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:37 PM

Wait a minute! Are you saying that the model in the box doesn't include any of the dirt track parts? The model can NOT be built as a dirt track car as shown on the box?

If that's true, that's more than a "mistake." That's flat-out fraud.


Stock kit with a sheet of written instructions outlining how to convert it to a jalopy race car with Evergreen and telling you to order wheels from an aftermarket source. Oh, yeah, and a decal sheet of sponsor markings.

Basically a stock kit with a how-to article included.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:41 PM

Stock kit with a sheet of written instructions outlining how to convert it to a jalopy race car with Evergreen and telling you to order wheels from an aftermarket source. Oh, yeah, and a decal sheet of sponsor markings.

Basically a stock kit with a how-to article included.

 

How do they get away with a stunt like that???



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:01 PM

 

How do they get away with a stunt like that???

Easy... the aformentioned disclaimer on the box. :rolleyes:



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:40 PM

I'm just surprised I'm the first one to post it..

Or the only person that bought one..



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:46 PM

I'm just surprised I'm the first one to post it..

Or the only person that bought one..

I bought a couple of each. The decal sheets are pretty nice, and they were ten bucks apiece on clearance at a local shop. B)