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r.cprmier

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« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2007, 06:52:07 AM »

Rich, all true - but did you see what a Life Like (?) early McDonald's hamburger stand goes for now?

Gene;
The point I was trying to make per plastic kits, etc, is that, given the moulds are already there for the production, all that is needed is the demand.  Apparently, the "Golden Arches" Aren't an integral part of most layouts these days.  I am sure that if-say enough young modellers got into the hobby, then the demand would possibly increase proportionately.

Case in point:  Revell's old bakery.  Have any idea as to how many companies have owned those moulds?  At least five.  Like anything else of an investment/marketing/production nature, this stuff has some of the elements of a crap shoot.

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« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2007, 07:10:09 AM »

Rich,
The McDonald's kits, when found, are very expensive.  Apparently the kit came out about the time that Mickey D started going to the sit in format and they sued for copyright infringement and the mold was destroyed. 
So unlike the Revell bakery, nobody else has used it.   Angry
Gene
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« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2007, 07:11:43 PM »

Didn't Mantua/Tyco have to pull a HO scale "Disneyland & Santa Fe" train set due to copyright infringement?  Last time I saw one was on eBay about 8 years ago.  The listing only included the loco & 3 passenger cars, no box or anything else.  It sold for about $6000.
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