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$3000 dollars?

I guess the box wasn't joking where it says "Ultra Collectable."

As someone who's mostly interested in metal robot toys, you can sometimes forget just how many other types of collectable toys there are.

It kind of makes you wonder, what are the toys being made today that'll fetch that money fourty years from now?

ZA's picture
Posted by ZA on 3 July, 2008 - 21:07
Sorry, perhaps I wasn't

Sorry, perhaps I wasn't clear enough. There's no way this toy reviewed would sell for $3000, unless someone wants to make me an offer! No, I meant the original Aurora model kit from the '60s. I paid about $65 this toy. ;)

As for what will be worth big bucks 40 years from now, I'm gonna guess something that was NOT produced as a collectible.

"This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
Onyx Blackman
Principal, Flatpoint High

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Posted by NekroDave on 3 July, 2008 - 21:54
but still

I do know what you meant. Still, I think the fact that this toy used the cast of a $3000 toy is exciting enough.

Edit: After taking another look at Frankie's arms outstreched photo I suddenly feel the need to give the guy a hug.

ZA's picture
Posted by ZA on 3 July, 2008 - 23:08
Frankie's a big hunk o'

Frankie's a big hunk o' shelf hogging, jumbo swatting vinyl you got there Dave! Thanks for pushing stuff like this into the light of day for the rest of us to discover. This one looks like he'd squash the more recent Build A Figure 14" Frankie.

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Posted by repairtechjon on 3 July, 2008 - 22:10
Frankie Goes to Hollywood

I have forgotten about that rare Frankenstein Aurora kit. Somewhere in one of my old Fine Scale Modelers is an article about that kit. I just thought it was so silly that it was such a stubby looking Frankenstein and it was so expensive even back then! Now I think that kit is quite charming!

Monster and surf model kits is an entire genre unto it self with Aurora, Hawk, Revell et al producting some facinating and odd kits that would never even be considered being produced today. Somewhere I have a Rat Fink model that I need to review. In the 1980's I remember getting a mailer for odd and rare figure kits from the 5T's and 6T's and they in the $500-$1000 which was a lot of money back then.

Thanks for jogging my memory on the frankenstein kit/vinyl!
Cheers
LF

We'll fight them on the Beaches!

Showapop's picture
Posted by Showapop on 3 July, 2008 - 22:46
Big Frankie article

I'm not familiar with that article you mentioned, but there's another good one that one of the members of the Universal Monster Army posted here. It's a pretty interesting read, and includes a picture of the original clay prototype.

"This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
Onyx Blackman
Principal, Flatpoint High

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Posted by NekroDave on 5 July, 2008 - 16:54
 
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