Saturday, March 10, 2012

Old Superior Models order form

In a comment on my post showing the original packaging for the Starfleet Wars line of miniatures, Black Vulmea recalled that some ships were sold three to a box back when they were originally manufactured by Superior Models.

That reminded me that I have a scan of an old Alnavco order form from 1980 (while still in business, the company no longer distributes these sci-fi lines) with models and prices for models for use with Starfleet Wars and its companion game of ground combat, MAATAC:
The writing on this form isn't mine, it was on the original scan.
Sure enough, starbombers, star armored pursuit ships, and stellar destroyers were sold as triplets.  Stellar destroyer leaders, stellar cruisers, and galactic transports came in pairs.  The larger capital ships--galactic battlecruisers, galactic dreadnoughts, galactic attack carriers, and super galactic dreadnoughts--were offered as individual models.  Starfighters were sold in packs of ten.  The MAATAC units also were packaged as multiples; from larger armor models sold two at a time to the robot infantry going five to the box. 

And check out the prices on some of those models.  Ah, the good ol' days ...


Gonsalvo said...

I still have some of those paper order forms, believe it or not. BTW, in real terms, these ships are actually much LESS expensive than they were back when! I did an analysis of the costs on my blog last month:

Black Vulmea said...

Yay, I'm not completely senile yet!