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Postby king_ghidorah » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:59 pm

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Postby king_ghidorah » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:01 am

I'd like to make Friday the day we select the person for the next week. Gives them a few days over the weekend to think about it and get their figures together.

For next week I nominate: Legion

He has the most impressive collection I've ever seen. Be interesting to see what he picks.
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Postby Legion » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:37 pm

king_ghidorah wrote:I'd like to make Friday the day we select the person for the next week. Gives them a few days over the weekend to think about it and get their figures together.

For next week I nominate: Legion

He has the most impressive collection I've ever seen. Be interesting to see what he picks.


Sweet, looking forward to it.

And I PROMISE I won't pick Gigan. :lol:
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Postby king_ghidorah » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:38 pm

Dude that's the FIRST character I thought you'd pick lol :lol:
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Postby eabaker » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:47 pm

king_ghidorah wrote:Dude that's the FIRST character I thought you'd pick lol :lol:


Hopefully nobody will pick Gigan before I have a chance to visit my storage unit in Orange County, because that's where most of my Trandmasters figures live. There's something I really dig about the Trandmasters Gigan design.
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Postby king_ghidorah » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:50 pm

We really need to discuss how we're going to do Ultraman figures here. I mean...how many of us collect Ultra kaiju? I know I have a few and so does Legion...there's someone here who has a King Gesura, but is there anyone else here??
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Postby Alpha OTS » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:51 pm

Just out of curiousity, would Showa Gigan and Final Wars Gigan be considered different enough to have their own spotlights? FW Gigan does have two forms too.
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Postby eabaker » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:54 pm

king_ghidorah wrote:We really need to discuss how we're going to do Ultraman figures here. I mean...how many of us collect Ultra kaiju? I know I have a few and so does Legion...there's someone here who has a King Gesura, but is there anyone else here??


I believe I have two Ultra-Q figures, both of which were gifts, and only one of which I currently know the location of.

Interesting story around one of the figures. A friend of mine was on a trip to Japan, and I had a dream that she came back and gave me a Gomes figure. A couple of days later, she came back and gave me Gomes figure, ahving no idea that the character was made usinga Godzilla suit, and was thus one of the few Ultra characters I specifically wanted.

Other than that, I ahve no Ultra Kaiju.
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Postby Alpha OTS » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:59 pm

king_ghidorah wrote:We really need to discuss how we're going to do Ultraman figures here. I mean...how many of us collect Ultra kaiju? I know I have a few and so does Legion...there's someone here who has a King Gesura, but is there anyone else here??

Actually, I'm looking forward to the Ultra kaiju spotlights even knowing I really don't own any figures of any of the Ultramen's foes. I like seeing parts of people's collections, plus we can still discuss the design and eps their from too.
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Postby Legion » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:59 pm

king_ghidorah wrote:We really need to discuss how we're going to do Ultraman figures here. I mean...how many of us collect Ultra kaiju? I know I have a few and so does Legion...there's someone here who has a King Gesura, but is there anyone else here??


Here's an idea...do it by series instead of individual monster...
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Postby klen7 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:09 pm

Alpha OTS wrote:Just out of curiousity, would Showa Gigan and Final Wars Gigan be considered different enough to have their own spotlights? FW Gigan does have two forms too.
I would say that FW is kind of a mixed bag. I would split the two Gigans because they are so different, same with Anguirus... but at the same time i would put FW Hedorah together with Showa Hedorah or FW Kumonga together with Showa Kumonga, etc..

I have no idea how to handle Ultras. I do want to see them, but i'll have no pictures to contribute to those threads... and there are a lot of Kaiju.. and i think some series have 30+ monsters in them.
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Postby eabaker » Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:13 pm

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Alpha OTS wrote:Just out of curiousity, would Showa Gigan and Final Wars Gigan be considered different enough to have their own spotlights? FW Gigan does have two forms too.
I would say that FW is kind of a mixed bag. I would split the two Gigans because they are so different, same with Anguirus... but at the same time i would put FW Hedorah together with Showa Hedorah or FW Kumonga together with Showa Kumonga, etc..

I have no idea how to handle Ultras. I do want to see them, but i'll have no pictures to contribute to those threads... and there are a lot of Kaiju.. and i think some series have 30+ monsters in them.


Would you also separate GRA Anguirus from DAM Anguirus?
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Postby klen7 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:09 pm

I would. But I would probably lump all Showa Mothras together. I would split 56 Rodan out and lump the rest of Showa. I guess its personal judgement for the spotlight starter though. We may find more generic spotlights to be more popular
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Postby king_ghidorah » Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:16 pm

Legion wrote:
king_ghidorah wrote:We really need to discuss how we're going to do Ultraman figures here. I mean...how many of us collect Ultra kaiju? I know I have a few and so does Legion...there's someone here who has a King Gesura, but is there anyone else here??


Here's an idea...do it by series instead of individual monster...



I was thinking of that too. Could have an Ultra Q week ect.

And yeah, I think a FW Gigan is diff enough from Showa to be seperate weeks

55 Anguirus is diff enough from the 68

56 Rodan is diff enough from the 64/65

It really is up to the person creating the poll of the week though
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Postby TripMasterMunky » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:19 pm

I would say just group everything by era. Showa Gigan, Mill. Gigan. Showa Mothra, Heisei Motha, Mill. Mothra, etc.

If you break out more than that I think there's just going to be so many threads. Godzilla I'd still separate by year, just because there's so many.

But whatever ya'll want to do. I don't see a better way to group Ultra Kaiju than to do by show? Seems a shame to generalize it that much but it's probably for the best.
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Postby Alpha OTS » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:04 pm

But then some Ultra kaiju are very popular. Baltan, Red King, Pigmon, for starters. If we go by Ultra show, might Ultraman kaiju go a bit too quick through a spotlight thread? Or should there be limits of contributions based on perceived popularity? Like if you're going to contribute, only contribute *one* kaiju from the Ultra show spotlighted, that way we can have more than one Ultra kaiju spotlight per show as we go along?

I don't want to miss seeing or discussing some of the rarer Ultra kaiju, *and* I don't want to see them *all* show up at once either.
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Postby king_ghidorah » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:07 pm

I think maybe the top 5 Ultra kaiju could get their own weeks.

-Gomora
-Red King
-Eleking
-Baltan
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Postby TripMasterMunky » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:27 pm

I don't know. I just say F it now. Let every kaiju have it's own thread. If someone wants to make a badass Leilons (aka the 2nd best Ultra kaiju after Gesura) thread that only has 2 reponses, then so be it. It's already interesting learning about new kaiju.
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Postby king_ghidorah » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:28 pm

TripMasterMunky wrote:I don't know. I just say F it now. Let every kaiju have it's own thread. If someone wants to make a badass Leilons (aka the 2nd best Ultra kaiju after Gesura) thread that only has 2 reponses, then so be it. It's already interesting learning about new kaiju.


Honestly, that's kind of how I'm leaning too.

No rules. Just wing it week to week. We'll learn as we go.
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Postby canofhumdingers » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:54 am

Yeah, I agree with the winging it. At least in the beginning, just let the thread starter choose how to narrow or widen the category as they see fit for their thread.

If someone wants to do a thread for all versions of Rodan and then someone else wants to focus on one specific suit, then have at it. As long as people consider the particular monster when they make their thread, I think in general most will be separated or grouped in a fairly logical way. I mean, we all seem to be pretty reasonable and logical here.
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Postby TripMasterMunky » Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:01 pm

When someone does Iron King week that'll be the best week ever.
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Postby klen7 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:31 pm

^ cuz then it will be time for a gritty reboot?
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Postby TripMasterMunky » Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:19 am

klen7 wrote:^ cuz then it will be time for a gritty reboot?


Nah man 'cuz Iron King is the shiznit.
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Postby klen7 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:26 am

Ah, I have it in the stack to watch but havent gotten around to it yet. Does Iron King have much merchandise?
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Postby KaijuZoo » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:47 pm

klen7 wrote: Apparently there were 5 different color schemes for this figure, so if anyone has any of the other ones (this is the brown non-painted).. i would love to see them.

Here is the green XPlus, I really like this figure as well. I also have the blue painted version boxed up somewhere.
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And here is another look at the grey Banpresto G'54, it very much captures the look of the suit from the film. Also showing the KaijuZoo version.
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A few more pics including the antique style copper-metallic Marusan G'54
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And the Tsuburaya (aka Yamanaya) G'54 from the box set
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Yet to come are the M1 and Pilot Ace maquettes and two Toy Graph versions ... as well as M1 standard sculpts and more Marmit VP's!
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