Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar (Showa)

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Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar (Showa)

Postby Lain Of The Wired » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:28 pm

This weeks monster toy spotlight shines a light on everyone's favorite Okinawan demon, appearing in the 1974 movieGodzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, my personal favorite monster, King Caesar!
Share whatever you got of this guy here.
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(Bandai America classic King Caesar)
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar

Postby AWMGodzilla62 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:31 am

I'm usually the guy to post the vintage pieces of Showa monsters, but sadly King Caesar never got a vinyl figure release by Bullmark. It wasn't until 19 years after the movie's release until King Caesar got a vinyl made of him by Bandai in 1993. Originally released in 8 inch scale (pictured left), and later released again in 6 inch scale as part of the Gdzilla Island line. The 6 inch version was given a beautiful repaint for the Movie Monsters release in 2003 (pictured right)

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar

Postby KlenSeven » Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:22 am

Marmit Parababy
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+ the bonus figure it came with
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar

Postby Lolitra » Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:51 am

Wow, KlenSeven, your stuff is the coolest.
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar

Postby KlenSeven » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:11 am

Thanks. Methinks you should spend some time on ClubToyko.org checking out the Marmit figures (i'm partial to the Para Baby and Monster Heaven lines)


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(first time i saw that picture i think i made an involuntary wookie noise)
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar

Postby AWMGodzilla62 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:38 am

Para babies are awesome, especially the glowing versions!

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar

Postby KlenSeven » Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:04 pm

it calls to me....like the glowing light of an angler fish...
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:00 pm

Marmit Monster Heaven King Caesar:

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Just curious, but does anyone have the "angry" variant? It has his ears sticking up in the air. I have never laid eyes upon it...
GIANT CONDOR!!!!!!!! :shock:

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar

Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:21 pm

Did somebody say King Caesar!

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar

Postby Lain Of The Wired » Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:08 pm

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:26 pm

A pair of online reviews of the Xplus 25cm King Caesar



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

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar

Postby KlenSeven » Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:32 am

X-Plus from a different angle
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:19 pm

Some online reviews:

Bandai King Ceasar 6 inch figure (Monster Island series):



Side by side comparison of Bandai's 6 inch figure and the
GIANT CONDOR!!!!!!!! :shock:

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar

Postby Lain Of The Wired » Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:46 am

ebirahsmeg1 wrote:Marmit Monster Heaven King Caesar:

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Just curious, but does anyone have the "angry" variant? It has his ears sticking up in the air. I have never laid eyes upon it...

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This thing?
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:52 am

Lain Of The Wired wrote:
ebirahsmeg1 wrote:Marmit Monster Heaven King Caesar:

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Just curious, but does anyone have the "angry" variant? It has his ears sticking up in the air. I have never laid eyes upon it...

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This thing?


Yup, and the above Clubtokyo photo is the only time I've laid eyes on it. Does anyone on this board own it?

In the meantime, here is an online review of the Parababy glow figure posted earlier by KlenSeven:

King Caesar Marmit Parababy Glow (2004 Super Festival):

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

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar

Postby DoctorMafune » Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:45 pm

This may be the closest thing to a "Bullmark" King Caesar that we'll ever get...
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Marusan teamed up with Amapro to produce this, uh, "creatively interpreted" King Caesar, along with a couple of other Toho kaiju. Strange as it is, this figure, priced at only ¥3500 when I found it, was something I could not resist.
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The photo below gives you some idea of his size: just slightly smaller than standard Marusan or Marmit MH figures.
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar (Showa)

Postby KlenSeven » Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:43 pm

^ i don't think ever saw that one for sale

I'm surprised at how big that Amapro figure is. VF had that one and a glow variant for sale recently. Might still be there. I've been tempted by the Amapro Kamakuras and seeing that size adds to the temptation.

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar (Showa)

Postby DoctorMafune » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:54 pm

KlenSeven wrote:^ i don't think ever saw that one for sale

I'm surprised at how big that Amapro figure is. VF had that one and a glow variant for sale recently. Might still be there. I've been tempted by the Amapro Kamakuras and seeing that size adds to the temptation.

IMO, you really can't go wrong with the Amapro / Marusan Kamacuras. The sculpt is beautiful, and they scale well with the Marmit Monster Heavens.

None of the three color schemes / paint jobs for Kamacuras is as flashy as a typical MH, but they look great. I couldn't stop at one... I bought (you guessed it) three.

If it will help you decide whether to go for one, I could take a photo of said bugs menacing the MH Godzilla '67 and Minya.
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar (Showa)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:56 am

Ok, it's Tuesday now, and Spotlight #20 still hasn't been posted (no worries g2vd as we all get busy from time to time, so you can do #21 or another one down the road whenever you're ready). So...

Would DoctorMafune, ILL GREEN, AWMGodzilla62, or Lolitra like to take Spotlight #20? Whoever claims it first gets it!
GIANT CONDOR!!!!!!!! :shock:

"Someone kick me, kick me hard! We're stupid." - Corn on the cob eatin' Hippie (Godzilla vs Gigan)


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