Thanks for the info.
The Wonder Woman molds were destroyed in an accident along with several
others years ago, so a new release would be a new mold. I haven't kept up
with models for many years and trying to catch up and digging out old kits I
doubt I will get around to building but setting aside the ones I would like
to build and going to sell the rest. Let someone who appreciates them buy
them so they can collect dust on their shelves for a few years and be dug
out again and reminisce about and resell again.
Yes. They would use a mint original kit as a master to make
a new mold, I'm sure. I never heard that the WW mold was
destroyed until now. There seems to be some confusion as to
what still exists and what was trashed, AND what was destoyed
in the now-legendary train wreck.
Wait to see if the WW gets re-issued for 2004-2005. It would be
a bummer to build an original if this were to happen. The re-tooled
kits PL does are pretty close (except for the Spiderman and Hulk). IMHO, of
course. (there is ALSO a rumor about the Penguin). I have
heard this from more than one source.
If WW was lost then they would reverse engineer a mold from a pristine kit.
They have reverse molded the LIS robot and Spindrift that I know of. They
also reverse engineered the Batplane and the kit they reverse engineered
from had warped wings! No one knew it and they molded the kit with the wings
featuring the built in warp (DOH!)
The retooled kits are exactly as the Aurora originals except where PL tweaks
them and tries to improve upon them. Like the Bride of Frankie has the lab
stuff molded in clear. The only difference with the Hulk and Spiderman is
they scaled them up to 1/6th scale to be more in line with figure kits being
made today. So while they are exact they are bigger so not 100% true to the
I buy everything Polar makes. I was a kid when these kits were on the Hobby
shop shelves and never bought them. I instead spent my money on airplanes.
I almost second mortgaged the house when I wanted to get a LIS robot. Then
along come Polar and I buy them all day long for 16.00! Thanks to Polar alot
of nostalgia is being realized without selling my soul to obtain these kits.
Maybe you should wait to see if Polar reissues the WW. It would be kind of
ashame to build an original and then they release one. Go to the Polar
Lights website and go to the forum.
Ask about it's possible release there. Dave Metzner is Polars development
manager and he hangs out on the board.