Screamin' 1/6 Models

The Kaiyodo Connection

In the beginning, all of Screamin's 1/6 scale models were sculpted by a Japanese company called Kaiyodo. Their relationship with Screamin' began when Kaiyodo wanted to make a 1/6 scale kit of Freddy Krueger for the Japanese market. Since Screamin' had the world-wide rights to models of Freddy, Kaiyodo had to sublicense the rights for this kit. Screamin' liked their design and decided to distribute this kit (and later Kaiyodo's 1/6 Jason and Star Wars kits) in the U.S. under the Screamin' brand. This was to expand their model range and cover the lower price segment of the figure market. There were also talks of Kaiyodo making a Pinhead kit, but Screamin' didn't approve their designs and the Kaiyodo kit was never made. Eventually, Screamin' released their own 1/6 Pinhead.

Later Screamin' Kits

Later on Screamin' started producing resin & cold cast porcelain figures in addition to vinyl. Several new figure lines were introduced:

Bettie Page

Screamin' did three different Bettie Page kits: Bettie Page "In Orbit", Bettie Page "Jungle Fever", and Betty (sic) Page "Playful". "In Orbit" was Screamin's first resin kit.

Xena (1/6 Scale Vinyl)

Close to the time that Screamin' went out of business they were working on a 1/6 Xena: Warrior Princess figure kit. AFAIK it never made it passed the prototype stage, but there's a picture of the prototype along with an interview of Richard Hamecher in Amazing Figure Modeler #11. He said that they were planning on making a figure line based on the Xena TV show. Initially, 4 figures were planned: Xena, Callisto, Gabrielle, and Hercules.

Other

In 1997, Screamin' had several new kit prototypes on display at conventions. One was a new 1/6 resin Werewolf kit, titled "Wild in the Streets", which was shown at Monster Modelfest 97. From this kit and the other prototypes, it appeared that Screamin' was starting to branch out from their mainly 'figure only' releases to full fledged dioramas. Unfortunately the kit was never manufactured.

Around this time there was also talk of starting a line of kits done by the sculptor Berger, the first of which would be "Rise and Dine", a 1/6 mummy. It was the singular release of the line.

Defender of the Gate: Prototype shown in AFM #11. There's not much information out there about it other than the sculptor, John Cole. It was the first and only(?) multiple figure kit that they designed.

Edina, exotic fairy (1/6): Manufactured by Billikin USA for Screamin'. This kit was produced, but seems to be relatively rare.

 

 

 

1/6 Scale

Star Wars

Boba Fett

C-3PO
UPDATED!

Darth Vader

Han Solo
UPDATED!

Luke Skywalker
NEW!

Princess Leia

R2-D2

Stormtrooper

Bettie Page

In Orbit

Jungle Fever

Playful

Horror

Freddy Krueger

Jason

Pinhead

Rise n Dine

Wild in the Streets

Other

Defender of the Gate

Edina

Xena (Prototype)