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Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-11-2007 11:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Code 3 Collectibles' Apollo XI Command Module will return to production soon, courtesy TMC Pacific Modelworks, the company told collectSPACE on Sunday at the American International Toy Fair in New York.

Targeted for release in the fall of 2007, the Columbia model, which was first offered in December 2003 as part of Code 3's National Air and Space Museum series and which recently was seen on eBay selling for nearly 10 times its original list price, will be followed by the release of its Mercury and Gemini sister pieces (date TBD).

No other details were available at this time.

AstronautBrian
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posted 02-12-2007 12:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AstronautBrian   Click Here to Email AstronautBrian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is good news. I wish I would have bought the Code 3's back then. This will give me a second chance. I hope that they reproduce the whole line again.

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posted 02-12-2007 02:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't tell the guy who just paid $800 for the command module alone!

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posted 02-12-2007 08:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astroborg   Click Here to Email astroborg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My two cents worth - the Code 3 models are nice, and I have all three, but - it would be even better if the new firm could straighten out the flaws found in each replica. From memory - it's been a while since I popped open the hatches: the Mercury capsule's seat was oriented wrong, if I recall; I know for sure the two ejection seats on the Gemini should be tilted with respect to one another (they're not); and a real significant improvement to realism would be if the CM had a lower equipment bay, and you could see beneath the three seats (Code 3 didn't model this). Don't get me wrong, I still like them; they just could be more accurate. I was very fortunate and got them on sale, directly from Code 3.

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posted 02-12-2007 01:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for collocation   Click Here to Email collocation     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any idea of the approximate price range of this replica?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-12-2007 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
TMC Pacific has not yet a set a price. The original Code 3 Collectibles' retail price was $96.

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posted 02-12-2007 02:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sweet! Now maybe I can get one of those this time. I really blew it when they first came out. I know have a bruise on my rear from kicking myself so many times for not buying one.

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posted 02-12-2007 02:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dsenechal   Click Here to Email dsenechal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is great news! As mentioned earlier, I hope they'll re-release the whole series: Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo. However, if they're only going to do one of them, the CM is the one to market.

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posted 02-12-2007 02:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for collocation   Click Here to Email collocation     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fantastic news about the approximate price. Thanks for your diligence on this guy.

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posted 02-12-2007 09:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Definitely great news... I'll be buying one too. There's another Code 3 on e-Bay now that's up to $660...

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posted 02-13-2007 04:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Doc Solo   Click Here to Email Doc Solo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good thing I sold both sets of 3, one set on ebay, and the other set privately! This news makes me happy! I actually finally sold something at the right time! I figured someone would reproduce these again.

James Brown
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posted 02-13-2007 07:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for James Brown   Click Here to Email James Brown     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hate to see it myself.

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posted 02-13-2007 12:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Madon_space   Click Here to Email Madon_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is absolutely fantastic news, looks like my credit card is going to be busy. Best not tell the mrs.

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posted 02-13-2007 09:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevmac   Click Here to Email Kevmac     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Will they provide a discount for buying all three models at the same time? That would provide incentive to buy all three and probably drive up their total sales.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-16-2007 04:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I heard recently that TMC Pacific is making progress toward the models' release, in particular focusing on how they will packaged. I believe they are still targeting late fall for at least the command module's debut.

GACspaceguy
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posted 08-12-2007 01:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I spoke to them last week, if all goes well we may be seeing something at SpaceFest!

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posted 08-18-2007 03:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dsenechal   Click Here to Email dsenechal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the update, gentlemen. I'm sure many of us will be looking forward to the release of this model, and the Mercury & Gemini as well. Dave

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posted 08-18-2007 09:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are here at SpaceFest! The first issue is a signed collector's series. They are in a glass case with a black base. They are a signature series with Charlie Duke signing the Apollo base, Scott Carpenter signing the Mercury base and Jim Lovell's signature on the Gemini.

Here is the bottom line, the price was shown to be $679 for Apollo and $649 each for the Mercury and the Gemini. The sign stated you could buy the set for $1795. I have photos but will not be able to post them until I get home on the 27th (I am posting this with my BlackBerry, this is a great site Robert!)

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posted 08-18-2007 10:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Matt T   Click Here to Email Matt T     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
$679!!!!

Hooray for capitalism!

SpaceAholic
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posted 08-18-2007 10:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That took the wind out of my sails...for anybody at Spacefest - perhaps you can inquire if the CM will be offered less expensively without the signature...

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posted 08-21-2007 03:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for E2M Lem Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You have got to be kidding- give us modelers a break!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-21-2007 04:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Note that the prices were for the signed, limited edition. I would expect (a.k.a. hope) that the unsigned open edition of these models would be closer to their original Code 3 price.

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posted 08-28-2007 11:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by GACspaceguy:
They are here at SpaceFest! ... I have photos but will not be able to post them until I get home on the 27th

Fred..any chance you can upload images of the models (particularly of the Columbia)?

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posted 08-29-2007 01:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm glad to see that something is coming out. I'll take the discount "unsigned" version. You should have seen what it looked like when I was kicking myself after missing out on the Code 3 models and they showed up on Ebay out of my budget. That would have made a good YouTube video. I would have been as famous as the Aldrin/Sibrel smack!

GACspaceguy
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posted 08-30-2007 08:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here are photos of the display at SpaceFest. Basically they set their model display in the corner of the ASU booth and left it there unattended. The model quality looked as good as the Code 3 versions but that was with only being able to view them from arms length, as you can see in the photo.

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posted 08-30-2007 07:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dsenechal   Click Here to Email dsenechal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know when the "standard" models will be available? Thanks. Dave

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posted 08-30-2007 07:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just pre-ordered the "non signature" version. TMC has not formally announced release but they are shooting images this week and will finalize pricing in the next 10-14 days with an update to their catalog.

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posted 09-02-2007 06:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for starhopper   Click Here to Email starhopper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Where, exactly, does one see the TMC "catalogue" and place an order?

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I never bought the Code 3, but weren't the three original spacecraft depicted, the ones at the National Air and Space Museum: Friendship 7, Gemini 4, and Apollo 11? The display bases are modeled after these spacecraft on display at NASM.

Is the change to Gemini 7 and Apollo 16 permanent, or just called that so they could get Duke and Lovell to sign the base?

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Originally posted by starhopper:
Where, exactly, does one see the TMC "catalogue" and place an order?
TMC Pacific's website is www.warplanes.com.

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posted 09-03-2007 09:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe the new mission names were used just for the signings. The models are the same as those produced by Code 3.

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Here is an update I received today from Tyrone Wong - I also received pictures and the base appears to be modified from the Code 3 version:
Thank you for your inquiry into the Space Capsule line as seen at Spacefest.

There has been two small changes. First we have brought the price down a bit to make it more consumer friendly. Secondly we had to go with Jim McDivitt as the signee vs. Jim Lovell for Gemini.

We are offering this line in two ways. Signed and Unsigned by the astronaut that flew them.

The Signed versions will have these other bonuses:

  • specialized packaging,
  • a Museum Quality Case,
  • a Signature Plate,
  • a COA (Certificate of Authenticity)
  • and a portfolio about the item.
Mercury Capsule - will be signed by Scott Carpenter. The signed version is product sku is # MN11062SS and will be a limited edition of 1962, saluting the date of the original event. The Signed version will retail for $459.95, the unsigned version will retail for $179.95. The unsigned product sku is # MN11062.

Gemini Capsule - will be signed by Jim McDivitt. The signed version is product sku # MN11063SS and will be a limited edition of 1965, saluting the date of the original event. The signed version will retail for $459.95, the unsigned version will retail for $179.95. The unsigned product sku is # MN11063.

Apollo Capsule - will be signed by Charlie Duke. The signed version is product sku # MN11064SS and will be a limited edition of 1972, saluting the date of the original event. The signed version will retail for $499.95, the unsigned will retail for $199.95. The unsigned product sku is MN11064.

We are offering a special price for all 3 signed. Normally all 3 signed would be $1,419.85. Our special to buy all three at once is $1,199.95, a savings of $219.90.

The Signed versions will be available around mid to late October. The Unsigned versions will be ready in 3 weeks.

Due to the demand for these especially from Spacefest we are taking 50% deposits on Credit Cards for these. Would you like to book a set for yourself? If so please contact me with a credit card and your shipping address.

Tyrone Wong
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TMC Pacific Modelworks, LLC

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posted 09-16-2007 10:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tedc   Click Here to Email tedc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can someone who has placed their order please post the telephone number to call?

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Toll Free +1 800 950 9944 ext. 5317
Local +1 480 991 1841

or email: twong@tmcpacific.com

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Greetings! You can now order the Code 3 Collectibles' models on our website.

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I was furious when Code 3 were selling them at a bargain 50USD each just before the end of their Space Line... because I paid the regular price. Now, it's even more expensive, and I'm not counting eBay.

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posted 09-26-2007 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for collocation   Click Here to Email collocation     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do you know if there is a "discount" if one were to purchase all three unsigned models at one time?

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Has anyone received their order from Pacific? Do the Pacific models include the hatch as the Code 3 models did? What are the differences in the stand - signed vs. unsigned?

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I was informed by Tyrone Wong (of TMC Models) last week that shipping for these models have been delayed until the end of the month (no reason given)...

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I'd love to order all three, but I'm a little uneasy about it until the mysterious delays are more fully explained.


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