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  1. Revell 2019

    AARs are in @ my LHS
  2. 2019 Shizouka Hobby Show

    Alpha has a GTC4Lusso coming in July
  3. Atlantis 2019 catalogue

    If Atlantis' "case" of Make n Takes is anything like Revell's used to be, then you'd get a box of 24 loose bagged kits without any boxes.
  4. Revell 2019

    Ya know what? You're right all of us who have these kits and have compared the decals in real life are clearly morons who can't see straight. It can't possibly be a printing error. Nooooooo, Revell is perfect within these digital wall. I'm done arguing with people on here, go buy your cheap U.S. kits with it's cheap not printed by Cartograf decals and have hoot having it look like a dumpster fire in final result compared to an AG sourced kit.
  5. Chinese tariff war and models

    There's no real need to wonder what the cost of U.S. manufacturing is at this point. Salvinos JR designs and manufactures their kits in the U.S. Their MSRP is $39.99, MSRP on Revell kits produced after everything has died down is $26.95. A 25% tariff takes that up to a little over $33, so it's still cheaper to do things in China.
  6. Revell 2019

    I have yet to see a U.S. set of decals that fully in register and with the right colors. So it looks like the entire run of decals is bad. Probably the best example out how out of register the sheet is for those with U.S. kits is the fact that the arrows on the body work slam locks (that show the rescue crews how and where to detach body work in case of a fire) should be ON the slam lock decal, every set I've seen - dozens of them at this point - have the arrow printed beside the slam lock. The blue backed decals are the U.S. ones. It's like the entire thing is missing a color coat or something, and some of what did print on the last print run before the top coat is off register. The Ford logos are almost black, the Castrol Edge decals are missing an entire white border, and those slam locks are not only out of register, they're the wrong color as well. Decal #55 doesn't even have arrows printed on the U.S. sheet. Not to go off on a tangent, but who approved these?
  7. Chinese tariff war and models

    Toys were never part of the Tariff scheme up until these last round of tariffs. So they'll be dinged at 25%, the questions is to what degree the model manufacturers pay the tariff. For the most part these guys are getting the kits ready for sale by the container, so they'd be paying a tariff on the wholesale value of the shipment. Even if they were to hire a temp staff to assemble kits - to attempt to pay a lower value price of parts and the boxes, they're still going to have to pay on them in some fashion. The ugly bottom line would be a 25% increase on Round2, Revell & Moebius kits. Salvinos JR won't be affected because they do their stuff here in the U.S. Neither will Japanese or European companies as these are purely U.S. vs. China issues. From a sales aspect Blitz at least has the option to flood the market with German boxed versions of the newer Revell kits as those wouldn't be subject to the tariffs. I suspect somebody's gonna give before too long because I can't see the U.S. or China wanting to head into Christmas with toys costing 25% more across the board.
  8. 2019 Shizouka Hobby Show

    It's a curbside with a very basic chassis.
  9. 2019 Shizouka Hobby Show

    From the Revell booth, the upcoming Deutz D30
  10. I'm not sure I see the point in it for either company. Sure I suppose it might put Italeri's kits out to a broader U.S. market but the MSRP of nearly $80 is almost $20 than the Pete 378 sells for in most places. I can't see Round2 selling a lot of them unless you can 40% off one and pick it up for less than $50.
  11. 2019 Round2 Car Kit Releases

    Mayhaps, they're not on the June run list yet, but that won't be finalized for a few weeks. It's not like Round2 actually seems to know exactly when they'll release kits, they prove that on a monthly basis with the Chad videos.
  12. Moebius 1966 F-100 now in stock

    Picked mine up a few minutes ago, so it's out.
  13. 2019 Round2 Car Kit Releases

    Probably July, maybe August at the latest.
  14. Future Possible Moebius Semi Trailer Kit?

    We have them on our "EcoWeight" trailers at work. The biggest issue with them is when you flat spot one, you FLAAAAAAAAAAAT SPPPPPPPPPPPPOOOOOOOOOOOOT one. Had one the other day skinned all the way down to the cords, I guess the driver who brought it to me didn't notice that it sounded like a rolling flat tire going down the road.
  15. 2019 Round2 Truck Kit Releases

    Man that guy did a number on that truck...it's jackknifed AND rolled over...