Revell-Monogram's pavilion was busy as usual. While you may have heard the news/rumors that Revell-Monogram was up for sale this year (and this was true), the company is off the market once again.
One of the new areas that Revell-Monogram has launched into is their new 'RAM' series, which are series of vehicles and action figures aimed at a younger market. This new series (reviewed elsewhere in this issue) is an interesting cross between classic snap-tite and Lego/Duplo block technologies, which means that the kits can be built in a variety of configurations and parts from other kits can be interchanged.
Speaking of kids, Revell-Monogram has renewed their program to support organizations that wish to conduct Make 'N Take events. This year, they are offering the Space Shuttle and New VW Beetle snap kits at significant discounts for the program. You can contact Revell-Monogram at (847) 966-3500 for ordering and pricing information.
Kit-wise there will be some new automotive subjects in 2001, but no new aircraft. The Do217 will be shipping by the time you read this, and the test shot of the F-86D Sabre Dog looks good. It should enter production once the last of the design bugs have been worked out of the kit.
What is on the list for 2001 includes: