This scarily spectacular comic-book ad from 1964 promoted the new additions (namely King Kong and Godzilla) to the already popular line of Aurora Monster Model Kits (the first, the Frankenstein Monster, was released in 1961 and it was a, well, a monster hit). If you look closely you will note under the feet of Godzilla not Tokyo but the Universal Pictures copyright notice. This is a clue as to why these monster models are as cool and as collectable as they are—they are not cheap knockoffs but rather fully authorized replicas of the most famous movie monsters ever. (Of course, neither Godzilla nor King Kong were Universal properties but that's beside the point.) Check in here at Tulgey Wood for more Universal Monster madness in these October days leading up to Halloween itself...and on the big day I'll have a particularly fun Universal Monster-related surprise.