I have eagerly purchased every "new" release from Fujimi, including many (if not all) of the subsequent variants but the new marketing strategy goes too far. To be clear, I was ecstatic when Fujimi released the first Ferrari 126 and I have been grateful for each and every new release..... Until now.
The assembly instructions for the "new" Sauber C30 Monaco are now up at Hobby Search and the "new" Monaco kit not only has an engine but it has sidepod ducts and radiators (all of which are conspicuously absent from the initial release -- but with the benefit of hindsight must have been designed when the kit was first designed).
I think it is unfair and a poor business tactic to release a kit "curbside" and then re-release the kit a few months later with full detail (and, no, I do not think that is a licensing issue, I think it is yet another way for Fujimi to sell the same car over and over again).
To be clear, I have no problem with Fujimi issuing the "such and such GP version" or the "skeleton version" or even a "grade-up" version of the same car ad infinitum, but to make a kit that is clearly designed from the outset to include an engine (and radiators) and then release it first as a curb-side and then again a few months later with the extra bits is just wrong.
When the "full" version of the McLaren is out, I will buy exactly one of them. Thereafter, I will not be purchasing a Fujimi kit that is engine-free and I will only grudginly buy the (inevitable) later "full" release until such time as Fujimi stops this unethical marketing tactic.
BTW, Fujimi -- please don't stop making more F1 kits! Just don't screw your best customers! :-)