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Revell "Extras": Sandman Dune Buggy, Snowmobiles, Jet Ski's etc.

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While not standalone kits, these add-ins from the late seventies through the mid eighties are pretty interesting. I understand that they have pretty low parts counts, but they all seem to look the part nonetheless. I believe there was also a Formula Vee racer as well (or maybe a smaller cycle-powered single seat open wheeler). Any observations, photos, and references to kits they were released with would be welcomed.

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There was a Malibu Grand Prix racer as part of this kit series.  It was a full detail replica of the real car used at the Malibu go kart type tracks....it was paired with Revell's late 1970's early 1980's Toyota pickup truck and a trailer if I am recalling correctly.    TIM .  

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Oh yes, they made some cool stuff! These kits are a big part of my childhood building years! 

Revell 1980 (10)-960

Revell 1980 (08)-960

Revell 1980 (09)-960

Revell 1980 (06)-960

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I always loved the box art that had the appropriate settings for these kits . 

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18 hours ago, garagepunk66 said:

Any observations, photos, and references to kits they were released with would be welcomed.

 

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12 hours ago, Daddyfink said:

Oh yes, they made some cool stuff! These kits are a big part of my childhood building years! 

 

 

 

 

Just before time getting into the hobby,  I would of loved to be partaking in the hobby during this time,  these are really neat.

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Super cool. I just got the turbo mustang and wetbikes. I think I'll have to track down the King Cab Datsun.

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17 hours ago, Daddyfink said:

Oh yes, they made some cool stuff! These kits are a big part of my childhood building years! 

Revell 1980 (10)-960

Revell 1980 (08)-960

Revell 1980 (09)-960

Revell 1980 (06)-960

Oh yes, I forgot all about the mini-Hydroplane! And I don't think I ever remember the vans with the Honda Odyssey

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These are some of my favorite kits! The Malibu Grand Prix Kit is my most favorite! I finally just found one, mint, still sealed for $40.00 on EBay! I then found just the Virage race car by itself. It’s assembled but will be rebuilt and detailed. I built three of those sets back in the early eighties when they first came out. I bought them at a Malibu Grand Prix track we had here in San Antonio. My second favorite is the Mean Mudder van set. I’m building one of those fully detailed with actual four wheel drive suspension. (The Kit is only two wheel drive) its also getting actual tool boxes and accessories inside to replace the molded in ones.

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I would really like to have the Sandman dune buggy kit again. 

Still have the buggy I built in the early 80's. Recently found the decals are available to rebuild it too.

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I have this kit.  I have never seen another.

Boxart 4x4 Chevy Blazer 6508 Revell

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On May 15, 2019 at 8:19 AM, Daddyfink said:

Oh yes, they made some cool stuff! These kits are a big part of my childhood building years! 

Revell 1980 (10)-960

Revell 1980 (08)-960

Revell 1980 (09)-960

Revell 1980 (06)-960

Looking at that original snowmobile markings, the Speedway Decals set is much better.

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12 hours ago, alexis said:

I have this kit.  I have never seen another.

Boxart 4x4 Chevy Blazer 6508 Revell

This was a very weird time for Revell, being owned by a French Co. that wanted show biz tie ins, but, they where mostly for some odd stuff. 

Tom West told me about this and tried to talk them out of doing some of this stuff, but, they insisted and the rest is history.

I remember seeing them on the shelves, but I found them a bit too silly for me at that time. Should have bought them all when they cleared them out at $2 bucks a pop! 

Image result for revell stomper 4x4

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So, should I build mine, or keep it as a collectible?

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15 hours ago, Daddyfink said:

This was a very weird time for Revell, being owned by a French Co. that wanted show biz tie ins, but, they where mostly for some odd stuff. 

Tom West told me about this and tried to talk them out of doing some of this stuff, but, they insisted and the rest is history.

I remember seeing them on the shelves, but I found them a bit too silly for me at that time. Should have bought them all when they cleared them out at $2 bucks a pop! 

Image result for revell stomper 4x4

Were the tires hard plastic in these Stomper kits?

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7 hours ago, alexis said:

So, should I build mine, or keep it as a collectible?

Build it if you want, throw it up on eBay if you want to see what it is worth.

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Ben, I don't remember. Let me dig mine out and check it.

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