[[Template core/front/global/utilitiesMenu does not exist. This theme may be out of date. Run the support tool in the AdminCP to restore the default theme.]]
  • Announcements

    • Dave Ambrose

      Board Maintenance   03/14/2019

      The board is going offline Monday, March 25, at 8:15 PM PDT for maintenance. See posting in General.
slusher

Anyone buying Revell kits just in case?

Recommended Posts

I'm not going out of my way to buy any kits, but I am trying to go ahead and buy stuff that I want when I can get it. I've been burned way too many times in the past by waiting too long and something either is no longer available or only available at 3 times the original price.

I'm hoping this all ends well. Revell isn't my favorite model company but they have a lot of stuff that I do want.

Russ

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm definitely not planning to buy kits just to speculate, but there are several Revell kits that I always said I'd eventually like to get one.  I figure that time is now, since there's no telling what the future holds.  I don't think Revell kits will be unavailable, but the new owners may not be offering as wide of a selection as the previous Hobbico-owned Revell, or reissuing kits as often.

And of course, who knows how the new owners will be pricing things and setting up US distribution? (Tim Boyd's recent post is reason for concern)  But let's be realistic: one thing we can all be certain of: Revell kit retail prices aren't going to get cheaper than where they're at now, so why not try to buy up now while the opportunity is available?

Just the other day I got a couple extras of the vintage Revell '29 A Rat Rod (Monogram-branded)pickup,since its a treasure trove of vintage rod parts.  Also want to get one or two more of the '32 5-window kits for parts as well, if I can still find some for cheap.

Edited by Robberbaron

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've noticed that Hobby Lobby is not restocking the Revell kits as they sell out. Lots of empty spots on the shelves.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, RichCostello said:

I've noticed that Hobby Lobby is not restocking the Revell kits as they sell out. Lots of empty spots on the shelves.

Yup, same here.  They briefly had the 1985 Olds 442/FE3X and the factory stock 1970 Charger, now no more.  Same for my LHS.

Luckily I got one of each.  Wanted to get more,  but not sure if that's going to happen now.

Edited by Robberbaron

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Only if they have something I want and I dont have and want to build at some point.

otherwise,,,,,,,, Nope

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, RichCostello said:

I've noticed that Hobby Lobby is not restocking the Revell kits as they sell out. Lots of empty spots on the shelves.

Probably has a lot to do with the change in ownership and distribution. I suspect the new owners will get Hobby Lobby re-supplied as soon as they can seeing how they are the only large retailer selling Revell kits. Michaels and AC Moore stock them, just not in the variety nor does it seem they sell as well, IMO.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, my LHS was a bit low on models this weekend, I wonder why? 

Panic buying is in! Get to the store now!!!! :rolleyes:

Image result for panic buying gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Daddyfink said:

Well, my LHS was a bit low on models this weekend, I wonder why? 

Panic buying is in! Get to the store now!!!! :rolleyes:

Image result for panic buying gif

Lol, good one Jesse!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To be honest, I've bought a couple Revell products lately (66 suburban and Baja Bronco). Not necessarily due to the bankruptcy, but because they are subjects I'm VERY interested in and am unsure of future availability. This is different from just buying Revell kits to hoard them for future sale because they may have higher monetary value down the road.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have bought just one Revell kit since the announcement, a 66 Suburban, and I paid less for this one than the other one I purchased. I plan to get a Jimmy Flintstone Panel Delivery body. I tried to get one last weekend, but the price was ridiculous, so I'll either wait, or do it myself. I have all I want except for the 69 Boss 302, and I am not going to buy that one site unseen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can buy the Panel Delivery body direct from Jimmy Flintstone. It's on sale for only 20 bucks. 

Edited by SfanGoch

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would have bought the second version of the Bronco but my regular supplier in the US almost doubled his price, I'll pass!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just saw the start of the silly pricing. The new Foose F100 was listed for a few pennies less than $300 with best offer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, bobthehobbyguy said:

Just saw the start of the silly pricing. The new Foose F100 was listed for a few pennies less than $300 with best offer.

Never a shortage of greedtards. There are two more listed for a somewhat more reasonable $100 or so. Funny, many of the other Foose kits are up for less than 20 bucks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, bobthehobbyguy said:

Just saw the start of the silly pricing. The new Foose F100 was listed for a few pennies less than $300 with best offer.

With that kind of price jump, that is a better return than my 401k is giving me. I better get all my kits listed on eBay today and hope there are enough gullible buyers out there to help me with my retirement fund.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Still, the old adage:

" If you see it and you want it, buy it. "

cauze it ain't gonna be there tomorrow. ;)

s-l640.jpg

Edited by Greg Myers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No,and i regret not getting some extra 72 Oldsmobile and 90s Cadillac coupe since they climb in price.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have gotten a couple that I wanted but mostly buying Tamiya as they have more that I want.  Got an email from Hobbylinc today that says "Tamiya is Raising Their Prices !!"

They are getting me from both sides... Tamiya and Revell

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not me!  I have enough Revell kits to last one lifetime, and that's the undesirable pile.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Apparently I nabbed a Foose Ford just in time. I don't buy many kits these days (too many already), but decided I wanted one a month or so back. Went down to my LHS only to find they were out of stock and weren't due for a couple of months, so I went home and found one on EBay for around $20. The bankruptcy thing happened just after that. I guess I lucked out - looks like prices are rising, at least for now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, RancheroSteve said:

Apparently I nabbed a Foose Ford just in time. I don't buy many kits these days (too many already), but decided I wanted one a month or so back. Went down to my LHS only to find they were out of stock and weren't due for a couple of months, so I went home and found one on EBay for around $20. The bankruptcy thing happened just after that. I guess I lucked out - looks like prices are rising, at least for now.

If I need some parts or the kit I will try to pick it up if the price is right..I didn't  get the 30 Model A and I got was burned twice once by the broken die  and Revell bankruptcy. You never know when you might see a kit again...

Edited by slusher

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

honestly. i have more kits that i can build for the rest of my life in my stash. if i never buy a kit again, and continuously build as long as i can, i dont think i would run out. 

 

problem is, i have to have a want to build a specific car. i cant just build a car to build. i have to have an idea in my head about it. Usually to put around a diorama that never gets started. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

before the news.....Couple Broncos ... '30 Ford coupe,  '29 Ford roadster, the Foose pickup... Foose Caddy ... Baja Bronco

After the news...... Bought another Foose Caddy for parts , might get another Baja Bronco ,

......picked up a Mad Mudder the're getting hard to find at a decent price, but that kit has been OOP for a while now... 

as alot of members said.... I don't ever have to buy another kit, and will never build all I have in my life time 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

LHS is still well stocked on current Revell kits. looks like they got another shipment in since I was there last a few weeks ago. picked up another FD-100 just to be safe. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now