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ptraney
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posted 10-13-2013 08:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ptraney   Click Here to Email ptraney     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Finally got my two Bandai models and am very happy with them!!!!

Daugherty54
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posted 10-14-2013 05:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can hardly believe this but Amazon has the Bandai Apollo 13 for $369.26 and free shipping. I went ahead and ordered one. I hope it's worth it!

ptraney
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posted 10-14-2013 09:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ptraney   Click Here to Email ptraney     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is totally worth it, that is a great price and it is a fantastic model!

cspg
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posted 10-15-2013 07:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Daugherty54:
I can hardly believe this but Amazon has the Bandai Apollo 13 for $369.26 and free shipping.
But for US customers only!

the clocks running
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posted 10-15-2013 11:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What a deal at Amazon!

I paid about the same from Japan but the shipping was a lot more!

Grab the Apollo 13 Saturn V while you can. It is awesome!

Constellation One
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posted 10-15-2013 12:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Constellation One   Click Here to Email Constellation One     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOW. My wallet is bleeding, but I couldn't pass this up. Thanks for the heads up!

Constellation One
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posted 10-15-2013 02:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Constellation One   Click Here to Email Constellation One     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Deal is gone. Now at $464.

the clocks running
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posted 10-15-2013 08:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ptraney: Finally got my two Bandai models and am very happy with them!
Great looking presentation of these two beautiful models.

Daugherty54
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posted 10-20-2013 12:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When ordering these from Japan, are we in the US charged any customs fees or import duties?

David C
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posted 10-20-2013 12:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Haven't been on the three Bandai models I've bought.

GoesTo11
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posted 10-20-2013 10:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Same here... bought all three of mine from Ami Ami and wasn't charged extra beyond shipping.

the clocks running
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posted 10-20-2013 11:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We are not charged any custom fees from Japan to the US.

LGC2
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posted 12-01-2013 06:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LGC2   Click Here to Email LGC2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Longtime lurker her at the forum and now proud owner of the Bandai Apollo 13. What a tremendous specimen.

Michael Key's MLP/LUT combo is the missing linkā€¦must PM him immediately!

Anyway, wonderful board Robert, and here's hoping Bandai will continue producing amazing launch vehicles.

mcair
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posted 12-09-2013 07:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mcair     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ptraney:
Finally got my two Bandai models and am very happy with them!!!!
I need an acrylic case for my shuttle, would you mind sharing where you obtained yours? Thanks.

the clocks running
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posted 12-12-2013 05:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AmiAmi just lowered the price of this beautiful model to just over 27,000 Yen!

GRAB IT!!!

Sam Que
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posted 12-17-2013 06:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sam Que   Click Here to Email Sam Que     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great price. Unfortunately almost $90 in shipping. Still a good deal.

Daugherty54
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posted 12-22-2013 02:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazon now has the Bandai Apollo 11 for $364 and free shipping in the US.

RSimon007
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posted 12-26-2013 09:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RSimon007   Click Here to Email RSimon007     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I went to buy this on Amazon about an hour after the last post and it was back to 469. It's back down to $365 again so I finally have purchased. They've sold 4 in the last 5 minutes so get them while they last at this price.

Sam Que
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posted 12-27-2013 05:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sam Que   Click Here to Email Sam Que     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The price keeps fluctuating. I had checked 15 minutes after the original post and it was back up to $465. Now at $465 again.

Daugherty54
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posted 12-27-2013 06:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't get the pricing on Amazon... It has been all over the place the past few days on this model. I am just glad to get it for the $364.35 and free shipping. Hopefully my notice helped someone else catch one.

Sam Que
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posted 01-05-2014 02:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sam Que   Click Here to Email Sam Que     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just curious: How many out there purchased both the Apollo 11 and Apollo 13?

David C
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posted 01-05-2014 03:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have the 13 (horizontal separated display) and the first release 11 (vertical stacked display).

Sam Que
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posted 01-05-2014 03:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sam Que   Click Here to Email Sam Que     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is what I was thinking. Having it stacked loses much of the details. At least that is what I am going to tell my wife...

Daugherty54
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posted 01-05-2014 07:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bought both because I got each at a really great price. I think I'm doing one horizontal and one vertical.

Now hoping they redo the shuttle, if my wallet can heal from these two purchases.

Daugherty54
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posted 02-27-2014 09:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now on Amazon US for $339.04 plus $13.20 shipping.

GoesTo11
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posted 03-17-2014 08:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, it wasn't "two for twice the price" as Robert joked earlier in this thread, but... prices on this model having settled in a range I could talk myself into (it wasn't difficult because I'm a weak, weak person), I finally pulled the trigger.

JPY 37,890 (US$372.95) shipped from AmiAmi. There are a few on offer slightly cheaper on Amazon & Ebay, but I bought my other Bandai models from AmiAmi and was very satisfied with transit time, packing, and handling. Plan is to display this one horizontally with stages separated.

cspg
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posted 04-11-2014 09:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Up to 40% off on the Apollo 11 or 13 Saturn V models from Hobby Link Japan.

And Amiami.com offers 50% on the Apollo 13 model (27,960 Yen). Apollo 11 is sold out.

sev8n
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posted 04-13-2014 06:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sev8n     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by cspg:
And Amiami.com offers 50% on the Apollo 13 model (27,960 Yen). Apollo 11 is sold out.

Apollo 13 is now shown as Sold Out at amiami.com

randyc
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posted 04-15-2014 01:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randyc   Click Here to Email randyc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ordered the Apollo 11 model from Hobbylink Japan last Friday and it arrived today (Tuesday). Now that's fast. I used the EMS shipping option and it worked well.

Hobbylink shipped it in an oversized box without the outer box with the product name and without packing material. When I ordered the Apollo 13 model from AmiAmi it was shipped with the outer box and packing material completely around the inner box. I thought that was the way Hobbylink Japan would ship it.

sev8n
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posted 05-26-2014 07:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sev8n     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hobby Link Japan currently has the Bandai Apollo 13 set on sale for USD $188.84 (19,240 Yen)

GrantV
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posted 05-26-2014 08:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GrantV   Click Here to Email GrantV     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, despite the fact that I said I wasn't going to get one, that was too good of a price to resist.

Now to figure out where to put it....

Philip
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posted 05-27-2014 04:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by ptraney:
Finally got my two Bandai models and am very happy with them!
Superb display STS and Saturn V next to each other.

Norman.King
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posted 05-27-2014 10:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by sev8n:
Hobby Link Japan currently has the Bandai Apollo 13 set on sale for USD $188.84 (19,240 Yen)
Almost tempted to buy another at that price. I wonder what they'll be going for on eBay this time next year?

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posted 05-27-2014 07:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LGC2   Click Here to Email LGC2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Geez, they had to lower the price!!

Now I have two... one displayed with Michael's wonderful accessories, one on its way. If only I can find 40x12x12 inches of horizontal space.

SuperKungFu
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posted 06-11-2014 05:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SuperKungFu   Click Here to Email SuperKungFu     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I remember two years ago when it was just the Apollo 11 model, prices were up to $1000. Now you can have it for less than $300.

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posted 06-11-2014 11:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now that the second production run is complete, and the market may have reached critical mass, the value of the Apollo 11 and Apollo 13 sets will begin their climb in price once again.

It would be very cool to see a J Mission set (Apollo 15, 16, or 17) from Bandai in the future.

Only time will tell.

cspg
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posted 06-12-2014 09:27 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 the clocks running:
It would be very cool to see a J Mission set (Apollo 15, 16, or 17) from Bandai in the future.
How such model would be different from the Apollo 11 and 13 ones?

cycleroadie
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posted 06-12-2014 10:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would guess the inclusion of a Lunar Rover, an additional Service Module (and hopefully a Command Module to go with it) with a SIM bay, and maybe a LM with the Quad 1 compartment open from the rover being deployed. The rocket itself, no real difference.

cspg
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posted 06-12-2014 10:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Then they should drop the rocket and go with the LM, CM and rover at a larger scale (1:48).

Ronpur
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posted 06-12-2014 04:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by cycleroadie:
The rocket itself, no real difference.

There would be no Ullage Motors on the S-1C/S-2 interstage. I know the insulation changed on the S-2 as well, but not sure when that happened.

I don't know if there were other differences.


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