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Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar (Showa)

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:28 pm
by Lain Of The Wired
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)

Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:31 am
by AWMGodzilla62
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

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:22 am
by KlenSeven
Marmit Parababy
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+ the bonus figure it came with
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:51 am
by Lolitra
Wow, KlenSeven, your stuff is the coolest.

Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:11 am
by KlenSeven
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)


Since Dopko doesn't post here let me just leave this here:
http://41.media.tumblr.com/efb036f99ed0 ... 1_1280.jpg
(first time i saw that picture i think i made an involuntary wookie noise)

Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:38 am
by AWMGodzilla62
Para babies are awesome, especially the glowing versions!

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:04 pm
by KlenSeven
it calls to me....like the glowing light of an angler fish...

Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:00 pm
by ebirahsmeg1
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...

Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:21 pm
by Tyrant_Lizard_King
Did somebody say King Caesar!

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:08 pm
by Lain Of The Wired
*Cue song*Image

Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:26 pm
by ebirahsmeg1
A pair of online reviews of the Xplus 25cm King Caesar




Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:32 am
by KlenSeven
X-Plus from a different angle
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:19 pm
by ebirahsmeg1
Some online reviews:

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



Side by side comparison of Bandai's 6 inch figure and the

Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:46 am
by Lain Of The Wired
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?

Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:52 am
by ebirahsmeg1
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):


Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:45 pm
by DoctorMafune
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.
ImageSomething about his pose and expression remind me of a used car salesman...

Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:30 pm
by Lain Of The Wired
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #19- King Caesar (Showa)

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:43 pm
by KlenSeven
^ 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.

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

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:54 pm
by DoctorMafune
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.

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

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:56 am
by ebirahsmeg1
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!