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1971 Dealer's Catalog

It's hard to believe, but these little devils are actually responsible for bringing down the Aurora empire. Although tame by today's standards, concerned parents' groups of the early '70s deemed these model figures and playsets too sinister and depraved for their sensitive, impressionable youth. Worried moms and dads mounted an assault on all the popular monster toys and comics of the day, urging boycotts and letter-writing campaigns. Meanwhile, with the horrific battlefield images pouring out across the airwaves, we kids were wondering,

"What's the big deal about a little monster or two?"


1971 Magazine Ad
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Kit #639-130 / Issued: 1971

This was the first incarnation of what was later to be the Monsters of the Movies Dracula. A new sculpt, issued in this series only in Canada, in the Scenes' smaller 1/13 scale. Carrying a candle and keys, he seems more like an overdressed bellboy than a deadly bloodsucking creature of the night. "I vant to schlep your luggage."
"I bid you Velcome..."
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1971 Box Art
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Kit #631-130 / Issued: 1971

With his blind white eye and mysterious scalp flap, this gruesome fella obviously has problems getting dates. It is his laboratory that sets the Monster Scene, and he is the perfect candidate in the Mad Doctor category. One question: Who is uglier - the monster or his creator?
"This won't hurt a bit."
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1971 Box Art
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Kit #640-130 / Issued: 1971

Another Canadian-issue only, this kit also came back in modified form to be the two Jekyll and Hyde kits in the MOTM series. Mr. Hyde is rather menacing looking, but the pose is a little too casual. He looks like he's an evil guest at a crashingly dull cocktail party!
"I'm not myself today."
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1971 Box Art
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Kit #633-100 / Issued: 1971

Oddly misshapen and clubfooted, this is a pretty goofy sculpt of Franky. The face looks fine, and the detail is good, but in order to have removable and poseable arms capable of lifting other figures, his upper body is too bulky and his feet are over-large to enable free standing. The overall effect changes him from hulking beast to big dufus!
"Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr."
1971 Box Art
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Kit #638-130 / Issued: 1971

This hot little undead number has always caused heads to turn and blood pressure to rise, and her first incarnation as a model kit was no exception. Parents found this and the Victim kit to be far too sensual for the kiddies. Although shapely, her pose is very stiff, and far from what I would call sexy!
"Look into my...eyes!"
1971 Box Art
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A.K.A.

Kit #632-200 / Issued: 1971

Looking a bit like Gilligan's Mary Anne, this little cutie raised many a parental eyebrow. Sexy and savaged in her torn short-shorts and shirt, this prototype Daisy Duke was just a little too buxom for the comfort of parents of the time.
"Oh no, I broke a nail."
1971 U.S. Box Art
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