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Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Postby JVM » Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:36 pm

Petezilla wrote:True. Too true, sadly. I don't understand to this very day, why BANDAI didn't release a 6" Megalon alongside JJ. It'd have pushed sales big time. I feel like JJ was a bad seller (he's still around plenty for ~MRSP) and thus helped ending the line. When they released Godzilla '68(-'71) they at least put Hedorah with him... There's still three question marks over my head about JJ and no Megalon back the day...

I have to wonder myself why there's no Megalon. Scaling down the 8" would've been acceptable, honestly.
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Postby Captain Aktion » Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:08 pm

Yeah, it kinda cracks me up that there are 3 different versions of King Seesar, but only 1 Megalon (that I honestly don't like much).
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Postby Captain Aktion » Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:28 pm

^Ah, touche. Eh, neither really appeal to me. They look like Bullmarks with somewhat better paint apps, IMO. But I don't really like many of the Megalon figures out there.
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Postby Captain Aktion » Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:34 pm

I like the Bullmarks for what they are, don't get me wrong; but that's not what I would be looking for out of a Bandai Megalon.

I agree, the X-Plus and the Marmit MH are easily the best. I like the build-up, but something looks...off about it to me, I dunno what. Hell, even the Parababy is better than the Bandai, in my eyes. And really, this isn't even to knock on the Bandai vinyl; I just think it's on the low end of the few good Megalon toys out there, which is surprising.
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Postby Captain Aktion » Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:41 pm

^Scale hounds? I dunno, either. I'm glad I got my X-Plus for a steal, so really, I'm kinda off the market for Megalon's right now, but I still want the Marmit MH.

I really wouldn't mind having a complete collection of the Bandai Toho vinyls; for whatever it's worth, I actually really like and appreciate the line. Having said that, Megalon would be right down towards the bottom of the list next to Space-Godzilla.
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Postby Mr. X » Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:53 pm

Legion1979 wrote:The one thing the original Space Godzilla has going for it is it's size. I remember being really impressed with it when it first came out.


It was one of the first 8" vinyls I got, back in my early days of collecting. I was amazed with how big it was too.
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Postby BandaiBandit » Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:04 pm

Space Godzilla is still a nice figure in the 8" line.
Its funny how things shift? When Space Godzilla 8" line came out, G-Force Moguera was the one figure that wasn't too hot. GFM was everywhere, it didn't sell well. Space Godzilla sold very well at the time, now everyone has it! GFM has made up ground over the last 10 years on the market! The 6" line shed new light on GFM and people went back to get the bigger figure! ;)
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Postby Captain Aktion » Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:17 pm

^GFM? Excuse my ignorance...

EDIT: Regardless, can we not agree that Space-Godzilla is one of the weakest Bandai vinyls on the market?
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Postby Captain Aktion » Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:48 pm

Ah. Esoterica.

Eh, don't like the "GFM" vinyl either. With a few exceptions, I've never really liked the Bandai mecha vinyls...
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Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Postby eabaker » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:23 pm

Cimmerian Dragon wrote:I just don't like Heisei Mecha very much. I will say that I like MechaGodzilla '93 much better than MOGUERA, though.


I'm pretty much with you there. The Heisei M.O.G.E.R.A. (I refuse to include that stupid "u" no matter what Toho says - it makes no sense in terms of pronunication OR acronym!) doesn't make for good toys, because it's just not a good looking design.
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Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Postby BandaiBandit » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:47 pm

How many people here have a complete 8" scale Godzilla Bandai set? Or have a complete set of 6" scale Godzilla Bandai set.
Not counting every type of tags, just the monsters! Just wondering?
I've had a set of each, and bought much more over the years. I just can't stop buying them, over and over again!
Bandai is my favorite company for vinyl toys, even though there are a few other companies that make better looking figures.
Bandai holds up to kids beating the crap out of them, and still look good! :huge:
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Postby Mr. X » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:04 pm

BandaiBandit wrote:How many people here have a complete 8" scale Godzilla Bandai set? Or have a complete set of 6" scale Godzilla Bandai set.
Not counting every type of tags, just the monsters! Just wondering?


If the Bandai 50th Anniversary Memorial Box didn't exist, I'd own nearly every Bandai figure in the 6 inch scale. Sadly, the only figures I have from that set is Godzilla 1964 and 1994.

I'm working on getting them all though. One day...
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Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Postby BandaiBandit » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:16 pm

Legion1979 wrote:
BandaiBandit wrote:How many people here have a complete 8" scale Godzilla Bandai set? Or have a complete set of 6" scale Godzilla Bandai set.
Not counting every type of tags, just the monsters! Just wondering?


Me, definitely. I mean, there are things I'm missing, but it really just amounts to variants.


Yes, you do sir! I know you have them all.
Brandon too! You both have great collections!
I kind of noticed that people here are still collecting, because they are way younger than us.
Which I think is really cool to see! I still remember getting mine back in the day, that why I still buying them.
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Being that I only buy straight 6" & 8" figures mainly. I've got tons of other types of kaiju figures(scales, high grades, boxed, ect...),
but prefer the later. :P
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Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Postby eabaker » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:18 pm

I think I have all of the 8" figures up through GMK (except variants), but not very many post-GMK (because I jsut don't care that much about them).

My 6" collection is far less complete.
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Postby BandaiBandit » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:26 pm

eabaker wrote:I think I have all of the 8" figures up through GMK (except variants), but not very many post-GMK (because I jsut don't care that much about them).

My 6" collection is far less complete.



Did you every buy from me at the Shrine back in the day?
Meaning the Toy & Comic Book show at the Shrine.
Sold loads of Bandai figures there, and of course at G-Fest!
I wish I could hit LA more than once a year to visit family, its a great place to find stuff!
Now I just hit up Frank & Son show when I go out! There are alot of Godzilla collectors there!
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Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Postby eabaker » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:27 pm

BandaiBandit wrote:
eabaker wrote:I think I have all of the 8" figures up through GMK (except variants), but not very many post-GMK (because I jsut don't care that much about them).

My 6" collection is far less complete.



Did you every buy from me at the Shrine back in the day?
Meaning the Toy & Comic Book show at the Shrine.
Sold load of Bandai figures there, and of course at G-Fest!
I wish I could hit LA more than once a year to visit family, its a great place to find stuff!
Now I just hit up Frank & Son show when I go out! There are alot of Godzilla collectors there!


Not at the shrine, but quite possibly at G-Fest.
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Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Postby BandaiBandit » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:34 pm

eabaker wrote:
BandaiBandit wrote:
eabaker wrote:I think I have all of the 8" figures up through GMK (except variants), but not very many post-GMK (because I jsut don't care that much about them).

My 6" collection is far less complete.



Did you every buy from me at the Shrine back in the day?
Meaning the Toy & Comic Book show at the Shrine.
Sold load of Bandai figures there, and of course at G-Fest!
I wish I could hit LA more than once a year to visit family, its a great place to find stuff!
Now I just hit up Frank & Son show when I go out! There are alot of Godzilla collectors there!


Not at the shrine, but quite possibly at G-Fest.


Yes, know you bought stuff from me back in the day at G-Fest.
I noticed your name Evan! Of course, you know this is James from Radioactive Toys.
I'm trying to get ready for the 2013 show. I'm buying all the Bandai figures I can.
Can't wait until the next show, Godzilla toys are fun to buy there for my collection!
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Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Postby eabaker » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:39 pm

BandaiBandit wrote:
eabaker wrote:
BandaiBandit wrote:
Did you every buy from me at the Shrine back in the day?
Meaning the Toy & Comic Book show at the Shrine.
Sold load of Bandai figures there, and of course at G-Fest!
I wish I could hit LA more than once a year to visit family, its a great place to find stuff!
Now I just hit up Frank & Son show when I go out! There are alot of Godzilla collectors there!


Not at the shrine, but quite possibly at G-Fest.


Yes, know you bought stuff from me at G-Fest.
I noticed your name! Of course you know this is James from Radioactive Toys.
I'm trying to get ready for the 2013 show. I'm buying all the Bandai figures I can.
Can't wait until the next show, Godzilla toys are fun to buy there for my collection!


You gave me some good deals, too!
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Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Postby RedZillaKing » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:21 pm

Legion1979 wrote:I was hoping to go to G-Fest next year, James. But my wedding obviously takes precedence over the show. Hopefully I can try to get there in 2014.

Wut? Congratulations!!!

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Indeed! Congratulations on your marriage!


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