Monster Toy Spotlight #18 - Titanosaurus

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Monster Toy Spotlight #18 - Titanosaurus

Postby KaijuZoo » Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:10 am

Kicking off a new spotlight week with the appearance of MechaGodzilla's enemy, Titanosaurus!!
This figure is well represented by the toy manufacturer's including Bandai, Marmit, Marusan and X-Plus etc so we should have a nice assortment of imagery to share.
Starting off, here is a M1Go glow Titanosaurus commission that I painted a while ago.

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #18 - Titanosaurus

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:29 am

Awesome choice KaijuZoo! I've always had a soft spot for Titanosaurus, a very unique kaiju and worthy adversary for Godzilla.


My favorite Titanosaurus figure (and one of the most underrated):

Marmit MH Titanosaurus
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Fantastic sculpt that just nails the character.

Does anyone around here have the "closed tail" variant? If so, please post some photos!
GIANT CONDOR!!!!!!!! :shock:

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #18 - Titanosaurus

Postby KaijuZoo » Sat Apr 02, 2016 4:44 pm

Always great for color variety and sculpt design, here is the glowie Marmit ParaBaby Titanosaurus and MechaGodzilla '75 set from the World Characters Convention (WCC) 2004.

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #18 - Titanosaurus

Postby KlenSeven » Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:56 pm

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This liitle M1 is a KaijuZoo special. It even glows in the dark
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #18 - Titanosaurus

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:43 pm

Here's an online view of the M1 Bullmark:

GIANT CONDOR!!!!!!!! :shock:

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #18 - Titanosaurus

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:54 pm

A pair of Online reviews:

Xplus 30cm Titanosaurus



GIANT CONDOR!!!!!!!! :shock:

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Postby KlenSeven » Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:09 am

All my Titano figures aside from the one posted above are boxed up at the moment
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All three of these are M1s... i got these all at the same G-Fest when i realized i didnt have any Titanos in my collection
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Here's a glow shot of the one i posted earlier
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #18 - Titanosaurus

Postby Lolitra » Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:36 am

Wow! So many unique, colorful Titanosaurus toys. I had no idea things like this existed.

On a side note, can anyone explain why the Bandai toy is so expensive? I'm new to toy buying, but the prices on this that I see online seem a little excessive... no?
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Postby KaijuZoo » Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:49 am

M1Go Painted Glow Titanosaurus and MechaGodzilla Set - Mandarake Store Exclusive from 2001
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Postby KlenSeven » Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:12 am

Lolitra wrote:Wow! So many unique, colorful Titanosaurus toys. I had no idea things like this existed.

On a side note, can anyone explain why the Bandai toy is so expensive? I'm new to toy buying, but the prices on this that I see online seem a little excessive... no?

They are all out of production now, so whats out there is it. There are other Bandais that cost much more, but there havent been a lot of Titanosaurus figures, so the Bandai one is pretty sought after

How could i forget about a Marmit parababy?
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Postby Lolitra » Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:13 pm

Is that pink??? Mein gott.
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #18 - Titanosaurus

Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:31 pm

Titanosaurus is one of my favorite kaiju of which I have no figures. Hope I can pick up the Diamond reissue when it comes out.
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #18 - Titanosaurus

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:54 am

KlenSeven wrote:
How could i forget about a Marmit parababy?
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Love those parababies, they really capture the spirit of each kaiju :godzilla:

An online review of the Marmit Parababy Titanosaurus:



Here is a photo of various 6 inch scale figures I had, which includes the Bandai 6 inch Titanosaurus in the righthand corner (next to a 6 inch Y-MSF Gabara):

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It's no secret that I'm not a big fan at all of this scale (nor the 30cm scale), and a good majority of the 6 inch figures in this photo I no longer own and have sold off. I usually only collect 25cm/8inch scale (which I think is the perfect scale/size for G figures, but that's just me). Nevertheless, the Bandai 6 inch Titanosaurus sculpt is a sight to behold, and was perhaps the only 6 inch figure I ever had on my "must have" list and will not part with it.
GIANT CONDOR!!!!!!!! :shock:

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #18 - Titanosaurus

Postby KaijuZoo » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:23 am

Here is a look at the second Bandai release, the limited edition 2006 Bandai Toy's Dream Project box set with Godzilla '75 vs. Titanosaurus!
By the way, this MIB set is available as part of my moving sale if anyone is interested.
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #18 - Titanosaurus

Postby AWMGodzilla62 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:34 pm

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This is the first, original Titanosaurus figure released by Bullmark in 1975. He was part of the Panorama set, which included the above Godzilla, King Ghidorah, Gigan, and Mecha Godzilla figures. For many years actually, this was the only Titanosaurus vinyl figure until M-1 released their figure in 1999. He's a rare figure, but in recent years I feel like he's been seen more often than before.

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #18 - Titanosaurus

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:45 am

Here's an online review that looks at both Bandai 1st and 2nd releases and their differences:

Bandai 6 inch Titanosaurus (Samson West)

GIANT CONDOR!!!!!!!! :shock:

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #18 - Titanosaurus

Postby KaijuZoo » Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:43 am

A couple shots of Titano toys from Marusan ...

Marusan Orange Titanosaurus from 2005
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Marusan Reddish-brown Titanosaurus from 2005
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #18 - Titanosaurus

Postby DoctorMafune » Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:12 pm

Great photos! As you might have guessed, I never met a Titanosaurus toy I didn't like.

Here's Marmit's Monster Heaven closed-tail variant, which I like to think of as the "underwater" version...
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...and here he is with a couple of friends. I really like both painted and unpainted Marmits.
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Here's the "Vinyl Wars" version of the M1, on the left. Love that paint job. :mrgreen:
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There was a time back in the early 80's when the only Titanosaurus figure I'd ever heard of was the Bullmark mini, and I would have killed for one. These days, we have an embarrassment of riches!
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #18 - Titanosaurus

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:27 am

DoctorMafune wrote:Great photos! As you might have guessed, I never met a Titanosaurus toy I didn't like.

Here's Marmit's Monster Heaven closed-tail variant, which I like to think of as the "underwater" version...
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...and here he is with a couple of friends. I really like both painted and unpainted Marmits.
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Wow, the closed tail version :shock: And you have *two* of them....I have looked for years for the closed tail Marmit MH Titanosaurus to no avail. Thanks for posting the photos! Both the Marmit and Marusan figures are great.

Another Online review of the Xplus 30cm Titanosaurus


Now if only Xplus would get around to a 25cm Titanosaurus figure...
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #18 - Titanosaurus

Postby KaijuZoo » Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:10 am

More M1's:
Black unpainted 2007 Lucky Bag
Red painted 1999
Red unpainted 2000 Wonderland Toy Fest Exclusive
Green unpainted 2009 Lucky Bag

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