Original Kit
Issued: 1966 - 68

Re-Issued: 1969-1972, 1992, 1994, 2001

I remember building this kit as a kid. Again, I'm not quite
sure which of my circle of modeling buddies actually
owned
it. I think I did, as I had lots of models featuring
skulls and seletons, such as the MPC Pirate's of the
Carribean Kits
. I've always been fascinated by images
of skeletons (i.e. Jason and the Argonauts), especially
when they become re-animated.


AT LEFT: Another terrific custom BU by Graphic Images, Ink!
This kit has a terrific sense of atmosphere, starting with it's very literary sounding name and completed by the classic spooky dungeon imagery.
   
ORIGINAL SPECS:
KIT # 422
SCALE: 1/8
PLASTIC: Lt. Grey
BOX SIZE: 13"X5"X2"
GLOW KIT SPECS:
KIT # 453
SCALE: 1/8
PLASTIC: Lt. Grey & Luminous
BOX SIZE: 8.25"X8.25"X3.25"
  

WORK IN PROGRESS:

I am so pleased to have this kit. I remember it as one of my faves, yet I have no idea what became of my original. Oh, to be young!

I got this Polar Lights repro from MonsterMania.com, an excellent source for
all things macabre!

I can't wait to get started on this one!

 
  

Since the sales had been declining for the monster models, the last kit to be issued as a Long Box item was the 1966 Forgotten Prisoner of Castel Maré, which wasn´t actually based upon a classic movie character. The model had been developed and copyrighted by the staff of the Famous Monsters of Filmland Magazine. A magazine with which the Aurora company had been cooperating during the monster craze in the mid-Sixties when the monster boxes included coupons for free sample issues of the magazine.

The magazine also sponsored a contest where kitbuilders were to customize the Aurora monster kits. The results published in #32 of FMoF magazine revealed that most builders had created elaborate dioramas with plenty of accessories. A fact that Aurora had in mind when they created The Witch and The Bride. Despite this, no more monsters were to be developed until 1971 when the controversial Monster Scenes series was issued.

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