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Post by mikeg » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:38 am

I stopped by the morrow TRU about 3 weeks ago and finally picked up the BBI old crow I had ignored forever for 28-29.00. There was another still there, BBI peg figures, bits and pieces of FOV stuff, not much else that I can remember. The old crow is in pitiful shape with a broken prop blade amongst other things. Thats in Stukas area, he'll probably have a good idea about whats up- birddog, too. I'll quit speaking on behalf of other folks, now.

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Post by vmf214 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:30 pm

In my AO we finally got a new 32x playset "Monte Casino Battle in the Mountains" with a tan/green Sherman and some Italians. Not sure how old this one is but it's the first time it's been here.

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Post by dragon53 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:38 pm

The Houston Target at Meyerland has many of the new FOV models---plastic 1/32 Abrams, Bradley, M109, UH-60, P-51, etc. They also have the 1/18 half-track plus the 1/18 Sherman, Abrams and Bradley.

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Post by olifant » Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:54 pm

vmf214 wrote:In my AO we finally got a new 32x playset "Monte Casino Battle in the Mountains" with a tan/green Sherman and some Italians. Not sure how old this one is but it's the first time it's been here.


I think you may have found a new playset... I have never seen or heard of this. Perhaps 21C is not dead.
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Post by Stug45 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:01 pm

vmf214 wrote:In my AO we finally got a new 32x playset "Monte Casino Battle in the Mountains" with a tan/green Sherman and some Italians. Not sure how old this one is but it's the first time it's been here.


Hi vmf214, Can you post a pic?
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Post by hworth18 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:43 pm

olifant wrote:
vmf214 wrote:In my AO we finally got a new 32x playset "Monte Casino Battle in the Mountains" with a tan/green Sherman and some Italians. Not sure how old this one is but it's the first time it's been here.


I think you may have found a new playset... I have never seen or heard of this. Perhaps 21C is not dead.


No, it came out the same time as the Kursk Battle set.
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Post by vmf214 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:14 pm

Here's a link to one Rezzed has on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ULTIMATE-SOLDIER-1- ... t_Vehicles


Wasn't the Kursk set a 2007 release? Cassino is dtd 2008. Anyway it's still new for my AO and is the only new thing wm has restocked in 21st stuff around here. We were overstocked at about all stores with the Kursk sets, Artillery emplacement, Battle in the Hedgerows, etc, but this one never showed till now.

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Post by olifant » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:19 am

Wow, I never saw this in my AO and I can't remember anyone talking about it on the forum. And I really need another Sherman...number 14! :roll:
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Post by csiemers » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:14 pm

Saw this a couple days ago at a WallyMart near me. I don't collect that scale so I didn't pick it up. Don't remember the price.

vmf214 wrote:Here's a link to one Rezzed has on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ULTIMATE-SOLDIER-1- ... t_Vehicles


Wasn't the Kursk set a 2007 release? Cassino is dtd 2008. Anyway it's still new for my AO and is the only new thing wm has restocked in 21st stuff around here. We were overstocked at about all stores with the Kursk sets, Artillery emplacement, Battle in the Hedgerows, etc, but this one never showed till now.
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Post by hworth18 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:00 pm

vmf214 wrote:Wasn't the Kursk set a 2007 release? Cassino is dtd 2008. Anyway it's still new for my AO and is the only new thing wm has restocked in 21st stuff around here. We were overstocked at about all stores with the Kursk sets, Artillery emplacement, Battle in the Hedgerows, etc, but this one never showed till now.


Yeah, I can't remember which playset it came out with now..
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Post by Sky Ray » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:52 pm

The Monte Cassino playset was also re-released as a Four Star Military playset for Target last year.

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Post by ketelone » Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:24 pm

I've been hitting all the local Targets and cleaning up on the FOV 1/32 clearance stuff.
I also stopped for the heck of it at a T-R-U. Quite disappointing. You'll remember when the stores had an entire aisle for 'military' toys. Now the aisle has been invaded by Transformers, Star Wars and Indiana Jones stuff. There were still loads of 21st Century Jagdtigers...
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Post by Stug45 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:00 am

Scored these babys today. At the wm in sanford.

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Post by Tambo » Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:31 am

Good score bro. I've been looking for a Tiger with those stipes for some time.
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Post by ketelone » Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:37 pm

I went to a couple of Walmarts and finally found something. I found DAK figures for $3 a 3 pak, along with Chinese infantry. I left the German mortar squad. I also picked up the Monte Cassino set for $15. I like the Sherman.
I'm contemplating trying to covert the Chinese into NVA....
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Post by Stug45 » Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:39 am

The wm in sanford has.

1. MARDER III

1. PANZER 38

4. LONG TOMS

1. KURSK 'DEFEAT IN THE EAST PLAYSETS'

4. OPERATION TORCH 'TUNISIA PLAYSETS'
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Post by ketelone » Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:53 pm

I stopped at an old model shop in my area and everything was 40% off. The gentleman who ran it died and his son and mother are not going to continue with the shop. In addition to models this place has plastic 1/32 Civil War and WWII soldiers. They also have the 1/35 soldier model kits from Dragon, Tamiya, etc.
I picked up TSSD, Classic Toy Soldiers and IMEX Union and Confedarate soldiers. I also picked up Glencoe WWII Soviet army and Waterloo Italian soldiers, plus Classic barbed wire and Imex horse teams. I also picked up Airfix DAK and British Army kits. Great find, but it's sad to see all the hobby and model shops disappearing.
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Post by Dauntless » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:56 pm

Walmart:
21st Monte Cassino set $10

K-Mart:
FOV M5A1 Stuart $23

Tuesday Morning:
Corgi Forward March 1:32 Diecast "Smak 'Em Down" Marine Pilot. $4
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Post by Dauntless » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:43 am

Went back to K-mart and bought the Action Series Self Propelled Howitzer and a Lee tank.

Going up to Santa Fe today to see what kinda pickins' is left in the stores.
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Post by ketelone » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:05 pm

I've gone to a couple of Kmarts by me and they had no FOV. The Walmarts are now completely devoid of 21st . TRU has nothing new. I was hoping they would have started restocking some of the FOV.... 2 1/2 ton trucks and Elefants.... Target has only the Bravo Team, but only the modern vehicles. The Bravo boxes show WWII vehicles...
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Post by ketelone » Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:27 am

I never liked the 21st JagdTiger but since 21st may be going the way of the Hairy Mammoth, I'm going to TRU this weekend to pick one up.
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Post by bboc » Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:59 pm

In the Glen Burnie, MD WalMart, there were four of the Japanese newer fighters (not Zeroes) on Clearance at $4.99. But they still had two of the Italy Sherman play sets, two of the large howitzer playsets, two of the howitzers by themselves and a Long Tom, but those were all at regular prices.

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Post by ketelone » Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:54 pm

I went to Meijers today and they had FOV figures and the 'small' vehicles, Jeep, Schwimmwagon, for $7.88. The 'medium' vehicles were for $17.99.
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Post by ketelone » Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:38 pm

Bravo Team BF109's are finally at the Targets in the Chicago area. Picked one up today.
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Post by scwarlord » Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:05 pm

I saw all of the Italian fighter planes at a local Walmart yesterday. I did pick up two of the original Walmart "hanging plastic" US M-10 Tank detroyers. I had only seen these items maybe 5 years ago. I have to think Walmart is sending out the last of the warehouse items.

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