Wednesday, 17 August 2016

AURORA MONSTER MODELS...



Are you a doddery ol' fart like me?  Then you'll
remember the AURORA monster model kits of the
'60s.  Take a stroll down memory lane with mistress
of the dark ELVIRA and enjoy seeing these great
models from yesteryear once again.

6 comments:

Phil S said...

Wow! Thanks for finding this. I had the werewolf. And anytime I get to see Elvira is a good day. In fact I saw her at San Diego con and she really must be a vampire she hasn't aged at all. Plus I have James Bama's art book with those monsters in it.

Kid said...

Guess what, Phil? I'm currently building the Aurora Wolf Man kit for a pal. I'll show a photo once it's done, if I remember.

TC said...

Cool stuff. Any video with Cassandra Peterson/Elvira is fun to watch.

I had a couple of the glow-in-the-dark ones, and some of the Pain Parlor/Dr. Deadly stuff. Obviously, I should have left them in the boxes, unopened, until now, and then sold them for a fortune. Along with Captain Action, the Marx 6" Man From U.N.C.L.E. figures, and the MPC Fireball XL5 & Space City set.

But then, if we had all preserved the toys and model kits (and comics) in pristine mint condition, they would not be rare now. So they probably would not command high prices, since the supply would be enough to satisfy the demand.

I remember James Bama's artwork on Bantam paperback book covers, mainly the Doc Savage series, also some Louis L'Amour Westerns. I didn't know until now that he did the Aurora box covers.

Kid said...

And there may not even have been any demand if we'd kept them all in perfect condition, TC, as everyone who bought them would still have them and therefore not require replacements. I don't think James Bama did EVERY Aurora box cover - last I read, the Superman box was still not definitely attributed to any specific artist.

Phil S said...

What a coincidence! Hope you paint job is better than a six year olds though.
I remember not wanting to glue him down as I played with him. This was in the days before we had action figures. I think the only one was Captain Action and he cost money. Fortunately I could afford comic books. My earliest memories were of Jim Mooney Superboy and the Legion of Superheroes. I've since re read that story.

Kid said...

My paint jobs are better than any number of 6 year-olds, Phil. Incidentally, GI Joe came out in 1964, Captain Action came later.

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