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olifant
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XD Found!

Post by olifant » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:08 pm

I haven't posted here in years but last week I took a trip to memory lane.

I went to a swap meet where I look for antiques and old woodworking tools and my jaw dropped when I found a Flying Tigers P-40 NIB. It must have changed hands a few times as the box is a little beat up but I was able to buy it for $30. I already have one on display and I still have the mounds of 21C stuff from the Wal Mart clearance sales and my gorging during the Monkey Depot sell off but I couldn't help it. Took me back to the time when the "Thrill of the Hunt" ruled and I could not wait to get my next fix.

As a side note to this I was in Vegas over the weekend and on Freemont street there is a vintage toy store that is billed as "As seen on Pawn Stars" as their go-to Toy expert. With the exception of a 1/6 German cycle with sidecar and a FOV 1/32 Matilda and F-14 he had nothing we love. Obviously tastes are poor in Vegas...

Anyway, had to share my find. Best to all!
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Re: XD Found!

Post by MG-42 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:37 pm

(((wow))) it's certainly been awhile. :? Nice huntin' though. 8)


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Re: XD Found!

Post by normandy » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:44 pm

Great to hear XD is still out there and Better to hear from a long absent Member!

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Re: XD Found!

Post by ketelone » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:56 pm

I haven't seen the proprietor of that Vegas store on Pawn Stars lately. Didn't he have a problem with the law?
Flea markets and swap meets are a great place to find stuff..
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Re: XD Found!

Post by Razor17019 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:42 am

ketelone wrote:I haven't seen the proprietor of that Vegas store on Pawn Stars lately. Didn't he have a problem with the law?
Flea markets and swap meets are a great place to find stuff..
What kind of problem?
Can you tell us more?
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Re: XD Found!

Post by tmanthegreat » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:38 am

Glad to see you're back again, Olifant :D Sure has been a long time!

The hobby took a nose-dive for sure, but is slowly getting back in the swing of things, albeit in a much more limited (and expensive) fashion. There have been some great BBI 1:18 repaints as of late, and of course, the Merit SBD Dauntless.

1:32 is still chugging along with Unimax FOV releasing a ton of repaints this year and some new items - but as their prices have risen, the overall quality has dropped.

I'd be curious to know what sort of problems that toy-guy from Pawn Stars ran into... I just watched an episode the other day (re-run) that had him.
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Re: XD Found!

Post by olifant » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:17 pm

Thanks for the heads up Tristan. I have tried to stay current but $200 for new 1/18 and $70 for 1/32 doesn't make me want to shell out the cash. Between other hobbies and the huge piles of stuff I have in storage I can't justified the spends. I know, I was spoiled with cheap prices and helped cause the decline of the hobby yadda yadda but hey, it was fun while it lasted.

Thanks to the Intel on the 1/32 board I did pick up a cool dozen FW190s and Mustangs at Tuesday Morning! :D Three stores are now empty!

Anyway, good to be back and I will check in from time to time.

BTW if you are reading this Picklehaube, your stuff is impressive as all hell. Keep up the good work!

Regards, Steve.
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Re: XD Found!

Post by ketelone » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:22 pm

The toy expert was arrested for attempted murder. He was apparently choking or strangling someone. I don't think he's been on any of the 2012 episodes.
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