Kit Issued: 1963 - 1968|
Re-Issued: 1969-1975, 1994, 1999
Part of the third wave of classic Aurora monsters, this is
an intriguing kit due to its startling contradictions. The
figure is incredibly accurate when compared to movie stills and film footage, yet the diorama's iguana-beast is totally implausible, and the skeleton hand seems almost cartoonish.
The overall effect, however, is quite handsome, with the Creature's pose reminiscent of famous publicity photos.
The Creech has always been a fave of mine. Such primeval terror, a true prehistoric nightmare!
the beginning of time as the gasses cooled, the planet Earth became covered with
oceans. As the waters receeded and continents were formed, life moved from the
water to the land. From this primeval slime 150 million years ago came a Creature
so horrible as to be unbelievable. At least ten feet tall, it was neither fish
nor human but a hideous combination of both. Instead of hands and feet it had
long webbed claws. It was completely covered with scales. Down the center of its
back was a double row of fins. Its head was ghastly to behold. The eye's were
without benefit of eyelids. The mouth was a wide slash across the face, constantly
pulsating. There was no real nose. Where ears should have been there were gills
throbbing like the mouth. |
Excerpt from Promotional Copy on Original 1963 Instruction Sheet
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KIT # 426
PLASTIC: Metallic Green
BOX SIZE: 13"X5"X2"
KIT # 483
PLASTIC: Metallic Green & Luminous
BOX SIZE: 8.25"X8.25"X3.25"
Lightning" boxes were so similar to the original long boxes, featuring
only a graphic bolt of lightning containing the glow-in-the-dark info, that they
didn't move very quickly at first. Aurora pulled the kits from the shelves
and the packaging underwent a complete redesign, which resulted in the familiar
square boxes issued from 1969-1975. The great James Bama
was brought back to do a touch-up on his gouaches, adding the eerie yellow-green
glow about the faces and hands.
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