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Many of you have requested information on new kits that have been announced. For your convenience, we have decided to post highlights of that information here at the top of the Model Car News Section. We begin accepting pre-orders when the kits have a firm release date typically 30-90 days prior to the kits actual release. If a kit is available for pre-order, it will have a pre-order button associated with the listing below. The dates here are only estimates. Delays are possible. To make sure you never miss a new release, be sure to sign up for our Newsletter. The link is at the bottom of the left side bar on every page of our web site. Please note that pre-orders bill in advance, and we suggest that you order pre-order items separately from in stock items.
New Kits from Revell-Monogram
Just Arrived and Coming Soon!
RMX-4917 Miami Vice Daytona Spyder (1:25) (Just Arrived) $19.90
RMX-4036 1955 'Jukebox' Ford Pro Modified Sportsman (1:25) (Just Arrived) $18.90
RMX-4252 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 (2 'n 1) Stock or Police (1:25) (Just Arrived) $21.90
RMX-4053 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon (1:25) (Just Arrived) $19.90
RMX-MK-4081 1957 Ford 300 Police Car (1:25) (Just Arrived) $21.90
RMX-7817 1953 'Miss Deal' Studebaker Funny Car (1:25) (Just Arrived) $19.90
RMX-4024 "Fireball" Roberts 1957 Ford Race Car (1/25) (Just Arrived) $19.90
RMX-4087 1967 Corvette Convertible (1/25) (Just Arrived) $18.90
RMX-4035 Original Mini Cooper (1/24) (Just Arrived) $19.90
RMX-4183 L'il Coffin Show Car (1/24) $18.90 (Sept-2013)
RMX-6732 Ed Roth Rat Fink with 1/25 Diorama $19.90 (Sept-2013)
RMX-4050 1964 "Foos" Chevy Impala (1/25) $19.90 (Sept-2013)
RMX-2501 Kenworth W-900 Conventional (1/16) $62.90 (Oct-2013)
RMX-4051 1967 Dodge Charger 426 Hemi "Foose" (1/25) $19.90 (Oct-2013)
RMX-1740 Old School Deal's Glitter Bug (1/24) $19.50(Sept-2013)
RMX-1508 Peterbilt 359 Wrecker (1/25) $79.90 (Oct-2013)
RMX-4049 Alternomad Caprice (1/25) $19.90 (Oct-2013)
RMX-4194 Tom Daniel Paddy Wagon w/ Figures (1/24) $27.90 (Oct-2013)
RMX-4949 D&M 1962 Chevy Corvette Gasser (1/25) $19.90 (Oct-2013)
RMX-6457 Eager Beaver 2-1/2 Ton Truck w/ Figures (1/35) $18.90 (Oct-2013)
New Kits from AMT, MPC and Polar Lights
Just Arrived and Coming Soon!
POL-R2 853 NHRA Vintage Candies & Hughes Barracuda Funny Car (1/25) (Just Arrived) $22.90
AMT-R2 804 Ford C600 Pepsi City Delivery Truck (1/25) (Just Arrived) $35.90
AMT-R2 847 Elvis' Meyers Manx - "Live a Little/Love a Little" (1/25) (Just Arrived) $20.90
AMT-PP-005 Gasser Wheels and Tires Pack with Halibrand Wheels " (1/25) (Late August) $12.90
AMT-R2 772 1966 Chevy Grumpy Jenkins Nova (1/25) (Late August) $22.90
AMT-R2 818 1940 Willys Coupe/Pickup (1/25) (Late August) $22.90
AMT-R2 819 Petty Dodge Dart Sportsman (1/25) (Late August) $22.90
MPC-R2 801 1970's Hot Rod Magazine Mustang Funny Car (1/25) (Late August) $21.90
AMT-R2-817 2010 Camaro Police Car (1/25) (Late October) $21.90
AMT-R2 723 1965 Ford Galaxie Stock Car Fred Lorenzen (1/25) $22.90 (Sep-2013)
AMT-R2 821 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner (1/25) $22.90 (Sep-2013)
AMT-R2 822 1960 Ford Ranchero "Ohio George" (1/25) $22.90 (Oct-2013)
AMT-R2 758 Ford LN 8000 Race Car Hauler (1/25) $35.90 (Oct-2013)
MPC-R2 798 1975 Dodge Dart Sport (1/25) $23.90 (Oct-2013)
MPC-R2 799 1974 Barracuda Snap-Fast Plus (1/25) $19.90 (Oct-2013)
AMT-R2 730 1940 Ford Coupe Original Art Series (1/25) $21.90 (Nov-2013)
AMT-R2 823 1969 Chevelle Convertible (1/25) $20.90 (Nov-2013)
AMT-R2 824 1936 Ford Coupe (1/25) $23.50 (Dec-2013)
MPC-R2 773 1971 Dodge Demon (1/25) $23.90 (Dec-2013)
MPC-R2 800 Ohio George Malco Gasser 1967 Mustang (1/25) $23.90 (Dec-2013)
AMT-R2 812 1975 Chevy Rescue Van (1/25) $24.90 (Jan-2014)
MPC-R2 796 1971 Mercury Cyclone Nascar Donnie Allison (1/25) $23.90 (Feb-2014)
New Kits from Moebius Models
Just Arrived and Coming Soon!
Moebius-1301 International Pro Star (1:25) (June-2013) $58.90
November 30, 2011: Round2 Acquires AMT, MPC, Polar Lights
For Immediate Release!
(We at Model Roundup view the following Press Release with enthusiasm. This announcement does not really represent a big change as Round2 was already controlling the brands mentioned through licensing agreements. However, this does represent a big change in that Round2 now takes ownership of the tooling and licensing rights which, in our opinion, gives them the flexibility and security to make long range plans and investments. Tom Lowe is "one of us", a guy who grew up in the '60's and loves these kits and this hobby as we do. The team around him is the same. Once again, this is exciting news for all of us who love this hobby)
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - 11/30/2011 - Round 2, LLC, announced today that they have acquired all rights to industry leading model kit brands AMT, MPC and Polar Lights from TOMY International, Inc. (formerly RC2 Corporation).
Round 2 acquired the brands from TOMY International after manufacturing branded model kits under a licensing agreement since 2008. "We've had a great relationship with TOMY International for a long time and it has been a pleasure working with them as a licensee and now as a buyer," said Thomas Lowe, President of Round 2 LLC.
"We feel extremely fortunate to be acquiring these brands," continued Lowe. "These are some of the industry's most iconic brands and our acquisition represents a significant strategic fit with our initiatives and where we believe the industry is headed, in the near and long term. This deal is a win for Round 2, TOMY and most importantly, the modelers."
"We are pleased to have been working with Round 2 as a licensee the last 3 years, and now as the buyer," said Pete Henseler, president of TOMY International. "We wish them continued success in the model kit business and expect their expertise and passion for the hobby model kit business to drive these brands in the years ahead."
The history of the model kit brands goes back as far as 1948 when AMT, which stands for Aluminum Model Toys, was founded as a promotional toy company. Model Products Corporation, MPC, was started in 1963 and focused on bringing even more automotive subject matter to market in kit form. Founded in 1996, Polar Lights has focused on figural, horror and pop culture genres.
The acquisition gives Round 2 tooling and materials that date back into the 1950s. The tooling and artwork also represent an opportunity to bring back classic model kits in original-styled packaging, increasing the desirability and nostalgia. "I grew up building models. Not in my wildest dreams would I have ever imagined I'd someday own the brands I was building as a kid," said Lowe.
About Round 2
Round 2, LLC is an innovative collectibles company located in South Bend, IN. The creative team at Round 2 is dedicated to producing detailed, high quality collectible and playable items appealing to the young and young at heart. Round 2 brands include Polar Lights, AMT and MPC model kits, Auto World slot cars, Forever Fun seasonal products and the licensed brands American Muscle, Ertl Collectibles and Vintage Fuel die cast.
September 23, 2011: Moebius Hudson Hornet in Stock
The Hudson Hornets arrived in our warehouse late Thursday, and we are busy shipping your pre-orders now. If you placed your order online and provided an email address, you will receive an email with a tracking number when we ship. It will take us a couple of days to work through the orders. Your patience is appreciated.
The kits look awesome! Molded in neutral gray with bright chrome parts, clear parts, clear red taillights, and tampo printed wide white walls, this is without a doubt the new kit of the year. Wait 'til you see the detail and accuracy of the engraving on this beauty! We will let the pictures do the talking. For a list of some of the highlights, click on any of these pictures and review the feature list on the product page.
September 16, 2011: AMT 1925 Ford Tall 'T' (3 'n 1)
They said it couldn't be done, but AMT is proving them wrong again! Not available since 1975, the classic 1925 Ford 'Tall T' is being reissued in its original Trophy Series format. Build 2 complete cars with this value-packed 'Double Kit'. We expect the new AMT 1925 Tall 'T' s and the new Moebius Hudson Hornets to be in our warehouse and shipping by Thursday September 22nd. Check out all the new kits now including the new Trumpeter 1965 Falcon Ranchero now in the Coming Soon Section of our web site.
September 10, 2011: Revell 1948 Ford Custom Coupe (3 'n 1) Early October!
The 1948 Ford was the company's last model to be produced using a pre-WWII design. Distinctive "fat" fenders helped make it an instant favorite with custom builders, who tended to chop the top and add fade-away fenders and tunneled headlights. Kit features optional custom parts, four grilles with separate surrounds, two bumpers, two hubcaps, three taillights, two hoods, fade-away side panels, spotlights, fender skirts, plated metal exhaust tips, Tampo-printed whitewall tires, chrome-plated parts and decals with colorful custom graphics.
Along with the beautiful all new 1948 Ford Chopped Custom, Revell is also releasing a new reissue of the 1959 Impala Convertible, a nice snap version of the 1963 Corvette Sting Rag Coupe. Check out the new kits now in the Coming Soon Section of our web site.
July 9, 2011: Revell 1962 Impala SS Just Arrived!
The '62 Impala SS was only the second Super Sport model, but it proved that drivers didn't have to sacrifice style for peak performance. Options included a 409 cu. in. V-8 engine and an engine-turned aluminum panel to house the triple taillight assembly. Kit features a detailed 409 cu. in. V-8 with dual carbs, an optional custom air cleaner and finned valve covers. Also included are bucket seats, a choice of stock wheels and tires or custom wheels with low-profile tires, chrome-plated parts and decals with stock and custom graphics. The pictures are of real cars, and the model kit can be painted and detailed to match.
June 2, 2011: Tamiya Karmann-Ghia Just Arrived!
The distinctive and pleasingly beautiful Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia was first introduced in 1955 as an additional choice to the popular Volkswagen Beetle. The exterior design of this 2 + 2, rear engined, rear drive coupe was designed by the renowned Ghia firm of Italy. It featured a low, aerodynamic flowing body style, in contrast to the tall hump-backed Beetle. The highly skilled German coachbuilder Karmann, succeeded in engineering the Ghia for mass production on the same Beetle platform chassis. Suspension for the sturdy chassis were trailing arms in front while the rear end used swing axles. The anti-roll stabilizer was a standard feature on the Karmann-Ghia for improved road handling and driving comfort.
So, an old friend is finally back! This high-quality authentically detailed Tamiya Karmann Ghia kit features complete engine bay detailing with an opening rear-engine lid. The kit includes over 100 crisply molded parts. From the Realistic rubber-like tires to the metal (photo-etch) transfer emblems this Karmann builds into one true beauty. We opened one and took a picture for you to get an idea of the quality that goes into Tamiya kits. Just click the picture above for more information.
Check out all the recent arrivals now in the New Arrivals Section of our web site.
May 10, 2011: Henry J Gasser Encore Reissue Just Arrived!
This kit is the Model King encore reissue of the Henry J Kaiser. Unlike the older regular Revell releases This limited reissue is molded in white and features the nice one piece black flexible tires. Most of the older issues are molded in dark blue and have multi-piece hard plastic tires. These always sell out quickly and only 3000 were produced, so the time to order is now.
This kit features:
* Opening Doors
* Tilt forward Hood Fender Assembly
* Turnable Front Wheels
* Detailed Ford 427 Engine
* Bucket Seats
* Nice One-Piece Vinyl Racing Slicks
* Molded In White
May 3, 2011: International Lone Star Just Arrived!
The Moebius Intentional Lonestars arrived in our warehouse today. We will begin shipping pre-orders on Wednesday May 4th. New orders are welcome now. Moebius enters the serious big rig truck market with this highly detailed authentic kit of the International Lone Star. The Lone Star has never been available in kit form until now.
* Over 300 Detailed Parts
* Fully Detailed Maxx Force 15 Engine
* Scale: 1/25
* Skill Level: 3 (ages 12 and up)
* Detailed Glue assembly with engine, paint and decal placement required
* Molded in white, plus chrome and clear parts
* Trailer Not Included
April 16, 2011: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
The much anticipate Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG has been released. The kit features a multipart eight-cylinder engine, detailed chassis, opening hood and gullwing doors, authentic dashboard, textured seats and more. Be sure to click on the image above for more pictures and details. This kit is available now.
March 5, 2011: Big 1/16 Scale Dukes of Hazzard General Lee
Another Hazzard County Favorite Has Returned! The Big General Lee in 1/16 scale has returned in grand southern style. MPC has recreated this wonderful model kit in a retro-vintage box that will be the ultimate General Lee collector kit. This super detailed
model features steerable front wheels, ignition and motor plumbing lines, hollow vinyl tires, removable hood and more! Manufacturer's Suggested Retail is $35.00, but you can order now at the special Model Roundup price of $25.90 each (MPC-752)
* Scale: 1/16
* Skill Level: 3 (ages 12 and up)
* Glue assembly, paint required
* Molded in white, plus clear and chrome parts, black vinyl tires
o Super Detailed
o Authentic Decals
o Vinyl Tubing For Enhanced Motor Detail
o Steerable Front Wheels
March 4, 2011: Limited Dodge Challenger Promos
Furious Fuchsia, a pair of words not often seen together, is the name of a new special edition Dodge Challenger muscle car.
The bright purple cars from the still struggling Chrysler Group, available on V8-powered R/T and SRT-8 versions, have now been brilliantly reproduced in these limited promos from AMT. The actual 1:1 Challenger SRT8s in Furious Fuchsia were limited to 400 units. Similarly, the AMT Promos are limited and Round2, owner of AMT licensing rights, tells us the First Round of Promos have already sold out.
With the extreme popularity of the 2008 Challenger SRT8 factory-built replica produced by AMT exclusively for Dodge, it is no wonder that AMT now offers the 2010 Challenger SRT8 as a Factory-Built model in their exclusive Showroom Replicas Line! As mentioned, these beautiful Promos are very limited. The initial production run has been over-subscribed. We got half of our initial order allocation, and we predict that they won't last long; get 'em while you can at the Model Roundup Special Price of $23.90 each! Check out all the colors below and please get your orders in now to avoid disappointment. You may see all of these new Promos now in the New Arrivals Section of our web site.
* Scale: 1/25
o Pre-assembled "Factory Built" Showroom Replicas Model
o Plastic and Vinyl Parts
o Authentic Chrysler Body Colors
o Packaged in Full Color Window Box
March 3, 2011: Los Angeles Charger Police Cars Have Arrived
The long-awaited Dodge Charger Police Cars from Lindberg have arrived! The kits are unpainted and molded in white. These are very detailed kits with engines and opening hoods, and include over 250 pieces including eight different light bars. For some reason, the LAPD car lagged the others. Now, we have all available precincts in stock.
* Detailed engine and chassis with complete suspension
* Molded in white with chrome plated parts and black vinyl tires
* Two different Police Car Wheel Options (chrome five spoke or plain five spoke with dog dish)
* Highly detailed Police Car Interior with radio, computer terminal, and dashboard spotlight
* Authentic Licensed Agency Decals
* Each kit includes eight light bars:
**Code 3 - Javelin
**Code 3 - MX 7000
**Federal Signal - Arjent
**Tomar - "The Blade"
**Whelen Edge Ultra
**Whelen Patriot LED
Check out all the available precincts now in the New Arrivals Section of our web site.
February 12, 2011: 1962 Thunderbird (2 'n 1)
Ford's instantly recognizable 60's T-Bird design has been accurately and impressively captured in 1/25th scale AMT tooling. Now, for the first time ever, the kit will include previously unreleased custom parts for a deluxe 2 in 1 model. This is very cool stuff to have the original custom parts restored. Pre-orders are welcome now! Please note that pre-orders bill in advance and ship automatically when the item arrives in stock. Order now at the special pre-order price of $15.90 each (AMT-682)
* Molded in white, plus clear and chrome parts with black vinyl tires
o Modern generation kit engineering
o Deluxe 2 in 1 format with multiple building options
o All new custom parts included
o Retro styled packaging
February 8, 2011: Kenworth K-123, and 1969 GTX
The tooling for the Kenworth 123 Cabover Kit was believed to be gone forever. Model King and others tried desperately to find the tooling to reissue this most sought after Bigrig kit. It seemed like a miracle when Round2/AMT found the tool and resurrected this vintage jewel! The kit Features: Over 300 parts; Expanded decal sheet; Stock and custom rear wheel hubs; and Lots of chrome parts. Here's a rundown of the features.
* Cummins NTA-370, 370 Horsepower six-cylinder turbo-charged Diesel - 855 cubic inch displacement
* Tilting Sleeper Cab
* Windshield Visor
* Dual exhaust stacks with optional straight or curved tips
* Authentic "Interstate Motor Freight System" Decals
* Holland Fifth Wheel
* Optional Front Mudguard
* Plated Disc Wheels and trim components
Complementing the Kenworth K123 this month, is the venerable AMT 1969 GTX. Molded in white, plus chrome and clear parts with clear red Taillights, this popular kit from modern tooling features:
o Super detailed chassis and suspension with separate Front and Rear Suspensions and Exhaust Systems
o Optional Custom Wheels Included
o Authentic 375 HP, 440 cu. in. V-8 with 4 bbl Carburetors and Special Air Cleaner
o Interior has modern design with Separate Door Panels and fully Detailed Console
o Colorful decal sheet
Check out these new kits and all the hot new kits now in the New Arrival Section of our Web Site.
January 11, 2011: White Road Boss, Plated Texaco Tanker, Fruehauf Beaded Van Trailer, 1961 Ford, Lindberg '32 Ford Hot Rod
AMT continues to please the serious big rig truck molder with ongoing tractor and trailer reissues from the tooling archives. The White Road Boss has not been available in many years and is a highly detailed AMT Big Rig model. The Road Boss and three other brand new kits are on the way to us now from Round2.
Complementing the Road Boss, we have two reissued AMT Trailers including the Texaco Chrome Tanker Trailer and the Fruehauf 'Beaded Van' Dry Goods Trailer. Finally, rounding out the rare reissues, we have the 1961 Ford Skyliner (2 'n 1) Customizing kit. Please note the 1961 Ford is a curbside model and does not have a detailed engine. However, the AMT 1960 Ford is still readily available and could easily become a donor kit for the 1961. We anticipate shipping pre-orders and new orders for these kits the week of January 16th. Please click on the pictures here for more details and ordering information.
Check out this new 1932 Ford Hot Rod from Lindberg in 1/25 scale. The kit has a detailed engine, interior and chassis with three building versions. For more pictures and ordering information, please click on the picture.
*Chrome Plated Parts
December 29, 2010: Little Red Wagon Race Hauler, 1976 Caprice Retro-Deluxe, Hudson Hornet
What could be cooler than a Dodge L-700 pulling a Flatbed Trailer converted to a Racing Trailer loaded up with a matching
1965 Dodge A-100 Pickup Li'l Red Wagon. Just imagine the possibilities; you could load up the race car of your choice on this sweet mid-sixties Racing Rig
The Kit features:
* Dodge L-700 Tractor
* Flatbed Trailer with Tire Rack
* 1965 Dodge A-100 Drag Racing Pickup - Little Red Wagon
* Decals with graphics for all three vehicles.
This just released version of the 1976 Chevy Caprice with single axle car trailer is part of AMT's new Retro-Deluxe Series where:
+ All Original Parts are Restored
+ An authentic scale Mini-Box replica of the original outer box is included
+ Original Vintage Packaging is used
This is a big car with a big bonus! MPC's Chevy Caprice kit is back for another round by popular demand. With all original parts restored, this 1/25 scale favorite comes with a bonus working tilting car trailer! The kit also includes the recently restored Flasher Bubble light, Pursuit Light and Radio Antenna for the Police Car version. To top it off, this reissue features the big fancy West Coast side Mirrors for the Race Car Hauler version. Picture this big beautiful Caprice pulling your favorite race car on Friday night.
Coming In April/May, 2011!
This all new fully detailed kit by Moebius models features authentic chassis and engine, interior, and accurately scaled body panels. We have included some advance pictures of the test shots which you can see by clicking on the picture and going to the item page. We are now told the kits will be available in April or May. Pre-orders are welcome. Prices and ordering information are available by clicking on the picture.
December 1, 2010: Kurtis Kraft Edelbrock Midget Racer, Hawaiian Funny Car, 1980 Ford Bronco
In the late 1930's Frank Kurtis founded the Kurtis Kraft Company. They designed and built race cars, and in just a little
over a twenty year period, produced over 1,100 midgets, 500 ready to race and over 600 in kit form. The Kurtis midget
racer won countless events all over the country for decades and they are still running at vintage events today.
The Kit features:
* Two wheel trailer with optional up or down loading ramps.
* Silver photo etch metal detail parts.
* Removable hood with detailed Edelbrock V-8 engine.
* Decal with optional trim and numbers plus graphics for tow vehicles.
The kit is molded in white and clear with bright and satin chrome plated parts and soft black tires.
Made famous by Roland Leong, a standout of the Funny Car circuit, the Hawaiian Charger was rebuilt with a redesigned Mini Charger body, following the original's high-speed rollover. Once the rebuilding process was complete, the Hawaiian regularly ran in the low seven-second bracket at speeds exceeding 200 mph.
* A hinged Mini Dodge Charger body with a Logghe built Stage II chassis.
* A detailed supercharged 426 cu. in. Chrysler Hemi engine.
* Soft black tires and chrome-plated parts.
* Decals with authentic Hawaiian graphics.
Whether at work or play, combing good looks and performance, the Bronco has secured its place in automotive history as a milestone truck. The Bronco is a highly civilized, multipurpose vehicle that is capable of some of the most demanding terrain. It evolved from a light weight vehicle during the mid sixties into a comfortable off-road machine.
* Opening hood with detailed V-8 engine and four wheel drive chassis.
* All terrain tires and spoked alloy wheels.
* Optional rear roof cover.
* Fender flares, rear seat, roll bar with off road lights.
* Roof rack with skis and decals with stock and custom graphics
* Molded in white and clear with chrome plated parts and soft black tires.
October 30, 2010: 1948 Ford Woody, 1955 Bel Air Convertible, 1959 Ford Skyliner
An old friends is back! The station wagon, of days gone by, actually utilized high quality woods for many of the body
components, hence the name "Woody". Today, thanks to the loving and meticulous restorations of those examples that
have survived, the beautiful old Woodies are more popular than ever.
This fine Revell kit from modern tooling features an opening hood with detailed flathead V-8 engine plus full chassis
details, a one piece body with engraved wood grain and a rear mounted spare tire. The kit includes factory stock detailing
decals and period travel graphics. It is molded in white and clear with chrome plated parts and soft black tires
While you check out the new Revell Woody, be sure to see the other exciting new kits arriving in early November. If you
visit the "Coming Soon Link" you will see that we have started to accept pre-orders on many of the kits expected in the next
few months. If you scroll down to the September 24th News below, you will find that we have updated the list with many
recent announcements from the annual I-Hobby Show in Chicago.
October 8, 2010: 1971 Dodge Charger RT, 2010 'Go Daddy' COT Impala
Dodge's Muscular Mopar Means Business! AMT's 1971 Dodge Charger kit is a 1/25 scale masterpiece created with modern era tooling. This kit features fully detailed motor, chassis, suspension and interior parts. The authenticity make this kit a modeler's favorite as it's easy to detail and a joy to build.
* Scale: 1/25
* Skill Level: 2 (ages 10 and up)
* Glue assembly, paint required
* Molded in white, plus chrome and clear parts
o Created From Modern Era Tooling
o Authentic Detail Throughout
o Colorful Decals
Introducing NASCAR'S 2010 Mark Martin Snap-It kit! AMT is setting the pace for 2010 with an awesome series of NASCAR Snap-It kits. Don't miss out on this high-gear gem!
* Scale: 1/25
* Skill Level: 1 (ages 8 and up)
* Snap assembly, no glue or paint required
* Molded in green body color with stickers and black vinyl tires
o All NEW! highly detailed tooling
o Easily Snap-It together
o Pre-painted body graphics
o No painting required
o Easy-to-apply clear decal stickers
o Rolling wheels
o Detailed interior and chassis
September 29, 2010: Pat Minick's Chi-Town Hustler, 1972 Cutlass Supreme, Ice 'T' Show Rod, 1959 Cadillac Biarritz, 2002 Camaro
The Chi-Town Hustler was one of the top winning funny cars of the late '60s and early '70s. This famous Dodge Charger funny car belonged to the team of Farkonas, Coil & Minick. With Pat Minick as driver it did spectacular 1/8 mile burn outs and had posted a top 1/4 mile time of 6.7 seconds at 220 mph. Detailed supercharged 426 cubic inch Chrysler Hemi engine. Mini Dodge body hinged to show offset Logghe built chassis. Decals with authentic Chi-Town Hustler graphics. Molded in white and clear with chrome plated parts and soft black tires. Be sure to visit our "New Arrivals Gallery" to see all the latest kits.
September 24, 2010: Fall 2010 Kit Announcements
(Production Schedules on most of these have already slipped. Please be sure to sign up for our mailing list for updates)
(How Pre-Orders Work)
The new announcements from Round2 for 2010-2011 include:
The new announcements from Revell-Monogram include:
(All of the kits below were released and are in stock now)
1/25 Kurtis Kraft Edlebrock Midget Racer with Trailer
1/25 1948 Ford Custom Coupe
1/25 Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser Midget Racer with Trailer
1/25 2010 Mustang GT Coupe
1/25 1963 Chevy Impala (2 'n 1)
1/25 1967 Chevelle SS 396
1/25 Hawaiian Charger Funny Car
1/25 1959 Ford Galaxie Skyliner
1/24 Black Widow Ford 'T' SSP
1/25 1955 Chevy Bel Air Convertible
1/24 1985 Mustang SVO
1/24 1958 Thunderbird Convertible (2 'n 1)
1/25 1948 Ford Woody
1/24 1966 Shelby Mustang GT350
1/24 Tom Daniel T'Rantula
1/24 1980 Ford Bronco (2 'n 1)
September 23, 2010: Tamiya Lotus Type 79 (1/20 scale)
Tamiya's much touted 1/20 scale Lotus Type 79 is now available. In 1977, Lotus developed the Type 78 "wing car" which achieved excellent results, and the 1978 Belgian Grand Prix saw the introduction of the even more evolved Type 79. It featured a rear suspension with inboard dampers, as well as repositioned the fuel tank and exhausts which helped maximize the Venturi effect. During that season, Mario Andretti took five wins to claim the driver's championship and Ronnie Peterson added another win to help the team take the constructor's title. The graceful yet innovative design of the Lotus Type 79 greatly influenced later F1 and other racing machines.
The kit Features removable front and rear cowlings to showcase the cockpit, engine and suspension. The highly detailed engine features metal air funnel covers. The realistic slick tires have accurate profiles. The kit comes with two types of steering wheels and roll bars. Decals are included to depict either # 5 or # 6 cars. For the ultimate detailer, be sure to see the Photo-Etched Parts kit available separately. More pictures and ordering information are available now in our New Arrivals Gallery.