Saturday, February 20, 2021

MONSTER MODELS NEW AND REISSUED


Building model kits have gained popularity since the onset of the COVID-19 lockdowns. There has rarely been a better time to "build your own". While military models seem to be the most prevalent, there is still a healthy market for monster models.

Unfortunately, the availability of paints and supplies may be lacking at your local hobby shop because of the pandemic, where retailers are either cautiously holding back their inventory, cannot receive shipments, or the manufacturers are not making product. I have visited several shops in my area and the paint shelves are missing key colors, especially acrylics. Even online retailers who may have the colors in stock are hamstrung by slow shipping due to restrictions and the current weather across the States.

In any event, that's not stopping companies from releasing more monster model goodness! Below are the latest new and re-issued models for fun and excitement if you're looking for something different to occupy your day other than watching Jerry Springer!

The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Special Box Art Edition from Doll and Hobby GA
Doll & Hobby GA presents their forth kit, The Hunchback of Notre Dame! 
Suggested retail price: $39.99

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is coming from Doll & Hobby GA. This reissue of the classic Aurora kit  will feature collectible deluxe packaging with a full color display backdrop.  This is a special Box Art Edition, featuring classic box art, with a clear plastic sleeve for displaying and protecting the box.   All graphic elements will be printed on the sleeve so you can display the clean box art. Packaging is still being finalized and expecting to ship in the later part of 2021.  

Photo above shows built and painted model.


King Kong - Glow Square Box 1:30 scale from Altantis
Atlantis is bringing back King Kong as a glow kit from the original Aurora tooling.
Suggested retail price: $29.99

Photo shows built and painted model.  Additional images and details are coming. Details subject to change


Konga - 1:35 scale from Monarch Models
All new plastic model kit from Monarch Models.   Kit is 1:35 scale and comes with base and small human figures.   Like other Monarch kits, this will have a limited run and be retired.  

Price is TBD, but it is expected to be in the $40 to $50 range.

Photos below are of the prototype.






The Fly - 1:8 scale from Monarch Models

All new plastic model kit from Monarch Models due later this year. Kit is 1:8 scale and comes with base and lab equipment. Like other Monarch kits, this will have a limited run and be retired.  

Price is TBD, but it is expected to be in the $40 to $50 range.

Photo below shows prototype.


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3 comments:

Steve Iverson said...

Thanks for sharing!

John said...

My pleasure, Steve -- keep 'em coming!

Dr. Theda said...

Cool collection of models !!