I loved these Aurora monster models when I was a kid and could never get all the ones I wanted. I did build the Creature and Godzilla and I always used the glow in the dark parts that were an option. The box art is great and I thought what a great t shirt it would make.
AURORA HUNCHBACK of Notre Dame MONSTER MODEL KIT T Shirt
AURORA KING KONG MONSTER MODEL KIT 70’S RETRO T SHIRT
Aurora Godzilla Monster Model Kit Horror Movie
AURORA MONSTER MODELS
In 1960, a 15 year-old-boy came up with an concept that took the Aurora Plastics business to heights they never could have thought of. The Aurora model company sponsored a contest asking for recommendations for a new line of model kits. Out of 3,000 entries, one, from a young boy caught the eye of the industry. He suggested a line of monster models and the rest is plastic model history.
In the 1960’s Aurora turned out a line of classic monster models the likes of which have never been repeated. Aurora Models used the backing of Universal Studios, the publication channels of Famous Monsters magazine and they coupled it with an attention to detail and an eye for art. Frankenstein, Dracula, the Wolfman dominated for ten years, Aurora was booming. Aurora added the Mummy, the Creature from the Black Lagoon and The Phantom of the Opera. Then they added glow-in-the-dark parts with more monsters such as Dr Jekyll, Godzilla, King Kong, The Hunchback and they couldn’t turn them out of the molds rapidly enough. But, like the monsters they made, Aurora was on a crash course with an mad mob of villagers.
The Mummy Monster Model Kit Horror Movie
In 1971, Nabisco bought Aurora and they had no idea what they had gotten themselves into. The ‘family oriented’ cookie business soon found itself at the mercy of protesters, striking out against the violent monster images that made Aurora so all the rage. Not wanting to risk the wrath of the cookie buying public, Nabisco changed the companies line to ‘cute’ models and sales began to erode. Without its monsters, Aurora faded faster than the Invisible Man and by 1977, they ceased production.