Wednesday, September 27

Preview: X-Plus' 1/8th scale Marilyn Monroe (U.S.O. Tour 1954) entertaining the modellers...

The historic visit to see the troops fighting in Kora in 1954 is the subject of X-Plus Model's latest kit. Marilyn Munroe kit in 1/8th scale is their latest creation. We look at the forthcoming kit in our preview...

Preview: X-Plus' 1/8th scale Marilyn Monroe (U.S.O. Tour 1954) entertaining the modellers...

Marilyn Monroe (U.S.O. Tour 1954)
Scale 1:8
Total height 250mm (including pedestal, body only 220mm)
Scheduled to ship in December
Price: $43.55 USD from Hobbylink Japan
Marilyn Monroe - one of the most iconic actresses of the 20th century. Her beauty and charm captivated audiences around the world and cemented her place in Hollywood history. But, in 1954, she took on a different role when she visited US troops in Korea as part of a United Service Organizations (USO) tour.
Dressed in an army-inspired uniform, entertaining the troops with her singing and dancing. It was a patriotic and compassionate act that endeared her even more to the American public. In this visit, Marilyn's attire was specially tailored for her. She was a Hollywood star and had a curvier figure than the army standard, her uniform was made with added buttons in the hip area of the pants to keep the uniform tight on her body.

The Kit from X-Plus:
This 1/8 scale plastic model kit of Marilyn Monroe is inspired by the photos of her visit to the US camp in the Korean war. The kit is a detailed replica of the celebrity, capturing her iconic smile and her look as she came down from the airplane stairs in her army uniform. It features a olive drab jacket, matching pants, and an overseas cap, an accurate portrayal of the duty uniform worn by Women's Army Corps (WACs) personnel during the Korean War.
Model specs:
Product Type Plastic Model Kit
Product Dimensions Height approx. 25cm (Including the base), character height approx. 22 cm
Materials HIPS
Additional Information "For ages 15 and up
Manufactured by XPLUS
In closer detail

This kit is available to purchase now, with a December release. To find out more about X-Plus Model's kits you can look on their website...