RARE AURORA "GIGANTIC FRANKENSTEIN" BUILT-UP MODEL & BOX.
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Thursday, March 21, 2013 1:00:00 PM (20 Minute Clock Begins At Thursday, March 21, 2013 1:00:00 PM)
Auction #208 - Part II
Item numbers 1278 through 3040 in auction 208
Large 14.5x18.25x5" deep box contained all plastic assembly kit #470. ©1964 Universal Pictures Company Inc. Box design includes great large portrait image of Frankenstein as portrayed by Glenn Strange plus photos of the model being assembled and put into action. Box notes assembled model is almost 2' high w/arms that move up and down. Frankenstein model has been assembled and comes w/headstone piece and simulated chain link which attaches to this. Missing are three small glass bottles of paint, instruction sheet and original paint brush, though instructions have been copied and mounted to thick foamcore for a wonderful display. Box shows obvious wear w/tape repairs to two lid corners (other corners have partial tears) and all four box bottom corners. Box bottom has 9" seam split. Lid has scattered color rubs and 2" puncture to top main panel over Frankenstein's eye. Good/VG. The largest model kit Aurora ever released, it was designed by Marvin Glass who also designed Mr. Machine, Mousetrap and the Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots among others. Affectionately referred to in the hobby as "Big Frankie" and is also considered to be the holy grail of Aurora models by most collectors. This model has been professionally painted w/an amazing attention to detail. Expert air-brushing highlights every wrinkle and pore in Frankie's skin, his haunted eyes and his stitched wounds look agonizingly real. Even the links to the chain have been expertly rendered. Model has been assembled, but not completely glued in place, w/some wear to areas hidden when fully assembled. As nice a painted example as we've ever seen. Rare.
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