After the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, New Year’s can offer time to rest and recharge. Two new, outstanding maquette statues, arriving in January from the model-making wizards at Tweeterhead, show how two of our friends who live at 1313 Mockingbird Lane like to spend their “down time.”
These 1:6 scale, screen-accurate, cold-cast color porcelain figures perfectly capture the likenesses of the oldest and youngest members of the Munster family, from The Munsters, the classic 1964-66 CBS sitcom inspired by Universal’s famous movie monsters.
Up first – “Abracadabra and Asee Dosee, Alakazam and Bela Lugosi!” It’s none other than Grandpa Munster, played by vaudeville veteran Al Lewis, who proudly embraced the character for 40 years. He’s relaxing between inventions in his favorite electric chair, cigar in one hand, the latest issue of Playghoul magazine in the other (we’re sure he reads it for the articles). His pet bat Igor perches behind him. This 12-inch tall sculpture pays terrific tribute to the wise-cracking but warm-hearted mad vampire scientist.
Up next, it’s young Eddie – Edward Wolfgang, to be precise – played by Butch Patrick, who years later said he won the role in part because his “fangs” were the real deal: “My eyeteeth were so bad, that even when I closed my mouth they stuck out.” Not quite a teen wolf (he hasn’t yet finished fifth grade), Eddie’s enjoying a creature feature on TV as he cuddles with Woof Woof, his plush werewolf doll. Kitty, the family’s black cat, is on top of the set, roaring like a lion. About half the height of the Grandpa maquette, the Eddie statue will evoke fond nostalgia in anyone who was a fun-loving, frequently furry kid in the ’60s.
Perfect for display on your dining room table, collector’s bookshelf, or coffin lid (as the case may be), these maquettes celebrating The Munsters, individually or as a pair, will add a monstrously fun accent to your home decor year-round. Don’t miss your chance to add these charming pieces to your collection now!
What are your favorite Grandpa or Eddie moments from The Munsters? Let us know in the comments below!