Friday, April 11, 2008

Indiana Jones, Spiderman & Darth Vader kits

Recently I bought two Garage kits or G-kits in short for RM100 for sentimental reasons and also because I like the characters and I got a pleasant surprise. The seller gave me another kit for free! Then I have yet another surprise, all the kits are missing an accessory - well not an important let me explain..

Indiana Jones G-Kit by Horizon

The kit is complete with 13 pieces. What is missing is the whip. In the instructions, it says to use the bendable plastic to twist tie to form the whip. But on the instruction manual, the whip is not shown. Check the net, couldn't find any reference. Anyway, the whip can be made with any twist tie. No prob. I like this kit partly because I like the movies. It has very nice box art. It comes with instructional manual, a vinyl modelling manual and a return envelope. Indy has an option of two poses - one with whip, another with machete. It has good Harrison Ford likeness. Scuplted by Moto Hata and made in Japan. Year 1993.

Collectible Value: Many collectors today are going for collectibles dolls from Medicom and Sideshow. So this is for the very niche G-kit market. Saw one on Ebay selling for USD70++ two weeks ago. Another problem - recast. You'll find lots of them in Ebay.

Spiderman G-Kit by Horizon

This is the other figure I bought also from Horizon. Spidey has a nice crouching pose. It comes with instruction manual, vinyl kit making manual and return envelope. The mising piece is a suction cup to stick spidey on window as an alternative way to display it. It doesn't look nice sticking spidey on the window because the suction cup loops over Spidey right hand. Still prefer the original crouching pose. So again, no prob with this missing accessory. Year 1994.

Collectible Value: Similar to Indy. Saw in eBay selling for USD30 for original.

Darth Vader Vinyl Kit by Amt/Ertl

This is the surpise free gift. There's no box nor instructiions. Its kind of a huge kit and what I like most is Vader's head which consist of the dome (made of hard plastic for glossy effect) and the face. Vader also got a good pose. Check out the net and found out that this is from Amt/Ertl. Judging from the details of the kits, it looks original. The missing piece: Lightsaber. From the net, the instructions manual show Vader holding Luke's lightsaber!? Duh! Perhaps can find substitute...

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