Big Lots doesn't do closeouts like they used to. They usually do what they call "engineered closeouts" where a manufacturer makes too much of something, or they change the packaging, and BL sells the difference. Mostly it's just discounted items now. Used to work there.
Some of the advanced safety systems make sense. The crumple zones that cause the structure to collapse to keep shock from being transferred to the passenger compartment was a brilliant move. There's a video for the 50th anniversary of the IIHS (International Institute for Highway Safety) showing a 2009 Malibu in a front end collision with a 1959 Chevy sedan. It's not pretty, especially for the 59 Chevy. The passengers in the Malibu would have survived with minimal injuries, but the 59 was just crushed because the X-frame collapsed and bent. But I do agree that the stylists need to all go back to art school and not just let aerodynamics do all the work.
I saw an Airfix kit that shocked me at one of the local hobby shops. It was a 1/24 German fighter from WWII (BF109?). I couldn't imagine the size of that thing. I'd be tempted, but I don't have the room.