Original Kit Issued: 1966 - 68
Re-Issued: 1969-1972, 1992, 1994, 2001
I remember building this kit as a kid. Again, I'm not quite
sure which of my circle of modeling buddies actually
owned it. I think I did, as I had lots of models featuring
skulls and seletons, such as the MPC Pirate's of the
Carribean Kits. I've always been fascinated by images
of skeletons (i.e. Jason and the Argonauts), especially
when they become re-animated.
AT LEFT: Another terrific custom BU by Graphic Images, Ink!
This kit has a terrific sense of atmosphere, starting with it's very literary sounding name and completed by the classic spooky dungeon imagery.
KIT # 422
PLASTIC: Lt. Grey
BOX SIZE: 13"X5"X2"
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KIT # 453
PLASTIC: Lt. Grey & Luminous
BOX SIZE: 8.25"X8.25"X3.25"
Since the sales had been
declining for the monster models, the last kit to be issued as a Long Box item
was the 1966 Forgotten Prisoner of Castel Maré, which wasn´t actually
based upon a classic movie character. The model had been developed and copyrighted
by the staff of the Famous Monsters of Filmland Magazine. A magazine with
which the Aurora company had been cooperating during the monster craze
in the mid-Sixties when the monster boxes included coupons for free sample
issues of the magazine.
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