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PostPosted: September 6th, 2020, 11:22 pm 
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I was just looking over Cult's list of what is out and coming soon from the various manufacturers.
https://culttvman.com/main/upcoming-kit-releases/

There is actually a lot going on with genre styrene!

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PostPosted: September 7th, 2020, 12:25 am 
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How are us old guys supposed to stop buying styrene kits when great new kits are coming out? :shock:

Who can pass on a new 1/32 ST Shuttle Galileo? I can't. This model sickness sure is hard to beat...

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PostPosted: September 7th, 2020, 1:42 am 
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I might call Pegasus.. they have not done full figure model kit in about 10 yrs...

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PostPosted: September 7th, 2020, 4:05 pm 
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So much of it! Lots of good news for fans of classic, hard-to-find styrene and a couple of lights for those of us who'd like to see new figure kits. I've got some replacement sets in the works...

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PostPosted: September 7th, 2020, 6:54 pm 
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I mostly see star trek and 2001 stuff that some of it has been issued more than once.
In my opinion nothing can help flight of the vampire it's looks weird..
Somebody commented it's one worse kits ever made next to megos king kong.
Monarch is someday you may kit from us.. I won't hold my breathe

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PostPosted: September 7th, 2020, 9:59 pm 
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Scott McKillop runs Monarch at his own pleasure, he doesn't need it to make a living, so we can at least be confident that what he releases will be the best he can possibly make it, whenever it may come.

As for the Haunted Mansion/Manor stuff, I love it. Maybe not technically impressive in some ways, but fun. I hope Play it Again, Sam, gets a new run. I don't think I owned any of those kits when I was young so I'm glad to have a chance now.

Not on Steve's list is Atlanta's hint that it's going to reissue the Aurora Frankenstein, Dracula, Wolf Man and Mummy in 2021. The Dracula might have the classic head, as opposed to the Revell nightmare from the last reissue.

Aside from some possible pieces from Monarch, I doubt we're going to see (m)any more original monster figures in styrene. The superhero pieces coming from Moebius were already in the works before Frank Winspur sold the company. And candidly, I doubt sales of Wonder Woman and Batgirl are going to be impressive enough to persuade the new owners to continue the efforts.

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PostPosted: September 7th, 2020, 11:09 pm 
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Thats why I said a someday.. kit.. or make wish upon a kit.. laughing..

I would be impressed if somebody got a hold of parks molds..
or marx molds? I feel are lost.. Maybe finish mouse miller kits that were not reissued?

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PostPosted: September 7th, 2020, 11:16 pm 
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I have some 2001 stuff on preorder. I got one am totally geeked to see this and the NASA stuff out again.

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PostPosted: September 8th, 2020, 3:21 am 
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I think what's coming out is all great! A mix of a little of everything - should please pretty much everyone with at least one kit. I'm glad kit manufacturers are even releasing these type kits. They can't be big money-makers for them.

I think the Haunted Mansion series are just fun kits! You go into them knowing they are kinda cheezy - but that's the charm of them.

I agree with Todd about the Batgirl and Wonder Woman not being great sellers - these type girl kits have always been notoriusly poor sellers in the past. Just look at Aurora's efforts in the past. I'll buy them but I don't hold my breath waiting for many new subjects coming, girl-wise (at least as styrene subjects).

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PostPosted: September 9th, 2020, 12:40 am 
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I've got 2 of those vampire kits in my stash now, and hope to add some more.
I don't care how goofy it looks, I love it.

I agree about the upcoming female kits.
And I will go a bit further and say, I am pretty sure that any new figure kits in styrene are going to be few and far between. We are a niche of a niche market.
Best we can hope for is some cool old reissues thanks to R2 and Atlantis.

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PostPosted: September 9th, 2020, 1:50 am 
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I think you are right about new styrene figures in general - too costly to produce with little or no profit. Way cheaper to reissue older toolings. There is minimal risk there.

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scuzzfink85 wrote:
Thats why I said a someday.. kit.. or make wish upon a kit.. laughing..

I would be impressed if somebody got a hold of parks molds..
or marx molds? I feel are lost.. Maybe finish mouse miller kits that were not reissued?




If you're referring to the Parks Born Losers series, the molds are out there - some one has them - as they were re-issued many years ago now using the original molds.

Any one know whether the PYRO Laramie Stage Ghost mold is known to exist and if it does what kind of shape it's in?


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PostPosted: September 16th, 2020, 12:40 am 
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I am sure he was referring to Mike Parks of Mad Lab models.
Some of his tiny terror line would make nice injection molded kits, but I doubt it would profitable.

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PostPosted: September 16th, 2020, 6:52 am 
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Aurora 484 wrote:
scuzzfink85 wrote:
...Any one know whether the PYRO Laramie Stage Ghost mold is known to exist and if it does what kind of shape it's in?



The Stage Ghost shares the excellent Pyro 1/16 T bucket chassis with a couple other kits (The Serpent, Sno Skeeter, Bullhorn T). The Serpent has been reissued fairly recently by Lindberg, so the chassis molds, at least, still exist.

Not that the Stage Ghost is a particularly attractive kit. Pics of buildups I've seen seem to show that it's rather ugly and misproportioned. But it does have the greatest box art I've ever seen:

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Here's a link to a build-up:
https://coffincorner.proboards.com/thread/12316/pyro-laramie-stage-ghost?page=2


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PostPosted: September 16th, 2020, 6:43 pm 
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Rocketeer wrote:
Aurora 484 wrote:
scuzzfink85 wrote:
...Any one know whether the PYRO Laramie Stage Ghost mold is known to exist and if it does what kind of shape it's in?



The Stage Ghost shares the excellent Pyro 1/16 T bucket chassis with a couple other kits (The Serpent, Sno Skeeter, Bullhorn T). The Serpent has been reissued fairly recently by Lindberg, so the chassis molds, at least, still exist.

Not that the Stage Ghost is a particularly attractive kit. Pics of buildups I've seen seem to show that it's rather ugly and misproportioned. But it does have the greatest box art I've ever seen:

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Here's a link to a build-up:
https://coffincorner.proboards.com/thread/12316/pyro-laramie-stage-ghost?page=2


Yes, apparently not the greatest of kits BUT there's no denying that it does have a cache.


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