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Aurora-mania and the cult status of the Universal Monster images produced some other cool "swag"
which bore the classic Aurora styling and
Bama
-style art.

Here for your viewing pleasure is a gallery of just a
few of the cool items I've stumbled across.

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CASTLE 8MM FILMS

Universal released mini-versions of a number of their classic monster films under the label "Castle Films." These have become highly prized among collectors both for their vintage media format and often-excellent box art, which frequently mimicked popular production stills. CLICK HERE for a peek at several cool examples!
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This is a reproduction of the original Monster Colors paint set.
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A 1964 ad shows all the "little extras."
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SCARY MONSTERS
LIMITED EDITION CARD SET:

Here's a great set of trading cards produced by DD Reproductions (Dennis Druktenis Publishing & Mail Order, Inc) in the early 1990's. Each card features a black and white photo of a built-up Aurora Monster Model Kit. Together... the 9 cards have a puzzle back which features a black and white photo of a built-up Aurora Gigantic Frankenstein Model kit. The 9 cards came wrapped in a printed brown paper wrapper, sealed with a round silver sticker.
This item was limited to 1000 sets

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This is one of the Coppersmith line of copper-working kits based on the classic Aurora monsters. Frankenstein, Dracula and the Wolfman were also produced. The copper was beaten into shape over a mold, then "antiqued."
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This 3-D Frankenstein Monster
was made by Vari-Vue Co for the
Aurora Model Kit Co.

and was used as a promotion.

 

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more great info and visuals of
'60s Trading Cards

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What nine-year-old wouldn't want to keep his allowance cash in one of these?
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The Batmobile and Black Beauty were both issued as T-Jet slot cars
for Aurora's Model Racing line.
Here's a "hot"one!
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This set of Halloween costume
accessories features a knock-off of
the famous James Bama art.

Frankie needs a manicure!



For more art created and inspired
by James Bama,
visit the Monster Galleries

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This is the highly-coveted "Master Monster Modeler" certifidate.
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These little gems were produced from the original Aurora molds.

The idea was to fold them up and snap them together to make
glow-in-the-dark
"mini-busts."

They were given as prizes in Post cereals in the early '70s.
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This 4-Pack of Polar Lights Re-Issue kits is an Auroraphile's dream.
If they'd offered this back in the '60s we would have plotzed!
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Universal has released this new tabletop halloween village featuring
all your freaky faves!
CLICK HERE for a closer look.
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All uncredited photos found on eBAY
Great items for sale on the LINKS PAGE