The '60s Revolution - hippies & the kit companies

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Re: The '60s Revolution - hippies & the kit companies

PostPosted by Don » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:51 pm

Much like the 1970 Plymouth Superbird that Tony posted earlier, Jo-Han's original issue of the '70 AMC Rebel Machine also had psychedelic box art.

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Re: The '60s Revolution - hippies & the kit companies

PostPosted by Don » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:59 pm

This thread needs more Volkswagens! :)

This is AMT's never-reissued 1/43-scale VW "Minibug" kit. The box art follows AMT's general pattern used on the '69 annuals, and the funky fonts and flower decals help make this a child of the Sixties. The decals are date coded December 1968.

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Re: The '60s Revolution - hippies & the kit companies

PostPosted by Don » Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:07 pm

AMT reissued six old annual kits in this circa-1969 "Wild" Flower series. These are tough to find kits, and the only one I have is the Bird of Paradise '60 Ford Thunderbird convertible. My box is very rough, and unfortunately the pictures don't really capture the florescent colors on the silver background. Decals are date coded March 1969.

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This was one of AMT's "budget" series with a retail price of $1.50, rather than the then typical $2.
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Re: The '60s Revolution - hippies & the kit companies

PostPosted by Don » Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:53 pm

They weren't just reboxed kits, but Revell's Deal's Wheels series of caricature models had a definite hippy vibe. I only have a couple of the reissues, but the Van is by far my favorite. My kit is the 1996 SSP release, but the original copyright is 1971.

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The optic power increaser is a molded plastic magnifying glass to make the kit's very tiny VW engine appear bigger and more powerful.
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Re: The '60s Revolution - hippies & the kit companies

PostPosted by Tony » Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:28 pm

A couple more of mine...

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I had a real '71 Olds 442 many years ago, complete with big block 455. The thing went like the wind, all the while scoffing fuel at the rate of 8 or 9 to the gallon.

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An unusual angle for this GTX, but what a groovy picture!

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Re: The '60s Revolution - hippies & the kit companies

PostPosted by Don » Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:18 pm

This is probably the hippest Lindberg kit in my collection. The Street Freak was a reboxed version of Lindberg's not-very-good 1/24-scale '32 Ford roadster hot rod. It's copyright 1970.

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Re: The '60s Revolution - hippies & the kit companies

PostPosted by sapper » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:14 pm

This is a new one on me........

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Re: The '60s Revolution - hippies & the kit companies

PostPosted by Tony » Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:42 am

Me too!

There are some gems getting unearthed here :D

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Re: The '60s Revolution - hippies & the kit companies

PostPosted by Tony » Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:26 pm

A strong contender for the Hot Rod thread, narrowly put here on account of it's hippy use of Groove and Pow! on the box top :D

An AMT boxing, although there's not a lot on the box top to say so. Just a couple of AMT decals on the front airfoil of Garlits dragster/

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It needs to be blown up into a black light poster for maximum effect though :D

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