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Here’s another round up of the latest news for Fantastic Model builders.
Please note that there will be minimal updates this week and we won’t be shipping from April 11 to the 16th as I will be at Monsterpalooza.
MONSTERPALOOZA IS NEXT WEEKEND
Next weekend, monster lovers and horror hounds will gather in Burbank for Monsterpalooza. It is a celebration of classic monsters. There will be plenty of guests, a great dealers room, a display room, panels, and much more.
For us model builders, there will be a model contest sponsored by Amazing Figure Modeler, and a Make and Take room sponsored by Moebius Models. The make and take will feature a free kit for kids to build at the show. From what I understand, it should be a very special model. Last year, kids were given a special Creature kit molded in different colored plastic.
Also, expect some new model news from Moebius at the show. I know they plan to announce an all new kit that will be released later this summer. I’ll pass along the news as soon as I can, along with a special CultTVman tie in. Moebius will also have the new Creature and Bride of Frankenstein kits on display. You don’t want to miss this.
For more information about Monsterpalooza, visit http://www.monsterpalooza.com/
MOEBIUS MODELS CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON
This week, Moebius released some new pictures of the Creature from the Black Lagoon, featuring a paint job by David Fisher. A little more news accompanied the photos on the Moebius Facebook page. The model is scheduled for September release. It was originally going to have two sets of arms, but that has been scaled back to one set of arms. I posted one of the new photos on the Cult site
MOEBIUS WINS A RONDO!
In a little more Moebius news, the company one a prestigious Rondo Award for the Bela Lugosi Broadway Dracula model kit. It was chosen as Best Toy, Model or Collectible. Read more about the Rondos on their website
ROUND 2 NEWS
The newest Star Trek releases from Round 2 should be shipping out this week. The Romulan Warbird is a reissue of the kit originally found in the Adversary Set. It is 1:3200 scale and includes window decals, a new dome base, and clear and glow parts. The Adversary Set now features just the Klingon Bird of Prey and the Ferengi Marauder. This mini kit set includes decals for the Marauder and clear some orange parts.
Round 2 also announced a reissue of the old Exploration Set. So far they are listing this as a release in a Collector’s Tin. This new reissue should include photoetch parts.
Look for the Strange Change Time Machine, Ghostbusters Ecto 1A and the MPC Hulk kit to ship in the next month or so.
CULT OF PERSONALITY NEWS
Cult of Personality posted some photos of a replacement head for the MPC Werewolf kit. It is sculpted by Ray Santoleri and should be available later this year.
THUNDERBOY HEAVY INDUSTRIES NEWS
Thunderboy has a new Castel Mare detail set available. This features a wall insert so you can join the Ghost and Prisoner kits together as one diorama. Thunderboy has also reissued their Giants figure set, which goes along with the old Polar Lights Snake model. Look for both of these in the Cult Hobbyshop.
PEGASUS HOBBIES UPDATE
We’ve received word that the Dragonslayer kit is on the way. We should have this in stock in the Cult Shop later this week.
WAYNE HANSEN HOUSE FIRE
Wayne Hansen, known to many people in the hobby as Wayne the Dane, lost his home and all his possessions in a fire last week. He managed to save one of his cats and suffered some minor burns but is okay. He is currently staying with a neighbor.
Wayne has done a great deal of figure sculpting for many different garage kit companies over the years. He sculpted one of my first kits, the Forbidden Commander.
John Diaz is leading an effort to help Wayne. He is collecting clothing, furnishings, and anything else you can donate. You can contact John at email@example.com
If you wish to donate to Wayne directly, his Pay Pal email is firstname.lastname@example.org . His mailing address is
C/O Ann & Jeff Wilken
430 Julian Woods Lane
Julian, PA. 16844
Please help in any way you can. This is your chance to give a little back to one of our own. Wayne is one of the good guys in the hobby.
CULTTVMAN SITE UPDATES
here are just a few of the recent updates on the CultTVman website. We’ve also reposted a lot of great models. Visit the site at
Denis Lange’s Batman “Enough”
Danny Salcines’ Aurora Wildlife kits
Tom Militello’s Vulcan Shuttle
Thomas Militello’s USS Reliant
Jim Long’s Spinner
Dennis Hogan’s Han Solo as a Stormtrooper
CULTTVMAN HOBBYSHOP UPDATES
Please note that we will not be shipping from April 11 to 16 as I will be at Monsterpalooza.
visit the shop at http://CultTVmanShop.com
New in the shop:
1955 Chrysler C300 from Moebius Models
Castle Mare detail set from Thunderboy
Spinner Lighting Kit from Evans Lighting
Cyber Eye light kit from Tenacontrols
Evolved Scar Conversion from BHP
New Preorder Products
Police Car 27 from Fujimi – PREORDER RESERVATION
Deckard’s Sedan from Fujimi – PREORDER RESERVATION
Giant Snake figures from Thunderboy
Battlestar Galactica Cylon Raider from Moebius
Gemini Spacecraft 1:24 scale decals from Space Model Systems
Mercury Redstone booster 1:48 scale decals from SPS
Saturn 1B 1:144 scale decals from Space Model Systems
Saturn V/Apollo 1:144 scale decals from Space Model Systems
Thrust Vectoring Vanes from AJAModels
Shuttle Lighting Kit from Evans Lighting
Ghost Window Detail from Brad Hair Productions
Constellation Conversion for 1:1000 scale starship from BHP
Shuttle detail set from Brad Hair Productions
Flying Sub lighting 1:32 scale from VoodooFX
Space Fighter Mk VII light kit from VoodooFX
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Modeller vol. 20
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Modeller vol. 21
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Modeller vol. 22
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Modeller vol. 23
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