Revell-Monogram merged many years ago so no surprise there, on the other hand Testors-Italeri I don't think they have shared any molds for sveral years now, atleast non I've seen any way. what molds have the others shared??? I ask because of this thing called curiousity.There is nothing odd about model companies shareing molds, happens all the time. Example, Testors-Italeri, Revell-Monogram, Hawk-Testors, Aoshima-AMT, etc.
That's funny, because I still see the Monogram label on model kits and I'm not just talking about kits that have been sitting on shelves for years.Monogram absorbed Revell so its not so much they shared molds but one company took over the other. The Revell name was chosen to be used (for a while it was Revell-Monogram) as it was felt to have more recognition world-wide.
Revell AG of Germany,is not part of Revell-Monogram USA.They are two separate companies.That's funny, because I still see the Monogram label on model kits and I'm not just talking about kits that have been sitting on shelves for years.
For the moderators, why are there 4 or 5 threads going on the same subject??? Isn't there a rule regarding X number of threads on the same subject????
THey are both now owned by Hobbico. Hobbico bought Revell Germany a couple months back.Revell AG of Germany,is not part of Revell-Monogram USA.They are two separate companies.
Moebius is in the business to make as much money as it can so Frank can bring the fans the kits they want. He is living the American Dream and I am proud to call him a friend! :thumbsup:I just had the impression that Moebius, when they started, wanted to be the "independent" model company. Ya know, not like the bigger Revell, Monogram, etc., etc. They wanted to cater to what modelers were interested in building and not going "mainstream".
It just seems a turnaround for this move. No, I am not slamming Moebius for the move. I have no problem with them expanding their market by "joining forces" with one of the big name companies. It is just a strange turn of events for what I have seen and heard, and expected from the company I came to love and respect for their independent, and modeler based ideas and offerings.
We'll have to see where this turn of events leads us, and how much input Revell may try put into kits or designs Moebius plans in the future.