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  1. Hello everyone Wow wow wow... so much interest, discussion, ideas, and things to consider! Apologies for not participating much the past week; things have been a little crazy. Just checking in to say thank you, and let you all know I'll be back here ASAP with a few concepts and/or ideas to bring to the table! Thank you again everyone; we're going to keep the 80s alive, and show Round2 there's money to be made by resurrecting MPC's classic branding!
  2. NEXT STEPS: - I/we need to reach out to people at Round2. Not seeing much action on LinkedIn. Anyone know who I could reach out to? Emails, phone numbers, etc. - I need to make a couple boxtop mockups; design at least ONE solid concept and post it here. Which model would you like me to start with? - We need to start thinking up some cool 80s names, like: Master Blaster, Razor's Edge, Magnum Force; stuff like that - I need to create a couple "Forever 80s" logo concepts, and pitch them here for community feedback - We're going to need graphic designers (I'll volunteer my
  3. Yes, thank you for these, @Daddyfink! Never built any of these, and they would ALL be really cool models in the series!
  4. Ha ha, @Snake45, I recently posted here a couple contact sheets of a solid majority of MPC's 80s kits, including TWO Night Stalker Corvettes, and TWO Dust Devils! Enjoy the memories!
  5. Thank you, @Dragonhawk1066, I just paged through the entire 1985 MPC catalogue and WOW, that brings back so many memories! Thank you for that! This is exactly what I'm talking about; bringing back the vibe from those old days and those classic kits. I'm very grateful many of these kits are coming back, and the new box art is... OK... for the most part, though I really want to recapture that inimitable 80s design aesthetic with all-new art that will make people go: "Wow, I never even knew about that version, I want to get it!"
  6. Ha ha, @Snake45, I think you're right, though I've never built any of those flip nose kits. Would love to. I was thinking of the yellow Mustang II pro street.
  7. I agree, @Snake45, the Custom Corvette was one of my faves, and at the time, I had no idea of its Mako Shark origins. Both are worth bringing back, for sure!
  8. Hello @Ron Warner, you bring up so many good points! You're right that when Round2 has a hit, they're quick to offer up alternate reboxings/versions, for sure. True, we don't always know what the long-term forecasts are, though I've heard it said that some kits are on a 10-year rerelease cycle, while others are more frequent, and others,...may never come back at all. Even if the tooling for MPC's Cavalier and EXP are available, right here, right now, would anyone (besides me), be clamouring to get 'em? I certainly hope a lot of us old dudes would want them! You're also right about how thi
  9. Hello, @Hawk312, I agree, these kits are awesome, and I built BOTH as a kid. I believe the last issue was the red "Pro Street" kit, released in 84, 85, or 86. I don't recall AMT, ERTL, RC2, or Round2 ever reissuing any of these kits. The 3rd gen Camaro is a MUST to come back for this series. With all of the crazy and numerous variants MPC offered on the 3rd gen Camaros, I certainly hope someone out there has the tools, ready to bring 'em back.
  10. Here's a mostly-complete collection of MPC's 80s kits, with some variants. Not all of these have super cool names, but many have bespoke, stylized titles/logos. Some of these, such as the 88 Daytona, 88 Beretta, and 69 Olds 442, came in at the end of MPC's run, but each of these could be folded back into the collection, since they all have custom street machine-y parts. Many of these have been reissued over the years, so there is so much potential for us. I envision: - 8 kits for the series - the creation of a "Forever 80s" logo/badge that goes onto each box, with a "1
  11. You are on fire, @1972coronet! I never got the Supra or Celica, and want them as much now, as I did back then! Agree about the BF Goodrich "snow tires"; Round2 could possibly strip the sidewalls and tampo print them. Or, they could throw in their newer tampo printed Polyglas F60-15 tires, and/or their larger L60-15 cousins. The upcoming 70 GTO superstocker features nice fatties that were featured in many of these old kits, and have now had their sidewalls stripped, with Good Year lettering tampo'd on. Also agree on the Chevy/GMC C/K trucks. While I'm no expert on these, there is limi
  12. Hello @stevez, if you're talking about the Mustang II pro street, I had the yellow one, and loved it. Was reissued in the "AutoScape" series awhile back, so it should still be available for reissue.
  13. Wow, everyone, I am impressed and overwhelmed with all of the interest, support, and insights on this initiative! Thank you all! It's too much and too fast for me to respond; will do my best! We will catalogue old MPC kits and variants, assess the last time they were reissued, and put together a master list to start culling through and/or voting on everyone's favourites.
  14. Hello, @Fat Brian, I agree, these kits mean everything to so many of us. I built so many of them, they all warm my heart, and it's my personal mission to bring back those nostalgic feels. Never built War Eagle, but I'm with you on wanting one. New decals, pad-printed tires, and extra goodies will make this a legendary marketing effort that is destined to succeed.
  15. Oh no, @CapSat 6, this perfectly fits within the time period, and this is one I wanted, but always slipped away. Was this the only T-top version created? It would be awesome for us to collectively catalogue all of MPC's variants, and drool over the reissue possibilities.
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