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  • Member since
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  • From: Virginia, USA
ACADEMY MODELS
Posted by buman on Thursday, August 09, 2018 11:31 AM

Hello all ! This may seem a strange question but can anyone tell me if all the ACADEMY model kits come shrink wrapped / plastic film, from the factory ?

Thank you very much !

Oliver

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, August 09, 2018 11:38 AM

I don't know, but anyone can put shrink wrap on a kit.

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, August 09, 2018 11:45 AM

Hi " G " 

You hit the nail on the head on that ! I purchased a 1958 Buick - A.M.T kit a while back and was surprised that it was shrink wrapped .They Never came like that new !

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    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, August 09, 2018 11:58 AM

The last few I've bought new have been wrapped.

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  • From: Virginia, USA
Posted by buman on Thursday, August 09, 2018 12:34 PM

goldhammer thank you very much for your help. That is all I needed to know. Post closed !

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  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Marcus McBean on Thursday, August 09, 2018 2:20 PM

Not all kits come shrink wrapped.  I have several that arrived without the wrap.

Marcus

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  • From: Massachusetts
Posted by ajlafleche on Friday, August 10, 2018 10:18 AM

In 1975 or 76, I worked at a Kay-Bee Toy and Hobby. We had a shrink wrap set up. When a new kit came in. I'd opene it, check it out and rewrap it. Nothing new. 

 

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Posted by Silver on Friday, August 10, 2018 4:12 PM

The box or the kit : Specify.

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, August 10, 2018 5:25 PM

ajlafleche

In 1975 or 76, I worked at a Kay-Bee Toy and Hobby. 

 

That’s One I haven’t heard of in a while.

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Posted by Silver on Sunday, September 02, 2018 11:05 AM

99.9% of local hobby model stores purchase kit collections and inspect the kits and Redbox/shrink wrap them for resale. Like new.Also they tell you to get w/ the model manufacturer if any missing parts.Ebay is good at that.A local good hobby shop is rare .The internet is the new king.

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, September 02, 2018 11:16 AM

I just recieved a Revell motorbike kit that shipped from a 3rd party Amazon supplier. No shrink wrap.

First time I think I can remember ever getting a non-shrinkwrapped kit, even going back my heydays, which were the 60's.

This really has nothing to do with your question, sorry........

Coffee

-Greg

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    July, 2018
  • From: Ficksburg, Free State, South Africa
Posted by Andrew on Monday, September 03, 2018 3:04 AM
Hi Buman I have about 70 academy kits in the stash and none of them came shrink wrapped. The parts are in clear bags though!
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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, September 03, 2018 4:41 PM

The kit contents of my 1/72 & 1/48 Academy products are in sealed plastic. However, no boxes are shrink wrapped. 

Chad

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, September 03, 2018 4:50 PM

several year's ago ( 2008 ? ) my wife bought me the Acadamy 1/350 Tirpitz.

Box was not shrink wraped, but everything inside was. Exept for the two hull half's, they were in their own cardboard cradle.

B.T.W.: Acadamy kit's are good in my book !

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