Monster Toy Spotlight #8 - MechaGodzilla (Showa)

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Monster Toy Spotlight #8 - MechaGodzilla (Showa)

Postby KaijuZoo » Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:00 pm

Pic syntax doesn't seem to be working so included URL's of images. Anyone know why the PIC images don't display directly?
EDIT: Figured it out, it seems PIC syntax requires Uppercase X on the image size label.

Aaahhh, Space Titanium!! Who doesn't like a little bit of Showa MechaGodzilla?
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I served with the US Navy in Okinawa in 1974 when scenes of Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla were filmed there so that film has always had a strong interest for me.
I probably have about 100 versions of MechaGodzilla figures in my collection. By the way, this spotlight is for Showa MechaGodzilla so MG'74 AND MG'75 figures can be compared.

Here is the first figure to kick this off.
Bandai Chogokin MechaGodzilla '74 - I love the way the light reflects off of the "space titanium" giving a glint of his mechanical prowess!
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And this is the Billiken MechaGodzilla '75 kit] that I built and painted on commission in 2008.
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #8 - MechaGodzilla (Showa)

Postby Creature22 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:18 pm

Excellent figures! Showa Mechagodzilla is one of my favorites as well. One of my favorite movies besides the 1954 version as a kid was Terror of Mechagodzilla.

Here's a picture of the Marusan figure, along with Moguera, from a stop motion film I did awhile back.
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Marusan Mechagodzilla is one of the best figures of him in my opinion. :D
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #8 - MechaGodzilla (Showa)

Postby UltramanGoji » Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:36 pm

KaijuZoo wrote:Pic syntax doesn't seem to be working so included URL's of images. Anyone know why the PIC images don't display directly?


Because you need both 50 posts AND the [IMG] tags instead of the [PIC] ones. The latter are for re-sizing images.
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Postby KaijuZoo » Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:56 pm

UltramanGoji wrote:
KaijuZoo wrote:Pic syntax doesn't seem to be working so included URL's of images. Anyone know why the PIC images don't display directly?


Because you need both 50 posts AND the IMG tags instead of the [PIC] ones. The latter are for re-sizing images.
I know about the 50 post count thingie but check my recent previous posts with inline images - the same PIC syntax is working fine there.
Example: http://www.tohokingdom.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=24524
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Postby KlenSeven » Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:17 pm

Parababies

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The head comes off of the MG75
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #8 - MechaGodzilla (Showa)

Postby SpaceG92 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:44 pm

Creature22 wrote:Excellent figures! Showa Mechagodzilla is one of my favorites as well. One of my favorite movies besides the 1954 version as a kid was Terror of Mechagodzilla.

Here's a picture of the Marusan figure, along with Moguera, from a stop motion film I did awhile back.
http://i.imgur.com/fKnwZa4.jpg
Marusan Mechagodzilla is one of the best figures of him in my opinion. :D

Dat image was huuuuuuge. I made it visible by adding in a [pic] tag and keeping it by 800x800. Maursan MG deserves to be seen, and not only his leg :P

+1 the Marusan MG, especially that color way. Drop dead gorgeous sculpt and a really eye grabbing colorway. Been looking to obtain him for a while now.
+1 to Billiken MG. Fantastic kit that I have yet to assemble. Stellar job KaijuZoo on those color shifting paints and just all around great job on him. You really made that Billiken kit pop out!

Going to throw in the Marmit MonsterHeaven MG 74'. Picked him up for a steal off Amazon and have no regrets.
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Postby Superrex » Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:45 pm

The Bandai Creations '74 Mechagodzilla.
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Definitely one of the better figures to come out of BC. If only the arms weren't always in that odd position.
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #8 - MechaGodzilla (Showa)

Postby Creature22 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:21 pm

SpaceG92 wrote:
Creature22 wrote:Excellent figures! Showa Mechagodzilla is one of my favorites as well. One of my favorite movies besides the 1954 version as a kid was Terror of Mechagodzilla.

Here's a picture of the Marusan figure, along with Moguera, from a stop motion film I did awhile back.
http://i.imgur.com/fKnwZa4.jpg
Marusan Mechagodzilla is one of the best figures of him in my opinion. :D

Dat image was huuuuuuge. I made it visible by adding in a [pic] tag and keeping it by 800x800. Maursan MG deserves to be seen, and not only his leg :P

+1 the Marusan MG, especially that color way. Drop dead gorgeous sculpt and a really eye grabbing colorway. Been looking to obtain him for a while now.
+1 to Billiken MG. Fantastic kit that I have yet to assemble. Stellar job KaijuZoo on those color shifting paints and just all around great job on him. You really made that Billiken kit pop out!

Going to throw in the Marmit MonsterHeaven MG 74'. Picked him up for a steal off Amazon and have no regrets.
http://img02.deviantart.net/468d/i/2015 ... 9htb1h.png


Hey thanks for making it smaller; it always makes the images HUGE when I use the link. I wonder if there's a way to make it less squashed though lol. Better than it being too big. :lol:
Cool Marmit Mechagodzilla by the way!

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #8 - MechaGodzilla (Showa)

Postby KaijuZoo » Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:31 pm

[quote= "KlenSeven"]http://41.media.tumblr.com/e05af1ce0884 ... 2_1280.jpg[/quote]Odd, that MG'75 has the correct upper torso but the "belly buttton rule" only shows one instead of the expected two dots. Seems Marmit missed adding the second dot. This page discusses some of the differences between '74 and '75 sculpts.
http://kaijuplanet.blogspot.com/2013_05_01_archive.html

SpaceG92 wrote:+1 to Billiken MG. Fantastic kit that I have yet to assemble. Stellar job KaijuZoo on those color shifting paints and just all around great job on him. You really made that Billiken kit pop out!
My thanks to you for your nice comments. My only regret is that I didn't paint one at the same time for my own collection!!
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Postby ArchdukeSquidlyIII » Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:30 pm

Here's one of my favorite Mechagodzilla figures in my collection, the Marmit Monster Heaven Mechagodzilla 1975
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What's great about the figure is that I got it at G-Fest 2014, so I was able to get it signed by both stars of Terror of Mechagodzilla. Probably the most valuable figure to me!

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #8 - MechaGodzilla (Showa)

Postby Israha » Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:28 am

Superrex wrote:The Bandai Creations '74 Mechagodzilla.
http://i1318.photobucket.com/albums/t64 ... swgqz.jpeg
Definitely one of the better figures to come out of BC. If only the arms weren't always in that odd position.


Got this one last year as a part ot Movie Monster Ex line, and gosh, the arms are such a letdown. There's no way of posing them the way MG's stance would look natural (if I can use this adjective for a robot monster :D). Otherwise a great figure for its price, shame it got kind of ruined by this.

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #8 - MechaGodzilla (Showa)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:49 am

I have both the Marmit MG 74 & 75 figures. Unfortunately, I don't have any photos of the MG 75 figure (it's back in the states). So here are shots of the 74 figure.


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Postby KlenSeven » Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:58 am

Bandai High Grade series 9 and series 4 both featured a 1974 Mechagodzilla. Series 4 is smaller in less detailed
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I hope the pilot ace makes an appearance.

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Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:41 am

I managed to find a photo of my Marmit MH MechaGodzilla 75 figure :mrgreen: Here it is with the Marmit MH Kamacuras (GFW):

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Postby KlenSeven » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:51 am

X-Plus 25cm 74 and 75
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Postby KaijuZoo » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:06 am

Great pics everyone, keep 'em coming!

From 2001, the Marusan stylized flying MG'74.
Just like in the movies, you can see the "wires" that keep the suit suspended in air (in this case, I used 2 pound test monofilament fishing line).
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And another look at a flying version, this time an Iwakura MechaG '74 displayable ornament.
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Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:06 am

Some online reviews from Richard Eso / Fresh Vinyl:

X-Plus 25cm MechaGodzilla '74 w/secret base


X-Plus 25cm MechaGodzilla 1975


X-Plus 30cm MechaGodzilla 74
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Postby Creature22 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:36 am

KlenSeven wrote:Bandai High Grade series 9 and series 4 both featured a 1974 Mechagodzilla. Series 4 is smaller in less detailed
http://i.imgur.com/Oncqml.jpg

I hope the pilot ace makes an appearance.


I have a bootleg of the smaller capsule toy from way back when. Even the knock off version looks good; the sculpt of that figure is very nice.

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Postby KaijuZoo » Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:35 pm

KlenSeven wrote:I hope the pilot ace makes an appearance.
I looked at Club Tokyo and don't recall if I ever picked that one up. If so, it is packed up already at the new house.

Creature22 wrote:I have a bootleg of the smaller capsule toy from way back when.
By the way, to "unsquash" your MG pic with Moguera, you can
edit the post and change 800X800 to 800X600, that would be the proper ratio for the resizing.

As for bootleg MechaGodzilla, here are some fun figures from maybe the '80's, no makers mark on them.
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And one more here, Carded Bootleg Sparking MechaGodzilla (based on the Takara series).
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #8 - MechaGodzilla (Showa)

Postby KlenSeven » Sun Jan 24, 2016 2:31 pm

"Ages 3 and up" for the figure that shoots sparks. Boy have times changed

KaijuZoo wrote:looked at Club Tokyo and don't recall if I ever picked that one up. If so, it is packed up already at the new house
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