I see at least 2 pieces of it in the upper right corner. Didn't really examine the picture that much. Saw a mammoth, trike, and spiked, and jumped on the deal ($24.50 after shipping is added in) Then I went back and looked again, and saw the armored dino, and the mammoth base. There are also a bunch of tar pit parts. Can't wait for the package to come in, so I can see what all is in there.
Ok, got the box this weekend. Just took a quick look so far.
Complete reissues glued and partially painted. Armored dino, spiked dino, trike. Also, a reissue mammoth, that has a full base with nameplate, but no tree.
Also an original armored base (both halves), giant bird nameplate, original rex nameplate, Most of a tar pit, minus the vulture. What looks to be an almost complete cave painted and some stuff glued, and some trees and stuff for the swamp.
So, I'd say I did pretty good. Wish the stuff wasn't glued, but I can still work with a lot of this stuff.
Giant bird with box + tiger and box. Both built, but the big thing for me is the tiger has a Canadian box and instruction sheet. And the box looks really nice. The seller had some other really nice boxes in other auctions but I just didn't have the cash for them. Especially since he is selling things in groups. This was the cheapest one, and that had something I didn't have. The others would be real upgrades, but not right now.
IT's been a long time since I've been this excited. This has been a real grail for me. Yeah, sure, I still need a Rex box. But it's not like they are rare. Their just too expensive. But I could find one and get it if I wanted to pay for it. A 72 Tar Pit. That's another thing. I've only seen them come up for sale like 6 or 7 times now in the 10+ years I've been looking for one. The first few I wasn't even in the ballpark. The last couple though, I was close. I think the last one I lost out after bidding $150. I wanted it, I could taste it. Then I had it snatched away from me by another bidder. This one has been making me antsy for days now. Heck, it was still under $10 this morning before I bid. Due to the closing time, and the fact I am only online when at home, I had to bid when there was still 4 hours left in the auction. I put in a very decent, but reasonable bid of 140 pounds (about $213) which took the price up to 15 pounds. Then I thought about it a minute, remembered the last auction I lost and pumped my bid up to 175 pounds. Yeah, that was high, but since there are 2 kits there (hopefully each complete) I figured I'd better go for it. Turns out my first bid would have won, but just barely.
I hate having to bid blind like that with hours left to go. Think I could have gotten it much cheaper if I could have sniped it like I normally do. One guy put in 11 bids after mine
Unfortunately, I'm getting into the big game territory now. I need a rex box, and all 3 displays. As well as the Pom-poms boxes.
Thankfully, I still have some more common stuff to fill in as well. More Canadian and European boxes and instructions (also not cheap). More sealed reissues. And a few more unpainted kits for my raw display.
Also, it turns out I need a few parts to complete the gray cave. 01 - base 06 - connector (and could use 4 others as they are all missing a peg) 30 - bone 32 - bone 35 - bone 40 - spear 43 - knife
And wall #13 has the peg broken off the top of it.
Still stoked about this score. Just have a bit more to find to make it complete. All part of the hunt