Creature from the Black Lagoon model kit

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Aurora Creature model kit In 1963 Aurora produced their model kit devoted to the beloved movie monster, The Creature From The Black Lagoon.

The model was molded in metallic green plastic and was roughly 1/12 scale.

The Creature's pose in this kit resembles that depicted on the box art: the monster is walking forward with mouth open and arms raised menacingly. He stands on what seems to be a seaside rock, with a lizard, snake, and human skeletal remains lying nearby.

In 1969 this kit was re-issued with extra glow-in-the-dark pieces in a new square (12"x12") box (seen at right), part of the Glow Monsters series.

The Creature from the Black Lagoon is one of the most fondly remembered of the classic movie monsters, not only because of the high quality of his original film appearance, but also mostly due to his unique and fascinating design.