Earth Versus the Flying Saucers (1956)

Jun 01, 56 Earth Versus the Flying Saucers (1956)

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The dead alien from Earth vs the Flying Saucers. This film is what started me on the path I am still on. In 1956, as a lad of 4, I innocently walked into the movie theater to see this film. I walked out permanently changed, amazed at the wonders and possibilities my adolescent mind was thinking. I have never looked back. Kit Maker:...

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Forbidden Planet (1956)

Apr 01, 56 Forbidden Planet (1956)

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The monster from the Id as depicted by the animators for the classic film, Forbidden Planet. Most people remember Robby the Robot from that film, so the Id monster deserves some exposure. Kit Maker: Forbidden Zone From Wikipedia: Forbidden Planet is a 1956 science fiction film directed by Fred M. Wilcox, with a screenplay by Cyril...

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Day The World Ended (1955)

Dec 01, 55 Day The World Ended (1955)

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The Monster from Roger Corman’s 1955 classic, Day the World Ended. This omdel features one of Paul Blaisdell’s monsters come to life. Though Day was a black and white film, there are various sources on information available on the color of the creature. Our favorite ladies in distress always seem to be wearing pink nighties....

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This Island Earth (1955)

Jun 01, 55 This Island Earth (1955)

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This Island Earth. A stylized version of the Metaluna Mutant seen in this film. Though a target of the Mystery Science Theater group, this film is a 1950s classic, if for no other reason than having one of the coolest looking aliens of the decade. Kit Maker: Monsters in Motion From Wikipedia: This Island Earth is a 1955 American...

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

Dec 23, 54 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

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A small diorama of the giant octopus attacking the Nautilus from Disney’s 1954 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. From Wikipedia: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1954 adventure film starring Kirk Douglas as Ned Land, James Mason as Captain Nemo, Paul Lukas as Professor Pierre Aronnax, and Peter Lorre as Conseil. It was the first...

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Target Earth (1954)

Nov 07, 54 Target Earth (1954)

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At the climax of the film, Target Earth, an invading robot comes onto a roof, stomps on the broken door, and is ready to be destroyed by the sonic beams. Since the robot was straightforward the challenge with this kit was painting the nameplate. From Wikipedia: Target Earth is a 1954 science fiction film. It was directed by Sherman...

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