Monster Toy Spotlight #1: KING GHIDORAH (SHOWA)

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #1: KING GHIDORAH (SHOWA)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:33 am

Reviews from Richard Eso/Fresh Vinyl (http://freshvinylhq.com) for:


Gigabrain King Ghidorah (You can see how great it looks and scales with the Xplus 25cm 1968 Godzilla figure at 5:15)
http://freshvinylhq.com/1775-2/



Xplus King Ghidorah 25cm
http://freshvinylhq.com/x-plus-25cm-king-ghidorah/ (You can see a similar scale comparison to the 1968 Godzilla figure at 37:50)
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Re: Monster spotlight thread!

Postby g2vd » Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:11 am

Mr. X wrote:The Showa Ghidorah is one of those characters I don't have much of. Behold, my sad Showa Ghidorah collection -

http://s26.postimg.org/8cs0on1op/337_2863.jpg

The aforementioned Microman Ghidorah. Probably the best of the Microman figures, though that isn't saying much at all. The little figure that goes inside is broken due to the fact that these figures suck ass. Still, it looks good enough on the outside. I don't like how the wings sag, though.

Then there's the Gashapon Ghidorah. Could use some more paint, but given its size and that it's a cheap little Gashapon, so that's okay. Sculpt is amazing. An excellent little figure.

I've been meaning to get the 8" Bandai for forever.

Man, seeing all these awesome Showa Ghidorahs is quite depressing for me :lol:. Mr.X I was wondering could you please take some more pictures of the Micro Ghidorah? it looks pretty cool.
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Re: Monster spotlight thread!

Postby Mr. X » Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:03 pm

g2vd wrote: Mr.X I was wondering could you please take some more pictures of the Micro Ghidorah? it looks pretty cool.


Sure thing. If you want any more, just let me know.

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It's a solid figure, at least visually. Possibly the only good Microman figure since it doesn't need the shitty figures in it to hold it together.
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Re: Monster spotlight thread!

Postby g2vd » Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:22 pm

Mr. X wrote:
g2vd wrote: Mr.X I was wondering could you please take some more pictures of the Micro Ghidorah? it looks pretty cool.


Sure thing. If you want any more, just let me know.

http://s26.postimg.org/cf21qvh3d/337_2909.jpg
http://s26.postimg.org/xnb4uk66h/337_2915.jpg
http://s26.postimg.org/46vis4zt5/337_2911.jpg
http://s26.postimg.org/5d444odhl/337_2913.jpg

It's a solid figure, at least visually. Possibly the only good Microman figure since it doesn't need the shitty figures in it to hold it together.

That looks great it could have been better, but I like it it's nice. thank you for all the pictures, but I have one last question how big is the figure and if you have it could you please take a comparsion picture of it with the GMK Ghidorah BC figure?
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Re: Monster spotlight thread!

Postby Mr. X » Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:35 pm

g2vd wrote:That looks great it could have been better, but I like it it's nice. thank you for all the pictures, but I have one last question how big is the figure and if you have it could you please take a comparsion picture of it with the GMK Ghidorah BC figure?


Tallest head comes up to about 6.5".

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Bonus - all three Ghidorah generations -

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Postby Kaijunator » Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:03 pm

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #1: KING GHIDORAH (SHOWA)

Postby SJM925 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:02 pm

Kaiju no Mura wrote:
Creature22 wrote:Dang, Kaiju no Mura, that's a lot of Ghidorah!

The Marusan figure is huge! Any more pictures of that one?



Here you go. Enjoy!

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5745/232 ... e939_c.jpg




Would you happen to have any pictures of this beastie next to a 6" figure, or even the Marmit G2K? Most appreciated if you do have one or two to post.

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #1: KING GHIDORAH (SHOWA)

Postby Kaiju no Mura » Wed Dec 02, 2015 6:33 am

SJM925 wrote:Would you happen to have any pictures of this beastie next to a 6" figure, or even the Marmit G2K? Most appreciated if you do have one or two to post.


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Wasn't sure were I placed by Marmit G2K so I grab the Bandai.
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Marmit 67 Goji is about 9 inches in height.
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Postby SJM925 » Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:11 pm

Ohwaaaa, dankie dankie. Most appreciated!

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Postby Leunames » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:37 am

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #1: KING GHIDORAH (SHOWA)

Postby Petezilla » Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:44 am


I thought I knew about every BANDAI vinyl Godzilla figure due to owning almost everything from 1998 onwards, but this '95 variant is totally new to me. Must be a bootleg, right?
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Postby KlenSeven » Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:43 pm

Leunames, any chance of a solo shot of that black Marmit?
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #1: KING GHIDORAH (SHOWA)

Postby Kaiju no Mura » Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:47 pm

Petezilla wrote:

I thought I knew about every BANDAI vinyl Godzilla figure due to owning almost everything from 1998 onwards, but this '95 variant is totally new to me. Must be a bootleg, right?



It's not a bootleg. This 6 inch clear orange gold glitter figure was released on February 6, 2015 for a memorial in the honor of Director Koichi Kawakita passing in December 2014. The event was sponsor by Kawakita company Dream Planet with Toho. It was not made available for sale and were given out to people at the event. Tag states "Kawakita Director Arigatou". Not for sale is also written in english on the tag. Back of the tag is blank.
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One recently sold on YJA ending November 6, 2015 for 51,000 yen.
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #1: KING GHIDORAH (SHOWA)

Postby Jomei » Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:51 pm

Kaiju no Mura, if you stumble upon another Monster Heaven '67 Godzilla, get in touch! :')

And now a Bandai. Definitely another favorite. Love collecting the character in general.

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #1: KING GHIDORAH (SHOWA)

Postby Kaiju no Mura » Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:54 pm

Jomei wrote:Kaiju no Mura, if you stumble upon another Monster Heaven '67 Godzilla, get in touch! :')


Will do. I'll let you know on FB. :D
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #1: KING GHIDORAH (SHOWA)

Postby Creature22 » Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:42 pm

Kaiju no Mura wrote:
Petezilla wrote:

I thought I knew about every BANDAI vinyl Godzilla figure due to owning almost everything from 1998 onwards, but this '95 variant is totally new to me. Must be a bootleg, right?



It's not a bootleg. This 6 inch clear orange gold glitter figure was released on February 6, 2015 for a memorial in the honor of Director Koichi Kawakita passing in December 2014. The event was sponsor by Kawakita company Dream Planet with Toho. It was not made available for sale and were given out to people at the event. Tag states "Kawakita Director Arigatou". Not for sale is also written in english on the tag. Back of the tag is blank.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5703/217 ... eb3e_z.jpg

One recently sold on YJA ending November 6, 2015 for 51,000 yen.
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/614/2251 ... dd0f_z.jpg


That's a gem. How did you acquire one?

I see it as highly disrespectful that someone would sell it like that though.

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #1: KING GHIDORAH (SHOWA)

Postby Petezilla » Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:44 am

Creature22 wrote:
Kaiju no Mura wrote:
Petezilla wrote:I thought I knew about every BANDAI vinyl Godzilla figure due to owning almost everything from 1998 onwards, but this '95 variant is totally new to me. Must be a bootleg, right?


It's not a bootleg. This 6 inch clear orange gold glitter figure was released on February 6, 2015 for a memorial in the honor of Director Koichi Kawakita passing in December 2014. The event was sponsor by Kawakita company Dream Planet with Toho. It was not made available for sale and were given out to people at the event. Tag states "Kawakita Director Arigatou". Not for sale is also written in english on the tag. Back of the tag is blank.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5703/217 ... eb3e_z.jpg

One recently sold on YJA ending November 6, 2015 for 51,000 yen.
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/614/2251 ... dd0f_z.jpg


That's a gem. How did you acquire one?

I see it as highly disrespectful that someone would sell it like that though.

This one went totally under my radar and I saw nobody ever reporting on it throughout the year. It's like a modern Holy Grail item.
Thank you very much for this information.
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Re: Monster spotlight thread!

Postby g2vd » Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:06 pm

Mr. X wrote:
g2vd wrote:That looks great it could have been better, but I like it it's nice. thank you for all the pictures, but I have one last question how big is the figure and if you have it could you please take a comparsion picture of it with the GMK Ghidorah BC figure?


Tallest head comes up to about 6.5".

http://s26.postimg.org/lcmro89jd/337_2919.jpg

Bonus - all three Ghidorah generations -

http://s26.postimg.org/n5pocjuq1/337_2921.jpg

Sweet! thanks Mr.X. but I have one last question if you don't mind what does the figure feel like?
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Re: Monster spotlight thread!

Postby Mr. X » Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:02 pm

g2vd wrote:
Mr. X wrote:
g2vd wrote:That looks great it could have been better, but I like it it's nice. thank you for all the pictures, but I have one last question how big is the figure and if you have it could you please take a comparsion picture of it with the GMK Ghidorah BC figure?


Tallest head comes up to about 6.5".

http://s26.postimg.org/lcmro89jd/337_2919.jpg

Bonus - all three Ghidorah generations -

http://s26.postimg.org/n5pocjuq1/337_2921.jpg

Sweet! thanks Mr.X. but I have one last question if you don't mind what does the figure feel like?


Kinda rubbery, since it's supposed to be a suit for the Micromen. Not as rubbery as the others in the series, but still very soft, mostly in the torso.
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Re: Monster spotlight thread!

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:29 pm

Another online review, this time from Samson West for the Xplus 25cm King Ghidorah, and some of the QC issues encountered with it:

Unboxing:


Follow Up Review.


Overall, aside from the QC issues, the figure looks terrific, though I still prefer the Gigabrain KG...
GIANT CONDOR!!!!!!!! :shock:

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