The world's largest scale plastic model kit manufacturer Revell Inc. today announced an exclusive three-year licensing agreement with acclaimed custom car designer Chip Foose that will add six new model car kits to its existing Foose collection. Two will replicate Foose's real-world car designs, complete with original tooling, for the first time ever in the scale plastic model marketplace. The other four will be re-issues of earlier Revell model kits that will be Foose-ified with Chip's personal design modifications.
Revell's first ever pre-decorated model glue kits featuring Foose designs, the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette C7 and Dodge Challenger SRT8, will be released in Q4 2015. They will feature Foose-created paint schemes, wheel designs and special Foose renderings used only on the Revell box art.
The two exclusive Foose cars will be selected by Foose fans and Foose himself from a list of six Foose masterpieces: his 1934 Ford Mercury-inspired "Stallion", 1935 "Grand Master" Chevy Master Sedan, 1936 "Impression" Ford based roadster, 1965 "Impostor" Impala, 1956 Ford F100 pickup and Hemisfear custom supercar coupe. Collectively, the six candidates have won six major industry awards, including the prestigious Detroit Autorama Ridler award and America's Most Beautiful Roadster (AMBR) award. Voting will open on the Revell and Foose social media sites in June 2015.
The series will include full glue and paint model kits as well as Revell's first Foose pre-decorated glue kits. It will be released over a three-year period.
"Chip Foose is an icon in the custom car world and admired by every car enthusiast, including our customers. Being able to work on his cars through our kits gives builders an up close look at the details of Chip's designs," said Lou Aguilera, Revell VP and General Manager. "Our new Foose kits will give both the casual model builder and hard-core enthusiast more opportunities to do that, 'own' their own Chip Foose cars, and have the thrill of 'building' them just as Chip does with his full-scale, one-of-a-kind vehicles."
"I grew up making models, and it put me on the path to being a car designer," Foose said. "Partnering with Revell lets me share the pleasure of both model building and custom car design with others, including people who have seen my work at car shows or on TV programs like Overhaulin'. Revell's model kits make it possible for anyone to literally get their hands on the one of my car designs."
About Revell Inc.
Revell has been a worldwide leader in scale plastic model kits since 1945. Today, Revell offers more than 7,000 different accurately detailed cars, trucks, ships, aircraft, spacecraft and more scale plastic model kits. The company is a subsidiary of Hobbico, Inc. one of the largest designer, manufacturer and distributor of radio control and model hobby products in the world. For more information, visit www.revell.com.
About Chip Foose and Foose Design
Chip Foose is the creative head and driving force behind Foose Design, an automotive and product development company specializing in illustrations, graphics, fabrication and the complete construction of automobiles and automotive related products. Founded in 1998, Foose Design products and creative services are available to individuals, TV and film companies and automotive manufacturers. For more information, visit www.chipfoose.com.