Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Super City Skyport Building Set - buy it now!


I got curious about whether the Super City set of my last post had been available in the US. So I had a look on US ebay - and guess what? The Super City Skyport Building Set is for sale right now - 2 sets, mint in box, buy it now - and seven have already sold. Sounds like old store stock. It's described as Marx Toys 6548 - interesting, when mine says Ideal Toy Corporation. Was there a link between Ideal and Marx, I wonder?
I'd love to hear if any of you buy a set!

6 comments:

  1. Same item appears to be available on Amazon also. One left in stock at 34.95, less than on ebay.

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  2. You are so nice Rebecca. What scale do you think this is? It kinda looks like 1:24 from your photos. Just curious! Hope your day is lovely.

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  3. Thanks for that, mini2b! I tend to think of amazon just for books, but of course it has many categories - and it is much cheaper from the amazon seller.

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  4. Hi Amy! Well, I'm not really sure about the scale. It says it goes with the Ideal motorific cars and trucks sets, so I've just had a look at ebay listings of those. It seems there were 2 scales, 1/32 and 1/43, and I don't know which the Super City sets were intended to go with.
    I used some tiny furniture that is think is Ohio Art Company - that is 1/48 scale. I also used a more modern table and sideboard with model train that probably are 1/24. And as I said, the white plastic frames that the walls are constructed of are 5.5cm square - with the joining pieces, they're about 7cm. So each floor of the skyscrapers or houses would be only about 7cm or 2" high, which would probably make them about 1/48 I think. But of course you could use 2 or 3 plastic panels on top of each other to get more height, if you didn't follow the plans.
    Hope that helps! :-)

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  5. Please see "Ahout Us" at http://americanplasticequipment.com/ampcat/crafts/index.html

    American Plastic and Marx and Ideal have undergone a soap opera of mergers, acquisitions, and licensing agreements.

    New sets of the Sky Port are being made and sold on Amazon by America Classic Toy.

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  6. Thanks for that info and link, Joe! I really appreciate it.

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