Thursday, October 7, 2010

Classic Plastic Part four: Mr. Spock vs the Three-Headed Snake


This box is a kind of an childhood trauma to me. Standing in shop window in 1976 with the exorbitant pricetag of 14,95 German Marks it seemed so near. But for an 9-year-old with an biweekly allowance of 2,50 Marks it was far away as China. Not to mention my mother would never give permission for a purchase that high back in that days.

Fast forward to the year 1995. I finally tracked down an already build up Spock kit in a shop in Berlin, swallowed my pride and paid a whopping 150,- German Marks to own it. Ten-times the original price of that kit in 1976! Alas, it was before Ebay....

Well, long story short: I restored it over the years bit by bit (a tedious task getting rid of the seams) and finally finished it painting recently. I used very bright colors, reminiscent to the old, artificial TV-Series look.

This kit was available from AMT and AURORA as well. AMT sold it in the late 60ties in the USA, Aurora got permission to sell it in the UK and Europe from 1972. AMT used a more colorful boxart than AURORA....

Round two recently reissued the kit in an collector's tin box and a regular edition as well. So if you want to sniff some glue and throw some paint on Mr. Spock yourself, you can order it from here....



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