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Revell GmbH
Company typeGmbH
Founded1943; 81 years ago (1943) in Hollywood
FounderLewis H. Glaser
FateMerged with Monogram in 1986, merger then dissolved and acquired by other companies
ProductsPlastic scale models cars, aircraft, ships, commercial vehicles
BrandsRevell Control [1]
SubsidiariesRevell Plastics GmbH

Revell GmbH is an American-origin manufacturer of plastic scale models, currently based in Bünde, Germany. The original Revell company merged with Monogram in 1986, becoming "Revell-Monogram". The business operated until 2007, when American Revell was purchased by Hobbico, while the German subsidiary "Revell Plastics GmbH" (established in 1956) had separated from the American firm in 2006 until Hobbico purchased it in 2012, bringing the two back together again under the same company umbrella.[1] After the Hobbico demise in 2018, Quantum Capital Partners (QCP) acquired Revell.[2]

Some of the scale products manufactured and commercialised by Revell are cars, aircraft, ships, and commercial vehicles.


Early history[edit]

Lewis H. Glaser, a California entrepreneur, founded a plastics molding firm called "Precision Specialties" in Hollywood in 1943.[a] The company made a variety of products contracted for different companies, the first reportedly being a small washing machine.[3][4][5] One of the first toy-related products were HO scale (1:87) train sets, including locomotives, and a variety of cars along with buildings. The building line was extensive, including a farm group, a suburban passenger station, and a variety of utility structures. Many of these originals were reproduced later in other scales. The toy line was marketed later under the brand name Revell. Reportedly, the name Revell came from the French word reveille meaning "new beginning".[6] The Revell logo at the time was the early relative of today's design.

Gowland and Highway Pioneers[edit]

About 1950, Revell reproduced Maxwell and Ford Model T assembled toys originally designed by the Gowland Brothers in England, a company producing toys since 1932.[7] According to noted collector Cecil Gibson,[8] these did not sell so well in England, but Revell had much better luck with the series in the U.S. The Revell box said, "By John Gowland—creator of Champ and Chu Chu".[9] The 1911 Maxwell and 1910 Model T were about 1:16 scale and called "Action Pull Toys", which consisted of a wound thin metal cord with a plastic handle. The cord was attached through the front of the car to the rear axle. The car's body was hinged, so when the plastic handle was pulled, the car bounced on the floor – with the driver bobbing up and down. The box advertised that these were "Made in Hollywood" and were called Revell "Play Planned" toys.

A young boy paints a Revell model of the South Goodwin Lightship

A couple of years later, these toys were scaled down and modeled as 3/8" to a foot scale (four to five inches) and called "Highway Pioneers Quick Construction" kits—most without the rather cartoonish figures and without the mechanical "action".[7] These new 1:32 toys met with great success and sold much better than the larger Maxwell, even though it was made famous by Jack Benny's radio show, circa 1953. The original larger cars were discontinued and Revell focused on the newer kits, with the Gowland hot air balloon logo still shown on the green, yellow, orange or blue boxes.[9] Box information shows models were offered in at least four series, not including the Maxwell and four other Highway Pioneers released in UK (from the Hudson Miniature molds). Series one consisted of a 1900 Packard, 1903 Ford Model A, 1910 Ford Model T roadster, 1909 Stanley Steamer, and a 1903 Cadillac. Series two was 1914 Stutz Bearcat, 1915 Ford Model T Sedan, 1908 Buick Rumble, 1910 Studebaker, and a 1910 Cadillac (later the Olds delivery was substituted). Series three was the 1904 Oldsmobile (later the 1910 Cadillac was substituted), 1904 Rambler, 1907 Sears, 1910 Pierce Arrow, and a 1911 Rolls-Royce.[7] Series Four included a 1915 Fiat, 1907 Renault, an MGTD, Jaguar 120 and 4,1 L Ferrari. Revell also offered gift sets of the five car series, and a "Collector's Kit" set with ten individually wrapped kits of the Highway Pioneer models in one box.

Models in the "Highway Pioneers" series were commonly retooled and later offered by a number of other companies including Premier, Lincoln International, J & L Randall Ltd ("Merit" brand), Lodela (licensed in Mexico) Crush, and Minicraft. Eventually the original Highway Pioneers tools were acquired by British model train manufacturer Dapol Ltd. The models are currently out of production and reportedly the tooling is located in Wales, headquarters of Dapol, along with redundant tools from Airfix, Kitmaster and Tri-ang Model Land. Some of these copies and knock-offs appeared very early and at the same time Revell was making them.

Revell acquire five non-Gowland designs, like the 1911 Maxwell offered by Hudson Miniatures of Scranton, Pennsylvania, appeared in 1952 under the "Lil' Old Timers" name. The Hudson Miniatures kits usually were manufactured with a small brochure giving historical facts on each vehicle. One preserved example sold around 1953 in Strouss-Hirshbergs for 69 cents; the box advertised the model as a "Quickie-Kit". Revell, GB added these to the Highway Pioneer offerings in similar packaging to other US offering at that time. These five were later marketed by Heller as Cadet series and eventually were adapted with new tires in Germany. Ultimately two of the five and Gowland Rolls-Royce were marketed by SMER.

Other 1950s offerings[edit]

A Revell built model of the SMS Dresden from 1907

In 1953, a replica of the battleship USS Missouri was produced by Revell, its first casting beyond the British Gowland models. Reportedly, their models of U.S. Navy warships were so accurate, that in 1960 it was discovered that the Kremlin had purchased a significant number of different models to help fill in blank spots in their intelligence regarding the design of American warships.[citation needed]

Several jet and propeller aeroplane models followed along with ships (classic and contemporary), jet engines, and in the late 1950s, rockets and spacecraft.[10] This included models of Redstone and other military test missiles and Vanguard, Jupiter and Atlas rockets. Other issues, like the Helios "Nuclear"-powered ship, "Moon Ship", a "Passenger Rocket", a "Space Taxi", and a not-so-incredible "Space Shuttle" were kits more in the science-fiction realm. One site describes the one-time 1959 issue of an envisioned space station as the "Holy Grail" of Revell kits.[11] Infantry figures and various dioramas, especially for railroad setups, were also produced.

A 1:72 scale Revell Heinkel He 111

In the later 1950s, Revell began making more automotive-related models. Beside jet engines, car engine models like the Chrysler Slant-Six were produced. Car models tended toward a more global selection than AMT or MPC or other American plastic model makers, with many European brands produced, including many British makes. One interesting offering came about with a collaboration with AMT making the 1955 and 1956 promotional Buick. The models were atypical for the time in that there was full chassis detail, and bodies were cast in several pieces. Revell made these specifically ready-built for showroom display.[12] Another interesting kit offering related to pop culture, was the 1956 Lincoln Futura concept car – a vehicle that, with out-of-this-world bubble windows, would eventually become George Barris's Batmobile.[13]

The Kustom 1960s[edit]

Starting in the late 1950s, model kits began to veer away strongly from stock presentations and focus on customizing, hot rodding, and racing. The 1960s solidified this direction with almost infinite variations in how a kit could be built. This trend showed both the extensive new marketing reach of the hobby as well as the pervasive individuality portrayed in American car customizing.[14]

A built Cadillac low-rider

Model companies hired big name customizers to create new and striking designs. Just as AMT had hired George Barris and Darryl Starbird, Revell hired Ed "Big Daddy" Roth about 1962 as their new stylist.[9] Hawk Models would use Bill Campbell's "'Weird-Ohs" like "Davey" the wild motor-bike rider and "Digger" the dragster, and later, Monogram would hire designer Tom Daniel. At this time, Roth created the bubble-glassed "Beatnik Bandit" (later made even more famous when produced by Hot Wheels), the double engined "Mysterion", the asymmetrical "Orbitron", the "Outlaw" (a highly styled T bucket), and the "Road Agent". Apart from wheeled wonders, arguably his most famous creation was the "Rat Fink", an anti-Mickey Mouse figure.[15] Roth's Web site reports that in 1963 Revell paid Roth 1 cent for every one of his model kits sold, totaling $32,000.[16][17]

In the early-to-mid-1960s, slot car racing became a fad, and like many other companies, Revell attempted to enter the fray by using its plastic model car bodies with mechanicals underneath—fit for the track. In 1965 Revell acquired International Raceways, planning high grade race tracks that could fill whole rooms.[17] Soon thereafter, the company opened a "Revell Raceway" commercial slot car racing facility at 6840 La Tijera Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, actively demonstrating six track configurations that commercial slot car racing businesses could order for fabrication by Revell, with prices ranging from $2,500 to $8,000. "One of the largest commercial model car raceways in the United States, being approximately 17,000 square feet, it features all the plush appointments and six tracks, the largest being 220 running feet with banked turns up to 60 degrees."[18] It may have been too much too late: the competition was too keen and the slot car hobby was already starting to wane in influence.[9] Slot car kings like Chicago's Strombecker would eventually be purchased by Tootsietoy and end up making simple plastic cars and other toys. By 1967, Revell's experiment in the hobby had racked up a nearly half-million dollar loss[9]

Money troubles and Monogram merger[edit]

White-Fruehauf Mobilgas Tanker; original molds issued in the late 1950s, reissued in 1995

About 1980, as the modeling hobby was weakening in America and sales of plastic kits plummeted, Revell was purchased by French toy company, Generale du Jouet (also known as CEJI), which hoped to take advantage of Revell's European division and presence. Still, Generale du Jouet was having financial troubles of its own, and by 1983 Revell was again spun off.[9]

In 1986, after declining profitability in a new era of video games and cable television, Revell was purchased by Odyssey Partners of New York and folded into Monogram Models of Morton Grove, Illinois, which Odyssey had purchased earlier that year. Its plant in Venice was closed and all its usable assets were transferred to Monogram's Number 2 plant in Des Plaines, Illinois. The new company then moved to Northbrook, Illinois. Due to the worldwide name recognition, Revell has become the primary brand name used on many of its kit lines, and after years of seeing both names on the logo, the Monogram name is now again portrayed separately. The company was then headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States.

Its major American competitors in the plastic model kit market include AMT-Ertl, Lindberg, and Testor.

Revell in Germany[edit]

In 1956, the German subsidiary, "Revell Plastics GmbH", was founded in Bünde, West Germany. During the 1970s, this company started developing and manufacturing its own lines of model kits independently and outside the direct control of Revell, USA. These models were imported into the United States, and some of the newer kits earned a reputation for high quality. However, the "German" kits are now produced only in Eastern Europe or China under the German Revell label. Once known as Revell AG, the German company has now changed to the legal form of GmbH & Co. KG. Revell Germany became independent after its formal separation from Revell-Monogram LLC in September 2006, but was purchased by Hobbico early in 2012, bringing both Revells back into the same company once again. While separate, the German products continued to be advertised on the American company web site, and its logo was almost identical to that of Revell in the United States. When it comes to total revenue, the German company ranked somewhat above the former American parent company.

Revell Europe Mercedes-Benz Unimog

Besides an array of airplane and military kits, Revell Germany has also made a variety of 1:24 and 1:18 scale accurately rendered pre-assembled die-cast model cars. These were first produced in the late 1980s and were typical Porsche, Ferrari, BMW and Mercedes-Benz offerings with some Corvettes and a 1965 Mustang.[19] Starting around 2000, the company simplified its diecast line calling it simply, "Revell Metal", as opposed to plastic seen in the kits. These later models have mostly been earlier German vehicles, with a focus on micro-cars. Examples are the Lloyd Alexander, Messerschmitt Kabinroller KR 200, BMW Isetta, and a very authentic looking DKW Junior.

Revell Europe 1:18 scale metal Fiat 500 and Fiat 600 Rally

Some models, like the Goggomobil T250 and the BMW Isetta came in a couple of trim versions. The Goggomobil appeared in a closed roof, austerely basic model as well as an open "cloth" roofed fancy decor version with whitewall tyres and chrome grille, which was probably not the popular model with less affluent German consumers of the real car just following World War II. The Isetta is appealing in miniature with opening front access door and 'tilt-away' steering wheel. The model also features a removable side panel next to the location of the tiny engine. The BMW was available in several colors – with and without rear luggage rack and also in a special yellow 'Bundespost' (German Mail) version.

Some of the larger vehicles featured have been the mid-1950s Mercedes-Benz 180 "ponton" sedan and a variety of European Fords, mainly from the 1960s. The postwar decade cars' interiors are consistently authentically decorated in period grey and white colours typical of the austerity of the times. A couple of more modern diecast models have been a VW Scirocco, BMW 850i coupe and an Acura NSX. Generally, German Revell diecast models all have opening doors, hoods and trunks.

Revell Germany also incorporated former Matchbox models from the UK. In 1977, they also acquired all the Axis Powers model tooling of the former Frog (Tri-ang / Air Lines) brand, as its new Soviet owners (NOVO) did not want anything resembling "fascist" symbols.[citation needed]

Recent history[edit]

In 1994, Revell-Monogram was purchased by Hallmark Cards as part of its Binney and Smith division (the owners of famous Crayola crayons).[20] In September of 2001 Binney & Smith completed the sale of Revell-Monogram off to Alpha International. Alpha International is a Cedar Rapids, Iowa based company that specialized in diecast and collectible products.   Just a short year later, Alpha sells Revell-Monogram off to Gearbox Toys also of Cedar Rapids.. On May 2, 2007, Hobbico, Inc. announced it had acquired American Revell-Monogram, LLC, corporate owner of the Revell name.[21] The Revell name now stands alone in the company logo, without the Monogram name also present, though Monogram still exists as an important line of models in the Revell catalogue. Hobbico also acquired Revell of Germany in 2012, reuniting the two brands under one banner, but often models sold in the U.S. show Revell Germany as the parent with Hobbico nowhere labeled.

On January 10, 2018, Hobbico, Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection.[22]

On April 13, 2018, Revell USA temporarily ceased operations while they reorganized. On April 17, 2018, it was announced that international investment group Quantum Capital Partners (QCP) would be taking over operations of Revell.[23][24] Their US-based tooling was sold to Atlantis Models, based in New York. Currently, Revell USA operates in conjunction with Carrera under the joint name "Carrera-Revell". The company operates out of New Jersey and is regularly releasing new products.

As of 2023, the majority of Revell products are manufactured in Poland and China.

Product lines[edit]

Military miniatures[edit]

1/35 Military miniatures[edit]

List of all Revell 1/35 Military miniatures[25]
Kit number Model Release year In production Comment
03237 Pz. Kpfw. 35(t) 2013 Yes Rebox with new decals
03238 Bergepanther (Sd.Kfz. 179) 2013 Yes Rebox with new decals
03239 - - -
03240 Leopard 1 2015 Yes
03241 GTK Boxer sgSanKfz 2015 Yes Rebox with new parts
03242 Dingo 2 GE A3.3 PatSi 2015 Yes Rebox with new parts
03243 Leopard 2A5/A5NL 2015 Yes Rebox with new decals
03244 T-34/76 (model 1943) 2015 Yes Rebox with new decals
03245 ZiL-131 2015 Yes Rebox with new decals
03246 British 4x4 Off-Road Vehicle "Series III (109"/LWB)" 2015 Yes Rebox with new decals
03247 German Staff Car Type 82 E 2015 Yes Rebox with new decals
03248 "Stuka zu Fuß" Sd.Kfz. 251/1 Ausf. B 2016 Yes Rebox with new decals
03249 Henschel Turret Tiger II Ausf.B 2016 Yes Rebox with new decals
03250 German Truck Type 2,5-32 2016 Yes Rebox with new decals
03251 - - - See 1/72 scale
03252 - - - See 1/72 scale
03253 German Staff Car Type 82 Kuebelwagen 2017 Yes Rebox with new decals
03254 Tank Hunter Sd.Kfz. 184 ELEFANT 2017 Yes Rebox with new decals
03255 Sd.Kfz. 167 StuG IV 2017 Yes Rebox
03256 TPz 1 Fuchs A4 2017 Yes Rebox with new decals
03257 LKW 5t. mil gl 2017 Yes Rebox
03258 Leopard 1A1 2017 Yes Rebox with new parts
03259 Armoured Scout Vehicle P204(f) Pz.Sp.Wg. P204(f) 2017 Yes Rebox with new decals
03260 M34 Tactical Truck + Off-Road Vehicle 2017 Yes Rebox with new decals
03261 2016 Yes Rebox with new decals

*This list is incomplete, please help out and add more products

1/72 and 1/76 Military miniatures[edit]

List of all Revell 1/72 and 1/76 Military miniatures[25]
Kit number Model Release year In production Comment
032xx - - - -
03251 Sd.Kfz. 141/1 Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. L 2016 Yes Rebox with new decals
03252 Sd.Kfz. 11 + 7.5 cm Pak 40 2016 Yes Rebox with new decals
03300 LKW 5t. mil gl (4x4 Truck) 2014 Yes Rebox with new parts
03301 Russian Battle Tank T-90A 2014 Yes Rebox with new parts
03302 T-34/85 2014 Yes Rebox with new decals
03303 Topol SS-25 Sickle 2016 Yes Rebox with new decals
03304 T-55 A/AM 2016 Yes -
03305 M109 G 2017 Yes -
03306 T-55 AM/AM2B 2017 Yes Rebox with new parts
03307 Leopard 1A5 + Biber 2017 Yes Set
03308 Challenger I 2017 Yes Rebox with new decals
03309 German A4/V2 Rocket 2018 Yes Rebox with new decals
03310 201 Yes Rebox with new decals

*This list is incomplete, please help out and add more products


Aircraft in 1/48 scale[edit]

List of all Revell Aircraft model kits in 1/48 scale[26]
Kit number Model Release year In production Comment
- - - - -
03811 Beechcraft Model 18 2023 Yes Rebox with new decals
03813 Dassault Mirage 2000C 2023 Yes Rebox with new decals
03814 Dornier Do 217J 1/2 2023 Yes Rebox with new decals
0381 - - - -

Aircraft in 1/72 scale[edit]

List of all Revell Aircraft model kits in 1/72 scale[26]
Kit number Model Release year In production Comment
15995 F-15E Strike Eagle 2023 Yes Rebox with new decals
- - - - -

Aircraft in 1/32 scale[edit]

List of all Revell Aircraft model kits in 1/32 scale[26]
Kit number Model Release year In production Comment
03821 Bell AH-1G Cobra 2022 - Rebox with new decals
03827 D.H. 82 Tiger Moth 2022 - -
03851 Hawker Tempest Mk.V 2020 - Rebox with new decals
03852 BAe Hawk T2 2021 - Rebox with new parts
03867 Bell UH-1D `Goodbye Huey` 2021 - Rebox with new decals
03888 Bell X-1 Supersonic Aircraft 2019 - Rebox with new decals
03874 Focke Wulf Fw190 A-8/R-2 "Sturmbock" 2019 Yes Rebox with new parts
03926 Focke Wulf Fw190 A-8, A-8/R11 Nightfighter 2017 - -
04869 Focke Wulf Fw190 F-8 2015 - -
04968 Hawker Hurricane Mk. IIb 2023 Yes -
04969 Airbus H145 ADAC Luftrettung 2023 Yes Rebox with new parts
04994 F/A-18E Super Hornet 2019 - -
- - - - -

Civilian Aircraft in various scale[edit]

List of all Revell Civilian Aircraft model kits[26]
Kit number Model Release year In production Comment
03810 Alpha Jet 50th Anniversary (3 Kits) 2023 No Not yet released
- - - - -


1/24 and 1/25 Cars[edit]

Revell's McLaren 570s. Kit 07051 from 2014

Revell has produced a large number of car model kits over the year mostly in 1/24 and 1/15 scale.

List of all Revell 1/24 and 1/25 Cars[27]
Kit number Model Release year In production Comment
07050 VW T1 Samba Bus Flower Power 2017 Yes Rebox
07051 McLaren 570S 2016 Yes -
07052 - - - -
07053 Citroën 2CV "Sausss Ente" 2016 Yes -
07054 - - - -
07055 - - - -
07056 Land Rover Series III LWB Commercial 2015 Yes -
07057 Audi R8 2015 Yes -
07058 Porsche Carrera RS 3.0 2015 Yes -
07059 2013 Camaro ZL 1 2015 Yes -
07060 2014 Corvette Stingray 2015 Yes -
07061 2014 Ford Mustang GT Pre-painted body 2015 Yes Rebox with new parts
07062 201 Yes -
07063 Porsche Carrera Cabrio 2014 Yes Rebox with new decals
07064 Mini Cooper Winner Rally Monte Carlo 1964 2014 Yes Rebox with new parts
07065 '65 Ford Mustang 2+2 Fastback 2014 Yes -
07066 Lamborghini Diablo VT 2014 No Rebox
07067 '53 Corvette Roadster 2014 No Rebox
07068 Chevy Impala Police Car 2014 No Rebox with new decals
07069 Corvette C5-R Compuware 2014 Yes Rebox
07070 Trabant 601 Universal 2014 Yes Rebox
0707 201 Yes -

*This list is incomplete, please help out and add more products

Motorcycles series[edit]

1/8, 1/9 and 1/12 Motorcycles[edit]

Revell's Kawasaki ZX-7RR Kit 07909 from 1998

Revell has made scale model kits of motorcycles in several scales, including 1/8, 1/9 and 1/12.

List of all Revell Motorcycles
Kit number Model Release year In production Comment
07900 Ducati 916 SP 1996 No -
07901 Harley-Davidson FXSTS Springer Softail 1996 No -
07902 BMW R75/5 1996 No -
07903 Harley-Davidson FXSTB Bad Boy 1998 No -
07904 Harley-Davidson XLH Sportster 1200 1997 -
07905 Kawasaki ZX-7RR 1997 No -
07906 Kawasaki ZX-7RR Superbike 1998 No Rebox of 07905 with new decals
07907 Ducati 996 SBK 1997 No Rebox of 07900 with new decals
07908 Ducati 996 Superbike 1998 No Rebox of 07900 with new decals
07909 Kawasaki ZX-7RR 1998 No Rebox of 07906 with new decals
07910 - - - -
07911 - - - -
07912 Cagiva V 594 1997 No -
07913 BMW R 1200 C cruiser 1999 No -
07914 BMW R1100R Roadster 1999 No -
07915 US Police Motorbike 2017 Yes Rebox
07916 MV Agusta 750 F4 2000 No -
07917 Honda VTR 1000 SP-1 - No Cancelled, never released
07918 Harley-Davidson Special Issue Springer Softail 1999 No -
07919 Ducati 996 Fogarty Winner 99 2000 No Rebox of 07900 with new decals
07920 Vincent Black Shadow (Serie C) 2002 - Rebox
07921 - - - -
07922 Triumph Tiger 100 2003 - Rebox
07923 Ducati Monster S4 2003 - -
07924 - - - -
07925 Suzuki RG 500 2004 - -
07926 Honda CB 72 "Super Sports" 2004 - -
07927 Honda RC211V Repsol Honda Team Riders: Valentino Rossi & Tohru Ukawa 2004 No -
07928 Custom Chopper "Aces Wild" 2007 - Rebox
07929 Honda RC211V Cresini Movistar Team Riders: Sele Gibernau & Daijiro Kato - Yes -
07930 YAMAHA YZR-M1 Rider: Valentino Rossi 2005 No -
07931 Custom Chopper Crusader 2007 - -
07932 Custom Chopper Bone Daddy - - -
07933 Custom Chopper Gambler 2008 - -
07934 Norton Manx 500cc - - -
07935 MV Agusta 500cc (3 cylinder) 2005 No Rebox
07936 Honda RC211V 2005 No -
07937 US Touring Bike - - -
07938 BMW R75/5 2018 - -
07939 Honda CBX 400 F 2018 Yes Rebox
07940 BMW R75/5 Police 2019 Yes Rebox
07941 Yamaha 250 DT-1 Yes Rebox
07978 Vespa 125 Primavera 1995 No -

Movie and Tv-related model kit series[edit]

Star Wars[edit]

Revell's The Mandalorian Razor Crest. Kit 08781 from 2021

Revell is licensed for producing Star Wars kits. They are also competing (as well as collaborating) with the Japanese manufactureer Bandai which also has a license.[28]

List of all Revell Star Wars miniatures[29]
Kit number Model Release year In production Comment
- - - - -
08777 Poe's Boosted X-Wing Fighter 2019 Yes Rebox
08778 Star Wars Millennium Falcon 2019 Yes Rebox
08779 X-Wing Fighter 2020 Yes Rebox
06780 Darth Vader's TIE Fighter 2020 Yes Rebox
06781 The Mandalorian Razor Crest 2021 Yes -
06782 Outland TIE Fighter 2021 Yes Rebox with new parts
06783 Grogu - The Child 2022 Yes
06784 Din Djarin - The Bounty Hunter 2022 Yes
06785 Boba Fett’s Starship The Book of Boba Fett 2022 Yes Rebox with new parts
06787 The Mandalorian N1 Starfighter 2023 Yes -

*This list is incomplete, please help out and add more products

Star Trek[edit]

List of all Revell Star Trek model kits[30]
Kit number Model Release year In production Comment
04880 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 2011 No -
04881 Klingon Battle Cruiser D7 2011 No -
04882 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 INTO DARKNESS 2013 Yes -
04991 Star Trek The Original Series U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 2019 Yes Rebox
04992 U.S.S. Voyager 2019 Yes Rebox

James Bond 007[edit]

List of all Revell James Bond 007 model kits[31]
Kit number Model Release year In production Comment
05653 Aston Martin DB5 007 Goldfinger 2023 Yes Rebox
05654 Eurocopter Tiger "Golden Eye" James Bond 007 2023 Yes Rebox
05662 James Bond BMW Z8 2023 Yes Rebox
05663 James Bond Citroen 2 CV Gift Set 2023 Yes Rebox
05664 James Bond Ford Mustang I „Diamonds are forever“ Gift Set 2023 Yes Rebox
05665 James Bond Space Shuttle "Moonraker" Gift Set 2023 Yes Rebox

Top Gun Maverick[edit]

List of all Revell Top Gun Maverick model kits[32]
Kit number Model Release year In production Comment
03864 Maverick's F/A-18E Super Hornet 1/48 2020 Yes Rebox with new decals
03865 Maverick's F-14A Tomcat 1/48 2020 Yes Rebox with new decals
04965 Top Gun Maverick's F/A-18 Hornet Easy Click 1/72 2020 Yes Rebox with new decals
05677 Maverick's F-14D Tomcat & F/A-18E Super Hornet - Movie Set 1/72 2020 Yes Rebox with new decals

In popular culture[edit]

In the movie Back to the Future, George McFly's past self in 1955 has a Revell 1/120 B-29 model.[33]

Boxes of Revell models make background appearances in The Thing.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Due to conflicting claims published by Revell US and Revell of Germany, the date of Revell's founding is disputed. According to the official Revell of Germany website, Revell was founded in 1943.[34] While Revell US itself claims that it was founded in 1945.[35] The confusion is probably due to the earlier establishment of the firm Precision Specialties and exactly when the name changed over to Revell. Both Revell US and Revell of Germany existed together until Revell of Germany became independent in 2006.[34] Hobbico acquired Revell US in 2007 and it also acquired Revell of Germany in 2012, reuniting the brand under Hobbico.[36]


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  13. ^ Jefferis, David (2010). "Double Bubble Dream Car from 1955". Modelbouw Expert.
  14. ^ DeWitt, John (2002). Cool Cars, High Art: The Rise of Kustom Culture. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.
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