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Original Kit Issued: 1965 - 1966

Re-Issued: 1969-1975, 2000

One of the last of the original line-up, and lacking any film or comic tie-in, the Witch kit nevertheless sold fairly well. The elaborate "dressing" of the "set", and the archetype of the main subject may be why. There is just so much going on in this kit. The knick-knacks and scattered arcana make for a painter's dream
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ORIGINAL SPECS:
KIT # 483
SCALE: 1/12
PLASTIC: Black
BOX SIZE: 13"X7"X2"
GLOW KIT SPECS:
KIT # 470
SCALE: 1/12
PLASTIC: Black & Luminous
BOX SIZE: 8.25"X8.25"X3.25"
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WORK IN PROGRESS:

3/13/00 - I just picked up my Polar Lights Witch Kit. It's beautifully molded, and I think the clear bottle and lantern parts were a good idea, even if they do vary from the original. if you're a "purist," however, I suppose you'd just paint over them; so everyone's happy! I know I am. This kit's backdrop is especially intricate, and contains all the classic witch-a-rama: bats, rats, bones, and a bubbling brew! I think I'll save this one to start in the fall, just in time for All Hallow's Eve!
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The peak of popularity for monster figures had been
reached in 1965 when The Bride of Frankenstein
and The Witch hit toy store shelves. Both kits
featured intricate dioramas with more tiny accessories
such as bats and bottles etc. than their more modest
predecessors had. Unfortunately, the molds for
The Bride were scrapped due to damage in 1966,
which led to the lack of appaerance of that kit in the
reissues of the monsters in the Frightening Lightning
and Glow series three years later.
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