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Offline Gadgetron_3000

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[2001: A Space Odyssey] Moebius Model Kit Releases
« on: June 28, 2017, 11:01:43 am »
Hi, Everyone!

Here is some updated information for Moebius' upcoming 2001: A Space Odyssey kits...


1:50 Moon Bus re-release (kit number MOE2001):
  • About 10-inches (254 mm) long
  • Features a detailed interior, pilot figures, passenger figures, and a removable roof section
  • $49.95 U.S.D. MSRP

1:144 Space Clipper Orion III re-release (kit number MOE2001-2):
  • About 15-inches (381 mm) long
  • Tooling has been improved based on recently-discovered references
  • Includes a decal sheet and display stand
  • $34.95 U.S.D. MSRP

1:144 Discovery original release (kit number MOE2001-3):
  • Over 40-inches (1016 mm) long
  • Brand new tooling based on recently-discovered references
  • Over 500 parts
  • NOTE: model will NOT include parts for any interior sections
  • $199.95 U.S.D. MSRP

Check out the preliminary box art pictures below.

Stay tuned...

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Re: [2001: A Space Odyssey] Moebius Model Kit Releases
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2017, 05:35:29 pm »
I want the Discovery,,,,But I also want to stay married. LOL
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Re: [2001: A Space Odyssey] Moebius Model Kit Releases
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2017, 05:43:30 pm »
Great post, Gadgetron!  You always have some interesting news to share!  Thanks.

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Re: [2001: A Space Odyssey] Moebius Model Kit Releases
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2017, 11:29:01 am »
I just knew that freaking Discovery was gonna be outrageous on price!

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Re: [2001: A Space Odyssey] Moebius Model Kit Releases
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2017, 06:45:24 pm »
I just knew that freaking Discovery was gonna be outrageous on price!

And no interior either. A bit disappointing. :(
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Re: [2001: A Space Odyssey] Moebius Model Kit Releases
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2017, 07:59:03 pm »
now that they have made the mold i bet they will reissue it in like 5 years time at half the price... with a pod bay...
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Re: [2001: A Space Odyssey] Moebius Model Kit Releases
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2017, 03:22:38 pm »
I wonder if someone will make some aftermarket interior discovery parts.

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Re: [2001: A Space Odyssey] Moebius Model Kit Releases
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2017, 12:06:14 pm »
I looked into the actual spec's on Discovery One quite a while back, and there's a lot of contradiction out there.... I don't think anyone can say precisely how long the fictional ship was, or the true scale of a model. It's a lot of guess work.

I payed about $225 for the Stargazer Discovery One kit, which is stated as 1/144 scale and builds out to 30" but did come with interior parts for the command deck and pod bay...  not sure if it's still in production.

NOTE: If Moebius is not including any interior pieces, I would say their preliminary box art is quite deceiving!
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Re: [2001: A Space Odyssey] Moebius Model Kit Releases
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2017, 02:14:56 pm »
I wonder if someone will make some aftermarket interior discovery parts.

At $200 we shouldn't have to look for the interior! It should be in the stinking box!!!

I have the Larson Designs Discovery 1 that I build last year! It is a little over 30".
At the price of the Moebius kit with NO interior I will just be happy with mine!

And Wolf, it is VERY deceiving!!!

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Re: [2001: A Space Odyssey] Moebius Model Kit Releases
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2017, 09:15:15 pm »
I just knew that freaking Discovery was gonna be outrageous on price!

When compared to the Bandai 1/72 Falcon...not really.

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Re: [2001: A Space Odyssey] Moebius Model Kit Releases
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2017, 09:15:06 am »
Hi, Everyone!

Comic-Con International: San Diego 2017 started yesterday and Moebius Models is there!

Figures.com took some pictures of an assembled mock up of the 1:144 Discovery...



Stay tuned...

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Re: [2001: A Space Odyssey] Moebius Model Kit Releases
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2017, 09:47:27 am »
That Discovery is a beauty! But, I absolutely refuse to pay the money for it!
I know it has a very high parts count, still not worth it to me!

Moebius Models are just getting crazy with the prices of their kits!

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Re: [2001: A Space Odyssey] Moebius Model Kit Releases
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2017, 10:25:01 am »
Hi, Everyone!

Here are some closer-up images of the 1:144 Discovery mock up at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2017 from Facebook user Jeff Bond (https://www.facebook.com/jeffc.bond/posts/10212023660240302):



Stay tuned...

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Re: [2001: A Space Odyssey] Moebius Model Kit Releases
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2017, 03:36:14 pm »
Space Clipper = Yes!

Discovery = Aye Right! - the bulb does'nt look sharp enough in detail for me and the company have shot themselves displaying that kit with the pic in the background (my opinion anyhoo!).
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