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Old 03-18-2018, 06:53 PM
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In the Atlanta area, at least, TrU hasn't sold rockets in at least a decade. 20 years ago I used to buy my Blast-Off flight packs from them. They were generally 35% off retail everyday.


Yep, I recall several stores having these, around '97 or so, and at better prices than online at that time!

Also, they had *blister pak* six packs of motors, all the same type. Used to score C6-3s when available (which was not that often). And, those were like $9 each, making them an even better deal.

Haven't been in one of those places in a loooong time now, probably wouldn't recognize it.
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I'm gonna have to look that up.
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Kay Bee Toys (see: http://www.google.com/search?source...1.0.0whvBzEknpw ) is planning to come back, which I first heard a news story about a few hours ago. They also want to stock their previous vendors' products as well as new ones. I bought model rocket supplies from one, which was well-stocked with kits, starter sets, and motors.
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Kay-Bee Toys is the company that took over all the Circus World toy stores in all the malls.
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Kay-Bee Toys is the company that took over all the Circus World toy stores in all the malls.
I only learned of Circus World's previous existence last night, in one of the articles about Kay-Bee Toys (south Florida may not have been one of their regions).
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IIRC, I bought up a bunch of clearance Cobra packaged motors from a mall K&B years ago. Seems like they were about a buck a pack. I can't remember if they were going out of business or just getting rid of rocketry items.
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IIRC, I bought up a bunch of clearance Cobra packaged motors from a mall K&B years ago. Seems like they were about a buck a pack. I can't remember if they were going out of business or just getting rid of rocketry items.
According to the Wikipedia article, they went out of business in 2009. The purchase I made from one of their south Florida (South Miami, if memory serves) stores was in the mid-1990s. At the time I bought several packs of motors, which were on sale, but it was a summer sale rather than a clearance sale.
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According to the Wikipedia article, they went out of business in 2009. The purchase I made from one of their south Florida (South Miami, if memory serves) stores was in the mid-1990s. At the time I bought several packs of motors, which were on sale, but it was a summer sale rather than a clearance sale.


I don't think it was as recent as 2009. If it was a going out of business sale, it was probably just for that particular mall store. Most likely the store was discontinuing rocketry products, or the newer non-cobra packaging motors were out and they were getting rid of old style stock. I just don't remember. I should, because I've only bought large bunches of clearance motors a few times. Pink packaged motors once, Cobra packaged motors once, and at Walmart a few times with their special retail packaging (wadding included, two motor packs, etc.).
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I don't think it was as recent as 2009. If it was a going out of business sale, it was probably just for that particular mall store. Most likely the store was discontinuing rocketry products, or the newer non-cobra packaging motors were out and they were getting rid of old style stock. I just don't remember. I should, because I've only bought large bunches of clearance motors a few times. Pink packaged motors once, Cobra packaged motors once, and at Walmart a few times with their special retail packaging (wadding included, two motor packs, etc.).
I may never have seen the pink packaged motors (I had some of the old "three motors with wadding" packs, from Michael's Crafts and Wal-Mart). I vaguely recall Estes motors with artistic, multi-color ink, "multi-copy character" printing (of the motor designations printed on their casings) in the 1990s and 2000s; I don't know if those were of the Cobra style.
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I don't think it was as recent as 2009. If it was a going out of business sale, it was probably just for that particular mall store. Most likely the store was discontinuing rocketry products, or the newer non-cobra packaging motors were out and they were getting rid of old style stock. I just don't remember. I should, because I've only bought large bunches of clearance motors a few times. Pink packaged motors once, Cobra packaged motors once, and at Walmart a few times with their special retail packaging (wadding included, two motor packs, etc.).


They had regular rocketry clearances since the late 80's. I've recently sold the last little bit of 80's rocket kits I was hoarding from a KayBee sale back in 1988. I wish I knew then what I've known for the past 15 years of eBay and had bought a lot more of it. There were lots of Centuri kits at the KayBee in Athens and I ignored them. I still have a LTV Scout I bought at a KayBee in Guelph, Ontario in 1991, though its torn bag disqualifies it from being much of a collectors item.
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