Monster Toy Spotlight #39: Rodan (Showa)

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Monster Toy Spotlight #39: Rodan (Showa)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:45 pm

Shocked that the samurai of the sky Rodan has never had a weekly spotlight yet. :shock: This thread is intended for all Showa Rodan figures (be it '56 or 60s version).

One of my favorite Showa Rodan figures is the Marmit MH 56 Rodan...looks fantastic next to GigaBrain's '64 and '65 Godzilla figures :mrgreen:

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #39: Rodan (Showa)

Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:31 pm

Rather like that contrast between the baby blue and the brown.

It's rather surprising how relatively few Rodan figures there are. At least compared to the other "big 5". Hell even Gigan probably has more figures than Rodan. It's especially true of the 56 version.
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #39: Rodan (Showa)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:39 pm

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There are more figures of Rodan than some may realize, but there definitely should be more.

X-Plus 1964 25cm Rodan

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #39: Rodan (Showa)

Postby KlenSeven » Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:14 am

Here's some X-Plus figures

X-Plus 25cm 1964
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X-Plus 25cm 1956 (love this one)
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X-Plus Chess Piece Resin Origins or whatever this line was called 1956
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #39: Rodan (Showa)

Postby KaijuZoo » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:01 am

I've always loved Rodan as a kaiju character, and I especially like the money shot when he lands on and crumbles the train station! (disregard the cables holding him up in the air!! ;) )
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Marmit Parababy Rodan 1956 - blue show exclusive and green mailaway - 2001
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Marmit Parababy Rodan 1965 - 2002
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #39: Rodan (Showa)

Postby Rody » Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:30 pm

One moment while I get my Revoltech out of his box...

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Despite being my all-time favorite monster, I have a scarcity of figures to represent him. That said, I love both of these.
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #39: Rodan (Showa)

Postby Creature22 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:03 pm

KaijuZoo wrote:I've always loved Rodan as a kaiju character, and I especially like the money shot when he lands on and crumbles the train station! (disregard the cables holding him up in the air!! ;) )
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A shot so good they'd use it again! ;) One of my favorite scenes. I distinctly remember seeing that part for the first time as a kid, when it kind of does a close up of his legs swooping down and the wind blowing all the train cars away. And then there's that one soldier that holds onto a tree for dear life before the wind takes him as well! Such an enjoyable film.

As for figures of the original Rodan... I have absolutely none that I can think of, save for a little Bullmark replica. Kind of disappointing considering how much I loved the old Rodan. I wish I had the Revoltech. :(

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #39: Rodan (Showa)

Postby ゴジマン » Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:38 am

I have the Revoltech Rodan and I love him. He was also up for a great price too. Amazon had a flash sale a few years back and I got him for $7 brand new. It's a great figure and I absolutely love the articulation.
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #39: Rodan (Showa)

Postby KlenSeven » Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:37 am

Marmit Parababy 56
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Bonus mini Marmit
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Marmit Parababy 65
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Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:43 pm

An oldie but goodie...the old Bandai 8 inch 56 Rodan:

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #39: Rodan (Showa)

Postby Anguirus » Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:50 pm

I love my Revoltech Rodan! I love all the accessories it comes with also!

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #39: Rodan (Showa)

Postby KlenSeven » Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:39 am

Marusan Jet Black Rodan
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Gummy toy
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Custom paint Y-MSF 56
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Bandai High Grade series 5
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Zacca SD
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #39: Rodan (Showa)

Postby Rody » Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:46 pm

Those Marmits sure are lovely.

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #39: Rodan (Showa)

Postby KaijuZoo » Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:35 am

Popy Rodan 1978
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Bandai Rodan - Toho Kaiju Series 1992, using the original Bullmark mold
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Marmit Vinyl Paradise Rodan - 1996
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And another look at the Bandai Rodan 1956 - eight inch scale - 1989
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #39: Rodan (Showa)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:56 am

Some online reviews:

X-Plus 25cm Rodan 64


Xplus 25cm & 30cm Rodan figures:


I'd like to nominate either Rody or Anguirus to do Monster Toy Spolight #40 for this upcoming weekend :xilien: Whoever answers the call first gets it :g64:
GIANT CONDOR!!!!!!!! :shock:

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #39: Rodan (Showa)

Postby KlenSeven » Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:26 am

i'd love to see the Pilot Ace make an appearance. That figure is so hard to find now.

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #39: Rodan (Showa)

Postby Leunames » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:56 am

^ I've been searching on and off for it for 5 years
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #39: Rodan (Showa)

Postby LamangoKaijura » Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:55 pm

Always confused me why Bandai never made a 60's Rodan.
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #39: Rodan (Showa)

Postby DoctorMafune » Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:25 pm

KlenSeven wrote:i'd love to see the Pilot Ace make an appearance. That figure is so hard to find now.

Just to round things out (I know K7 has already seen this one), here's the photo I took of my solid-color P.A. Rodan, from the Varan thread.
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I bought Pilot Ace's painted version of the Rodan figure, too...I'll see if I can make some time to take a photo or two of that one.
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #39: Rodan (Showa)

Postby KlenSeven » Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:13 am

I really dig that sculpt!


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