Monster Toy Spotlight #27: Godzilla 1973-75 (Megaro-Goji)

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Monster Toy Spotlight #27: Godzilla 1973-75 (Megaro-Goji)

Postby Mechagigan » Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:46 pm

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Here's to my second favorite Godzilla design, and all-time favorite Bandai MMS figure!

When I began sifting through the series, Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla ('74) was one of my first stops. The name value alone drove me right to it; and immediately, I loved the cartoony, somehow expressive and almost cute design of MegaroGoji.

Being a rabid toy collector; one of the main reasons I was drawn to Kaiju entertainment was for the abundancy of collectibles. Though I loved this suit particularly, it had to wait quite a while to join my collection; as, put simply, it's not often the cheapest MMS figure around.

Eventually, I put a 'want' ad up on the Monster Zero Forums (under the alias Asian Aliens), and, thanks to the awesome fan KaijuZoo, I finally snagged him within my price range. Massive thank you, should you read this; I hope to purchase more from you in the future.

Bandai's Megaro is just a stunning figure; I'd argue it's easily one of their most screen accurate. Here's some side-by-side shots of the Bandai and the suit, as an example. Right down to the creases in the rubber suit, Bandai struck a home-run with the detail. He looks perfect next to some of his Showa rivals, too.

So, which figures of the most heroic and goofy Godzilla yet have you got? :g2k:

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #27: Godzilla 1973-75 (Megaro-Goji)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:51 am

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Man, what I wouldn't give to see Bandai release all of their Memorial Box Godzilla figures in 8 inch/25cm scale....*sigh* :cry: One can always dreams.

Anyways, I'll start with my gorgeous Blue Glitter Marmit MH Megaro-Goji. Talk about just nailing the character....this may be one of the best figures of Megaro-Goji out there imho.

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

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #27: Godzilla 1973-75 (Megaro-Goji)

Postby KaijuZoo » Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:47 am

Mechagigan wrote:Thanks to the awesome fan KaijuZoo, I finally snagged him within my price range. Massive thank you, should you read this; I hope to purchase more from you in the future
Glad you like that figure! And there is a lot more available in my sig line moving sale thread.

Ebirahsmeg, that is ONE gorgeous Marmit blue G'73, I was never able to snag that one. :(
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #27: Godzilla 1973-75 (Megaro-Goji)

Postby KlenSeven » Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:40 am

Love that Marmit ebirahsmeg!

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #27: Godzilla 1973-75 (Megaro-Goji)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:01 pm

Yeah, I believe this is the only G73-75 figure I own because, tbh, I'm so pleased and content with the Marmit that I've never been motivated nor felt the need to splurge on the Bandai Memorial figure or the various Xplus figures.

Here's an online review of a G74 bank:

Diamond Select Godzilla Classic 1974 Vinyl Figure Bank
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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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #27: Godzilla 1973-75 (Megaro-Goji)

Postby Mechagigan » Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:09 pm

ebirahsmeg1 wrote:Diamond Select Godzilla Classic 1974 Vinyl Figure Bank

Never managed to find that bank IRL; did it end up being an online exclusive, or have a limited run?

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #27: Godzilla 1973-75 (Megaro-Goji)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:00 pm

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Sorry, no idea about the Bank figure particulars.

An online review of different variants of the Bandai Memorial Box G73-75 figures (one of them of the fake/disguised MG variant):

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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Postby ILL GREEN » Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:47 pm

Hazawa Gumi

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #27: Godzilla 1973-75 (Megaro-Goji)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:33 am

A trio of Fresh Vinyl online reviews:

X-Plus 25cm Godzilla 1973


X-Plus 25cm Godzilla 1973 & Jet Jaguar WF 2012 Set


X-Plus 25cm Godzilla 1975
GIANT CONDOR!!!!!!!! :shock:

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Postby ILL GREEN » Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:19 pm

Billiken Shokai 1975 G. With special guest MechaGodzilla 2.

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And my Funko custom of 1974 in electric blue.

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #27: Godzilla 1973-75 (Megaro-Goji)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:27 am

That Billiken Shokai figure looks great Ill Green. What scale is it?


Here are a few random online reviews of the excellent Bandai figures:

Bandai 6 inch Movie Monsters Godzilla 1974 (released during promotion of G:SOS)


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

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #27: Godzilla 1973-75 (Megaro-Goji)

Postby ILL GREEN » Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:20 am

:) thanks ebirahsmeg1! Its exactly 30cm and displayed among my X-Plus' and blows the XPlus version out the park. It was a vinyl model kit and I sealed up the seams with Bondo, toxic I know, but nowadays I use Apoxy Sculpt to seal seams.

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #27: Godzilla 1973-75 (Megaro-Goji)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:33 pm

ILL GREEN wrote::) thanks ebirahsmeg1! Its exactly 30cm and displayed among my X-Plus' and blows the XPlus version out the park. It was a vinyl model kit and I sealed up the seams with Bondo, toxic I know, but nowadays I use Apoxy Sculpt to seal seams.


Yeah, I find all of the Xplus G73-75 figures to be very flawed and not some of their better figures.

Alright, we're now approaching Sunday, so DoctorMafune, you're up for spotlight #28 :baragon:
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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