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AMT’s Graveyard Ghoul Duo Rises Again!

posted by Ken Holewczynski 10:25 AM
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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AMT’s association with the King of Kustomizers, George Barris, goes back decades and has produced some of the greatest cars (and model kits) of all time. Many of Barris’ cars became some of AMT’s most popular kits and his input helped develop optional “kustomizing” parts in various models.

But perhaps two of his most famous cars were developed for TV and even people who aren’t custom car enthusiasts recognize The Drag-U-La And Munster Coach. Originally issued during the show’s primetime run, the model kits of these cars have stayed in demand over the years.

This year, AMT is issuing a new Barris Commemorative Edition of The Drag-U-La and the Barris Koach (as it’s now called). We’ve given the Retro Deluxe treatment to the original “Graveyard Ghoul Duo” kit, but this time with a twist. The box now features new, brighter colors and will be wrapped in a special reflective side band.

barris cards

Also included is a special full color postcard featuring either the Drag-U-La or Barris Koach and one card is randomly inserted into each kit.

With the Drag-U-La molded in gold pearl plastic and the Barris Koach molded in midnight black, this is going to be one ghoulishly great kit!

5 Responses to “AMT’s Graveyard Ghoul Duo Rises Again!”

  1. When will these kits be available

  2. Jo says:

    Cool to see these. On a similar subject > Jamie we’ve effectively had most of the popular old Corgi toys up-scaled to 1/18 (such as the Batmobile and Monkeymobile) but what about Kojaks Buick? I think this is long overdue in kit form and especially large diecast.

    Plus of course all the other variants that could be done from it such as the NYPD version in metallic blue etc. Could you pass this on to the guys at Autoworld?

    • JamieH says:

      I didn’t write this particular post. Sometimes I deal in movie cars (Batmobiles, Back To The Future) and sometimes I don’t (Dukes, Knight Rider). But your suggestion piqued my interest enough to go see what you were talking about. Hmmm… a brown 4-door sedan… Why not something like a convertible Caddy like Boss Hogg drove? It seems like that car is the missing link among Dukes-related cars… Anyway, that is where my head is at.
      I’ll be sure that John G. who handles most of our car kits notes your suggestion. He knows better than me when it comes to car kits.

      • crowe-t says:

        Jamie, I really like your suggestion of the convertible Caddy like Boss Hogg drove.

        Jo-Han put out a 1968 convertible Cadillac Deville in the early 1980’s, however Boss Hogg drove a 1970 Cadillac Deville.

        Whether your building a Boss Hogg replica or just building a ‘regular’ 1970 Cadillac Deville convertible, it’s not such an easy task. The original Jo-Han 1970 Cadillac Deville(hardtop) kit’s are impossible to find and finding a dealer promo ’70 Deville isn’t easy either.

        I would love, and I’m sure many builders would agree, for you(Round 2) to create a new tool for a 1970 Cadillac Deville convertible. This is a much needed kit among (car) model builders. I would certainly buy a few.

      • Jo says:

        Thanks Jamie. At first glance maybe it doesn’t appear to be a very glamorous car but this was a very popular toy when it came out in the 70s and people of a certain age who grew up with it (alongside the other cars Corgi did like the Batmobile, Torino, DB5 and Monkeemobile) would be the target buyers I was thinking of with this. Probably the age group who bought the 1/18 scale Batmobile and Monkeemobile etc over the past few years. I also think manufacturers have a tendency to overlook things as they don’t think they’re sporty or glamorous enough but sometimes people like more ordinary cars. Plus of course other colours could be done too and I think the car became a more bronze than brown later in the show. I think a 1/18 diecast would be the best route though to match the others like the Batmobile and Monkeemobile.

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