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  1. deafmetal

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    @chimply.kaiju - Thanks, Anthony. The Gavial is 3.5" tall and wide, and 6" from tail to snout. I am really pleased with these YW sculpts. I feel like I totally slept on a couple of those crocodiles and alligators, and I regret missing the green ones with more natural colors. The full-on rainbow color patterns are a bit too much for me though, haha. I would love to find some metallic painted versions similar to these.
     
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    When they debut, they were quite expensive at auction reaching $100. They seem like they would go very well with the Takepico line. Glad you were able to grab them. Hopefully I would be able to get some in the future.
     
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    I am trying to figure out what B Movie inspired the sculpt for Astro Kong. I know about Space Sasquatch and Terror in the Midnight sun. Any help? Speaking of, I am looking hard to find a Space Sasquatch for sale or trade. Any help on that too would be appreciated.
     
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    Not from a B Movie, it's based on Orangapoid, as played by Ray Corrigan in Buster Crabbe Flash Gordon movie serials.

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    Kichigai! Genuis!! Wow that is spot on and I am soooooo glad I am getting Astro Kong in tomorrow's mail. Ill post pics. Who ever heard of a horny Gorilla, why Flash Gordon did!
     
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    @JungleGeorge Looking forward to seeing which version you get. Personally I think the best one is this version...

    [​IMG] As for other related information, Orangapoid (Flash Gordon too!) inspired quite a few apes with horns. Obscure pulp, golden and silver age magazine's had rips on it as well but perhaps the most well known is the Star Trek alien called Mugato...

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    Which, while totally weird and the costume straight up bizarre, Mego made a Mugato look like this...

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    Which in all likelihood, quite possibly inspired the head of one of my all time favorites by Amapro...

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    LOL Horny apes everywhere. Ill post this afternoon, thats when the mail person comes. Do you know where I might get a Space Sasquatch? I am dying for one. I dig those tusky tusks of his. [​IMG]
     
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    Outside of Japan, not really unless you have a time machine. If you do happen to have a time machine Lmk where I can hitch a ride. Mine broke down so I have been stranded.
     
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    Kichigai, Am I seeing things OR is this also a version of Space Sasquatch? It looks to me like he has HORNS on his head, 2 big Silver horns!! WT?
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    Nope. No horns just wrinkles in the bag. Afaik the only first wave SHB creature to get reworked was the one with 3 eyes. Lulubell just had a release of it. I think someone is selling it in BST if you need that

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    Do you have a favorite SHB?

    KM just had a whole slew of
    really great ones. Prices were
    not even too bad for 1 offs
     
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    My Astro Kong just showed up in the mail. He is my favorite SHB so far! Check out his color scheme, I like it better than the Glitter Gold now that I have him in hand.
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    Wow that's my new favorite version.

    Ain't they a pair?

    Love the Willard item(s) vintage window card from a theater?

    Lamp and sheets are nice too!
     
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    John, this photo is mine. Sold it last year or the year before? It was a Dept-H release.

    I still have this hiding somewhere in my collection.
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    @JungleGeorge - Hugo, some very nice grabs. Some patience, I am sure the Space Sasquatch will pop up for sale eventually.
     
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    Still wish I could have bought that from you Anthony! I'm sure whoever did still loves it tho... That other version you posted, is that the very first release?
     
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    Second release from Super Festival in 2012.
     
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    Wow who made that Spell Seijin?
     
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    Sculpted by Zectron. Cast by both Eric Nilla and Trutek (Niall). Niall produced this particular version of Atomic Uchuujin. Super fun toy!
     
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    LOL, Yes they are a pair, Glad I held onto the Jungle King, I had another in brown but sold him. The Willard Poster is real and was one of my favorite movies back in the day. I remember the ads, and I think we finally saw it at the Drive In Theartre. The lamp is MCM vintage. Kichigai, are you in Japan? With all those Sofubi stores, I would camp out every morning. Still on the hunt for Space Sasquatch. I wish people here would post their versions of him!
     
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    Chimply Kaiju, Wow that black and blue Astro is amazing! If you ever need to sell him off, see me.
     
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    So I hear a Robo Kong just went up for sale here, is there a special page for that? Or is it just random thread where it might be posted?
     
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    Consolidate your posts you must, young padawan. :dam:

    Nice apes btw, those were always some of my favorite SHB toys. The head sculpt details are great in hand.
     
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    I just need a Sasquatch people, somebody out there got one for sale! Here is my latest ZOMBIEKONG. [​IMG]
     
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    new addition to my almost complete collection of B movie ape monsters.... well ape related anyways. Welcome Robo Kong, and thank you TC for sending him to me. many thanks
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    @JungleGeorge - Awesome space apes! They looks great all in a row like that.
     
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