Toy: Gargantua Sanda Type B (Y-MSF) Name
 Gargantua Sanda Type B
Version Source
 War of the Gargantuas
Company: Y-MSF
Extras: None
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Classification: Figure Reissue: No
Release: 2014 Height: 15 centimeters
Comments
Joshua Reynolds (submission)

Ah, Y-MSF. If you’re a new collector, you may not recognize this name. But if you’ve been in the game for a while, you’ll know that what they make tend to be the stuff fans want and the other big name companies don’t want to risk it. This brings me to this particular figure of the Brown Gargantua: Sanda. I’ll just get this out of the way now. If you’re looking for a Sanda figure, this is your guy. He’s six inches tall and has your basic articulation. However, if you want him, get ready to pay a pretty penny. Y-MSF is a niche company and their stuff is made in limited quantities. I got Sanda (and Gaira) directly from Tempting Toys for about $60 a piece. These figures, completely painted, are exclusive from Tempting Toys on their website and E-Bay store.

Details

   
Back View

The figure looks pretty close to what we see on the film. The sculpt details here are also very nice with the “scales” of the Gargantua individually sculpted and plenty of lines sculpted to represent its fur.

Accessories

Sanda comes with no accessories.

Articulation

There isn’t much articulation to be had with this guy. Only his arms are capable of movement, able to rotate completely around. However, this isn’t too strange for a vinyl figure. Most humanoid figures like him (including Y-MSF’s Gaira and Bandai’s Jet Jaguar) don’t have leg or head rotation.

Paint

Sanda is molded in a fleshy color with the fur a metallic gold. The gold does look a bit off in bright light, appearing more like liquid gold was dumped on the monster rather than fur. There is some nice highlights around the eyes, darkening them. Even the teeth are properly painted.

Overall

 
Size Comparison

It does scale very nicely with other figures from Bandai and Y-MSF. Seeing the Gargantua Brothers together on your shelf should be a dream come true for collectors trying to track down a figure of every Toho kaiju. The figure could have been done better (especially in the fur paint application), but it could have been done a lot worse also. If you’re desperate enough to want a Sanda, this is your guy. He will cost you a pretty penny if you’re only used to the standard $20-$30 Bandai releases, but keep in mind this guy is also a lot more limited and rarer.

Also, do keep in mind that there are three variations of this figure to be found. This happens to be Type B. Type A comes with closed fists ready for a fight and Type C is molded to be posed with a Type C Gaira to replicate their battle shown on the movie’s poster.

Rating: Star Rating