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Certainly not one of the better designs over the years. It's like the person doing the designing stopped about midway through the project and rushed it into production. :(

Even if you can get past all the stark white-space on the boxcar, the $85 price tag is a deal-breaker for me. These kinds of boxcars don't even sell for $25 in the aftermarket at train shows. So why even think about spending $85? :confused: Makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

In prior years, Macy's offered all kinds of coupons, free shipping, and promo codes that got these gems into your hands for under $40 easily. But that never happened in 2018. So it's no surprise they still have these in inventory.

As for a 2019 version? We shall see.....
 

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I don't collect cars like that, it's like collecting some of the York show cars. I love the York show, but you can buy the cars on the secondary market for around $10! And, those are top quality MTH Premier boxcars. I have about twenty of them in a large box that I'm going to paint for a unit train. I know someone paid a ton more than the $10 I did for them.
 
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