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Jon Cole

Kenworth W-900 Wrecker

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Announced on Revell's Facebook page:

KENWORTH W-900 WRECKER by REVELL.jpg

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Looks like the same old Kenworth wrecker with blue decals instead of red/orange decals.

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...but the decals looking very fresh. They are nice.

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I'm seeing the beginning of a really nice W900 day cab, and a nice little wrecker body that would look great on the back of a Diamond Reo.

But that's just me. :rolleyes:

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I would Love one, but was expecting a slightly Lower price than $70.++ for a Rev US release.

Like the Pete Wrecker.!!

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I wonder why the model companies don't sell just the updated decals from their re-released kits?  For $10 or $15, you could get the newer decals to use on an older kits sitting around or on a rebuild.  I like these new decals but $65 is too much to pay for them.

 

A.J.

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Where did you find it for $65.oo??

I have only seen it at 70+++++

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Asked the owner of the local hobby shop and he said he would be selling it in the $65 to $70 range versus a retail price of $80 to $85.  That was a couple of months ago now.

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http://www.plastic-models.com has them in stock, now for $71.95....

JUST bought one.....With coupon code o1a15, I got $15 off for a total of $66.94 after $9.99 shipping tacked on....Finally !!!!

Edited by kilrathy10

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Has anybody had any problems with missing pieces in this kit? New blue and white box.

I purchased three of them from a very reputable mail order hobby shop ( it's not their fault) and all were missing the wrecker boom, over a hundred parts.

This is an old Revell Germany kit, now released under Revell America, and given all the problems with the RG kits in the recent past, I'm not sure if I want an exchange or a refund.

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This is an old Revell Germany kit, now released under Revell America, and given all the problems with the RG kits in the recent past, I'm not sure if I want an exchange or a refund.

Actually it's a Revell U.S. kit, hence the 1/25 scaling.  It was designed back when Revell was still in California, and much like the Auto Transport Trailer the tooling was done 3rd Party in Europe, so the tooling always stayed with Revell AG. 

As far as a refund/exchange, why not contact Revell and let them know all three kits are missing parts.  Then they can send you the missing parts runner(s).  Chances are there might be several cases of them that got packed that way, and it allows them to pull the remaining ones to have them checked.  The kits were run in Poland, and then sent over in bulk bins and packed in the U.S., so someone just wasn't on their "A" game one day at work.  Very similar to when some of the new tool Mk1 Golf kits were packaged with the wrong interiors last year, not every one was wrong, but several cases worth were mis-packed.

Edited by niteowl7710

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If we go by that almost all Revell AG trucks must originally have been U.S. kits or designed in the U.S., all the versions of the Peterbilt 359's, Marmon's, Kenworth K100's W900's and T600's and some of the trailers issued by Revell AG are 1:25th scale.
To my knowledge the only trucks from Revell AG issued by Revell US was the Peterbilt 359 "Will Do" Wrecker issued 2013-14 and now the Kenworth W900 Wrecker.

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Went to a toy show in Warren MI today and there were a couple of vendors selling them.  One guy had them for $67 and the other for $65.

 

A.J.

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I built the Volvo F12 Globetrorrer Way Back in the 80's

I believe that was also a US kit first then RoG. Same might be true of the 

Mercedes COE (Still want that one!!!)

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Has anybody had any problems with missing pieces in this kit? New blue and white box.

I purchased three of them from a very reputable mail order hobby shop ( it's not their fault) and all were missing the wrecker boom, over a hundred parts.

This is an old Revell Germany kit, now released under Revell America, and given all the problems with the RG kits in the recent past, I'm not sure if I want an exchange or a refund.

I noticed that Tower Hobbies has them listed as "temporarily unavailable", so I wonder if they are going through their inventory and checking them?

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I just got word that the wrecker units will be shipped out in 4 to 6 weeks.

The 2 I have are missing the parts as well.

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I noticed that Tower Hobbies has them listed as "temporarily unavailable", so I wonder if they are going through their inventory and checking them?

Just noticed that Tower Hobbies is showing this as back in stock. They must have fixed whatever was wrong, hopefully everyone who had bought one got their replacement parts.

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Got my replacement tree last week.....I was quite surprised....Came really quickly.....Gotta get another one of those things.....It's a great model, and now a decent price....

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I just purchased mine today and it's missing an entire sprue of parts. Luckily I had an older Revell of Germany issue to compare it to. I sent a replacement request through Revell's online request form. Hopefully they'll send a replacement.

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That happened to the entire 1st run shipment. There shouldn't be any problem getting the parts.

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same problem here, missing the one tree of parts. filled out the request on-line per the instructions in the notice they posted. how long did it take you guys to get the parts from revell?

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Tom

I've been hearing about week or so to get the parts. 

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same problem here, missing the one tree of parts. filled out the request on-line per the instructions in the notice they posted. how long did it take you guys to get the parts from revell?

Yep....Mine took only about a week....

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