1/24 Monogram Blue Bandito '29 Ford Street Rod

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Just noticed that the 29' ford looks strikingly similar to the highly sought after "Blue Beetle" kit, even bears a similar name. Do you think they may restore some of the parts back to that issue?

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*Just saw your post on the other thread Casey,lol. I guess great minds think alike.

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Just noticed that the 29' ford looks strikingly similar to the highly sought after "Blue Beetle" kit, even bears a similar name. Do you think they may restore some of the parts back to that issue?

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*Just saw your post on the other thread Casey,lol. I guess great minds think alike.

The Blue Beetle parts will be restored for the upcoming Blue Bandito.

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Blue Bandito...hmm...how about Blue Burrito. :) Not familiar w/ the Blue Beetle..are there many differences between the original version and the later Monogram '29 Ford pickups (I see the different wheels and tires) ?

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Blue Bandito...hmm...how about Blue Burrito. :) Not familiar w/ the Blue Beetle..are there many differences between the original version and the later Monogram '29 Ford pickups (I see the different wheels and tires) ?

Yeah, quite a few things different on the Blue Beetle version:

- solid and 5-spoke mag wheels (vs. generic slotted 70's wheels)

- whitewall front bias-ply tires and M&H slicks (vs. ugly 70's wide tires)

- early Ford style brake plates (vs. flat finned)

- Cadillac script valve covers (vs. finned)

- 6 carburetor intake (vs. tunnel ram with 4-bbl's)

- pleated firewall (vs. plain)

- pleated bucket seats (vs. bench)

- roll bar (vs. nothing)

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Why do you supose they changed the name on the "Blue Beetle" ? Monogram%20PC93149%20BlueBeetle.JPG

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Why do you supose they changed the name on the "Blue Beetle" ?

Probably licensing...'Beetle' is a registered trademark of Volkswagen.

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"Blue Beetle" is also registered with DC comics.

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I'm wondering what color they'll mold the kit.A problem with the original issue was the interior was molded in white and the bucket seats were molded in blue.

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Is this based off an actual custom from that time period?

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Good news... Looks way better then the Yellow '73 "Early Iron" series & later Silver 80's/90's reissues.

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Ed Sexton: The licensing issue is with VW yes.

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Fellas,

Any updates on the Blue Bandito/Beetle ???

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Fellas,

Any updates on the Blue Bandito/Beetle ???

Pushed back to next month. Was originally on the list for this month.

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Brett,

Thank you !

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Fellas,

From the looks of the box art ALL of the old parts have been restored to the Blue Bandito/Beetle !!! :D :D :D

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all except the Cadillac valve covers (and the name) from what I understand.

jb

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Fellas,

Has anyone seen the "Blue Bandito" kit on store shelves yet ?

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The hobby shops signed up for the RPP program should have theirs very soon. I'm thinking next week.

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Don,

Thank you !

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if this has the same parts as the [blue beetle ] i,ll be buying a few of them ,

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Like....scuba gear and all??!! If so, color me excited!!!

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GMS has one on eBay. From what I can see in the photo, the box side looks to have a picture of the truck with surfboard in the bed and scuba accessories laid out on the ground next to it. Also appears to have an optional tonneau cover for the bed. Stoke!

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As I have heard it will have everything that originally came with it scuba gear, surfboard and swim mask stuff like that

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According to Ed Sexton, it's supposed to be identical to the original except for the "Cadillac" lettering on the valve covers. He also said it would be molded in blue, but probably not the original shade of blue. I hope the parts that were molded in white in the original kit still are. I didn't think to ask him. Replicas and Miniatures Co of MD. offers resin copies of the original valve covers if anyone wants to make a 100% authentic version

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