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Monster Toy Spotlight #31: Manda (Showa/Millennium)

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:05 am
by gigan72
This was a tough decision. It was this, Heisei KG, or Baltan. I've decided to make this thread for both incarnations because there aren't a lot of available for the Millennium incarnation either, so I thought they should be lumped together.

Anyways, Manda has always been a kaiju that has interested me. I really like the serpent design and wish there were more figures available. Sadly, I only own one figure.

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Anyways, what figures of Manda do you guys have?


Previous Monster Toy Spotlights
#01: King Ghidorah (Showa) - expandkong
#02: Gorosaurus - ebirahsmeg1
#03: Godzilla 2000 (Mire-Goji) - KlenSeven
#04: Baragon (Showa) - Jomei
#05: Gigan (Showa) - ebirahsmeg1
#06: GMK Godzilla - TeddyBaragon
#07: Hedorah (Showa) - g2vd
#08: MechaGodzilla 74-75 - KaijuZoo
#09: Barugon - Creature22
#10: Megalon - AWMGodzilla62
#11: Gigan (Final Wars) - GIGAN05
#12: SpaceGodzilla - SpaceG92
#13: Anguirus (Showa/1968-1974) - Castellan Zilla
#14: Heisei Gamera (95, 96, 99 & 06) - KlenSeven
#15: Godzilla 1954 - UltramanGoji
#16: Heisei Godzilla (1989-94) - Tyrant_Lizard_King
#17: Moguera (Showa) - GIGAN05
#18: Titanosaurus - KaijuZoo
#19: King Caesar - Lain Of The Wired
#20: Godzilla 2014 - g2vd
#21: Destoroyah - AWMGodzilla62
#22: Varan - ebirahsmeg1
#23: Godzilla 2002-03 - M.o.g.u.e.r.a14
#24: Gino/Zilla - Birdman
#25: Godzilla 1995 (Desu-Goji) - KlenSeven
#26: Godzilla 1962 (Kingu-Goji) - ILL GREEN
#27: Godzilla 1973-75 (Megaro-Goji) - Mechagigan
#28: Kamacuras (Showa & GFW) - DoctorMafune
#29: Godzilla 1984/85 - Hybrid Gojira
#30: Gyaos (Heisei) - ゴジマン

Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #31: Manda (Showa/Millennium)

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:36 pm
by ebirahsmeg1
Thanks for taking this spotlight gigan72 :g2k: What particular Manda figure is that by the way?

I'm still kicking myself for not picking up the recent Xplus 25cm Manda (I was not thrilled with being saddled with the Mothra larva figure for nearly double the price of a standard figure), as that Manda is one of the extremely rare "non-whisker/DAM" incarnations in figure form. Hopefully it will be re-released someday (without the damn mothra larva :evil:).

In the meantime, here is an awesome figure that must be seen in person to fully appreciate:

Marmit Monster Heaven Manda (GFW)
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #31: Manda (Showa/Millennium)

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:03 am
by KlenSeven
Here's an M1 (with the extra segment)
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The Zacca SD (Chase figure)
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Marmit Monster Heaven Final Wars Manda
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #31: Manda (Showa/Millennium)

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:06 am
by Castellan Zilla
God, that Marmit is gorgeous. Sometimes I wish I wasn't such a whore for articulated figures and instead dove into stylished figures.

Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #31: Manda (Showa/Millennium)

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:54 am
by gigan72
ebirahsmeg1 wrote:Thanks for taking this spotlight gigan72 :g2k: What particular Manda figure is that by the way?


That's the Manda form the pack of destruction figure pack by Bandai Creations. Sadly, it's my only Manda figure.

Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #31: Manda (Showa/Millennium)

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:47 am
by ebirahsmeg1
Castellan Zilla wrote:God, that Marmit is gorgeous. Sometimes I wish I wasn't such a whore for articulated figures and instead dove into stylished figures.


Never too late to come over to the dark side :twisted: :destoroyah:

Seriously, it's probably one of my top favorite figures in my rag-tag collection...

gigan72 wrote:
ebirahsmeg1 wrote:Thanks for taking this spotlight gigan72 :g2k: What particular Manda figure is that by the way?


That's the Manda form the pack of destruction figure pack by Bandai Creations. Sadly, it's my only Manda figure.


Thought it looked familar, so thanks for clearing that up. It's a nice looking little figure.


Here's a review of the X-Plus 30cm Manda (Fresh Vinyl)


Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #31: Manda (Showa/Millennium)

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:10 am
by Castellan Zilla
ebirahsmeg1 wrote:Never too late to come over the dark side :twisted: :destoroyah:

Seriously, it's probably one of my top favorite figures in my rag-tag collection...


If I had the space, I would. But I'm already having to downside my Bandai Vinyl figures. Just don't have the room anymore since I moved.

Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #31: Manda (Showa/Millennium)

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:35 am
by KaijuZoo
First up, the Atragon and Manda combo set from M1Go, released at the Tokyo WonderFest 2/24/2008.

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This release of Manda was unique as M1 added a few body segments to their previous version which allowed Manda to better wrap around the Atragon submarine.

And here is a look at the first M1 Manda painted versions from 1998:

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #31: Manda (Showa/Millennium)

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:09 pm
by ArchdukeSquidlyIII
They had the marmit FW Manda at G-Fest this year. I was really interested in buying it, but unfortunately, the asking price of $225 was a little too high for my taste. I think someone eventually bought it though!

Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #31: Manda (Showa/Millennium)

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:30 am
by ebirahsmeg1
X-Plus 25cm Manda (& Mothra Larva) - Fresh Vinyl



And finally, here is my Xplus 8 inch Manda figure...well, not exactly.:g2k: It's the Xplus Ultra Q "Dragon/Kairyu", which used the Manda suit for that particular episode with virtually no changes whatever to its appearance. Ditch the weird girl figurine, and it scales great with most Bandai 8 inch figures :spacegodzilla:

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #31: Manda (Showa/Millennium)

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:04 pm
by KaijuZoo
Marmit Para Baby Atragon with drydock base and matching PB Manda with Empress of Mu accessory, both sets from 2002.
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And here is an additional close-up of the Empress of Mu - she is so cool, calm and collected! :lol:
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #31: Manda (Showa/Millennium)

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:50 pm
by ebirahsmeg1
KaijuZoo wrote:Marmit Para Baby Atragon with drydock base and matching PB Manda with Empress of Mu accessory, both sets from 2002.
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And here is an additional close-up of the Empress of Mu - she is so cool, calm and collected! :lol:
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This is why I miss companies like Marmit...what in the hell are the odds we would see Empress of Mu or Gotengo w/ drydock base from Bandai/SHMA/NECA/Xplus?

We need more companies making figures for variety's sake...


gigan72 wrote:That's the Manda form the pack of destruction figure pack by Bandai Creations. Sadly, it's my only Manda figure.


Speaking of the Destruction Pack featuring Manda, I actually found an online review of it:



Another Xplus 25cm Manda review:


And a Y-MSF Manda review:

Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #31: Manda (Showa/Millennium)

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:10 am
by soulgodzilla
I do hope we get either a X-Plus or SH Monsterarts Final Wars Manda, I'm dying to see a new figure for the Final Wars Manda.

Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #31: Manda (Showa/Millennium)

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:40 am
by Tyrant_Lizard_King
MonsterArts Manda? Ha! Tamashii hasn't even released the Figuarts Shenron yet! That's gonna be a long wait!

Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #31: Manda (Showa/Millennium)

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:12 pm
by Creature22
Tyrant_Lizard_King wrote:MonsterArts Manda? Ha! Tamashii hasn't even released the Figuarts Shenron yet! That's gonna be a long wait!


Unless you make your own.
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