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Monster Toy Spotlight #1: KING GHIDORAH (SHOWA)

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:35 pm
by expandkong
Well I guess I'll start us off in this thread for now, the next can be in a different thread if people want that.

MONSTER SPOTLIGHT #1: KING GHIDORAH (SHOWA)

I thought I would start off the Spotlights with one of my favorite kaiju designs as well as one of my favorite figures that I have! Unfortunately I have a fairly small collection so I only have one figure to show off, but it is a pretty one!

Gigabrain Ghidorah!

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I love almost everything about this figure! It is the perfect Ghidorah figure in my opinion! The only thing I sorta have against this figure is that I wish I had the original release!

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Now the way that this will work is that if anyone has any figures of this design they want to show off they should do so! Even if the figure has already been shown off by someone else!
I hope this idea can go on for a while atleast! Also once the week of Spotlight is done, the person who has done the Spotlight will nominate another person to do the next spotlight!

Edit: Also discussing the design of the Kaiju itself would be welcomed!

Re: Monster spotlight thread!

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:37 pm
by Castellan Zilla
CCP/Max Toy Co. Exclusive King Ghidorah

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Stumbled across this guy on eBay a few months ago. There are several colorways of this mold, but this one was at a price I could afford. While I would have preferred to have gotten one of the other colorways, I've grown to love the Bullmark like colorscheme of this variation. Regardless of the colors, I just love the sheer size and interesting pose this figure has. Not only that, this is the only Showa King Ghidorah in my collection. One of my most favorite pieces that I own currently.

Re: Monster spotlight thread!

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:52 pm
by expandkong
Castellan Zilla wrote:CCP/Max Toy Co. Exclusive King Ghidorah

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Stumbled across this guy on eBay a few months ago. There are several colorways of this mold, but this one was at a price I could afford. While I would have preferred to have gotten one of the other colorways, I've grown to love the Bullmark like colorscheme of this variation. Regardless of the colors, I just love the sheer size and interesting pose this figure has. Not only that, this is the only Showa King Ghidorah in my collection. One of my most favorite pieces that I own currently.


I really want to find a ccp ghidorah for a good price, but every one ive seen have been going for $500+

Re: Monster spotlight thread!

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:45 pm
by Castellan Zilla
I snagged mine for around 80 dollars shipped. I think the one I got is one of the less expensive ones you can find, but I've still seen it go for up to 200+. I simply lucked out on that auction.

Re: Monster spotlight thread!

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:30 am
by Creature22
Awesome thread idea. I love Showa Ghidorah (who doesn't?). The Gigabrain is incredible but prices are through the roof! The only figures of him that I have are a miniature Bullmark and...this one.
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The Microman figure. It's actually better quality than the awful Godzilla it came with but the scale isn't very good with anything. That being said, there are wires in the neck that the heads can attach to, making it a very good figure if you were to do a stop motion animation with it. I should dig mine out and attempt that...

Re: Monster spotlight thread!

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:28 am
by Mr. X
The Showa Ghidorah is one of those characters I don't have much of. Behold, my sad Showa Ghidorah collection -

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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.

Re: Monster spotlight thread!

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:36 am
by Creature22
Mr. X wrote: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.


My opinion as well... on the plus side, you can at least display it without having to depend on the Microman figure to hold everything in place. It has a good likeness as well but the Microman figures aren't something I would recommend.

Re: Monster spotlight thread!

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:57 am
by Tyrant_Lizard_King
Wish I had a Showa Ghidorah figure. Hope to nab a Gigabrain with my tax money. I had a chance at one a few weeks ago but had already dropped the money an Xplus GhidoGoji mere minutes earlier. Needless to say I was kinda pissed at myself. Not a whole lot in the way of Showa Ghidorah figures is there.

Re: Monster spotlight thread!

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:32 pm
by UltramanGoji
I was going to pick up an original Bandai Showa KG at G-FEST this year, but I couldn't find one for a reasonable price.

Unfortunately all I had was this guy:

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I say "was" because the poor thing somehow hardened over the years (these figures are made of a rubbery material) and instantly shattered a few years ago. All that's left is his headless, wingless torso.

Re: Monster spotlight thread!

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:14 pm
by Jomei
Mr. expandkong, maybe rename this thread to reflect its current Ghidorah status? Kind of the way they do it on the other board. Monster Spotlight #1: Showa King Ghidorah, or somethign.

Tsuburaya Productions Ghidorah here!

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Pretty appealing figure. High on the stylization factor with lots of character in the faces and diminished wings that won't sag so much as many others.

My favorite Ghidorah, though, is the Pilot Ace.

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Several degrees more accurate but still in a recognizably toy-like aura. One of the few Ghidorah figures I feel adequately captures the mane, and I also love the head sculpts.

Another colorway for good measure:
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Re: Monster spotlight thread!

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:21 pm
by expandkong
Jomei wrote:Mr. expandkong, maybe rename this thread to reflect its current Ghidorah status? Kind of the way they do it on the other board. Monster Spotlight #1: Showa King Ghidorah, or somethign.

Tsuburaya Productions Ghidorah here!

http://40.media.tumblr.com/82df42390822 ... o1_500.jpg

Pretty appealing figure. High on the stylization factor with lots of character in the faces and diminished wings that won't sag so much as many others.

My favorite Ghidorah, though, is the Pilot Ace.

http://40.media.tumblr.com/02ef96b65304 ... 5_1280.png

Several degrees more accurate but still in a recognizably toy-like aura. One of the few Ghidorah figures I feel adequately captures the mane, and I also love the head sculpts.

Another colorway for good measure:
http://41.media.tumblr.com/121e2fd30b87 ... 3_1280.png


Changed the thread title! I have always wanted to get that Pilot Ace Ghidorah but it seems so hard to find nowadays

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

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:04 pm
by Kaijunator
No X-Plus Ghidorah? Wow. How can we forget that terrible piece of crap?

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

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:44 pm
by Jomei
Now, a Bullmark.

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

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:20 pm
by expandkong
Kaijunator wrote:No X-Plus Ghidorah? Wow. How can we forget that terrible piece of crap?


It was great, just very fragile.

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

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:11 pm
by TeddyBaragon
X-Plus King Ghidorah!

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I love this guy!

Despite how often these broke during shipping, I got mine in one piece! And trust me, once you have this figure intact it looks amazing. It captures so much detail, and really stands tall above other figures. (The tips of its wing are higher than the Gigantic Burning Godzilla's head!) I find myself looking at it everyday, it's probably the most eye-catching figure in my collection.


Its scales are my favorite part, I simply adore the depth in their sculpt.

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expandkong wrote:
Kaijunator wrote:No X-Plus Ghidorah? Wow. How can we forget that terrible piece of crap?


It was great, just very fragile.


That's by far its greatest flaw.
If you can get it in one piece, it's a beautiful piece.
If not for how often he arrives broken, I'd recommend it to those who can afford it just as much as the Gigabrain.
But, as it is, you have to be brave to get this figure.

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

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:16 pm
by expandkong
^ I still have a problem with the colour of the figure, it just seems too dark for some reason. I hope that all the issues get fixed for the bluefin reissue, if they are I would consider getting it. I would recommend everyone wanting this figure to wait for the bluefin reissue.


Edit: Also welcome to the boards!

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

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:14 am
by ebirahsmeg1
Here are my own photos of my favorite KG figure (take a wild guess what that is :lol: )


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

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:29 am
by KlenSeven
This is one of my favorite small pieces.. pictures do not do it justice due to the nice use of transparency.. Anyway its the Artworks figure based on the art of Yuji Kaida. It depicts Ghidorah's birth from the fireball that emerged from the meteor in Ghidrah: the Three Headed Monster.

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Here is the X-Plus Origins Chess Piece Cast Resin
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Zacca SD Ghidorah
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Marmit Parababy Transparent Clear Version
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #1: KING GHIDORAH (SHOWA)

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:22 am
by Mr. X
Split the threads and made everything look nice. :huge:

Here's a Ghidorah that I'd like to one day add to my collection -

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CCP "Rainbow" Ghidorah. Inspired by the original Ghidorah colors.

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

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:35 pm
by 2004Zilla
Only Showa KG I got is the Gashapon, which, in turn, is also the only Gashapon I have. Really nice figure, the thing. The sculpting on the scales is incredible for such a small thing. Plus it was one of the first Godzilla toys I had gotten, and I have nostalgia towards the figure.