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Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-05-2003 04:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Apollo Maniacs website reports that Japanese toy manufacturer Takara and model maker Kaiyodo will retail a new set of historical space-themed finished models under the title "The Royal Museum of Science: StarTales". This new series, which goes on sale in Japan on August 18, will be initially introduced with eight mini-models (each packaged with a stick of gum):

In addition, the Japanese bi-weekly magazine "Mono" included with their August 16 issue an exclusive Apollo model:

tegwilym
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posted 08-06-2003 12:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are actaully few of them on Ebay already. Search for "Kaiyodo Apollo" and a bunch of them will come up.

Now just to decide on which one I want to bid on first!

Tom
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tegwilym
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posted 08-06-2003 12:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Kaiyodo Startales" is a better search to try, then they all show up.

Tom

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I just got the Gemini VII mini model, very nice.....will have to work on getting the others now. There is a great deal of info that comes in the package, but all in Japanese! Best was a drawing of JFK giving a speech, no idea what he was saying, but I asked my son to read it and he just said "We choose to go to the moon...."!

Tom Edmonds

PS Mine didn't come with any gum!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-18-2003 10:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In addition the nine listed above, there is also a secret 10th in the series. Its the Saturn V with Mobile Launch Platform (different from the launching Saturn V).

Incidentally, for those curious about the scale of these models -- they are very, very small! Despite their amazing attention to detail, the models are often less than an inch long.

Looking forward to Series 2!

ApolloManiacs
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posted 09-06-2003 09:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ApolloManiacs   Click Here to Email ApolloManiacs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And now, new 'Choco Egg Space series' figures are on sale in Japan. I put some photos of them on my web site.

But this series are not good compared to STARTALES series. Bad quality, bad mold.

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posted 09-19-2003 05:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for press4meco   Click Here to Email press4meco     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As I am currently in the hunt to obtain these, I was just wondering if there are any plans for a future set? Any one have any info or where to go when that info may become available?

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posted 11-26-2003 10:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Speedmaster   Click Here to Email Speedmaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know if these little toys or models are available anywhere in the US?

Thanks very much!

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