RedZillaKing wrote:Legion1979 wrote:
Granted we did get Kumonga. But still...
Manda, Varan, Gabara, Megalon... but who's counting?
I was specifically talking about what they've done in the past few years. Megalon and Gabara came out in 2004. Manda and that terrible Varan figure came out in 2005. After that we got a bunch of Godzillas that Bandai already did, nothing for a while and then Kumonga, re-sculpts and that sea snake and rock nonsense.
As far as I'm concerned the only worthwhile NEW character that Y-MSF has really given us in the past 6-7 years has been Kumonga, a figure I DO like.
Captain wrote:Perhaps, just PERHAPS, the single-man working to produce these figures that fill a large hole in a small-niche market of collector/fans was only granted a license to produce the Varan figure featured DAM because of...y'know, Toho? Wow. Toho never does things like that, right? Certainly when dealing with a one-man operation that could, theoretically, be infringing on, y'know, the rights owned by Bandai in regards to manufacturing realistic vinyl figures. There's got to be some strict limitations put on the man, right?
I think it's far more likely that he did the 1968 Varan because no one had ever done one. The same reason why he also did 1968 versions of Manda and Minya. I doubt Toho ever said "It's okay to do a nice, accurate 1956 Rodan but you can't do the 1958 Varan suit. Do that puppet instead." Not buying that one. Sorry.