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I was thinking, if we could get a lot of people on here to send emails to Lionel about the Hood Open series, mabey we can get them back for the 2013 season, anyone intrestead reply to this thread so we can get something going

ps i cant spell worth a crap so dont tell me about it thanks
 

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I'm on board with that idea. As @vic stated, I'm not sure they would start making them because we ask. However, it is worth a try.
 

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HO 1/64's means an increase in price. You go from $6 to probably around $10-$12. That likely means sales drop, and less cars get produced. That also means more whining from 1/64 collectors because less cars get produced. I don't see it happening.
 

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They were a nice a nice item to offer to collectors.They were expensive in there day.They would be even more expensive now.Lionel is looking at what they can mass produce for the least amount of money in the 1:64 market.You need to have all price points covered.

I dont see a 1:64 H.O that cost almost $15.00 after shipping from RCCA per car lasting very long and appealing to very many collectors.
 

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they made them upto 2010
 

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HO 1/64's means an increase in price. You go from $6 to probably around $10-$12. That likely means sales drop, and less cars get produced. That also means more whining from 1/64 collectors because less cars get produced. I don't see it happening.
i didnt say get rid of the gold series.
 

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i didnt say get rid of the gold series.
So even worse, you split the market, reducing demand for the gold series. I have two local dealers here with tons of HO 1/64's left on the pegs that they can't give away. The 1/64 market is mostly a younger collector's market, which means less income, and a higher priced product just doesn't meet those collectors' needs.
 

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last year was the first year since 2007 that more than 30 sprint cup drivers cars got made. I prefer not seeing the H/O Scale, When they had the wing, It broke off too easy.
 

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JMO The Gold Series and making every driver is detrimental to the industry just as it is in the 1:24 scale.

I know every fan wants there driver made.But when certain distributors are continually taking whatever they can get for a 1:24 cars let alone 1:64s and they show up flooding the market for cents on the dollar that the ruins the collectibility.

Also when you are stuck with previous years product that you cant move it makes it real tough to go out and spend money on the same driver again.
 

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Was 2009 the last year they made them?
Heather I believe it was the last year for the RCCA elites was in 2008 but I am not too sure. Action then produced the "platinum" series which was hood open but they were not RccA. Billy Kingsley probably knows more than me on it and could give better info. But I was referring to RccA on my original comment
 

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I still look for older hood open Earnhardt rcca 1/64 on GMB.
However, I do not go whole hog after Jrs stuff, just too many to keep up with.

Since 1/64 Winners Circle, and RCCA hood opened are no longer,
I can focus on Elites or 1/24, but have cut way back on that also.
Keeping 2 sons under 23 years old in REAL cars is now quite the expense
 

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1 of the worst things possible is those special finishes! Take out maybe 2-4+ of those special finishes and you can make a few drivers HO 1/64's or more of a variety of 1/64 and 1/24 drivers. ( teams like Front Row Motorsports, Tommy Baldwin Racing, Phoenix racing, and yes I know about the trust fund or whatever its called)
 

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1 of the worst things possible is those special finishes! Take out maybe 2-4+ of those special finishes and you can make a few drivers HO 1/64's or more of a variety of 1/64 and 1/24 drivers. ( teams like Front Row Motorsports, Tommy Baldwin Racing, Phoenix racing, and yes I know about the trust fund or whatever its called)
I agree, I have never understood the attraction to special finishes. If there was no such thing as them, we would probably have the smaller teams represented and almost all of the alternate paint schemes made.
 
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