Request for re-releases from AMT Round2: IH Transtar II, GMC General anyone?

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I have two other suggestions for re-releases one would be the ERTL Transtar II, still a pretty good kit?

And, get this, a warp free GMC General/Chevy Bison. Based on the quality of their kits, I think Round 2 can pull this off.

What do you think? I'd love that! Would there be enough demand?

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I still have the Transtar kit....it is a great kit. How about the other Blueprint series kits from the 70s?

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I would think the Transtar II COE would be very popular. I know I woiuld buy one! As for a warp free Bison or General, that would be nice, but I don't think it's possible.

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I would be in for those.

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I'd be up for those, also waiting on the IH 2476, 2575 and Paystar.

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Wasn't the Transtar II modified into something else later on? Or am I thinking of another kit. Not that restoring the kit back to original specs would be impossible, given RC2's track record, but I'm still wondering.

I can't say I'd buy all of the kits you are mentioning, but I'd be up for any IH truck, and even if I didn't buy any Generals I'm sure there'd be more than enough people who WOULD buy a few that it wouldn't matter.

I'm also hoping they'll bring back the International and Massey Ferguson 1155 farm tractor kits and maybe, just maybe, bringing out a new drop-deck lowboy kit so I can haul one of those tractors on it, hooked up to a reissued Ertl semi tractor model. :wub:

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I think the Transtar 4070A was modified into the Transtar 4070B, and the Transtar 4200 might have been modified into the Transtar 4300 but I'm not sure.

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would love to see the transtar II be reissued very nice kit.

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I thought Round 2 would have re-issued the Transtar II before the 4300... I think it still has a chance. If they are releasing the Pete 352 is coming in the next few months, I think some ERTL kits would be worth being put back into production. A Paystar and some S-series too. Speaking of Internationals, from what I have seen, the Moebius Prostar is announced at a couple places such as Tower for mid-November...

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id buy a general kit....as much of a pain they are for warped hoods....i dont care....i want one!

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id buy a general kit....as much of a pain they are for warped hoods....i dont care....i want one!

I think Round 2 won't put out a kit unless it can make a good quality kit(minimal warpage and flash). I think they can pull it off if they modify the cabs mold to include either a brace for the cab bottom or mold the firewall on the cab. They could do the same for the hood. But I'd like to see that truck reissued too. There weren't much wrong with the Transtar II though.

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I think most of the problems with warping in the Generals kits was the packaging for the last reissue. If they would pack them like they have the recent kits it should be much better.

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The question of some of the old S series Internationals came up on another forum some time back. It was discussed that there were licensing issues that would prevent them from happening. If this is the case, I'd sure like to see them work around the issues. I miss those old trucks.

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I want the auto transporter, either AMT or Revell.

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The question of some of the old S series Internationals came up on another forum some time back. It was discussed that there were licensing issues that would prevent them from happening. If this is the case, I'd sure like to see them work around the issues. I miss those old trucks.

They did release the Transtar 4300. We'll see.

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I would love to see them again myself.

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The Transtar II was reissued 10 plus years ago, so the tooling still exists

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Here in australia the 4070A was a very popular truck but we never got the 4070B . So if round 2 was to try and retool the B back to the A they would sell a few . I know this because everytime one of the A's or parts come up on ebay there's a feeding frenzy .

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I know it's a long shot because the molds are supposed to be gone but how about the Kenworth/Challenge mixer and all w900 based kits including the Alaskan hauler? I agree on pakaging being the problem with the General/Bison. When I got an original issue in 1977 it was fine.

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On the topic of reissues - I'd like to see a reissue of their old single axle car hauler trailer. They are going through a lot of their old molds and I hope they find this one....

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I know it's a long shot because the molds are supposed to be gone but how about the Kenworth/Challenge mixer

I'd be fine with that, but I thought I had read the same thing:

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Kenworth molds were modified into the T600.

As for the mixer tools, apparently no one knows.

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Kenworth molds were modified into the T600.

As for the mixer tools, apparently no one knows.

I don't know if it was the same mixer, but the International mixer should still be on the shelves somewhere, it shouldn't be far out for reissue, either. I think the last it was out was the early 2000s.

As for the destroyed molds of the Kenworth to make that horrible T600, (granted looked nice on the outside, with 70s tech underneath) would it be out of the realm of possibility for the destroyed molds to be reverse engineered from a good W925 kit? There always seems to be one of the variants on ebay, and I'm sure all the molds for the frame and running gear have to be hiding somewhere, since those were unchanged from the W925 to the T600.

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Well anything is possible as Round 2 finds gems in the old AMT/Ertl/MPC tooling bank all the time.

Round 2 has appearently found the tooling for the first issue T500 500 Unilite "small window" cab - Detroit Diesel 8V-71 - Western Unit Stabilaire suspension version of the Peterbilt 359, it has never been reissued after 1975 and it's not on their website yet but they are going to do it this year according to our "Peterbilt oracle" Tim Ahlborn.

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Here in australia the 4070A was a very popular truck but we never got the 4070B . So if round 2 was to try and retool the B back to the A they would sell a few . I know this because everytime one of the A's or parts come up on ebay there's a feeding frenzy .

Maybe someone should cast up the 4070a pieces that don't exist on the transtar 2.

Ben

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