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alexbaja
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posted 10-05-2011 10:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cspg:
The ISS model is no longer mentioned.
Chris, we hope that they will reconsider an ISS. I think that everybody agrees that Bandai makes an excellent job out of their models.

I am sure that the price would not be cheap as the price of their International Convention Train was 769 Euros.

cspg
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posted 10-05-2011 10:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's not mentioned on Hobby Link website but that doesn't mean it won't show up during the upcoming show!.

alexbaja
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posted 10-05-2011 10:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree that it doesn't show any more but it was mentioned on Hobby Link Japan, so fingers crossed.

leerevill
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posted 01-04-2013 03:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for leerevill   Click Here to Email leerevill     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm new here but wanted to ask you a question.

A while ago I discovered the beautiful Bandai Saturn V and Bandai Shuttle Endeavour. My problem is I have very little money but had saved enough for the shuttle (well I thought I did) in the time it has took me to save, it is sold out everywhere and is only available now for around £600! Unfortunately that is out of reach for me.

My question is do you think Bandai will ever make any of the other shuttles? I'm desperate for one even more so now that I missed out on Endeavour. Thanks guys.

cspg
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posted 01-05-2013 06:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by leerevill:
My question is do you think Bandai will ever make any of the other shuttles? I'm desperate for one even more so now that I missed out on Endeavour. Thanks guys.

Based upon what happens in the "warbirds" world (Corgi and Century Wings to name two companies), Bandai could theoritically build another shuttle model, say Columbia with a white ET. But in view of the price tag and the limited market for those, I'm skeptical.

leerevill
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posted 01-05-2013 09:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for leerevill   Click Here to Email leerevill     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for your reply

I really hope so, the shuttle is something I really would love. I have tried contacting Bandai but to no avail. Surely they must see how much the price has been increased by flipper/scalpers and think "hey we should release another shuttle so the fans of this piece are not be ripped off."

It would be nice, I really hope it happens.

the clocks running
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posted 01-05-2013 05:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been researching the Otona No Chogokin situation for well over a year now.

I was able to acquire my Apollo 11 Saturn V model from Bluefin Distribution, the US distributor for the Bandai Tamashii Nations Division. My Space Shuttle Endeavour was acquired on eBay for $540.00 from a US Bandai dealer.

My best advice is to purchase these models now if you can see your way to do so because the Bandai Tamashii Nations division does not have any plans to reissue these models. The demand for the Apollo 11 and Endeavour models is not high enough for Bandai to consider reissuing these products. The US distributor explained this unfortunate information to me.

Since we are dealing with a down worldwide economy, the current value of these models is probably as low as you will see it.

I have also attempted to email Bandai and have never received the courtesy of a reply. Bandai's email is: voc-japan@bandai.co.jp. You can attempt to contact them also but I doubt that you will receive a reply.

All the best acquiring these models and please contact me if I can help.

GoesTo11
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posted 01-05-2013 06:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I purchased the Bandai Apollo 11/Saturn V, Shuttle Endeavour, and Hayabusa probe through a Japan-based distributor, Amiami.com. You might try contacting them.

leerevill
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posted 01-05-2013 06:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for leerevill   Click Here to Email leerevill     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the replies.

That really is a shame as there is no way I can afford what they are now going for now, I guess I will have just look at the pics and hope maybe one day to find someone who is not just out to make a quick buck, and sell at what they retailed originally, maybe then I can own this wonderful piece.

leerevill
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posted 01-05-2013 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for leerevill   Click Here to Email leerevill     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh and thanks guys for all your help, great forum you got here


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