I saw them in person also, and they are VERY appealing. I don't care for the sizes or the bulky (yet cool by itself) tom mount, but the finish and over all vibe was killer. It reminded me of a theme bike from OCC or something. I like the "difference" about it compared to everything else.
I think they could be highly collectable someday (especially if the total sales numbers end up on the low side or the run is limited), and I also think they might be a big hit in Japan. I THINK a lot of things, but I KNOW I'd take one of those kits in a 'heartbeat'. ....(As my 3rd or 4th kit that is, and I only have 1 now )
I thought they resembled an early bel aire