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The Mad Mad Mad Scientist Laboratory
« on: June 27, 2010, 08:34:52 PM »

It's time for a thread dedicated to this incredible 1960's science kit mixed with a classic monster motif. Vintage monster toy goodness in every way!

Let's start with some eye-popping photos courtesy of Toysfortheages.













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Re: The Mad Mad Mad Scientist Laboratory
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2010, 09:02:06 PM »
Its MAD, MAD, MAD... and it's completely safe.

The lettering is very Aurora-ish.

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Re: The Mad Mad Mad Scientist Laboratory
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2010, 09:07:42 PM »
Anyone know if the box art was painted by James Bama? It certainly has that look and feel to it.
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Re: The Mad Mad Mad Scientist Laboratory
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2010, 09:17:06 PM »
Terry, thanks for featuring my piece!  The scintillating box art was created by none other than Mort Kunstler.  The boy is his son.  Mort painted many Aurora box covers, including the Confederate Raider, Apache Warrior, Odd Job, both UNCLE kits, etc.  He is also well known for his outstanding civil war themed paintings and the many covers he created for paperback novels.

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Re: The Mad Mad Mad Scientist Laboratory
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2010, 09:41:07 PM »
The scintillating box art was created by none other than Mort Kunstler.

And the similar Mad, Mad, Mad Magician.
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Re: The Mad Mad Mad Scientist Laboratory
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2010, 09:48:15 PM »
Mort Kunstler ROCKS!!!

I have It's a Man's World which features his men's magazine illustrations.

Here's one...



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Re: The Mad Mad Mad Scientist Laboratory
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2010, 08:09:58 AM »
*Sigh* If only kids these days could have kits like these....
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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2010, 09:24:17 AM »
*Sigh* If only kids these days could have kits like these....

Today it would probably be The Mad Mad Mad Meth Lab!
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Re: The Mad Mad Mad Scientist Laboratory
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2010, 11:53:18 AM »
Keir, Mort didn't paint Confederate raider or Apache Warrior, but you are right, he did many, MANY covers for Aurora. THe re-issues of the Gladiators, the first Superman cover, the great Sports series... His covers for Aurora's 1/32nd sale car kits are classics. A true illustrator, he wasn't content to just do a picture of the car - his covers told stories. He's still producing wonderful art at 79.

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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2010, 04:59:13 PM »


Yup.  I have the above Mort print framed.  Just need another wall for it and a battle map of Gettysburg during the second day of battle.

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Re: The Mad Mad Mad Scientist Laboratory
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2010, 04:59:52 PM »
PS Did anyone as a kid try this lab set?

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Re: The Mad Mad Mad Scientist Laboratory
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2010, 05:03:30 PM »
Never knew it existed!


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« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2010, 05:10:27 PM »
PS Did anyone as a kid try this lab set?

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« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2010, 05:17:38 PM »
PS Did anyone as a kid try this lab set?

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Re: The Mad Mad Mad Scientist Laboratory
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2010, 05:18:20 PM »
Today it would probably be The Mad Mad Mad Meth Lab!

 :D :D :D :D :D :D
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