Moebius Models 1/9 Herman Munster Kit First Look
|Date of Review||February 2014||Manufacturer||Moebius Models|
|Kit Number||933||Primary Media||Styrene|
|Pros||New-tool kit||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Experienced||MSRP (USD)||$34.99|
The Munsters was a television comedy show that aired in the mid-1960s which featured a family of monsters living in a typical American suburb and many of the situations that could arise. Fred Gwynne played Herman Munster, an Frankenstein-looking character who was the head of the Mockingbird Lane household. Herman was always trying to 'fit in' with his coworkers and neighbors, creating interesting dynamics that made the show enjoyable.
Moebius Models has released two figures out of the Munsters television series, this one representing Herman Munster. The kit is molded in gray styrene and presented on five parts trees plus upper and lower torso halves, and display base, plus a tree of clear parts containing beakers and cobwebs..
The kit master must have been lovingly done as the face in the plastic is Fred Gwynne in costume. All that it will take is a little painting to bring the figure to life. The figure is posed next to a work table with a big electronic gadget that is powered from Grandpa's rack (the other kit).
You can build the Herman and Grandpa kits separately or link the two bases together, run the power cable from Grandpa's panel to Herman's bench and have a nice vignette.
This is a great looking kit that I can't to what Steve Causey is going to turn out with this build. Stay tuned!
My sincere thanks to Moebius Models for this review sample!