Saturday, June 11, 2016
Overview: Astro-Nautilus Thus Far
Each tentacle on the 3 3/4-inch scale alien is two pieces, and each leg is three. The pieces all rotate and allow for mixing and matching. The designer Mel Birnkrant incorporated a couple of loops on the staff, allowing a tentacle to slither through on the giant 1960s bendy figure as well as the modern action figures pictured above.
What’s really amazing was the price range on these guys. Most of them started at $10 - a bargain! As time went on, prices went up. The largely unadorned white one was part of a big boxed set of 8 figures for $115, which makes it a little over $14. The black suit one was sold first at a gallery show I was at for $125 with an art print and only 4 figures, or about $30 depending on what value you put on the art print.
Here’s a review of the White Star one: http://www.16bit.com/fotd/130801-white-star-astro-nautilus.asp
Here’s a review of the Cosmic Creators Four Horsemen edition in green: http://www.16bit.com/fotd/130124-osm-4h-cc-astro-nautilus-neonautilus.asp
If you want more reviews, here’s a list: