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Anyone buying Revell kits just in case?

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While things are in limbo and the unknown, was wondering if anyone else has been Revell kit.shopping?

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nope and don't see any reason to, the secondary market will keep us supplied for many years, look how many kits are listed at any given time, almost 130K right now on Ebay automotive, and very few kits are so rare you might never see them again

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Plenty of kits in my stash.

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The only ones I've purchased "just in case" are 2 Chase Elliott Chevy SS Nascar kits as I bought aftermarket decals without having the kits in hand. Figured I should make sure I get them on hand just in case. Anything else, well, like so many are fond of saying, plenty of kits in my stash.

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No, and I can't say I've seen any kind of "run" on them locally.  Last week I bought the new-issue Thunderbolt kit for $13 (didn't have one with the small hubcaps; this issue has two sets of tires and four sets of wheels).  At an IPMS show last month, I picked up three NASCAR kits for a buck apiece.  Two were sealed.  One was a notchback Monte Carlo SS (needed the body to replace a damaged one in another kit), another was a Cartoon Network car (I'll buy those for cheap if I don't already have them), and the third is an early Eighties "brick" Thunderbird (I was looking for one; for a buck I'll grab it).  When Hobby Lobby was blowing out the '57 Ford gasser wagons, I did snag one of those as I did want another one.  I don't "need" any more Bronco or '76 Torino kits, and other than the '69 Boss 302, can't think of any upcoming stuff that I'll want.

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I buy kits of subjects I actually "LIKE" , or want a copy of . I've been either on a Fixed income , or Self employed for years . Buying model kits became a luxury back in the early 2000's .

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I've bought a few that were on the list of must-haves anyway, but mostly when I've seen them for really good prices. The post-bankruptcy speculators bought out a few before I got to them, so I tend to move when I see something now, rather than waiting.

My income is going to be taking a massive hit in a few months, so now's the time to stock up for the future. 

Yeah, like I really need more models.  :D

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I use the but Revell might be going out of business excuse on my parents so that they understand why I’m buying so many models.

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Not panic buying (yet), with the Thousand-Year Stash in the basement. For right now, I'll just have fun watching the eBay geniuses pitch their '76 Torinos and Broncos as "RARE! OOP!" for $149.99 each.

Mark said: "At an IPMS show last month, I picked up three NASCAR kits for a buck apiece."  Sounds right. Almost every week at a big local flea market, somebody has  NASCAR kits for sale, Revell, old Monogram and AMT . And even more NASCAR die-casts.  I talked to an estate-sale vendor once at that flea market who bought more than 1,000 NASCAR kits and die-casts from a recent widow.  He paid her $1 each for them, and said he was having trouble even selling them for $2 each. 

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I've bought a few I would have bought "eventually" but hadn't really planned to anytime soon--'62 Corvette, '32 5-window, and Bronco Baja. Got them with 50%, 55%, and 40% off coupons, respectively. 

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Plenty of Revell and Monogram kits in my stash, so I don't really need any more.    I did buy the recent '53 Chevy reissue--never had one, and the '94 Impala SS reissue--have some ideas for another build of that kit.   

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I'm good on kits for a while, Though if Revell decides to release something I want badly enough,  I'll probably bite.

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I have some, picked up a second Foose Caddy, second Lincoln Futura (for less than $20 on that one too!), two more prefinished ZL1 Camaro kits for engine and trans donors (3 so far), plus a Honcho and Foose F-100 kit. Pretty much anything I may have a future interest in as a project or parts car.  Still looking for more though.

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Why? As stated by many here, there are a ton out there. Kinda like the speculators who pushed a bunch of Dale Earnhardt stuff after he died when in fact there was Dale stuff everywhere for years after his death!

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I bought a 70 Charger. I will probably never build it, but it might make good trading fodder. I too would like the 69 Boss 302 if it ever appears.

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I will buy a few that I am interested in, but other than that, no.  The fact that we are writing about it means the speculators are already buying them up if they see an opportunity to make a buck.

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Not really. I have bought a few of the newest releases that I wanted, but only because everywhere I look they are back ordered. Probably pick up a new 53 chevy cuz I've never built one. Maybe a Foose Caddy cuz I haven't had one of those yet either..... BUT I never did a Custom Caddy, and those things are way outta my budget now.... :blink:

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1 hour ago, KWT said:

Not really. I have bought a few of the newest releases that I wanted, but only because everywhere I look they are back ordered. Probably pick up a new 53 chevy cuz I've never built one. Maybe a Foose Caddy cuz I haven't had one of those yet either..... BUT I never did a Custom Caddy, and those things are way outta my budget now.... :blink:

I've been buying from Michaels and Hobby Lobby and using their 40% off coupons, of the kits I bought, the Lincoln Futura us the only one that I didn't buy at one of those two.

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I've bought more Tamiya kits than anything.  I have found them for around the same price as the Revell kits they just take a long time to get here.  I did go to Hobby Lobby a few times to pick up the kits I wanted when I heard about the bankruptcy but I soon realized all the kits they had that I wanted were MPC and AMT (Round 2).  All my Revell kits have come from Amazon because they have the best price even with the 40% coupon.  I did get two kits from Michael's with 60% off... now that was a good deal... but they don't have much to chose from.  Mostly, I like race cars, especially F1 and GT/Prototype cars... but basically anything with a lot of decals.

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Too much unnecessary and baseless hysteria-fueled speculation about Revell's future. For all anyone knows, the new owners might decide to continue maintaining a corporate presence here in the U.S. Besides, unlike Johan kits, Revellogram products are as plentiful as cockroaches in a New York City tenement.

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11 hours ago, 426 pack said:

I use the but Revell might be going out of business excuse on my parents so that they understand why I’m buying so many models.

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I have plenty in the stash but i'm always looking for cool mopars.I do trade a little bit. !!!

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I bought a Bronco at the show yesterday for $15.  And just because I needed one for the Olsen Brothers resin parts I recently purchased! 

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I haven't bought any models in a while! I actually go into Hobby Lobby and Michaels and look and leave without buying. Even though there are many I wold love to have.

I guess I have finally realized that the world will end before I ever finish what I already have in the closet!:lol:

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