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  1. There was also the Revell '92 (?) Caprice, but that got turned into the Impala SS a couple years after. Back to Round 2, I suppose they could do the same formula with the Dodge Monaco sedan. I wouldn't be surprised if they also slapped out a taxi version of the Supernatural '67 Impala, to get another variation of that tool. It wouldn't be correct for a newly purchased taxi in the year 1967, but completely possible as a converted used car, circa 1970-1971.
  2. Unfortunately, I have to agree with everything you noted. Surprised that no one has commented yet on the NHRA logos on both the banner and the tower: neither of them is in perspective, and it sticks out like a sore them to me. It's good that the manufacturers realize the value of nostalgic artwork, but as you said, the execution often leaves a lot to be desired. The artwork for the upcoming AMT 1966 Fairlane 427 was recently posted - lots of wackiness in the front end on that illustration. I suspect that it was the same artist who did the box art (yellow) for their recent 1958 Edsel re
  3. Stopped at the Hobart, IN store today. They had one of the AMT '64 Cutlass convertibles. So that's good. However, since I'm waiting for the hardtop version that's scheduled to come out later this year, this probably means they'll never get that version.
  4. Stopped at my local store after work today, also no kits on the shelves yet. Came home and we had the new Ollies flyer in my mailbox, showing kits on sale starting Thursday.
  5. My LHS finally got another shipment of the '63 Nova wagons, so I was happy to score one of those.
  6. That one got retooled into the 4-door version for Dukes of Hazzard, and has since been reissued ad nauseam, in all sorts of variations. Ain't coming back. (I know: THEORETICALLY Round 2 could clone/recreate the coupe body/interior, as they've recently proven they're capable, but there's about a thousand other subjects that would be more worthy of that effort.)
  7. Interesting link explaining how this kit came to be, including its many proportional problems and inaccuracies: https://hotrodbunny.com/the-history-of-the-revell-57-cadillac-eldorado-brougham-model-kit/
  8. Black vinyl top over white doesn't look too shabby either, IMHO: https://www.hemmings.com/stories/article/what-it-hasnt-got-you-dont-need-1968-dodge-coronet-r-t No kidding! A prelim Google image search turned up almost no examples. Did find a link to a YouTube walk around of a white example with the double body side stripes: Definitely more low key than the bumble bees...
  9. I seem to recall that the tooling for the 1/16 Mustang was actually obtained by AMT from another manufacturer. Thought I saw that on this forum years ago, but I'm coming up with zero info in my Google search, my Google-fu must be off tonight. I seem to recall the original manufacturer was a well established company that dabbled in model kits in the '60s, then cut bait quickly after turning out this epic fail. That was the explanation for why this was basically a large scale Palmer kit - it wasn't created by AMT. Doesn't explain why the original AMT and all subsequent owners were sh
  10. I'll definitely be following this one. Our family car growing up was a '68 Impala, so they're near and dear to me. Gotta wonder what happened to the tooling for the body/interior of this one? (I know the driveline/chassis got recycled each year thru '76) We really need a plastic '68 again!
  11. Actually, this is 1/25 Revell, back when they were a separate company competing against Monogram. Monogram, Revell, and MPC each had their own squarebody Blazer (and/or Jimmy) kits. Your are correct on the sub-par execution on these kits though. Mid seventies through mid eighties was pretty much bottom of the barrel for Revell kit development and QC. Through sheer luck they chose some subjects that no one else kitted, such as the Jeep J10 (Honcho), but they were usually oversimplified and had proportional problems.
  12. Although I do believe the bed design was already outdated for 1967, the real problem is the boom: It was unrealistic cartoon fantasy in 1967, even when these kits were considered "toys" at the time. I suppose a certain segment of Round 2's clientele might be interested in reliving "warm fuzzy" memories of building one of these in their youth, but I think that will only get them so far...
  13. Sneak peek posted Dec 9 to Round 2's Facebook page, and posted in this thread on page 3. Pasted again for you convenience:
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