And They Lead Straight To Glue-Huffing!

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I have a friend who makes his living selling vintage cereal boxes, which is a fine and honorable profession. But come on, there's no geeky vintage collectible cooler than the box art from plastic model kits of the 1955-1975 era (I'm in real danger of hitting eBay for an unassembled Revell Canned Heat dragster kit). This photographer's vast collection of online photos of such kits includes some real winners from the era; Murilee says check 'em out.


Vintage Box Art [DWDarby Photography & Design]

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Amen, Murilee.

BTW: for the kit seen above, MPC needed to make very few changes to their 1970 Chevy Impala droptop annual (which they'd got a big pile of $$$ from Chevrolet to make the tool for), for the cost of a few tool changes—and new decals, instruction sheet and box art—they had an all-new kit to (hopefully) make money with.

Also BTW: For those of you who are into building/restoring/etc.'ing plastic scale-model cars (kits and promos), check out Hobby Heaven (—their online catalog AND their message board, which the aforementioned Dave Darby is a regular contributor to.