Ugh, that looks terrible!
Ugh, that looks terrible!
There's nothing like walking into a room and seeing a Gremlin on your wall.
I hung mine...glad I bought it.
Hopefully it will start falling apart well after I have lost interest in the hobby
If you or anyone else can point me to a 1/1 scale Gremlin (licensed or unlicensed) that has a reasonable cost then I'm certainly interested. I have seen way better replicas floating around but I have yet to get my hands on one. I need more Gremlins stuff!
Last edited by R1V3R5; Jul 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM.
a member here named Batgremlin makes them
For the price I think this isn't so bad. With shipping, to get one of the less than stellar vinyl kits from thailand, you are looking at $100 and then you still have to put it together and paint it. The last one of these I did cost the buyer more than what the NECA one will run you and mine didn't look quite as nice.
Looks like my order might have been canceled
I got a confirmation email, then a follow-up email stating my order was "processing", then I just checked back about 18 hours later to see if it shipped and my account is empty and under the previous orders page it says "you have no previous orders, pending or shipped".
For $200 you cant go wrong! I'm dying to see one of these with a professional paint job.
Really, a large piece of decaying latex is best handled by binning it, unless it has historic significance. It's a disappointing choice of materials; wish they'd chosen something better. My son has a very old Jurassic Park T-Rex; the one with sound and a silicone skin. The thing gets played with every day and still looks like it just came out of the box. Amazing.
Well, yeah, but another way of looking at it is that it just has a lifespan, same as you or I, that's all. The choice of material probably helped keep the cost down to that low price; as I say it's a bit of a rental situation but what isn't when it comes down to it? You can't take it with you.
Should still last years if kept on a shelf out of direct sun etc. Less if you play around with it a lot of course.
I can't help wishing they'd offered it in silicone or even vinyl, though. A Halcyon-like flexible vinyl would last forever and be poseable too.
I can't figure why they did just make a life size figure ? Neca has been doing really big figures for along while..something they could actually do in that size range and be life size they skip on..why ?
10 year life span? Please.
Latex items can last multiple decades if cared for properly. Are you putting your gremlin prop through the weather and elements? Are you manhandling it daily?
If not, it'll be fine. I have latex masks from the 80's that have been out and on display in an A/C'd room and out of direct sun and heat and are as pristine as the day I got them. Infact, I've collected latex masks my entire life and I have never lost one due to dry rot. That only happens to the people who choose to wear them, sweat in them, or god forbid, trick or treat in them. This gremlin is for display purposes only, and if well-cared for...will last a lifetime.
The problem with the Illusive Yoda's was that 90% of the people who bought them were normative Star Wars fans who didn't know how to care for a latex prop.
While I'm no definitive authority on latex, I will tell you from a collector of over 30 years, I've never lost one patient. Light and heat are the foes that I've combated successfully.
I guess the reality with this gremlin is it is much like it's on-screen counterpart, deathly afraid of the bright light.
Ok, my Gremlin finall arrived.
First the boxing was a little weak, but they had a piece of foam between the wire and the neck, so maybe the got complaints and are trying to avoid neck damages. So mine is in perfect condition.
Now as for the item... It is awesome!! This looks way better in person. For a cast directly from the mold piece, for $169 you cannot beat it.
I am VERY happy with it