Monster Discussion #32: Gigan (Showa)

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Re: Monster Discussion #32: Gigan (Showa)

Postby Goji » Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:16 pm

The Trendmasters toy was just the Showa design with grossly enlarged muscles, it looked awful. I doubt it would have looked as bad as that...but we saw how the adult Mothra turned out, so who knows.
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Re: Monster Discussion #32: Gigan (Showa)

Postby edgaguirus » Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:17 pm

Nice, Guardian. If Gigan could talk, I imagine him saying, " Resistance is futile."
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Re: Monster Discussion #32: Gigan (Showa)

Postby JVM » Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:59 pm

Goji wrote:The Trendmasters toy was just the Showa design with grossly enlarged muscles, it looked awful. I doubt it would have looked as bad as that...but we saw how the adult Mothra turned out, so who knows.

Eh, the 6" version is fine really besides the legs and horns being too miniscule. The 10" version though... :X
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Re: Monster Discussion #32: Gigan (Showa)

Postby Hellspawn28 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:23 pm

I don't think the Trendmasters desgin look that bad. I recall in GvsKG that they mention something about other space monsters, Gigan would have been perfect in the "Return of King Ghidorah movie". Both him and Anguirus should have got a role in the Heisei series. Too bad FW was the first movie to use Gigan in 30 years.
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Re: Monster Discussion #32: Gigan (Showa)

Postby Goji » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:14 pm

LOL!! Oh man, that's rich. I was NOT expecting that as I continued to scroll down.
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Re: Monster Discussion #32: Gigan (Showa)

Postby Primevalgodzilla V2 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:46 pm

Heisei Gigan would have been a whole lot bulkier, but everything from the legs up doesn't seem Heisei-ish to me. :? It definitely looks more like a kid-friendly Showa gigan to me.

In any case, people seem to adore the fatness of Showa Gigan over the sleek Millenium Gigan anyway, so yeah, a Heisei Gigan would probably have been kinda badass. ;)
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Re: Monster Discussion #32: Gigan (Showa)

Postby Hotrod93 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:14 pm

I always saw Heisei Gigan around something like the Treadmaster's Gigan.
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Re: Monster Discussion #32: Gigan (Showa)

Postby Guardian7 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:46 am

Too funny.
Gigan has the HEISEI Hips syndrome.
Which is probably what he would have looked like... and they likely would have used SHOWA Minya's vocals for him.
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Re: Monster Discussion #32: Gigan (Showa)

Postby Kubo » Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:00 am

I like Gigan because he always is just such a bad-ass. (scuse my language) He actually is the highlight of the Godzilla Vs. Gigan movie because he really gores Angilas and Godzilla. He doesn't really have any special powers though...
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Re: Monster Discussion #32: Gigan (Showa)

Postby edgaguirus » Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:58 pm

I'm glad they didn't use thunder thigh Gigan in the Hesei series. That design just doesn't look appealing.
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Re: Monster Discussion #32: Gigan (Showa)

Postby Rody » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:52 am

I like how Gigan' design is border-line between believable an ridiculous. The '72 suit is not sloppy; the reason the design works is because the suit was so well designed. The '73 suit, on the other hand... :sigh:
Although I like FW Gigan, something about the new design just doesn't quite work. I think the problem is that this suit makes Gigan all dark & edgy, whereas part of the original suit's charm is it's outlandishness; you don't quite take him seriously. The FW suit tries to be really cool and serious, but it doesn't quite fit the character.
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Re: Monster Discussion #32: Gigan (Showa)

Postby Tohosaurus » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:43 am

Love Gigan! He's completely bonkers looking and acts like how I would imagine a cyborg of his caliber would act (aka ruthless). He's pure entertainment.
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Re: Monster Discussion #32: Gigan (Showa)

Postby HayesAJones » Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:31 pm

Tohosaurus wrote:... naked entertainment.

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Re: Monster Discussion #32: Gigan (Showa)

Postby Tohosaurus » Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:40 pm

Rody wrote:The '73 suit, on the other hand... :sigh:
Although I like FW Gigan, something about the new design just doesn't quite work.

I'm with ya on the comparison between the two Showa suits, at least somewhat. I much prefer the first suit. My issue with the FW Gigan is its teeth. It cheapens the look for me, somehow. It would've been nice if he had more fight time, too.
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Re: Monster Discussion #32: Gigan (Showa)

Postby Rody » Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:57 pm

That BC figure makes him look worse than he is.
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Re: Monster Discussion #32: Gigan (Showa)

Postby Tyler » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:56 pm

I like this hybrid design with the freaky humanoid teeth:
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Re: Monster Discussion #32: Gigan (Showa)

Postby TitanoGoji16 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:31 am

Tohosaurus wrote: My issue with the FW Gigan is its teeth. It cheapens the look for me, somehow.


Showa Gigan has teeth, dude.
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Re: Monster Discussion #32: Gigan (Showa)

Postby Tohosaurus » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:01 am

TitanoGoji16 wrote:Showa Gigan has teeth, dude.

I said I didn't like his teeth, not that I didn't like the fact that he had teeth. ;) They're too big and cheesy for me.
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Re: Monster Discussion #32: Gigan (Showa)

Postby Kubo » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:06 am

^ Idk I feel Gigan Millennium had better dentures, but thats just me. I like Showa Gigan mainly for his uniqueness and nostalgia effect. I feel like Showa Gigan just screams 70's...anyone else think that?
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Re: Monster Discussion #32: Gigan (Showa)

Postby HayesAJones » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:10 pm

I dislike Millennium Gigan's big, cartoon-y, triangle teeth. Seem kinda silly. At least Showa Gigan's look like they fit in his mouth.
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Re: Monster Discussion #32: Gigan (Showa)

Postby Showa Gyaos » Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:58 pm

King Caesar wrote:^ Idk I feel Gigan Millennium had better dentures, but thats just me. I like Showa Gigan mainly for his uniqueness and nostalgia effect. I feel like Showa Gigan just screams 70's...anyone else think that?

Yeah, because his strange appearance fit the defined silliness of the 1970s Godzilla movies.
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