AO Recon Thread

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Post by olifant » Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:31 pm

scwarlord wrote: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.
Do you mean the M-18? I have the three original bubble pack releases and were thinking they were last ones in existence. Most here don't know 21C carded these at first.
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Post by scwarlord » Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:35 pm

Yes. The Hellcat. The anti-tank, opened-turret US vehicle. My mistake on the designation model.

Didn't the M-41 Walker Bulldog come carded, as well? I think there may have been another vehicle, too. All of them were a different color shade from the original vehicles at TRU.

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Post by hworth18 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:44 pm

scwarlord wrote:Yes. The Hellcat. The anti-tank, opened-turret US vehicle. My mistake on the designation model.

Didn't the M-41 Walker Bulldog come carded, as well? I think there may have been another vehicle, too. All of them were a different color shade from the original vehicles at TRU.
Yes, the Hellcat and WalkerBulldog both came carded when 21st first issued them. I had a couple of the WalkerBulldogs and they weren't actually painted, but were made from OD plastic.
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Post by ketelone » Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:20 am

Nothing at all new in my AO. Nothing at Walmart; I think that market is dead. Nothing at all new at TRU... just runoff. KMart has FOV but it's all old. It would have been nice if they had gotten the 2 1/2 ton truck or the Elefant. Meijer's is slowly depleting what little FOV they had; once again all old stuff. Even the more expensive hobby shops have nothing......
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Post by Sky Ray » Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:28 pm

Visited multiple Targets throughout SoCal today, every Target is fully restocked with Unimax's FOV 1:72 Battle Extreme Series. Old and new, at least every store had about 1-2 Apache Longbow, 1 Black Hawk repaint, 1 King Tiger & Soldiers Set, 1-2 LCM3s, and 1 Sd. Kfz. 251/1 and 75mm PaK 40 set.

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Post by olifant » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:16 pm

hworth18 wrote:
scwarlord wrote:Yes. The Hellcat. The anti-tank, opened-turret US vehicle. My mistake on the designation model.

Didn't the M-41 Walker Bulldog come carded, as well? I think there may have been another vehicle, too. All of them were a different color shade from the original vehicles at TRU.
Yes, the Hellcat and WalkerBulldog both came carded when 21st first issued them. I had a couple of the WalkerBulldogs and they weren't actually painted, but were made from OD plastic.
The Stuart came carded also. I have all three and think they will be quite the oddity in times to come. Of course 1/32 never really generated the rabid following and high prices of the 1/18 21C stuff. There goes my retirement plan... :roll:
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Post by tmanthegreat » Sat May 02, 2009 3:48 pm

Found the new Bravo Team 1:48 scale AH-64D Apache Longbow at Target today 8)

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Post by nooker21 » Wed May 27, 2009 8:16 pm

Wow, found 1/32 spitfires still at the San Jacinto, CA Wal Mart. Terrible quality control as usual, but there are 3 left if you want one to repaint on your own or enjoy the paint scuffs all over them...I plan on making a Battle of Britain Spitfire with the one I picked up. Hope my painting skills are ok...

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Post by ketelone » Sun Aug 02, 2009 7:08 pm

I went to my Hobbytown store and they had their 21st kits reduced. Their Priests and Shermans with dozer were $10 off... @$10 each. I realize this isn't as reduced as Monkey Depot was, but I purchased some anyway. The Meijers had FOV reduced: 1/32 Schimmwagons, and figure sets, etc., were @$7 and change. Their intermediate vehicals were $13 and change.. Who ever would have thought the 1/32 gravy train was going to stop and make me jonesing for 1/32....
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Post by bboc » Wed May 12, 2010 9:09 pm

Force of habit had me check the toy aisles at Target. Lo and behold, they had a clearance shelf full of the little FoV tanks. The grey Tiger, OD Shermans, tan Bradleys and Abrams for $1.50 each. I picked up the Tiger and Sherman. I think the Tiger's detail is very good, the Sherman OK. They are small, about 1/100 scale, but the hulls feel like metal and the packaging claims they are diecast.

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Post by ketelone » Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:25 pm

Target had the same vehicles for $.74. Target had Tiger I, Bradley, etc.
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Post by ketelone » Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:51 pm

TRU has what's left of the Bravo Team 1/32 on sale for $11.32.... All too soon, TRU will no longer carry any 1/32. I wonder if there will ever be any new Bravo Team introductions.....
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Post by ketelone » Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:25 pm

Well I've been to a few TRU and the Bravo Team stuff is gone. Surpisingly I saw 2 Elefants (1/32) for $14.99. I wish they would have had the 2 1/2 ton trucks. I would have picked them up.
I wonder if Target is going to start reducing their Bravo or perhaps offer some new releases.
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Post by MZ826 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:51 am

I came across this website on a recent search. They have 1/48 from 10 bucks and
1/32 from $18. www.diecastairplanes.tv.

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Re: AO Recon Thread

Post by tmanthegreat » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:52 pm

Guess I'll add something to this thread, since is been inactive since 2010 :wink:

Anyways, it seems that members from the east coast, to the mid west, to central California are finding the 21c 32x/AllGo P-51B "Shangri La" and FW-109A8 "Red 19" on clearance at Tuesday Morning stores.

In the Fresno, CA, TM store, I found 14 of them (12 now) and got to get my pick of the litter. Just tickled as this is exactly like the old Wal Mart days before 2008, assuming I had a good score at WM. It was surprising the see the variation in QC among the planes as well.

I wonder if this means that AllGo has now bit the dust as well...
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Re: AO Recon Thread

Post by CENT-ONE » Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:34 pm

As tman pointed out above, these seem to be hitting across the country. I saw 6 of each at the Tuesday Morning here in North Georgia today for $9.95 each
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Post by MG-42 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:48 pm

* Yep , found ( 2 ) [+] Kölle Alaaf - Red 19's here last week.

->>>----> These make good re-paint fodder. Now I just need another Shangra-La to be satisfied. 8) :P :mrgreen:


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Re: AO Recon Thread

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:47 pm

CENT-ONE wrote:As tman pointed out above, these seem to be hitting across the country. I saw 6 of each at the Tuesday Morning here in North Georgia today for $9.95 each
Guess I need to head back over to Douglasville and check their single location. The gas to drive to ATL isn't worth the effort just for those planes.

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Re: AO Recon Thread

Post by Grognard » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:48 pm

yeah, picked up a red 19 last week in Savannah. wouldn't mind finding a P-51 to go with it...maybe tomorrow, I have to go throught atlanta on a trip...

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Re: AO Recon Thread

Post by BELTxFED » Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:21 am

I went to my local TM today and struck out. Passed on a Dragon 1/72 Maus, stripped of it's gun and other pieces ... clearanced for 7.99 It was fun to recon though.

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Re: AO Recon Thread

Post by Tanker85 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:21 pm

These have finally made it to the mid-west TuesdayMorning stores. I bought 1 ea. at $9.95.
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Re: AO Recon Thread

Post by ketelone » Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:01 am

Treefrog Treasures has some Britains vehicles on sale. These vehicles go well with 21st Century and FOV 1/32. They are offering 2 Hanomags, 1 T34 and 1 Panzer Mark IV for $50 each. Shipping would be free for any purchase over $50. When you consider the slim offerings currently available and what FOV is charging, this isn't a bad deal.
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Re: AO Recon Thread

Post by ketelone » Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:41 pm

I went to my local Hobbytown USA and they had some FOV on sale for 35% off. With the use of a $7 coupon I was able to pick up the German 4X4 Ambulance for $43. They also had a Chafee and T34 on sale. There were a couple of other vehicles too. (1/32)
Some of the newer vehicles were priced at $85. OUCH!!!!
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Re: AO Recon Thread

Post by ketelone » Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:40 pm

I stopped at a hobby shop today (one of the rare non-chain shops still open) and ran across old Revell (Renwal reissues). They had the 1/32 atomic cannon and the Mace missile system with truck for $20 each. I already have the recently reissued Renwal atomic cannon so I picked up the Mace. They also had an old Monogram 1/32 kit for $10. I love coming across such finds....
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