'Vintage' era unpainted flesh bootlegs

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  1. deafmetal

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    Although I cannot say for sure they were taken from the same master mold, it is certainly possible as the overall size and the tail piece are exactly the same. They also have the same tiny imperfections on the bottom of the feet. The only difference is the vinyl of the flesh bootleg is very thin and just feels so cheap in hand, while the vintage j-tail is thicker, dense vinyl and also has a strong, musty odor.

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    Kaminaga-san and Nishimura-san both mention using the original Marusan master mold to create their modern j-tail reissues in the late 90's and early 2000's that first started out with the original larger j-tail size sculpt with blank feet like this, although both Marusan and M1GO eventually went on to retool their Gojira reissues. Marusan uses a slightly smaller sculpt with different custom engravings, while M1GO used the original large j-tail sculpt with a custom Bullmark engraving.
     
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    @deafmetal Mark thank you very much for the comparison photo and for all the information. Seeing these two beautiful Gojis face to face is simply amazing, I loved the photo and the best thing is that it will be here for future reference.
     
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    That's a fantastic comparison, thanks Mark. While I cannot ever reasonably expect to find a J-tail (unless I come across another of those crazy Mercari listings!!! *_* ), I do hope to secure one of these boots at some point. They are out there, so there's hope, but they keep slipping away somehow.
     
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    That flesh blank is great

    And amazing context, @deafmetal thanks!
     
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    Wow thank you @deafmetal really appreciate all the knowledge that is getting shared about these boots.
     
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    So looking at my giant goji, I notice that the body and legs are flesh vinyl and the arms are yellow vinyl. Is this is how these flesh boots were used? The vinyls on both the yellow and the flesh where softer than my other giants that I have. Can anybody share any more info thanks in advance.

     

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