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1975
Dealer's Catalog

It's Alive - Again, for the Last TIme!

By the time the Monsters of the Movies line of models were released, the Aurora model kit empire had suffered some serious blows. The hullabaloo over the Monsters Scenes had tarnished their reputation in the public eye, and parents' groups had diminished the comic market drastically. Sales of figure model kits in general were fading. Now a division of Nabisco, Aurora was was much more bound by public opinion than ever before, In an attempt to bridge its model and newly developed toy divisions, these eight kits were released.


1975 Magazine Ad
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Kit #651 / Issued: 1975-77
Re-Issued: 1999


The best part of this kit is the Monster's rock star pose. He looks fairly limber for a hulking re-animated corpse! Revell recently re-issued this menacing fellow.
"Rock'n'Roll - Goood!"
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Kit #652 / Issued: 1975-77

This is my least favorite "set" of the line. The tree looks like a bad movie prop! Wolfie's pose is a pit stiff, too. This is a rather prized kit in its MIB form. I've seen prime examples pull $300 or more.
"Owoooo!"
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Kit #653 / Issued: 1975

This the standout sculpt of the line, and as such it is the most highly prized; pulling as much as $400-$800 MIB.
A sweet BU
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Kit #654 / Issued: 1975

In this line, Dr. Jekyll was a separate kit from his alter-ego Mr. Hyde. This unfortunately leaves the doctor in a sterile environment, and even the option of extra heads creates less drama than the original 1965 Jekyll kit.
"Physician, heal thyself!"
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