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Re: What are your favourite Aurora monster model kits?
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2012, 11:30:54 PM »
My faves and reasons:
1. Godzilla-This is not only my favorite Aurora, but my favorite kit of all time, period. It is one of the only original Auroras I had as a small tyke in the 70s. I remember the garish Aurora glow in the dark box and my dad building it for me. Later I had the Monogram reissue from 1978 several times. A HUGE part of my childhood.
2.Frankenstein-fast forward to 1983. I'm 12 and just starting to get into the human sized classic monsters (I'd always been a big fan of giant monsters like Godzilla, Harryhausens and dinosaurs). A new UHF station has just started up and every friday they have a triple feature horror show-Theatre Bizarre and are going to show Frankenstein and the WolfMan this week. After school that Friday I go with my Dad to the hobby shop in the mall that we always go to and lo and behold Monogram has reissued the "Big 4" Universal monster kits! Dad says I can get 2 so of course it hs to be Franky and the WolfMan cause they are going to be on later tonight!Jusas with the Big G, sentimental vaalue overrules considerations of sculpt accuracy, which franlkly is not bad on this kit-it is a good likeness of Karloff from Bride.
3.The Wolf Man-see above story
4.King Kong-Like Godzilla, Kong was the only other original Aurora monster kit I had as a kid.
5.The Mummy-I love the sculpt and menacing pose of this kit.
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Re: What are your favourite Aurora monster model kits?
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2012, 02:43:57 PM »
Frankenstein has now moved out ahead of the Creature!

Frankenstein 31
Creature 28
Mummy 20
Phantom of the Opera 19
Dracula 17
Wolf Man 16
Bride of Frankenstein 15
Forgotten Prisoner of Castel-Maré 12
Godzilla 10

Wolf Man as well has made a strong upward move, but the Bride seems to be faltering.

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Re: What are your favourite Aurora monster model kits?
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2012, 04:47:41 PM »
   
The Forgotten Prisoner was my first model as a kid, so I'm kinda sad it isn't faring so well.   :(
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Re: What are your favourite Aurora monster model kits?
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2012, 08:17:39 AM »
I built the Mummy and the Bride kits as a kid. The Forgotten Prisoner was the only one my best buddy built. I now have his buildup, but my own are long since gone.

I agree though that the Forgotten Prisoner deserves more votes.

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Re: What are your favourite Aurora monster model kits?
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2012, 08:28:49 AM »
Frankenstein has now moved out ahead of the Creature!

Frankenstein 31
Creature 28
Mummy 20
Phantom of the Opera 19
Dracula 17
Wolf Man 16
Bride of Frankenstein 15
Forgotten Prisoner of Castel-Maré 12
Godzilla 10

Wolf Man as well has made a strong upward move, but the Bride seems to be faltering.

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Re: What are your favourite Aurora monster model kits?
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2012, 11:07:58 AM »
THE WITCH & THE BRIDE: I love the detail in both.
THE FORGOTTEN PRISONER: For the Famous Monsters tie in, & the fact that it's an original creation for the series. And what's not to like about a 'glow' skeleton?!
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Re: What are your favourite Aurora monster model kits?
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2012, 11:47:05 AM »
The Forgotten Prisoner was not a glow kit though when issued originally:



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Re: What are your favourite Aurora monster model kits?
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2012, 11:22:06 AM »
I need to add the Bride of Frankenstein to my wish list.
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Re: What are your favourite Aurora monster model kits?
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2012, 11:13:37 AM »
I need to add the Bride of Frankenstein to my wish list.


I've always liked the electric blue colour of her bandages on the box but for whatever reason few modellers paint them that way.



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Re: What are your favourite Aurora monster model kits?
« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2012, 12:21:27 PM »
Frankenstein keeps slowly widening his lead here. The real battle is for third place. And a surge of votes has moved the Forgotten Prisoner up the leaderboard. Here are the top ten vote getters:

Frankenstein 38
Creature 31
Mummy 25
Phantom of the Opera 25
Dracula 21
Wolf Man 20
Bride of Frankenstein 18
Forgotten Prisoner of Castel-Maré 17
Godzilla 10
Witch 10



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Re: What are your favourite Aurora monster model kits?
« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2012, 02:33:19 PM »
I voted to see all the results. But, honestly I love them all equally. Icons of our time.
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Re: What are your favourite Aurora monster model kits?
« Reply #26 on: July 05, 2012, 03:15:32 PM »
That's why I tick off the option that only voters can see the vote totals.

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Re: What are your favourite Aurora monster model kits?
« Reply #27 on: July 17, 2012, 12:33:35 PM »
The Bride is moving up! Here she is by Monolith:



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Re: What are your favourite Aurora monster model kits?
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2012, 09:45:41 AM »
The monsters in hot rods aren't polling very well. Here are photos of the three I have in my collection:







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Re: What are your favourite Aurora monster model kits?
« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2012, 05:03:22 PM »
This was a difficult choice, especially with Aurora kits. But, I went
with the staple kits. The Creature, Frankenstein's monster, The Mummy
and Forgotten Prisoner. Really though, so many other really cool
kits.
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