Updated: June 12, 2006
GORT RESIN ROBOT (BOWEN KIT)
GORT ROBOT - EARLY RESIN MODEL BY BOWEN - MINT - Here's one of
the world's favorite robots, sculpted by one of the planet's
top talents... many, many moons ago.
This is Gort, from "The Day the Earth Stood Still," and one of
Randy Bowen's very first sculptures, rendered as a resin kit
by the original Lunar Models of Texas, way back in 1988. Lunar
was surely an American pioneer when it comes to garage kits,
and their Morlock from "The Time Machine" was actually Bowen's
first model sculpt, followed soon after by this fellow. In
fact, this is one of Lunar's very first castings of Gort,
poured 18 years ago, using a hard, orange resin that still
stinks to this day. This was their primitive, first attempt at
Gort (and their third figure kit of over 100 others to follow)
foolishly molded with a split down the middle of the figure,
making for a much more complex assembly. (However, for those
who wish to build, the two halves do align together well.)
The charm of this kit, is truly its place of importance within
the garage kit continum. It's one of the first American resin
models, with early production quality, early resin, and very
early Bowen. Heck, the guy even signed the sculpt on the
inside of Gort's back!
There are two sets of arms, allowing for two stances; straight
arms, or bent at the elbow. The parts are rather cleanly cast
in solid resin, and the robot menace builds to stand 12" tall.
Everything's here, in mint, unbuilt condition, packaged with
the kit's original box and instruction sheet, both superbly
illustrated by Jim Key.
Yeah, it's been re-designed, and reissued over the years, but
this one's the original relic, worthy of a time capsule. If
you respect the earliest efforts, and appreciate digging up an
Honest-to-God dinosaur bone, make time Stand Still with
Lunar's Gort, by Randy Bowen.
[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