That Ikko kit has a weird hybrid vibe about it. It has the body of the MPC (hard roof, weird headlight covers) but the chassis of the powered version. Generally, though, it seems to be the MPC. So, are there three, or four, versions of this? Two of each mould; one powered, one unpowered?
To think of this much kittage for such a bizarre car, and yet I can't get a model of a 77 Cougar, and they made TONS of those...
You're right, it's a totally different kit!! Why, oh God why, would anyone kit this once, let alone twice??
Thanks, too, Lunajammer, for not highjacking the other thread, but it would have been fine. It's exciting, if not repulsive, to see another kit of this tihng. The terrible part is that it's an Airfix that's better than an MPC!! WTF?
It does look like they got the proportioning a lot more correct, though. Makes me wonder if there is a secret society that was trying to sabotage Bertone's efforts... Oh, wait, that just happens on its own with the real car, doesn't it?
Thanks for the pics of the Airfix one. Now I think I want to get it, too! Then I can make my MPC into a hover car, or better yet, a hover Technical, with a machine gun on the co-pilot's side!
I see what you mean, jaymcminn about the proportionning. It is a bit off, and the MPC if far fuglier than the real thing. Of course, that's not saying much, since, the real think is some kind of cruel joke. I think it looks like a weird shoe mated with a doorstopper, myself.
Your'e right about the Death Race idea, Jantrix; as I said in my review, it would make an awesome flying car, too.