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Building models of vehicles of all kinds yourself is one of the most beautiful pastimes for technology enthusiasts in many countries of the world. High-quality kits, as offered by Revell, are characterised by faithful representations with many important details and high-quality workmanship. In addition, the descriptions provide information on the historical significance of the original. Cars, planes or ships ? At Revell, every technology fan will find the models that interest them most.

Revell offering models for beginners and professionals

Revell has the right offer for model makers of all ages. Uncomplicated kits are the right choice for the youngest hobbyists of pre-school age. Junior Kits have been specially developed to meet the needs of children. With these models they can gain first experiences in model making and train their fine motor skills. The creative activity also strengthens the self-confidence of the little hobbyists. The colourful cars are easy to put together and can be taken apart if necessary. They are robust and can withstand one or the other collision. Playing with the matching characters is even more fun.

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Old Plastic Model Kits

  Revell Model Kits

Revell Westinghouse Atomic Power Plant - 'S' Issue, 1/192, H1550-695

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$1249   

In 1959 Revell produced this incredibly detailed 'educational' kit of a standard Nuclear Plant in cooperation with Westinghouse. The kit was never reissued. It is fairly complicated kit with hundreds of parts, a full interior to the power plant and the auxiliary buildings and towers shown on the box top. The parts were molded in five colors to minimize painting. Features clear nuclear reactor vessel, separating reactor dome for full view of interior, movable gantry with operational hoist, working reactor hoist, circulating pumps, steam generator, turbine, electrical substation, high tension power lines, silver power 'wire', flag and flag pole, power plant sign and much more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE missing one figure. Otherwise complete with all other parts, decals, instructions, ground display mat, special nuclear power booklet and more.

Revell USS Missouri Battleship - Pre-S Wide Box Issue, 1/535, H301-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$145   

1954 second Pre-S release in the wider box. The earlier (1st) Pre-S release is in the narrow packaging. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes the flag sheet and instructions. Please note that Revell did not provide decals with this issue. This historical model is from the first molds that Revell cut on their own. All kits prior to this were produced by other companies such as Gowland & Gowland or Adams. It is said that the Missouri was the most profitable kit that Revell ever produced.

Revell Hawker Typhoon Mk-1B - Japan Issue, 1/32, H266

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$95   

Hard-to-find Revell Japan issue from 1973 with box art unique to this model. Most Japan issues have special features and this one is no exception. It includes decals for two aircraft and the beautiful Revell Japan full color painting guide in 'near mint' condition. Features full cockpit detail and hinged entry/exit door, detailed Napier Sabre Engine with removable engine cowl and movable wheels and propeller. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The colorful and decorative Revell Japan clear bag is present also.

Revell Focke-Wulf Ta-154 Moskito - (ex Pro Modeler Monogram), 1/48, 04535

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

1999 issue from the excellent original Pro Modeler molds. Highly detailed and features all very fine recessed panel lines. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell P-51D-5NA Mustang Early Version - (P-51D), 1/32, 85-5989

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$36   

Still factory 'round tape' sealed. 2019 issue from new molds features 158 pieces, detailed cockpit and gear wells, opening canopy, dropped or retracted wing trailing edge flaps, optional bomb load and more.

Revell Airborne Marines Gift Set - A-4D Skyhawk and HRS-1 Helicopter, 1/48, G271-195

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$295   

From 1956 - the first and only issue of this rare holiday season gift set. Contains the A-4D Skyhawk and HRS-1 both with US Marine markings. The box has excellent color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape, price tags, torn or missing litho. However, it has the typical 'cross hatch' marks from the original ribbon that Revell shipped these kits with as well as heavy ribbon marks along the top as shown; there is also moderate wear on the top long side. Inside, the HRS-1 is molded in the correct dark blue plastic and the famous clear Revell base and correct Marines decals for this this issue. The A-4 is molded in the correct medium gray with the clear base and correct and colorful Marines markings for this kit. The instructions are correct also and show these unique decals on the models. The kits have never been started. Both are still in the factory sealed internal bags and include decals and instructions in excellent condition.

Revell Medicine Wagon - Miniature Masterpiece, 1/48, H521-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$78   

Rare 1955 issue and a highly detailed model for that time. Features medicine wagon with detailed suspension and open rear platform, colorful decals for Doctor Brown's Snake Oil, two horses, Dr. Brown, one entertainer, and Indian, local man and a local woman with her young boy and girl. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that the box is graded 'good-' because of the tape tear shown at the upper right. 'Miniature Masterpieces' was formed through an alliance of Lou Glasser (Revell) and Steve Adams (Adams Action Models) in 1953. Although the molds were made at Adams and it had the appearance of an independent company, the firm was run by Revell down to the prototypes being made at the Revell plant. Originally there was no evidence of the parent company on the surface. The State Coach of England was the first kit, issued in 1953. More kits of excellent quality followed. Revell completely took over the line in 1954 and in that year and the next, kits were labeled 'Revell' with a 'Miniature Masterpiece' label on the box top also.

Revell Sherman M-4 Tank Motorized - Black Magic, 1/40, H544-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$329   

Very rare. Original issue hardbox dated 1960. I believe this is the one and only issue of this model that includes unique and fantastic artwork. The box is in fantastic 'excellent++' condition with like-new color and gloss, no tape or tags, no marks from either, no fading, no stains, no tears and no missing litho. The only flaws are light general wear as shown and edge wear at the left as shown. Inside, Revell modified the popular 1955 'S' issue kit with an electric motor, additional motorizing parts and all required hardware. Features motorized movable tracks for climbing grades and obstacles, detailed suspension, opening hatches, elevating gun, rotating turret and tank commander & soldier 'Set For Action.' With the original 'Black Magic' decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The additional addendum set of motorizing instructions are present. Shipping insurance is required.

Revell B-1B Bomber, 1/48, 85-4900

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$169   

Still factory sealed. Very large and highly detailed model featuring 238 pieces, complete cockpit, detailed gear wells, steerable nose wheels, optional position bomb bay door, 16 AGM-69A SRAM missiles with rotary launcher, removable nose with detailed radar, working cockpit ladder, real rubber tires, full storage container in third bomb bay and more.

Revell USS Lexington Aircraft Carrier CVT-16 - (Essex Class), 1/500, H444

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

$125   

Still factory sealed but the seal has shrunk, drawn the box top concave and split as shown. This 1975 issue is a detailed model of Lexington after her angled deck conversion and serving as training carrier CVT-16. Includes one piece hull with full propeller and rudder detail, detailed angled deck, two movable elevators, rotating crane, six aircraft tugs, mobile deck crane, 24 aircraft - TA-4J, Buckeyes, T-28C, Cougars, Trackers, F-4B Phantoms and 2 helicopters, separately molded anti-aircraft guns and directions, detailed island structure and more.

Revell Bell OH-58 Kiowa - United States Army / Austria / Spain / Canada - (JetRanger), 1/48, H2392

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$46   

Rare Revell-ESCI issue of the military Jetranger. Features all fine recessed surface detail, complete cockpit, rear cabin with ammunition storage box and ammo belts, side mounted machine guns, four optional position cockpit and cabin doors and more. Includes paint guide and decals for all four air forces. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm BO-105 ADAC - Germany - (MBB BO105), 1/32, H2026

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$54   

Rare ADAC issue from Revell of Germany features complete cockpit and passenger interior, pilot and co-pilot figures, optional position cockpit doors and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags with decals and instructions.

Revell KLM Noordzeehelikopter Bo-105, 1/32, 4428

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$48   

Rare issue from 1983. Features complete cockpit and passenger interior, pilot and co-pilot figures, optional position cockpit doors and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes KLM decals and instructions.

Revell SWAT Helicopter - Japan Issue - (Hughes 500 / OH-6A Cayuse), 1/32, H161-010

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$89   

Very rare Revell Japan - Takara with unique artwork and dated 1980. The box is in exceptional condition. This large 1/32 scale model is well molded for that time with fine raised details, complete cockpit and passenger compartment, pilot figure, working main and tail rotors and SWAT Police decal markings including all four white door markings and registration for N765IR. Molded in black and clear. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Sikorsky CH-54A Skycrane - Japan Issue, 1/72, H258-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$89   

Very rare Revell Japan hardbox issue dated 1968. The Japanese issues often contained a special feature not present in USA issues. This model is no exception; it has a decal sheet that is two or three times larger than it's US counterpart as well as completely different and huge fold-out instructions. Well detailed for that time and loaded with features- rotors move, rotating the rotor operates the winch which raises and lowers the hook, full cockpit, detachable cargo pod or "Aerial Hospital" with opening door, detailed PW jet engines, rotating wheels and tail rotor and even includes a scale kit of a 105mm Howitzer to be used as cargo. Molded in a lighter olive drab and clear plastic. Never started. The parts are still factory sealed in the colorful and unique Revell Japan bag and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Sikorsky H-19 Rescue Japan Issue, 1/48, H227-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$59   

Revell of Japan hardbox issue from 1973. Retains the fantastic 'S' boxart by Richard Kishady. Features detailed cockpit and two pilots, rotating main and tail rotors, detailed engine and optional position clam-shell nose doors, winch and 'downed' pilot and clear windows. Includes the correct Revell Japan decals and instructions - one set in English and one in Japanese- for this issue. Never started. Inventoried 100%complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell AB-205 Transport - Luftwaffe HEER / Italian Air Force / Spanish Air Force, 1/72, H2214

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Rare Revell ESCI issue features fully detailed cockpit and cabin with stretcher style seats, four optional position doors, good engine and rotor hub detail, rotating main and tail rotors and a paint guide and decals for all three helicopters. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

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Revell

For the film music composer, see Graeme Revell. For the publishing house, see Baker Publishing Group.

Revell is a manufacturer of plastic scale models. The original American Revell merged with Monogram. In 2007, American Revell was purchased by Hobbico while the European Revell Germany separated from the American company in 2006 until Hobbico purchased it as well – bringing the two back together again under the same company umbrella.

Early history[edit]

Lewis H. Glaser, a California entrepreneur, founded a plastics molding firm called Precision Specialties in Hollywood in 1943.[a] The company made a variety of products contracted for different companies, the first reportedly being a small washing machine.[1][2][3] One of the first toy-related products were HO scale (1:87) train sets, including locomotives, and a variety of cars along with buildings. The building line was extensive, including a farm group, a suburban passenger station, and a variety of utility structures. Many of these originals were reproduced later in other scales. The toy line was marketed later under the brand name Revell. Reportedly, the name Revell came from the French word reveille meaning "new beginning".[4] The Revell logo at the time was the early relative of today's design.

Gowland and Highway Pioneers[edit]

About 1950, Revell reproduced Maxwell and Ford Model T assembled toys originally designed by the Gowland Brothers in England, a company producing toys since 1932.[5] According to noted collector Cecil Gibson,[6] these did not sell so well in England, but Revell had much better luck with the series in the U.S. The Revell box said, "By John Gowland—creator of Champ and Chu Chu".[7] The 1911 Maxwell and 1910 Model T were about 1:16 scale and called "Action Pull Toys", which consisted of a wound thin metal cord with a plastic handle. The cord was attached through the front of the car to the rear axle. The car's body was hinged, so when the plastic handle was pulled, the car bounced on the floor – with the driver bobbing up and down. The box advertised that these were "Made in Hollywood" and were called Revell "Play Planned" toys.

These were scaled down from the original Gowland Bros. plastic vehicles. Different sets in the series came in similar boxes with varied colors. Other boxes were orange, yellow and blue.

A couple of years later, these toys were scaled down and modeled as 3/8" to a foot scale (four to five inches) and called "Highway Pioneers Quick Construction" kits—most without the rather cartoonish figures and without the mechanical "action".[5] These new 1:32 toys met with great success and sold much better than the larger Maxwell, even though it was made famous by Jack Benny's radio show, circa 1953. The original larger cars were discontinued and Revell focused on the newer kits, with the Gowland hot air balloon logo still shown on the green, yellow, orange or blue boxes.[7] Box information shows models were offered in at least four series, not including the Maxwell and four other Highway Pioneers released in UK (from the Hudson Miniature molds). Series one consisted of a 1900 Packard, 1903 Ford Model A, 1910 Ford Model T roadster, 1909 Stanley Steamer, and a 1903 Cadillac. Series two was 1914 Stutz Bearcat, 1915 Ford Model T Sedan, 1908 Buick Rumble, 1910 Studebaker, and a 1910 Cadillac (later the Olds delivery was substituted). Series three was the 1904 Oldsmobile (later the 1910 Cadillac was substituted), 1904 Rambler, 1907 Sears, 1910 Pierce Arrow, and a 1911 Rolls Royce.[5] Series Four included a 1915 Fiat, 1907 Renault, an MGTD, Jaguar 120 and 4,1 L Ferrari. Revell also offered gift sets of the five car series, and a "Collector's Kit" set with ten individually wrapped kits of the Highway Pioneer models in one box.

Models in the "Highway Pioneers" series were commonly retooled and later offered by a number of other companies including Premier, Lincoln International, J & L Randall Ltd ("Merit" brand), Lodela (licensed in Mexico) Crush, and Minicraft. Eventually the original Highway Pioneers tools were acquired by British model train manufacturer Dapol Ltd. The models are currently out of production and reportedly the tooling is located in Wales, headquarters of Dapol, along with redundant tools from Airfix, Kitmaster and Tri-ang Model Land. Some of these copies and knock-offs appeared very early and at the same time Revell was making them.

Revell acquire five non-Gowland designs, like the 1911 Maxwell offered by Hudson Miniatures of Scranton, Pennsylvania, appeared in 1952 under the "Lil' Old Timers" name. The Hudson Miniatures kits usually were manufactured with a small brochure giving historical facts on each vehicle. One preserved example sold around 1953 in Strouss-Hirshbergs for 69 cents; the box advertised the model as a "Quickie-Kit". Revell, GB added these to the Highway Pioneer offerings in similar packaging to other US offering at that time. These five were later marketed by Heller as Cadet series and eventually were adapted with new tires in Germany. Ultimately two of the five and Gowland Rolls Royce were marketed by SMER.

Other 1950s offerings[edit]

A Revell built model of the SMS Dresdenfrom 1907

In 1953, a replica of the battleship USS Missouriwas produced by Revell, its first casting beyond the British Gowland models. Reportedly, their models of U.S. Navy warships were so accurate, that in 1960 it was discovered that the Kremlin had purchased a significant number of different models to help fill in blank spots in their intelligence regarding the design of American warships.

Several jet and propeller aeroplane models followed along with ships (classic and contemporary), jet engines, and in the late 1950s, rockets and spacecraft.[8] This included models of Redstone and other military test missiles and Vanguard, Jupiter and Atlas rockets. Other issues, like the Helios "Nuclear"-powered ship, "Moon Ship", a "Passenger Rocket", a "Space Taxi", and a not-so-incredible "Space Shuttle" were kits more in the science-fiction realm. One site describes the one-time 1959 issue of an envisioned space station as the "Holy Grail" of Revell kits.[9] Infantry figures and various dioramas, especially for railroad setups, were also produced.

A 1:72 scale Revell Heinkel He 111

In the later 1950s, Revell began making more automotive-related models. Beside jet engines, car engine models like the Chrysler Slant-Six were produced. Car models tended toward a more global selection than AMT or MPC or other American plastic model makers, with many European brands produced, including many British makes. One interesting offering came about with a collaboration with AMT making the 1955 and 1956 promotional Buick. The models were atypical for the time in that there was full chassis detail, and bodies were cast in several pieces. Revell made these specifically ready-built for showroom display.[10] Another interesting kit offering related to pop culture, was the 1956 Lincoln Futura concept car – a vehicle that, with out-of-this-world bubble windows, would eventually become George Barris's Batmobile.[11]

The Kustom 1960s[edit]

Starting in the late 1950s, model kits began to veer away strongly from stock presentations and focus on customizing, hot rodding, and racing. The 1960s solidified this direction with almost infinite variations in how a kit could be built. This trend showed both the extensive new marketing reach of the hobby as well as the pervasive individuality portrayed in American car customizing.[12]

A built Cadillac low-rider

Model companies hired big name customizers to create new and striking designs. Just as AMT had hired George Barris and Darryl Starbird, Revell hired Ed "Big Daddy" Roth about 1962 as their new stylist.[7] Hawk Models would use Bill Campbell's "'Weird-Ohs" like "Davey" the wild motor-bike rider and "Digger" the dragster, and later, Monogram would hire designer Tom Daniel. At this time, Roth created the bubble-glassed "Beatnik Bandit" (later made even more famous when produced by Hot Wheels), the double engined "Mysterion", the asymmetrical "Orbitron", the "Outlaw" (a highly styled T bucket), and the "Road Agent". Apart from wheeled wonders, arguably his most famous creation was the "Rat Fink", an anti-Mickey Mouse figure.[13] Roth's Web site reports that in 1963 Revell paid Roth 1 cent for every one of his model kits sold, totaling $32,000.<ref"The Biography of Ed Big Daddy Roth". Rat Fink, Official Site of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. 2008–2011.</ref>

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In the early-to-mid-1960s, slot car racing became a fad, and like many other companies, Revell attempted to enter the fray by using its plastic model car bodies with mechanicals underneath—fit for the track. In 1965 Revell acquired International Raceways, planning high grade race tracks that could fill whole rooms.[14] Soon thereafter, the company opened a "Revell Raceway" commercial slot car racing facility at 6840 La Tijera Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, actively demonstrating six track configurations that commercial slot car racing businesses could order for fabrication by Revell, with prices ranging from $2,500 to $8,000. "One of the largest commercial model car raceways in the United States, being approximately 17,000 square feet, it features all the plush appointments and six tracks, the largest being 220 running feet with banked turns up to 60 degrees."[15] It may have been too much too late: the competition was too keen and the slot car hobby was already starting to wane in influence.[7] Slot car kings like Chicago's Strombecker would eventually be purchased by Tootsietoy and end up making simple plastic cars and other toys. By 1967, Revell's experiment in the hobby had racked up a nearly half-million dollar loss[7]

Money troubles and Monogram merger[edit]

About 1980, as the modeling hobby was weakening in America and sales of plastic kits plummeted, Revell was purchased by French toy company, Generale du Jouet (also known as CEJI), which hoped to take advantage of Revell's European division and presence. Still, Generale du Jouet was having financial troubles of its own, and by 1983 Revell was again spun off.[7]

White-Fruehauf Mobilgas Tanker; original molds issued in the late 1950s, reissued in 1995

In 1986, after declining profitability in a new era of video games and cable television, Revell was purchased by Odyssey Partners of New York and folded into Monogram Models of Morton Grove, Illinois, which Odyssey had purchased earlier that year. Its plant in Venice was closed and all its usable assets were transferred to Monogram's Number 2 plant in Des Plaines, Illinois. The new company then moved to Northbrook, Illinois. Due to the worldwide name recognition, Revell has become the primary brand name used on many of its kit lines, and after years of seeing both names on the logo, the Monogram name is now again portrayed separately. The company was then headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States.

Its major American competitors in the plastic model kit market include AMT-Ertl, Lindberg, and Testors.

Revell in Germany[edit]

In 1956, the German subsidiary, Revell Plastics GmbH, was founded in Bünde, West Germany. During the 1970s, this company started developing and manufacturing its own lines of model kits independently and outside the direct control of Revell, USA. These models were imported into the United States, and some of the newer kits earned a reputation for high quality. However, the "German" kits are now produced only in Eastern Europe or China under the German Revell label. Once known as Revell AG, the German company has now changed to the legal form of GmbH & Co. KG. Revell Germany became independent after its formal separation from Revell-Monogram LLC in September 2006, but was purchased by Hobbico early in 2012, bringing both Revells back into the same company once again. While separate, the German products continued to be advertised on the American company web site, and its logo was almost identical to that of Revell in the United States. When it comes to total revenue, the German company ranked somewhat above the former American parent company.

Revell Europe Mercedes-Benz Unimog

Besides an array of airplane and military kits, Revell Germany has also made a variety of 1:24 and 1:18 scale accurately rendered pre-assembled die-cast model cars. These were first produced in the late 1980s and were typical Porsche, Ferrari, BMW and Mercedes-Benz offerings with some Corvettes and a 1965 Mustang.[16] Starting around 2000, the company simplified its diecast line calling it simply, "Revell Metal", as opposed to plastic seen in the kits. These later models have mostly been earlier German vehicles, with a focus on micro-cars. Examples are the Lloyd Alexander, Messerschmitt Kabinroller KR 200, BMW Isetta, and a very authentic looking DKW Junior.

Some models, like the Goggomobil T250 and the BMW Isetta came in a couple of trim versions. The Goggomobil appeared in a closed roof, austerely basic model as well as an open "cloth" roofed fancy decor version with whitewall tyres and chrome grille, which was probably not the popular model with less affluent German consumers of the real car just following World War II. The Isetta is appealing in miniature with opening front access door and 'tilt-away' steering wheel. The model also features a removable side panel next to the location of the tiny engine. The BMW was available in several colors – with and without rear luggage rack and also in a special yellow 'Bundespost' (German Mail) version.

Revell Europe 1:18 scale metal Fiat 500 and Fiat 600 Rally

Some of the larger vehicles featured have been the mid-1950s Mercedes-Benz 180 "ponton" sedan and a variety of European Fords, mainly from the 1960s. The postwar decade cars' interiors are consistently authentically decorated in period grey and white colours typical of the austerity of the times. A couple of more modern diecast models have been a VW Scirocco, BMW 850i coupe and an Acura NSX. Generally, German Revell diecast models all have opening doors, hoods and trunks.

Revell Germany also incorporated former Matchbox models from the UK. In 1977, they also acquired all the Axis Powers model tooling of the former Frog (Tri-ang / Air Lines) brand, as its new Soviet owners (NOVO) did not want anything resembling "fascist" symbols.[citation needed]

Recent history[edit]

In 1994, Revell-Monogram was purchased by Hallmark Cards as part of its Binney and Smith division (the owners of famous Crayola crayons).[17] This relationship lasted for 13 years. On May 2, 2007, Hobbico, Inc. announced it had acquired American Revell-Monogram, LLC, corporate owner of the Revell name.[18] The Revell name now stands alone in the company logo, without the Monogram name also present, though Monogram still exists as an important line of models in the Revell stable. Hobbico also acquired Revell of Germany in 2012, reuniting the two brands under one banner, but often models sold in the U.S. show Revell Germany as the parent with Hobbico nowhere labeled.

On January 10, 2018, Hobbico, Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection.[19]

On April 13, 2018, Revell USA temporarily ceased operations while they reorganized. On April 17, 2018, it was announced that international investment group Quantum Capital Partners (QCP) would be taking over operations of Revell.[20] Currently, Revell USA operates out of Illinois and is regularly releasing new products.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^Due to conflicting claims published by Revell US and Revell of Germany, the date of Revell's founding is disputed. According to the official Revell of Germany website, Revell was founded in 1943.[21] While Revell US itself claims that it was founded in 1945.[22] The confusion is probably due to the earlier establishment of the firm Precision Specialties and exactly when the name changed over to Revell. Both Revell US and Revell of Germany existed together until Revell of Germany became independent in 2006.[21] Hobbico acquired Revell US in 2007 and it also acquired Revell of Germany in 2012, reuniting the brand under Hobbico.[23]

References[edit]

Footnotes

  1. ^Gosson, Scotty (2015). Show Rod Model Kits. A Showcase of America's Wildest Model Kits. Forest Lake, Minnesota: CarTech Publishing. p. 65. ISBN .
  2. ^"AR 16–59". Maui Historical Society Archives. n.d. Section AR 55.
  3. ^Pentago, Chris (July 16, 2010). "Jacques Fresco". Future Path.
  4. ^Miller, Chuck (n.d.). "Revell: After 60 Years Still Building the Future". Toy Collector.
  5. ^ abc"Gowland & Gowland". Scale Auto Magazine. January 10, 2007.
  6. ^Gibson, Cecil (1971). Model Veteran and Vintage Cars. Studio Book. New York: Viking Press. p. 12. SBN 670-48251-X.
  7. ^ abcdef"Company history of Revell-Monogram". Funding Universe. n.d.
  8. ^Bussie, Alan (September 4, 2007). "A Brief History of Revell Plastic Model Kits". Old Model Kits.
  9. ^"Revell Space Station 'S' Kit". Old Model Kits. 2005–2014.
  10. ^Doty, Dennis (2011). "Frolicking on the Riviera". Collectible Automobile. Vol. 28 no. 1. pp. 86–89.
  11. ^Jefferis, David (2010). "Double Bubble Dream Car from 1955". Modelbouw Expert.
  12. ^DeWitt, John (2002). Cool Cars, High Art: The Rise of Kustom Culture. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.
  13. ^"Ed Roth Cars". Rat Fink, Official Site of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. 2008–2011.
  14. ^ abSiposs, George (November 1965). "MCRN Spotlight"(PDF). Model Car Racing News. p. 16. Archived from the original(PDF) on March 19, 2012.
  15. ^Braverman, Bob; Meumann, Bill (1966). Here is Your Hobby... Slot Car Racing. Putnam. ASIN B000RFA3MS.
  16. ^Johnson, Dana (1998). Collector's Guide to Diecast Toys & Scale Models. Padukah, Kentucky: Collector Books. p. 200.
  17. ^Shope, Dan (September 28, 1994). "Binney & Smith Will Take Over Plastic Model Kit Maker Revell". The Morning Call. Allentown, Pennsylvania.
  18. ^Dodson, Don (May 3, 2007). "Hobbico purchases Revell Monogram". The News-Gazette. Champaign, Illinois.
  19. ^Zigterman, Ben (January 10, 2018). "Hobbico files for bankruptcy; layoffs next?". The News-Gazette. Champaign, Illinois.
  20. ^Dunkel, Gerald (April 16, 2018). "Münchener Gesellschaft übernimmt Modellbau-Hersteller Revell". Bünde (in German). Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  21. ^ ab"Unternehmen". Revell. n.d. Archived from the original on February 11, 2013. Retrieved December 26, 2012.
  22. ^"Brand History". Revell. n.d. Retrieved December 26, 2012.
  23. ^"Revell Germany Acquired by Hobbico, Inc". HyperScale. February 2012. Retrieved December 26, 2012.

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Revell was a manufacturer of a broad range of plastic and die-cast models of cars, aircraft, military vehicles and ships. The company was originally founded in 1943, in Venice, California, United States by Jacque Fresco and Lou Glaser. After four decades of marginal profitability, Revell was purchased by Odyssey Partners of New York and folded into the Monogram Models Company of Morton Grove, Illinois which Odyssey had purchased earlier that year. Its plant in Venice was closed and all its usable assets were transferred to Monogram's Des Plaines, Illinois Number 2 plant. The new company then moved to Northbrook, Illinois, United States. Due to Revell's prolific world wide name recognition, Revell has become the primary brand name used on many of its kit lines. Its major American competitors in the plastic model kit market include AMT-Ertl, Lindberg, and Testors. The company now resides in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States.

Around 1960, Revell entered the model railroad market with a line of HO (1:87.1) scale locomotives, cars and buildings. The building line was extensive, including a farm group, a suburban passenger station, and a variety of utility structures. Many of these Revell originals have been copied in other scales.

Revell produces model ships,planes,tanks,cars,helicopters as well as infantry and dioramas.

On May 2, 2007, Hobbico Inc. announced it had acquired Revell-Monogram, LLC, the corporate owner of Revell.

In 1956, the German subsidiary, Revell Plastics GmbH, was founded in Bünde, West Germany. During the 1970s, this company started developing and manufacturing also its own independent lines of model kits outside the direct control of Revell, USA. These models are imported into the United States, and some of the newer kits earned reputation for high quality. However, also the "German" kits are only produced in Eastern Europe or China under the German label. Later known as Revell AG (stock company), the German company has now changed to the legal form of GmbH & Co. KG (Inc.), and is independent since its formal separation from Revell-Monogram LLC in September 2006. When it comes to total revenue, the German company ranks even somewhat above the former American "parent"-company.

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