Saturday, August 28, 2010

LET'S MAKE MONSTER MODELS!


Last time I talked about the great Aurora monster model contests of the 1960s, I included an image of a store banner (see again below) that could be seen, taped up in the window of hobby shops all over the United States promoting participation in the contest. Its success spawned other contests that were organized during the 60s and the 70s. Along with print ads in FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND, Aurora Plastics, never missing an opportunity to market their wares, provided retailers with these window banners announcing the latest in the now-legendary line of monster model kits. The banners ranged in size, but were generally around 12 inches wide and up to 30 inches wide.

Now, thanks to the folks at MONSTERS IN MOTION (see the "Monster Model Korner" links on the sidebar to the right of this blogroll) and other retailers, you can have your very own, (almost) exact reproduction of six of the window banners that Aurora used in the 60s and 70s. The banners are photo repro'ed, photo enhanced, and printed on acid free poster stock.





2 comments:

Mike Scott said...

Those are all great! I need to get at least one or two of them! Thanks for the tip!

John said...

Same here, Mike. My available wall space is shrinking faster than the "Incredible Man's" namesake.

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