RedZillaKing wrote:I'm sorry- what does that prove about popularity? And I hate to say it but the Ultra monster figures aren't fit to be squeak toys compared to the Godzilla figures being produced at same time. With few exceptions, the 90s Bandai Godzilla figures were Beautiful. Well detailed and very well painted. Compare Golza to Desghidorah. Hell, compare him to Orochi. Gudon to King Kong. Or Gorosaurus.
Yes, a lot of the Ultramonster figures from the early '90s aren't THAT good. But considering the extreme volume of what Bandai was doing with the Ultra series at that time and how long all of that was kept in production during a time when there weren't even any new Ultra series to tie-in to
compared to what was going on with Godzilla (less releases at a larger scale, most tied to newly released movies that were making a lot of money) the quality of those earlier Ultraman toys is pretty understandable. Starting in 1994, Bandai made a point to update weaker sculpts with much better ones. Hell, they're on their third
Baltan right now. When Bandai really put effort in their Ultra series, which they did with a larger, hard vinyl Ultraman Powered figures, the results was just as good as anything they were doing with Godzilla, perhaps better.
Regardless of how you want to spin this and use toy quality to show that Bandai cared more about Godzilla than Ultraman, the fact that they've been doing Ultraman toys at ludicrous volumes, with a huge variety of heroes and monsters, updating sculpts when they have to, literally non-stop
since 1983 shows that, f@ck yes, does Bandai have a lot of dedication to this line.
Ultraman is far more popular than Godzilla, and has been for a very long time, regardless of what the quality of toys like Baragon and Gorosaurus tells you. As you often say, DEAL WITH IT.
And which license do you think was more costly?
Why the hell does THAT matter?