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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #435 on: August 13, 2015, 07:45:51 am »
Is it Hasegawa themselves who are being pigheaded and greedy, or their importers?
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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #436 on: August 13, 2015, 07:53:22 am »
I'm told it's the importers, a few have told me that, and indeed I've bought Hasegawa in the US in the past at far better prices then in the UK
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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #437 on: August 13, 2015, 08:01:55 am »
I suspected as much. There's someone who does NOT know the business they're in........
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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #438 on: August 13, 2015, 09:27:07 am »
The Hasegawa I-153 is a reboxed ICM kit
Are you sure ? They've had one in their catalogue for an age. Long before we could get ICM kits I'm sure.

Positive - I've got one :rolleyes:

They once sold (mid Nineties, I think) the Heller/Smer kit in a Hasegawa box with a photo of the completed kit as box art and a small Smer logo in the top corner.

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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #439 on: August 13, 2015, 10:17:14 am »
Is it Hasegawa themselves who are being pigheaded and greedy, or their importers?

Hobby Link Japan (LINK!) gives a list price of 3600 JPY, which is 18.54 GBP currently.

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I just find their (or the importers) pricing ridiculous. The He 51 must be 40 years old and shows it. Yet in a dual combo boxing it goes for 23.49 and as a singleton for 13.98 ! I've two in the stash that I probably paid a couple of quid for back in day

Yeah, they were only a couple of quid back in the day, but then again, a quid was worth much more as well. And Hasegawa has to pay their employees in 2015 money, not in 1975 money.
It wouldn't surprise me if, in relation to previous wages/"commodity bundles"/"market baskets", prices of kits haven't increased a whole lot. Sure, the number on the price tags may be higher, but they will take the same bite out of your budget.
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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #440 on: August 13, 2015, 01:18:51 pm »
Is it Hasegawa themselves who are being pigheaded and greedy, or their importers?

I regularly buy Hasegawa kits from Poland, kit and P&P being sometimes under half the cost here of just the kit. Really want to support our shops but you can't beat those prices.

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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #441 on: August 14, 2015, 07:01:54 am »

Yeah, they were only a couple of quid back in the day, but then again, a quid was worth much more as well. And Hasegawa has to pay their employees in 2015 money, not in 1975 money.
It wouldn't surprise me if, in relation to previous wages/"commodity bundles"/"market baskets", prices of kits haven't increased a whole lot. Sure, the number on the price tags may be higher, but they will take the same bite out of your budget.

I know what you mean and maybe I'm being over hard on them. The how long do you have to work to buy something calculation is always an interesting one and I may well get down and do it. Take me back to work days  ;D I've done it before whilst at work a few times and it throws up some interesting answers and certainly came in handy whilst giving a presentation to customers on a few occasions  :thumbsup:
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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #442 on: August 23, 2016, 11:42:13 pm »
Hasegawa is releasing a new tool Kawanishi H8K2 "Emily" flying boat, yep you read that right, all new tooling, including crew figures. http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10410642
UK price quoted as 56.77.
The old tool has been reissued in the Creator Works series. http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10384216
Current UK price from Hobbysearch is 27.32

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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #443 on: August 24, 2016, 07:01:14 am »
For something the size of an Emily 56.77 doesn't sound a bad price, especially considering the price the importer charges for some 40 year old tools.
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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #444 on: August 24, 2016, 11:13:26 am »
For something the size of an Emily 56.77 doesn't sound a bad price, especially considering the price the importer charges for some 40 year old tools.

Except that the similarly sized Italeri Sunderlands are around 40 UK price...........
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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #445 on: August 24, 2016, 12:25:13 pm »
I was thinking the same thing. And the Sunderland is a way cooler aeroplane  :thumbsup:
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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #446 on: August 25, 2016, 06:03:30 am »
For something the size of an Emily 56.77 doesn't sound a bad price, especially considering the price the importer charges for some 40 year old tools.

Except that the similarly sized Italeri Sunderlands are around 40 UK price...........

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Re: Hasegawa
« Reply #447 on: September 13, 2017, 11:05:07 am »
And now for a bit of thread necromancy.

Hasegawa has released a limited edition of their excellent 1/72 V-22 molding (only good 1/72 one in my book, and I worked on them before retiring) in the markings of N204TR, the Bell-Boeing testbed (aka. ATTR for Advanced Techmology Tilt-Rotor) in the trial configuration for the air tanker demonstration.  Since I was intimately involved with this bird, I had to buy the kit.  Beautiful job on the markings decals, which would be a pain to otherwise, but they totally flubbed it on the experimental inlet on the LH nacelle (where I was intimately involved).  If you go for this variant, look for good pictures of that inlet because you'll need to scratchbuild it (good news is that the parts breakdown makes this relatively easy).
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