AMT & MPC to Release Limited Edition Kits Made in the USA in "1 Run of Fun" Program
by Jay Cochran
October 26, 2011
Round 2 is proud to announce the start of their “1 Run of Fun” program with the release of the MPC Strange Change Series Mummy and Vampire and AMT’s Bigfoot Creature model kits. In the 1-Run program, select special interest models will be reissued in a limited quantity via one production run.
In order to produce the widest variety of kits possible and offer something for everybody, select kits appealing to specific groups of modeling enthusiasts, will be produced once, in a very limited quantity, to satisfy a conservative demand. Kits in the program will have a “1 Run of Fun” sticker affixed to their boxes. When consumers see this sticker, they need to act quickly and get the product while they can to avoid disappointment, because once its gone, it’s gone!
“The vintage tooling vault for AMT and MPC holds many wonderful kits,” said AMT brand manager John Greczula. “Some of them are highly sought after, but by smaller segments of the overall modeling market. We understand they won’t necessarily appeal to everyone. So, we’ll be running the kits once, to satisfy those who do want them and that’s it!”
The first three kits to be issued in the series are MPC’s Strange Change Mummy and Vampire, and AMT’s Bigfoot Creature. The Strange Change Mummy and Vampire kits are re-releases of vintage kits with moving parts for spooky “magical” effects. The AMT Bigfoot Creature kit is being re-released for the first time in 30 years. This deluxe monster kit includes a display base and comes with glow in the dark parts! Round 2 is proud to say that all three of these kits will be entirely made in the USA! The kits will be on hobby store shelves in October, but they won’t last long!
Next in line for the “1 Run of Fun” program is MPC’s 1/16th scale ‘70s Street Charger. It’s scheduled to hit shelves in December and feature a big blown motor, wide tires and more. Soon after its production run, the tooling will be undergoing backdating procedures to resurrect a famous NASCAR® favorite, so don’t miss out!
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