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#1 OFFLINE   Josh

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:18 AM

Apparently these two are joinging forces in July and going under the name of GMP! Models that were in plans to be produced by GMP back in 2009 (like the 67 vette i hope) will be the first releases. This is awesome news for all collectors but especially good for those who dig that good old American Muscle!

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C'mon GMP start with this one!
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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:35 AM

I hope they rerelease some classics like the fox body cobras and the GM G body cars
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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:36 AM

OMG OMG OMG I joyfully peed in my pants for all the happiness I just read :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

That news is great to hear and hopefully we'll see far more muscle beauties come out of these guys than before - with better attention to details too!
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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:36 AM

Are you sure this is not an Aprils fools joke?

Where is it written that the more diecast $$$ equals a better diecast?

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:38 AM

Whoa! More muclecars is a yes!
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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:38 AM

View Postacisne, on 17 June 2014 - 10:36 AM, said:

Are you sure this is not an Aprils fools joke?
I hope not
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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:39 AM

No Al I have seen it from a few sources I respect, did a little homework of my own too.

@Sam I am with you man, who said the diecast hobby is dying a slow death, only those who want it too, I plan to support this merger very fully. Happy days. :yahoo:

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:50 AM

Now let's all hope this news is for really really real!

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:52 AM

Seems legit, it is on the ACME website. Coming FALL 2014.

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 11:20 AM

These is what I call some interesting news indeed!!!

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 11:39 AM

Hopefully they'll make the Ferrari 512S GMP promised to make? I'd much prefer that to the Hot Wheels version. Not a muscle car, but I have the 312PB, the 330 P4 and the 412P and they are all awesome.
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Posted 17 June 2014 - 02:35 PM

I'd like a few more three window Fords. And a re release of the Southern rat rod.

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 02:43 PM

My fear is that the price of all models will raised, whit the name GMP, you can't expect bargain price.

Maybe they will made two division.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 12:18 PM

GMP/Acme said on Facebook that old models would not be re-released, as people were expressing concern about their value. However, MORE similar releases I suppose would be in the plans. I want more Fox Body Mustangs, personally, perhaps even some new SN95 and beyond  :drool5:
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Posted 18 June 2014 - 02:08 PM

Interesting news. I hope they still have access to the Olds Cutlass mold. How amazing would it be if Greenlight/Acme/GMP could also gain access to the DCP/Highway 61 mold's? That would really be worthy of a yummy dance.
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Posted 19 June 2014 - 11:50 AM

Greenlight has the tools and molds,AMCE has the ppl to make GMP ... they're making muscle cars first to test out the market.No old stuff,all new[i hope new]
Maybe by september the first two models will be out.
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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:48 PM

Just got confirmation from Greenlight-owner Tom, that Greenlight has bought the GMP molds. ACME will be co-selling the models.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 01:51 PM

I am VERY excited about this news.  It comes at a time when my interest in American muscle car die-casts is renewed, mostly because (1) I am sick of AUTOart's business practices, constantly rising prices, and increasingly average models, and (2) I am getting tired of waiting for models that I like but aren't available in 1/18, like the BMW 4 Series, M3/M4, Jaguar F-Type, etc.

ACME has done a great job with the Lane/Exact Detail molds so far.  I have purchased the 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS and the 1972 Oldsmobile 442 that they have recently released, and they are every bit as good, perhaps a bit better in some areas, than the original releases.  Meanwhile, Greenlight has given us some great Mustang IIs, and I'm looking forward to their late 1970s Camaros later this year.  So knowing that the old GMP is in these capable hands is fantastic news!

I hope we'll see more GMP Plymouth GTX and Road Runner models, more Fairlanes, Fox-body Mustangs, and 1970-72 Pontiacs.  I know people who own previous releases are thinking about the potential for diminished value; I'd submit that there are still a lot of models to be made without duplicates.  Even though there will always be demand for the biggest engine combined with a 4-speed in every car, it's also a chance to make some other trim levels as well.  I'd be happy to see more non-Judge GTOs, maybe even a Le Mans or Tempest, some Sport Satellites, Fairlane 500s, etc. for variety's sake.  I also hope the long-rumored new mold of the 1970 Coronet, or at least the idea of it, can be resurrected.

My crystal ball is a bit murky, so I can't predict the future.  Right now, there are a fair amount of signs that point to diminished interest- and returns- in this hobby.  On the other hand, I think GMP/ACME/Greenlight are well-positioned to take advantage of pent-up demand for muscle cars.  I've already seen some grumbling elsewhere about price increases, since Lane/Exact Detail models were once around $90 and new releases are around $130 or $135, but I'd argue that these price increases are much more in line with what one should expect over the course of a decade than the price increases that AUTOart, Kyosho, and even Auto World have squeezed out of collectors.  It's also a heck of a lot better than the prices on the secondary market.  Good luck trying to find a Road Runner coupe in a Mopar Hi-Impact color for less than $250 or $300 these days.  So I think this new GMP/Greenlight/ACME alliance is going to be VERY good for those of us who like American muscle car die-cast models.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 03:05 PM

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Now, if someone can rescue Highway 61's excellent molds, I'd be even more excited!  Posted Image

Stop it, you're killing my wallet.......  :nice:

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 04:29 PM

I would like to see the Pontiac GT-37

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 04:47 PM

View Postsmokeyfan, on 19 June 2014 - 04:29 PM, said:

I would like to see the Pontiac GT-37

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I agree with you very much on this choice Smokey............I had a chance to buy a GT-37 in 1991 for cheap but passed as I was an E1 in the military at the time, married with two kids and just couldn't swing it. :bawling:

On another note ACME has the 70, 71 & 72 GTO molds, ACME's first GTO release was the Promo Ad GTO and their second was the Double Lane GTO. Hopefully we'll get more regular release GTO's (non-Judge's) in the future.
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Posted 19 June 2014 - 06:19 PM

Watch this space!!! :hope:

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 07:52 PM

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Watch this space!!! Posted Image
I'm watching while peeing in my pants for the joy of mergers and diecasts! :rock:
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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:34 PM

View Postwrx_triggerhappy, on 19 June 2014 - 07:52 PM, said:

View Postmairandeddy, on 19 June 2014 - 06:19 PM, said:

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 09:53 PM

My dad had a Tempest GT 37 and to this day I have only seen another 2 or 3, they are the ultimate unknown musclecar!

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