Wow, there goes the collector market for it!

Saw the Atomic cannon advertised today in an email from a local plastic pusher. $53.95 MSRP $40.95 discounted.
Last one I saw on eBay was $199. Ouch.

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On Friday, September 30, 2011 2:17:12 PM UTC-4, Gray Guest wrote:

But the one on ePay was an ~original~ and not for mere builders; it was a COLLECTABLE!!!!!
Regards, John Braungart
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Um, yeah. Well, I hope for his sake he finds a collector. I've learned the hard way not everyhing old is "collectible". Sometimes it's just old.
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On Fri, 30 Sep 2011 20:13:10 +0000 (UTC), Gray Guest

That's what the wife says about me............
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snipped-for-privacy@ripnet.com wrote in wrote:

Ba-da-bing!
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i would pay $40 if someone will loan it to me.
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On Sep 30, 4:18pm, snipped-for-privacy@some.domain ( snipped-for-privacy@some.domain) wrote:

My thoughts exactly. In this economy, how many people can afford these recent model prices. I stick to my collection, I won't live to 150 to finish it as is.
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even after the disaster wiped out 60%+ of my collection, i still won't be able to build the kits i MUST build.
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On 1/10/2011 11:27 PM, eyeball wrote:
in an email from a local plastic

Hell, I offered bits of my collection here a few months ago, only sold a few. I didn't even get many emails asking for the list. Maybe no-one wants plastic models any more?
RobG (the Aussie one)
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OProbably because we all have more than we can get built. I also discovered over the years that more people want already built models on the bay than kits. I wiped out 90% of my built collection that way....and bought other kits! I don't learn.
Bill Banaszak, MFE Sr.
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+1
Don't mind stupid. He's with me. LOL
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I was surprised at how low retail is on it. How much was the old History Makers release back in '82? What would that be in 2011 dollars? I'm thinking retail on the HM release was about $75. And you get that great Renwal box art to boot!

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I was surprised at how low retail is on it. How much was the old History Makers release back in '82? What would that be in 2011 dollars? I'm thinking retail on the HM release was about $75. And you get that great Renwal box art to boot!
I saved allowance for the original release - late 50s - Seven bucks list price - got one the day they showed up in Levine's Stationary Store in Floral Park, NY. Luckily my parents had stopped by the bakery so I got to bring it home in the car instead of lugging home for a mile. Later I wished I had held out until the ADAMS 1/40th had hit the market.
Val Kraut
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I got to work on a 1/1 scale one in 1975 out at Fort Riley, KS. We were stuck in a tent in February with a Herman Nelson forced-air heater and dope thinner (strips cosmoline) and sick for a week.
Five months later I found one in a model shop in Kansas City, MO. They STILL only wanted $6.98 for the kit so bought it.
What a DOG! This is more 1950s toy than model - see Wim Vink's site for what you have to do to sort of accurize it!
As Val noted the Adams one was more accurate and a better kit.
As far as cost I think it was $29.95 last time around in the early 1980s.
Cookie Sewell
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On Oct 3, 6:44pm, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

Tankograd has an ops manual for it, been out of stock in Squadron for a while. I think Vink had hundreds of pages he managed to get across the pond from the US. Probably the best set of info around.
There used to be one up on the hill near Ft Riley, last time I went looking for it, couldn't find it. No sign anymore either. Since I moved out of Missouri, quit the nice scenic drive to Utah for the holidays with the inlaws....
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That was the one. It had been in storage with the Smithsonian since it was pulled from service and was pretty nasty. Also no longer had its tractors so moving it was a pain.
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