Fantasy Aurora model kit box for Phibes.

Fantasy Aurora model kit box for Phibes.

Protests about the violent nature of Aurora’s “torture kits” forced Nabisco (Aurora’s owners) to discontinue the line. In 2008 Moebius Models reissued the kits for a new generation of monster maniacs.

Protests about the violent nature of Aurora’s “torture kits” forced Nabisco (Aurora’s owners) to discontinue the line. In 2008 Moebius Models reissued the kits for a new generation of monster maniacs.

An original Monster Scenes store display. I can remember seeing this in the toy department of Alexander’s department store in Paramus NJ circa 1971.  I was very young and I recall being very excited about this, my Mother however wasn’t.

An original Monster Scenes store display. I can remember seeing this in the toy department of Alexander’s department store in Paramus NJ circa 1971.  I was very young and I recall being very excited about this, my Mother however wasn’t.

An article about the notorious Aurora Monster Scenes kits.

Aurora Monster Scenes comic. Art by Neal Adams.

Aurora’s Monster Scenes comic ad.

Aurora’s Monster Scenes comic ad.