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Purchase of Aurora By Monogram
JPTRR
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Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 04:00 AM UTC
This article dated Jul 16th 2020 by Bob Johnson, former Monogram official, is on the Atlantis Toy and Hobby website. I've been hoping he would tell us what happened with Aurora tooling, and address the legendary train wreck.

The purchase and disposition of Aurora mold sets by Monogram Models

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Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 07:10 AM UTC
Interesting reading!
Thanks
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Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 08:26 AM UTC
Still so very interested in what was lost and what was thrown away. The one crumb I got was the Guillotine kit which I would love to have as I had some of those dungeons kits as a kid. I guessing a lot of the Prehistoric Scenes were lost as I've seen repops of only a couple since then. Why is there no market for more kits like that these days considering the success of the Jurassic Park franchise?

THIS ARTICLE ONLY MAKES ME CRAVE MORE INFO!!!!!! AARRGGHH!!
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Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 09:35 AM UTC
I remember buying the kit on a Army base in Germany, love the armor kits! Would like to buy more of them.
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Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 09:40 AM UTC

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This article dated Jul 16th 2020 by Bob Johnson, former Monogram official, is on the Atlantis Toy and Hobby website. I've been hoping he would tell us what happened with Aurora tooling, and address the legendary train wreck.

The purchase and disposition of Aurora mold sets by Monogram Models





I THOUGHT monogram was LONG LONG LONG GONE
barkingdigger
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Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 10:20 AM UTC
Some of the Monogram line is being re-popped by Revell these days.
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Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 10:38 AM UTC

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Some of the Monogram line is being re-popped by Revell these days.



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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2020 - 07:27 AM UTC
I believe Polar Lights picket up the guillotine. I bought one on ebay a while back and built it.

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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2020 - 08:26 AM UTC
Thanks for the heads-up