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Saving horses - Restoring Yellowed and Marked-Up Models

Posted by Eleda Towle on

Did you cringe at this post's photo of the severely yellowed Shetland?  Don't worry... She found a new home where she has been restored and is now beloved again. With Customizer's Weekend upon us, we are putting a lot of great models on sale to inspire your creativity!  These are all models who have had a rough life before they arrived here, and are looking for homes where they'll be made beautiful again.  I figured this is a good time to show you what you can do to save some of these models.  There's no better feeling than taking a...

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US Postal Service Rate Increases and What They Mean to You

Posted by Eleda Towle on

The US Postal Service has announced rate increases beginning 1/22/2017.  Since shipping costs are very important to our customers, we've done some research to let you know ahead of time how this will affect shipping costs for your models.  Spoiler:  Generally, it's almost a non-issue.   1)  Parcel Post will see an increase ranging from around 2.7% - 4.9%.  (If shipping would have cost you $20 last year, it will cost between $.55 and $1.00 more in 2017.)   2)  The new rates for Priority Mail are a bit more complicated: Boxes weighing under 3 pounds, will see an increase...

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We Take Data Security Seriously

Posted by Eleda Towle on

With data breaches showing up in the papers regularly these days, we wanted to take a moment to let everyone know what steps we take to keep your data safe.  After all, buying online takes a lot of trust, and as with everything else on our site, we want you to know that we take that trust very seriously.   You'll notice that the address for every page of our site begins with https - The "s" signifies a secure site.  To the left of the address bar, the little padlock will be displayed as locked the entire time you're...

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CollectA in 2017 - Who's being Discontinued?

Posted by Eleda Towle on

Well, we knew it was coming.  With Reeves (owner of Breyer) taking over US Distribution of the CollectA line, we expected them to make changes and discontinue certain items.  Some, however, have come as a surprise.  Here's what's staying and what's going in 2017: We had a good idea that they'd discontinue the 1:12 scale models, and they have.  Those would compete directly with their Classics line, so this was expected.  The stock that dealers have is all they'll be able to get of this size, so if you want them for your collection, grab them before they sell out. ...

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2017 New Releases and Other News!

Posted by Eleda Towle on

Wow, it has been a crazy week here!  Pictures and price lists coming in, models going out, price changes, CollectA's change to Breyer distribution, the announcement of 2017 Holiday items, and of course, the Flagship Model.  Whew!  Here's everything you need to know about the new items and changes, all in one place:   2017 Flagship Model This year's Flagship Model is called Beachcomber.  She is a lovely warm sorrel pinto on the Connemara (Croix) mold, and she's creating quite a stir, if my inbox is any indication!   We hope to have them online by the evening of 12/23, so...

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