A dinosaur model fan has used his latest T. rex model purchase to depict a famous scene from the 1933 movie “King Kong”. With the acquisition of the Rebor 1:35 80s T-REX Toy HD Remastered “Californiacation” VHS figure, collector and Everything Dinosaur customer Luke sent us some photographs of the iconic King Kong and T. rex battle from the film that he had carefully recreated.
The female lead in the film, Ann Darrow (played by Fay Wray), is found by a large, meat-eating dinosaur. Dinosaur model collector Luke has cleverly recreated the famous T. rex and Kong battle. The original fight was created using models and stop motion animation by the legendary Willis O’Brien, a pioneer in film animation and special effects.
King Kong Returns
King Kong, alerted by Ann’s screams returns to confront the Tyrannosaurus rex. An illustration of T. rex created by the American artist Charles Robert Knight is believed to have been the inspiration behind the T. rex figure from the 1933 movie.
A Box Office Hit!
The film which was directed and produced by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack was a commercial success although it did not win any notable awards or indeed any Academy Award nominations. This can be explained in part as at the time of its release there was no award category for special effects.
It is thought the iconic T. rex versus Kong stop motion fight took 7 weeks to complete. Everything Dinosaur team members suspect that it took dinosaur model fan Luke slightly less time to produce his own homage to the 1933 film.
Spawning a Monster Movie Career
Often cited as one of the most influential movies of all time, the 1933 film has inspired numerous monster films and the giant ape character has appeared in several further pictures, most recently in the 2021 release “Godzilla versus Kong” (2021), a film directed by the American Adam Wingard which opened in March of this year (2021) to much critical acclaim and success.
Using Dinosaur Models in an Innovative Way
A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented that Luke had used the new Rebor 1:35 80s T-REX Toy HD Remastered “Californiacation” VHS in a very creative and innovative way and praised the collector for his imagination and ambition.
The Everything Dinosaur spokesperson added:
“Rebor recently introduced a 1/11th scale model of a mountain gorilla and this figure can be used with various T. rex replicas to recreate iconic scenes from monster movies. We are grateful to Luke for sharing his photographs with us“.