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CRO MAGNON WOMAN - SNAP TOGETHER - 1:13 SCALE
Kit # 731
Designed by - ???
Sculpted by Bill Lemon
Box Art - ???
Instruction Illustration - ???
cromagnon woman model kit
Only 15 pieces. Molded in a flesh-like color.
Part of the first wave in '71 so there aren't a lot of details, but enough to keep things interesting.
Pretty easy to find. Not as much demand for this compaired to a lot of others in the line.
The arms are moveable and comes with a two-headed snake and multiple arms and legs to spice things up.
Never reissued.

Aurora 1971 cromagnon woman model box

A picture of 5 sides of the box

A picture of the text on the box side

Aurora Box

cromagnon woman 1971 Canadian box

A couple shots of the
Canadian box

cromagnon woman 1971 Canadian box

Aurora 1972 cromagnon woman model box

'72 box, parts, and note
the b&w instruction sheet

my cromagnon woman model kit

Click image to see more of the completed kit

aurora cromagnon woman model kit

All the parts except 1 extra arm

1971 European box top1971 box top

A comparison of the European and US version box tops. US version is on the right.

aurora cromagnon woman model kit

NAMEPLATE TEXT

CRO-MAGNON WOMAN
40,000 YEARS AGO IN FRANCE
LATE PLEISTOCENE TIME

To veiw a parts list for this model, ckick on the link. It is in .txt format. You are more than welcome to copy this list.

PARTS LIST
aurora cromagnon woman model parts list
Click image to see a numbered
picture of the parts

This being one of the first wave kits, has two different box sizes. All the first kits had their box sizes changed in 1972 when the next wave was released as well. This model, as well as the other "human" kits in this series, comes with 2 sets of arms and legs. That way, you have a choice in how you want the model posed. This kit also comes with a 2 headed snake. Which is probably the most interesting thing about this kit. For some reason, the human kits just don't seem as fun to me. Maybe because at 1:13 scale, they are kind of small which makes them a pain to paint. Of the 3, this is my least favorite. It doesn't have any of the neat extra parts that the two men have.
I have some pictures of one of mine up here now. Now I can start on the other one. I intend to build 2 versions, using the optional parts.
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Added 9/19/07
Ooooo!
Thanks to
Kurt Christensen there has been a new place discovered for the Cromagnon Woman to go.

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Added 10/21/01

The following description excerpts and picture are from a recent auction. They are posted here with permission of the seller who wishes to remain anonymous.

This is the original art used for the box of the Cro-Magnon Woman model kit for Aurora's Prehistoric Scenes line.
The frame is 21 by 24 inches. You get to see more art on this than the cropped down image that is on the box.
I am the second private owner and have a letter from the original owner, Bill Brugeman from Toy Scouts, explaining how he got it and that I am the current owner.

aurora cromagnon woman box art

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Added 12/15/07
This art just sold on ebay again for $2000.
Info from the Heritage auction.-
Gouache on board 14 x 17in. Not signed

aurora cromagnon woman box art

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