Updated: April 17, 2007|
DAY EARTH STOOD STILL - GORT ROBOT & GIRL RESIN MODEL - Were
you at the Chiller Theatre Expo this past weekend?
If you were, perhaps you saw this incredible new garage kit
that Terry Webb premiered at the show. And then again, perhaps
not, as the Webbhead only brought three castings to sell.
This is Terry's tribute to the 1951 sci-fi classic, "The Day
the Earth Stood Still," featuring the mighty robot Gort toting
off Patricia Neal in terror. Few have contributed more to keep
the hobby alive and informed than Mr. Webb has over the years,
beginning with his pioneering work on Model and Toy Collector
magazine, then his trio of "...Ate My Wallet" books, and today
still going strong helming Amazing Figure Modeler. Indeed,
Webb knows the hobby, and what a kit collector wants - here's
This is Gort as never before, staunchly carrying his
earth-captive as he exits Klaatu's spacecraft, looking just as
ominous as he did in the film. It's a great sculpt, with a
dramatic tension between the two figures, and a brilliant
base, patterned after that split-doorway ramp of the flying
saucer. The lower half of the ramp doubles as a movie logo
nameplate, powerfully announcing the model on display.
All kit components are slickly cast in solid gray resin, with
neatly keyed joints for a perfect and seamless fit. When
assembled, Gort himself stands 12" tall, and the overall model
measures a commanding 16 1/4" tall x 7 1/2" wide x 10" deep.
The photo below shows the model on display at Chiller, but
only hints at the true impact of the piece. This exciting new
model is complete, unbuilt, and offered here to those who just
can't wait to get their hands on an upcoming kit classic.
According to Webb, this kit is casting #3, the last one of
what he brought to the Show to premiere. So, don't Stand
Still, grab Gort while the grabbin's good, or wait another
lightyear or two. Klaatu barada nikto!
[Please note that this is an original garage kit, not a
recast. Sassy's Satellite caters to the true kit collectors
worldwide, always offering only original garage kits, never
recast kits, whether unbuilt models or professionally
assembled & finished items. We are ethically opposed to
recasting within the hobby and only deal in authentic original
Retail Value: $180. (Limited Release April 2007)