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BobbyG

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  • Location Milton, DE
  • Full Name Bob Guarino

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  1. BobbyG added a post in a topic The Model Car Garage status...   

    There maybe an issue with your browser, I just went to MCG's site and nothing wrong at all. His site is working fine.
  2. BobbyG added a post in a topic Revell instruction sheet up for the Gran Torino   

    The only reason I'll buy this kit is to use the chassis and modify the interior with my Johan 72 Torino promo and Torino NASCAR (body with open hood) kits. Never really liked the years after the 72s but this kit is the answer to detail the 72 Torino.
  3. BobbyG added a post in a topic Photos of masters of upcoming resin kits 66 Ford Country Sedan wagon   

    Absolutely beautiful, great work Paul. Can't wait to see these released!
  4. BobbyG added a post in a topic Moebius - Now that the Comet is out, What's Next   

    Steve, right on! I've been saying this forever. To your point, I paid Modelhaus 75 bucks for their 57 Plymouth and would have preferred to spend 30 bucks for a complete new kit! They can modify their 57 Chrysler 300 to a New Yorker or better, a 57/58 DeSoto. Their 71 Duster for a 71 Demon,the 60 Ford (reissued several times) to a 61 Sunliner. We can go on and on because they had great tooling from the nineties that are dynamite and are missing the opportunity for modified re-issues. 
  5. BobbyG added a post in a topic Round 2 has a few new kits coming!!!   

    Great point Bill, I have been doing the same.
    You know, when a company stops listening to its consumers and they continue to produce products with no improvements or better yet, not take advantage of new technology, then maybe they should fold (I too would hate to see this happen but companies control their own fate for the most part). If they do not wish to compete with Revell, Moebius and the Asian manufacturers, they will bury themselves. If however they decide to release kits that were never (re-issued) and if they are sitting on the tools, then I think most of us will continue to buy their kits.
    Like I said earlier in this tread, Round 2 has tremendous opportunities for some new kits never produced by modifying existing tools (modified re-issues), keeping costs down because of shared components and provide vehicles never offered; for example: modify their 57 Chrysler for a 57/58 DeSoto. How many of us would pay 30 bucks for that! I am no manufacturing expert, but with the technology today, they could probably duplicate an existing tool without destroying it for a modified one. Geez, give us something new! This is why I applaud Revell for doing just that (although they have more potential for more)!
  6. BobbyG added a post in a topic Round 2 has a few new kits coming!!!   

    I think their marketing strategy is reissue kits they think would boost sales and revenue, but many of us have these old regurgitated kits that are nothing new and asking crazy prices that newly tooled kits are getting, ridiculous! I get it with the new Camaro, which is a nice kit. But how many times are they going to repackage the same old stuff that many of us do not want, their plan can back fire with loads of these kits sitting in a warehouse, while that wasted cost could be allocated to at least one new tool.I just wish they would invest in new tools or at least modified tools for new versions!
     
  7. BobbyG added a post in a topic Round 2 has a few new kits coming!!!   

    I think their marketing strategy is reissue kits they think would boost sales and revenue, but many of us have these old regurgitated kits that are nothing new and asking crazy prices that newly tooled kits are getting, ridiculous! I get it with the new Camaro, which is a nice kit. But how many times are they going to repackage the same old stuff that many of us do not want, their plan can back fire with loads of these kits sitting in a warehouse, while that wasted cost could be allocated to at least one new tool.I just wish they would invest in new tools or at least modified tools for new versions!
     
  8. BobbyG added a post in a topic Round 2 has a few new kits coming!!!   

    I think their marketing strategy is reissue kits they think would boost sales and revenue, but many of us have these old regurgitated kits that are nothing new and asking crazy prices that newly tooled kits are getting, ridiculous! I get it with the new Camaro, which is a nice kit. But how many times are they going to repackage the same old stuff that many of us do not want, their plan can back fire with loads of these kits sitting in a warehouse, while that wasted cost could be allocated to at least one new tool.I just wish they would invest in new tools or at least modified tools for new versions!
     
  9. BobbyG added a post in a topic Round 2 has a few new kits coming!!!   

    Younger builders may not have any interest in these kits, they did not grow up with our cars and if anything, they would want newer vehicles, if they have interest at all in the hobby. For the prices of $30 or so, i'll spend my money on a highly detailed tool of a vehicle we haven't seen and most of us would want..like a Moebius kit. It's a ridiculous pricing strategy for same old kits, unless it's something we haven't seen since it's first run. So I guess we have the privilege of complaining especially when the prices of kits are so high and the values are not up to par in these releases. 
  10. BobbyG added a post in a topic Round 2 has a few new kits coming!!!   

    I think their marketing strategy is reissue kits they think would boost sales and revenue, but many of us have these old regurgitated kits that are nothing new and asking crazy prices that newly tooled kits are getting, ridiculous! I get it with the new Camaro, which is a nice kit. But how many times are they going to repackage the same old stuff that many of us do not want, their plan can back fire with loads of these kits sitting in a warehouse, while that wasted cost could be allocated to at least one new tool.I just wish they would invest in new tools or at least modified tools for new versions!
     
  11. BobbyG added a post in a topic Whoopiekat new releases some ready now some soon   

    Thanks Alan, I'll keep an eye out for it.
  12. BobbyG added a post in a topic Whoopiekat new releases some ready now some soon   

    Alan:
    I've been waiting for Landy's 67 R/T since Revell release their 67 Coronet R/T! Is the decal available now? Been to your site and could not find it.
    Thanks, Bobby G.
  13. BobbyG added a post in a topic Revell 4 Quarter 2017   

    Nick, I do agree on all points.
    Hopefully our hobby can grow with the younger generations as they seem to with the military followers. And the reason for that is so many vets want to build aircraft, ships and vehicles that they have depended on while serving our country, to your point. Just wish we can intrigue more youths into car modeling as well. We can only hope for the best.
  14. BobbyG added a post in a topic Revell 4 Quarter 2017   

    Then, what you are saying, the model companies should just stay status quo, rely on old tools that have saturated and overly regurgitated in the market and make no new developments (or really, take advantage of existing tools when it makes sense) to compete? How do you think companies make decisions for new products? I venture to say most decisions are from what the market bears, what consumers want and if it's feasible decisions. With the technology we have today, developing new product is less time consumer and more accurate, and of course there is costs which no doubt are very high compared to re-issuing product...but how can any company sustain without new choices? Just giving my opinion as I have been a modeller for 55 plus years and going on my experience in business as well. 
  15. BobbyG added a post in a topic Revell 4 Quarter 2017   

    Nick, Modelhaus' prices have always been pretty steep, not everyone can afford them regardless of how badly they may want the subject or reluctant to work with resin. This is not to say their quality and choices were not superior! Modelhaus was the most reliable and popular with resin buyers and provided the only choices for missing subjects. The original MPC 68 Coronet is bringing $200-300 unbuilt and $150 or so for a built or messed up kit...that tells me there is a demand for a new 68 Coronet. Same thing with JoHan's 70 GTX. Revell is missing an opportunity to capture market demand.