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Old 09-07-2021, 04:51 PM
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Just confirmed what I paid for a sealed MIB one almost exactly a year ago.
$84.
I wouldn't pay over $100 and that is one of my all time favorite Estes kits.
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Old 09-07-2021, 05:15 PM
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Just confirmed what I paid for a sealed MIB one almost exactly a year ago.
$84.
I wouldn't pay over $100 and that is one of my all time favorite Estes kits.



Yeah, to each his own. I sold the 60s K kit version for $850 bucks back before ebutt was the thing. Actually kits sold for much more then. I recently bought that very one for around $150. Worth it to me. Plus I got the early 70s K kit one in a lot of kits for a steal. But I’m cutting back on collecting now. Had them all over n over again…..
( yeah… had to show it off again….),,,, the built one is my very first one I had as a kid, one like the First year kit one…
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Old 09-07-2021, 10:03 PM
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I like this one.
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I like this one.

Why on earth would you like that one? There's graffiti all over it!

Nice, btw.
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Old 09-08-2021, 11:02 AM
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Nice signed one, Steve.

The Scrambler:2 shown in the pic from Danny is a LOUSY kit. It won't even FIT an egg in the payload. Whomever approved that turd for production should have been BANNED from the industry.
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Nice signed one, Steve.

The Scrambler:2 shown in the pic from Danny is a LOUSY kit. It won't even FIT an egg in the payload. Whomever approved that turd for production should have been BANNED from the industry.

I guarantee I can fit an egg in it.
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Old 09-12-2021, 03:47 PM
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A sealed, first-issue, rainbow paper hang-tag, Estes #1336 ALCM Cruise Missile kit just sold for $52.
THAT is a REALISTIC price, unlike the totally A$ININE $336.00 Space Shuttles, and $224.00 BT55 V2 kits.
There has been a real increase in IDIOT sellers and buyers of kits lately.
YESSSSSSS, people that pay $300+ for Space Shuttle non-rare kits ARE IDIOTS, END of discussion.
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Old 09-12-2021, 05:05 PM
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The end of 1977 was a dark day for discontinuation of Estes kits.
The K29 Saturn 1B, K57 Astron Sky Dart, and K37 Astron Scrambler were all discontinued and missing from the 1978 catalog. That catalog added all the lousy Star Wars kits, which were the most over-produced Estes kits ever.
Those 3 discontinued kits for 1978 are in my top 5 of all Estes kits.
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The end of 1977 was a dark day for discontinuation of Estes kits.
The K29 Saturn 1B, K57 Astron Sky Dart, and K37 Astron Scrambler were all discontinued and missing from the 1978 catalog. That catalog added all the lousy Star Wars kits, which were the most over-produced Estes kits ever.
Those 3 discontinued kits for 1978 are in my top 5 of all Estes kits.


Actually, the most over-produced (Or should that be under-sold) Estes models were anything from the Star Wars Episode 1 product line.

My understanding is that Estes asked LucasFilms to be released from their contract for that product line. LucasFilms was happy to do so. It only cost Estes $17 Million.

The money that went into the Star Wars product development and production was taken away from the NCRBE product line. Had NCRBE received that money the Orbit Starter Set and G70 and F62-9 Dark Star motors would have gone into production.
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Old 09-12-2021, 11:40 PM
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Under sold, maybe.
I seriously doubt production of the Star Wars episode 1 was higher than the original 1978 product line, nor the Star Trek models either. All of those except the Maxi-Brute X-Wing are still constantly available on ebay.
A few months ago I paid $34 for a MIB first-run hang tag R2D2. That is not even keeping with inflation.
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