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I have to give credit to Speefiend for finding this one on the top shelf.
Do you all think a 1:12 Tamiya F50 for $256. Do you think this is a good price? I mean not that I can afford it but you never know.
 
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That's pretty good, considering the average prices that I've seen (especially on the red ones) going for $300 plus dollars. :cheers
 
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Thank you guys I just needed to get a feel for how much they may go for. :cheers

Also one more Question. Are they hard to find?
 

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I wonder why its at the electronics store? Here's what I gathered about the model from the Exoticar catalog:

"$449, very limited supply, removeable roll bars and hardtop, detailed carbon fiber interior & engine, brake caliper & rotor, 15.5 inches long"

If you've got the money and you think you'll want it, I'd say this is your opportunity to get it pretty cheap. From what I have heard its an excellently detailed model. Go for it! :cheers
 
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CollectorX said:
Also one more Question. Are they hard to find?
Not extremely difficult, but supplies are drying up (on the red ones).

$256 is alot of money for anything. But if you break it down interms of diecast mula, then that would equal approx 4 to 5 Autoarts.

Is this F50 worth 4 to 5 AUTOart? I honestly feel that it does.

Although it's not "furious" detail like an Exoto, it's still one helluva diecast. It's got top notch quality - both fit & finish. Another plus is the heft. This is one heavy sucker.

Like I've said - $256 is alot of money, but this baby ain't gonna get cheaper that's for sure.

Here's some info & cool pics of the subject. :cheers
 
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If I could find one locally for that price, I would pick it up. I don't think I've even seen one in a local store though, and that's probably a good thing!
 

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:iagree If I could find one that cheap, I would buy it :cheers

They look like really nice models :cheers
 
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:iagree If you have the money, I rather have this one than 4 or 5 Autoarts. It's sure to be a rare piece down the road. Heck, it's even rare now. I haven't even seen one around me at all. The only one I've ever seen was in a shop in Asia and it was priced at $650 at today's exchange rate.
 

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CollectorX said:
I have to give credit to Speefiend for finding this one on the top shelf.
Do you all think a 1:12 Tamiya F50 for $256. Do you think this is a good price? I mean not that I can afford it but you never know.
Was it at Fry's Electronics? The one here has two, but they still have them at the regular price as of last week. I go to that store once or twice a week.
If it Fry's, it is not surprising they have it marked down as I have bought several diecast at 1/3 of retail. The downside is that the boxes tend to have severe shelf rash.

Also, is this the F-50 Kit? That is the one I saw.
 
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Thanks guys for the very useful info. Especially McLaren F1 Guy :cheers

Yes acisne it is Fry's electronics. Did you buy the other one?
 

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CollectorX said:
Thanks guys for the very useful info. Especially McLaren F1 Guy :cheers

Yes acisne it is Fry's electronics. Did you buy the other one?
I assume you are talking about the Austin store. I am talking about the Houston store. They have had these two kits since last Christmas.
It is very tempting to get it, but I don't want to add another scale to the madness! :lol I have one 1/12 and it is the Ertl Mustang besides a couple of old unbuilt 1/12's.
 

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Oops I never knew they had a frys outside of Austin.
There are about 30 nationwide with most of them in California. There are six in Texas with 4 in the Dallas metro area. I know that they have diecast online, but I have not checkesd in a while. It is www.outpost.com if any wants to check.

I have picked up several Maistos and LE Ertls at the one here.

For the ones that have never been to one, their stores are huge, about the size of a big SuperWalmart and they sell just about anything.
 

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Hey. ya'll! It was a beautiful beast, I must say. That removable hardtop is SAH-WEET! :drool

Good luck, CollectorX! :cheers Follow your diecast heart! :giggle
 
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