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cspg
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posted 07-02-2011 01:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Flying Mule has this model listed for $144.99, July pre-order.

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posted 07-02-2011 05:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any European dealers?

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posted 07-02-2011 05:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ordered mine from Hobby link Japan at 11,200 yen which converts to 138.62 Dollars excluding freight and tax.

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posted 07-05-2011 10:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by nasamad:
All the signs in the pictures imply that Mr. Armstrong has not licensed his likeness to this product, such as the obvious lack of his name on the advert and also no tag on the RCU or suit. However the fact that the figure is obviously modeled on him makes me wonder if it will get into production without his blessing. I'm sure he would have a case to stop it if he so wishes.

As you say, the resemblance is too strong to be a coincidence, but I'm pretty sure Dragon is in the clear re: licensing so long as they don't attach Armstrong's name (or an actual image of him) to the product or packaging. I'm no lawyer, though.

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posted 07-19-2011 05:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like there are several on eBay but it's not clear if it's some kind of pre-order.

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posted 07-21-2011 01:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think this item is out on the market and is going to be shipped very soon, today I received from Hobbylink Japan that they have excepted my Payment.

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posted 07-21-2011 02:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
By the end of August.

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posted 07-21-2011 04:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Then Hobbylink Japan makes sure they get paid early before shipping!

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posted 07-25-2011 01:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by apolloprojeckt:
By the end of August.
Mine has been shipped. I have just received the shipping note with the tracking number, Dragon must have released it earlier than August.

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posted 07-28-2011 04:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I should be picking mine tomorrow.

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posted 07-28-2011 08:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are you planning to post a picture of the real model? I'm not interested in it (I don't find Armstrong to be that attractive!), just curious as to what it looks like.

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posted 07-28-2011 10:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Curiosity kills the cat!!! I will try and find some time to snap a few shots. Chris, I will try to hide his face for you!

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posted 07-28-2011 02:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you're going to go for a photo montage, I can come up with a few names!

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posted 07-29-2011 09:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I managed to snap a few photos of Dragon's new Apollo 11 Astronaut (2011). I am very pleased with this model and as you can see from the photos below, all the equipment seems to be there including the camera, watch, etc.

The resemblance to Neil Armstrong I think they are still a bit far off so Chris it should not worry you if it finds a place in your home.

Excuse my photography, okay!

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posted 07-29-2011 09:39 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 alexbaja:
The resemblance to Neil Armstrong I think they are still a bit far off so Chris it should not worry you if it finds a place in your home.
Thanks for the pictures! You have saved me $150 (give or take). I'll stick to rockets and planes.

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posted 07-29-2011 09:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for you compliments Chris I will cherish it even more now!

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posted 07-29-2011 09:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With a bit of luck, it looks better once outside the box!

Do you have to stuff the suit with something? It looks "flat".

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posted 07-29-2011 09:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This should be another future diorama project, so for now it will sit in the box.

Yes, you are right it needs some stuffing but that will be done later on.

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posted 07-29-2011 10:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PeterO   Click Here to Email PeterO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the photos! They confirm that other than the head sculpt, this version is essentially identical to the original two versions that were released.

I modified "Buck" to represent Wally Schirra walking to the LC 34 elevator, with IVA gloves and boots, no LEVA, life preserver, added suit details and a cooling unit.

My "Buzz" is modified to represent Al Bean, with his name tape and patch, and I added his cuff checklist, open to a certain, um, cheeky photo that the backup crew added to it.

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posted 07-29-2011 10:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks great! Has the visor also a gold mirror layer?

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posted 07-29-2011 10:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by apolloprojeckt:
Looks great! Has the visor also a gold mirror layer?

No unfortunately not, it does have a gold trimming around the outer helmet as you can see in the photo but that's it.

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posted 07-29-2011 10:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is very pity! The gold mirror layer give just that extra accurate detail. I do not understand why they take this detail take over?

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posted 07-29-2011 10:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If I see this little YouTube clip after 18 seconds, I see a mirror visor? Are there two versions than?

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posted 07-29-2011 11:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by apolloprojeckt:
I do not understand why they take this detail take over?
I think you are very right, this model would have looked much better with a gold mirror finished visor, but unfortunately I think that Dragon does not look over cS to see our demands.

Yes, Dragon does take note of our demands on cS.
Keep up the good work.

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posted 07-29-2011 11:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by apolloprojeckt:
Are there two versions than?
I will try to inspect it again either later on today or tomorrow and will post the result.

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posted 07-29-2011 11:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes it is there, the gold visor slides in the outer helmet. So with better inspection I found it, so guys, yes, it was my mistake.

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posted 07-29-2011 11:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ah, that is nice. I found it all very strange, such detail missing.

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posted 07-30-2011 07:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ringo67   Click Here to Email ringo67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Judging by the video, it also look like the microphone booms are on the Snoopy cap. On the other two versions, the Snoopy cap is just a cowl.

I've been thinking of adding some detail to the cap, I just haven't had the time. Of course, I still have the backpacks in pieces.

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posted 07-31-2011 02:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, it is all there.

With better inspection it seems that all of the items shown on that video clip are all there in this package so I think that it is pretty detailed.

All it needs is the Armstrong name tag on the front chest but of course for obvious reasons it's not included.

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posted 08-02-2011 05:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for sharing... enjoy the model!

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posted 08-03-2011 12:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, but I was hoping that there will be more cS members that would invest in this model, till now?

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posted 08-04-2011 12:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Possible explanations:
  1. It hasn't been released in the US yet.
  2. It's expensive.
  3. It's a doll.
(just teasing).

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posted 08-04-2011 04:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Possible answers:
  1. Could be.
  2. Maybe
  3. A very well made one.
(a just reply).

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posted 08-04-2011 09:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To cheer you up.

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posted 08-04-2011 09:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Chris you put a on my face.

It is a nice doll as you can see and the detail is there, lets hope we see some dioramas of this model. I plan to do one for mine in the near future.

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posted 08-04-2011 12:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by alexbaja:
Thanks, but I was hoping that there will be more cS members that would invest in this model, till now?
I'll be buying one. Does that help?

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posted 08-04-2011 02:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Phew!!! At least I am not the only one.

Are they out in the US?

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posted 08-04-2011 04:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just waiting for the Flying Mule to stock them, along with the Apollo LM/CSM diorama.

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posted 08-04-2011 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received a review sample of the new Apollo astronaut from Dragon last week. I haven't opened it yet, but plan to do a side-by-side photo shoot with their older Buzz figure to share on collectSPACE. Plan to take the pics this weekend...

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posted 08-04-2011 06:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randyc   Click Here to Email randyc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got one yesterday at a hobby shop in Colorado.

By the way it's not a doll... it's an action figure!


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