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MODEL KIT BAROMETER

August 2000      Vol 1 No.1

Welcome to the first edition of my model kit barometer. This is a guide to a selected group of current model kit values as I see them.  I will be picking certain kits which have had upward or downard movement in values recently, as well as those which may soon be affected or already are in transition.  The pricing represents my opinion on values and is obviously not the final word.  The statement that a model kitís value is what the market will hold or what someone is willing to pay is a crock of bull instigated by those selling kits at exorbitant prices and an excuse by those willing to pay them.  Be educated about your model kit purchases.  Ask your friends or check around with different dealers on prices for obsolete kits.  Donít let your hard earned money go to waste!!
 
GOING  UP !!!! PREV. VALUE NEW VALUE
AMT  64 Ford Galaxie 1999 issue 
comment--off the shelf and scarce already
$9
$13
AMT  Ratpacker Nova f/c
comment--long gone and rising quickly
$13
$20+
Johan  68 Fury Police Car
comment--Johan is gone forever boo hoo
$14
$20+
MPC  Dukeís 1/16 Charger
comment--getting really hard to find
$65-70
$80
AMT  61 Galaxie styline
comment--gone and getting hard to find
$9
$14
AMT  combo kits-60's issues
comment--these kits generally include a tow vehicle, trailer and drag/hi-po car. Great box art, too. Hard to find before, now scarce and red hot!
$100-150
$150-250
MPC  Switchers kits
comment--a great series of rods that have really become scarce lately.
$30-35
$50
AMT  49 Merc/49 Ford
comment--hasnít been reissued in 10 years
$10
$12
Pocher Rolls Royce Sedanca 1/8
comment--great kit and in high demand
$150
$200-250
GOING  DOWN !!!! PREV. VALUE NEW VALUE
Revell  Skipperís Critter Anglia
comment--reissued Anglia hurts this one
$40
$20-25
AMT  66 Nova SS
comment--reissue upcoming, everybodyís selling
$20-25
$12
Monogram 68 GTO street machine
comment--reissued kit has nicer box art
$25
$12
AMT  60 Ford Starliner 
comment--reissued is plentiful in stores now
$75
$75
Tamiya Porsche 910 1/12 sc.
comment--to be reissued in the fall
$200+
$150
AMT  71 Charger
comment--reissued but original is still cool
$150+
$110
AMT  65 El Camino wagon 
comment--nice kit but too many being sold..demand versus supply
$35
$30
AMT  A Team Van 
comment--everybody has one now
$20
$15
STEADY AS SHE GOES/IN LIMBO PREV. VALUE NEW VALUE
AMT  Fireball 500, Monkeemobile, Raiderís Coach-will Racing Champions do the reissues or sell of all model kit molds as rumored?  Modelers bite their nails to the nub wanting to know.  Hang onto your originals for a bit longer, as production is rumored to be halted for now.
Monogram Golden T 1/8 scale rod
comment--dropped badly when Big T was reissued.  Now steady and will likely rise b4 the end of the year
$60
$50+
ERTL  Mack DM800
comment--on the reissue list, but who knows if it will actually come to fruition
$65
$65
AMT  64 Impala
comment-please stop reissuing this kit!
$7
$7
AMT  70 Coronet Pro Street
comment--fine kit but hasnít really gone up in value
$13
$13
 

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