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Farrah may be Foxy, but AMT messed up the Vette part!

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, September 17, 2021 3:55 PM

Quite a read but fun as all heck. Cool looking car. I vaguely remember the release of the kit. What I didnt know then is it was  was modeled after her own custom. Had I know that, maybe I'd given it more attention. I figured they were slapping her image on the kit just to sell it. Well, they did either way but there was a backstory.

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    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, September 16, 2021 9:41 AM

Hello!

I enjoyed your article a lot! Ain't that a shame when a company brings out a kit like that? I should write something similar about the Italeri Superliner...

Does the kit at least include those turbine wheels?

If you like maybe I could help you with designing new decals for the striping - but you would have to find somebody to print them for you.

Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    October 2020
Farrah may be Foxy, but AMT messed up the Vette part!
Posted by Faust on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 7:51 PM
Media tie-ins are nothing new to the model kit world. Replicas of famous TV and film cars have always been a big thing for model makers, and this practice continues with Round 2’s “Supernatural” 4-door Impala. Howevever, there’s another kind of media tie in that’s a lot less common, and that’s making a famous person’s car into a kit.
 
 
One great example of this is the “Foxy Vette”, which was a Barris-designed custom Corvette made especially for media darling Farrah Fawcett back in the late ‘70s! This one-off creation was immortalized, kinda, by AMT at the end of that decade, and the model since become something of a rarity. It’s been a grail of mine for quite some time now, and I was thrilled when my brother gave me one for my Birthday this past summer.
 
To see how AMT captured this moment in media history, check out the Out of Box review for the Foxy Vette at the link below!
 
 
 
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