After doing a little checking I was informed by a reputable industry source that the tools were indeed damaged. But are already in the process of being repaired. The tooling will be repaired in a few weeks and new shipments of both kits will resume as normal. But I will be surprised if we see the new kits on the shelves before the New Year, if you have to get one for a gift search around I'm sure that someone with multiple kits would sell you one for a reasonable price, or for a coupon redeemable for a replacement kit from a local shop. After all we're all just trying to make the hobby fun for each other. I'd be willing to let one go if I hadn't already started on the one of each I have.
After checking the on line store, there are several kits that I know that are still available through regular distribution outlets that are listed as discontinued through the on line outlet. You might also note that the on line store isn't a direct Revell outlet, it's also odd that the coupe isn't even listed there. Not going to run around screaming the sky is falling now that it isn't really clear what's up. Maybe someone from the know at Revell will ease into the conversation and shed a little light on the subject before people start asking ridiculous $50- $100 prices on the auction sites for what is rumoured to be a no longer available kit.
Let's hope that this isn't like what happened with Franklin Mint and their die cast molds. It would be a shame to lose this series altogether, but if it WAS damaged/destroyed by a disgruntled company, it would be just about the end of it if the CAD files were also destroyed, or "lost". But it might be a good reason for bringing the production back to the U.S. I don't think that any domestic company would result to any childish piracy stunts like that.
Unfortunately I don't see anything on the list I don't already have unopened multiples of that interests me. Still find it strange that Round 2 is releasing Lindbergh kits under the AMT label. Maybe just getting back for all the '34 Ford pickup kits Lindbergh turned out,.😉 BUT, it would be nice if they released the Starliner with ALL of the parts and pieces as a 2 in 1 kit this time. It might just result in selling more kits overall than just a stock or restomod would.
Not being in the know, but just the fact that there are still unused parts on the common trees tells us that there are further releases already in the works for the series. And as already stated that this series is one of the more successful releases of the past couple of years I'd be willing to bet that if there is any validity at all to the story that the powers that be already have a new tool in the works to replace the damaged one. And who knows, maybe it'll be a good thing, give them a chance to remodel or add another more correct firewall and just maybe it might push up the release of the next variation up a little bit and we'll have something else to drool over. But then maybe, just maybe, this is a result of the old axiom "if you don't hear a good rumour by 10:00 a.m., start one".
those F&F kit were released just recently and should be on your hobby shop shelves. I was in one of ours yesterday and they had multiples of most of them, in fact the Honda si.coupe and the Integra type R are still on the list of current kits.
out of curiosity, did you see what the real Janis Joplin Porsche sold for just recently? My entire family could retire quite comfortably on the $11,000,000 that it brought at Auction. Maybe you should contact Sothebys, maybe the new owner would spend a couple of hundred thousand for a nice model of his new car 😉😵
they can complain about that Mustang kit all they want but I think THAT'S the way Ford should have built it in the first place. That mile deep black doesn't hurt a bit either, nice job on a tough color.
makes me feel like a high school sophomore again. Our neighbor had one like that in the same yellow, 350 horsepower 327, 4speed, posi-trac, with 4:11 gears. It was the most feared little Nova around, and ate up quite a few big block Impalas and Z-28 Camaro's.