The 'box art' for this kit.
Here's another in the seven part series (at this writing at least) of another very endearing scene from the Halloween Nightmares collection put out by Garage Kits
US. This scene shows a somewhat rotund trick-or-treater sensing something bad is about to happen as a gaunt scarecrow like monster is ready to pounce from behind.
As in the case of the previous kit I built (see 'The Melting Man' in this section of the site), the detail is outstanding and cast quality is excellent. Though I found a few seam lines on a figure and a bubble here and there on the
base, there is nothing to truly complain about. The parts fit very well and were 'broken down' in such a way to disguise connection points so very little putty filling was necessary. For example, the Shock Monster's mouth is a scraggly mess of teeth, the lower
jaw of which is its own piece. If it had been cast into the head, any painting would have been a serious challenge.
If I had a complaint (and
it is a minor one to be sure) it would be that the Creature From The Black Lagoon design on the trick-or-treater's costume was a stick on application. I would have preferred a decal since I think they're more durable in terms of aging and adhesion fatigue
over time. But that's just me.
Like the first kit I built, this one comes loaded with details you can elect to use or not, namely a pair of
jack-o-lanterns with removable tops, a Creature mask you can position as you like and a length of picket fence which, I should mention, ties this kit with those on either side of it in the series should you purchase them.