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Electrifying!! Wonderfest 2010 Limited ‘Transparent Green’ Monster Scenes Frankenstein

Posted in Uncategorized on May 14, 2010 by Monster Scenes®

Here’s an early look at the limited Transparent Green Monster Scenes Frankenstein kit, available only at this year’s Wonderfest event.

The kit was created to commemorate the highly-anticipated release of the DVD. Produced by Cortlandt Hull and Dennis Vincent – the same team that brought us 2006’s “Witch’s Dungeon – 40 Years of Chills” – this all-new release traces the rich history of the Aurora monster kits and includes exclusive interviews with sculptor Ray Meyers, designer and developer Andy Yanchus, and renown artist James Bama. This is the must-have DVD of the year, without question.

Moebius Models stepped forward to produce the limited kits – thanks Moebius! – and is featured within the “Aurora Monsters” DVD, explaining the injection molding process.

Premiering at this year’s Wonderfest event, a limited number of early-release DVDs with the limited Transparent Green Frankenstein kit and a limited commemorative mini-poster will be available. Details coming soon regarding the extended release DVD.

It’s an Aurora-lover’s weekend at this year’s Wonderfest.

First look: Monster Scenes as they were meant to be seen…

Posted in Uncategorized on May 13, 2010 by Monster Scenes®

Previously on Facebook, we shared that the talented Mike Rutherford had been commissioned to build and paint the official Monster Scenes promotional kits. If ever you’ve seen Mike’s work on the Jeff Yagher Aurora monster box art tribute kits, you’ll know he has the sinister skills to do a kit up right.

Mike does not disappoint.

Here’s a first look at one of his Monster Scenes renderings – The Pendulum. Asked only to bring the box art to life in kit form, Mike shows he’s got what it takes to truly “make a scene.”

We’ll post more of Mike’s results in the coming weeks. For now, enjoy…

In Memoriam: Frank Frazetta, 1928-2010

Posted in Uncategorized on May 11, 2010 by Monster Scenes®

Legendary fantasy artist Frank Frazetta has left us now. His remarkable work has been inspiring to all of us and, for decades, we’ve pored over his incredible renderings that appeared on the covers of Warren magazines, Creepy and Eerie.

For youngsters who happened to get a first glimpse of Vampirella magazine, they were easily “bedeviled” by the hypnotic stare of a slinky yet sinewy vampire vixen.

Some among us, however, hadn’t noticed Vampirella until 1971, when she arrived as a Monster Scenes plastic kit. Inside the kit box was a small two-color insert promoting Warren’s magazine. Several tiny images of Vampirella covers enticed kit buyers to purchase a subscription. For those short on allowance, however, they could only squint at the insert, trying desperately to make out the details of the Frazetta cover art.

Mr. Frazetta shall be missed but his artwork shall never fail in mesmerizing us.