I don't normally endorse
reproduction items on my site. There's just too much liability (I'm not talking
legal or monetary here but rather "good will"). If some replacement
part is unsatisfactory to the buyer, I would rather not be responsible for
endorsing it to a visitor to my site. Because of this, I make no guarantees
of any of these reproduction parts and provide a listing of what's available
as a service.
These Moon Suit replacement
arms, however, are an exception to my usual rule of noncomittal. As of this
date, these are the finest replacement arms I have ever seen. Not only do
they approximate the original, but they allow a fully functioning Moon Suit
to be restored to original play value.
I was skeptical at first
because of their high price (I won't go into pricing here except to say that
several sets have sold on eBay's auction at $50+ Joe actually mentioned to
me how much it cost to develope the custom aluminum molds ...the price immediately
became more reasonable!). When I received my set, however, I was completely
blown away! Joe even went to the trouble to create MMM style packaging for
the set. He also includes detailed instructions for the replacement.
My advice...if you want
a Moon Suit that works just like the one you had as a kid, find yourself a
nice shell (make sure that the original internal "piping" is still
in place, and if the original wires are there too, that's a boon). Clean it
up, and order a set from Joe. I think you'll be a happy camper!
I'll have pics of a fully
restored Moon Suit soon (I've been too busy to put them on except temporarily...I
want to fix one up nice for the pics).
You can contact Joe at the Detail Shop here
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