Mention Aurora Model Kits and any model maker worth their salt (or an old guy like me who made Aurora Model Kits in the 1960s) immediately have various images come to mind.
Aurora, among model makers, brings up memories of monster, TV, movie and superhero
plastic model kits.
As a young boy and teenager I made my share of Aurora Model Kits, among them
ALL of the Universal Monsters, All of the superhero figures and All of the
sci-fi model kits, including the vehicles.
Original Aurora Model Kits (especially in their boxes) are some of the most
sought after and prized model kits.
Model kit collectors are guaranteed to pay high prices for these coveted
But, did you know that Aurora made model kits of all types? Cars, planes, ships, animals, historical
figures, military vehicles and every other conceivable type of model kits were
created by Aurora.
In Schiffer Books' and author Thomas Graham’s new book ‘Aurora Model Kits With Polar Lights, Moebius, Atlantis’ the
history of the company is examined including interviews with former creators
and employees of Aurora.
Sadly Aurora is no more, having
gone out of business. But, Aurora’s legacy
lives on through the efforts of model kit companies: Polar Lights, Moebius and Atlantis.
The book offers full color photos
of ALL of Aurora’s model kits including current prices, along with photos and
prices of other company products that carry on Aurora’s proud legacy.
This book is a real feast for the eyes as readers travel
down model kit Memory Lane.