From time to time, I’ve seen Fascinations / Metal Earth ask on their various social medias for suggestions for models, and I’ve seen a lot of good ideas. But I wonder how much interest there is in each idea / genre. So I thought that – seeing as I now have a blog – I could try gathering answers to that question on my own. Of course if I make it open-ended, it would end up with the same results: everyone adding their own ideas, ideas being duplicated, and not much of a view into the level of interest in any specific ideas. So I decided to put together a list of models / model genres in a cheeky sort of way. I’ve tried to capture as many of the most common items I’ve seen suggested (or suggested myself). Apologies if I haven’t covered your top-interest items in the list.
I may even share the results of this poll with the little birdie I know on the inside (or they may see it on their own). Who knows, maybe it might help some of the underdogs get considered. Keep in mind, though, that when it comes to making a model a reality, licensing can be the biggest obstacle, so even if there’s a huge amount of support for an idea, if the owner of the source material is not open to licensing it, then it’s not going to happen.
And just in case you are worried, I’m not going to use this information for anything nefarious. I’m just curious about the spread of interest in the community.
I would love to see the SpaceX Dragon and NASA’s Orion capsules added to the Boeing Starliner. I also think that a fully loaded double-decker car transporter would make for an amazing build!
I personally think you need a Wookiee!!!!!
Big fan of a Hogwarts castle idea, would be cool if it was made up of modular smaller models and combined into into the full castle, more details and more build time 🙂 ( not so cool on the bank balance though)
Although I fear this would just add to more exclusives, I’d love to see Disney ride cars. The Indiana Jones jeep, the Big Thunder Mtn train, the Matterhorn bobsleds, etc.
Beats trashcans anyday.
Well played! lol
You left out anything racing like F1, NASCAR, Top fuel dragsters and funnycars, older can-am racers, sprint cars, race cars old and new, racing bikes…. there is so much more!!!
I knew I would forget to cover some obvious ones! Sorry about that. Maybe if I ever do this again sometime, I’ll include that. Or do some better research (rather than just going off memory) and parse through the various reddit, instagram and facebook threads to get a more objective list. Thanks for participating!
Would be nice if they get inspired from the Grendizer universe (robots).
Hmmmm… interesting. I’ve not been exposed to this universe, but I’ve never been a big fan of anime. But I definitely don’t mind robot models!