CHICAGO, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ — Revell, the world’s leader in model kits, is roaring into 2006’s American International Toy Fair with hot new designs and cool concepts guaranteed to start the engines of kids, motor sports fans, custom car enthusiasts and hobby aficionados of all ages. In 2006 Revell will reveal sizzling product lines inspired by well-known yet unexpected personalities including Drifting pioneer RJ DeVera, famed graffiti artist Swank One and Lowrider king Roberto Espinoza. Riding a wave of excitement, Revell’s newest lines will surprise hobby and model buffs who thought that the company was predictable. "As the world leader in models for more than 60 years, Revell has long been renowned for its top-quality materials, authenticity and design," says Michael Brezette, vice president of marketing for Revell. "However, in 2006 our products have a true element of wide-open creativity and innovation that reflect the freshest trends in underground racing and custom-built street style. This is not your father’s Revell!" Revell’s 2006 product line includes: — The new Drift Masters line features die-cast models, radio-controlled vehicles and slot cars. Drifting is an exciting new genre of racing born in the mountains and canyons of Japan that’s now becoming popular stateside. The Drift Masters line, the result of a partnership with drifting pioneer RJ DeVera, features vehicles with a lack of traction in the rear tires, which enables the "drifting" action. — Top Dog Downhill Dragstrip delivers the excitement of drag racing with authentic countdown lights, roaring engine sounds, split second timer and a steep vertical challenge. Two racers face a head to head challenge as their cars speed down 12′ of track through the finish gate and the first car to cross the finish line is identified in the split second timer. Players can challenge one another or play alone to find out which car in the fleet is the fastest. Top Dog Downhill Dragstrip comes with two cars, but works with almost any 1:64 scale cars. Batteries and AC adapter are not included. — Switchback Racer introduces a new concept in slot car racing, combining the elements of skill, chance, and strategy into live racing action with video game quality graphics. Two cars meet at the starting gate and as soon as the green light flashes the racing and excitement begins! Each driver will faces challenges and obstacles that requires spilt-second decision making, and with a route that constantly changes the cars will embark on an adventure over hills, though winding roads, changing traffic lights and into the dreaded Switchback tunnel. No longer just about speed, Switchback Racer challenges skill, decision making and strategy and gives players the option to race against one another, race against time or number of laps. — The Large line is a collection of die-cast vehicles bearing the art of renowned graffiti artist Swank One. Each Cadillac Escalade, Dodge Magnum, Dodge Charger, and Chrysler 300 comes complete with one-of-a- kind scissor doors and true street style, as well as Swank One’s stamp of approval — his signature on the box. — The latest models in the Lowrider Club line include models of the ’58 Chevy and ’64 Chevy lowrider vehicles built by Roberto Espinoza of the Imperials Car Club, a foremost expert in lowrider building.