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Re: Japan New or Future Kaijū Toy Releases

Postby darkcancer » Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:25 pm

That's a tough choice. I don't think Bandai will make an HG for both Earth and Filius since they are basically the same 3D model so there really no hope there. But opening up to other scale will lead you down a rabbit hole of collecting, as many here can attest to haha. I personally stuck with HGs due to their size to detail ratio. I have my whole collection in two shelves of a hutch, and that's every HG Godzilla and Gamera set released so far, whereas I feel like you could only get 10-12 6" figures per shelf, hardly enough to cover the range of kaiju I'd want.
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Re: Japan New or Future Kaijū Toy Releases

Postby The Human Pizza » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:21 am

darkcancer wrote:That's a tough choice. I don't think Bandai will make an HG for both Earth and Filius since they are basically the same 3D model so there really no hope there. But opening up to other scale will lead you down a rabbit hole of collecting, as many here can attest to haha. I personally stuck with HGs due to their size to detail ratio. I have my whole collection in two shelves of a hutch, and that's every HG Godzilla and Gamera set released so far, whereas I feel like you could only get 10-12 6" figures per shelf, hardly enough to cover the range of kaiju I'd want.


Yeah, but the plus side with 6-inch figures is that they stand out more on the shelf. Plus, High Grades are MUCH easier to lose track of.

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Re: Japan New or Future Kaijū Toy Releases

Postby SpaceG92 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:49 am

darkcancer wrote:That's a tough choice. I don't think Bandai will make an HG for both Earth and Filius since they are basically the same 3D model so there really no hope there. But opening up to other scale will lead you down a rabbit hole of collecting, as many here can attest to haha. I personally stuck with HGs due to their size to detail ratio. I have my whole collection in two shelves of a hutch, and that's every HG Godzilla and Gamera set released so far, whereas I feel like you could only get 10-12 6" figures per shelf, hardly enough to cover the range of kaiju I'd want.

They did do a HighGrade for Earth. It's even in scale.

Cost's like 220 bucks though.
https://order.mandarake.co.jp/order/det ... 0&ref=list

then again. I might be confusing scales with High Grade and Gashapon.
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Re: Japan New or Future Kaijū Toy Releases

Postby darkcancer » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:34 pm

The HGs or High Grade are the Bandai gashapon line, generally right around 2 inches tall. That Godzilla Earth looks like its probably in-scale, then again any Godzilla Earth that's around 12 inches tall would make it "in-scale" with the HG Godzilla 2017 if that one is Filius haha. As for it being an HG or gashapon, that's not likely as neither of those brand logos appear on the packaging anywhere. That would be fun though, a giant in-scale gashapon!
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Re: Japan New or Future Kaijū Toy Releases

Postby Petezilla » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:28 pm

BANDAI actually made a giant Gashapon figure in the past, though. But is is not from Godzilla. The huge Gatanothor figure from the Bandai Premium set was labeled and advertised to be a Gashapon toy, whyever that was.
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Re: Japan New or Future Kaijū Toy Releases

Postby SpaceG92 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:50 am

Petezilla wrote:BANDAI actually made a giant Gashapon figure in the past, though. But is is not from Godzilla. The huge Gatanothor figure from the Bandai Premium set was labeled and advertised to be a Gashapon toy, whyever that was.

Had to do with the whole, "Gashapon" style releases they did in the Ultra 500 line for a bit. Mother of Ultra and Mirror Knight were noteworthy and included in the set. They came in massive soda can sized tubes that apparently, could be purchased via a larger Gashapon machine? *(citation needed).

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Re: Japan New or Future Kaijū Toy Releases

Postby Petezilla » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:10 am

SpaceG92 wrote:
Petezilla wrote:BANDAI actually made a giant Gashapon figure in the past, though. But is is not from Godzilla. The huge Gatanothor figure from the Bandai Premium set was labeled and advertised to be a Gashapon toy, whyever that was.

Had to do with the whole, "Gashapon" style releases they did in the Ultra 500 line for a bit. Mother of Ultra and Mirror Knight were noteworthy and included in the set. They came in massive soda can sized tubes that apparently, could be purchased via a larger Gashapon machine? *(citation needed).

Ah, thanks for making that clear. Though I still wonder what BANDAI really intended with this set being Gashapon, since I always believed Gashapon figures were specifically meant for vending machines. I can see how you fit those cans with 500 scale vinyls in these things, but that huge Gatanothor or even within the even bigger box... which also was a mail item from the web shop... :lol:
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Re: Japan New or Future Kaijū Toy Releases

Postby SpaceG92 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:16 pm

*insert Bagan theme*


Resin/Sofubi Bagan Kit - 17cm - 17000yen. December 17th Pre-sale, Event only.

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Re: Japan New or Future Kaijū Toy Releases

Postby ApexOversteer » Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:27 am

I was surfing around Hobby Search and I came across this... a Nano Blocks Shin Godzilla! It just released a week or so ago...

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I built the Nano Blocks Parthenon and the Space Shuttle with boosters and tank. They're like Lego, only teeny-weeny, hence "nano" block...

I'm guessing the Shin Godzilla is about 4 inches tall...

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10573063


Edit: I spoke with someone who built it, and they told me it's about the height of a 12oz soda can.
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Re: Japan New or Future Kaijū Toy Releases

Postby cloverfan98 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:57 pm

http://news.toyark.com/2018/12/26/matte ... ter-327899

Pure speculation on my part so nothing to jump at but as the link states Mattel lost their DC license which was one of if not their biggest licensed property and they are now looking to acquire any new licenses. This doesn't mean Mattel will even pursue the Godzilla license but its a possibility. The biggest issues with this idea are finding a place for their products between Bandai's and NECA's and DC is WB so maybe that relationship has been permanently tarnished between them and Mattel.

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Re: Japan New or Future Kaijū Toy Releases

Postby tycerium » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:49 pm

cloverfan98 wrote:http://news.toyark.com/2018/12/26/mattel-loses-most-of-their-dc-comics-license-to-spin-master-327899

Pure speculation on my part so nothing to jump at but as the link states Mattel lost their DC license which was one of if not their biggest licensed property and they are now looking to acquire any new licenses. This doesn't mean Mattel will even pursue the Godzilla license but its a possibility. The biggest issues with this idea are finding a place for their products between Bandai's and NECA's and DC is WB so maybe that relationship has been permanently tarnished between them and Mattel.


Mattel's Jurassic World figures are pretty good, and extensive, so I wouldn't mind seeing what they would do with Godzilla.


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