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up here in canada i can't see the site ( it redirects me to the ".ca" version, and i can't get around it). And just my luck - they're not sold on the canadian side.
Any chance of grabbing a pic to repost for all us outta-towners?

thanx!

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Well-spotted. The Life Like collector will be quite frustrated with this new development as there appears to be at least 10 set cars . . . Packers, Cowboys, Eagles, Steelers & Yankees.

http://www.bradfordexchange.com/search/slot+car.html
Sometimes you just have be sensible and let some cars pass because the price just gets to be silly. While I consider myself a huge Lifelike collector, when the price of newly issued HO cars goes crazy (especially using the words "antique" or "collectable"), it's time to be realistic.

I'd love to have these, but the price is just way too high. Very cool though.

Thanks...Joe
 

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uh oh. thought i was safe when i saw there was no New Orleans Saints option. but then you posted the Yankees ones... i better not let my son see this...

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I know the licensing fee for Any NFL product is $100,000 minimum. After the first year they "revisit" the fee and if you have done well it is increased. I'm sure the first 2000 sets are just to recoupe investment. I'm not sure what the MLB fees might run.
 

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I know the licensing fee for Any NFL product is $100,000 minimum. After the first year they "revisit" the fee and if you have done well it is increased. I'm sure the first 2000 sets are just to recoupe investment. I'm not sure what the MLB fees might run.
I wonder what GM charges to license a 1990 Olds Cutlass?
 

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Licensing fees have to be one of the greatest boondoggles of all time. I pay someone so I can advertise their product? Think about it - companies pay race teams millions od dollars to advertise on the car, yet when a toy manufacturer wants to advertise for them (by placing their logos on cars), those same companies want to BE paid. Granted it's not nearly the same thing, but both cases place the companies' product into the public eye.

This race set would probably be around $50-$60 if it weren't (a) advertised as a "collectable" and (b) did not have licensing fees.

But it's a free country and everyone can make a decision as to how they spend their money. I personally, as much as possible, stay away from any item which advertises itself.

If you want me to advertise for you, you can pay me.

Joe
 
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