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Ollie's - Lindberg Closeout

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  • Member since
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  • From: Chicago, IL
Ollie's - Lindberg Closeout
Posted by MG Brown on Thursday, August 10, 2017 10:45 AM

I'm sure that it is not news to the majority of people reading this forum that Ollie's Bargain Outlet stores are closing out a large inventory of Lindberg plastic model kits. Many Lindberg kits are on offer (cars, aircraft, space, naval, police-fire, dinosaurs) apparently with different inventories by store. I have visited stores in Indiana, Michigan and Georgia and each had a different selection of kits.

The kits that I was the most interested in were the Dodge 330 Super stock 'Maverick' and 'Ramchargers' which were selling for $7.99. I did snag a few because I felt that at that price having them around for spare parts was certainly worth the cost.

Earlier in this week I visited an Ollie's that I hadn't been to before and bought the Lindberg Mercedes-Benz SSK and Bugatti Royale classic kits. I bought them more out of curiousity than anything. I will be the first to admit that I am not a classic car buff- kits of cars from the muscle car era are what attract me.

Just from a brief look in the boxes and at the 'trees', these look to be very good kits. The Mercedes-Benz SSK (for example) has no less than 4 trees of 'chrome' plated parts and a set of nicely molded tires with whitewall inserts. Both kits have the bodies molded in white plastic instead of the colored plastic which can sometimes be difficult to work with.

I haven't started building either of them so I can't speak to the ease or difficulty of assembly or how they look when finished. The general opinion on the forums is that if you take care in building, these kits can end up very attractive looking.

At the prices these kits are being offered they might be right for a club group build or for young modelers to start with. Perhaps if you are in a modeling slump, building one of these classic kits might be the cure.

As I say- each store that I have visited so far seems to have a different stock of kits. I do not know how many they have in a warehouse somewhere or if the stores might get a restock, possibly with different kits.

If you are unfamiliar with Ollie's they have a 'store finder' on their website to see if there is a store near you. Other than the kits they have general closeout merchandise similar to Big Lots or Dollar Tree stores.

If anyone would like to comment on the Lindberg classic kits or what kits you have found at your local Ollie's, please feel free to reply in this thread. Thanks!

P.S. I am aware that there is another general discussion thread about Ollie's and the Lindberg closeout. From what I can see the most recent posts are dated 2011. Ollie's is still stocking and selling these kits so just FYI. Unfortunately I do not see a way to check store inventories on line or order via web. Visiting the storefront in person seems to be the only way to get these bargains.

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Posted by Big Gary on Friday, September 01, 2017 5:17 PM

I visited Ollie's about a month ago and bought the Dodge 330.  The clerk told me they would "restock in the fall."  That may be soon. 

I also found the Lindbergh Dodge L-700 kit that includes a trailer with Little Red Wagon, and the same L-700  tractor with a gasoline tanker.  I had not seen that before.

8 years ago I was on here as gph_kkh with different e-mail address.  That was in '09.  Haven't built much since.  Retired now, so might happen.

Gary

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  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Saturday, September 02, 2017 8:35 AM
I'm heading to the Hazleton PA Ollies soon. they haven't had anything new for a while.
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  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Saturday, September 02, 2017 11:23 AM

Pretty much the same kits they've had for a while, But it did find one that was new there. It was the only one on the shelf.

20170902 120643

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Posted by motorcyclemodeler on Saturday, September 02, 2017 11:38 AM

Johnt, That is a really good price.!!

Lucky you.

Other sources are not that good. Smile

https://www.ebay.com/p/Ed-Big-Daddy-Roth-Rat-Fink-1-25-Scale-Surfite-Tiki-Hut-Revell-Model-Kit/1369938719

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  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Saturday, September 02, 2017 3:39 PM

motorcyclemodeler

Johnt, That is a really good price.!!

Lucky you.

Wow, I was lucky on this one!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other sources are not that good. Smile

https://www.ebay.com/p/Ed-Big-Daddy-Roth-Rat-Fink-1-25-Scale-Surfite-Tiki-Hut-Revell-Model-Kit/1369938719

 

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    March, 2004
  • From: Canada
Posted by hct728 on Sunday, September 03, 2017 10:11 AM

A month ago the Ollies store in Buffalo had the Revell Dodge pickup, PT Cruiser, Speedwagon, Lindberg Mercedes and Auburn, all for $7.99, as well as  boat kits, plane kits at various prices, so it is well worth stopping by these stores regularly  to see what's on the shelf!  Wish I lived closer so I could make a run more often.

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