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#1 Austin T

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 07:54 AM

Just noticed that the 29' ford looks strikingly similar to the highly sought after "Blue Beetle" kit, even bears a similar name. Do you think they may restore some of the parts back to that issue?

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*Just saw your post on the other thread Casey,lol. I guess great minds think alike.


Edited by Austin T, 18 April 2014 - 07:56 AM.


#2 mrknowetall

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 08:44 AM

Just noticed that the 29' ford looks strikingly similar to the highly sought after "Blue Beetle" kit, even bears a similar name. Do you think they may restore some of the parts back to that issue?

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*Just saw your post on the other thread Casey,lol. I guess great minds think alike.

The Blue Beetle parts will be restored for the upcoming Blue Bandito.



#3 Rob Hall

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 08:45 AM

Blue Bandito...hmm...how about Blue Burrito. :)    Not familiar w/ the Blue Beetle..are there many differences between the original version and the later Monogram '29 Ford pickups (I see the different wheels and tires) ?


Edited by Rob Hall, 18 April 2014 - 09:43 AM.


#4 Dennis Lacy

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 12:46 PM

Blue Bandito...hmm...how about Blue Burrito. :)    Not familiar w/ the Blue Beetle..are there many differences between the original version and the later Monogram '29 Ford pickups (I see the different wheels and tires) ?

 

Yeah, quite a few things different on the Blue Beetle version:

 

- solid and 5-spoke mag wheels (vs. generic slotted 70's wheels)

- whitewall front bias-ply tires and M&H slicks (vs. ugly 70's wide tires)

- early Ford style brake plates (vs. flat finned)

- Cadillac script valve covers (vs. finned)

- 6 carburetor intake (vs. tunnel ram with 4-bbl's)

- pleated firewall (vs. plain)

- pleated bucket seats (vs. bench)

- roll bar (vs. nothing)



#5 Greg Myers

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 05:42 AM

Why do you supose they changed the name on the "Blue Beetle" ? Monogram%20PC93149%20BlueBeetle.JPG



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Posted 20 April 2014 - 05:45 AM

Why do you supose they changed the name on the "Blue Beetle" ? 

Probably licensing...'Beetle' is a registered trademark of Volkswagen.



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Posted 20 April 2014 - 09:12 AM

"Blue Beetle" is also registered with DC comics.



#8 rasafyff

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 02:46 PM

I'm wondering what color they'll mold the kit.A problem with the original issue was the interior was molded in white and the bucket seats were molded in blue.



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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:39 PM

Is this based off an actual custom from that time period?

#10 ZIL 111V

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 04:22 AM

Good news... Looks way better then the Yellow '73 "Early Iron" series & later Silver 80's/90's reissues.

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 01:32 PM

Ed Sexton: The licensing issue is with VW yes.