iHobby Expo is the main US hobby show, but for many years there has also been a specialist Toledo Collectors Toy Fair, in Ohio. This year the Toledo show coincided with the Sunday of iHobby, so Moebius was torn as to which to attend - so it did both. Frank Winspur, creator and CEO, was at the show in Chicago while colleague Dave Metzner was two states eastward.
From ‘Superman: Man of Steel’ comes a new kit of Superman, and - another first - General Zod.
Shades of the Monogram Battlestar Galactica, but the new Moebius version (above) has far more detail. The 1:32 scale Cylon Raider (below) has a span of some 400mm (15.5 in).
Meanwhile, 250 miles away in the town of Sylvania, to which the Toledo Collectors Toy Fair moved some years ago, the Moebius display was manned by Dave Metzner, with some of the company's new vehicle goodies.
Box for the 1:25 scale 1956 Chrysler 300 (above) with an assembled model on display (below).
Car kits due from Moebius in 2014 (above) left to right: 1961 Pontiac Ventura, 1971 Ford Ranger pickup, 1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone.
Dave Metzer’s hand reveals the cab from a test shot of the Ford Ranger.
All in all it looks like a good year to come for both Moebius Models and model builders interested in science-fiction and vehicle kits.
Plenty of Moebius Models here.
Attractive page from a Moebius leaflet (above) showing new kits.
Some existing Moebius models: Frankenstein’s monster and bride (above) and the Creature from the Black Lagoon (below).
Prototype Batman figure (below) looks good atop a supplied chunk of diorama scenery.
The Moebius A-list (above) from the top, actors’ names in brackets: The Joker (Cesar Romero), The Riddler (Frank Gorshin), The Penguin (Burgess Meredith), Robin (Burt Ward), Batman (Adam West), Catwoman (Lee Meriwether), and Bruce Wayne himself.
The new Moebius Models logo (above) moves away from its previous take on the original Aurora oval badge.