Thursday, November 12, 2009

Aurora Monster Models: Creature from the Black Lagoon

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Unfortunately, this instruction sheet is all that's left of my model of the Gill Man.



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The Creature model was, I believe, from the second wave of Aurora monsters, that retailed for $1.49 instead of the original 98 cents.
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Note the film synopsis on the first page.

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On the back page there's a listing of "a few of Aurora's scale model kits." Somehow I get the idea that, although the monster models made money, Aurora really wasn;t proud of the horror line. "Look," they seem to be saying with this list. "We offer serious reproductions for the serious hobbyist! We're not just about that sensationalist scary stuff!"

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