A Mantlepiece Of Horrors
Still clearing out cupboards, I discovered my original model of this…
I had all of the Aurora model kits lined up on my childhood mantlepiece, including the rather boring Witch and Godzilla, but here’s a company that makes authentic-looking new versions of models.
In the light of shows like the near-pornographic ‘True Blood’, these kits now seem pathetically tame, descended from a charmingly innocent world before presidents got impeached and atrocities were committed in the name of faith. Would kids build such things now, or are they only for Comic-Book-Guy collectors? I’m surprised that movies don’t tie in a new generation of model kits which recreate scenes in insane detail, with millions of parts. Shouldn’t the ‘Saw’ franchise be doing that? It would have to be more fun than, say, the ‘Avatar’ video game, which already looks dated and dull.
Videogames are having a rough time in terms of sales – graphics seem to have grown stale and repetitive, so maybe it’s time for some enterprising company to bring back the kit?