Item History (General)
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Model MIB 1972 GLOW Dracula FACTORY SEALED 1969 Wrap Scarce
After the success of the original monster kits in the early and mid
1960's, Aurora must have needed to jazz up the line a bit - they did this
by introducing the "Glow in the Dark" series of kits in 1969.
Technically, the glow kits had their birth with the "Frightening
Lightening" series - basically the long box kits with a lightning bolt
running across the box lid and glow parts added...however, the series
didn't use the 'Glow in the Dark' tag line until the introduction of the
square boxed kits late in 1969 (and suspiciously absent from the
Frightening Lightening line was the Hunchback). These 'square boxed'
kits were the same artwork - cropped to now fit a square format -
with 'glow' highlights added. These "1st issue" boxes are identified
by the copyright (1969 :) ) and are a "solid" box format (ie the box is
firmer than the later issues and cannot be folded). Although most of
the '69 series kits retained the 'gift wrap' cello of the long box series,
there were a few transition boxes that were sealed with shrink wrap as
ALMOST all the '72 series would be. This is one of the very scarce 1972
boxes with the 1969 cello NOT SHRINK wrap!
This listing is for FACTORY SEALED 1972 Glow Dracula with 1969 Cello
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Item Condition (Specific)
Cello nice with no tears. Box lid has long vertical crease "behind" Dracula's back - otherwise just slight wear. Not perfect - but the ONLY example we've had in 30 years!