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What old kit would you like to see reissued?

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Posted by charger74 on Sunday, December 15, 2019 9:18 PM

I would like to see these ones:

1971 pontiac ventura sprint

1967 and 1968 ford galaxie

1974 pontiac firebird

1968 dodge coronet

1971 dodge demon


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  • From: Quitman, Texas
Posted by LostInStyreneAnd... on Monday, December 16, 2019 11:15 AM

Groovy Grader, Fire Cracker, Honest Engine (all those tires!), Horn Toad (6's are cool!)

All Tom Daniels kits, I know...  Embarrassed

Eric Automobile

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Posted by TipTop on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 10:58 PM

Without a doubt...Grumpy Bill Jenkins 1970 Pro Stock Camaro! 

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Posted by rodnic47 on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 6:32 PM
Some of the old Pinto and Maverick Pro Stocks would be great! Considering what they are bringing on eBay I really find it hard to believe that someone hasn’t taken advantage of it and re-issued or produced them! I would be very pleased!
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Posted by crazypainter on Thursday, February 13, 2020 9:49 AM

Well everyone asking for Johan kits -IMO they were not that good-Bodies -YES- interiors -shallow and chassis poorly detailed-towards the early  70's their drag kits were great-Sadly all the molds are GONE--they could find a original unbuilt kit and scan it and make a new tool-from there-- but just redesign it from scratch-would be better -we got to get more people interested in the hobby to buy kits for it to survive---time will tell--

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Posted by amt68 on Thursday, February 13, 2020 2:55 PM

I think if Revell would create new tooling for some of the JoHan Cadillac kits ('64 Coupe DeVille and convertible along with the early '70's Eldorados) they would most likely sell very well. I say Revell because Round 2 only seems to release existing kits. 

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Posted by mcmainstribe on Thursday, February 13, 2020 8:31 PM

I would love to see the AMT SS454 truck.

From Revellogram, the squarebody S10 and maybe the 30 model A coupe that is going for obscene amounts online.  (I know the molds were lost/destroyed or held hostage depending on who you hear it from).  The 1/8 scale Revell choppers from the 70's (LA Street chopper and the custom Panhead)

And if someone could figure out a way to release the Aurora drag racing diarama kits it would be amazing. These were put in the 70s and were sold as engines, chassis and bodies all seperately so you could build it in whatever configeration you wanted.  My dad has the Donovan engine and it is really detailed.

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Posted by jonesmarc on Friday, February 14, 2020 1:29 PM


I would love to see the AMT SS454 truck.

From Revellogram, the squarebody S10 and maybe the 30 model A coupe that is going for obscene amounts online.


Rumor has it, the '30 model a will be back sometime in 2021. I know their roadster is scheduled to be released with engine parts from the '30 later this month, or sometime next month.


AMT's SS454 truck - Yes!

Revellogram's square body S10 - Yes!

Right now, I'm collecting the parts needed to turn a square body s10 into a crew cab. I would also love to do this with a scale model to match the real truck.



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Posted by BUGATTI FAN on Monday, February 17, 2020 4:03 AM

Ben, your suggestion about a 1/12 scale STP Turbine Car. I guess that you may be thinking about the old Bandai? one from the 70's. Why don't you contact Model Factory Hiro with this suggestion, as they appear to be catering for large scale racing cars more than anyone else.

Personally, I am more for retooling rather than reissuing. But I do understand that any retooling would have to be viable. For example, Revell have at long last retooled that tired old Jaguar E type kit from the 60's that they have re re  re issued over the years. Such an iconic car is probably worth the investment to get a return. But some of the more esoteric stuff we have seen down the years may be worth reissuing instead of retooling.

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Posted by PatrickW on Saturday, February 22, 2020 3:55 AM

Eldon Sand Draggin'

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Posted by TarheelRick on Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:10 AM

This may have already been posted but I would like to see a reissue of the original AMT 40 Willys/32 Sedan kit.  The Willys has been reissued many times, but the Sedan seems to have been lost somewhere in the tombs of obscurity.  

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Posted by Builder X on Sunday, February 23, 2020 9:20 AM

How about the Monogram Desert Rat Van!Stick out tongue

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Posted by louvee8 on Saturday, March 7, 2020 2:24 AM

Yes, and the "outhouse" all the Eldon "pop hotrodding" kits are cool !

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Posted by Tbird on Saturday, March 7, 2020 6:54 AM

I agree, I would also like to see some Chevy Vans.

What about the AMT Nirvana, Foxy Boxy, Aquarod Race Team or Kandy-Van

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Posted by 58volvoV8 on Saturday, April 18, 2020 11:55 AM

I'd love to see johan Shirley Shahan dragon lady amx......or any 1/25 AMX for that matter.        And johan 69 amc scrambler

Another is like to see the old monogram 54 chevy hi boy gasser. And the old revell 51 Henry j

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Posted by Metalbender on Saturday, April 18, 2020 4:16 PM

There are so many pages. I might not be here by the time I read them all!

 So here's my specific input after some thinking  since I posted last. How about a complete re-tool and re-release of the 1/8 scale full fendered " Big Deuce" and the gorgeous "E" series Jaguar Coupe'

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Posted by High octane on Sunday, April 19, 2020 6:48 PM

While I don't have hundreds or thousands of unbuilt kits in my stash, I do have more than enough to last the rest of my life, especially at the rate I build as I'm a SLOW builder and only finish maybe 2 or 3 kits in a given years time. So with that being said, I would be VERY happy if NO new kits were made and no old kits re-issued. However I know that some guys would not be happy with this idea. So to each their own as it is fun just hunting for and buying kits as I have experience in that also. Some kits I have spent some really good money on years ago and they're still un-touched today. This hobby is about having FUN, so have at it.

High octane

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Posted by Painted Black on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 1:11 PM

I'm with HO about this, but I would like to see a re-issue of AMT's 63 Ford box top Galaxie. Also anything Johan, I.E. the rare ones!!

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Posted by Bucky on Thursday, April 23, 2020 8:08 AM

I'd like to see the AMT 1959 Buick make a comeback.

Kit instructions? What's that?? far!!!

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Posted by Metalbender on Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:32 AM

Ditto-Especially the Flatroof four door

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Posted by rickcaps55 on Monday, April 27, 2020 11:46 AM

Thats an easy question every kit made by Johan from the 50's 60's and 70's.!! i had all when i was young and have looked and found some to me they were the best.

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Posted by steveracer on Monday, April 27, 2020 12:13 PM

I have too many models in my stash. However, two kits that I would be interested in adding AND BUILDING, are:

  • Bandai STP Turbine/MPC 1/20 Turbine
  • 1970 Pontiac Grand Prix by MPC.

steelies, dog dishes and poker chips

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Posted by HotrodLincoln on Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:04 PM
Ditto the 1959 Buick as I have a glue bomb on my workbench for rebuild/kitbash. Chrome is in terrible condition and I would buy multiples of a reissue with the first kit giving up its chrome pieces for my kitbash.

Before "Plastic" was a dirty word!!!!

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Posted by American185 on Friday, May 1, 2020 5:11 AM

Any of the 60's Cadillacs and Chryslers by JoHan would be the best. Built a lot of them years ago, and they were fun kits to build. Simple and straight forward

'There is a special feel in an Oldsmobile, more than the luxury ride its the feeling of pride that you get inside !!!Wink'

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Posted by blizzy63 on Friday, May 22, 2020 5:10 PM

MPC Tognotti's King 'T'

MPC Mako Shark Mark IV 427

MPC The Paddy Wagon

AMT Craftsman kits: '59 Buick Invicta hardtop, '59 Ford Galaxie hardtop

(AMT annual '60 Buick Invicta hardtop would be good too.)

Any 1955-70 Jo-Han/X-El kit/promo repop.

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Posted by 2qtslow on Sunday, May 24, 2020 12:50 PM
Another vote for the 1/8th scale Jaguar from Revell. I paid the princely sum of $35 for the original but a couple of large body parts got broken before I got very far. That was pretty much the end of my childhood modeling stint.
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Posted by litespeedsae on Monday, May 25, 2020 4:25 AM

1968 Oldsmobile Toronado. Parents bought a new one back in 1968. Would like to build it in the Peruvian Silver with the black vinyl top over Moccasin interior!

Little Rock, Arkansas


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