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MPC/ Round 2 -1975 Datsun Pickup - Out of box
Mechworker
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: September 20, 2013
KitMaker: 234 posts
Auto Modeler: 70 posts
Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 05:09 AM UTC
Some kits you just never expect to be rare. Some, especially those by MPC, got issued, reissued and re-reissued and reworked so many times that it makes sense to think they’d be around forever. However, history has shown that’s almost never the case for the more mundane vehicles, like Pacers, Fieros and Pintos. That same fate applies to the MPC 1975 Datsun 620 pickup model as well.

Despite numerous warmovers, customs and reworkings, the 620 hasn’t been largely seen around for years and years. When the Monster Tow Truck version was repopped by Round 2, I don’t think too many of us expected to see the stock ’75 ever see the light of day. However, we were (gladly) wrong, and somehow the good folks at Round 2 have managed to bring back this classic in a much less radical form. You can also build it purely stock… almost.

Clearly, since it is an “everyday” car and an MPC, I was all over this when I saw it at my local shop. Check out this newest in Round 2’s “Legion of the dead”; it proves that with hope, anything is possible!

(Still need that ’75 Sprint and Monza notchback, if you’re listening there, Round 2…)

https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/model-kits/out-of-box-reviews/round-2-mpc-1-25-1975-datsun-620-pickup/


lodni_k
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California, United States
Joined: October 09, 2004
KitMaker: 61 posts
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Posted: Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 01:35 PM UTC
Great! I need to pick one up before they are snatched up and price doubled on EvilBay!!
Mechworker
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: September 20, 2013
KitMaker: 234 posts
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Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 03:06 AM UTC
Whoa, really? You think they'll be scalped that fast? Yikes! If they're that popular, I hope Round 2 will just pop out some more, so everyone who wants one can get it!
lodni_k
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California, United States
Joined: October 09, 2004
KitMaker: 61 posts
Auto Modeler: 6 posts
Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 03:09 AM UTC