Figured I would mention this, Tower Hobbies is currently offering free shipping on pretty much everything with NO minimum purchased required, the free shipping ends on the 31st of the month, no code needed.
You have to keep in mind that Hobby Lobby and Michaels are both craft stores, and many people like to make stuff for the holidays( Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas), so they stock the stuff early, and I am sure it has more to do about sales then anything else, but really, what is the big deal if those two stores are already selling Christmas stuff, its a part of what they do , Michaels has their Christmas stuff out too.
Now, I will join in line when WalMart/Target starts selling Christmas stuff very soon.
So, you are saying the kits are of Tamiya like quality ?, I am very happy these kits are getting reissued, I was a young teen I think when they were first issued , and didnt want to pay the going rate for them currently when you could find one. I hoping the 96 versions get a reissue too, there are few liverys I would like to do that are for the 96's .
Very excited for the new kit and the new paint color , they are doing the same thing like they did with the Toyota 86 kit, did a new color to go along with the kit, I wonder if the new color for MX5 is going to be limited run like the Metallic Orange was at first. Well, yes, the hobby here still lives in somewhere between 1950 and 1970.
Wait, you mean we are not supposed to be playing with them ? Japan does indeed have full size big fire rigs https://www.google.com/search?q=japan+fire+trucks&biw=1366&bih=608&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAWoVChMI9Z3AhNvMxwIVhpANCh1ohQzf
Its amazing what having bridges that are not burned can do , any ways, should also mentioned that Tamiya is also doing a new color in the TS line to go along with this kit, I believe what I read (translated) is its going to be a metallic red.