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When did Hasegawa buy the molds for Monogram's 1/48 B-29?


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Was surfing eBay for aftermarket for the kit and found two of the kits with shared Hasegawa/Monogram logo boxtops. 

 

But the weird part was the kits were up for sale at over $350 for one and $633 for the other, both in Japan.

 

Plenty of "legacy" kits for much much less available in the $75 range. 

 

I guess in Japan, that kit might be worth that kind of money but jeez.  

 

 

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They didn't.  Hasegawa distributed Monogram kits in Japan, so they're branded Hasegawa/Monogram, the same way that MRC used to brand their imports MRC/Hasegawa, MRC/Academy and MRC/Fujimi in the past.

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He is just another of a growing number of ebay Japan sellers listing kits at crazy prices. Look at his other items.

I ran into one the other day when he had just listed items and it was just page after page of this guys crazy items. I looked at total number of kits listed by him and it was over 5K.

 

Mike

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6 hours ago, MoFo said:

They didn't.  Hasegawa distributed Monogram kits in Japan, so they're branded Hasegawa/Monogram, the same way that MRC used to brand their imports MRC/Hasegawa, MRC/Academy and MRC/Fujimi in the past.

Ah.

 

Makes sense.  Thanks.

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