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Would you buy them if Round2 reissued them?


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#1 plowboy

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:40 AM

I'm always browsing ebay looking for the old promos just to have something different to build. The ones I mostly seem to check out are the old AMT and MPC promos. There are tons of different subjects that we haven't seen for decades! Just today I came across several cool promos that would be so cool to have back. Cars like the '68 and '69 SS427 Impalas, a '66 Buick Skylark GS, '62 Galaxie (bought it) and a '64 Pontiac LeMans. I could make a bigger list easily. So, IF Round2 reissued some of their older promos from AMT and MPC, would you be willing to buy them if they were in the $18-$22 range? I would in a heartbeat! 


Edited by plowboy, 19 April 2013 - 07:11 AM.


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:43 AM

I dunno Roger . At 30.00 dollars a pop , plus taxes , I'm already really rethinking even buying ANY plastic kits .  



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:56 AM

Yes, yes, yes, more reissues please.  Really though I think in the 18 to 22 dollar range would sell more.  Can they do it?  I remember when you could buy all the popular cars in AMT kits the year they were manufactured new and I'm sure a lot of you remember. 



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:01 AM

I have a bunch of 1980s X-EL models, Johan's re-issued promos, and would love to see Round2 do the same.  



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:03 AM

Not likely.

#6 Rob Hall

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:04 AM

I doubt if the tooling of any of those promos still exist.    But in an alternate reality where they do, yes, I'd buy curbside kits made from vintage promos.



#7 plowboy

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:06 AM

Right Ron. Maybe I should have added in the price range. Like Ed, I won't give thirty dollars for any new kit. At least, right now I won't. But, if Round2 could or would offer the old promos for the eighteen to even the tenty-five range, I think a lot of people would be all over them!



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:08 AM

I would buy the ones that interest me.



#9 DrKerry

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:09 AM

I'm with Ed, that 25 plus bucks for a kit is three days of gas for me.  



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:11 AM

I would buy the ones that interest me.

I second that.



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:36 AM

If they would offer a '68 Coronet/Superbee I would have to buy a few, to build them for my dad and brother.

 

Also I wish they would reissue the Monogram 1st-generation RX7.



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:35 AM

1968 Chevelle

1962 Galaxie with the flat back window

1971 Dodge Challenger

 

 

The following I have to think  the tooling exists somewhere with somebody ,,,, because re-issues have not been gone that long in the grand scheme of things ;

 

1959 Johan Desoto

1968 Johan  Chrysler 300 hardtop

1961 Johan Dodge pheonix

1972 MPC / AMT -  GMC or Chevrolet pickup slyleside long bed

1969 Barracuda fastback

 

More

Polar Lights Charger / Barracuda funnycars

 

I'll add more as I think of them



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:49 AM

I'd definitely buy curbsides from promo tooling in the $20 range. Seems like that should be possible if the tooling exists...no scaling, engineering, or development costs to have to amortize. Original box-art could be scanned and re-used. I've already bought a lot of styrene promos that have been reasonably priced, to use as bases for full-detail builds. I'd rather have styrene than resin repops.



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:57 AM

Sorry, not interested in promos, even if they retail for $9.99. Solid metal axles, exhaust and front and rear suspension molded to a one-piece chassis, engine plate inserts, and uber-shallow interior tubs have no appeal to me.



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:09 AM

If they would offer a '68 Coronet/Superbee I would have to buy a few, to build them for my dad and brother.

 

Also I wish they would reissue the Monogram 1st-generation RX7.

James, I just saw a '68 Coronet R/T kit last week at Model Empire and it's waiting for you.



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:11 AM

Sorry, not interested in promos, even if they retail for $9.99. Solid metal axles, exhaust and front and rear suspension molded to a one-piece chassis, engine plate inserts, and uber-shallow interior tubs have no appeal to me.

 

true.. but it would be nice to get some of those bodies!

 

That's the thing. I like old Oldsmobiles, and I've found relatively cheap '56 and '58 promos. Easy enough to source GM chassis, Olds engines and gearboxes, interiors that can be modified...but to scratch a mid-50s body is a BUNCH of work.



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:11 AM

James, I just saw a '68 Coronet R/T kit last week at Model Empire and it's waiting for you.

 

Will he need to bring along Benjamin, his twin brother Ben, and their friend Ulysses?



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:02 AM

Probably not. I will fork over hard earned cash only for full detail kits. 



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:02 AM

 

Will he need to bring along Benjamin, his twin brother Ben, and their friend Ulysses?

 

That's what I'm wondering. Are you sure it wasn't the '69?

A '68 would make an awesome gift for my brother, and if I could get two, I could build one for my dad also. Hell if I could get a 3rd I wouldn't mind having one for myself, I grew up around that car. It's been in the family since before I was born.



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:06 AM

 

That's what I'm wondering. Are you sure it wasn't the '69?

A '68 would make an awesome gift for my brother, and if I could get two, I could build one for my dad also. Hell if I could get a 3rd I wouldn't mind having one for myself, I grew up around that car. It's been in the family since before I was born.

It was the '68 Coronet R/T as I almost bought a 1:1 Coronet several years ago and last fall I bought the Modelhause '68 kit. I also had a '69 Super Bee back-in-the-day.