US-amerikanischer Konzern kauft ausgewählte Revell-USA-Formen!

Gerade geht sie über den Äther – eine Eilmeldung der Atlantis ModelsCo.

“Preserving the Past while Building the Future”

LONG ISLAND, NY, – Atlantis Model Co., manufacturer of plastic models and toys has purchased the tooling for many plastic model kits from the new owners of Revell, Revell Inc. USA-Blitz Partners. These molds were from the tooling banks of Monogram, Revell, Aurora and Renwal, some dating back to the early 1950s. They were stored in Revell’s Elk Grove facility in the great state of Illinois and represent Automotive, Aircraft, Ships, Military, Figures, Space and many other interesting subjects.

Peter Vetri, President of Atlantis, states, “It’s a lifelong dream to own this historic tooling and archive material related to these molds; to be able to preserve the tooling is a real honor. We look forward to reissuing many classics that have not been available in quite some time. All of the model kits will be made here in the USA and all the tooling and the Archive have been moved from Elk Grove to our facilities in Deer Park, NY. I would personally like to thank Julie Dombrowski, Edward Sexton, Lou Aguilera, Chris Borris and the legendary Ken Funk for the hard work they did at Revell over the years and especially the last few months which were a difficult closure for them.”

Wie es weitergeht und exakt welche Formen Atlantis gekauft hat, ist noch unklar. Wichtig für uns Modellbauer:
Es handelt sich definitiv NICHT um sämtliche im Besitz von Revell befindliche Formen, sondern tatsächlich nur um wenige ausgewählte Stücke, die in das Programm von ATLANTIS passen. Welche dies sind und welche der alten Revell-Formen von Revell selbst, also der Revell GmbH in Bünde, wieder aufgelegt werden, wird die Zeit zeigen.

Es bleibt spannend!

Dr. Michael Brodhaecker, Lingen