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Post by dragon53 » Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:57 pm

TKO211:

Two more questions:

1. Is there a chance the new-mold 1/18 P-47 Thunderbolt will include another "Eileen"? The earlier 1/18 and 1/32 Eileens had the very popular paint scheme similar to the P-51 "Big Beautiful Doll"---the checkerboard nose. I would think a new-mold 1/18 Eileen would still be big seller.

2. Could you pass on to Roy that I think a re-release of the 1/18 M4 Sherman, Series 1 might sell well?
The SSHQ posts on the FOV 1/18 Sherman's popularity is proof that there is a demand for a 1/18 Sherman---even though the FOV 1/18 Sherman is vastly inferior to the 21st 1/18 Sherman. If 21st would re-release the Sherman, Series 1 (even on a limited run of 5,000 similar to its 1/32 planes), I think the Sherman would be a big seller.

Thanks again for your info.

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More 1:18 Please

Post by bpxbrian » Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:54 pm

I sure wish we didn't have to beg the toy makers to put out more 1:18 models. I mean, obviously there's a market for these large planes and vehicles as we are all posting on these boards and also they way 1:18 stuff goes on online auction sites. The fact is, most of the buyers are folks who played army in the backyard with GI Joes as kids and now, these highly detailed models of REAL planes (okay, the Skystriker was an F-14) provide many of us with the ability to enjoy these as "Big Kids." Many of are married and have to explain to our wives why we are filling up the spare room with large scale planes. Many of us are military aviation fans. Many of us are willing to spend good money to own these really neat toys.

So, like many others out there reading this board, I say to the 1:18 "toy" makers. Build them, we will buy. We will go to Toys R Us and head to the military collectibles aisle in hopes of getting the newest planes. But...please don't promise B-25s and F-4 Phantoms only to have us wait for retread planes. Like the folks who follow Mac computers, collectors of 1:18 planes (be it BBI or Ultimate Soldier), there's a sense of loyalty and passion for the product. That's not something a lot of companies can say.

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Post by MG40K » Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:55 pm

Well said.
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Post by RAD 2112 » Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:22 pm

TKO211- PM Sent

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Post by forcerecon85 » Thu May 01, 2008 1:28 pm

Hi TKO,
I know you're busy and have lots of questions, so take your time. I'm just curious why 21st Century Toys aren't at Canadian Toys R Us or Wal Marts anymore?

Also are we going to see more 1:18 US or NVA Vietnam figures/vehicles in the future? Thanks :)

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Post by normandy » Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:03 pm

Hello anybody home?????????
What happened to the King Tiger and 88?

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Post by Stug45 » Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:16 am

Yea what did happen to the king tiger & 88???

and wheres these new figures at???????

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Post by B-29 » Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:58 am

Does 21c have any plans for making a 1/18 Hawker Hurricane? It played a major role in WWII and is a popular aircraft.

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Post by FieroDude » Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:44 am

normandy wrote:Hello anybody home?????????
What happened to the King Tiger and 88?
It will be out by Christmas 2007, remember?
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Post by SolidSnakeEyes » Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:46 pm

FieroDude wrote:
normandy wrote:Hello anybody home?????????
What happened to the King Tiger and 88?
It will be out by Christmas 2007, remember?
Christmas 2008 is the new Christmas 2007.
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Post by B24guy » Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:52 pm

Guys it really looks like TKO is gone, so you might want to stop asking questions. :(
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Post by Jericoeagle1 » Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:51 pm

Closed Thank you for your support!


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Post by Yoxford » Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:29 am

TKO you ok?
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Post by tko211 » Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:50 am

I have almost no answers from 21C right now. Sorry guys :-( It's been very quiet. I am still around and I have been lurking on the 1:18 forum as this is my true love! Sorry I have been neglecting to check in over here in the questions area.

So... Let me try to tell you what very little I do know. KT and 88 have been held back due to "complications" with the factory in China and also some thing or another it seems? I suspect that the shrinking economy and other issues in China are factors in the delay. I have been assured that these projects are going to release and that investments in the projects are complete. Release and timing are the issues now I suppose.

KT will be cool but I personally think the 88 is going to be the rock star!

what else... 32x spitfire just released so thats old news. There is a slump in 1:18 figures at the moment and I am not too certain that we will see new ones till fall.

There is supposed to be another P-38 repaint still in the works.

So like I said- It's been really really quiet and I am not certain of why. hopefully it's just a break before the storm?

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Post by General custer » Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:15 pm

Thanx for this informations; and about the 32X British paratroops, and the U.S. Marines?
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Post by holensock » Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:30 pm

HE'S ALIVE!!!
Thanks for responding, TKO!!

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Post by VMF115 » Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:58 pm

Thank you Zack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8)
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Post by olifant » Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:13 pm

He lives! Good to hear from you TKO.
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Post by jlspec » Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:41 pm

I believe things will change after the Olympics. I was talking to a relative who works for a power generating equipment company. They have been forced to stop operations due to the Olympics and they are having trouble getting finished inventory shipped.

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Post by normandy » Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:38 pm

Hello TKO, any intel on the 21st XD showing up at KB toys? I think its great, but is this something out 21st's control?


Oh, and I still want a King Tiger............and a 88. :wink:

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Post by dragon53 » Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:41 am

TKO211:

Now that aikensairplanes.com has the 1/18 Steve Ritchie F-4D Phantom as being a "LATE 2009" release, can you confirm this and add any more details on the long-awaited Ritchie F-4D?

Thanks.

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Post by VMF115 » Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:36 am

Also looks like the mig-21 is not in that line up.. :cry:
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