Ertl is ready for RPRU, special edition Farmall Cub!

Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:43 pm

I Am not sure if anyone else collects these things, but I surely have a mantle full of them. I can't wait to get one of these at the show.

http://www.toytractorshow.com/articles/2007-red-power-round-up-ih--farmall-cub-by-ertl

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Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:52 am

Mine should arrive in the mail in the next few days 8)

Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:18 am

There's one on Ebay already.

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-1-16-Farmall-Cu ... dZViewItem

JimT

Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:22 am

Ken at Carter and Gruenwald has em in stock I believe.

Ertl is ready for RPRU, special edition Farmall Cub!

Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:17 am

I’m rather disappointed in the Farmall cub that the RPRU chose for the 60th anniversary of the Farmall Cub. :(
I think that since they’re celebrating the 60th anniversary, it should look like the 1947 model. :D
It looks more like the results of the Johnny Cash song, “I got it one piece at a time, and it didn’t cost me a dime.” “It’s a 61, 62, 63, 64,……”
Just my rant.
Mark

Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:51 am

I agree wholeheartedly...I have a 49 Cub and am interested in a model that looks more like that. 60th anniversary should look like the 47!

Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:04 am

Except, it's already been done. There is a complete line of Ertl Cubs, one for every era, except the rare 1964 red square hood.

Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:57 am

No one has mentioned how much they are, I'm curious , I would think that they would go cheeper at the show than at dealers or epay.

Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:25 pm

Got mine Friday from Carter Gruenewald Co. $26.00 +$6.00 shipping

Thanks again Ken :D :D

Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:16 pm

I know what you mean about wanting an earlier cub. I think the 47-53 tractors with the ribbed hood, wire front grill, and exhaust stack were the best looking cubs. I wanna say that they modeled a very early cub for the first edition, since it had those round "Cub" logos on the front doglegs. The problem with that toy is that I had to pay $75 for it, and it is hard to find another one. Plus, when you pay $75 for it, you don't want to cut it up or modify it.

Why Ertl never went back to the exhaust stack, or ribbed hood for any future releases is beyond me, except to think that they broke the molds after the special edition run. Stupid move, if you ask me. I doubt we will see new tooling of the old style cub. Seeing a precision Farmall Cub is probably wishful thinking, as well. Perhaps Spec-Cast will do a high-detail version of it, someday. They just did a High-detail John Deere L with a very very nicely done sickle bar mower.
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Will we see a cub like that? Here's to hoping!

quick edit: If you look on the engine and the hydraulic unit of the 56-58 cub, close up with a magnifying glass, you find the numbers 251341R2 and 351981R1 What those numbers come to in an IH parts book, I don't know, but they really took a LOT of time to sneak those details into the tractor.

60 YEARS OF CUBS

Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:14 pm

HEY GUYS

I THINK TO CELEBRATE 60 YEARS THE 47 CUB WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE BUT THEY COULD HAVE LOOKED A THE DEMO CUB WOULD HAVE BEEN REAL COOL :{_}:

48 BARNEY CUB

Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:46 pm

hahaha, check out the post I made on that very subject, about 5 days ago. http://www.toytractortimes.com/messageboard/viewtopic.php?p=178488#178488

Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:36 pm

Buzzard Wing wrote:Ken at Carter and Gruenwald has em in stock I believe.


Got mine last week from Ken. Looks great, nice packaging too!

David C

Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:42 pm

Who said that model replicas of CUB tractors/implements were done being made????

No more hints from me!!

cub replicas

Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:50 pm

How can I order one from Ken?