I'll add the '32 and '40 Fords to that list (2018 and 2019 release?). It'd be cool if they made early-'60s style box art for the '53 Ford (and even better if they tooled up a bunch of vintage custom parts!).
Back in 1988, I spotted an ad in the L.A. Times for a '61 Bel Air bubbletop at the Caddy dealer in Beverly Hills. Turned out to be a 25,000-mile metallic beige car with a six and Powerglide. That thing was near mint and drove like it too; they were asking $4,888 for it. I scraped up every dime I could and offered them my nice '66 Coupe deVille in trade - but no deal. For some reason I kept the ad; it listed the car's license number, DIS 246. About a year later, I saw an ad for a red '61 Bel Air with a 409/4-speed - license DIS 246. Out of spite I called the consignment dealer selling it; he said it was presented to them as original. I told him the car was a fake and how I knew; the guy said he was going to have a little talk with the owner...
Went to the Hobby Lobby in Paducah, KY last Thursday (we were down there for a family wedding) and picked up the '69 Corvair on the final discount rack for $9.00; oddly they also had a '70 Pontiac convertible that was marked as a store return "missing taillights" for $17.99 - never saw that happen at a HL before (I passed on it). Sunday night on eBay I got very lucky and scored this '66 Galaxie promo for only one $14.99 bid:
In the words of George Carlin, "caught them cats nappin'!" First thing I'll be doing to it is fixing that taildragger stance all these '66 promos have. Is anyone building a NASCAR or custom version of the '66 kit that won't be using the stock taillights? And is the kit rear bumper same as the promo bumper?
They have disclosed some of the lost tools here and there on their forum; you do have to dig through to find the mentions because there isn't any big list. As an example, they revealed back in July that the Chevy Vega/Pontiac Astre funny car body molds are gone for good: http://www.collectormodel.com/round2-models/2906-kat-chat-lost-amt-funny-car-revealed/
Depends on what I need for a project. I've had to Frankenstein several of my projects together; sometimes I'm looking for stock parts to replace damaged/missing/custom ones and sometimes I'll pick up wheels and tires to upgrade. I have a couple sellers I like that I check regularly; they have reasonable opening bids and the price goes up - or not - from there. And I'm fine buying from "breakers" - let's face it, some used parts are usually gluey due to their nature - like, say, the rear bumper, taillight lens and chrome insert on the '65 Dodge Monaco. I passed on some used ones that were too rough and got NOS parts. Wheels/wheelcovers are like that too - in many cases, used ones have tire melt, so I try to go with NOS.