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ID:	40742 this is one of those cars i wanted to display and keep sealed.the sticker could have been placed on the back,its not a warning or safety sticker. ive ranted about this before.its a beautiful model.now i have to unwrap it and flip the case around.thank you sideways for making this model,but a big BOOOOOOOOOO and both thumbs down for the sticker placement.

  • #2
    To bad you couldn't pull the sticker off and place on the side or the bottom of the box

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    • #3
      I agree totally!!! Limited Editions should say somewhere on the base the car sits on, if not on the chassis of the car itself. A sticker on the cover that can be lost, misplaced, broken or what have you means nothing.

      If I were you I would take a hairdryer to the sticker to warm it up, remove it, and place it where you want it.

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      • #4
        that would be great but the sticker was applied then shrink wrapped it seems. didnt buy it as an investment.i just really like the car. never saw a sticker on the mona lisa, 1 of 1.stupid stickers.Oh well,

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        • #5
          That’s because they come with a motor in them and are made to take out of the box and race! They could care less where they place the stickers. Can’t bash a slot car company for making slot cars, putting them in a box with a sticker on it,lol. Buy static models if you want display pieces.Sorry I can’t sympathize with your plight.
          Last edited by War Eagle River; June 10, 2020, 07:52 PM.
          Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA

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          • noddaz
            noddaz commented
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            Yeah! You tell him! BTW, isn't EVERYTHING limited edition? lol

          • Fathead59
            Fathead59 commented
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            It all depends on how hard you race them if they become limited editions

        • #6
          its true that its a toy car,wont disagree with you there.i have limited edition scalextric legends cars,no sticker but a nice card in the box.i have some revell cars that are limited,no sticker. Slot.it cars with limited production numbers,nice card in the box,no sticker.Sideways makes some awesome cars. I have five other sideways cars and none come with a sticker on the front of the box.i dont know why they felt the need too put a sticker on this one. I was just a little bummed when i unwraped it and saw the stupid sticker. Nope,its not the end of the world,but for those of us that wanted to display this sweet looking car,a big sticker in front of it stinks.Im so glad that you enjoy using all your cars. I also enjoy using my cars,but there are a few that i really enjoy just looking at.Also,wasnt looking for sympathy.i was just trying to start a conversation.
          Last edited by Billy boy; June 10, 2020, 09:33 PM.

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          • #7
            Cut it open and switch tops with one of your other cars from this company.

            I remember when Scalextric made the first F! Lotus models. They were limited edition cars, 300 of each I believe were made. A few years later and the same issues were available for under $50. At that time there was a guy stuck with one of the $200-$300 numbered collectables. He kept trying to sell it on Ebay, week after week. The limited edition ended up meaning nothing.
            Go ahead and cut off the outer wrap and enjoy your car.
            Matt B
            So. In
            Crashers

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            • #8
              thats exactly what i mentioned in my original post. im going to unwrap it and turn the case 180 and problem solved.Honestly i didnt even realize it was a limited edition when i ordered it,i could care less about a number. its the sticker. it could of just as easily been put on the back so as not to ruin the presentation.like i said,awesome looking car made by a great company,but in my opinion a bad choice of sticker placement and thats all.

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              • #9
                If they put the sticker where it is so obvious, it's probably is a big deal to guys that think they have a piece of gold!
                Matt B
                So. In
                Crashers

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                • #10
                  The title of this post got my attention but I didn't really take the post overall as overly negative, I just saw it as a bit of a laugh.

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                  • #11
                    I agree with Scott. There is only one reason you are upset that you had to break the seal so you could hide the sticker. MONEY. I assume you believe it will fetch a better price when you auction it off on Ebay if you can claim it was still sealed in the original wrapper. BTW I have one of those and it runs great.

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                    • dinglebery
                      dinglebery commented
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                      This I believe is BS - if it was about the money he would've bought TWO. One to stash and one to open and look at.

                  • #12
                    Actually in post #4 i mentioned its not about the money,its not an investment. i bought it because i like the cars,and the paint scheme is awesome. im really not angry just a little dissapointed.

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                    • #13
                      Limited editions are nothing more than manufacturers applying their resources to marketing rather than production- a sickness caused by hiring maladroits in $2000 suits. Of course, the real damage to the hobby comes from their primary victims, the "collectors" who by an large are not collectors at all, they are small time profiteers. They drive prices up because there is an unending lineup of secondary victims who don't mind paying a ridiculous price. We have to watch this stuff and continue to talk about it, phenomenologically, like Billy Boy has. Slot cars very nearly died out completely many years ago when prices went crazy. We are riding the crest of the resurgence that started by around 1990 or so in the US. Other countries, notably the UK, where they didn't price themselves out of existence experienced a low period in enthusiasm, but were not in danger of dying out.

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                      • #14
                        The old saying, “He who has the most toys in the end, wins” is not true. The one with the most laps wins!
                        Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA

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                        • #15
                          A sticker... I could care less about a sticker.
                          Slot Car Nerd/Photographer/ Just a self-styled marketing guy on my back porch.
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