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#1 dgmitchell

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 03:12 AM

Spitfire, Hurricanes and Lancasters losing out to Nazi foes in kit toy sales

For decades, toy replicas of British warplanes like the Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster have outsold those of their Nazi foes, but now kit sales of Second World War German aircraft have overtaken those of the Allied forces.

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Spitfire, Hurricanes and Lancasters losing out to Nazi foes in kit toy sales - Telegraph
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#2 uksubs

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 07:16 AM

Spitfire, Hurricanes and Lancasters losing out to Nazi foes in kit toy sales

For decades, toy replicas of British warplanes like the Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster have outsold those of their Nazi foes, but now kit sales of Second World War German aircraft have overtaken those of the Allied forces.

Full Article:
Spitfire, Hurricanes and Lancasters losing out to Nazi foes in kit toy sales -

Telegraph


Thanks for the link
Going by the kits I've been buying this year it spot on
My mate in the middle of building me a 1/48 Do 355 + He 152 :)

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 07:39 AM

No wonder, they have been suffering such severe losses in a decades long toy fight that they really needed reinforcments :D

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 11:05 AM

Very interesting indeed, especially since I'm a collector of Airfix construction kits.

The following statment in the article is interesting:
Experts and modellers say the rise in sales of the Nazi war machines reflects an interest in the more experimental technologies developed by the Germans and the engineering superiority of many of their vehicles.

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 11:12 AM

Not so surprising, considering German militaria is getting more and more expnesive, kits are a cheap way to get German collectibles

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 11:18 AM

Not so surprising, considering German militaria is getting more and more expnesive, kits are a cheap way to get German collectibles


And like the Airfix slogan says: "Just like the real thing!"...:D

Looks like the Luftwaffe won The Battle of Britain after all.

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 11:20 AM

hush don't tell I have a Tiger in my garage :D

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 01:11 PM

In terms of tanks, sales of Nazi Panther and Tiger models far outstrip those of the most popular Allied kits, the Sherman and Churchill tanks, by a ratio of three to one.


However an unconfirmed raport from the Stockport kit club says that it is largely due to the German models habit of breaking down...
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Posted 21 December 2008 - 02:26 PM

The Torygraph is printing rubbish. The modelling press of 30 years ago was already saying exactly the same thing, so :yawn:

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 04:01 PM

considering German militaria is getting more and more expnesive


....not to mention a lot of European nations are beginning to outlaw old Nazi memorabilia such as models and such.
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Posted 21 December 2008 - 05:50 PM

That problem is also 30 years or more old, I remember reviews of aircraft models with the swastika cut out of the decal sheet for the German market.

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 09:28 PM

However an unconfirmed raport from the Stockport kit club says that it is largely due to the German models habit of breaking down...


Are you sure you are finished baking all seven sorts of cakes for Christmas, Jæger...:cool:

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 11:49 AM

Are you sure you are finished baking all seven sorts of cakes for Christmas, Jæger


Let's see.
Hansa, Ringnes, Frydenlund, Newcastle Brown Ale, Carlsberg, Tuborg, Guinness.

Yup all set.;)
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Posted 23 December 2008 - 06:26 PM

Hansa, Ringnes, Frydenlund, Newcastle Brown Ale, Carlsberg, Tuborg, Guinness.


Well, that's good enough...:)
Merry Cristmas to you and your family including the newborn from your fellow countryman!

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 08:05 PM

Merry Christmas RAM.
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Posted 24 December 2008 - 08:51 AM

Ban Nazi items on toys but pay your tele tax ,so we can show your kids swastikas on tv .....

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