Another look: The Animal Pit™ and The Dungeon™

Posted in General info on May 14, 2011 by Monster Scenes®

Last week we announced the upcoming release of the Monster Scenes “Animal Pit” and “Dungeon” kits – the two most sought-after kits for the past 40 years.

Today, we’ll give you a look into the expanding realm of Monster Scenes and specifically how these two new kits will serve as the anchor pieces to the next wave of Monster Scenes kits. Plus, you’ll get an idea of the impressive size of these two new 1/13 scale kits given we’ve let loose our Classic Dr. Deadly as well as our Saber Tooth Rabbit and Feral Cat.

Enjoy the photos, let your imagination run amok, and prepare yourself for even more Monster Scenes news – we’re not finished yet…

Monster Scenes Animal Pit and Dungeon kits from Dencomm


Monster Scenes Animal Pit and Dungeon kits from Dencomm

40 years in the making: The Animal Pit™ and The Dungeon™ are coming!

Posted in General info on May 6, 2011 by Monster Scenes®

 Believe it – the most sought-after kits of the Monster Scenes® series are coming your way! Get ready for “The Animal Pit™” and “The Dungeon™”, in plastic and only from Dencomm Products Intl.

Monster Scenes - The Animal Pit - all plastic custom builder kit

We’re pleased to let you know that these kits, often referred to as the “lost kits” of the Monster Scenes series, are being produced exclusively by Dencomm using the original Aurora molds!  Having successfully located and acquired these molds, the Dencomm team is working to complete this ambitious project that was started over 40 years ago.

Monster Scenes - The Dungeon - all plastic custom builder kit

For now, enjoy these exclusive “evaluation shot” photos. Then, be sure to visit this Monster Scenes Journal blog on a regular basis for more photos, information, and updates as we ready these kits for release.

After 40 years, “The Animal Pit” and “The Dungeon” are coming your way – because haven’t you waited long enough?

Optical illusion? Where do these stairs lead?

Posted in General info on April 5, 2011 by Monster Scenes®

Here’s a fun diversion – are the stairs depicted in this image facing inward or coming outward? How can you be sure?

This is similar to the classic Ambiguous Depth Illusion that pictures a staircase that appears to be rightside up…or is it upside down? Does it come out at us or extend inward, away from us?

No matter – it’s just a fun game of visual perception. What do you see from this image? Leave a Comment below and let us know.

No foolin’ – Monster Scenes Saber Tooth Rabbit, Feral Cat, and Skeleton are collector’s items!

Posted in General info on April 1, 2011 by Monster Scenes®

Sure, we love these three newest Monster Scenes kits and, to our delight, so do you. In fact, these compelling kits were so well liked that you folks gobbled ’em all up in record time. That’s right – the limited 1st edition release of the three kits are sold out.

Although it pains us to turn you away when you come shopping at the Gruesome Goodies Store  to get these kits (sorry – we’re fresh out of stock), we are happy to let you know that you can still find them at online retailers and some local hobby stores. But hurry – we’ve been told by our distribution channels that there’s rising demand for these kits.

Start your April hunt, then, by linking over to a few online retailers that still have some inventory left:,, and  

So why are we so sure these kits have already achieved “collector’s item” status? We’ll let you in on a little secret:  you won’t be able to get them in this style again!! We’re working on the release of the next edition of these kits already but they will be different. You’ll love what you see in the next release but we strongly encourage the Monster Scenes faithful to snap up the first edition kits while you can.

Thank you for your ardent support of these new kits. Get yours now and get ready for even more exciting releases from the world of Monster Scenes by Dencomm. It’s gonna be fun!

Halloween comes early – first look at the new Monster Scenes Dr. Deadly mask!

Posted in General info on January 23, 2011 by Monster Scenes®

It’s the treat you’ve been waiting for – the first ever officially-licensed Dr. Deadly™ deluxe Halloween mask!

First announced in 2010, this is a breakthrough for your favorite Monster Scenes cretin. Inspired by the artwork of Jim Craig, here’s a stunning new rendering of Dr. Deadly – full scale, face to face.


Sculpted by the remarkably talented Justin Mabry, Art Director at Trick or Treat Studios and chief ghoul at NightOwlProductions, this Dr. Deadly mask brings you closer than you’ve ever been (or might have ever wanted to be) to the medical miscreant of the Monster Scenes realm.

The mask has been unveiled at this year’s Halloween & Party Expo, the annual industry gathering that’s currently underway in Houston, TX at the time of this blog entry.

We at Monster Scenes extend our special thanks to sculptor Justin Mabry and Trick or Treat Studios president, Chris Zephro, for making this mask a reality.  

Plus, you can pre-order your Dr. Deadly mask now. Just click on over to to reserve yours today.

The 2011 Monster Scenes Wall Calendar is now on sale!

Posted in General info on January 21, 2011 by Monster Scenes®

As promised, this year’s calendar is now on sale in the Gruesome Goodies Store. This is the special 40th Anniversary edition that looks back on the history of the series then looks forward to the new mayhem to come.

Limited 40th Anniversary Edition Monster Scenes Wall Calendar

Each year’s calendar sells out quickly so don’t wait to order yours – why not order it today?

The Monster Scenes 40th Anniversary Calendar is here!

Posted in General info on January 17, 2011 by Monster Scenes®

What better way to start this anniversary year than with an all-new wall calendar?

If you’ve been following Monster Scenes closely, you’ll know we began publishing our calendars back in 2006, the year of the series’ 35th Anniversary. Now, here’s a new calendar to add frightful flair to your wall all year long, commemorating 40 years of Monster Scenes!

Monster Scenes 2011 Wall Calendar

This year’s calendar is quite unique in that it follows the chronology of Monster Scenes. We’ve dug through our Monster Scenes archives to bring you 12 months of information, fun facts, and rare images. Plus, we’re pleased to include some additional material from the collection of Andrew P. Yanchus, original Aurora R&D team member from 1965 – 1975. 

If you missed any of our previous calendars, don’t miss this one. Each year’s edition sells out so don’t be left empty-handed on this very special anniversary year.

Watch the “Gruesome Goodies Store” for the order link – it’s coming in just another day or two.

Tonight – Monster Scenes celebrates 40 years!

Posted in General info on December 31, 2010 by Monster Scenes®

When the clock strikes midnight, when the calendar turns to 2011, Monster Scenes 40th AnniversaryMonster Scenes begins its 40th Anniversary Celebration!

Hard to believe that four decades have clicked by, but they have. But don’t fret – this is a deranged yet delightful milestone. If you’ve been with Monster Scenes since 1971, congratulate yourself for your decades of devotion. If you’re new to Monster Scenes, you’ve arrived at the perfect time. Young, old, or in between, you’re in for a treat throughout 2011.

Enjoy your New Year’s Eve celebrations, then stay with us as, every month of the new year, we’ll unveil a bit of the old, a lot of the new, and a dungeon-full of frightfully good fun.

Thanks for your support and get ready for a 40th Anniversary Celebration like no other. Yeah, this is a BIG deal.

Monster Scenes – Rated X…for X-mas!

Posted in General info on December 24, 2010 by Monster Scenes®

Merry Christmas from Monster ScenesOK – one more greeting this Christmas Eve as we anticipate the holiday that’s just hours away.

Here’s a design we created several years ago but which very few saw. Enjoy this in the fun spirit in which it’s intended.

Whatever you celebrate, however you celebrate, please accept our best wishes to you and yours this holiday season.

Vampirella wishes you a Merry Christmas!

Posted in General info on December 23, 2010 by Monster Scenes®

Many had thought it Monster Scenes Vampirella - Christmas stylea rumor but we’ve confirmed that Vampirella had actually helped spread some Christmas joy many moons ago.

A clever creation from Andy Yanchus, original Aurora Project Manager, here’s his rendition of Vampi complete with Santa hat and fluffy trim. She’s part of Andy’s vast collection and, yes indeed, she’s real. And now she’s back to spread some cheer once again.

From Andy Yanchus and, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and happy holiday season.

Oh, and if you feel someone nipping at your neck, it might not be Jack Frost — look out!