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CoolBlue87GT and others please read.. re: model cars by isthiswhereiputausername?
Started on: 11-15-2001 02:28 PM
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Report this Post11-15-2001 02:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for isthiswhereiputausername?Send a Private Message to isthiswhereiputausername?Direct Link to This Post
Who would be willing to donate their plastic model kit of their fiero to a worthwhile project?

I recieved a email back again from Sherman regarding the fiero kits:

"Is there any accurate plastic kits available in the market so that we can use it as reference?"


Does anyone have one from every year or could you please post what plastic kits you have and with what options?(wing/tbar/targa,etc)


Lets all help try to get these kits manufactured!


Anyone that dont know what we are talking about, read CoolBlue87GT's post here
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/011712.html

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Report this Post11-15-2001 04:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for GTFiero1Click Here to Email GTFiero1Send a Private Message to GTFiero1Direct Link to This Post
check e-bay. they usually have 1 or 2...they get expensiv though

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Report this Post11-15-2001 08:10 PM Click Here to See the Profile for avengador1Click Here to Email avengador1Send a Private Message to avengador1Direct Link to This Post
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.

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Report this Post11-17-2001 07:57 AM Click Here to See the Profile for isthiswhereiputausername?Send a Private Message to isthiswhereiputausername?Direct Link to This Post
Bump

Anyone willing to help with this?


Or are we wasting our time by trying to get a new model released?

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Report this Post11-17-2001 05:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for hughClick Here to Email hughSend a Private Message to hughDirect Link to This Post
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).
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Report this Post11-17-2001 08:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for hughClick Here to Email hughSend a Private Message to hughDirect Link to This Post
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.
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Report this Post11-18-2001 08:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CoolBlue87GTClick Here to Email CoolBlue87GTSend a Private Message to CoolBlue87GTDirect Link to This Post
CoolBlue87GT checking in.

I contacted the Ertl company by e-mail, and pleaded with them to create a diecast Fiero. I'll let you know if I hear somthing.

It should be easy for them, as they made the plastic kits.

Maybe we should ask if they would reissue the Fiero kit's.

Shouldn't cost them much, as the investment has already been made.

What do you all think ?

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Report this Post11-18-2001 08:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for isthiswhereiputausername?Send a Private Message to isthiswhereiputausername?Direct Link to This Post
sounds like a good idea CB

And I agree with you too Hugh, you made a few good points

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Report this Post11-18-2001 10:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rodmcneillClick Here to Email rodmcneillSend a Private Message to rodmcneillDirect Link to This Post
Sounds like a great idea.
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Report this Post11-19-2001 09:37 AM Click Here to See the Profile for avengador1Click Here to Email avengador1Send a Private Message to avengador1Direct Link to This Post
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.

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