Moebius Models 1/9 Grandpa Munster Kit First Look
by Michael Benolkin
|Date of Review||February 2014||Manufacturer||Moebius Models|
|Kit Number||934||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. Al Lewis played Grandpa Munster, an elderly vampire who lived in the home. Grandpa was always getting into some unique problem which made the show enjoyable.
Moebius Models has released two figures out of the Munsters television series, this one representing Grandpa Munster. The kit is molded in gray styrene and presented on four parts trees plus a base and power rack backdrop, as well as a few clear parts for cobwebs and a plastic line for a power cable.
The kit master must have been lovingly done as the face in the plastic is Al Lewis in costume. All that it will take is a little painting to bring the figure to life. The figure is posed in front of the power panel as he is about to throw a switch to power a gadget on Herman's work table (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!