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PostPosted: June 24th, 2022, 11:27 pm 
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This Phantom. Atlantis re-pop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylMVvzQrrII

Instructions and box say 1965. Name plate says 2016. Yeah again re-pop by Atlantis. I'm interested in the history of this kit because I never saw it growing up until this goofy kid up the block had one ( minus the witch-doc ) and asked me to paint it for him.

So any info? :?

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PostPosted: June 25th, 2022, 12:06 pm 
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Not too sure exactly what type of info you're looking for but:

1. According to Scalemates it was, as you say, first issued in 1965 with two types of boxes. I've only seen the standard model box version.

2. Came in white plastic.

3. I never saw I either as a kid. For Revell figure kits, it was common knowledge amongst kids that the parts count would be minimal and the price a bit more than your standard Aurora kit. This followed that trend.

4, Distribution was probably spotty and given the subject matter, probably not a lot were manufactured.


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PostPosted: June 25th, 2022, 9:37 pm 
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Aurora 484 wrote:
Not too sure exactly what type of info you're looking for but:

1. According to Scalemates it was, as you say, first issued in 1965 with two types of boxes. I've only seen the standard model box version.

2. Came in white plastic.

3. I never saw I either as a kid. For Revell figure kits, it was common knowledge amongst kids that the parts count would be minimal and the price a bit more than your standard Aurora kit. This followed that trend.

4, Distribution was probably spotty and given the subject matter, probably not a lot were manufactured.


Cool! Thanx man.

1. Two Boxes Huh?

2. This is molded in a hideous Prince purple.

3. Yeah. In my almost 20 years hanging here I've never seen one posted. And yes very minimal parts. 18 to be exact. The Phantom and witch doctor are two front and back pieces split down the middle making assembly and clean up a bitch.

4. Yeah an obscure character I guess for its time. Kinda like the Shadow. But its a really cool kit and a real challenge so far.

Thanx again! 8)

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PostPosted: June 25th, 2022, 10:38 pm 
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Found some pics! 8)

https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/sea ... tion=close

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PostPosted: June 26th, 2022, 1:32 am 
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The Phantom started in the newspapers back in the 1930's and was still going in the 60s when the kit came out. In addition to this, the character was appearing in Gold Key Comics when the kit came out.

Two front and back pieces? This was a familiar format for Revell figure kits - e.g. The Phantom; The Beatles; Rat Fink; Bonanza etc. Two piece figures were also part of car kits too. Club de Mer comes to mind.


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PostPosted: June 26th, 2022, 2:22 am 
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It’s not a bad kit I have the old and the new I bashed the new one I turned his head and changed his arms so he is pointing one of his 1911’s I was going to make a diorama eventually wish I could show a pic but it’s all packed up I did get a scale wolf to add but it was not ferocious looking and I was on the fence about bashing it maybe .


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PostPosted: June 26th, 2022, 7:47 pm 
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Thanx again for the input guys. Pretty much what I wanted to know. Yeah, a really cool kit. My only disapointment is lack of a good base. the plastic armymen base is a letdown. :?

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PostPosted: June 27th, 2022, 2:09 am 
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Didn't someone make a replacement base?

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PostPosted: June 27th, 2022, 6:55 pm 
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I thought so as well! Yep, Chuck Hroch did one that might still be available...

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PostPosted: June 27th, 2022, 10:33 pm 
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Buc Wheat wrote:
I thought so as well! Yep, Chuck Hroch did one that might still be available...

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Oh Dayuuumn! Now that is a base!! I was contemplating going to the local pet stores and looking in the aquarium section until I saw this! can ya hook me up with some info Buck?

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Glusniffer wrote:
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can ya hook me up with some info Buck?


Chuck's on facebook https://www.facebook.com/thunderboyhi/

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PostPosted: June 29th, 2022, 12:44 am 
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Buc Wheat wrote:
Glusniffer wrote:
Buc Wheat wrote:
can ya hook me up with some info Buck?


Chuck's on facebook https://www.facebook.com/thunderboyhi/


Thanx 8)

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PostPosted: June 29th, 2022, 10:50 pm 
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Crap! I checked the link but I don't do facebook! Any other way to contact him? :?

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Maybe through ebay?
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PostPosted: June 30th, 2022, 12:30 am 
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Thanx buddy. 8)

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PostPosted: June 30th, 2022, 12:37 am 
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Nope! No good. I haven't e-bayed in over 16 years....... :? Doesn't remember my username or e-mail...... Oh well.

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Chuck is a Clubhouse member. He hasn't posted in years but it looks like he still checks in.

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PostPosted: June 30th, 2022, 2:25 am 
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He shares his email address on Facebook so I suppose it's OK to post it here.

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PostPosted: June 30th, 2022, 10:42 am 
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Awesome! Thanx

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PostPosted: July 3rd, 2022, 9:32 pm 
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Hit him up Thursday but still no reply. Really hope to hear back because his website has some really cool stuff I would be interested in!!! 8)

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