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AMT Trophy Kits Out Now May 2018

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13 hours ago, regular guy said:

' You're going to tell us what it means...right?'

No.That is a real question.

What does the flat box mean? 

 

It's just a different shape of box.

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' It's just a different shape of box.'

Technically that is correct.Like the The Declaration of Independence is on different size paper than 8 1/2 x 11 copier paper.

The long flat box is the earlier box.

Being a '61 Styline kit.To make it a nostalgia kit they put it an original size box.

AMT ought to do that now.

Like if they bring back the '39/49 Ford Sedan.

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' devolve into hard to follow threads. '

There is a link between Styline,Advanced Customizing, Customizing Series and Trophy Kits.

The '49 Mercury is both.A Customizing Series and a Trophy Kit.

Maybe there are some others.

Some of us like to concentrate and delve deeper into a subject.

A mechanical listing of facts lacks the human touch.

Enough philosophy for today.

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49 minutes ago, regular guy said:

Technically that is correct.The long flat box is the earlier box. Being a '61 Styline kit.To make it a nostalgia kit they put it an original size box.

There seem to have been a few different boxes sizes, and my guess is box size and shape was dictated by how the parts were organized in the mold, and how they could be broken down into smaller pieces after removal from the mold. Maybe it's a 'chicken or the egg' type thing regrading box size/shape vs. part layout? 

AMT did reissue the '59 El Camino in the 'vertical' box as part of the Buyer's Choice program in 1997, and maybe another kit or two?:

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Round2 seems to have tried a few different box sizes, some with Original Art prints, some without, but the forthcoming '39/'40 Ford Sedan looks like it'll be in the standard box instead of a wider, flatter box which Round2 used for previous Original Art series kits.

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Thanks!

THAT is a sharp box!

AMT should put those out.That really tells you a lot about the kit.

This box we have 'sideways' long and flat is pretty cool but that box trumps it.

The all time low were the AMT/Ertl boxes.

'Here's a picture of the model painted.We hope you buy it.' Pretty sad.

AMT is working on making the boxart better so who knows?

CORRECTION:Our '61 Styline Ford does have a gold #5 sticker on the cellophane.

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I agree.That would be a real nostalgia kit.

Did you want it back in a narrow box or vertical box or don't care?

I like the vertical box then the narrow box the most.

My next choice is at least the 3in1 Trophy boxtop like on the current '53 Ford pickup.

Looks like early 60's.

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13 hours ago, regular guy said:

I like the vertical box then the narrow box the most.

I like them, too, but from a retailer's point of view, I would guess they are not nearly as fond, and would prefer a standard sized box. The vertical box does stand out, especially when the top panel is in the upright position, but the parts are really crammed into the box, even for the older style kits originally designed to fit inside the narrower boxes. The recent Customizing Boat would've been a good choice for reissue inside a narrow box, too, as the parts count is fairly low and there's not a lot of mass to the kit's parts. Perhaps if one of the Jr. Craftsman kit is resurrected the narrow box can be used.

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Hi Mr Casey

I think there is a way to get a possibility here.

Find out from Auto World if this kit is in a long box.Being a double kit it's sure to have a lot of parts.

So.If they put that out then they can put out anything and even make a Vertical box.Very cool.

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Taking a second look at it.It doesn't look like a long box really.

Well.Will find out from Autoworld if they can put out long boxes with maximum number of parts.

They probably will because they are getting their Exclusives going.

You can read 'Exclusive' as 'Kits for Adult Model Builder's' or 'Kits for Professional Model Builders and Collector's'.

It's their Prestige line of today.

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That kit did have the vertical orientation on the box top panel, but was in a standard box. It is a Trophy Series kit, though. :D

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Called AMT Monday.

They just figure to put any double kits out in a regular box.As far as I could tell.I did not go on and on about on the phone.

Update on the '63 Advanced Customizing Kit ('63 Ford XL Sports Hardtop).

It's molded in gray.

Anybody know how you can tell if a kit is molded in gray BEFORE you open it up?

This says RC2 Brands Dyersville IA 2006.

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11 hours ago, regular guy said:

Anybody know how you can tell if a kit is molded in gray BEFORE you open it up? This says RC2 Brands Dyersville IA 2006.

I think all AMT/Ertl kits were molded in grey, but that's a good question for the Question & Answer section...or worth a search to see if it's been asked previously.

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From about the early to mid 90s until Round 2 took over in the mid 2010s almost every AMT kit was molded in gray. The exceptions being snap kits which are molded in whatever color the box top build shows and a few oddball kits that came in a muddy brown color. I've only had two of those, a 70 pro street Superbee and a 93 F150 stepside.

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Thanks Casey

' I think all AMT/Ertl kits were molded in grey'

Good point about asking about gray/grey kits in Q&A section.

Thanks Brian

About Trophy kits.

So in the Customizing Series you get car show accessories add in and in Prestige you get a desk pen holder mirror base.

Well.That makes them better in a way.

I think double kits are better in a way too except when it's two different cars totally like the Double Dragster kit.

Then two Trophy kits would be better.

Can't really make a Trophy kit out of a Bantam roadster or a dragster though.Double dragster had dragster variations though.

Close enough!

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