Monster Toy Spotlight #49: Irys

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Monster Toy Spotlight #49: Irys

Postby Rody » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:03 am

Time for another Gamera monster: the evil, enigmatic Irys!
Here are some shots of my 6" Bandai and 3" High Grade:

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #49: Irys

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:23 am

Thanks for taking this spotlight Rody :gigan:

As I've mentioned several times, my Gamera collection is woefully inadequate. Once I pick up the Xplus 25cm Gabara figure later this year, I think I'm pretty much content with my Godzilla collection (Gabara is pretty much the last Godzilla-related kaiju I need a decent 8inch/25cm figure of). After that, I will start concentrating on improving my Gamera collection, and a good Irys figure will definitely be on the agenda.

In the meantime, here's an online review of a nifty figure:

Konami Irys
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 #49: Irys

Postby Rody » Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:39 pm

^No prob. ;-)
That's a nice video - but not much actual toy review. :lol:

My Gamera collection was also tiny until recently (it's decent now). I was really excited when I finally got my hands on the Bandai (pictured above^^); I fell in love with G3 on my first viewing, and Irys is probably still one of my favorite giant movie monster designs out there.

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #49: Irys

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:42 am

Rody wrote:^No prob. ;-)
That's a nice video - but not much actual toy review. :lol:


Yeah, but it's hard to find video reviews that are not made by annoying little kids, so it's usually slim pickens in what reviews to choose from to post.

Bandai 6 inch Irys


It wouldn't surprise me to see Xplus getting around to Irys soon...
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 #49: Irys

Postby ILL GREEN » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:40 am

Not my kit, but I've used this as a reference to paint a couple Irys kits for coworkers.

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #49: Irys

Postby Israha » Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:25 am

Here's my Kaiyodo Xebec 6 inch Irys. Underrated figure, if you ask me. Only a bit too fragile...

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #49: Irys

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:57 am

Here are some images from Club Tokyo of some Irys figures that Xplus made way back in 2002 (before they realized they could charge $100-$200+ instead of just $30 :P )

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Xplus Baby Irys
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By the way, since you've never had a change yet to do a spotlight, would you like to take Monster Toy Spotlight #50 Israha? :bagan:
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #49: Irys

Postby Rody » Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:26 pm

Israha wrote:Here's my Kaiyodo Xebec 6 inch Irys. Underrated figure, if you ask me. Only a bit too fragile...

It seems like a cool figure. I've been interested in it for some time, but that fragility you speak of concerns me. I don't want to get a figure I'm afraid to handle!

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #49: Irys

Postby Israha » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:32 am

Rody wrote:
Israha wrote:Here's my Kaiyodo Xebec 6 inch Irys. Underrated figure, if you ask me. Only a bit too fragile...

It seems like a cool figure. I've been interested in it for some time, but that fragility you speak of concerns me. I don't want to get a figure I'm afraid to handle!


Not that it would fall apart in your hands when posing it (although being not careful, I managed to rip away the lower left tentacle, needed some super-glueing afterwards), but let's say this is one of the figures you don't wanna take a tumble off the shelf.


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