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Old 16-03-2007, 11:47 AM   #181
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So, like Alphans stranded on the moon, maybe all sides just need to work together.
(OK, now que the ending Barry Gray music, freeze frame, put produced by Gerry Anderson on the screen, and fade to black.)
perfect!
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Old 19-03-2007, 04:45 AM   #182
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Boy! The stuff you miss when you don't come to the clubhouse for a couple of eons! Yowzers!

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Old 19-03-2007, 04:18 PM   #183
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That's what the real Alphans think, too!
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Old 19-03-2007, 08:24 PM   #184
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I don't know exactly what's going on here now - anyone got the latest info? I see PE's site is still down.
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Old 20-03-2007, 12:47 AM   #185
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From what I gather, the PE site is maintained directly by PE and he's been a busy man, therefore the lack of updates.

Dont think it is anything sinister...

I hope...

I want that Comlock/Stungun set in the worst way!
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Old 20-03-2007, 01:10 AM   #186
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I don't know exactly what's going on here now - anyone got the latest info? I see PE's site is still down.
"You do not understand, but you will."
"The avalanche has already begun, it is too late for the pebbles to vote."
-Kosh

(Nah, I don't really know either, but those are great and cryptic quotes that just sounded like a good responce. I think most of us are just trying really hard to read between the lines from clues that we've seen. Looks kinda like copyright issues. D'Oh!)
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Old 20-03-2007, 01:40 AM   #187
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I don't know exactly what's going on here now - anyone got the latest info? I see PE's site is still down.
To the best of my knowledge, Product Enterprise is "re-thinking" their production emphesis and redesigning their site accordingly.

We have been told that Product Enterprise is planning to move away from "toy creation" and concentrate more on "prop replicas."

We have already bid farewell to the Red Dwarf Starbug from Product Enterprise, as these have now gone the way of the Dodo...
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Old 20-03-2007, 01:58 AM   #188
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We have already bid farewell to the Red Dwarf Starbug from Product Enterprise, as these have now gone the way of the Dodo...
That's a shame, really. I would love to have gotten one of those!

Not sure I can blame PE though. While kids have the "nag factor" at work in spending $$, it is us almost middle aged sorts that have the most disposable income for our geek "toys", and I know that there are prop replicas I would buy over something "toyish", if that makes any sense.

Wish the site would come back and wow us though.

Erk... do the 12" Eagles and other ships count as "Prop Replicas" or as "Toys"?
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Old 20-03-2007, 11:42 AM   #189
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Erk... do the 12" Eagles and other ships count as "Prop Replicas" or as "Toys"?
You know, these were my exact thoughts as I read through the thread...

...and I would have gotten a starbug, too
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Old 20-03-2007, 05:29 PM   #190
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I don't know exactly what's going on here now - anyone got the latest info? I see PE's site is still down.
To the best of my knowledge, Product Enterprise is "re-thinking" their production emphesis and redesigning their site accordingly.

We have been told that Product Enterprise is planning to move away from "toy creation" and concentrate more on "prop replicas."

We have already bid farewell to the Red Dwarf Starbug from Product Enterprise, as these have now gone the way of the Dodo...
If that's the case then that's REALLY BAD NEWS! Does this mean that they're abandoning things like their highly popular DR WHO collectable toy range and Gerry Anderson diecasts? I don't particularly care about their Starbug as let's face it - it was never that good a design. It was never a 'desirable must have' like their 12 inch Eagles, their diecast Shado Mobiles, their Gerry Anderson diecast stuff in general and their Dr Who toys, but I think they'll lose shed loads of respect and customers if they're turning their company into nothing more than a glorified garage resin prop company! I for one never bothered buying their Thunderbirds, Space 1999 prop replicas because I heard they were resin and I wasn't prepared to pay hundreds of pounds for a built up piece of resin!

The WHOLE reason I started buying PE's merchandise was precisely because they were non resin affordable plastic or diecast [ or a mixture of both ] collectable toys and I'm certain that's the reason everyone else did too. Leave the resin to the garage kit manufacturers PE!
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Old 20-03-2007, 11:53 PM   #191
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Maybe these new diecast very expensive Thunderbird models are they way they are heading. Still diecast but certainly can't be classed as toys at these prices.

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Old 21-03-2007, 12:09 AM   #192
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Maybe these new diecast very expensive Thunderbird models are they way they are heading. Still diecast but certainly can't be classed as toys at these prices.

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Do you mean the Aoshima Thunderbird diecasts like the Zero X and their 1/200 Thunderbirds? The thing is - prop replicas like the Fab 1 they released a year or two back would be too big for diecast. I suppose the giant plastic [ at least I think it's plastic - I haven't got one yet ] 1/144 Takara TB2 could be described as prop sized but I can't imagine PE doing something similar to that in plastic or diecast.
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Old 21-03-2007, 12:19 AM   #193
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Well I was more thinking of the large TB1 and 3 launch bays and big TB2 which are in the pipeline. About 400 if memory serves.

I say diecast, but even the Eagles are part plastic anyway.

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Old 21-03-2007, 07:13 AM   #194
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You'll probably find that (like the 23" Eagle) they're mainly resin...
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Old 21-03-2007, 07:50 PM   #195
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Well I was more thinking of the large TB1 and 3 launch bays and big TB2 which are in the pipeline. About 400 if memory serves.

I say diecast, but even the Eagles are part plastic anyway.

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As w8cmp says saturn - those will I'm 99% sure be resin. Totally the opposite of why PE became so popular. I for one won't be buying them!

If I want a decent TB1 or TB2 I'll purchase the Aoshima 1/200 diecasts or the 1/144, 1/350 injection kits. If I want a decent Fab 1 I'll make the accurate Aoshima kit that came out a few years back. Much, much cheaper just as accurate [ if not more ] and not resin. I'm not saying resin doesn't have a place amongst certain garage kit makers [ though I personally don't like the stuff ] but I've purchased a lot of PE's stuff over the past few years such as their G.Anderson diecasts, RC Daleks etc - so if resin prop replicas are the route PE are going down I won't be buying their stuff any more.
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Old 21-03-2007, 09:18 PM   #196
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That's actually what I meant when I said "I say diecast - but the Eagles are part plastic". As Chris says the 23" Eagles are mainly resin/plastic and even the 12" ones are not entirely diecast, so PE use the term diecast quite loosely anyway.

Others will be able to advise on the proportions of diecast to plastic/resin in all their other offerings.

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