Friday, September 13, 2013 - 03:43 AM UTC
An announcement from Tamiya has two new releases coming our way and they look very interesting Commonwealth fans.
Tamiya has sent in news of two new release that will be coming our way. The first is the LRDG Command Car that will include 7 figures. The second is a set of British Airborne with their bicycles. With these two new sets, this should inspire some new diorama ideas. Also included in the update from Tamiya was an image of the final test build of the Gama Goat, and it looks very good, should be a very popular kit.

32407 British LRDG Command Car North Africa (w/7 Figures) MSRP $46.00
35333 US/British Paratroopers Set w/Bicycles MSRP $18.50

Armorama would like to thank Fred Medel for the news on these new releases coming.
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SEP 13, 2013 - 08:35 AM
Why does people always complain when Tamiya release something, dont look then or dont buy it, if you dont like it...
SEP 13, 2013 - 09:25 AM
Because this is an old model in a new box plus some extras borrowed from another manufacturer. Would you like a re-heated yesterday pizza at double its previous price? I don't think so.
SEP 14, 2013 - 03:20 AM
Ok, but then you know it's a old model so don't buy it ! It can not be easier, people don't have to complain about it all the time they release something it was the same with the Tusk M1 ... About the price you are maybe right, it's not fair BUT nothing cost the same as it did for over 20 years ago so the price must be higher ofcourse, you earn more when you working now, don't you? At least i do earn more than double now than i did for 25-30 years ago! when you compare with a Pizza , then you can compare what a pizza did cost for maybe 15 years ago... as you also live in Sweden you maybe know than that you could by a pizza for around 25sek but now they cost around 65-70 sek and that is almost 200% higher price but do you complain about that too? So it can not be easier, don't buy it then or dont look at it if you dont like what they release! It can not be more simple than that...!
SEP 14, 2013 - 05:39 AM
Roger I believe it is a way of trying to let the manufacturer know that they are unhappy with them and this practice, by the same score the Gama-goat is getting lots of praise.
SEP 14, 2013 - 10:08 AM
Good one!! The point here is that if Tamiya is going to charge today's prices for a kit, a company that big with a certain amount of integrity and prestige, could at least re-tool the kit. It does have 70's issues that need addressing. They're just taking yesterday's cold pizza and throwing on a couple of fresh mushrooms.
SEP 15, 2013 - 02:26 AM
Well the way to look at it is not as a new kit release (which of course it isn't), but as a reissue of an old favorite. Not having another manufacturer offer an injection LRDG Chevy means that there's no competition, so no need to upgrade it. I bet all the the aftermarket manufacturers for this kit are happy as it ensures that there might be new sales for them as well. The alternative of course is either to reissue the kit without additional parts or not reissue at all. As a manufacturer, there's no way I can reissue an old kit at yesterday's prices, unless I can pay my staff yesterday's wages, and buy raw material at yesterday's prices. Of course not reissue-ing it would just drive up the prices for those old kits if there was a demand for it. The other scenario is that another manufacturer comes along and makes a newer better or more accurate version of this kit as in the case of the Bren carrier, M48A3, etc. the newcomer of course has to provide something better - either more detail, more accurate, etc. So you end up with a choice of either an easy to build but not so accurate kit or an awesome kit that takes forever to build. So everyone's happy or unhappy. Also if you've already built the old Tamiya LRDG Chevy or build only German stuff then this reissue is definitely boring. Ultimately, the trend is Tamiya establishing a distinct identity in the plastic kit industry. Average - good detail, ease of build and including a little something extra to make a nice vignette. Wait till you here what they've done with the reissue of the Ford Mutt
SEP 22, 2013 - 02:59 AM
That'd make them Canadians, right? Mark
SEP 22, 2013 - 03:16 AM
Nice to see this truck reissued . Never bothered with it when it 1st came out in the 70s , but over the passing years have wished I had a couple in my stash . Since the extra Master Box figures included in Tamiya kit cost about $16.00 at the LHS , I would be getting the truck for $30. I don't mind paying that .The Paras , way overpriced IMO .We all know that some people will buy them . Now if Italeri would reissue their CMP tractor ....
SEP 22, 2013 - 03:39 AM

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