Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

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Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Postby DirektorSplennic » Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:56 am

Woah! That's one of my favorite bandai sculpts! I have the original. I may just have to pick him up
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Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Postby Thegarbagemonster » Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:00 am

I kinda wish BANDAI would put more effort into their vinyls.... I have yet to buy a store exclusive, because it'd be very expensive for me. And this one is tempting me, because it looks so nice... but then I think about how I already have the BANDAI Creation MechaGodzilla and how it's objectively superior as a figure because of all its articulation.

I actually really want the rest of the BC line, but it's near impossible to get in the UK. For some reason it was like £12 for them a few years ago, but nowadays they go for like £80-100 for some reason, I've even seen the King Ghidorah go over £200. It's completely ridiculous.

Anyway, my point is, as sculpts you could argue they're worse than Japan's. I myself like them because they have more character, even if they're not as accurate TO the character. But they have better paint jobs, way better articulation, usually bigger size.... I just wonder why there's such a gap in quality. Especially now that BANDAI is going so far as to lower the quality of some of their rereleases, like the 1954 Godzilla having less paint and his tail articulation removed.
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Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Postby LSD Jellyfish » Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:08 am

Thegarbagemonster wrote:https://godzilla.store/shop/g/gGSG0550013
A new store exclusive.
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:? looks really cool but meh... I'm sick of seeing exclusive figures.

I’m going to buy this tomorrow. IMO looks amazing and would pair nicely with the pink Shin Godzilla I have.

I agree Store exclusives are shitty, but I’d rather have interesting colors and variations than none at all.

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Just bought the Store Exclusive MG. I'll take photos of it and compare it to another MG when it arrives.
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Postby Rody » Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:03 pm

The color scheme is terribly flat, but it's reasonably priced compared to Bandai's other recent releases, and this is the first time we've seen this sculpt in years.
I'm not buying it (I have the original), but this is probably one of their best deals in a while. :|

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Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Postby DirektorSplennic » Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:02 pm

Thought I'd drop this in here for you guys:
https://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/b49 ... st_history
I've never used Buyee before but I've heard great things about them.
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Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Postby LSD Jellyfish » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:48 pm

The Movie Monster MechaGodzilla 2 Store Exclusive is really nice:
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Hard to explain, but the colors really pop and the promo images don't do it justice. Fits nicely beside some of the color high end figures. I hope they make more store exclusives like this (if not massively available special versions).
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Postby DirektorSplennic » Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:47 am

It looks like candy. I want to eat it.
Shin Gabara wrote:That's . . . quite the, uh-hum, specialty item.

#Ghidildo

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Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Postby JAGzilla » Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:37 am

Just got my Mecha King Ghidorah. The heads are smashed together like I was hoping they wouldn't be, but oh well. It's a big, dramatic figure, and I needed a Ghidorah in my collection, so I'll take it.
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Postby Thegarbagemonster » Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:20 pm

JAGzilla wrote:Just got my Mecha King Ghidorah. The heads are smashed together like I was hoping they wouldn't be, but oh well. It's a big, dramatic figure, and I needed a Ghidorah in my collection, so I'll take it.

That sucks... Can you heat it up then put something between the heads so they "reset" that way?
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LSD Jellyfish wrote:The Movie Monster MechaGodzilla 2 Store Exclusive is really nice:
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Hard to explain, but the colors really pop and the promo images don't do it justice. Fits nicely beside some of the color high end figures. I hope they make more store exclusives like this (if not massively available special versions).


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Postby shadowgigan » Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:44 am

I still need to order the premium bandai Fake Godzilla. Wish I had pre-ordered the other set as well.
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Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Postby JAGzilla » Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:43 am

Thegarbagemonster wrote:
JAGzilla wrote:Just got my Mecha King Ghidorah. The heads are smashed together like I was hoping they wouldn't be, but oh well. It's a big, dramatic figure, and I needed a Ghidorah in my collection, so I'll take it.

That sucks... Can you heat it up then put something between the heads so they "reset" that way?


Maybe. Really, though, 'smashed together' is an exaggeration... they're just not as spread out as in the Amazon picture. They're not terrible, and if I can't reset them, I can live with them.

And I'm really happy with the figure in general. Its size and imposing wings are eye catching, and my little vinyl shelf looks way better with it there.
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Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Postby canofhumdingers » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:59 am

The Bandai 6 inch heisei ghidorahs (regular and mecha) always have the necks smushed together. I guess it’s just the way they’re molded. I remember as a kid I tried to spread them out on the regular King Ghidorah. I heated up the base of the necks and spread them apart. Then I stuck a coin (quarter or nickel or something) in the middle of them to hold them apart and left it for weeks. I though surely they’d stay spread out after that so I took the coin out. Nope. As soon as I took it out the necks went right back to touching each other.
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Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Postby ROMG4 » Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:32 pm

Now if we can only get a new Showa Angurius in this line
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Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Postby Thegarbagemonster » Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:29 pm

JAGzilla wrote:
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JAGzilla wrote:Just got my Mecha King Ghidorah. The heads are smashed together like I was hoping they wouldn't be, but oh well. It's a big, dramatic figure, and I needed a Ghidorah in my collection, so I'll take it.

That sucks... Can you heat it up then put something between the heads so they "reset" that way?


Maybe. Really, though, 'smashed together' is an exaggeration... they're just not as spread out as in the Amazon picture. They're not terrible, and if I can't reset them, I can live with them.

And I'm really happy with the figure in general. Its size and imposing wings are eye catching, and my little vinyl shelf looks way better with it there.


Mine was all clumped together at first but I've had it for a year and it's slowly spread out a bit, they're still close to eachother but, like...they used to be touching and now they're not.
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Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Postby Rody » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:45 pm

HobbyLink Japan is doing a limited-time fall sale, incuding a few Godzilla vinyls, if anyone is interested.
https://www.hlj.com/search/?q=*&productFilter=category%3AScience-Fiction%3B%3Bseries%3AGodzilla%3B%3BitemGroup%3AFALLSALE2020SCIFI

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Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Postby DirektorSplennic » Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:17 pm

Rody wrote:HobbyLink Japan is doing a limited-time fall sale, incuding a few Godzilla vinyls, if anyone is interested.
https://www.hlj.com/search/?q=*&productFilter=category%3AScience-Fiction%3B%3Bseries%3AGodzilla%3B%3BitemGroup%3AFALLSALE2020SCIFI

I was like "ooh sale on vinyls" and then remembered I own all the new ones (that I wanted). The struggles of a collector.
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Postby ROMG4 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:12 pm

Rody wrote:HobbyLink Japan is doing a limited-time fall sale, incuding a few Godzilla vinyls, if anyone is interested.
https://www.hlj.com/search/?q=*&productFilter=category%3AScience-Fiction%3B%3Bseries%3AGodzilla%3B%3BitemGroup%3AFALLSALE2020SCIFI

The Godzilla Evolution magazine is already out of stock before everything else

That's actually really funny
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Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Postby OGMechaMothra » Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:26 pm

Hopefully with the godzilla singular point announcement for Netflix. We will get some exciting new figures.


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