This time around, I'm looking at a few ads from the April, 1972 cover-dated DC comics, although some of the ads may have appeared elsewhere, too!
Ah, I fondly remember this line of model kits from Aurora... Prehistoric Scenes came out around the midst of my major dinosaur mania! As a kid, I was so into dinosaurs that I read every single book I could get my hands on about them... and for that time period, I actually looked forward to my family's annual trips to the Dakotas to visit relatives, because Rapid City, South Dakota (my birthplace) had a museum with an amazing array of dino fossils... and also had Dinosaur Park, with four or five life-sized dinosaur statues! Ah, those were the days!
I recall that I had the Flying Reptile, Neanderthal Man, and the Sabertooth Tiger (the only model series I owned more of were the AMT Star Trek line). The most epic one of the kits was the Tyrannosaurus Rex, which was HUGE! I never got that one, unfortunately, although I always wanted it... it must've been too much for me to afford.
If you want the low-down on this incredible model series, complete with details about the reissues, go check out the My Aurora Prehistoric Scenes Model Site, which does a great job!
Next up, here's a house ad for House of Mystery #201, which I decided to scan and share just because of the awesome lettering on the ad!