Aurora’s “Hunchback of Notre Dame”

Dec 02, 19 Aurora’s “Hunchback of Notre Dame”

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For the original run of the Aurora monster models during the 1960s the kits were sold in ‘long boxes’ which featured the amazing art of James Bama. The problem was the box art did not match the model, which really wasn’t much of a concern. The kind folks at Monster in Motion in association with Mark Warthling took...

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Bride’s Bantom

Nov 21, 19 Bride’s Bantom

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Omitted during the original Aurora model run of the monster car series was the Bride. This has been rectified by the kind folks at Monsters in Motion who released a resin version of the Bride’s Bantom. As she is waving her rolling pin and pushing the throttle the Bride speeds away. Her back wheels are cake toppings and the...

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Gargoyles (1972)

Nov 03, 19 Gargoyles (1972)

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In 1972 the TV movie, Gargoyles, was released starring Cornel Wilde as an anthropology professor who stumbles upon a clan of gargoyles living in the Southwest desert. The makeup for the creation of the gargoyles received an Emmy Award. Artist Mark Van Tine captured the look of the lead gargoyle with spot on likeness on this bust...

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The Phantom’s Phantom

Oct 29, 19 The Phantom’s Phantom

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At one time the Aurora model company released a series of kits of their original monster line that featured the main characters in tricked-out funny cars. There was Frankenstein’s Fliver, Mummy’s Chariot, and Godzilla’s Go-Cart among others. Not all monster characters were featured in cars and the kind folks at...

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Superman and Aliens

Sep 26, 19 Superman and Aliens

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From the kind folks at Amok Time comes an interesting 1/6th scale resin interaction between Superman and the Aliens. Would Alien blood acid affect the Man of Steel? The complicated part of this diorama was getting the Superman figure properly balanced on the two hands and arms holding him up. All paints were acrylics and a...

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The Mutations (1974)

May 28, 19 The Mutations (1974)

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The Freakmaker (aka, The Mutations) is a film where a botanist creates a Venus flytrap/human hybrid. This ‘plantimal’ can walk, speak, and kills victims by using the digestive organs on his chest. This figure is rare and comes from those wonderful sculptors from Japan.

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