Archive for May, 2014

We’re back (but, really, we never left…)

Posted in General info on May 17, 2014 by Monster Scenes®

No excuses. No apologies. No nonsense. We’ve been busy…really busy. The good news is that what we’ve been busy with is Monster Scenes. We’ve undertaken some endeavors that commanded so much attention, time, and investment. The good news, though, is that we’re coming out of the tunnel now and hope you’ll be excited about what we have to share.

About the Animal Pit and the Dungeon — they’re still a “go” (albeit a slow go). Truly, we never anticipated the troubles we’d encounter after having acquired the original beryllium copper molds that Ferriot Brothers tooled for Aurora back in 1972. It seemed it would be an easy effort; secure the molds, make a few adjustments, and start shooting them full of styrene. Wrong! The history of these “lost” kits has continued on and yet we haven’t given up…and we don’t plan to. Andy Yanchus, original Aurora Project Manager behind Monster Scenes, knew these two complicated kits were going to be a challenge some four-plus decades ago, and he was right.

Speaking of Andy Yanchus, there’s exciting news to share regarding a new book that tells the complete history of Monster Scenes. It’s a co-authorship between him and me, Dennis Prince (current Monster Scenes guy), and it has exceeded our expectations. We’ll post more information soon, telling you more about it and how you can get a copy. We’ll both be at Wonderfest 2014 this year (May 31 – June 1) and hope to see you there. We’ll unveil the book and also provide all the details regarding the Animal Pit and the Dungeon kits.

Yes, it’s been a long time since there has been fresh Monster Scenes information available for you. Thank you for your patience and your support. We hope you’ll find that the wait has been worth it.