Original Kit Issued: 1965 - 1966

Re-Issued: 1997

A beautiful kit, replete with all the arcane trappings of the mad doctor's lab and a killer Lanchester likeness. The stone walls and wooden structures lend great texture to the spooky scenario, and the gizmos and body parts keep things sufficiently gruesome.


A particular challenge with this intricate kit is achieving a convincing "liquid in glass" effect with the various bottles and vials.
 

The BRIDE was never available as a GLOW KIT until Polar Lights issued their own version in 1997.

CLICK HERE to see how the
SQUARE BOX might have looked.

ORIGINAL SPECS:
KIT # 482
SCALE: 1/10
PLASTIC: Lt. Grey
BOX SIZE: 13"X7"X2"
 
WORK IN PROGRESS (AGAIN!):

This most excellent kit was actually the second
reissue I built, following the Mummy. I painstakingly
painted the entire thing, but did not do thorough
research. After a recent veiwing of the film, I realized
the paint scheme is all wrong, The table should be
light metal or white, and the poles all gleaming metal.
I still like the effect I got, but considering this kit was
recently damaged in a move, I may rebuild, repaint,
or kitbash with a second kit. I haven't decided yet.
 
 

The Bride of Frankenstein and The Witch appeared on the scene in 1965, at the height of Aurora's Monster Kits' popularity. These kits were larger and more intricate, featuring more fully realized dioramic "sets" than the previous kits. Apparently the molds for The Bride suffered damage and had to be scrapped in 1966, which prevented its reissue in the Frightening Lightning and Glow series three years later.

Polar Lights did a spectacular job of recasting this kit, which is virtually identical to the original. They also attempted to make up for the previous mishap by releasing it in a Glow-in-the-Dark version, which is now a highly sought-after edition.

 

 
 
 
   

"Bride of Frankenstein" - 1935

Studio:
Universal
Starring: Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Ernest Thesiger,
Elsa Lanchester, Una O'Connor, Dwight Frye
Director: James Whale


This is perhaps the crowning acheivement in
Universal's classic monster series. From the
creepy opening in the infamous Deodati
summer to the "We Belong Dead" finale, this
is to monster movies what Goldfinger was to
the James Bond series. Still-amazing effects,
moving performances (this showed the world
that Karloff was a great actor), touching
scenes, genuine horror.

READ the ORIGINAL NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW of the film

 
See a STORYBOARD VERSION of the
CLASSIC FILM
in PICTURES and SOUNDS
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for a BRIDE
MINI-MOVIE
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Poster art available at Monster Mania
Vintage ads available at ToyAdz.Com
Model Kit available from Polar Lights