Monster Toy Spotlight #5: GIGAN (SHOWA)

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Monster Toy Spotlight #5: GIGAN (SHOWA)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:44 pm

Ok, as it's been about 9 days and the most recent nominee has still not posted a spotlight thread, so I'll be doing the honors for spotlight #5 to get things back on track again, and will also nominate someone at the end of this week for the next spotlight.

This should be a very fun one as there are numerous figures of one my favorite Godzilla adversaries :gigan: :gigan: :gigan: :gigan:

Monster Spotlight #5: GIGAN (Showa)


There have been loads of great Gigan figures made of over the years. Here are some of my personal favorites from my colletion:

Marmit Monster Heaven Gigan normal color scheme
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Here it is with the nearly as great Marmit MH Godzilla 68
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Gigabrian Gigan 73 (one of the few quality figures of the 73 suit) along with the black gallary Marmit variant Monster Heaven Gigan:

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Here's another photo of it kicking Jet Jaguar's ass :mrgreen:
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Marusan Flying Gigan:
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All hail the glory of Gigan! :gigan:
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #5: GIGAN (SHOWA)

Postby TeddyBaragon » Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:00 am

Good timing! :gigan:

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Just got the yellow gallery! I really dig how the yellow bleeds onto every limb of this cyborg!

I have a feeling that we'll be seeing plenty of Marmits this time around.

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #5: GIGAN (SHOWA)

Postby spottedming » Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:42 am

only showa gigan I've got is this bear model version http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/draw/011 ... 962e5eb881

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #5: GIGAN (SHOWA)

Postby Mr. X » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:58 am

Little impatient I see.

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Mostly small Gigans.

- Bandai Creations 6" figure (normal and fusion variants)
- Bandai 8" figure
- Misc. 3" Bandai Gigan, probably from a set
- Bandai Creations SD Gigan (too cute!)
- Bandai Creations 3" POD figure
- Iwakura 3" Gigan (Exclusive Red Crystal Version)
- Bottlecap
- X-Plus Cold-Cast Chess Piece Diorama
- Takara Sparking figure
- Gashapon (HG Set #4)

Also have two Trendmasters Gigans.

The 6" Bandai figure is one of now only four 6" figures that I'm missing. Almost got one during my recent Bandai hunt, but got the Showa Mothra instead. Probably going to get it soon since I'm so damned close to completing the line (minus some Memorial Box figures). Might get the Revoltech at some point too.
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #5: GIGAN (SHOWA)

Postby Castellan Zilla » Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:25 am

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Still love the Revoltech Gigan so much.
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #5: GIGAN (SHOWA)

Postby ゴジマン » Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:56 pm

I only have the Fusion series Gigan and the Chibi Gigan.
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #5: GIGAN (SHOWA)

Postby Heartless » Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:26 pm

I love me some Gigan, and the Monster Heaven is one of my favorite sculpts ever. I've got a few variants. Still would like to find the black gallery, though.

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I've also got the 30cm X-Plus on pre-order and a Gigabrain en route to me as we speak.
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #5: GIGAN (SHOWA)

Postby gigan72 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 4:26 pm

Oh man I am so ready for this. :D
Expect pictures tomorrow.
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #5: GIGAN (SHOWA)

Postby expandkong » Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:07 pm

Gotta love the Marmit Gigan :D


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Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:08 pm

Reviews of various Gigan figures from Richard Eso/Fresh Vinyl (http://freshvinylhq.com) for:

Gigabrain Gigan 73 (Blood Spray Variant)



X-plus 25cm Gigan


X-plus 30cm Gigan


I'm personally not a big fan of the Xplus 30cm (its pose is awkward and it doesn't scale
that great with other 30cm figures), but I'm very keen on picking up the 25cm figure as it looks terrific (but if I'm never able to obtain it, then no biggie...I'm more than satisfied/content with my Monster Heaven and Gigabrain figures).
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #5: GIGAN (SHOWA)

Postby ArchdukeSquidlyIII » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:26 pm

Damn that standard Gigabrain 73 Gigan looks absolutely beautiful. Anyone know where I could possibly find one?
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #5: GIGAN (SHOWA)

Postby gigan72 » Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:30 pm

Sadly it was dark, so the image is grainy and doesn't have a lot of detail...
Regular BC Gigan and BC chibi Gigan are not pictured.
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #5: GIGAN (SHOWA)

Postby Creature22 » Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:32 am

Love me some Gigan figures. I have the two Bandai vinyls somewhere (8 inch and 6 inch) but gave my Bandai Creation figure to a friend's brother awhile back.

But that Gigabrain figure... good lord. I really need to find one now that I have some Christmas money I can spend. :gigan:

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #5: GIGAN (SHOWA)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:14 am

Loving the Gigan photos, so keep em' coming folks!


Here's an alternative photo of the Marmit MH Black Gallary Gigan next to the Gigabrain Gigan 73 figure:
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Here is the standard variant next to the Marmit G73 figure:


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The Gigan Marmit Parababy figure is also a good one...I believe KlenSeven has some photos of it and the MH figure side by side.

I just flat out love Showa Gigan...such a cool Kaiju foe for Godzilla. 8-) We always here about the "big 5 (Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, MechaGodzilla, King Ghidorah), but I think this needs to be changed to the "big 7" as Gigan (and Anguirus) both belong in this elite group imo. I would still like to get my hands on either the Xplus 25cm Gigan or the Marmit Iron Joe Gigan down the road .....I would definitely like to see more Xplus 25cm Gigan photos from those who own it! :gigan:
GIANT CONDOR!!!!!!!! :shock:

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #5: GIGAN (SHOWA)

Postby KlenSeven » Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:16 am

ebirahsmeg1 wrote:The Gigan Marmit Parababy figure is also a good one...I believe KlenSeven has some photos of it and the MH figure side by side.

Yep! I have a bunch of Gigans to post... having to use the PIC tag is kind of a pain, so i keep putting it off though

Parababies
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West Kenji
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M1
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Iwakura Mini
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Marmit
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X-Plus 25cm (my favoritest)
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #5: GIGAN (SHOWA)

Postby KaijuZoo » Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:11 am

Redoing with the proper Pic command - thx klenseven!
More Parababies from Marmit:
Marmit Parababy Glowie and Painted Blue
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So what's the deal for newbies posting images? Do you have to have a certain post count? Pic and Img tags are not working for me.
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #5: GIGAN (SHOWA)

Postby Mr. X » Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:26 am

KaijuZoo wrote:So what's the deal for newbies posting images? Do you have to have a certain post count? Pic and Img tags are not working for me.


You need 50 posts first. Prevents spam.
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #5: GIGAN (SHOWA)

Postby KlenSeven » Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:32 pm

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So what's the deal for newbies posting images? Do you have to have a certain post count? Pic and Img tags are not working for me.

To use PIC it needs the dimensions every time like this...

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I would have PM'd that but I noticed I was at 49 posts, so this should unlock IMG for me :angel:

But back on topic that Glow figure is slick

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #5: GIGAN (SHOWA)

Postby KaijuZoo » Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:38 pm

U.S. Toys mini Gigan from Super Fest 2007 - nice colors in the Showa style.

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Postby KlenSeven » Thu Dec 31, 2015 5:14 pm

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