Auroras plastic models of classic Hollywood movie monsters are enduring pop culture standards. Kids and adults around the world recognize Frankenstein, Dracula, the Wolf Man, and the Mummy. Although monsters are Auroras most famous products, the company created model kits of all varieties, including historic sailing ships, sports cars, moon rockets, military and commercial aircraft, TV stars, comic book heroes, wildlife scenes, knights, and much more, all included in this book. Over 450 color photographs enhance this comprehensive history and guide to Aurora models. The Aurora empire was once the worlds largest producer of hobby products. Here, corporation executives, sculptors, artists, and engineers who created Auroras models tell the story in their own words. Every model Aurora made and some that never went into production are described in detail, with information on reissues and current collectors market values. Collectors maintain a brisk trade in vintage Aurora plastic, and new companies continue to reissue some of Auroras timeless kits.
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Tom Graham has written extensively on the hobby industry and is the author of Remembering Revell Model Kits and Aurora Slot Cars, both from Schiffer Books. He also is a frequent contributor to Fine Scale Modeler Magazine. A Florida native, he teaches history at Flagler College in St. Augustine.
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