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I got roped into this one with the optional decal call out on the box and they don't disappoint.  I like T's anyway and this is a good addition to the collection. I like the rubber tires.

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Wow!  That kit is an old friend, and I have several of them in inventory.  But typical of what Round 2 does now, they have added new value to the kit to entice us to buy another one.  Those candy brand decals are enough that I'll need to buy one!  Or more!  

Again another great tie in to other collectibles.  The candy collectors will be buying this kit just for the product tie in. Most of them will never open the box, let alone try to build it.  So that's more units sold which makes for a stronger Round 2.

The candy bars... Oh Henry!  came out in 1920, and Baby Ruth in 1921. Nestle's Crunch didn't get invented until 1937 and the $100,000 Bar was a 1966 release.  so the last two don't really fit on the 1923 van, but no doubt part of the Nestle's marketing deal.

Are the candy decals sized to fit into the main panel?  It looks right.

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Wow!  That kit is an old friend, and I have several of them in inventory.  But typical of what Round 2 does now, they have added new value to the kit to entice us to buy another one.  Those candy brand decals are enough that I'll need to buy one!  Or more!  

Again another great tie in to other collectibles.  The candy collectors will be buying this kit just for the product tie in. Most of them will never open the box, let alone try to build it.  So that's more units sold which makes for a stronger Round 2.

The candy bars... Oh Henry!  came out in 1920, and Baby Ruth in 1921. Nestle's Crunch didn't get invented until 1937 and the $100,000 Bar was a 1966 release.  so the last two don't really fit on the 1923 van, but no doubt part of the Nestle's marketing deal.

Are the candy decals sized to fit into the main panel?  It looks right.

Agree on all counts. Not 100% sure on the fit of the decals, I'll  check that a little later and post up more pics.

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Nestlé Crunch just so happens to be my favourite chocolate.
Hence I will buy one, because I'm an old softy easily manipulated by skilful marketing and media.

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Does this T kit come with two building options stock and street rod like the last few releases in the T series or is this one a stock only release?

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Nestlé Crunch just so happens to be my favourite chocolate.
 

I'm a Snickers fan here...  there's even an Snickers ice cream I grab whenever I do the grocery run!

 

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Nestlé Crunch just so happens to be my favourite chocolate.
Hence I will buy one, because I'm an old softy easily manipulated by skilful marketing and media.

Hahaha.....me too! (on both counts, I like Nestle Crunch and am easily manipulated)

A couple of questions about the kit.  Is this a recent release?  I am thinking this would be a great build for the annual 24 hour build.  Is this doable?  Meaning, does the kit go together without too many problems?  Any help is appreciated!

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It goes together like any old AMT would, so easily doable within 24h,
provided you have enough coffee and fast drying paints.

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Nestlé Crunch just so happens to be my favourite chocolate.
Hence I will buy one, because I'm an old softy easily manipulated by skilful marketing and media.

LOL me too. R2 definitely has my attention with the new Retro Deluxe series.

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Looks like the bill board decals will fit the side panels nicely. A quick measurement shows them to be about 3/16" smaller H X W than the border of the panel.

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Does this T kit come with two building options stock and street rod like the last few releases in the T series or is this one a stock only release?

No extra parts in this one, stock only.

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A couple of questions about the kit.  Is this a recent release?  I am thinking this would be a great build for the annual 24 hour build.  Is this doable?  Meaning, does the kit go together without too many problems?  Any help is appreciated!

Ask Gary Kulchock... I believe he did one of these as a Yuengling Beer van for the 24 hour build one year!

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Those candy decals would be good for billboards and painted-on-brick signage, too.

Looks like a neat little kit. 

Charlie Larkin

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Those candy decals would be good for billboards and painted-on-brick signage, too.

 

It's just nice to have those graphics!  I'm thinking about using them on later vehicles too.  We just got the Dodge van reissued.... hmmmm

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Can anyone explain the miniature box? You're supposed to cut it out and make a little box out of it? And then what? Look at it?

I don't see any point.

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Can anyone explain the miniature box top? You're supposed to cut it out and make a box out of it? And then what? Look at it?

I don't see any point.

Miniature box art.  I love box art but I would rather have extra parts or decals as a bonus.

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 I would rather have extra parts or decals as a bonus.

Exactly. Keep the useless miniature box and spend the money on producing something we could actually use.

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Can anyone explain the miniature box? You're supposed to cut it out and make a little box out of it? And then what? Look at it?

I don't see any point.

Yeah, roughly as pointless as building a model and then look at it.
I love those mini boxes. They spare me saving the big ones. My house is only this big.

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Yeah, roughly as pointless as building a model and then look at it.
I love those mini boxes. They spare me saving the big ones. My house is only this big.

Why save the boxes? Do you also save empty cereal boxes?

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No, but I might save miniture versions of them.

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Great kit, but make sure you get body aligned and square, and windshield and cowl piece is not great fit with roof. Roof last IMO, as it needs fiddling, 

Pretty much drops onto Buttera T chassis with work on fitting 27 hood to body/cowl, stock hood won't work with 8. 

Tognotti T chassis in Fire Truck rod may fit too, probably a bit short, but could use stock hood/fenders.

Baffling to me why people complaining about $.01 piece of cardboard. Price won't pay for "other parts". You guys just don't understand the business ;)

Mmmmmmm, cereal.

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Why save the boxes? Do you also save empty cereal boxes?

Some folks might just wanna do this....    to each his own.  I have a bunch of old boxes stored away.

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I save empty Kit boxes

They com in handy for Resto's found at Yardsales, flea markets, or 

that evil auction site.

Those Collector card boxes that are used as mailers, and replacement Promo boxes

can not hold disassembled kit too well!!!

 

And, Yes, I have empty Cereal boxes. They do have Collectible versions every so often.

(Star Wars Collectible Pen inside and Mural on back in sections to name one)

They aslo come in handy as Storage containers for Parts, disassembled kits etc.

 

If any one here has any empty kit boxes, And the Mini Boxes from Retro-Deluxe kits

I will Gladly take them.

I need as many as I can get!!!!!

 

Some kit boxes have 2 & 3 models in them!!!

MK 64 Comet Caliente has a Combination 57 Squire, Resin, Ranchero & original parts build up

as well as a 64 Falcon Sprint Futura Convertible Promno in it Besides the Comet!

Modern Classics issue Benz Gullwing box has Promo & Turista Turismo issue 62 Galaxie

Hardtops in it!!

 

I have a Cereal box wit 2 67 T-Birds in it another has 2 Crhysler Turbines!!

Should I go on??

I want Boxes to store resto projects as they offer better protection 

(parts loss, damage/broken parts) than bags or NO storage container!!!!!

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