Metaluna Mutant Monster Limited Edition 1/12 Scale Plastic Kit
- In Stock
- Calculated at Checkout
- How tall is the model when complete:
- The model stands 7 inches tall
- What age is recommended:
- Ages 14 and up
- What paints do I need:
- We recommend Black, Green, White, Silver, Red, and Yellow
- Does it come with paint and glue:
- Paint and glue are sold separately
- How many parts are included:
- 27 parts
Metaluna Monster Figure. The tooling is based on the Aurora Pattern, Aurora never came out with the kit. It was supposed to go into the Monsters of the Movies line. The Atlantis kit comes from all new tooling. Box art by Dave Cockrum in the classic 8.25 x 8.25 square box. New Detailed instructions. This a limited Edition Kit. Only 4000 being produced. Molded in a beautiful Metallic Blue.
They were bred and bound as slaves on the distant planet Metaluna. The ruling Metalunians
engineered these “mutants” to be laborers, likening them to the mere insects found on Earth.
These mutants, however, have tremendous strength and a robust exo-skeleton; only their
enlarged brains are subject to external damage. Now, the Metalunians must flee their planet before its fiery transformation into a flaming star.
The mutants are left for dead...all except one, which has secretly boarded the escape
spacecraft. It has murderous intent against the Metalunians who callously discarded
the species. The final confrontation is coming...
The kit is good quality, but the presentation is lacking. A cheap paper cut-out label for the clapperboard, and no painting details. But, I salute the fact it's manufactured in the country of origin - USA!
A long awaited kit, but the instructions show the feet reversed, there should be a nicer decal and for the novice or newer modeler there should be painting decals or tips, I didn't need that but newer modelers might, a great kit nonetheless.
I really enjoyed assembling and painting this model. "This Island Earth" is one of my favorite films, and the Mutant a great movie monster. The model is very detailed and the fit is good. Painting it was a joy. Great possibilities for interpretation. Was not enthused about the graphic provided for the clapboard mounted to the base, so I replaced it with a lobby card from the 1955 film. Overall, well worth the wait.
A decal or sticker for the nameplate would have been nice.