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Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-20-2005 09:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote


Moonwalker1954
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posted 07-20-2005 12:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moonwalker1954   Click Here to Email Moonwalker1954     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is a fantastic sculpture but they don't mention the size of the piece. Does anyone know what is the scale?

Pierre-Yves

mdmyer
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posted 07-20-2005 12:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mdmyer   Click Here to Email mdmyer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I called the Mint and they said they have them in stock. I placed an order for one and they said I should have it in 3 to 4 weeks.

Mike Myer
Humboldt KS

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-20-2005 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moonwalker1954:
Does anyone know what is the scale?
The sculpture measures 11 inches tall, 14 inches x 7 inches.

mensax
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posted 07-20-2005 02:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mensax   Click Here to Email mensax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wonder how big the "newspaper image" is? It seems like a good place to mount an 8 by 10 Earthrise photo.

Noah

Michael Clemente
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posted 07-20-2005 03:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Michael Clemente   Click Here to Email Michael Clemente     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've had mine for little over two months. The actual size is 11" tall x 14" long x 7" wide. The newspaper measures 9 1/2" x 11".

It's an outstanding piece. It really looks fantastic. Take care.

Kevmac
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posted 07-20-2005 05:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevmac   Click Here to Email Kevmac     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I echo the previous posts about how great a piece this is. I've had mine for several months now and still enjoy looking at the detail. It is now the showpiece of the bookcase in my living room. You won't find a more accurate sculpture of the Apollo astronauts. It reminds me of how I felt when "Buck" and "Buzz" were released and I was used to G.I. Joe-style figures. If you don't pick one of these up, you're missing out on a great deal.

jerseyboy
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posted 07-20-2005 06:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jerseyboy   Click Here to Email jerseyboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also have had the Danbury Mint's "One Small Step" for about 2 months, and have to agree, this is a fantastic piece. You won't be disappointed in it.

mdmyer
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posted 07-20-2005 09:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mdmyer   Click Here to Email mdmyer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know if this piece is a limited addition and if so how many pieces were made? I agree that the background might be a nice place for an Earthrise photo or maybe a photo of a lunar lander. Antares in Sunlight maybe? I know it is not Apollo 11 but it is still a neat photo.

Mike Myer

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 07-21-2005 11:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If the figures are as impressive as they appear in the illustration above then they are arguably the finest commercially made models I have seen. The detail, proportions, colouring look superb... and as of 2 hours ago, Danbury still have them in stock. I have ordered one for sure.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 08-11-2005 04:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Took delivery today of my Danbury Apollo 11 commemorative piece today. Not too sure about the rather "cramped" display over all but the detail on the suits is outstanding. They have really captured a feel for the suit fabric and flag texture...

starhopper
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posted 08-23-2005 04:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for starhopper   Click Here to Email starhopper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow! I received "One Small Step" today and it is fabulous! (and I'm a picky guy!) - the best thing about the figurine is that you can remove the newspaper part of the figure and display Neil, Buzz and the flag on the moon without a backdrop! Super detail, great price too! You can even read the astronauts names clearly on the front oxygen control box on the suits! I ordered it 10 days ago.

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posted 08-23-2005 06:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 767FO   Click Here to Email 767FO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can't seem to find it on their website. Anyone know where it is? Thanks.

starhopper
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posted 08-23-2005 06:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for starhopper   Click Here to Email starhopper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's not on their website - you have to call customer service and ask for it!

mdmyer
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posted 08-23-2005 07:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mdmyer   Click Here to Email mdmyer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I called and ordered mine too. There is an 800 number on their webpage.

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posted 08-23-2005 09:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 767FO   Click Here to Email 767FO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks. Seems kind of weird that they wouldn't "advertise" it.

Madon_space
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posted 09-13-2005 02:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Madon_space   Click Here to Email Madon_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received mine today and it was definitely worth the wait, had to pay Import Duty but that is fine as it was worth it.

Now all I have to do is make a display case for it.

Moonwalker1954
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posted 08-02-2006 08:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moonwalker1954   Click Here to Email Moonwalker1954     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I finally ordered "One Small Step For Man" on July 17th 2006 and received it today. Just one word: "fantastic"!!!

Pierre-Yves

Michael Davis
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posted 04-06-2008 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Michael Davis   Click Here to Email Michael Davis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've had one of these "One Small Step for Man" sculptures now for a couple of years. I was curious as to whether Danbury Mint items retain much of their value. Not that I want to sale, but is there much of a secondary market for these collectibles? Any feedback is appreciated.

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