Aurora Plastics was known for their model kits of aircraft, cars, and action figures, while offering a very successful line of H.O Scale Slot Car Racing Sets. However, in 1971 or 1972 they introduced a group of toys called the Imposters (Sp). Thanks to a tip to Hoooniverse Central, anyone who grew up in the late 60’s or early 70’s can relive their childhood. We received the lead image from Brian (Thanks Man!) which looks like an ad from a vintage magazine. In Brian’s own words:
Thought this might interest you. It’s an ad from the early 70’s for a pre-transformers car. It transforms from a regular car to a speedy hot rod….apparently by growing longer and exposing the engine. Didn’t realize that’s all you needed to make your car go super fast. Notice the “more than meets the eye” tagline too. I’m glad I was an 80’s kid.
Knowing about this piece of childhood history made us look a little deeper into the darkest depths of the web, trying to find out more – well, not really, but it makes for a good story, even if it is bullsh*t – and look what Tom (turb0dizzle) found lurking within You Tube:
The question is this: Would you have wanted one when you were young? Do you want one of these now? Am I just asking the wrong questions? Discuss now.