Franklin Mint

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Franklin or not Franklin?

DIE FOR!
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55%
Really want
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5%
Cool to have
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36%
Not interested
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5%
 
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Post by Frostbyte » Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:18 pm

thetrixrabbit wrote:Thank you, Tom!!!! 8)
I'm very excited for you!! That's awesome, and I'm glad I was able to help in some way :D

Grats!
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Post by thetrixrabbit » Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:49 pm

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Post by cluegirl104 » Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:14 pm

Michael wrote:What about... already have!

by the way you people need to shut up!! :D :D :D
i just drooled over one on e-bay again!!
i am crying now!! :D :D
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Post by Michael » Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:16 pm

It's pretty, but bulky and unweildy. For those of you who do have one, do you display it? Or just keep it tucked away somewhere?
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Post by cluegirl104 » Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:19 pm

and hurts the pocket book 2 much,...i mean,...sh**!!
oh well though!!
i like the collection i have! (even though it isn't big enough!)
i am getting 2 new ones soon,...yeah!!
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Post by CluedoKid » Tue Apr 18, 2006 4:20 pm

I'm kind of iffy on the franklin mint game. Sure it's nice but I think it may be a waste of my money. It may be elegant but I think it's too gaudy for my taste and loses the essence of murder and Clue. Plus It seems far too fragile. I read a story on some guy who purchased it and the 3 blunt weapons were broken when it arrived and the trigger fell off the revolver. It seems something that is poorly made but sugar coated with all its elegance.
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Post by Michael » Tue Apr 18, 2006 4:32 pm

Interesting that you should say that. When I first got mine, I was HORRIFIED to see that the billiard table had broken off and was rattling around the room. We had to unscrew the whole box frame and take it apart in order to hot glue the billiard table back together (one leg had broken off).
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Post by cluegirl104 » Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:14 pm

i just love how elegant it looks! i however have settled on not getting it! afterall-i am so not loaded! :(
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Post by schroeder562 » Mon Aug 28, 2006 10:06 am

I'd Love to have one but the issue of being short changed somes up, unfortunately :(

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Post by schroeder562 » Mon Aug 28, 2006 10:12 am

How much do the sets normally cost? I know they are a bit pricy but what's the average price and what's a good price?

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Post by Michael » Mon Aug 28, 2006 10:43 am

You can check the completed auctions on eBay to give you an idea. (I'm at work right now, so i can't).

I remember though that around the holidays, they go for A LOT of money. I've seen some in the $700-900 range!
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Post by ClueBoy12 » Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:40 pm

The most I've seen one go for is $1,250...I paid $450 for mine which was a total steal!
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Post by CluedoKid » Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:42 pm

I would like to get one, but the characters look horrendous (with the exception of Green and White) and it looks too fragile.

Personally, this doesn't look like the greatest Clue game.
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Post by Michael » Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:00 pm

It IS very fragile. I had to repair the billiard table piece on mine.
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Post by ClueBoy12 » Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:37 pm

Michael wrote:It IS very fragile. I had to repair the billiard table piece on mine.
How did you get it repaired? Or did you repair it yourself? My knife came cracked in half and I've been meaning to write to the mint but haven't had the time.
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Post by Michael » Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:57 pm

It was rather easy - though the solution didn't occur to me. I was going to frame shops thinking they'd have to disassemble the whole casing of the game to get access to the inside pieces. But as it turns out (thanks to my father pointing it out once I finally cracked and admitted I bought a $205 - yes that's all I paid but it was my most expensive one at the time - Clue game), if you remove the felt pads at the bottom of the box, you can remove the screws and the whole thing comes apart rather easily. (This would be a good way to get some close up room photos if you're so inclined...)

As to how to repair the knife, I really have no idea. Perhaps you can solder it together and brush on some gold paint to cover it up?

I was rather disappointed that there was a chip in my ceramic Clue Book/Solution Card Holder thing. :( I guess I'll just have to buy another FM Clue game... :)
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Post by CluedoKid » Mon Aug 28, 2006 5:46 pm

Perhaps that money will be better spent on your bathroom Michael.
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Post by Michael » Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:41 pm

Ahhh, who needs walls?
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Post by ClueBoy12 » Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:30 pm

Michael wrote:Ahhh, who needs walls?
nobody! but a clue game, now that's a necessity!
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Post by cluegirl104 » Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:06 am

now thats what i'm thinking!
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