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MTL 1972 Series
« on: August 01, 2014, 02:43:20 PM »
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MTL has announced a pretty neat series: celebrating their original releases from 1972:
http://www.featherrivertrains.com/cgi-bin/webstore/shop.cgi?ud=BgMDDQUBAQUCABQUEhARHQMEBgMHCAMCBAgSEAAA&storeid=1&sortby=itemid&cols=1&c=detail.htm&t=main.detail.htm&itemid=MTL-1972

That's a cool idea. I don't need any 40' cars, but I feel like that's a good way to celebrate an anniversary without doing some gaudy monstrosity.
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2014, 03:08:31 PM »
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I agree - it would be really cool to see them in the old blister packs too . . .
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2014, 03:25:18 PM »
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I agree - it would be really cool to see them in the old blister packs too . . .


I think that's just how kits came.  My earliest 72 era cars were in jewel cases.
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Re: MTL 1972 Series
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2014, 04:16:36 PM »
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I agree - it would be really cool to see them in the old blister packs too . . .

The boxes will have retro paper inserts, so visually the product will look like the original 1972 releases.
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Re: MTL 1972 Series
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2014, 08:20:52 PM »
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The boxes will have retro paper inserts, so visually the product will look like the original 1972 releases.

OK If any model deserves special attention given to the jewel case... it's THIS!!!!!   :D

If your going to properly model a 1972 release Micro Trains car.. You might as well go all out :)..

Does anyone have some 1972 factory air to sample?

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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2014, 08:39:38 PM »
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I think that's just how kits came.  My earliest 72 era cars were in jewel cases.

Correct.

I bought these in '72. Now I can buy them again!

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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2014, 10:13:11 PM »
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Correct.

I bought these in '72. Now I can buy them again!

Mark

At the rate of inflation, the cars at $3.50 in 1972 should cost $19.96  today.
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Re: MTL 1972 Series
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2014, 10:37:51 PM »
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Agreed, cool but the question is - are these exact duplicates of the original models, or
new artwork that corrects any original errors?


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Re: MTL 1972 Series
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2014, 12:31:52 AM »
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Agreed, cool but the question is - are these exact duplicates of the original models, or
new artwork that corrects any original errors?

I would think they have to be different - otherwise the collectors will go nuts!
  DUH, the road numbers will be different.  :facepalm:
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Re: MTL 1972 Series
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2014, 01:30:06 AM »
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I wonder if they'll add the end reporting marks, as they have on more recent releases?  Or keep the artwork original except for changing the numbers?
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Re: MTL 1972 Series
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2014, 08:25:24 AM »
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At the rate of inflation, the cars at $3.50 in 1972 should cost $19.96  today.

BLW has them listed at $19.95
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Re: MTL 1972 Series
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2014, 11:36:03 AM »
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Fancy schmancy reprints!  :D
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« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2014, 12:50:16 PM »
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Fancy schmancy reprints!  :D
Question of the day.. will they base the artwork on the 1972 version,. the 1990 version or the 1998 version??

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Re: MTL 1972 Series
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2014, 01:54:21 PM »
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OK, so we're not sure about end numbers, or whether the printing has been corrected/updated.  What about the wheels?  Will they have ribbed backs? :?

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Re: MTL 1972 Series
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2014, 01:58:58 PM »
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When I read 72 Series I immediately tried to fund out how to order my Henderson, Esposito and Tretiak cars... What a bummer to find out they are just commorative reprints..... :oops:

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