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Re: Favorite and least favorite Aurora monster kit
« Reply #60 on: March 05, 2010, 10:11:52 PM »
Very cool....I love all the kits and I love reading stories related to these old Auroras!!!
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Re: Favorite and least favorite Aurora monster kit
« Reply #61 on: March 20, 2010, 02:58:50 PM »
Here is something to think about. If you were an original early 60's monster kid (like I was), Frankenstein was not only your first monster model, but in a lot of cases, your first model PERIOD. Therefore, our painting & gluing skills were not there yet. When Drac & Wolfie came out, we had gotten a little better. By the time the Mummy & Creature came out, out skills had gotten better and most of us had a collection of Testor's paint & had learned how to mix, paint detailed areas with a toothpick, etc.
I think that is why some of us prefer that period.CADMANDD

I am an original monster kid. I was born in 1956 and got my first exposure to the monsters in the first grade when a friend of mine gave me a built up model of the Mummy. I remember taking it home and staring at it in fascination. I then discovered there were more in the set and also a magazine called Famous Monsters which had more about them. Being a military brat, I could get the Aurora monsters on base for 33 cents and if I  got them downtown they were 99 cents. Then I started catching them on tv and then the merchandise explosion happened. The monster craze of the 60's had begun and I miss it. This lengthy history lesson leads up to my answer, My favorite would be the Mummy because it started all of this and least favorite would be the Hunchback.
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Re: Favorite and least favorite Aurora monster kit
« Reply #62 on: March 20, 2010, 04:41:14 PM »
I also am proud to claim the title of original monster kid. It doesn't mean I know more about monsters/monster products than non-original monster kids, but it does mean I was a kid when the Aurora monsters first appeared. I was also a Navy brat - our family of all boys (except Mom) moved three times by the time I was 9 -  I lived on the base NASMPLS which is no longer Navy (thanks Jimma Carter). Dad being a WWII/Korea Naval aviator and an artist, we were huge into model planes, ships, subs etc. At some point in 62 -63 a Frankenstein model appeared  then some more and before I knew it I was begging every time we went to Rexall Drugs for another model, more paint (MORE THINNER!) a FMF or Creepy mag, rubber spiders etc. I have to say without a doubt Frankenstein is the one that hooked me and is still the ultimate monster model. If I had to pick a least favorite it might be one I didn't have...Invisible Man maybe? My Hyde? I LOVED The Hunchback...I envisioned him busting those ropes easily and running amok breaking in half the guy that was whipping him and anyone else within reach!

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Re: Favorite and least favorite Aurora monster kit
« Reply #63 on: March 21, 2010, 12:21:19 AM »
I was also a Navy brat 


Packy,

Since you were a Navy Brat as well as a Monster Kid,  I thought that you might like to read this.  It's just the "About Me" section of my website but it might bring you back to your childhood too.
http://members.cox.net/mrutherford/index.htm

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Re: Favorite and least favorite Aurora monster kit
« Reply #64 on: March 21, 2010, 08:17:12 AM »
Mike - thanks for the link (EXcellent website by the way!)...Boy do I ever remember the Navy Exchange. We lived right on the base here in Minneapolis when I was nine and ten in the "Married Officers Quarters" kind of a townhousey thing for families. Those were the days - my brothers and I had the run of the place - we knew all the pilots and mechanics - who actually let us climb around in big old Sikorskie Choppers for fun in the hangers! Anyway not to get too OT, the guy at the Exchange knew what comics I liked so I had my own "Government comic pull service" for my Turok, Korak, Konas etc! If memory serves we didn't get our Monster models til after we bought a regular house nearby so probably 1964ish - Great memories - It's why I love my collections, they keep me hooked up to my "Happy Days"!

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Re: Favorite and least favorite Aurora monster kit
« Reply #65 on: March 22, 2010, 07:38:23 AM »
Your own "Government comic pull service"?
Not Bad at All!
Not many kids can say that.

To be honest, the Navy life was not bad, I just wish that we could have been stationed somplace else.

Either way, it was the 70's and the Monsters still found their way to me.

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Re: Favorite and least favorite Aurora monster kit
« Reply #66 on: March 22, 2010, 01:31:48 PM »
Come on. That's like asking someone to pick their favorite child. They are all classics.

 

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