Heads up re: Revell and Revell of Germany
Hobbico, which owns both Revell and Revell of Germany, went bankrupt awhile back.
Sales of the companies were held today (3/29/18). the Radio Control stuff and Estes Rockets received successful bids.
There were no bids for Revell or Revell of Germany. This likely means the companies will be broken up and their assets sold off. Probably the only items of value that will be picked up are molds of kits that haven’t seen full market potential (a good example would be the 1/32 Revell P-51D). Even if Revell of German is purchased, they will not have a US distributor, since Hobbico was the distributor (also of Hasegawa and Italerei – which will now become scarce and more expensive than they already are when they are finally picked up by someone like the Stevens International – purveyor of overpriced Trumper, Hobby Boss and H-K Models kits).
This means it’s not likely you will see any Revell 1/32 P-51D past the restock that arrived this week (at a price increase of $10) which are currently flying off the shelves.
He who hesitates to purchase a Revell or Revell of Germany kit he wants, will lose.