Kaminaga-san's panel is going to be at G-Fest and hosted by @Louie Gorosaurus - don't worry if you aren't able to attend, there will be video. @deafmetal @Mark K @akum6n At Five Points I did get a chance to get some specific answers to your specific questions. Shimada Toy was the mold-making company that was set up by Marusan back in the 1960s. Eiji suspects that if the molds still exist and if anyone has them, it is the current iteration of the company (not sure if the name is still Shimada or something else). However, these molds are the property of that company, and if anyone wanted to use them they would have to negotiate with them for access. He wasn't aware of this but if he gets the chance he is going to check out the ones he has back in Japan. He says it seems likely that these were made during the "Maruzan" era. He doesn't know any of the artist or painter names from the 1960s, but he says the differences in the paint jobs produced over time is likely due to so many different factories being used. He is speculating that since Namegon required injection molded parts (the eyes), Bullmark may have felt that the figure was too expensive to produce. This is a question that Ishizuki-san may be able to answer definitively. Unfortunately he doesn't have access to the molds from the reissues in the 1990s any more. (This includes the beloved Giant Gorilla, which really bums me out because @daveblog and I wanted to do a Royal Ape reissue of it to match our giant size figure.) The original molds from the original 1970s toys is long gone. I asked about Bondoraa, which was on the table. He said the mold for Bondoraa is new, created from a vintage production figure.