Time to post the quick iHobbyExpo preview! Lots of kits on display. Lots of new and reissued product from the folks at Pegasus, Moebius, Round 2 and Revell
The first stop for CultTVman at iHobbyExpo was the Revell booth. Revell is part of Great Planes and their booth is the first area just inside the door. Revell will be reissuing the old Aurora Red Knight of Vienna, Black Knight of Nurnberg, as well as the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Another kit of interest to many of you is the Ed Roth Outlaw. These are currently scheduled for the first half of 2010.
Over at the Moebius booth, there was lots to be excited about. CultTVman saw box art for the classic Aurora Superboy and Wonder Woman. The Wonder Woman build up by David Fisher, featured on the cover of Amazing Figure Modeler was on display. Build ups of the Monster Scenes Pain Parlor and the Gruesome Goodies.
Other new projects were featured on a Power Point display. CultTVman is pleased to report that Moebius will be releasing the Aurora Confederate Raider in 2010. Also look for new 1:35 scale versions of the Lost In Space Pod and Chariot to go with the Jupiter 2. Moebius told CultTVman that these would be mixed media kits with styrene, resin, and photoetch parts. Other kits announced by Moebius include an all new Bela Lugosi Dracula, a new series Galactica along with a new series Cylon Centurion. Two car kits were also announced for later in the year: 1953 Hudson Hornet and 1955 Chrysler 300. They are also displaying a USB Drive shaped like the Seaview.
Moebius also had build ups on display of the new Jupiter 2 with the nicely detailed interior, along with the finished box. Preliminary box art of the Galactica Viper was also displayed. A build up of the new Conan kit was featured. David Fisher’s Frankenstein build up was in the display case along with build ups of the Mummy, Spiderman, Green Goblin, Eye Gone Wild and the Flying Sub. CultTVman can also report that the following Moebius kits are no longer available from the manufacturer. Dr. Jekyll as Mr. Hyde (both long and square box), The Voyager, Captain Action, and the large Seaview. These may be reissued again later, but they would come out in different box designs.
Over at the Round 2 booth, there were quite a few reissue announcements. CultTVman can report the following Star Trek reissues are coming: The Enterprise D (standard and clear versions), K-7 Space Station (standard reissue and collector’s tin), 1:2500 set including the TOS Enterprise, Refit, and Enteprise B, 1:2500 Enterprise D (seperate kit), 1:2500 Enterprise C (seperate kit) and 1:2500 Enterprise E (seperate kit.). New from Round 2 will be a 1:25 1966 Batmobile in glue and snap versions.
Other vintage reissues from Round 2 include Munsters Coach and Dragula (separate kits with figures), the Pilgrim Observer, the Fundimensions Glo-Head kits: Werewolf, Vampire, Ape Man and Mummy, Zinger cars, the three Road Runner car kits, the Batboat, Psycho House, Three Stooges, and Munsters Living Room (glow version).
Pegasus Models have more exciting news to share. In addition to the previous War of the Worlds kits, look for a new Martian figure kit in early 2010. Pegasus will also be producing new kits of the Tripod and Martian from the recent War of the Worlds movie. There will be new kits of the When Worlds Collide Space Ark. New kits in Pegasus line of concept kits include the Mercury 9 Rocket and the MLEV5 Mars Lunar Explorer Vehicle. The Space Ark and Galaxy Quest kits will be available as prebuilt models too. The classic Martian War Machine kit and the War of the Worlds diorama will be available as special edition copper plated kits.
A full collection of photos is posted on the main CultTVman site