Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

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MM Raids Again wrote:
Gahdzilluh wrote:Anyone know what the next bandai premium figure will be? Or when i can find news on the line?
It's a MechaGodzilla 3-pack based on his introduction scene. Following one is said to be Fake Godzilla in mid-reveal to MG so we have the entire scene laid out in vinyl form.
Sounds legit, pics? Tbh im loving this line, its pretty much a more affordable xplus, and it just started.

Edit: i started a thread for the line. "Bangaichi Bandai Premium Line" if yall would like to go contribute there. I feel like it warrants its own thread. If thats not acceptable, against the rules or already has a thread please take it down!
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I just want to know "whats next?" in the MMS line...

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^I'm hoping Gamera sells well enough for them to do Super Gyaos next.
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I don't know; I feel like new releases such as this get jacked up second-hand for a while.

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So, has anyone else who preordered Gamera through HLJ not gotten theirs in their private warehouse yet? I figure it's due to COVID-19 reasons, but I am curious to see how many others had their preorders affected.
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cmdmstudios wrote:So, has anyone else who preordered Gamera through HLJ not gotten theirs in their private warehouse yet? I figure it's due to COVID-19 reasons, but I am curious to see how many others had their preorders affected.
Mine went in the other day and has shipped with a handful of new Ultra 500 figures.
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MM Raids Again wrote:
cmdmstudios wrote:So, has anyone else who preordered Gamera through HLJ not gotten theirs in their private warehouse yet? I figure it's due to COVID-19 reasons, but I am curious to see how many others had their preorders affected.
Mine went in the other day and has shipped with a handful of new Ultra 500 figures.

If you are so inclined, could you share the shipping experience during this time with this thread? TIA

https://www.tohokingdom.com/forum/viewt ... 11&t=29425

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MandaSaurus wrote:I just want to know "whats next?" in the MMS line...
Rody wrote:^I'm hoping Gamera sells well enough for them to do Super Gyaos next.
If I recall correctly, we still need a Gammy'96 in the line...
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Oh boy, that's good vinyl! This has to be the best figure in the MMS Line, period... the photos just don't prepare you for how SUH-VEET this little guy is when he appears in your hand!


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^ I would love to have that to display next to the Arrow set.
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tbeasley wrote:^ I would love to have that to display next to the Arrow set.

The trees are standard model railroading trees, available in bags of 12 from Hobby Lobby, and the Mt Fuji background came with the NECA '62 Godzilla, I just glued it to a piece of foamcore, and a small weighted box... I use this set up for Bandai, NECA and smaller scale stuff

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Building a shelf display is easy, just depends on how involved you want to get... I've gotten a bit involved... this is my 1/150 scale Japanese city, Tohokyo, which I use for photographing 25cm and 30cm Kaiju figures, as well as completed 1/144 scale Gunpla model kits I build. When I'm not set up to take photos it lives on a shelf in my collection room, set up as a display for a few figures... the sidewalks are made of matting board, the streets of foamcore, the buildings are 1/150 scale model railroad buildings from Japan, and there are even tanks...


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That is just too cool. Amazing setup.
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tbeasley wrote:That is just too cool. Amazing setup.

You should check out the Creative Pictures thread. There are several members here doing some really cool stuff, and none of it is really difficult to do. We all started small, and worked our way up. The Diorama Advice/Help thread is another great resource for those who want to get into this kind of thing.


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More images are in from Tumblr, with comparisons to previous Bandai Gameras (link):

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Hmm. That Gamera's probably the best looking vinyl we've seen in a while imo.
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Gamera looks great! I'm sold. Grabbing one!!
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Any in-hand pics of that Godzilla Store exclusive MMS Ghidorah '19 special color ver....?
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If you can get your hands on it, the Godzilla Store Shin Godzilla Metal Pink figure is really nice:
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So, checking this thread for the first time in a while, and woo, that Gamera looks great.
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It looks really good, yes. But it's bigger in overall size compared to the MMS Gamera '99 and Gamera' 65 (or all the 6" Godzillas), which makes it look out of scale. But scale issues always were and always will be a thing with BANDAI vinyls.
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Now that I'm finally getting into Ultraman I'm really tempted to pick up like a dozen of those Ultra 500 figures.
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tbeasley wrote:Now that I'm finally getting into Ultraman I'm really tempted to pick up like a dozen of those Ultra 500 figures.
Me too! Me too!

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