Tell me about it. It's like finding chicken teeth. I just got mine in today from eBay. It cost me $56.00 but I had to have it. I was willing to go as high as $70.00 but I think my wife would have had a coniption. Sorry I don't plan on donating it now, maybe if I can get another one cheaper.
If they have the finances to build what is necessary to make diecast models they surely have the funds to get their own models.After all,if they produce them,they are going to make what will probably be a substantial profit.Therein lies another problem.I have seen Cliff invest in a disc for forum members that wanted them and I believe he only sold 19 of them at a considerably lower price than would be asked for a diecast model of our cars.It seems that a lot of people want some things,but when the time comes to put out the coins,the need for whatever was so much in demand disappears.I myself would love to have a model of these cars,but I guess I will have to wait till someone really wants to put out the time and money it takes to produce them.That won't happen till they realize there is a profit to be made.(Which I will gladly pay).
Posts: 5563 From: Clementon,NJ,USA Registered: Jun 2000
My previous post was not intended to be negative,just realistic.There is nothing I would like more than to have a model of my car.As far as people not following through on getting what they say they want when it becomes available.I understand that we all ay times express a desire for something that may not be affordable,that is human nature and we should not be faulted for it.It just causes some of us to do or produce something, at an expense that may not be easy to cover,in the hopes of recovering their money and doing something for the Fiero community.Sorry for the long posts.
Nov 18th, 2001
Posts: 8221 From: Punta Gorda, Florida, USA Registered: Apr 2001
The greatest cost in making a model is the price of the molds and their frames. This cost is usually in the thousands of dollars(could even be in the tens of thousands depending on how many molds are made and their size). If the initial investment has already been made, which it has because the molds exist, then the only costs left are the plastics used to mold, machine time and secondary operations, such as plating of the chrome pieces and packageing. It should be easy to remake the models in plastic again, and relatively cheap, that is if the molds still exist.