Tag Archives: Reissue
Bandai’s New-Old Cluster
No, I don’t mean a Cluster as in the derogatory term indicating something that is largely messed up! Rather I mean one of Bandai’s relatively-recent “from-the-vault” retro-reissues! It seems like Round 2 isn’t the only company that is resurrecting old kits, because in 2018 Bandai went full-on and hauled out a bunch of classics from […]
Brat Update 2: Topless on Bottom
When last we left off, I said that the next update would the engine and chassis. Never one to be a liar, this update covers those two items. As you’ve seen, the BRAT is something of a challenge to build correctly. Sure, there was a lot of body work to do, but how did the […]
Everything Old is New Again… and Again!
While Bandai has continued to evolve the Gundam franchise, it has also made sure to double back and re-create models of most of the key Gundams from pretty much every earlier anime and even some manga. However, not all Gundams have seen this treatment, and those from Silhouette Formula 91 are perfect examples of this. […]
Flare(s) for the Dramatic!
If there’s one thing you HAVE to say MPC knew how to do, it was take an out-of-date annual model and really dress it up for the following years. There are few examples of this “lipstick on a pig” approach more optically violent than the 1980 Volare Road Runner that was dolled up as “Fuzz […]
Back in Black!
Recently, we’ve seen a number of old, valuable and hard-to-find kits being reissued. It’s a golden age again, and Round 2 is leading the charge! Suprisingly, they’ve taken to reissuing a number of the larger, 1/20 kits as well. Surely, the king of this proverbial hill is none other than 1/20 Econoline-based HighJacker, a crazy, […]
A ‘Stang So Rare, It Hertz!
Of all the 1980’s Mustangs, one of the rarest models is the SVO. The SVO was a big deal when it came onto the scene; with European manners and flair and a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, Ford hoped to beat back the Imports. One customer for the SVO was Hertz Rent-A-Car, which ordered numerous in the […]