Unfortunately that is becoming a big problem in Canadian cities. Out of country buyers buying up property and doing whatever they want pretty much. And it's worse, I think, for you folks on the west coast. I'm sure the town council is happy as this investor is building "affordable" housing.
Thanks for the pics, Chad. I am one who definitely not impressed with the axle through the engine approach to this kit but I will give that it is well hidden and it is making me reconsider this kit. Thanks, again.
Long story short - something happened with the molds in China. The problem has been sorted out. The kits will go into production again soon so keep an eye out here or at your favourite retailer for them coming back some time this year. If you're not in a hurry don't pay the ridiculous Ebay prices.
Sorry, Brett, in Canada current kits are now going for around $35 CDN. Low dollar sucks. I guess it's just me but metal axle screams $10 toy to me not a 2017 scale kit. And why go to all the trouble of going to all the trouble of scanning every thing to get body proportions right and then throw it all away with a clunky metal axle through the engine when there are far better ways of doing it?
If you find yourself in Toronto check out Wheels and Wings Hobby store and Hornet Hobbies. If you go further east to Whitby there is Dailey's Hobbies. There is a contest on September 30th put on by Group 25 model car builders called the Toronto Model Car Show.
I guess I'll be the one who has the cow about the metal axle through the engine. I cannot believe that in a day and age where we are now paying almost $35 for a kit that Revell's thinks it's appropriate to go back to sixties and run a metal axle through the engine. How hard would it have been to use the metal pins for mounting the front wheels like they've been doing for the past few years? Revell is trying to appeal to what market with this kit? Not the adult model builder. Obviously they are designing toys to be played with. No, I don't need a 27 pieces front suspension but I do feel 60's technology in a brand new 2017 kit is inappropriate. If that makes me a hater, I apologize but the pin type mounting system cannot be that much more expensive to produce and would have made a more acceptable product. I appreciate Revell bringing new product to market such as this truck and the upcoming Cadillac. The kit, I believe is no cheaper to buy due to Revell cheaping out on the wheel mounting system. I cannot see other genre model builders (planes, armor, etc) tolerating the model companies going back to sixties technology for their planes or tanks but we seem to think it's all right? I don't get it. O.K. frustrated rant over. Flame away and again I apologize for those that may be upset by this opinion.