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PostPosted: March 28th, 2021, 8:36 pm 
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Aurora-FACTORY-SEALED-Dr-Jekyll-as-Mr-Hyde-460-98-1964-production/353428534767?hash=item5249fb75ef:g:apQAAOSwctVgWALh

$900 with six hours to go.

How could someone pay this much and keep it sealed? It would drive me insane! :shock:


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PostPosted: March 28th, 2021, 10:30 pm 
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You already answered your question..
Some people believe there monetary worth in these kits still..
A return investment etc. Not very likely ..
And some think there kind magical quality to sealed........ old....... kit..
For me I can't see it..

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PostPosted: March 29th, 2021, 1:27 am 
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Wow and that is the true wrapper sometimes these are resealed that is a lot of money but when I got back into this hobby sealed Aurora s were going for $200. Back in 87 . Remembering they were $1.50 in 72 last I bought one it was too outrageous so I bought the buildups for $30. And refurbished them ... point is it’s probably comparable to that time ...still too much for me


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PostPosted: March 29th, 2021, 4:13 am 
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Collecting old sealed kits that I would never build. Not my thing.


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PostPosted: March 29th, 2021, 10:27 am 
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Well, it went for an astonishing $1525. Woke me up this morning more than my coffee did.

Man, what you could otherwise spend $1500 on....


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PostPosted: March 29th, 2021, 4:38 pm 
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I still have orig Aurora kits in the unbuild pile... and they'll probably stay
that way, mostly becuz they've been re-issued or recasted and I bought
those to build.

Although I still have 2 Godzilla Go-Karts by PL that I'll probably keep unbuilt.
(not like I'm gonna get to the whole pile anyways!) :)

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PostPosted: March 30th, 2021, 10:37 am 
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Buc Wheat wrote:
I still have orig Aurora kits in the unbuild pile... and they'll probably stay
that way, mostly becuz they've been re-issued or recasted and I bought
those to build.

Although I still have 2 Godzilla Go-Karts by PL that I'll probably keep unbuilt.
(not like I'm gonna get to the whole pile anyways!) :)


Well, if you ever feel like taking a European vacation (once this pandemic is over), you'll know how to pay for it! :wink:


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PostPosted: March 30th, 2021, 6:55 pm 
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Tim Casey wrote:
Well, if you ever feel like taking a European vacation (once this pandemic is over), you'll know how to pay for it! :wink:


DO NOT!!! let the wife see that! Been bugging me to get back over to
Limey world for ages and been happily avoiding it so far!!

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PostPosted: March 30th, 2021, 7:28 pm 
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Buc Wheat wrote:
DO NOT!!! let the wife see that! Been bugging me to get back over to Limey world for ages and been happily avoiding it so far!!


Gimme a yell Buc - road trip !!!!!!!! - the places I could take you :twisted:


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PostPosted: March 31st, 2021, 4:58 pm 
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Heavy Metal Spike wrote:
Gimme a yell Buc - road trip !!!!!!!! - the places I could take you :twisted:


Last time I heard that was 0230hrs in the middle of Naples, It!!

I'm telling ya, every day over 20 is a blessing!! :)

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PostPosted: April 4th, 2021, 10:10 am 
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It looks like the sale has inspired someone else to sell theirs as well:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1964-Aurora-Dr-Jekyll-as-Mr-Hyde-460-98-FACTORY-SEALED-Original-New/274738634139?hash=item3ff7b2dd9b:g:JCEAAOSw6n5gYmZH

If it goes for a lot less than $1500, someone's going to be irked.


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PostPosted: April 4th, 2021, 2:28 pm 
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Tim Casey wrote:
It looks like the sale has inspired someone else to sell theirs as well:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1964-Aurora-Dr-Jekyll-as-Mr-Hyde-460-98-FACTORY-SEALED-Original-New/274738634139?hash=item3ff7b2dd9b:g:JCEAAOSw6n5gYmZH

If it goes for a lot less than $1500, someone's going to be irked.



This one, although sealed, isn't in as nice shape as the first one so it wouldn't surprise me that this one goes for much less.


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PostPosted: April 6th, 2021, 12:42 pm 
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Went for $355 but with substantial condition issues that wasn't a surprise.


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PostPosted: April 11th, 2021, 2:03 am 
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It's a collectible now- old, sealed and in great condition. Why would you open it at this stage to build when you can just buyer a cheaper re-release and build that?


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