For decades there are always models that never quite make it to the market.
The reasons can vary widely:
- Because of the high expense to produce the kit.
- Not enough interest in the kit subject.
- Licensing issues that can't be resolved or obtained.
- The model kit was cancelled.
- and many others.
Here are a few that I have seen over the decades, images I've saved for many years. I am sure there are many others I don't know about. But I thought visitors would be interested in these models that almost happened.
Do you know of one to add? Let me know.
I don't remember the exact year, but at one time Dragon Models was going to produce Star Wars Models. I'm guessing the licensing went to Bandai and Revell instead and it didn't happen. But they probably would have been some cool kits.
Lindberg Models (Round2) was at one time going to reissue their Chris Craft Sport Fisherman boat kit. This boat is a large 1/16 scale. They did release another boat, their 1/16 Chris Craft Constellation kit - but didn't follow it up with this one unfortunately.
In 2014 Round2 was going to produce a line of Alien related kits. They did release a figure kit of Kane (with the eggs - more of a well done diorama scene) - but they didn't follow up that one with any other (all new) Alien kits. It's always possible it could still happen, you never know.
Was this Pepsi truck ever produced? I never saw one...
Another one not released - but Round2 did
release the Coke version....
Was Moebius going to make a Captain Kirk figure kit?
At one time Polar Lights thought about making
an Akira class ship from Star Trek.
Did Airfix ever release these Engineer kits?
Monarch Models was supposed to issue this Moon Suit kit - but they went out of business before they could make it.
The IMC model company was supposed to make a comback.
From their box art I am guessing these were from Johan molds.
But as far as I know it has not happened - yet.
Did Lindberg ever issue (or RE-issue) this kit?
Here are two kits that lindberg didn't quite get out the door.
A Dodge Demon Concept Roadster car and the
Dodge Rampage Pickup Truck.
At one time, Atlantis models tried to reissue the Aurora Sealab III model kit. The Aurora molds were in bad shape and needed work. Atlantis tried to raise money to make the repairs through an online service, and they raised quit a bit, but not enough to cover the expense. If I remember right, Atlantis was going to cover half the cost, the pre-orders funds would cover the other half. But there was not enough interest. However, I commend Atlantis for such a valiiant attempt at bringing a unique model back to life.
Did Lindberg ever reissue these Mini-Lindy HO scale cars?
At one time Lindberg was going to reissue 5
classic spaceships in one box !