Flight 19 TBF Avenger--$2,200 + shipping.

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Flight 19 TBF Avenger--$2,200 + shipping.

Post by dragon53 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:36 pm

LINK: https://www.ebay.com/i/254313167637?_tr ... noapp=true


Only Steven Spielberg can afford a Flight 19 TBF Avenger.


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Re: Flight 19 TBF Avenger--$2,200 + shipping.

Post by Axis Nightmare » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:39 pm

Trivia note on that scene from the movie. One of the "Avengers" is a Hellcat. It's the one always seen head on only. Check it out on Youtube...at 42 seconds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecDaMOFLxT4
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Post by dragon53 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:16 pm

AXIS NIGHTMARE:

You just made a trivia contribution to the Movie/TV News. :mrgreen:

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Post by Axis Nightmare » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:02 am

I remember the first time I saw the movie and spotted the F6F, being the plane spotting nerd that I am, and thought "What the.....?" I always wondered why they bothered to use the Hellcat. They had enough TBM's to flesh out the scene with creative camera work. Maybe someone was contracted to come up with X number of planes and they had to make a substitution?
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Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:15 pm

Hope nobody sees this listing, then:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/21st-Century-t ... SwL4JdViVb

I guess it's cheaper because it doesn't have that vintage 'damaged box' look.

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Post by dragon53 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:13 pm

AXIS NIGHTMARE:

I found the following:


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Post by Axis Nightmare » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:38 am

Great documentation!

Sounds like the deal with Planes of Fame demanded five planes on set by XX XX date. The directors and set directors probably already had a plan where there were 5 planes in a circle. There were 5 planes in Flight 19 and by God they were going to have all 5. Visually it made it so the first scene was able to sweep past all five planes as the actors ran from one to another, conveniently by-passing the Hellcat. They could only come up with 4 Avengers so the Hellcat was a substitute for number 5. Just enough family resemblance that only the rare laser focused WWII plane geek would notice. You were supposed to be distracted enough by actors, dialog and the sand storm not to.
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Post by tmanthegreat » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:17 pm

Cool trivia 8) I always thought that opening scene was pretty cool... And the end when you see the pilots get off the alien ship as well. Close Encounters is often credited with popularizing the Flight 19 story and its alien/paranormal connections.

However, $2,200 for an MIB 21st Flight 19 Avenger is way too much, even for a 13-year-old model. Still, it’s nice knowing the MIB one buried in my garage somewhere is potentially worth way more than what I paid for it!
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Post by Axis Nightmare » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:44 pm

You'd think they'd include shipping at that price. instead wanting an extra $64. :roll: Funny, the listing has 8 watchers :!: :lol: Maybe they're just curious to see if anyone's stupid enough to buy it?
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Re: Flight 19 TBF Avenger--$2,200 + shipping.

Post by p51 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:56 pm

ME-109 at about the same price (different seller) : https://www.ebay.com/i/333260280802

Man, at these prices I'll be able to retire once I sell the massive collection I have in storage all still in their original boxes!

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Post by Dauntless » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:31 am

It's been lowered to 50% off.

Completed auction for this model highest is $299 plus ship.

I usually see these as the Flight 19 leader, and not the others (how many 5 total?) with the alien crew member . Kinda funny twist they did. That's one I have.

He's got an Eagleston P-47 at the same original price.

I remember seeing a stack of them at Walmart for $25 a piece back in the day.

May not get rich like this guy wants to, but man these still hold some value. :shock:
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Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:16 pm

He's just preying on the uninformed and impulsive.

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Post by Dauntless » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:02 pm

[CAT]CplSlade wrote:He's just preying on the uninformed and impulsive.

... and a rich sucker with money to burn. :lol:

This is more like it....One of the other Flight 19's, box in relatively good shape...
and you get the Alien too.

Have to ship from down under though.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/21st-Century-t ... SwL4JdViVb
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Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:02 pm

You might want to look about 8 posts above your last one, Dauntless...

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Post by YT » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:19 pm

Asking and getting are not the same thing gents.
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Post by Dauntless » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:23 pm

[CAT]CplSlade wrote:You might want to look about 8 posts above your last one, Dauntless...

My bad.

I seem to remember each alien having a different look with each plane that had one.

That one's got a red bathrobe.
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Post by Robc988 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:03 am

[CAT]CplSlade wrote:He's just preying on the uninformed and impulsive.
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