This memory was added on: January 8, 2010
Man do I remember these my two younger brothers probably had them all including the glow in the dark ones.My fav was The Creature from the Black Lagoon, STILL IS.Well boys being boys my brothers ages 13 and 15 got some cherry bombs and inch firecrackers, yeah you guessed it in the mouth of model and BANG!! GOOD BYE OLDIE BUT GOODIE.Young and Dumb, if we only knew then what we know now. After thinking about it wouldn't have mattered, they still would've been blown too pieces. Larry L
This memory was added on: May 3, 2009
The Forgotten Prisoner was my favorite, but me and my brothers had most of these – Godzilla, The Mummy, Frankenstein, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Jekyll & Hyde, Hunchback, and Dracula as I recall. Anyway, these were great fun to build and the glow-in-the-dark part was icing on the cake!
This memory was added on: March 13, 2009
I had all of the "Glow Series" Aurora monster models except the Witch and Godzilla. Several of my friends that were also hooked on these models had those 2, so I at least got a real good look at them even though I did not own them.
I had all 10 of mine sitting on a table, and on many nights I would use either a flashlight or a lamp to charge them up real good before I turned the lights off to go to bed. The glow put out by 10 of these things after being fully charged was impressive!!
Oh for simpler times like those...
This memory was added on: August 2, 2008
Every couple years, we would load up the station wagon and drive from Huntsville Alabama to Herkimer New York. This is where my dad grew up (Mayberry). We did this during summer vacation. Shortly after our arrival, my great aunt would take all four of us kids to Grants department store, where she worked at the time. She would let us pick out any toy that we desired. I would always pick an Aurora monster model kit. These kits took a little while to build, so It helped pass the time. The Frankenstein monster was my favorite, although I collected many. Most of these completed models however returned to their original form minus the paint job, due to my habit of submersing them in water during my bath time play or the back yard atomic blast brought on by my older brother and his maniacle friends. Oh what memories !
This memory was added on: March 10, 2008
In answer to your question about Vampirella - YES!
I indeed remember those models, and one thing I remember is that they were 'snap together' - you did not need glue.
When I was REAL little, I looked at the models and said "Herman Monster" (for Frankenstein), "Grampa Monster" (for Dracula), and one of my older brothers corrected me on who they REALLY were!
A couple of years later, the Aurora Monster model memories went hand in hand with WNEW's Horror Movie series "Creature Features". And because there were no home videos back then, I had a special fascination for the character (or characters) of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Thank you for posting this!
This memory was added on: February 14, 2008
I had only a couple of the classic Aurora monster models, including the Glow-In-The-Dark Hunchback of Notre Dame (see pic below). But I desperately wanted to own all of them, a goal I never accomplished. For many years the only place I got to catch a glimpse of Godzilla (until I started reading Famous Monsters) was the Aurora advertisement for the Godzilla model.
Does anybody remember the Vampirella ads from comic books of the late 60's - early 70's? It showed Frankenstein kidnapping a comely young woman (who came in a kit called The Victim) and taking her to a mad doctor while Vampirella looked on in evil glee. My pre-adolescent mind wondered what sorts of things he was going to do to her.
For more pics of Aurora (and other) monster models, check out this Mad Monsters page.
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