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On 11/16/2020 at 9:56 AM, ewetwo said:

I've never seen the 48 ford or the chevy pickup at the Ollies near me. Not that I need more kits. LOL

 

I resemble that remark!  I bought a total of 5 1962 Thunderbirds with the delusion of using the innards to rebuild my 1960-66 cars!  At the speed I build?

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On 11/17/2020 at 12:47 PM, Tom Geiger said:

I resemble that remark!  I bought a total of 5 1962 Thunderbirds with the delusion of using the innards to rebuild my 1960-66 cars!  At the speed I build?

That '62 T-Bird lures me in every time, too.  Just can't pass them up.  Found one in Ollie's recently and it came home with me.  Even though I already had 2 of that newer version.  And 1 of the original release, with the red T-Bird on the box which didn't have the stock 4-barrel and other parts in the re-issue.

Oh, forgot.  Now I have TWO of the original release.  At a flea market, I found a cheap AMT "Value Pack," with 3 kits, a tube of glue and paints.  The 3 kits in that Value Pack are all great parts sources:  the '62 T-Bird, '69 Olds 442 and the '66 Buick Riviera.

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Stopped at the Ollie's yesterday in Anderson, SC.  It had loads of Revell Police '48 Fords, AMT '55 Corvettes, and some of the 2012-up Vettes, Camaros etc.  Also the ex-ERTL International Transtar 4300 Eagle.  Going off-topic, plenty of Revell 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw-190's, Lindberg Tug Boats, Mars Explorer missiles, Civil War Cannons and Stagecoaches.

There was one lonely Lindberg "Big Red Rod" 1/8 scale bucket T on display.  If the store had any more of those, they were buried where I couldn't see them.  Or maybe the store only brings out one of those at a time, since they take up so much room.

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I got a coupon for 15% off entire purchase from ollies so I figured lets see if they had any models. They didn't have anything I wanted but I did notice some Revell kits for kids that I've never seen before. These would be cool to get some younger generations to start building. They had a firetruck, police jeep, race car and off road jeep. Here's the off road jeep.

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I stopped at one store here late last week...no car/truck items, all Revell...Scooby-Doo, Star Wars, and beginner stuff intended for kids.  I wonder if they had to dump the Star Wars items...licensing period ended for Revell?

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On 2/18/2021 at 8:37 AM, Mark said:

I stopped at one store here late last week...no car/truck items, all Revell...Scooby-Doo, Star Wars, and beginner stuff intended for kids.  I wonder if they had to dump the Star Wars items...licensing period ended for Revell?

Exact same stuff at mine, zilch.

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I went to the new Barkhampsted CT Ollie's yesterday, and was surprised to see model kits there.  They had these kits for $9.99 and some trucks for $16.99.  I bought the Gremlin.  I also had a 15% off coupon that would have expired next week, so that worked out great.  

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Somebody let us know if they have any other kits. I wouldn't drive across town for the Gremlin, VW, and '57 Ford if they were free. (I still haven't built the '57 Ford I bought in the '90s, and possibly never will. :lol: )

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