December 30, 2007

Fun for Lil' Psychopaths

I got this framed, diabolically retarded comic book advertisement as a christmas gift from my brother and sister-in-law which promotes a series of models released by Aurora in 1971, on store shelves for just days before being discontinued due to pressure from concerned parents (although they continued to be sold in canada) and eventually put Aurora out of business entirely. Too bad... these would have been perfect gifts for boys who'd otherwise occupy their time with animal torture. Needless to say, even when these unbelievably cool models become available in unboxed, assembled, and painted form, they go for hundreds on ebay. Resin recasts of the originals in replica boxes, as well as unreleased prototypes, are also available for big bucks. (click images to enlarge)

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