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Revel Monogram? The Hobby?

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  • Member since
    November, 2013
Revel Monogram? The Hobby?
Posted by 1TOYTRUK on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 9:55 PM

i knew of the demise of Revell as such! Looking now at the LHS shelves of 

kits? Gone Very Very little exists compared to prior 2018 ! 

Even AMT er Round 2 not as much either I think the store, stores are a little gun shy now, thinking the may end up with an anchor? 

Also part of it all few youngsters seem interested as we where back in 60's

i guess there is  to many other things now for them to do!

i know my grandson has no interest in them, not that I haven't tried!

although my grand daughter had me build her a '29 A pick up with input from her from colors to graphics, I added a diorama in a display case for her!

So where's is the Hobby headed ?? 

 

  • Member since
    November, 2013
Posted by Daddy_O on Friday, March 15, 2019 3:54 PM
Think about the size of the Boomer gen. There are a lot of us that will be retiring soon (I just did), and may want to pick up the hobby. I think there may be salvation from resin vendors, and 3D printing as well, at least in the near term. There are also offerings from Tamiya and some of the other overseas kit manufacturers. We may just have to change what, and how we build. In the end there is always how it was done in the beginning...scratchbuilding.
  • Member since
    June, 2004
Posted by Tom99 on Saturday, March 16, 2019 6:42 AM
I was at my local (only) Hobby Town last week. They had about 20, 1/25 scale model cars in stock. It's like they are not ordering kits any more.
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    August, 2015
  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Saturday, March 16, 2019 7:59 AM

I was in Hobby Lobby yeserday and their shelves are still pretty well stocked.  Last time I went into Michael's they had only a handful of older Revell kits.  I asked the store manager if they were going to quit stocking models.  She told me they (corporate) were trying to "get a new vendor" and would be restocking soon.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

  • Member since
    February, 2018
Posted by MY327 on Saturday, March 16, 2019 8:42 AM

If you have a local hobby shop please buy all you can at their store or through their store. I do have to drive a ways to get to my local shop but this is one of the only ways to keep the hobby alive. I would rather pay a little extra at my local dealer just to help keep their doors open.

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