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#1 Greg Myers

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:18 PM

I was just at one of the local Hobby Lobby's and was hopping to find the new Rat Roaster or the MPC clear/ Petty Blue Charger kits. No, but they did have the new Olds.

So I got to thinking " I wonder how soon they get the new kits?"



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

I'm thinking pretty soon, I want to pick up one of the Rat Rods also. I picked up the 50 Olds about a week after Hobbytown got it.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:56 PM

If you have our local hobby lobby your lucky if they get anything in....usually miss the re-issues and new kits here.



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:06 PM

I don't think Hobby Lobby will be carrying either kit.



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:15 PM

Sometimes a loooooooooong time, however I was surprised at how fast they put the '50 Olds, the '69 Olds 442, and the '57 Ford on their shelves.



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:40 PM

Our local Hobby Lobby has the '50 Olds but, still no '57 Ford Custom.  They are doing better getting new releases in the last year like the Meyers "Manx", Revell '49 Merc.,the Double Dragster kit, the Double "T", the '48 Ford, the Willys and some others.  Don't you wish we could order them and get the 40% off?  Maybe they only order quarterly or something.



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:44 PM

Check the shelf tags, that will tell you whether or not they will have the kit. You can ask someone to see if it is on order, they should be able to check that. Not sure, but the model kits might get shipped from Revell to the Hobby Lobby warehouse and then to the Hobby Lobby store.If so, that would add at least a week or two in the time it would take to get to the store versus other outlets (LHS, HTU, etc).



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:51 PM

I may be wrong here, but I thought stores like Michaels, Hobby Lobby, WalMart (when they did) and other large chain stores rely on the distributor to decide what goes on the shelf.  The distributor decides what is selling and what might sell.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:56 PM

Hobby Lobby has  a limited line up of most likely "A" stock. They may or may not ever carry them.

 

 

FWIW, I just picked up the 57 Ford Custom at HL tonight, on my way home.



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:49 AM

My local Hobby Lobby carries quite a few of the new releases. (50 Olds,57 Ford, AMC Gremlin, 3 or 4 double kits,Hurst Olds) just to name a few. All together they carry about 40 or 50 current kits.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:16 AM

The Hobby Lobby in my are has had most of the new releases 57 ford,50 olds, petty torino, gremlins. That is very good. The kits are being released so fast the older kits are being clearanced out...



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:38 AM

It must depend on the store and who orders the stock .  Our HL has had the same kits for a year or more with very few changes .  The only new releases I've noticed are the AMT " Double " kits .  Whoever does the ordering must check the box " Reorder All " without even thinking !  Michaels is the same way .

  My LHS has new releases on his shelf within a week of when I see them on the internet .  He's great !



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:25 PM

 

 

FWIW, I just picked up the 57 Ford Custom at HL tonight, on my way home.

Thanks, Just checked today and yes they had one for  $16 and some change with 40% coupon. I make a visit about once a week with coupon.  I look for them to get the Rat Roaster because, last year they had a nice display of Revell kits for the Stacy David contest with the rules advertised.   We can only hope.



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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:43 PM

The manager at the Hobby Lobby I go to Told me if there was any model I wanted that yjey could order it. They did get the New releases Pretty fast this time around.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:11 PM

The manager at the Hobby Lobby I go to Told me if there was any model I wanted that yjey could order it. They did get the New releases Pretty fast this time around.

 

 

Something we should remember before we blast HL is to ask a manager if they could order a kit, as Todd mentions above, because they can't know what we want if we don't tell them.