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#1 milkman

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:47 AM

I was in the Atwoods Farm and Ranch Supply store in Corsicana, Texas and I always check the toy section for stuff for the granddaughters. They had R/M model kits for 14.95. The Black Widow 57 Chevy, Ford Woody 1948, etc. I have never seen them at an Atwoods before. I also frequent the one in Tyler and they have never had them. I just wondered if anyone else had found model kits this way in an unexpected place? Great to see since so many places no longer carry them.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:59 AM

I have in the past found models in odd places (Winn-Dixie groceries in S. Florida when I lived there, a Tru-Value hardware store in a small Ohio town), but nothing unusual recently...

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:11 AM

Occasionally you can find them at Aco, or True Value Hardware stores. I always tend ta look around in the toy or hobby sections of smaller store. You never do know wat you'll come across!

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:14 AM

Found a Lindberg '53 Ford at a country store for only $9.99...of course I bought it :)

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:14 AM

Big Lots around the holidays.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:00 AM

Thanks for the headsup on all of these places. I will definitely keep my eyes open.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:17 AM

A true modeler looks everywhere. On a road trip for the company one time I found some old (before they were re-released) Monogram '30 Ford Woodies at a dinner. Best place ever ACE Hardware it Tucson,AZ . They have a complete plastic only, and trains too, hobby shop that just keeps on growing.

http://local.yahoo.c...hardware-tucson

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:31 AM

A true modeler looks everywhere. On a road trip for the company one time I found some old (before they were re-released) Monogram '30 Ford Woodies at a dinner. Best place ever ACE Hardware it Tucson,AZ . They have a complete plastic only, and trains too, hobby shop that just keeps on growing.

http://local.yahoo.c...hardware-tucson

Interesting...wish the Ace Hardware around the corner from me had a hobby section...

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:33 AM

at Epcot Center in Disney World. They have Tamiya kits for sale in Japan. bought a 66 Beetle kit when I was there a few years ago.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:34 AM

at Epcot Center in Disney World. They have Tamiya kits for sale in Japan. bought a 66 Beetle kit when I was there a few years ago.


I remember buying Tomica and Siku diecast at Epcot Center when I was there in the 80s...

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 12:10 PM

at Epcot Center in Disney World. They have Tamiya kits for sale in Japan. bought a 66 Beetle kit when I was there a few years ago.

Did it have a Disney gift shop price?

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:27 PM

Speaking of farm equipment and models, when I grew up in Ohio, there was a store called Quality Farm & Fleet (I think it was a chain)..they had a great selection of ERTL models and diecast IIRC, around 1980 or so...

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:12 PM

Speaking of farm equipment and models, when I grew up in Ohio, there was a store called Quality Farm & Fleet (I think it was a chain)..they had a great selection of ERTL models and diecast IIRC, around 1980 or so...


We had a Quality F & F here (later turned into a Tractor Supply). They never carried kits, but always did have a nice selection of 1/64 Ertl DC, of which I was collecting at the time.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:23 PM

We still have both Blain's Farm & Fleet and Mill's Fleet Farm (they are semi-related, somehow) around here, and every holiday season they open "Toyland" a special seasonal section in the middle/front of the store. This year neither had any plastic model kits as they did in previous years, but they usually had very slim pickings anyway.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:34 PM

I went into a tackle shop here in Vancouver to buy a new fishing pole and they sold model cars. The owner said he sold lots of them.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:48 AM

Discount Drug Mart here has a kind of a nice model section in their toys section. I picked up a couple of kits from their clearance. Got an Amigo Pack 96 Impala SS, a metal body Chrsyler Crossfire and an 89 cougar. None were more than $10 each.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:59 AM

Every now and then I'll find something at a local flea market we have here in town, but not very often!

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:19 PM

I was in Lancaster pa on a vacation once and found a tsc that had revell kit $7.00 a piece . Then one time I was at a local kabota dealer to get belts for a tractor and on the wall they had a Lindberg Nissan double cab Dooley kit for $13.00.I've also found kits for .50 at a church thrift shop.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:29 PM

I remember as a teenager in the '80s being on a family vacation in Michigan's Upper Peninsula..went into a drugstore in a small town and found a bunch of models, bought several Johans incl. the '74 Cutlass snap kit, '66 Marlin, and '68 Caddy convertible...

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:41 PM

When I was living in Whitecourt, AB the Radio Shack there had a rather large kit section. It was the first time I had ever seen anything close to a hobby shop. There were lots of OOP kits and even a Testors paint rack. This was back in early '07; no idea if they still sell kits.