model kits in unexpected places
Posted 06 March 2012 - 04:36 PM
We also took a trip to Mystic, CT back in the late 90's, and we visited the Mystic Aquarium. The gift shop actually had a resin garage kit of a deep sea submersible. I picked one up, and later sold it off when I lost interest in the vehicle.
Posted 06 March 2012 - 04:48 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.
They still have the 66 Bug.
Did it have a Disney gift shop price?
Actually, it's suggested retail price. (unless Wifey works for Mr. Mouse. Then I get a 35% discount.) Crappy selection, though. I'll post the selection when I go for my birthday next month.
I know they have a 380z, a Skylne, the stock Mini Cooper, a couple of bikes, and some f the wooden walking models. I'll repost next month.
Edited by Wayne's World, 06 March 2012 - 04:51 PM.
Posted 06 March 2012 - 04:49 PM
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:25 AM
Another really, really good one was located in the cellar of a shop for fireplaces in Liverpool.
Neither of them gave any hint that they deal in plastic model kits to the occasional passer-by, you had to know they are there.
In case of the Hamburg shop, you literally had to go through a curtain to get to the kits. Most people would have expected
a tad more X-rated merchandise hidden behind a curtain in a shop in Hamburg, so when browsing through the kits, you
could see the odd chap poking his head through the curtain and then watch his face change to total disappointment when
he spotted only 'children's toys' instead of videotapes from Sweden.
Unfortunately, both don't exist any more.
Edited by Junkman, 07 March 2012 - 03:31 AM.
Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:09 AM
Interesting...wish the Ace Hardware around the corner from me had a hobby section...
ACE Is a national chain store but each store is independantly owned. I worked at our local Ace Hardwares (we have 4) and the onlt time we got models in wash for Christmas. From Thanks giving to when the toys are gone, like Early Jan is the only time we carried them and it was for only 1 out of my 3 Christmas' working there. I have been to many Ace's in the Twin Cities and have hardly ever seen any toys. Each kinda has it's own lil idenity.
I have seen models occasionally at our HyVee grocery stores. Usually just snap kits and it has been a couple years since I last saw one.
I do miss Wal-Mart and K-Mart carrying models!
Flea markets and Goodwills have scored me some gluebombs in the past.
Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:43 AM
Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:17 PM
The same was also true for these lovely 1:43 scale plastic toy cars by NOREV.
Edited by Junkman, 07 March 2012 - 12:18 PM.
Posted 07 March 2012 - 01:03 PM
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 01:08 PM
On another note when I had my 53 Ford full size I was at a Coast to Coast hardware store , and I spotted a Spinner Knob display for steering wheels. I asked the guy if there were any left, or just the empty card. Well they had one left, and it was green. Which was perfect, as the car was green with a green interior.
Edited by Mercman, 07 March 2012 - 01:09 PM.
Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:08 AM
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:47 AM
I happened to turn around and right in front of my nose was an endcap of (very few) model kits on clearence 8$ originally 15 bucks heck 15 wasn't too bad of a price for new..... long story short i quickly grabbed 2 it was all my wife would allow
they only had 1 65 el camino "california wheels" version left so i nabbed they had (2) 85 svo mustangs nabbed one of those too then there were a ton of a more recent revell ferrarri kit! but i went all over to the 5-6 other stores in the are down here along the coast and not one other of the walmart locations had those model kits..... i was discussing with bartster that maybe it was some fluke shipment they were not supposed to get so the sold them as clearence?
i have not seen models for sale at any walmart for a good 10 plus years or so! so that was real rare i thought
Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:00 AM
theres a guy that has a good sized Garage! but 3/4 of that garage is his own personal museum ( I need to go take pics)
on a friday that i get off at noon on and try to post em here........
long story short the guy restores older cars hes got good taste and a wide variety (he just recently finished a nice Black Panera (pantera? sp?) anyways nice car i'd say very rare here in the states
and this is all right around the corner from me
long story shorter he has a small "gift" shop up fron i need to go see what model kits he keeps on hand again and how much they are going for!
i'll let ya'll know
Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:51 PM
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