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MPC Elegant Farmer reissue killed

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  • Member since
    September, 2008
  • From: Texas
MPC Elegant Farmer reissue killed
Posted by jkitman on Sunday, August 27, 2017 1:16 PM

I recently seen an announcement of the possible reissue of the Elegant Farmer. This was on a model hobby website.  Tjen I noticed it was removed. Upon further research I found out it had been cancelled due to lack of preorders.  I never saw any other website including  SAC advertising this kit as being a possible reissue. I was told that the hobby websites buy from a distributor, not from the manufacturer. I guess my issue is,  if the websites dont ask the hobbyist  if they would like to have the kit through a preorder or just a general  enquiry,  how can the distributor get a clear picture of the demand for the kit? Thus the reissue get cancelled, whereas a fair assessment did not happen. Had all the model websites listed the kit as a possibly reissue,  th e kit might have happened.  How many old kit reissues have been cancelled due to lack of proper advertising . I would have liked to have the Elegant Farmer. It wasnt even mentioned on the round 2 website. Maybe th ey need to chance how they assess demand.

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  • Member since
    January, 2017
Posted by 195X on Sunday, August 27, 2017 1:46 PM

My thinking is, if it was never mentioned on the PL website, it was likely never going to happen in the first place. This was likely a case of the site you saw, sending out feelers. Yes, dealers buy from a distributor, who buys from the company. However if the kit companies paid ANY attention to these kind of sites, we wouldn't be seeing things such as the "Country Charger" from PL because they would realize people are OVER the General Lee, by and large.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

  • Member since
    September, 2008
  • From: Texas
Posted by jkitman on Sunday, August 27, 2017 3:12 PM

I have seen some kits that I wouldnt waste the plastic on, but if the hobbyist had some say in the process, they can see ahead of time that they can pop out 10,000 and not get stuck with them. Not everybody likes the new Charger but it has been issued several times. To each his own.

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    January, 2017
Posted by 195X on Sunday, August 27, 2017 6:49 PM

jkitman

I have seen some kits that I wouldnt waste the plastic on, but if the hobbyist had some say in the process, they can see ahead of time that they can pop out 10,000 and not get stuck with them. Not everybody likes the new Charger but it has been issued several times. To each his own.

 

Huh? Evidenced by the fact I can buy a dozen of them at Ollie's right now, $7 a pop..  

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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