Friday, September 8, 2017


I don't ever remember seeing this, but apparently back in 1976, MPC produced a "Fonz Dream Rod" model kit (complete with a figure of Henry "The Fonz" Winkler).

Back in the day many model enthusiasts accused MPC of simply reusing their 1966 "Monkeemobile" kit (from The Monkees TV show), in a shameless effort to cash in on the HUGE (at that time) popularity of TV's Happy Days and all things Fonzie.

Nothing could be further from the truth! Take a good look at both cars. For one thing, the Monkeemobile has a full vinyl top, one that extends from the back of the car all the way across the seating area and attaches to the windshield. 

The Fonz Dream Rod, on the other hand, has a vinyl roof that only extends halfway from the back (which would likely blow off the second the car was driven faster than fifteen miles per hour). The Dream Rod is CLEARLY a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT model kit! How dare anyone accuse MPC of reusing its molds!

Honestly I'm much more interested in finding out how Fonzie acquired a 1966 Pontiac GTO, when he lived in the 1950s.

Thanks to my pal KW Monster for pointing out these kits to me!

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