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Industry Watch - One word for you: Plastics

Manufacturers and dealers reply to questions about the model market and what the future holds for the hobby segment

By Jenny Maaske
Published: May 14, 2012

Despite challenging U.S. economic conditions during the last few years, the plastic model industry seems to be holding steady, according to several hobby manufacturers and retailers. One issue that’s affecting the hobby industry — and the general retail industry — is Internet discounting, which is making it even more difficult for brick-and-mortar hobby stores to stay in business.

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