The lovely Marilyn Munster maquette features the only ‘non-ghoul’ member of the Munsters household. Sporting her yellow dress and creme colored heels, Marilyn is holding onto Spot’s collar as it comes chained to the floor.
Also included is the Herman Munster bust Marilyn sculpted in the Munsters episode, Prehistoric Munster.
Fabulous Collectibles from TV’s First Family of Monsters
One of the most beloved TV shows of all Monster Kid-dom, The Munsters had a limited run of 2 seasons and one movie. But decades of syndication and a classic monsters aura that outlived the 60s has kept this show at the forefront of classic monster collectibles. In fact, the Lily Munster maquette by Tweeterhead was nominated for best last year’s Rondo Awards – read our article on this lovely statue from earlier this year.
This episode of Monsterama spotlights many of the original 1960s merchandise for the series and brings us to modern day collectibles. As a life-long fan who grew up watching The Munsters reruns after school, I’m have a real warm spot in my collection for anything Munsters related; including this episode of Monsterama:
Found on Amazon: Genuine LINEN BACKED 27″ x 41″ U.S. ONE SHEET VINTAGE ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER from 1966. Issued by the studio when the film was released and meant for theatrical display. Condition: Excellent-Near Mint C8-C9. Very minimal typical fold line touch up/restoration. Looks beautiful! Well preserved.
Found on Etsy:This is a 1964 Grandpa Munster (aka, Al Lewis) doll, manufactured by Remco, from the infamous Munsters TV show. He is in excellent condition. A little more than 5″ tall. Head moves in a full 360 rotation. Rooted hair, all intact. A tiny bit of wear on the paint on this fingertips.
Collecting the Rondo Awards 2015 Best Toy Category
Lily Munster Maquette by Tweeterhead
Continuing our deep dive into the Rondo Awards 2015 Best Toy Category, this post focuses on the gorgeous Lily Munster Maquette from Tweeterhead. This article provides detailed specs of this figure, a video review as well as a price list with links to several sites where I found it available to purchase. Some of these are affiliate links which means I receive advertising revenue from the sites.
For anyone unfamiliar with this San Francisco-based company, it’s worth checking out their Facebook Page or their website to see the jaw-dropping work they do. In addition to this striking Lily Munster statue, their recent releases include Elvira and a Batman 66 collection.
Available in Color and Black & White
13″ Tall with Base
2 pieces: Lily + Base
Painted Prototype and box design by David Fisher
Here’s a well-done video review from Too Many Figures highlighting this action figure in great detail. Check out their Youtube Channel for more reviews like this one:
While the Lily Munster statue was the nominated piece for the Rondo Awards, it is worth noting that Tweeterhead is rolling out the entire Munsters family as a collection — check this out; I really love this collection.
Eddie is the newest piece and is available for pre-order starting May 2015:
Where to Find Lily Munster Maquette by Tweeterhead
Sold Out; Original Retail Price: $234.99
Listed at $224.99 with free shipping within the U.S.
While this statue didn’t get my Rondo vote, it certainly deserved to be nominated for Rondo Awards 2015 Best Toy category — the sculpt, paint and event the packaging are first-class.
In summary, I appreciate the quality and craftsmanship of this piece. For the price, I would still spend my limited collecting budget on a high-grade vintage item first.
But that’s me. Collecting classic monsters doesn’t have to be about vintage collectibles. Tweeterhead is certainly proof that modern collectibles of classic monsters, like this Munsters collection, are worthy of collector’s interest and investment.
Anyone vote for this statue in the Rondos? Anyone have this in their collection? I’d love to hear from Munsters collectors in the comments section below!
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