Nothing is impossible

Fearless fighter of evil in seconds? Impossible! Not with the authentic Superman costume it isn’t.

US. Weird War Tales. 1974.

Fear no man? Impossible! No, not with unbeatable self-defense made easy!

US. Weird War Tales. 1974.

Build strong muscles fast. Impossible? See results in ten days or your money back!

US. Weird War Tales. 1974.

Shazam! Live in person? On a Saturday morning? CBS? Impossible? No.

US. Weird War Tales. 1974.

And the Harlem Globe Trotters and Rod Hull and Emu live in person too on CBS? Impossible? Nope, it’s veritable.

US. Weird War Tales. 1974.

Olympic prizes or cash? Impossible? Heck, no.

US. Weird War Tales. 1980.

Impossible-to-believe prizes?

In 1975 model maker Monogram offered up a fantastic prize competition for customers who purchased from their range of ‘Big-Scale Kits’. First prize was a full-size ‘Replicar’ sports car! Second prize was six Harley-Davidson X90 mini bikes! And the third prize was eight 10-speed racing bikes. Runners up prizes included 235 model kits – and all for the price of a $3.99 model containing the entry form! I wonder who the lucky winners were?

US. Weird War Tales. 1974.

And lastly, turn your room into the Black Hole? Impossible?

US. Weird War Tales. 1980.

MONOGRAM… quality model kits since 1945

Monogram began life in 1945 making balsa wood model kits of ships and airplanes. Their rival company (TVTA entry: Revell) started making plastic kits to which Monogram responded with their own range of “All Plastic” “Plastikits”.

The rivalry between the two companies continued over the years until they joined forces to become one company. Today they continue to enjoy that partnership.

See partnership:

TVTA is pleased to present its collection of Monogram print adverts covering models dated between 1974 to 1988, along with Monogram special offers, competitions, and special licenses.

Monogram SpeedeeBilt Flyers. US. 1977.

Monogram Street Machines. US. 1978.

Snap Tite models

Monogram Snap Tite Armor Kits. US. 1976.

Monogram models various, and special offers

Monogram Radio Control

Monogram Tornado Radio Control. US. 1987.

Entry updated August 2020 with new images.