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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2018 11:35 a.m. PST

Good memories here….

"For decades, Science Fiction has been the primary source for many Fantastic Plastic model kits. But it was not always so. Although science-fiction subjects were all the rage in the 1950s, virtually all of the kits produced during that era were drawn from designs created by legitimate aerospace experts, not Hollywood art directors. (Even the Man in Space kits that were branded by Walt Disney were, in fact, Werner von Braun designs.)

This all changed in the 1960s when Aurora purchased the license for a number of Irwin Allen designs, beginning with the SSRN Seaview from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964-69) and ending with the Spindrift from Land of the Giants (1969-71). The runaway success of Star Wars in 1977 finally brought sci-fi, and sci-fi modeling, into the mainstream…."
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Legion 415 Oct 2018 2:28 p.m. PST

I had some of those model in my youth …

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2018 10:54 a.m. PST



Sargonarhes18 Oct 2018 2:47 p.m. PST

What? Not one thing from Mobile Suit Gundam? Which has been strong since the 1980's today.
Let's face it, the series are just a long series of commercials for the expansive model line.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2018 10:41 a.m. PST

Well said!….


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