You mean the one that stole the pictures from my website without asking? And I am not sure how rare it actually is. When I got mine they were showing up routinely in the $20-30 range. But that was about 8 years ago. I've been watching for another one the past couple years as I want to have a sealed one in my collection. This is the first one I've seen. So I let it go without complaining about the theft of photos, in the hopes the high price will bring some more to market.
So much for the idea of selling one to make back some of what I spent. The boxes are different. Which is both cool and sad at the same time. I figured I could make most of the money back selling a 72 box with a complete kit. Now I will just sell one of the complete kits.
One box is definitely made in USA (says so on the lid ) The other one, I don't know. Only says printed in Canada on the lid. No 'made in' info at all.
When I get around to posting the pics, I'll start another thread with my observations and thoughts. And see what the rest of you think.
You mean the one that stole the pictures from my website without asking? And I am not sure how rare it actually is. When I got mine they were showing up routinely in the $20-30 range. But that was about 8 years ago.
It's the first one that's come up on ebay in the 3 years I've been following this stuff.
Congrats on the 72 tar pit - I also haven't seen any of those come up in that period, at least that Canadians could bid on.
Post by artdecovampire on Jul 1, 2013 0:25:25 GMT -5
Got it myself at that price. Never dealt with somebody else's pre-built kit before unless it was my dads. Looking forward to cleaning it up. Clearly the box and instructions will be kept. Should I strip it and box it, or go the whole hog and paint it myself?
Post by artdecovampire on Jul 5, 2013 0:27:20 GMT -5
It arrived. Box in reasonable condition, battered but not torn. Purple instructions. Plastic colour silver grey with two piece base and rock. The kit is clipped together so I took it apart. It looks like it was painted with Humbrol Enamels, which was the standard kit paint of the early 70s in the Uk. One rear leg key slightly broken. So now what? Any suggestions? Is there anyone out there lately?
A few years ago, I would have jumped on that. I could have probably turned that over into about $350-400 over time. That's the thing though, you have to be able to hold the inventory long enough to find someone willing to pay a decent price for the items. Though, with the pieces there, I could have made back the initial investment in a month or two. Tar Pit, sailback, and swamp generally move pretty quick.
But, anymore, I don't have the space, the time to wheel & deal, or the money to tie up.