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#437 of 543 Re: Here's one for me! [lemko]
Feb 08, 2013 (6:57 am)
That's a pretty spectacular item - worth good money. Joustra is a French maker that was in business for decades.
#439 of 543 Re: don't know why this one caught my eye [steve_]
Feb 23, 2013 (9:46 pm)
I was at our local Lego store recently with my son and saw it for sale. Quite cool of a model but I think it's priced at over $100.
We ended up buying some other sets which I promptly built and played with as my son is only 3.5 years old. He likes Legos too but he's too young to build off instructions, so I get to have the fun of building stuff and reliving my childhood.
Actually most of the Legos we have are my sets I saved from the 80s when I was playing with them. I get to relive my childhood!
#440 of 543 Re: don't know why this one caught my eye [boomchek]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 24, 2013 (7:54 am)
". I get to relive my childhood!"
#441 of 543 Re: don't know why this one caught my eye [boomchek]
Feb 24, 2013 (11:11 am)
I get to relive my childhood!
That is one of the greatest blessings about having a son- building Aurora monster kits and Monogram hot rods, collecting die casts, watching old science fiction movies, going to the Indy 500... My wife said I have never had a second childhood because I never grew out of my first one...
#442 of 543 Re: don't know why this one caught my eye [boomchek]
Feb 24, 2013 (6:44 pm)
I wish I had my old Legos, especially some of the general town sets, and the Technic go-kart. Alas, I have a younger brother, so they are pretty much all gone now. MIB 80s Lego sets are big collectibles now, so I won't be spending the fortune to get them back. I do get to indulge my toy car desires now and then anyway.
#443 of 543 maybe I'll inherit some
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 24, 2013 (7:15 pm)
My sister is on a model car kick; she haunts way too many antique stores. Her find today included a Corgi Isetta. No idea of the vintage. She's up to a dozen cars already. Unfortunately she's not online so it'll be a few months before I can see them or get pics.
#444 of 543 Re: don't know why this one caught my eye [fintail]
Feb 24, 2013 (7:49 pm)
Yeah the Technic go kart would be cool but they're like $500 if you can find them.
I noticed some of the prices are outrageous, small sets that would be priced at around $20 new today, are like $50-$80. Unfortunately I neither have the boxes or instructions. I have to download the instructions but can't get the boxes
#445 of 543 Re: maybe I'll inherit some [steve_]
Feb 24, 2013 (8:11 pm)
That would probably be from the 60s. Antique stores can be hit and miss - sometimes bargains, sometimes insanely overpriced. The good money for 60s diecast is mint boxed items - the market has remained strong.
#446 of 543 Re: don't know why this one caught my eye [boomchek]
Feb 24, 2013 (8:14 pm)
I think that kart isn't too valuable now - under $100. It was a relatively basic set when new. I remember the steering the most - it was so complex and cool. The only Technic set I ever had - I preferred making buildings out of normal bricks.
You'll never find those boxes, just enjoy the toys. A few years ago I found a very basic set at a yard sale, 1989 (set 6591 - dragsters), mint in box, original price like $5. It brought $50 on ebay, I was pleased.