While I was cruising Michaels the other day I came across this product. I did not have the required discipline as a child to build models, even the ones that come in easy to assemble kits. I had a childhood friend, Eugene, who had the attention span, and care to build models. He had quite a collection!
Now…about this boat. I am going to guess that kids will only think of Leo Dicaprio and Kate Winslett boning in the back of a car when they think of the Titanic. Those of us with a sense for history will remember it a little differently. I can only speak for myself, but if I see a model of that boat, I can only think of the hundreds of people who froze to death in the North Atlantic. It does not matter how pretty the boat was, it now resides at the bottom of the sea because of human error. The model iceberg must be sold separately.
However, since they commissioned a Titanic Model Kit, I will hold out for the rest of this series:
This model will come with miniature terrorists toting Autmatic Weapons. So as not to be outdone by other models in the series, this boat even comes wth its very own man in wheel chair being pushed oveboard. Hard to believe some of these guys escaped capture.
Who needs an iceberg? With German U-boats competing for an end of the month Sunken Ship Contest, this boat did not stand a chance. What better way to galvanize even more opposition to your war plans then to sink a passenger ship. Well, whether it carried supplies for the enemy is another debate for another time. This model comes with its own torpedo sized hole in its hull.
It took a drunk Oil Tanker Skipper to put Valdez, Alaska on the map. Children may have difficulty assembling the model due to the pieces being soaked in Alaska Crude. It is recommended that the completed model be placed on a tray, or similar item to collect the oil that will continue to seep from the model. Oil covered animals sold separately.