AMT Kit Prices?

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AMT Kit Prices?

Postby Lyonsperf on Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:46 pm

Been out of it for a while, but what the heck is going on with the price of the AMT fire truck kits?
I saw a Aero Chief kit, new in the box for $175.00!!!
I bid on a Alf Pumper kit on ebay, was the highest bidder at $16.95 until the last minute when the bids started coming in like crazy. Ended up losing and it sold for $35.00 plus shipping!

I wish someone would start making these kits again.
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Re: AMT Kit Prices?

Postby GLMFAA1 on Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:39 pm

Those prices are what would probably be the retail price if those kits were repopped
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Re: AMT Kit Prices?

Postby Modelmaker on Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:32 pm

Greg, which price the $35 or the $175.......just wondering....because in my opinion kits made from those old molds aren't worth $175....I could see $35 to $50 for a re-pop.....JMHO...Gary
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Re: AMT Kit Prices?

Postby traumahawk05 on Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:52 pm

I know a store in Lancaster, OH that has the 2001 Code Red issue Aerochief for $60, in the original wrapping with about 13 years of dust and grime on it.

Wasn't the most recent release, the 2001 issues, fueled by Model King before the collapse of AMT/Ertl? I know that I passed on a few of these kits when I had the chance and really wish I hadn't. I recall some people complaining about the kits being $40-80 in the stores, but at least HL was carrying them and you could pick them up with 50% coupons up until '05.

Too bad we won't see any repops of these kits since ALF went belly up. I expect Round2 would have a very difficult time getting the licensing to repop these kits, even though Round2 has re-lit the truck market with all of their recent re-pops.

Maybe Round2 can pair the kit bodies with their Ford C cabs and market them as generic fire trucks, without the ALF details. Of course, I would rather see Moebius can get permission for a Pierce Responder, Type III Wildland rig, or something similar on a Navistar Durastar quad cab chassis, but that's just me.
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Re: AMT Kit Prices?

Postby maxwell48098 on Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:34 pm

I've got several of each of the releases of all of the AMT ALF 1000 series kits. I've been selling them in the $45 - $60 range. If a buyer is willing to buy 3 or more at a time, I even throw in shipping to the lower 48 states. I also have most of the fire and police related vehicles released by Revell, Heller, Esci, Italeri, and Monogram, plus others.

If you are ever looking for something drop me a note at maxwell48098@yahoo.com. I just may have what you want.

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