- Oct 26, 2020
Just saw that Tamiya is releasing an F4 Phantom. Man I've been hoping they'd do this, just hope it's not a ridiculous price.
I hope not man that would be a bummer if they can't keep it a bit more affordable, I have refused to pay that much for a model kit but I know the temptation would be extremely hard for me to resist and I really don't want to break that seal and we all know what breaking the seal leads to.Probably a C-note
I've seen their expensive F-14's but If you are seeing their F-16 kits going for 70 to 90 try Hobbylinc they are just under 60 there. The F-14 kits are up over $100 there though so if the F4 is the same then I am sure I'll break that seal.Seeing as how Tamiya's other 1/48 jets like the F-16 and the F-14 are around 70-90 dollars, that's probably an accurate guesstimate. Even some of the 1/1000 scale Star Trek stuff is 50 and up.
That's a good point. When Tamiya released its P-38 kit two years ago, it retailed here in the States for around sixty bucks, and that was just the kit, before you might have it shipped from an online vendor.It always pays to shop around. I try to support a few of my favorite retailers if their pricing isn't outrageous. Of course, Tamiya quality is sometimes worth it.