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Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:47 pm
by gatorzilla
The new thread to discuss ALL Bandai Japan merchandise! All the good stuff from 6 and 8in vinyl figures to DX to Die-Cast to Gashapon and so on and so on.

If its Bandai Japan discuss it here! Post pics if you want.

I started collecting in.....'98 or '99 when I got my first 6in Bandai figures for my birthday from Showcase Collectables!
Bandai makes up most of my collection.

Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:32 pm
by darkcancer
I only collect HG gashapons so my entire collection is Bandai:

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Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:56 pm
by RedZillaKing

Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:01 pm
by Mr. X
Funny, I was just thinking about creating a thread for disscussion of regular Bandai figures, but now I don't have to!

I'll post my Bandais tommorrow.

Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:00 pm
by Plexton
Syber Squad ftw!

Anyway, my collection of Bandais is fairly small, but I do have a few popular ones, most notably Grand King Ghidorah (which is my favourite Ghidorah design) and Cretaceous King Ghidorah (I lied; that is my favourite Ghidorah design).

Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:03 pm
by gatorzilla
Jomei- I WANT THAT '91 GODZILLA!!!!!!

darkcancer- Great collection! I love the HG gashapons too! They seem to cover just about every monster!

Mr. X wrote:Funny, I was just thinking about creating a thread for disscussion of regular Bandai figures, but now I don't have to!


You're welcome! 8-)

Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:39 pm
by ZillaMaster91
I grew up with the Bandai figures. They were one of my defining things throughout my childhood.
A lot of them are in storage now, but since leaving home for college I brought a few with me such as my Jumbo Godzilla 1991, my Super Dragon King Ghidorah figure, standard release Godzilla 1995, standard release Destoroyah, and the Ito Yokado Exclusive Godzilla 2005.

Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:05 am
by darkcancer
gatorzilla wrote:
darkcancer- Great collection! I love the HG gashapons too! They seem to cover just about every monster!



Thanks, yeah there is a great variety but there are still some I hope will be made eventually: King Kong, Titanosaurus, Mothra '61, Rose Biollante, Dagara, Grand King Ghidorah, Anguirus 2004. There's plenty more but those are the ones I would want the most.

Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:11 am
by MoK 13
wataru wrote:I have near 50 Bandai vinyls. IMHO they are the perfect Godzilla toy.


...sadly Im debating selling some of mine off :(


I would be intrested, and save on shipping too.

Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:21 am
by Mr. X
Mine:
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I got more, but I'll show those later. I love these things. My main goal as a collector is to own every Bandai 6"-8" figure. Please note, this does not include paint variants or exclusives.

Currently, I'm trying to focus on 8" scale Showa Bandai figures. Don't have a lot (yet).

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This pic's old, I've since gotten Megalon (as seen in pic above).

I NEEDS A GOROSAURUS!

Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:16 pm
by Mr. Anime Fan
Well I gotten 2 Bandai Japan figures today I got the DX Destroyah in the mail and the Bandai 9 inch Destroyah figure.
All The Bandai Japan Figures I have
King Cesar Movie Monster Series with tag
Hedorah Purple Tag
9 Inch Destroyah Bandai
DX Destroyah Bandai
Chigokin Mecha Godzilla 75
Love all my Bandai Japan figures!

Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:19 pm
by Petezilla
@X: You've a lot more of the old "Destroy All Monsters"-tagged BANDAI figures than me. I really need to get more of these at some point. I only own G '64, MechaG '74, Mothra Larva '64 & Kamacuras from that line. Therefore I got from the original 83/84 "Godzilla Collection" series G '84 and a tagless golden Ghidorah '64 (hell, I love this one!). Additionally I have the 8" G '91, Biollante & furry '64 Showa Mothra Imago. Then I have quite a few 80's and early 90's BANDAI Ultraman monster figures, too. And that's pretty much it regarding the figures released before the '95 "Godzilla VS Destoroyah"-lineup, which I got all five releases from.

Regarding anything released from 1995 onwards... I got tons upon tons of those Godzilla, Gamera and Ultraman & Ultra Monster BANDAI figures. All in all I must have nearly 1,000 figures by now. But the growing speed of my BANDAI vinyl collection slowed down heavily since BANDAI began to release ULTRA-ACT and S.H.MonsterArts, though... damn money limitations... :roll:

Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:28 pm
by Mr. Anime Fan
That is alot of figures I am much getting into the 8 inch Bandai older vinyls.

Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:18 pm
by Mr. X
Petezilla wrote:@X: You've a lot more of the old "Destroy All Monsters"-tagged BANDAI figures than me. I really need to get more of these at some point. I only own G '64, MechaG '74, Mothra Larva '64 & Kamacuras from that line. Therefore I got from the original 83/84 "Godzilla Collection" series G '84 and a tagless golden Ghidorah '64 (hell, I love this one!). Additionally I have the 8" G '91, Biollante & furry '64 Showa Mothra Imago. Then I have quite a few 80's and early 90's BANDAI Ultraman monster figures, too. And that's pretty much it regarding the figures released before the '95 "Godzilla VS Destoroyah"-lineup, which I got all five releases from.


Biollante?! You lucky! Really want that Showa Mothra and Showa Ghidorah, too, but... Biollante.

Biollante is my "holy grail" that I don't yet have. Probably my most desired Bandai figure.

My best accomplishment while collecting these is price. Not a single figure in that photo cost me over $50. You just gotta wait and know when to strike. Remember this: Patience can earn you a great deal, such as a $35 Kamacuras or a $25 Showa Baragon. I don't yet have a Gorosaurus, and I've been waiting for YEARS to get one. One day, hopefully soon, I'll snag one.

Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:48 pm
by Destroyer
Ah, how can one not love Bandai Japan? It really all started with the Movie Monsters Destoroyah for me. I had the Bandai Creation G54 and Gigan back when they first came out, and I thought a Destoroyah would look cool. But then after buying it I saw the Movie Monsters Mecha King Ghidorah. And it looked amazing. So I ended up buying it. Been hooked ever since. (This was back in January.)

Bandai Japan is definitely the go-to company when starting out as a collector. The only vital figures they're missing are Ebirah and Varan. (I'm also surprised they did Kamacuras but not Kumonga.) Many of their older figures still hold up. People love the Baragon, but personally I think the Gorosaurus might just be their retro best.

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Plus they may just have the best Showa Ghidorah. For a figure that was made in 1984, it stands out.

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A highlight for me is definitely the Memorial Box G75, he looks awesome. (It's also rather hard to find.) And of course, Titanosaurus may just be their best 'modern' figure.

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I want to get the Biollante and Kamacuras, one of these days.

Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:30 pm
by Mr. X
Destroyer wrote:The only vital figures they're missing are Ebirah and Varan. (I'm also surprised they did Kamacuras but not Kumonga.) Many of their older figures still hold up. People love the Baragon, but personally I think the Gorosaurus might just be their retro best.


Varan? Vital? Possibly. He's not really the most popular. Ebirah definitley was. He had a movie with his name on it!
Kumonga, though, I do consider kinda vital. He was the main opponent in Son of Godzilla after all. I'm shocked there's no Bandai Kumonga.

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I love the 3 Terror of Mechagodzilla figures. I don't yet have G'75, but hopefully I'll get him soon.

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Baragon and Gorosaurus are, IMO, the best of the early 8" Showa figures. I love my Baragon, he's just stunning. One of the best all-time Bandais.

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Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:44 pm
by gatorzilla
I may get a brick thrown at me for saying this by other collectors
but I consider Bandai to be THE OFFICIAL main line of Godzilla toys (unless they actually are) in the same way Transformers, Marvel and Star Wars are the Official main toys of Hasbro and Hot Wheels and Barbie of Mattel etc.

Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:38 pm
by Petezilla
gatorzilla wrote:I may get a brick thrown at me for saying this by other collectors
but I consider Bandai to be THE OFFICIAL main line of Godzilla toys (unless they actually are) in the same way Transformers, Marvel and Star Wars are the Official main toys of Hasbro and Hot Wheels and Barbie of Mattel etc.

I'm not intending to be a nitpicker, but your comparison makes no sense the way you wrote it. When you say that TF, Marvel & SW is Hasbro's top lines and HW & Barbie is Mattel's, then it would only make sense to say that Godzilla is BANDAI's top line (and not confusing the company with the franchise, which you accidentally did ;)).
It isn't true anyways. However, it may easily be ones favorite Godzilla toyline (it's mine, too), although it still has a little too many gaps for my taste. There may be more complete lineups by other companies, character-wise.

Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:54 am
by MoK 13
If you check out the Bandai jp web site you will see alot of Ultra and One Piece, sadly no Goji.

Re: Official Bandai (Japan) Thread 2.0

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:02 am
by Planetxman
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4 of Bandai's best !