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Postby RaymondBurr » Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:02 pm

Suddenly, so many great Godzilla figures in the US!

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Re: Medicom Sofubi GODZILLA figures

Postby lhb412 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:21 pm

I've been really tempted by this line. With only 200 pieces of each produced I'd have to preorder. That G'64 is calling me...
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Re: Medicom Sofubi GODZILLA figures

Postby klen7 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:07 pm

RaymondBurr wrote:Suddenly, so many great Godzilla figures in the US!

Seriously! I tried coming up with a list of 2014 releases for a poll... but i kept disqualifying figures as reissues... but then it occurred to me.. a lot of these figures were worthy of a reissue. Definitely a good year for US collectors.. maybe the stylized vinyl and x-plus will introduce new fans to collecting beyond Neca + SHMA
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Re: Medicom Sofubi GODZILLA figures

Postby lhb412 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:35 pm

I've always loved the Marusan/Bullmark/Marmit toys... never actually had any, but I think they're the coolest Godzilla toys. They have that fun, classic toy feel - but at the same time look like appropriate retro kitsch home decor.

I've been a casual kaiju toy collector for, well, I suppose my whole life, and I've never accomplished my (rather simple) dream: to have a small set of just my favorite kaiju in a similar style and scale and based on my preferred versions of those characters (I have a Heisei Ghidorah and FW Rodan Bandais just to have those characters, even though they aren't my favorite depictions). I wonder if I wait a while this line will offer my dream lineup:

- Two Showa Godzillas
- Showa Rodan
- Showa Angilas
- Showa Mothra
- Showa King Ghidorah
- Showa Mechagodzilla

If I had these I'd probably get rid of the majority of the rest of my collection!
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Re: Medicom Sofubi GODZILLA figures

Postby walshiam » Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:04 pm

I feel the same way if a DAM set were available.
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Re: Medicom Sofubi GODZILLA figures

Postby canofhumdingers » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:25 am

lhb412 wrote:I've always loved the Marusan/Bullmark/Marmit toys... never actually had any, but I think they're the coolest Godzilla toys. They have that fun, classic toy feel - but at the same time look like appropriate retro kitsch home decor.

I've been a casual kaiju toy collector for, well, I suppose my whole life, and I've never accomplished my (rather simple) dream: to have a small set of just my favorite kaiju in a similar style and scale and based on my preferred versions of those characters (I have a Heisei Ghidorah and FW Rodan Bandais just to have those characters, even though they aren't my favorite depictions). I wonder if I wait a while this line will offer my dream lineup:

- Two Showa Godzillas
- Showa Rodan
- Showa Angilas
- Showa Mothra
- Showa King Ghidorah
- Showa Mechagodzilla

If I had these I'd probably get rid of the majority of the rest of my collection!


With a little patience and persistence (and $$$ depending on which figures you pursue...) you could easily have that now. You could go for the Marmit Para-baby line (about 6 inches tall) or Marmit Monster Heaven (9 to 10 inches). You could also mix and match the Monster Heaven line with several other similarly styled and scaled lines from other companies like Gigabrain or Marusan.

If I were going to recommend a shopping list based on those desires, I'd make something like this:
- Two Showa Godzillas - Gigabrain G'64 and either a Gigabrain G'62, '65, or Marmit MH G'68 or G'73
- Showa Rodan - Pilot Ace Rodan (it's either the '64 or '65 can't remember), or if that's too hard to find Marmit MH '56
- Showa Angilas - Marmit MH '68
- Showa Mothra - Marmit MH
- Showa King Ghidorah - Gigabrain
- Showa Mechagodzilla - Marmit MH

And I'd add a Gigabrain Gigan for good measure.
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Re: Medicom Sofubi GODZILLA figures

Postby lhb412 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:54 am

^ The $60 - $80 range of the current Medicom line is pretty much a high as I'm willing to go.
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Re: Medicom Sofubi GODZILLA figures

Postby klen7 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:26 am

Marmit Para Baby for all your choices, except maybe the Showa Godzillas :)
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Postby Baltan II » Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:19 am

Would've preferred a blue, because MH has me covered on a stylized green Gigan, but I thought we weren't getting the Sofubi Life reissue in the US line. That's gonna be tempting!
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Re: Medicom Sofubi GODZILLA figures

Postby lhb412 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:40 pm

I've bit the bullet with Medicom. Just ordered Godzilla '64 and Rodan '56. These guys:

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Two of my favorite kaiju based on my favorite suit designs for both! My next priorities are Anguirus, Mothra, and Ghidorah.

Vaguer, eventual priorities: another Showa Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, and perhaps a Gamera of a similar make.
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Re: Medicom Sofubi GODZILLA figures

Postby canofhumdingers » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:19 pm

For what it's worth, Medicom is just the distributor. That Godzilla is from Marmit (the Monster Heaven line). The Rodan is from the modern Marusan, I believe. Both look very nice.
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Re: Medicom Sofubi GODZILLA figures

Postby lhb412 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:23 pm

^They're exactly the right balance between movie accurate and exaggerated toy!
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Re: Medicom Sofubi GODZILLA figures

Postby DannyBeane » Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:50 am

Agreed. I just started collecting marmits/CCPs/Bullmark etc recently because of how cool and stylized they are while maintaining just enough movie accuracy to make me happy.
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Re: Medicom Sofubi GODZILLA figures

Postby klen7 » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:50 am

The other day Mrs Klen7 said "You know when you started collecting [stylized figures] i didn't get it but now i see that there is an artistry to them that makes them really cool. What i am trying to say is that i get it now"
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Re: Medicom Sofubi GODZILLA figures

Postby DannyBeane » Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:10 pm

klen7 wrote:The other day Mrs Klen7 said "You know when you started collecting [stylized figures] i didn't get it but now i see that there is an artistry to them that makes them really cool. What i am trying to say is that i get it now"

I agree. The stylized figures just have such personality. Look at this figure. He has this facial expression that looks kind of surprised and alarmed and it cracks me up looking at it.
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Re: Medicom Sofubi GODZILLA figures

Postby ILL GREEN » Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:39 pm

Anyone missed out on the closed mouth Burning Godzilla, they have him here and its the rare purple version for a nice price of $89.99

http://www.toytokyo.com/godzilla-the-de ... -x-marmit/

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Re: Medicom Sofubi GODZILLA figures

Postby lhb412 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:29 am

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I've gotten considerably closer to my dream collection in the last few months!

Got the Marusan black Godzilla '62 for Christmas. Just got the Medicom Showa King Ghidorah and Mothra (from Marusan and Bullmark).

I live 'em to bits. KG especially is a huge, beautiful toy!

Now all I need is Angilas and MechaG... and maybe a Gamera (the Marusan one I see around fits the bill)... and those new Ultra Big figures are to scale with these, right?

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Re: Medicom Sofubi GODZILLA figures

Postby lhb412 » Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:54 pm

The local Moviestop is closing and is having a crazy sell on it's movies and collectables. This shop was pretty important to me when it opened over ten years ago, so I made one final big purchase (albeit 30% off):

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Not my favorite kaiju film, of course, but I dig the color and it was the second Godzilla film I ever saw!
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Re: Medicom Sofubi GODZILLA figures

Postby lhb412 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:51 pm

I know I'm getting the Medicom distributed Anguirus (Marusan?) and Hedorah in his first land form (I think Bear Model) for Christmas. I'm pretty excited about it.
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Would be cool to see Marmit/Marusan/Bullmark takes on Shin or the Legendary Godzilla.
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Re: Medicom Sofubi GODZILLA figures

Postby klen7 » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:35 am

lhb412 wrote:Would be cool to see Marmit/Marusan/Bullmark takes on Shin or the Legendary Godzilla.
Yes!! Please!!! The fact that they haven't despite Shins dominating success makes me fear these lines are forever finished.
Not sure if this is another case of Bandai strangling out competitors, but I hope someone gets in gear on this new wave of films
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Re: Medicom Sofubi GODZILLA figures

Postby lhb412 » Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:28 pm

klen7 wrote:Yes!! Please!!! The fact that they haven't despite Shins dominating success makes me fear these lines are forever finished.


I don't know about that. Bandai figures and their Monsertarts line are the mainstream choice for Godzilla toys, and are the obvious choice for whatever the latest thing is. These stylized figures are much more niche (a smaller cult inside a larger one), and tend to favor more nostalgic creature designs as part of the appeal. It's a specialty product and part of the appeal is that its a rarer specialty product, so I figure their sales are small but stable.

I'd be nice to have a retro Shin Godzilla today, though.
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Re: Medicom Sofubi GODZILLA figures

Postby lhb412 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:55 pm

Thing about those cardboard tags that seal the bags for Marusan/Bullmark/Marmit figures: anyone else use them as bookmarks?
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Re: Medicom Sofubi GODZILLA figures

Postby klen7 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:52 am

i should! i have tons of them in boxes... at this point there isnt an easy way to match them back up with their figures. i should have post-it noted them or something
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Re: Medicom Sofubi GODZILLA figures

Postby canofhumdingers » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:35 pm

They all have the Monster names in kana printed on them. At least all the Marmit and Gigabrain ones do. I got a cool little book that made it really easy to learn kana. Or you could probably find an easy tutorial online. It's really not hard to learn.
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