Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

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Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby UltramanGoji » Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:31 pm

It was a tie between Godzilla 54 or the original Ultraman. In the end, the Big G came out on top.

This is my all-time favorite Godzilla suit. I love the ferocity of the face and the jagged unevenness of the spines. It's a classic design that I feel deserves the spotlight.

Here's my current collection:

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Bandai Creation (special honor to this figure: it was my very first Godzilla toy!)
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Bandai Hyper Figure
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Bandai Creation Pack of Destruction Figure
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Previous Monster Toy Spotlights
#01: King Ghidorah (Showa) - expandkong
#02: Gorosaurus - ebirahsmeg1
#03: Godzilla 2000 (Miregoji) - KlenSeven
#04: Baragon (Showa) - Jomei
#05: Gigan (Showa) - ebirahsmeg1
#06: GMK Godzilla - TeddyBaragon
#07: Hedorah (Showa) - g2vd
#08: MechaGodzilla 74-75 - KaijuZoo
#09: Barugon - Creature22
#10: Megalon - AWMGodzilla62
#11: Gigan (Final Wars) - GIGAN05
#12: SpaceGodzilla - SpaceG92
#13: Anguirus (Showa/1968-1974) - Castellan Zilla
#14: Heisei Gamera (95, 96, 99 & 06) - KlenSeven
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby ChunkyGodzilla » Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:15 pm

My favorite Godzilla in my collection :g2k:

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:54 pm

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:58 pm

G54 is actually one of the suits I have the least figures of. This is partially due to me never really being truly satisfied with most of the G54 figures out there in 25cm/8inch scale. Maybe one day I'll see one in this scale worthy of shelling out money for. I'm not fretting over it, as I'm willing to be patient and wait until a good 25cm scale figure comes along.

I think this thread will definitely get bigger once the upcoming Xplus 30cm G54 figure along with the SHMA G54 figure come out.


In the meantime, here is a very crappy photo of the Godzilla54 Gashapon figure (Godzilla Chronicle High Grade Real Figure Set 1) , followed by a clearer photo of it from ClubTokyo:

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Other than that, I do have the Marmit MH G54 Green variant, which is one of the earliest figures released in the Marmit MH line...it's so so.

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GIANT CONDOR!!!!!!!! :shock:

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby KlenSeven » Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:12 pm

Marmit Parababies
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X-Plus Maquette
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X-Plus 30cm
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:10 pm

X-Plus Winter Wonderfest 30cm Godzilla '54 review from Fresh Vinyl




NECA Godzilla 1954 online review (Steven's Toy Reviews):

GIANT CONDOR!!!!!!!! :shock:

"Someone kick me, kick me hard! We're stupid." - Corn on the cob eatin' Hippie (Godzilla vs Gigan)

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby KlenSeven » Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:48 am

Bandai High Grade from the Tsubaraya Commemorative series
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Zacca SD
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X-Plus Cold-Cast Resin Chess Piece Series Godzilla Origins
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Gummi Set (Maquette)
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Banpresto (Brown variant)
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby Castellan Zilla » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:07 am

Man, I love the look brown Banpresto. Pretty sure I even saw it at my local collectible store.
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby KaijuZoo » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:49 am

Another look at the Banpresto G'54 which was sculpted by Yuji Sakai.
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby KlenSeven » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:56 am

Every time i see that picture, i have to admire the work you did on the tail.
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:11 am

KlenSeven wrote:
Banpresto (Brown variant)
http://i.imgur.com/gaT2Fl.jpg


Just curious, but how much did the brown variant set you back?

I've actually seen the normal grey variant quite often around Tokyo for rather low prices, but I've never laid eyes on the brown one, which I definitely prefer...

KaijuZoo wrote:Another look at the Banpresto G'54 which was sculpted by Yuji Sakai.
http://www.kaijuzoo.com/images/kzg54bpg ... ntside.jpg
More details here:
http://www.kaijuzoo.com/kzg54gold.html


Never realized it was scuplted by Yuji Sakai...that explains why it was one of Banpresto's better efforts (I was never that impressed with their GFW Godzilla/GFW Gigan figures)...

Ah, the good ol' days of the Monster Zero Vinyl awards...good times :mrgreen:


Anyways, perfect timing for this thread, as here is a new online review just posted one day ago by Fresh Vinyl for the Neca Godzilla 54:

GIANT CONDOR!!!!!!!! :shock:

"Someone kick me, kick me hard! We're stupid." - Corn on the cob eatin' Hippie (Godzilla vs Gigan)

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby KlenSeven » Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:47 am

ebirahsmeg1 wrote:
KlenSeven wrote:
Banpresto (Brown variant)
http://i.imgur.com/gaT2Fl.jpg


Just curious, but how much did the brown variant set you back?

I've actually seen the normal grey variant quite often around Tokyo for rather low prices, but I've never laid eyes on the brown one, which I definitely prefer...

KaijuZoo wrote:Another look at the Banpresto G'54 which was sculpted by Yuji Sakai.
http://www.kaijuzoo.com/images/kzg54bpg ... ntside.jpg
More details here:
http://www.kaijuzoo.com/kzg54gold.html


Never realized it was scuplted by Yuji Sakai...that explains why it was one of Banpresto's better efforts (I was never that impressed with their GFW Godzilla/GFW Gigan figures)...

Ah, the good ol' days of the Monster Zero Vinyl awards...good times :mrgreen:



I think i wouldn't have paid more than $30 for it... but that was back in 2003 at an anime shop in michigan.. because of how the shop marketed it, i thought Yuji Sakai was a brand :oops: didn't realize that was the sculptor's name.. so i tried to find more and only found the G2K release on ebay... years later i figured out Banpresto was the brand for both figures :lol:

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby g2vd » Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:48 am

We all know what is the best 54 figure.
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:39 pm

In terms of online reviews, there wasn't much in regards to the Banpresto Godzilla 1954, so apologies for posting a pair of kids' review of this figure (muting the audio works wonders, :lol: )







And here is a review of various Bandai 6 inch Godzilla 1954 vinyl figures:




If it's alright with UltramanGoji, I've asked Tyrant_Lizard_King to take Monster Toy Spotlight #16.

If he doesn't reply or doesn't want to do it, a list of contributors to past threads who haven't had a chance to do one yet: Kaiju no Mura, Mr. X, Leunames, Heartless. ArchdukeSquidlyIII, RandomDeinonychus, Manticore, Starsteam, Captain Aktion, SJM925, Kaijunator, LamangoKaijura, GodzillaXGomoraFight, DoctorMafune, ChunkyGodzilla(or someone totally new from this lest if they want to step up)

If no one steps up before the beginning of next week, then a past topic contributor can take it (expandkong, TeddyBaragon, g2vd, GIGAN05, AWMGodzilla62, KaijuZoo, Creature22, Castellan Zilla, SpaceG92, UltramanGoji) can take the next one...

*Edit* Tyrant_Lizard_King has confirmed he will do #16 :tkman:
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:24 am

I'm bumping this thread again, as I believe many people are starting to receive the next Xplus 30cm G54 figure w/ train in his mouth. Please post some pics of that bad boy here if you got 'em! :g2k:
GIANT CONDOR!!!!!!!! :shock:

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby ILL GREEN » Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:34 pm

Oh I didn't see this thread. Expect a hella lot of pics from me soon. But for now...

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby KlenSeven » Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:25 pm

ILL GREEN wrote:Expect a hella lot of pics from me soon.

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:47 pm

R. Eso has a review up now:

X-Plus 30cm Godzilla 1954 Gripping Train RIC Exclusive
GIANT CONDOR!!!!!!!! :shock:

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby ILL GREEN » Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:24 pm

Bandai Gashapon Yuji Sakai Series. Godzilla puppet.

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And SD Train in Mouth Godzilla :D

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Marmit Vinyl Paradise

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More pics coming.

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby Godzillafan11 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:52 pm

I got the 1954 Bandai Figure from amazon.com in mail wed !
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