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cspg
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posted 09-06-2012 03:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dragon Models announcement
1/18 Apollo Astronaut Assortment

Brand New Action 18 Hero Series

Making one giant leap forward for collectors is Dragon’s new Action 18 Hero range of figures! The first four astronaut action figures (Item Nos. 18101-18104) come as a complementary assortment, and they are beautifully made to 1/18 scale (3.75-inch). Every figure in the quartet represents an Apollo astronaut, and they come with differentiating features and accessories. One astronaut has planted the “Stars and Stripes” flag on the Moon’s surface, another carries a camera, while a third wields a scoop with which to collect lunar soil specimens.

The face of the fourth figure can be seen as he has taken off his helmet and carries it in his hands. All the figures come with individual dioramic stands so that they can be realistically displayed.

All the action figures feature ball joints to give their legs and arms an appropriate degree of articulation within their spacesuits. Making use of Dragon’s vast experience in producing 12-inch action figures, this set is simply stunning. They soar far above toy-like figures from other manufacturers, and their individual painting is equal to that in the best of collections. The NASA badges on their spacesuits are accurately produced by tampo printing. These are the first figures in the Action 18 Hero collection, and like the Apollo space exploration program, there is so much more for space fans to discover and look forward to!

  • Ball joints for different articulation
  • Badges presented in tampo printing
  • Diorama stand included for display
  • Separate accessories for different poses
This series is sold by the Inner Box with assortment of 4 action figures. Each Inner Box includes the following:
  • 18101 - Astronaut w/Flag - 3 pcs Per inner box
  • 18102 - Astronaut w/Camera - 3 pcs per inner box
  • 18103 - Astronaut w/Scoop - 3 pcs per inner box
  • 18104 - Astronaut w/Helmet in hand - 3 pcs per inner box

alexbaja
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posted 09-06-2012 03:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like, with a good assortment. Thanks Chris.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 09-06-2012 03:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That looks good!! But why still always only the A7L space suit? I hope they come out also with the A7LB suit.

PeterO
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posted 09-06-2012 05:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PeterO   Click Here to Email PeterO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now they need a 1/18 LM and CSM to go with them!

Jay Chladek
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posted 09-06-2012 09:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PeterO:
Now they need a 1/18 LM and CSM to go with them!
LOL!

I doubt they would. But, doing a pair of A7LB suited astronauts in a lunar rover would be nice. Part of the reason for the LB suits is so they would have the torso bending capabilities to ride in the rover.

Any idea what the price of each of these astronauts will be? By the way, the figure with his helmet removed looks an awful lot like a certain astronaut who will be buried this month (as opposed to his partner with the thinning hairline).

Ronpur
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posted 09-06-2012 10:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It says MSRP is $11.95! Not bad at all!

CaptSpry
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posted 09-07-2012 02:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CaptSpry   Click Here to Email CaptSpry     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any idea when these will be made available for purchase?

cspg
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posted 09-07-2012 02:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dragon is already 10+ months late in some of their models, so who knows. The Flying Mule received information about those yesterday. Dragon Models USA announces the models for November.

cspg
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posted 10-22-2012 02:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
$47.95 at The Space Store. Can't order yet. Planned arrival: November.

divemaster
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posted 10-22-2012 08:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
1/18? Is ANYTHING available in that scale in real space anything?

By the way, if anyone knows if astronaut figures in 1/32 or 1/35, I would be very interested. Please let me know. Since we lost Chris C. from EVA models, no one is making decent products in that scale.

sev8n
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posted 10-22-2012 11:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sev8n     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pegasus Hobbies makes an injection-molded model of the Bell X-1 in 1:18 scale. Not 'real space' but could be considered 'early space'.

cspg
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posted 10-23-2012 01:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There's a F/A-18 at that scale... but it's not space-related!

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posted 10-26-2012 12:00 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 divemaster:
1/18? Is ANYTHING available in that scale in real space anything?

Don't know about kits, but I believe the Code 3 Lunar Rover is 1:18. It better be, because I'm going to put a 1:18 '65 Corvette next to it.

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posted 10-26-2012 09:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...a gold or blue Corvette?

GoesTo11
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posted 10-26-2012 10:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Blue, of course.

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posted 10-26-2012 01:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Seems as though Dragon is slowing down releasing Apollo related products for now. Maybe to product line has been completed?

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posted 10-26-2012 08:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've noticed too. Can't say I really mind, as my wallet could use the break, but there's not much still out there to be done by Dragon in that vein... at least in terms of ready-made models.

I'm still holding out hope for a 1:72 Mercury-Atlas and Gemini-Titan.

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posted 11-29-2012 07:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any info on an ETA for the 1:18 Apollo Astronaut assortment?

cspg
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posted 11-30-2012 01:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Moved from November to December...

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posted 02-05-2013 11:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ETA is now February 2013.

cspg
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posted 02-28-2013 02:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Product description with release date removed from Dragon USA...

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posted 03-01-2013 09:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Probably a mistake and the webpage needs to be updated.

cspg
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posted 03-02-2013 05:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Doesn't take 3 days to update a web page...

From HobbyLink Japan, release could be about March 30 (or later) and they're not taking any more orders because of potential lack of supply...

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posted 03-02-2013 10:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My local hobby shop explained that Dragon is known to offer product release dates that are not accurate. I called Dragon USA and inquired about this product and they have no idea when they will receive stock.

cspg
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posted 03-03-2013 05:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Makes you wonder why they've put it on their web site in first place (the models and collection are not listed on Dragon Hong-Kong website). There's still quite some room for effective communications, despite the billions of cell phones on the planet.

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posted 03-03-2013 12:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I understand your frustration. My local hobby shop stated that this happens with Dragon all of the time. Hopefully we will see this product appear on the store shelves very soon.

John K. Rochester
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posted 03-19-2013 01:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John K. Rochester   Click Here to Email John K. Rochester     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by the clocks running:
My local hobby shop stated that this happens with Dragon all of the time.
Do you use "Performance Hobbies" in Webster?

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posted 03-19-2013 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tom at Performance did not tell me about the Dragon issue, it was another store that I will leave anonymous, but Performance Hobbies is one of my favorites and I buy kits and supplies there all of the time.

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posted 03-29-2013 05:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did Dragon remove this product from their website?

cspg
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posted 03-29-2013 05:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dragon Models USA removed it. It never appeared on Dragon Model-Hong Kong (Headquarters).

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posted 01-28-2014 04:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CaptSpry   Click Here to Email CaptSpry     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know if this has been cancelled? I was really looking forward to these.

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