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AMT PLASTIC MODEL KITS AMT-1209 1/25 International Payhauler 350 Dump Truck $71.95 TBA

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That’s good for the people who missed out on the reissue over 15 years ago. I really would like to see their 1/32 range make a comeback. Also something completely new would be ace. This is great news.

Ben

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42 minutes ago, Mr mopar said:
AMT PLASTIC MODEL KITS AMT-1209 1/25 International Payhauler 350 Dump Truck $71.95 TBA

Yep, and its going to include the original (c.1975) box art and instructions as well.....TIM 

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Great kit....but I picked up that last issue at Odd Lots for $15.....so at $72....

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Had one, but didnt finish it. I dont think I have anywhere to put it now.

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The Payhauler is a huge kit, not sure about the $72m though.  I, too, would like to see the AMT 1/32 trucks come back.  They definitely take up less shelf space. 😁

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4 hours ago, Mr mopar said:
AMT PLASTIC MODEL KITS AMT-1209 1/25 International Payhauler 350 Dump Truck $71.95 TBA

What kit is this?

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12 minutes ago, JerseeJerry55 said:

What kit is this?

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4 minutes ago, Casey said:

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Thanks. Now maybe they can find us the Transtar CO4070B molds

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I understand it will include a optional hot rod version too. Due April 1 2020.......

 

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1 hour ago, Dave Van said:

I understand it will include a optional hot rod version too. Due April 1 2020.......

 

 

Bummer.  I was really hoping for the Coca-Cola version. 😄

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Ugh can Round2 PLEASE skip the "original instructions" part of the retrofest? They have by far the worst instructions running with some of these kits presenting their original 4x6 sized folded instructions. The box art brings all the nostalgia needed, make the instructions at least as legible as they were during the AMT/Ertl era.

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5 hours ago, JerseeJerry55 said:

Thanks. Now maybe they can find us the Transtar CO4070B molds

 

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51 minutes ago, Casey said:

That would be nice!

Ben

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4 hours ago, Casey said:

 

That would be great (only 25 years since the reissue!) but I'll believe it when I see it.

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5 hours ago, niteowl7710 said:

PLEASE skip the "original instructions" part

Those original instructions were and still are one of the best detailed instructions ever put in a kit. The Ertl check box system is the best compared to AMT's 1/25 semi instructions. Those AMT Truck instructions tend to be a hot mess of match the part to the picture!

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8 hours ago, Jim B said:

Bummer.  I was really hoping for the Coca-Cola version. 😄

2nd version later in the year........If it sold 3K kits I'd be OK!

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10 hours ago, ranma said:

Those original instructions were and still are one of the best detailed instructions ever put in a kit. The Ertl check box system is the best compared to AMT's 1/25 semi instructions. Those AMT Truck instructions tend to be a hot mess of match the part to the picture!

I'll grant you the Ertl truck kits had excellent instructions originally, but by a large the kits Round2 has chosen to reissue and reproducing the instructions directly - particularly from the dog days if the late 70's - are terrible in size, quality, and vagueness. There's no other company around that intentionally puts old instructions in old kits that are being reissued.

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If they really want to knock one out of the park......International 4070 A ,,,,International Transtar II...….PLEASE...PLEASE....PLEASE.

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This is welcome news. Being an ERTL Kit it will have clear instructions for those needing them. I grew up building AMT stuff and never had a problem with their instructions. 

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On 3/4/2020 at 7:10 AM, ranma said:

Those original instructions were and still are one of the best detailed instructions ever put in a kit. The Ertl check box system is the best compared to AMT's 1/25 semi instructions. Those AMT Truck instructions tend to be a hot mess of match the part to the picture!

The original .c 1975 Ertl Co. instruction sheet for this kit - which I gave to Round 2 a few weeks ago as part of this reissue project - is an incredible piece of work.  As is the entire kit.  So needless to say, I support Rick's statement above 100%.   I can't say for sure that's the sheet....errr….. book (and that is really what it is) that Round 2 will use, but I sure hope it is.    TIM 

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9 hours ago, michaelbaskett said:

If they really want to knock one out of the park......International 4070 A ,,,,International Transtar II...….PLEASE...PLEASE....PLEASE.

Michael.....sadly I understand this one is out of reach. 

There were so many changes made to do the Eagle II update that I'm told it is unlikely the tool could ever be returned to the original version.

Still, never say never,  particularly with some of the surprises Round 2 has pulled in recent years.  But to be clear I know of no plans to actually do this.....TIM

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54 minutes ago, tim boyd said:

The original .c 1975 Ertl Co. instruction sheet for this kit - which I gave to Round 2 a few weeks ago as part of this reissue project - is an incredible piece of work

All of the original Ertl International instruction sheets are detailed and very thorough...and take a while to scan completely. 😣 Here's the Payhauler 350 if anyone wants to get a head start of sorts: https://modelkitreviews.proboards.com/thread/1221/ertl-8013-international-pay-hauler

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It looks like the previous RC2 era reissue also included a re-print of the original instruction sheet:

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I don't even know where I'd put that thing when I'd completed it!

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I often thought of buying one when I saw them at shows/swaps, but man, they build up BIG.....

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