Manufacturer: Aurora (#451) - 1966
Sculptor: Mr. Ehling
Material: Styrene Plastic
This kit is a rather rare kit. It was
not very popular therefore it was never produced for any great
length of time. It was one of the 2 kits in the “Castle Creatures”
series Aurora did trying to tie into their acquaintance with
filmmaker William Castle. Castle made some great low budget horror
movies in the sixties. He was the king of ballyhoo and always used
hype and slogans to pitch his films. So, it’s only natural Aurora
would put a slogan on this kit.
I didn’t have this kit as a kid
because that time, I was only into “serious monsters” (I never said
I was smart). So, I let these pass me by as well as Big Frankie and
the monster rods. When I finally got the opportunity to pick this
up, I grabbed it and was happy to have it.
Of course, as with all the old Aurora
kits I buy, I’m planning to totally redo them and this one was no
different. When it finally arrived and I un-boxed it, I was shocked
at how bad the paint job was.