This replica Kong figure has been created as an exact recreation of the figure built at Don Post Studios in 1966, and is created from the original Post Studios molds. The original fiberglass mold for the body, and stone molds for the hands still existed, and the parts for this figure were created directly from them. The original molds for the arms and teeth of the figure no longer exist, so these parts were faithfully recreated using photo reference of the original Kong figure, and a casting of the original Delgado maquette for the figure.
The Kong figure is comprised of a fiberglass body with a welded steel support structure, covered with a dense silicone skin, and realistic artificial fur that closely matches the fur of the original Post figure. The skin has been painted to match the original Post figure, and the hair has been dyed to match as well. The hair is hand-blended around the hairline, and then laid on the body surfaces of Kong
Also included is a custom made base, which features an armature that mates to Kong’s feet to allow him to stand securely. The arms are removable from the body of the figure, and the hands are removable from the arms, allowing Kong to be transported in a standard truck. The measurements of the full figure are approximately 12.5’ high with a 14' arm span. The body itself measures 5' 8" wide with the arms removed. The whole figure weighs an estimated 500 pounds. The figure will need to be assembled in its desired final position.
*Please note: Due to the size and weight of this item, shipping will require special freight services.