Gotham City just got more crowded

Scarecrow and Harley have arrived.

Scarecrow and Harley have arrived.

When I saw these figures coming down the pike, I just had to get them. I never had the Scarecrow figure as a kid because he wasn’t available. But I read about the character in the comics and would have loved to have him menace my Batman figure back then. I really like the detail work they put into the Scarecrow figure, here.

Harley wasn’t around at all when I was a kid. She didn’t make her debut until the now-classic Batman: The Animated Series in the 1990s. But I still had to get this figure for the Batman rogue’s gallery.

But Batman isn't happy.

But Batman isn’t happy.

Poor Batman, just when he thought he could take a break, more trouble shows up in Gotham City.

Colonial One model kit — an out of the box review

The front of the box.

The front of the box.

Moebius Models released the new Colonial One model kit from the 2003 Battlestar Galactica TV series.

The back of the box.

The back of the box.

This was the ship that Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell) was riding in when the Cylons launched their devastating attack on the Twelve Colonies. It was just a simple starliner, a spaceship equivalent to an airliner.

A look at the parts on the sprues.

A look at the parts on the sprues.

When it was revealed that Laura was the last surviving member of the government, she became the president, and the starliner became her Air Force One (hence the in-series name Colonial One).

More parts on the sprue.

More parts on the sprue.

Colonial One was not a large vessel–at least not compared to the Battlestar Galactica. Colonial One could fit inside one of the Galactica’s flight pods.

The stand and a very small piece of the ship--both are in clear plastic, so I'm keeping them bagged so I won't lose them.

The stand and a very small piece of the ship–both are in clear plastic, so I’m keeping them bagged so I won’t lose them.

But, unlike the Galactica, the Colonial One could land on a planet. It had landing gear–which the model also has. Moebius has given you the option of building the model with the landing gear up or down.

The main body of the ship, still on the sprue.

The main body of the ship, still on the sprue.

The main body measures nine inches in length; it’s 1:350 scale, which actually puts it in the same scale as the 1:350 scale USS Enterprise models (the refit and the original ship) released a few years back.

Original artwork by the ship's designer.

Original artwork by the ship’s designer.

All in all, this is a nice little model kit that’s a must have for fans of BSG, as well as builders of SF ships. It even comes with a mini-poster by Richard Livingston, who created the ship. I’ll post pictures of the build soon.