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    Walter "I want R2 to finally reissue the 71/72 Road Runner" Arthur

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  1. Thanks! How cool will it be to use that GTX kit to build a ‘72?! I always liked that kit better than the MPC version.
  2. Is there any other way to get ahold of this guy outside of facebook?
  3. Is there any way to get ahold of this guy outside of facebook?
  4. (Before I begin on my rant, I gotta ask: Did we get the name of the guy who is casting those 1/24 scale Road Runner pieces? I sure would like a few of those myself...) The reasons for why they haven't re-released '71/72 B body; I feel like it's more than just damaged tooling. Let's look at it this way: I would say 75-80% of the parts for this kit have been, or are already being produced. You can take them all from either the '71 Charger, *OR* even better, the '74 Road Runner! Dash, engine, interior, wheels, tires... It's all already out there! So, what else do you need? Well... the body is the big one, obviously. But American Muscle has a 1/18 '71 RR. Round2 owns American Muscle. You can't scale that from 1:18 to 1:25? Seriously? The Hood, the bumpers, and taillights. HOW COST PROHIBITIVE COULD IT POSSIBLY BE TO TOOL (OR RETOOL IF IT WAS MODIFIED) A HANDFUL OF PARTS?!! ROUND2 tools new parts all the time!!! Give me a break! So, how hard could this POSSIBLY BE? And there are so many new ways to do this stuff that could reduce the cost. 3D printing, computer modeling... etc. Look, I may seem like I'm wearin' a tin hat here, but I really believe there is something beside the tooling issues that keeps them from releasing it. Maybe they think it's not popular enough and it wouldn't sell? Ridiculous!! There is so much pent up demand for this kit, they'd fly off the shelf. Someone at Round2 just flat out doesn't like this kit. Because if they wanted to make it happen , they would.
  5. Don’t get me started... ? Especially with the release of the FF GTX (the real movie car had a 72 rear bumper) Did they do that? Noooo... Just dig up something off the shelf. How hard can it be to tool up ONE <bleeping> PIECE?!!! It still boggles my mind why Round2 does everything it can do to avoid reissuing the ‘71/‘72 Road runner kit...?
  6. GTX just saw your post... I had also heard that the interior from a '71 Charger would work. To that point though, I should test this out. I have both a gluebomb MPC '71 kit at home and a recent release '74 kit. I will confirm what fits and what does not.
  7. Well, since you aked: 3D 1972 Plymouth Road Runner What Dave Van said. If they are making the '74 Road Runner, the '68 Road Runner, then they have the licensing. BTW, you don't need WB licensing to call it a Road Runner. If you want decals, there are plenty of aftermarket decal makers. Or, bust out a printer. Dave, respectfully, I just don't understand - they retool parts all the time. And they even make kits from scratch. Their stated reasons couldn't be the problem. It's something else... The last time I asked them was three years ago and I was very polite, but I got the stone wall. The only way you get obtuse companies to acknowledge anything - I have seen - is to wadge a campaign. I'd even be happy if they acknowledged all this with a real answer... or a good reason. Like, "We really don't like the kit and Tom isn't a fan of the '71/'72 B-bodies. He'd rather put the resources elsewhere." I could actually accept that one with a bit of resignation, because their other reasons seem flimsy: they do 'X' for other products, but say they can't do it for for this one? Yes they can. What is it really? BTW, aside from this, is it possible to 3D print polystyrene? Because with advances in manufacturing, there's got to be a better way to do this now than the traditional injection mold method.
  8. Those are gorgeous... How did you get rid of the air grabber? I looked at the toy version of Dom's 71/72 Franken-runner. The rear bumper is terribly molded... but, it's the only 1/24 '72ish bumper that is out there. I'm surprised a scale model version hasn't been released... I was hopeful it would...
  9. I really liked that kit. I had one but unfortunately I turned that kit into a glue bomb. But the advantage the MPC version had was you could put a '72 grille insert in it. Couldn't do it with this one. Hmm... maybe I should harass Revell into making a 1972 version of this with the standard RR hood. Perhaps they'll be more receptive than Tom Lowe, who seems a bit tone deaf. He should pay better attention to these communities. His customers are hard-core and loyal and right here. It would behoove him to listen and interact with them.
  10. Well, I never said they'd sell a million of them. But I think they'll sell. If I had a million of them, I'd sell them slowly. To keep the market price up
  11. Alright, I'm going to play devils advocate for a second: It was last reissued around 1987 by MPC/ERTL, AFTER the '74 was reissued by MPC, so I think Round 2 might have the body, interior and trim somewhere. I think the big problem is that the tool won't produce bodies that won't warp. Yes, but that didn't stop MPC from reissuing them in '87. The kits that have been built have held up just fine. I built three of the '87 reissues when I was a youngster. I never saw the warping issues and it wouldn't bother me anyway. So what if it warps? So what if it's fragile in the windshield area? Is R2C that obsessed with it that it keeps them from reissuing them? If they rebuilt the tooling, it could be corrected. I think they mentioned that there were issues in the '74 tooling that they corrected. It was one of the selling points. Also, it does share some tooling (chassis, engine) with the '74 kit, which ALSO seems to share some of these things with the Dodge Monaco cop car. Exactly, which is why it would make sense to reissue it. It wouldn't take much investment. Again, if they had the resources to make a brand new kit, they could easily do this. They simply don't want to for reasons that I suspect that make as much sense as "how now brown cow". (actually, make that a GY9 cow) And unfortunately, the '71-'72 cars never got as much love as the '68-'70 B Bodies in the 1:1 world, so I don't think we'll see a retool. Ehh... I think the real car world and the model car world is apples to oranges. There is much love for the 71/72s especially now-a-days. If the 74 sells, the 71/72 will sell. If there is a Petty version, most definitely. I hate to say all of this, especially as I'm a fan of these cars, having owned two of them, BTW, my mom had a '72 RR that I came home from the hospital in as a newborn, and since I was able to crawl, I've lusted after one of these kits because I loved the car. Sure I could buy a used one, but I can't justify paying $250 for a plastic kit that should be back out there in the age of retro-reissues. The 1/24 kit that Revell does is widely available and a pretty good representation, too. I'll cosign on that one. The monogram Satellite had it all over the MPC. Beautiful detail. I built that one too. I pretended it was a '72 But, MPC was the one that built the '72 and R2C has the rights to MPC... I would like to see somebody do a '72 rear bumper and grille for that one. Why they won't is beyond me. Add the standard RR hood to that as well. (It was on the Monogram Satellite.) It is ridiculous that they haven't. Especially after that FF8 Dom's GTX monstrosity. They molded the '72 bumper for the Jada version (although not well.)
  12. Because that's one I like and I'm willing to squawk about it. Tell ya what. Let me get this one back on the shelf, then you tell me what kit you'd like back and I'll make a stink about that one...
  13. Alan, it's not about me though. It's the greater good (if that makes sense). If it was about me, then sure, I'd just buy a kit. But I don't believe that. I want it out there. For everyone. The corporate misinformation about why they're not just doesn't add up. Someone in the company doesn't like the car and doesn't want it out there. They could fix the issues if they wanted to, but they won't for reasons beyond...
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