Discussion in 'Japan Toys' started by Lixx, Jun 3, 2013.
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Not one, but two Marusan OGs outside? That would pull me in, instantly, no matter what type of shop or bar it was. Definitely my kind of establishment. I think I spy an original Goji on the standup inside, can't quite make it out as the head's almost gorilla-like, but the arm very much looks the part.
i love the idea of pop up Kaiju shops,it reminds me of doing mini record shops in squats,out of the van at parties etc.Great opportunities to make contacts and everyone comes in with the intention of finding something special.
I fully agree, Daniel. Thank you again to @chimply.kaiju for this tip -- I asked Mr. Eiji Kaminaga on FB how many of each color/spray variant were created for both the Godzilla 60th Anniversary (350-size, 2014 preorder) and 62nd Anniversary (450-size, 2016 preorder) collections:
We were all close with our guesses, but I hope this is direct from the source. Here are the two versions from the 60th Anniversary 350 series from 2014 that I have picked up so far:
#28 - Bullmark blue/gold mid-size goji tribute -- #35 - Bullmark Hawaiian metallic green "loose" tribute.
This series is the thickest and densest vinyl I have ever seen from Marusan. They feel like solid art objects in your hand, and my two do not suffer from some of the bent legs on the thinner vinyl reissues. These figures are a few mm smaller that similar 350-sized Marusan reissues. I have seen quite a few different variants pop up on the aftermarket for ~5K - 12K JPY depending on the appeal of the color palette. I am looking to buy or trade for #11, #15, #19, #24, #29, #30, #36, #47, #52, and #57. No rush though, as I have the rest of my life to work on this set. I have small jpegs of the original 2014 catalog below (click the Spoiler button), and would also be interested in a copy of the paper catalog if anybody has one to let go.
Spoiler: Click Here
@deafmetal - Good information to know.
Thanks for following up on the production numbers. That #35 350 Goji is much more interesting now that I can see the yellow spray on its spines. I like that one a lot.
To answer @deafmetal 's earlier question on the vinyl quality for the 450s, it doesn't seem to be unusually heavy. I don't have much experience with the older Marusan reissues. The thickness and heft seems comparable to M1s.
@akum6n - You are welcome. Happy to share info if you are all interested. Also, thanks for the note about the 450 you picked up. I have an unpainted glow 350 from the same time period in 2014 as the 60-versions, and it's also very dense and thick vinyl (and glows like crazy). Perhaps it was just the mold/plant they used that year that these figures turned out that way. I missed a chance to snag #5 recently, and I now regret it. Here is a photo of that one from tokyotoybastard (forum member?):
I am now resigned to leave painted pink gojiras for other people, haha. Great photo though. Anyway, enough gojis, how about some new Bullmark reissues?
Oh man that Zoffy is right up my alley
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