I believe Round2 made a decision to put the newer Craft House era kits like the '61 Impala, '53 Fords, et al in the AMT line going forward to keep the Lindberg stuff the CLASSIC Lindberg Line kits (mixed with at least the IMC A-100). It's not a strategy I disagree with since there's a little chunk of kit catalog there that was as good as anything else being made in the 1990s that routinely gets overlooked because of how many people have been burned by various old Pyro & IMC kits when all that stuff kept showing up at Ollie's.
Well remember at this point Revell of Germany is owned by Hobbico, so they aren't buying stuff from an associated company and then adding what amount to a middle man mark-up anymore. Now they're just direct importing their own product line. The only thing Europe/U.K. presents to an American builder in terms of importing kits to anyone here would be getting the kits 45 days or so earlier than everyone else. We tend to get Revell of Germany kits at the end of the month following their release. Eg an October release in Germany usually doesn't show up until the last days of November. The two sports car kits (AMG GT & 570S) if released on time will come out mid-Decemeber in Germany, and we'll see them at the end of January, or February depending on how Revell decides to distribute them - in terms of releasing both the same month or splitting them up since the new Porsche 935 kits will also be landing around Christmas over here. Heller really remains the only thing that can't be obtained with ease here, because for whatever reason they don't seem to believe anyone outside of France wants to acquire their kits. Or they want to hold all the distribution in house for overseas customers.
I wouldn't hold my breath on the molded in yellow part, I don't recall the '69 Vette being molded in color since the original one was done in Orange. Yenko Chevrolet was the Corvette Performance Center for Pittsburgh, so they sold boat loads of Corvettes. But they went out the front door of the dealership like any other car, rather than the "S/C Division" that made all the Novas, Corvairs, and Camaros. That's why finding an all original "Yenko Corvette" is so hard (as stated in the article linked back on Page 1) because no specific records exist of the Corvette sales. Revell could have made a Yenko '68 Convertible, or a '62 Corvette or whatever, but the '69 hasn't been in the American catalog for awhile (it's in the active RevellAG one ironically), so a decal change and a luggage rack and *POOF* - Step 3 PROFIT! Being that it still says 2n1, it should still have the B/M hood in it, and is probably a straight reissue of the California Wheels kit - with new decals and luggage rack. I'll probably get one since the hamfisted the front suspension in half as a teenager back in the early 90s, and I skipped that Cali Wheels reissue.
Well as we're repeatedly told anytime we dare point out a Revell error, we're not the market for Revell's products, they sell to a casual weekend builder. Who isn't going to have a Yenko Camaro and OOP AMT Corvette to pilfer for a luggage rack and decals. They'd want those decals for their build of said Camaro anyway. We all have deep parts bins or kits we're willing to "sacrifice" for the greater good, but then I don't recall ever seeing a Yenko Corvette being built anyways.
Nothing wrong with the '64-'66 pickup kits frame, suspension and drivetrain anyways. Doing the least to get the most - like the Yenko version of the late 80s tooled '69 Vette is just smart business. Cutting corners on the other hand tends to be their worst foe.
There isn't one shown on the parts layout from the most recent California Wheel kit that was reboxed as RevellAG and then reimported here - those kits have parts runner "maps" like all foreign kits and I don't see one. The stock wheels and the hood are still in the kit. Be interesting if they include the luggage rack then - I mean that flyer shows one on that built example.
I was speaking to the earlier post that was calling the Monogram kit a curbside, as ironically it's the only full detail kit available. Also, yes being a Monogram kit in 1/24 it does make the engine out of the 2nd or 3rd Gen RX-7s much easier to deal with...
Two points of order... 1) IF the Suburban is an entirely new tool - aka not based on the existing pickup chassis & running gear with a new body and interior (someone more fluent in GM can probably point out whether or not the wheelbases are even the same to begin with) - then there have to be multiple versions of it coming. Revell doesn't do anything (Foose custom kits aside) that only has one variant. 2) The old Monogram RX-7 is the ONLY full detail "correct scale" 1st Gen RX-7 kit out there. The Tamiya one was 1/20, and the Aoshima & Fujimi kits are based off ancient Imai and Nitto tools respectively that were actually designed to represent a RX-7 that was entered into the 24 Hours of Daytona in the late 70s, and the subsequent street kits are nothing more than those bodies - flares and everything still molded on - with new interiors crammed into old motorized tooling chassis plates.
The regular '69 Corvette 427 Coupe kit already has the that hood in it, they just need to reissue it with a Yenko decal to make the yellow car. The last reissue of it in the California Wheels boxing had the side-pipes and B/M hood as part of the "Custom" version included, but I don't know which set of wheels it came with, as I still have an original "429" Coupe misprint floating around that I haven't got past building part of the chassis on a long time ago.
Nobody needs to vote for anything in terms of the RX-7. Casey's original post said 2n1, so it'll be both the stock and Café racer in the same box. Similar to what Revell did with the Porsche 914 reissue recently.
Not only is that mess a curbside, it's also sized to fit a generic chassis plate that it shares with the Mercedes 190E and a few other kits, and is general is a wildly misproportioned thing that is one of Fujimi's worst efforts in terms of body. Beemax can render it obsolete and after these M3s sell like proverbial pancakes, they can go back and make the racing version of the 190E as a companion kit. They're doing that with the AE92 Corolla Levin Gr. A car they're doing next that was the biggest competition to the the '88/'89 Civic EF3 Gr. A kit they released earlier.
The Yenko Corvette if based off the yellow one Mike posted is the biggest no brainer cheap use of a licensing I've seen - and that's a good thing. They already have a regular (non B/M) '69 Corvette (the one that was famously a 429 in the first boxing) kit that they just need to add a couple of decals to, and *POOF* new kit.