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Joined: January 17th, 2007, 6:25 pm

July 16th, 2012, 10:42 pm #1

I was cleaning up and figured some would get a kick out of the prices at Squadron in 1971:






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Joined: August 20th, 2005, 7:12 pm

July 16th, 2012, 10:44 pm #2

I've got some modeling magazines from the '80's that have those adverts in them! Boy, sure makes you wish the prices were like that now with some of these kits!
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Joined: August 12th, 2007, 3:33 am

July 16th, 2012, 10:54 pm #3

I was cleaning up and figured some would get a kick out of the prices at Squadron in 1971:





Some of the products are as frightening as the prices n/t
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Joined: April 1st, 2006, 12:36 am

July 16th, 2012, 11:34 pm #4

I was cleaning up and figured some would get a kick out of the prices at Squadron in 1971:





The Hasegawa P2V-7 Neptune about that time. $7.00 for a kit? No Way. A lost opportunity, as I ended up paying around $25.00+ each for the ones in my stash, including one with the original $7.00 price on the box.

In my single days, I used to buy models on the assumption that they would never get cheaper, but I was wrong! Some kits actually cost less now than they did in the 1980s, etc.

Ah well, they are in my stash, and that is what matters, I suppose.

Cordially,
Bruce, a sucker for those "out of production and not likely to re-released kits."
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Joined: January 17th, 2007, 6:25 pm

July 17th, 2012, 12:00 am #5

That I wanted an armor kit, that cost around $23, and couldn't swing it. Inflation sure does feel strange when I look at the prices today.
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Joined: March 13th, 2005, 12:38 pm

July 17th, 2012, 12:50 am #6

I was cleaning up and figured some would get a kick out of the prices at Squadron in 1971:





Yes those were the good ole days.

I sent Squadron a check way back then, and bought 3 boxes of model airplanes,and paid only $19.00!!

David Cooper
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 5:31 am

July 17th, 2012, 1:12 am #7

I was cleaning up and figured some would get a kick out of the prices at Squadron in 1971:





The prices seem unbelievably low now, but a $10 for a kit back then was a LOAD of money for many of us; those were the kits we dreamed of being able to afford SOME day...

I liked those old Squadron catalogs (I still have a bunch of mine), when they had build articles, profiles, reviews, etc.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 5:31 am

July 17th, 2012, 1:20 am #8

The Hasegawa P2V-7 Neptune about that time. $7.00 for a kit? No Way. A lost opportunity, as I ended up paying around $25.00+ each for the ones in my stash, including one with the original $7.00 price on the box.

In my single days, I used to buy models on the assumption that they would never get cheaper, but I was wrong! Some kits actually cost less now than they did in the 1980s, etc.

Ah well, they are in my stash, and that is what matters, I suppose.

Cordially,
Bruce, a sucker for those "out of production and not likely to re-released kits."
I eventually got one at that princely sum; that was a big investment at the time!

I remember when I was stationed at North Island ('79 to '81) there was a hobby shop in Chula Vista that had most of Tamiya's 1/12 Formula 1 cars in stock, and I'd look at those wondering how on earth I could come up with the cash (and the justification for spending it) to get some of those. They were averaging about $25 each... Nowadays; yikes!
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:53 am

July 17th, 2012, 2:33 am #9

The prices seem unbelievably low now, but a $10 for a kit back then was a LOAD of money for many of us; those were the kits we dreamed of being able to afford SOME day...

I liked those old Squadron catalogs (I still have a bunch of mine), when they had build articles, profiles, reviews, etc.
Of course I could buy gas at .26 a gallon also.

Tank: So what do you need? Besides a miracle.
Neo: Guns. Lots of guns.
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Joined: January 17th, 2007, 6:25 pm

July 17th, 2012, 2:42 am #10

The prices seem unbelievably low now, but a $10 for a kit back then was a LOAD of money for many of us; those were the kits we dreamed of being able to afford SOME day...

I liked those old Squadron catalogs (I still have a bunch of mine), when they had build articles, profiles, reviews, etc.
I was cleaning out my bookcase today, and found them. There are still some great articles in these.
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