Monster Discussion #38: Titanosaurus

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Re: Monster Discussion #38: Titanosaurus

Postby MekaGojira3k » Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:51 pm

My favorite Showa kaiju tend to be the plain dinosaurs, but often (Angilas, Rodan, Varan, Baragon) they're all very similar in terms of either basic layout or color scheme. Titanosaurus stands upright and has a very distinctive...well everything. His color scheme is great, his roar is annoyingly perfect, and he has a bizarre combination of aquatic abilities/whirlwind land based attacks.

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Re: Monster Discussion #38: Titanosaurus

Postby Goji » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:26 am

In the 22 years I've been a fan, "Being too fishy" is easily the most random reason I've ever heard for someone not liking Titanosaurus. :lol:

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Re: Monster Discussion #38: Titanosaurus

Postby DoctorMafune » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:32 pm

Goji wrote:The suit is anything but "ugly". It's very detailed, and one of the better suits seen in the 70's Godzilla films.

I agree. A great design, an even more beautiful sculpt, superb detail, unique and striking coloration... what's not to like?

There is the small matter of his tongue, but that's a technicality.

I wasn't crazy about Titanosaurus's roar, at the outset (a little too clearly based on an elephant... though less so that Death Ghidorah's), but it grows on you.
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Re: Monster Discussion #38: Titanosaurus

Postby shinmattiathekaiju » Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:25 am

my 4th favourite Godzilla's monster.

Sucks that he appaers in only one movie.
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Re: Monster Discussion #38: Titanosaurus

Postby Varan1957 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:01 pm

He's probably one of my favorite late Showa monsters. I like how he was more simplistic like earlier monsters such as Anguirus, Rodan, etc. It sucks how his tail fin doesn't close up in Godzilla: Unleashed.
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Re: Monster Discussion #38: Titanosaurus

Postby GotengoXGodzilla » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:32 pm

I never really liked Titanosaurus. He's just a pawn in Dr. Mafune/Black Hole Aliens plans. Every time you see him, he's usually being controlled by something. So, it's never really him doing anything.
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Re: Monster Discussion #38: Titanosaurus

Postby Showa Gyaos » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:19 pm

Is Titanosaurus even that popular in Japan?
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Re: Monster Discussion #38: Titanosaurus

Postby tymon » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:07 pm

^From what I've heard, no. It took him decades to even get a Bandai figure.

Cool monster - not the most appealing design to my eyes, but the suit is fantastic, very well-made and well-detailed. He had a very entertaining fighting style, too.
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Re: Monster Discussion #38: Titanosaurus

Postby GotengoXGodzilla » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:15 pm

Tyler wrote:
GotengoXGodzilla wrote:I never really liked Titanosaurus. He's just a pawn in Dr. Mafune/Black Hole Aliens plans. Every time you see him, he's usually being controlled by something. So, it's never really him doing anything.


You could say the same about Ghidorah most of the time.


True, but at least Ghidorah did have one film where he was in control of himself (Ghidrah, The Three-Headed Monster). Plus, there's a certain charm that Ghidorah has, even if he was being controlled most of the time, and Titanosaurus lacks that charm.
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Re: Monster Discussion #38: Titanosaurus

Postby JVM » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:20 am

GotengoXGodzilla wrote:
Tyler wrote:
GotengoXGodzilla wrote:I never really liked Titanosaurus. He's just a pawn in Dr. Mafune/Black Hole Aliens plans. Every time you see him, he's usually being controlled by something. So, it's never really him doing anything.


You could say the same about Ghidorah most of the time.


True, but at least Ghidorah did have one film where he was in control of himself (Ghidrah, The Three-Headed Monster). Plus, there's a certain charm that Ghidorah has, even if he was being controlled most of the time, and Titanosaurus lacks that charm.

Are you kidding? Titanosaurus gets all the ladies!

Jokes aside, I've rethought Titanosaurus after rewatching ToMG today and he's... well I don't know how to put it. He's utilized well but it's not fair to call him a great monster since we never really hear Titanosaurus himself.
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Re: Monster Discussion #38: Titanosaurus

Postby Alucard » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:22 am

Titanosaurus is compared to three monsters.

Manda-Stupid
Rodan-Yes!!!
King Ghidorah-Hell yeah

If something is compared to King Ghidorah he is automatically awsome.
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Re: Monster Discussion #38: Titanosaurus

Postby Marcin7282 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:26 am

It is one of my favorite monsters.
Maybe my mind are different to another people but I still think that Titanosaurus is main character in "Terror of Mechagodzilla".
The storyline based on Titano and movie should be called "Godzilla VS Titanosaurus".
This monster was very strong(stronger than Mecha) but unfortunately he also had stupid weak point.
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Re: Monster Discussion #38: Titanosaurus

Postby Showa Gyaos » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:30 am

Marcin7282 wrote:It is one of my favorite monsters.
Maybe my mind are different to another people but I still think that Titanosaurus is main character in "Terror of Mechagodzilla".
The storyline based on Titano and movie should be called "Godzilla VS Titanosaurus".
This monster was very strong(stronger than Mecha) but unfortunately he also had stupid weak point.

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Re: Monster Discussion #38: Titanosaurus

Postby Kubo » Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:11 pm

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Titanosaurus...eh, his cry kinda gets annoying after a while, but he's pretty cool. The bumpy skin was a nice feature.
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Re: Monster Discussion #38: Titanosaurus

Postby Goji » Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:17 pm

It always perplexed me that Titanosaurus and Anguirus weren't very popular in Japan, yet they have these cult followings in the U.S. It's interesting, to say the least.

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Re: Monster Discussion #38: Titanosaurus

Postby The One and Only » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:34 pm

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Despite being characterized in Mafune's journals as a gentle dinosaur. The first time I ever saw the daikaiju, not to mention learned of his exitence , was on the VHS cassette I rented of Godzilla Vs. Monster Zero(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pfkdux4aVFw), in the previews for other available G-flicks through Paramount. The preview opened up with a close-up of Titanosaurus bellowering his trademark roar. I always thought with that high pitched sound, and rather thin features he was something a bit of a psycho based on that. But finally viewing the entire flick a few years later I learned the bloke was actually doing what he was doing against his will. Despite this Titanosaurus can really dish out some punishment. Even take some in the process. Although his sensitivity to ultra-sonics really takes the wind out of his sails. Like a French soldier in combat.
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Re: Monster Discussion #38: Titanosaurus

Postby JAGzilla » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:50 am

He's okay. Nowhere near my favorite kaiju, but he served his purpose well and gave Godzilla a decent fight. He has an interesting design, too, sort of a weird bipedal take on the classic sea serpent look. The fan tail is certainly original, too. It's a strange and unlikely weapon, but a good way to give him a long-range weapon that's not yet another beam.

I don't particularly want to see him appear again, though. He was great for the movie and era he was in, but doesn't really strike me as good material for today's kaiju movies or a credible opponent for the overpowered modern versions of Godzilla.
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Re: Monster Discussion #38: Titanosaurus

Postby Godzillaprime05 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:17 pm

Lets remember he's a gentle giant by nature . I was confused as to why he ass classed with the mutants in GU, because he strikes me as an earth defender with no one controlling him.
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Re: Monster Discussion #38: Titanosaurus

Postby therealmccoy » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:20 pm

"Ass classed?" I don't know if that was intentional or not, but it was funny. :lol:

And I never got that either; it's pretty clear he wasn't a mutant. But I guess since he was a bad guy and wasn't an alien, they had to put him somewhere.
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Re: Monster Discussion #38: Titanosaurus

Postby Godzillaprime05 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:25 pm

Might have accidentally coined a phrase : ass classed. Freaking great auto correct
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