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So this is interesting, just got listed up for pre order(3/1) on Hobby Search , Japan release date of June.

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I don't need another Bronco kit and I already have a couple of half cabs from Olson Bros., but I could be a buyer if it comes with the trailer and buggy!  Not surprised they are still milking the tooling for another version.

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I have been wanting a buggy for so long. I almost bought one of the old ones from ebay but it went for too much. If it does come with a buggy, i will order 3 i think. 

 

I dont care about that style bronco, i wish they would have done it with the 1980 bronco that became expensive on Ebay 

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That buggy is the "Sandman" last seen in the Sandman Combo kit, circa 1979-80. I have two of them. It is a simple snap kit. Not too many pieces. Here is the kit.

https://public.fotki.com/drasticplasticsmcc/mkiba-build-under-c/instruction_sheetsh/instruction_sheets/revell-2/revell-mr-sandman-w/?view=roll

Wonderful to have it back. I see the Bronco still has the Too Small wheels. 21st Century Bronco, 40 year old Buggy and Trailer!

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I’d be up for one!  I do have the Olson Brothers half cab, and a couple of the buggies but I’ve been into trailers lately.. any idea where it came from or if it’s new?

And it’s a very good sign that Revell is doing new kits!

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36 minutes ago, Tom Geiger said:

I’d be up for one!  I do have the Olson Brothers half cab, and a couple of the buggies but I’ve been into trailers lately.. any idea where it came from or if it’s new?

And it’s a very good sign that Revell is doing new kits!

Trailer appears to be the same one that came with the Sandman in the original boxing as shown in Alan's post above.

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4 minutes ago, niteowl7710 said:

Trailer appears to be the same one that came with the Sandman in the original boxing as shown in Alan's post above.

Makes sense, about the only new thing in this offering is the half cab. Wonder if that buggy will have the plastic tires?

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1 hour ago, niteowl7710 said:

Trailer appears to be the same one that came with the Sandman in the original boxing as shown in Alan's post above.

Cool, thanks.  I have two of the  buggies that I bought together in a box at a show once.  I never had the full kit nor the trailer.   Trailer looks nice.

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This a fantastic upcoming release. Mix in the Baja Bronco lift and beefed up 4x4 parts aka some fireball model work and you’ll have yourself an awesome build. Keep it a pickup to hold gas tanks, extra buggy tires, maybe an extra rack in the back, etc. move that spare bronco tire to the grill for clearance out back. You’ll have a sweet race rig/team car. 

Excited about this release even if it’s the 3rd of the 1st gen bronco release in a decade. 

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10 hours ago, mikemodeler said:

 Wonder if that buggy will have the plastic tires?

The original dune buggy's (and trailer's) tires are styrene, so I think we'll see the same this time around. Here's a built up:

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The tires are not bad. (not good either), but not bad. Tread is very shallow. But the DO have backs and are not hollow. I used a set on a Champion Spark-Bug build of Revell's Killer Bee kit.

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Guess I better finish up my half cab conversion build that I started years ago using the Olsen Bros parts. 

Very excited to have the set though. wondered if they would ever bring the buggy back.

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4 hours ago, youpey said:

Is there a any place in the usa that has a pre-order for this. I really want this bad

Not at the moment that I can find.

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5 hours ago, Luc Janssens said:

Odd, that there's no quarterly new release list, wonder who fed the pics to hobby search.

Hasegawa did, they're still Revell's importer in Japan.

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2 hours ago, martinfan5 said:

HLJ has it listed, and so do a handful of Australia stores, I checked one out of the UK and nothing, kind of odd.

 

Now wouldn't that be a hoot if this was a Revell Europe release with no USA distribution?  😄

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Not a ton of places in Western Europe to use a serious buggy. They like early Broncos though. 

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