The Art of American Fantasy #19

4 comments:

Vanwall said...

I had one of these back in the day. It kinda creeped me out after a while.

Testify said...

Its certainly a tasteful toy. I want one!

Reno Sepulveda said...

Jeez I "built" one too. Also built the Tijuana Taxi

The In Crowd said...

Yep, I built that one. (& the TJ Taxi Too)

Looking at the ad brings flashbacks, I clearly remember all the little 'chrome-plated' plastic parts - - hubcaps, grille work, etc. - - and how you had to sort of shave the chrome off wherever you were going to apply that smelly Testor's glue, or it wouldn't hold.

I remember the skeletal 'desert fox' figure winding up a total sticky mess. Very difficult to get his arms to stick out perpendicular to the body without sagging.

I remember thinking it was very cool, but at the time being unclear on who Rommel was. I also remember how I basically sucked at building models, and how the finished product never looked as good as the picture, though the process was fun.