If you ever saw how slow those 1/18th scale models moved at WalMart,
you'd know why.
21st Century doesn't even list WalMart as one of their distributors
fact, they only list two retail distributors in all of New York City.
Heading back to "Toys 'R' Us" was probably an automatic deal-breaker
something very interesting may be going on here: those Chinese
companies that were manufacturing the models for them to distribute may
have jumped ship and decided to go into business for themselves... ever
heard of Blue Box Toys?:
make 1/18th scale aircraft:
I'm reading the stars right, I wouldn't be surprised if 21 Century is
in financial trouble at the moment, and may fold fairly soon.
Yes, based in California.
They do supply several very large retailers who specialize in diecast.
They seem to just have a problem within their organization...peraonal
egos. They produce a good product at a favorable price point.
Hopefully they will get their collective acts together.