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19 hours ago, maxwell48098 said:

Would have been nice to throw in the turbine engine in this one.

 

They're selling it separately, it's not in their financial interest to throw it in any of the Astros now as it would cannibalize the Parts Pack sales. 

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Just think how many more Astros that they would have sold just for the turbine engine.  I bought several of the original T510 GMC Astro kits that included the turbine as an optional engine in the kit back in 1971, and still have one!   I actually spoke with a Round2 rep at the Warren MI toy show several years back and showed him how the original turbine was on it's own sprues, so if they could find that tool, they could reissue the turbine either with the Astro or as a stand alone kit.  At the time, the rep didn't know about the turbine engine option in the original Astro.  Maybe it was still part of the original tool, but it had been blocked off so it never got reproduced until now.  I might just build one as a stand alone engine for display.

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6 hours ago, maxwell48098 said:

Just think how many more Astros that they would have sold just for the turbine engine.  I bought several of the original T510 GMC Astro kits that included the turbine as an optional engine in the kit back in 1971, and still have one!   I actually spoke with a Round2 rep at the Warren MI toy show several years back and showed him how the original turbine was on it's own sprues, so if they could find that tool, they could reissue the turbine either with the Astro or as a stand alone kit.  At the time, the rep didn't know about the turbine engine option in the original Astro.  Maybe it was still part of the original tool, but it had been blocked off so it never got reproduced until now.  I might just build one as a stand alone engine for display.

I don't disagree with you, but they've already sold how many Astros in the past several years. I wonder how many people would buy ANOTHER one just to get the engine vs. people who can now just pick up the Parts Pack and put it into the kit they already have if they desire. 

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On 6/11/2021 at 8:55 AM, Mr mopar said:

Just wait Round2 will bring back the GMC Astro with the turbine engine after they make more money off the parts pack .

I wouldn't hold it against them if they did exactly that.

Here's the reissued parts pack turbine engine:

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