While reading the Forum over at Comics Buyer’s Guide, I came across a conversation regarding Aurora model kits from the 1960s and 1970s. It’s always fun when one interest (comics in this example) crosses over to encompass another interest (model kit building).
Click HERE to read this thread.
Craig Shutt, a.k.a. “Mr. Silver Age” has a fabulous collection of Aurora super hero kits that he built as a kid, so be sure to scroll down the page and check out the photo of them displayed on the shelf in his office.
What are they worth? Built kits, whether they are figures or planes or cars, tend not to be worth much in terms of money. Unbuilt kits still sealed in their mint boxes are the ticket to financial fabulousness in this hobby. And the current edition of Toys & Prices just so happens to have an entire chapter devoted to model kits (popular characters, primarily).
Here are a few mint-in-package values for Aurora super hero kits:Superman, 1963, $425 Superman, Comic Scenes 1974, $66 Batman, 1964, $275 Batman, Comic Scenes, 1974, $90 Captain America, 1966, $330 Captain America, Comic Scenes, 1974, $145 Hulk, 1966, $325 Hulk, Comic Scenes, 1974, $110 Robin, 1966, $165 Robin, Comic Scenes, 1974, $120 Wonder Woman, 1965, $575
Did you build any Aurora kits as a kid? Click “Comments” below and let’s hear about your kits!