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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I build a plastic model kit?
A: Take your time read the instructions, test fit your parts, sand off excess plastic use a toothpick when glueing parts together rather than spilling from the tube. If you are going to paint hit all parts with light coat of primer. Let everything dry dont rush. Building Models takes time and can be a great experience.

Q: What do the skill levels mean?
A: Skill level 1: ages 8 and up, not too many parts, snap-together, no glue or paint needed.
Skill level 2: ages 10 and up, glue is required, usually between 50 and 125 parts.
Skill level 3: ages 14 and up, experience recommended, glue required, and over 125 parts.

Q: What are the scales on the model kit?
A: The scales shown on the model are based on the size of the real item. A 1/25 scale car model means: 1 inch on the model equals 25 inches of the real car. Example: 1:1 scale means it is full size, and the higher the numbers go- the smaller the model gets. This can be applied to all models, ships, aircraft etc. Another example:a 1:700 scale ship model is half the size of a 1:350 scale ship. 

Q: Does MegaHobby ship international and if so how much does it cost?
A: Shipping Restrictions: Paints that are Flammable, cannot be shipped via Air or to International locations. These item are classified as flammable. Due to regulations, orders containing flammable items may not be shipped via aircraft. Therefore such orders cannot be shipped to international destinations. Flammable items also cannot be shipped via 3 Day Air or Express mail These items may only be shipped within the United States including Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and APO and FPO using ground or priority services ONLY.

In order to see your shipping total you must add the items you want to the shopping cart, then proceed to checkout. When you are done filling in your shipping and billing info on the next page, you will see your shipping options before you have to pay for the order. 
International Global Express and Global Priority Mail is the only way we ship. Why? B
ecause they are both trackable! Please note you will be responsible for customs charges and any other fees associated with your order once it's received in your country. MegaHobby has added First Class Mail International Shipping. Please note that we do not guarantee these packages. This method is great for lighter weight packages.

MegaHobby charges you for the item and Shipping when the order is placed. We only accept PayPal, Google Checkout and credit cards for international orders placed on the MegaHobby.com website. You may send an international money order in US funds to pay for the order. MegaHobby has been shipping internationally for over 13 years with an outstanding record!

Q: Is Everything in Stock?
A: MegaHobby.com stocks most of the items shown on the website, however sometimes an item is on the website but not in-stock and cannot be shipped. There may be a delay in updating the website inventory to reflect available stock. If you purchase an item and we can not fulfill the order we will notify you within 5 Business Days via email. You can either receive a full refund regardless of payment method or the item can be placed on backorder and it will be shipped as soon as it is available. MegaHobby.com ships with a fill rate of 99.7%.

Q: What is the MegaHobby order and Fufilllment process?
A: Most Orders Ship out within 1 to 2 Business days from the date of purchase. All orders require a one day or less processing time from the moment the order is placed. All orders our batched every business day at roughly 7:00 am. If you place your order at 10pm the night before it will be included in the following days batch. If you place your order at 11am it will be batched the next day at 7:00 am. Your credit card will charged at the time the order is placed. If there are any problems with the order you will notified Via email within 1 to 5 Business days. Most orders ship out within 1 to 2 business days depending on if the items are in our New Jersey warehouse or other warehouses we deal with across this great country. The shipping time is specified on each product under additional information. We always recommend to customers to create an account before placing the order, this way you can track the progress of your order. If you create an account after you place the order you will not be able to track that order. You can only track order status once you are logged in and the order is placed when you are logged in. 

MegaHobby has been serving customers online since 2000 with a 99.7% fill rate and outstanding ship times. We also have an eBay store (seller id: Plasticmodelkits) and sell many items through Amazon.com. Prices vary from store to store. We also have wholesale account plans for schools and camps, please call us for information on how to set up an account. Remember you save the most money when shopping directly on MegaHobby.com. Call us Monday through Friday, 9 to 4. We always answer the phones -- you can talk to a real person right here in the USA! 

MegaHobby - Details

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    About MegaHobby

    MegaHobby.com was established in December of 1999 by two Model Enthusiasts, Rick DelFavero and Peter Vetri. Their love of model building drove them to create a site that consists of a vast selection of hobby modeling products toys and games that are easily accessible on a secure internet site. MegaHobby.com is an e-commerce/mail-order/phone-order retail store.  All orders placed on Amazon.com, will be filled and shipped by MegaHobby.com, out of our State-of-the Art warehouse facility located in Runnemede New Jersey. These exceptional model and toy products are available to be shipped nationally via rapid and reliable shipping services.

    Our Company Philosophy is to provide you, the customer, with the Most Interesting Assortment of Plastic Models and Collectibles on the Web.

    With each order, we strive to provide fast, efficient Customer Service.

    We know what a positive effect modeling has on our lives and want to offer the joy of modeling to all.

    In 2013, MegaHobby relocated to Runnemede, NJ, to a 10,000-square foot warehouse -- enough space to stock even more products for our customers.

    We have made navigation of the site simple and our shopping cart is secure, fast and dependable. We strive to provide you with a safe & rewarding online shopping experience.

    MegaHobby.com has been serving customers in the online retail business for over 13 years. Our Company is a result of hard work, determination and passion and we hope that you will enjoy our site just as much as we do.

    MegaHobby looks forward to a long successful partnership with Amazon.com.  Partnering Megahobby and Amazon.com means you, the customer, will receive the best quality online service available. 

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    MegaHobby Shipping Rates

     


    Listed below are shipping details for MegaHobby, including the geographies shipped to, the service level offered, and the prices charged. Note that Media Rates are based on shipping a single item. Purchasing multiple media items results in multiple shipping charges.

    Shipping Rates for all products (excluding Books, Music, Video and DVD)
    All Regions
    Continental US
    Alaska and Hawaii
    US Protectorates
    APO/FPO
    Canada
    Europe
    Asia
    Outside US, Eur., CA, Asia
    Continental US Street · Standard · (3 - 5 business days)
    Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
    $0.00 to $2.99 $2.49
    $3.00 to $3.49 $2.99
    $3.50 to $4.99 $3.99
    $5.00 to $9.99 $5.99
    $10.00 to $15.99 $6.69
    $16.00 to $19.99 $6.99
    $20.00 to $29.95 $7.99
    $29.96 to $39.95 $7.99
    $39.96 to $69.95 $8.99
    $69.96 to $99.99 $8.99
    $100.00 to $129.99 $9.99
    $130.00 to $159.99 $14.99
    $160.00 to $199.99 $16.99
    $200.00 to $249.99 $17.99
    $250.00 to Up $19.99
    Continental US PO Box · Standard · (3 - 5 business days)
    Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
    $0.00 to $2.99 $1.99
    $3.00 to $3.49 $2.49
    $3.50 to $4.99 $3.99
    $5.00 to $9.99 $4.99
    $10.00 to $19.99 $5.99
    $20.00 to $39.99 $7.49
    $40.00 to $59.99 $8.99
    $60.00 to $79.99 $9.49
    $80.00 to $99.99 $9.49
    $100.00 to $149.99 $10.49
    $150.00 to Up $14.49
    Alaska and Hawaii Street · Standard · (3 - 7 business days)
    Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
    $0.00 to $19.99 $8.99
    $20.00 to $29.99 $9.99
    $30.00 to $39.99 $10.99
    $40.00 to $49.99 $11.99
    $50.00 to $69.99 $14.99
    $70.00 to $89.99 $21.99
    $90.00 to $110.99 $24.99
    $111.00 to Up $29.99
    Alaska and Hawaii PO Box · Standard · (3 - 7 business days)
    Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
    $0.00 to $19.99 $8.99
    $20.00 to $29.99 $9.99
    $30.00 to $39.99 $10.99
    $40.00 to $49.99 $11.99
    $50.00 to Up $14.99
    US Protectorates Street · Standard · (4 - 8 business days)
    Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
    $0.00 to $19.99 $8.99
    $20.00 to $29.99 $10.99
    $30.00 to $39.99 $11.99
    $40.00 to $49.99 $12.99
    $50.00 to Up $17.99
    US Protectorates PO Box · Standard · (4 - 8 business days)
    Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
    $0.00 to $19.99 $8.99
    $20.00 to $29.99 $10.99
    $30.00 to $39.99 $11.99
    $40.00 to $49.99 $12.99
    $50.00 to Up $17.99
    APO/FPO Street · Standard · (18 - 32 business days)
    Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
    $0.00 to $19.99 $8.99
    $20.00 to $29.99 $10.99
    $30.00 to $39.99 $11.99
    $40.00 to $49.99 $12.99
    $50.00 to Up $17.99
    APO/FPO PO Box · Standard · (18 - 32 business days)
    Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
    $0.00 to $19.99 $8.99
    $20.00 to $29.99 $10.99
    $30.00 to $39.99 $11.99
    $40.00 to $49.99 $12.99
    $50.00 to Up $17.99
    Canada · Standard · (5 - 10 business days)
    Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
    $0.00 to $9.99 $17.95
    $10.00 to $29.99 $27.95
    $30.00 to $39.99 $32.95
    $40.00 to $59.99 $49.95
    $60.00 to $89.99 $64.95
    $90.00 to Up $110.95
    Europe · Standard · (10 - 20 business days)
    Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
    $0.00 to $19.99 $32.95
    $20.00 to $29.99 $34.95
    $30.00 to $39.99 $39.95
    $40.00 to $59.99 $49.95
    $60.00 to $89.99 $64.95
    $90.00 to $110.99 $74.95
    $111.00 to $150.99 $84.95
    $151.00 to $199.95 $94.95
    $199.96 to $699.99 $149.99
    $700.00 to Up $169.99
    Asia · Standard · (10 - 16 business days)
    Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
    $0.00 to $19.99 $32.95
    $20.00 to $29.99 $34.95
    $30.00 to $39.99 $39.95
    $40.00 to $59.99 $49.95
    $60.00 to $89.99 $64.95
    $90.00 to $110.99 $74.95
    $111.00 to $150.99 $84.95
    $151.00 to $199.95 $94.95
    $199.96 to $699.99 $149.99
    $700.00 to Up $169.99
    Outside US, Eur., CA, Asia · Standard · (10 - 20 business days)
    Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate
    $0.00 to $19.99 $32.95
    $20.00 to $29.99 $34.95
    $30.00 to $39.99 $39.95
    $40.00 to $59.99 $49.95
    $60.00 to $89.99 $64.95
    $90.00 to $110.99 $74.95
    $111.00 to $150.99 $84.95
    $151.00 to $199.95 $94.95
    $199.96 to $699.99 $149.99
    $700.00 to Up $169.99

    * Shipping Rates for Books, Music, Video and DVD
    Domestic Standard
    4 - 14 business days
    Faster Domestic Standard
    3 - 5 business days**
    Domestic Expedited
    2 - 6 business days
    Faster Domestic Expedited
    1 - 3 business days**
    Two Day
    2 business days
    One Day
    24 hours
    International Standard
    21 - 42 business days
    International Expedited
    3 - 7 business days
    Books $3.99 $3.99 $6.99 $6.99 $14.95 $19.99 $16.95 $46.50
    Books over 1 lb. $3.99 $3.99 $6.99 $6.99 $14.95 $19.99 $24.95 $46.50
    CDs, Cassettes, Vinyl $3.99 $3.99 $6.19 $6.19 $14.95 $19.99 $14.95 $46.50
    VHS Videotapes $3.99 $3.99 $6.19 $6.19 $14.95 $19.99 $14.95 $46.50
    DVDs $3.99 $3.99 $6.19 $6.19 $14.95 $19.99 $14.95 $46.50


    *  Your shipping fees when buying Books, Music, Videos and DVDs at Amazon Marketplace are fixed according to the type of product you purchase.
    **  Available for selected items.
        Rates are based on shipping a single item. Purchasing multiple items results in multiple shipping charges-there are no "per shipment" and "per item" charges, as there are when you buy directly from Amazon.com.


    Region Key
    Continental US Continental US states not including Alaska and Hawaii
    Alaska and Hawaii Alaska and Hawaii
    US Protectorates American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    APO/FPO Army Post Office and Fleet Post Office
    Canada Canada
    Europe Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Holy See, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jan Mayen Is., Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Republic of Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Svalbard, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Yugoslavia
    Asia Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Christmas Island, Cook Islands, East Timor, Fiji, French Polynesia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Lao People's Democratic Rep., Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Vietnam
    Outside US, Eur., CA, Asia Brazil, Mexico, South Africa

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    MegaHobby Shipping Policies

    MegaHobby aims to ship all orders within 1-2 business days of order receipt. In some cases, longer fulfillment time may be necessary.

    You will receive notification of any delay or cancellation of your order via email if the item is not in stock within 5 days of ordering. Please make sure this information is correct on your Amazon.com account we have no other way of contacting you. Megahobby has a fill rate 99.7 percent. If we contact you for an out of stock item and do not receive a response within a week (five business days), we will cancel the order.

    MegaHobby ships via UPS, UPS Sure Post, FedEx, Postal Priority Mail, First Class Mail, Global Express, Global Priority Mail, and First Class International.  Once your order is shipped you will receive a tracking number via email from the carrier. Please check your Amazon.com account for delivery and tracking information.

    Thank you for your Business!
    The Staff at MegaHobby

    • Shipment estimates are not guaranteed but are based on estimated transit times. Adverse weather conditions may affect delivery times.
      MegaHobby will do its best to get the order to you. Please call or email us at 888-642-0093 with any questions or concerns.


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    MegaHobby Tax Information

    MegaHobby charges sales tax on all orders that are shipped to an address within the State of New Jersey.
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    Privacy & Security

    Amazon knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. By visiting Amazon.com, you are accepting the practices described in Amazon.com's Privacy Notice.

    In addition, we want you to be aware that Amazon.com will provide MegaHobby with information related to your transactions involving their products (including, for example, your name, address, products you purchase, and transaction amount), and that such information will be subject to MegaHobby's Privacy Policy.

    Privacy Practices

    MegaHobby values the privacy of your personal data.

    See Amazon.com's Privacy Notice

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    Returns and Refunds

    Thank you for ordering from MegaHobby.com, we appreciate your business! We understand that there are many reasons why our customers might need to return a product they purchased from us. Please allow up to five business days for processing of refunds and credits. We do not charge a restocking fee. If the item is being returned for a reason other than MegaHobby.com error or damage, you will be refunded for only the cost of the product.

    If your shipment has arrived damaged, please e-mail us within 10 days of receiving the order and we will contact the delivery service to put in a claim. If a kit is missing a part, or defective we'll get you the contact information for the manufacturer so a new kit or part will be on the way to you.

    If you ordered something and you do not want it, contact us WITHIN 10 DAYS of receiving the order and we will authorize a return. When we receive the unwanted item at our warehouse in original, salable condition, we will issue a refund to your Amazon account for the dollar amount of the item only, not the shipping cost.

    Unfortunately we cannot accept returns on train sets or Lionel items.

    You can feel confident that we will take care of you, and resolve any problems that might arise, as quickly and painlessly as possible. If you purchase a item and we cannot fufill the order we will notify you within 3-5 business days via email.  You can either ask for the order to be canceled, or the item can be placed on backorder and will be shipped as soon as it is available. Remember you are not charged until the order ships.

    Please send all returns to:
    MegaHobby.com
    901 E Clements Bridge Road, Suite 3C
    Runnemede, NJ 08078
    United States
    888-642-0093

    What is MegaHobby.com's Return Policy?
    You may send all returned item(s) in saleable condition within 10 days of receipt. Most of the items we sell require assembly, read the product info to make sure you are purchasing what you want. Please include a copy of the original paper work and/or order number with returned item(s). Upon our receipt of the item(s), you will receive a refund for the amount of the item(s) returned, shipping excluded. Once the returned item(s) are received, please allow seven Business Days for the credit to be processed. If we make a mistake on your order, you will not be charged return shipping. All items must be returned to the following address:

    MegaHobby.com
    Attn: Returns Dept.
    901 E, Clements Bridge Road
    Suite 3C
    Runnemede N.J. 08078

    Contact this seller Phone: 888-642-0093

    To initiate a return, please visit Amazon’s Online Return Center to request a return authorization from the seller.

    For questions about a charge that has been made to your credit card, please contact Amazon. For questions about how to place an order, search Amazon Help.

  • Top of Page What does the Scale mean on the model kit?

    The scales shown on the model are based on the size of the real thing, so a 1/25 scale car model means: 1 inch on the model equals 25 inches on the real car. Example: 1:1 scale means it is full size, and the higher the numbers go- the smaller the model gets. This can be applied to all models, ships, aircraft etc. Another example-a 1:700 scale ship model is half the size of a 1:350 scale ship.

  • Top of Page What's my Skill Level?

    Skill level 1: for ages 8 and up, not many parts, snap-together, no glue or paint, painting is optional
    Skill level 2: ages 10 and up, glue is required, usually between 50 and 100 parts again painting is optional
    Skill level 3: ages 12 and up, experience recommended, glue required, and over 100 parts