In their Round 2 newsletter I got today, it said the Batmobile repop will be using the original Aurora molds. That's good news. I'm glad they worked it out.
Originally, Round 2 had intended to reverse engineer brand new molds using an original Aurora kit. My understanding is that the vintage kit that they purchased for the process was not complete.Where did anyone get the impression that they might not be using the original moulds? I thought from the beginning since it was announced that it would be a reissue of the old one.
Waitaminnit. Round 2 purchases an original Aurora Batmobile so that they can reverse engineer it to make molds for mass production and doesn't realize until it's too late that the kit is incomplete? And that realization is what then leads them to work out a deal with R/M to use the original Aurora molds - which wasn't in the cards to begin with - which is why they bought the original Aurora in the first place?Originally, Round 2 had intended to reverse engineer brand new molds using an original Aurora kit. My understanding is that the vintage kit that they purchased for the process was not complete.
Totally untrue. Revell has been doing runs of kits for Model King and Stevens International for years. The big 1/96 Saturn V was one of them... the box says manufactured exclusively for Stevens International...I heard (cant remember from who) that after the TRU run of Aurora Long box kits for PL, that Revell said they would no longer do runs of kits for competing companys. I thought that was odd, as its a win win situation for Revell. The sales of x number of kits are gaurenteed when you sell them bagged to another company. Its good to hear they worked out a deal. Maybe we might see some more repops.