Thursday, October 27, 2016

Collectible Time #71: Moebius Burt Ward Robin and Halloween Michael Myers Kits

Holy long-awaited Bat-kit!!! At long last, Burt Ward's Robin, the Boy Wonder, comes via Moebius.

Robin is the fourth in the ongoing  1:8 scale "Batman '66" plastic-kit series (see "Collectible Time #69", Sept '16 for the Burgess Meredith Penguin). The kits are designed to link in the old, Aurora vein, with startling likenesses to their beloved, television counterparts.

The model's pose is distinctively Ward, simulating his typical prone-for-action stance, thanks to Jeff Yagher's superb sculpting skills. (The model is also reasonably priced at about $35; I bought mine at trusty Z&Z Hobbies, of course.)

Next up in the series is Frank Gorshin's Riddler, scheduled for a February release, followed sometime thereafter by Cesar Romero's Joker and Yvonne Craig's Batgirl. 

Along with Robin, I also purchased Moebius' reissue of Polar Lights' popular 1:8 scale Michael Myers "Halloween" kit. 

The Chris White-designed model is really a lovely porch diorama, featuring not only the modified Shatner-masked Myers, but his kiddie clown mask on the lower-portion of the base, accompanied by a bag with spilled candy. On the porch step, one can install an actual, retooled (LED) light-up jack-o-lantern for eerie, flickering atmosphere.  

For those who missed out on this fine John Carpenter tribute the first time around, this is an inexpensive ($30 range) way to fill the gap. 

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