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Philip
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posted 06-17-2013 02:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any idea how common these "Neil Armstrong, First Man on the Moon" figurines are? Measures 20cm base included...

apolloprojeckt
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posted 06-17-2013 03:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is strange this model looks familiar, but in resin model kit. The weight is heavy?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-17-2013 03:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These pewter models, and a smaller space shuttle-era EMU figurine, were made for and offered by the former Countdown Creations (collectSPACE offered them for sale through buySPACE at the time, circa 2006-2007).

The models were produced in England. They weren't a limited edition, though they weren't manufactured in massive batches.

spacerace776
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posted 06-18-2013 06:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spacerace776   Click Here to Email spacerace776     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They do look the same. I have the resin version, and it is a manufactured kit so there is two versions of the figure. Plus its nice to hear they weren't manufactured in massive batches as this would make it a rare kit to find.

Philip
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posted 06-18-2013 10:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's indeed a rare kit, the pewter (not really sure it's that material!?) one is quite heavy and is sometimes found on eBay for US $99.00.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-18-2013 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's the original (2005) description of the statue, as first offered by Countdown Creations:
First Man on the Moon Sculpture

This stunning pewter sculpture commemorates the first manned lunar landing of Apollo 11. The sculpture is 8" tall and includes a hand-polished lacquered finish.

This piece is the first of an exclusive line of pewter sculptures developed by Countdown Creations and our partners at collectSPACE.

Size: 8" tall

The statue originally sold for $59.95.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 06-18-2013 12:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For what its worth, I helped the manufacturer (Compulsion Sculpture of Bromley England) find outlets for the pewter figure in the US.

Originally sold in the UK with the Armstrong inscription they produced a version without Neil's name for the US market; to avoid any image or naming rights issues. They sent me two of the US version by way of "commission".

I can't recall the detail as I simply found outlets interested in selling these items then passed the details to the manufacturer to thrash out the rest of the deal.

I don't think Countdown Creations/collectSPACE had exclusivity on this piece in the US but I may be wrong.

And yes, I think it was based on the resin version.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-18-2013 12:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can't say (as I don't recall) if the moonwalker was exclusive, but I know for certain that the EMU figure was only available from Countdown Creations.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 06-18-2013 04:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
I know for certain that the EMU figure was only available from Countdown Creations.
I believe you are correct Robert.

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