Academy's sad venture into World War II 1/48...

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Academy's sad venture into World War II 1/48...

Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

July 13th, 2009, 5:00 pm #1

a battery powered Panther F...


http://www.academy.co.kr/new_product.jsp?view=main


I guess its no worse than the 1/24 "M4A8" Sherman (yes it says 8 not 3) that shoots BBs
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Joined: March 15th, 2004, 2:16 am

July 13th, 2009, 6:51 pm #2

... and you must wonder about their marketing strategy. Some one with influence had to have determined there was public appeal for 1970 era designs. Oh well, we likely won't have missed much; Academy doesn't get many high review marks.
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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

July 13th, 2009, 7:06 pm #3

Even as crappy as their 1/35 M3 Stuart kit is, if they were to just scale it down to 1/48 it would still be a HUGE seller, even being inaccurate. The 1/35 kit is quite popular and still LOOKS good... So they come out with this motorized crap instead.... go figure.
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Joined: April 17th, 2005, 8:16 am

July 14th, 2009, 1:45 am #4

a battery powered Panther F...


http://www.academy.co.kr/new_product.jsp?view=main


I guess its no worse than the 1/24 "M4A8" Sherman (yes it says 8 not 3) that shoots BBs
battery powered 1/48 scale armored vehicle that Academy came out with. They have a couple of modern ones in their early days release like the Leopard II and M1 Abraham. I still see them in some local stores but I will never dare touch those.

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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

July 14th, 2009, 1:06 pm #5

Yeah they have a rancid Abrams and T-72 etc. Wayyyyyyyy back when they just started out as Minicraft/Academy they did offere a crappy Jagdtiger, King Tiger and some copies of Tamiya kits like the Kanone.
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