I just compared the chrome tree of the 2007 issue to the "Countdown" version from the '70's. The countdown wheels do have the rexturing but the newer wheels look to be smoothed out some. There's still some texturing to them, just finer. Makes the centers look almost like satin plating.
BTW, the drag strait axel is on the tree of the 2007 kit along with the dual blowers and moon tank and I'm pretty sure the the rest of the drag parts are all in there.
Looks like everything to the Sock it to Me version is in the 2007 box except the decals.
Yeah, I also think everything for the Sock It To Me kit was in the last two reissues. I think the slots might have been retooled for the 50th Ann. kit, because it looked like the parting lines on the slots themselves had changed which would be an indication that they are from different inserts. I know the texture wasn't near as prominent either, but I wasn't sure if that was because of heavy undercoating under the vacuum metalizing. Glad to hear they are retexturing them either way....I agree with Tim that the originals are very nice vintage mags.
I have an unbuilt original Sock It Too Me--and the other '60s Trophy Series issue of the '62--but I'm looking forward to this reissue too.
Edited by Don Sikora II, 26 January 2013 - 01:10 PM.