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Old 04-20-2005, 08:22 AM
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I would like to start collecting some of the current kits out there, but other than picking up an extra of whatever appeals to me, I'm not sure which ones I should be buying.

What current, or recently OOP kits would you recommend purchasing, and why?

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Old 04-20-2005, 06:26 PM
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I would like to start collecting some of the current kits out there, but other than picking up an extra of whatever appeals to me, I'm not sure which ones I should be buying.

What current, or recently OOP kits would you recommend purchasing, and why?

Thanks,
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I think it depends on your reason for collecting.

If you are collecting them for yourself, then buy whatever appeals to you.

If you are trying to guess what will be worth something later on and buying for resale in a few years, then good luck, your guess is as good as mine.

I speculate that the market for OOP kits that are being made today will be small. Everybody sees what the old kits are bringing so they are saving a few for the same purpose.

The reason the old kits sell for so much now is that none of us had any idea that they would be worth anything so we built them and flew them and didn't save them.

That said, I would pick up the limited production kits, if possible. When someone makes a run of 50 - 100 kits, or less, then there is only a small number available and at least some of them will get built (like mine).
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Old 04-21-2005, 10:02 AM
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I think it depends on your reason for collecting.

If you are collecting them for yourself, then buy whatever appeals to you.

(SNIP)

That said, I would pick up the limited production kits, if possible. When someone makes a run of 50 - 100 kits, or less, then there is only a small number available and at least some of them will get built (like mine).


Yeah, that's what I tend to do with "Hot Wheels" and other collectibles, I pick up what I like. Then I at least get the pleasure of having something I enjoy.

I think I'll concentrate on the Ansari X Prize models right now. I can't help but think that there will be some interest in them 10-15 years from now.

How do I find out about the limited production run stuff? Other than following this forum and TRF, that is.

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How do I find out about the limited production run stuff? Other than following this forum and TRF, that is.

Any of the re-release kits will be limited production.
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