Welcome to The Death of Super Blog Team Up. As the title indicates, this time we’re all looking at famous deaths of fictional characters. I decided to go with a group that is more famous after dying than they were while living – the spooky skeletons of Disneyland’s classic ride Pirates Of The Caribbean.
When I was a kid plastic and balsa wood model kits were extremely popular. One of the most famous sets were for…
…the Disneyland Pirates of the Caribbean models. One of the things which made these sets so popular is that they moved. Their Zap / Action feature was powered by rubber bands.
Thanks to the sites TAY666, The Pirate Surgeon’s Journal, Universal Monster Army, and Sweet Skulls I was able to compile a wonderful set of photos of these models. I’ll be looking at five of these awesome sets in this post.
Condemned To Chains Forever
For this awesome Pirates of the Caribbean models special feature we have a skeleton who is chained to a block fighting an alligator. The sword in this kit moves up and down of course.
I love this model. It features two skeletons. One is standing at the wheel steering the remains of the ship. The other skeleton pops up from a box and stabs a dagger in a map. Here are the model pieces still in the box.
Fate of the Mutineers
A skeleton has fallen into quicksand. His fellow skeleton tries to pull him out, but only succeeds in ripping off his arm. The whole time, a giant crab lurks menacingly in the background.
Here are the the parts and instructions for this model.
Freed in the Nick of Time
In this Pirates of the Caribbean model, one skeleton with a sword has to cut free a fellow skeleton before he is dragged under by a squid.
Here are the parts for this model.
Fear not, Mateys, there is more pirate treasure in your future. I found so many great photos of these spooktacular models, that I’ll be featuring more in a future post.
[Via] ACME Music Net
If this taste of Pirates of the Caribbean models has you thirsty for more – why not check out the time that Johnny Depp met his animatronic self!
Please check out the other contributors to The Death of Super Blog Team Up. They’re dying to meet you.
Comic Reviews By Walt: Death of the Mutanimals (Archie-TMNT)
Longbox Graveyard: Death of Captain Marvel
Between The Pages: The Death of Spock (Wrath of Khan) This one was also written
by yours truly! Between the Pages is my other home on the web.
Chris is on Infinite Earths: Death of Supergirl
Crapbox Son of Cthulhu: Death of My Love for Marvel Comics
Comics and Coffee: Superman – The Man Who Murdered the World
Superhero Satellite: Death of a Collector’s Passion. A redemption story.
Unspoken Decade: UltraVerse – Future Shock
In My Not So Humble Opinion: The Death of Galactus