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The Chicago Tribune checks in with the head of Revell-Monogram, Rick Schneider. The model-company honcho attributes his rise to the top of the plastic, assembly-required universe to his days as a Cub Scout racing Pinewood Derby cars. What's funny to us is the marketing speak he uses when describing his childhood: "I thought I had a chance because I'd customized Revell-Monogram plastic cars for years." Considering that Schneider was 27 in '88, it's safe to say that Revell and Monogram still were two separate companies when he was young. Ah, the joy of the corporate spin.

Fascination with toy cars drives him to top of firm [Chicago Tribune]

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