Wednesday, September 15, 2010

For those of us who grew up in the 60's..... and are James Bama fans too.

OOOOHHHHHH, SCARY!!!!

4 comments:

MrGoodson2 said...

I saw something like this. With that guy David Roebuck or whatever his name is. I think it was a documentary on Forest Ackerman. Yes. Saw it at the Egyptian. Special documentary and Roebuck being a huge nerd fan of all things monster was in it showing off his collection.

Tom said...

I loved these kits as a kid, but from a distance. I don't think I ever built one. Too many cars, planes, and Estes and Centauri rockets.

MrGoodson2 said...

I seem to remember building the Hunchback. I remember the detail of the lazy susan torture base. the They practically snapped together. Not complex models.

http://langedesign.org/Images/Hunchback%201.jpg

Rickart said...

I had most of them... I had a couple of copies of one that doesn't look to be in that video--Godzilla. It was pretty much the only Godzilla toy a US kid could get his hands on in 1968. I guess they couldn't get permission from Toho to include it in this feature.

Other popular model kits at the time were Prehistoric Scenes (with the drooling Alosaurus) and Pirates of the Caribbean (Skeleton pirates inspired by the ride).