Thursday, August 21, 2014

Autoworld Has A New Snap-It 1/25 Model Kit General Lee On The Way

Good Ol' Auto World and their Silver Screen Machines line ( under the MPC label) continues to show the General Lee the love with their soon to be released snap together model kit.  The official description reads:

The Dukes of Hazzard's infamous General Lee is being introduced in an all-new snap together kit! With parts molded in orange, tan, black, along with clear and chrome plated parts, modelers of any skill level can easily assemble a great looking replica with no paint or glue required! BRAND NEW TOOLING ensures a perfect fit!

  • Scale: 1/25
  • Skill Level: 1 (ages 8 and up)
  • Snap assembly, no glue or paint required
    • Easy snap assembly, no paint or glue required
    • Body molded in orange
    • Interior molded in tan
    • Chassis molded in black
    • Additional parts in clear and chrome
    • Full Color Decals

I like no paint required, I like new tooling, and I like bold all caps letters! This seems like a great new model that will fill the void for casual and new Dukes fans who want a good, inexpensive General Lee "toy."   I can't wait to see it.  It is supposed to be released in September.  I will keep the world posted.

Friday, August 1, 2014

John and Tom's Christmas Album Kickstarter is Fully Funded!

An update for anyone paying attention, the Kickstarter project that we've all been pushing has been fully funded!  John and Tom's Christmas album will be released and the concerts, rewards, and goodies will all be delivered.  The signed 1/18 General Lees were a huge success and they contributed $4,000 to the total.  All twenty were gone in about two days of being posted.  Two parties ponied up and pledged the $10,000 reward.  Some lucky souls will be having private concerts with the Duke Boys.  If anyone out there is reading, I'd love an invitation to one of those shindigs!  I will be attending the New York concert in early December.  I can't wait.

To help push the Kickstarter project and to discuss their awesome #New01 spot, Auto Trader hosted a live chat on Twitter with our favorite cousins.  It was a whirlwind hour that was a lot of fun with fans getting rare candid interaction with the Duke Boys.  I really enjoyed it and had quite a few of my questions answered by both John and Tom.

What was that John is loving?  Stay tuned to the next post.

As a fun bonus, Tom and John have asked the backers to help name the upcoming album in the comments section of the Kickstarter page.  My suggestion is obvious but not ambiguous; I suggested "Good Ol' Christmas."  I hope they use it!  Can't wait for Christmas time!

John Schneider and Tom Wopat are making a Christmas Album