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Weekly Character Spotlight #13: Gigan (Showa)

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Postby KaijuZoo » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:12 pm

Gigan from US Toys, Tokyo Superfest exclusive from 2007. Hard to believe this charming little figure is only 3.5 inches tall!

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Postby Alpha OTS » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:18 pm

Can we get a closer look at the tail on the Trendmasters?
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Postby Legion » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:18 pm

Here's one great Gigan figure that hasn't been posted yet: Marmit's Iron Joe built-up kit...

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Here's my entire 1972 Gigan collection, only missing the 25cm X-Plus
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Postby Legion » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:02 pm

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Postby eabaker » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:03 pm

MekaGojira3k already posted the Revoltech Gigan (and quite brilliantly, I might add), but now that we're on page 2, I feel comfortable re-posting it with my own - admittedly more traditional - poses:

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Postby Legion » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:33 pm

I like a lot of the Revoltech figures, but that Gigan just does nothing for me. Sad to say considering how much I love Gigan.
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Postby eabaker » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:40 pm

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Postby Legion » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:43 pm

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Postby eabaker » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:48 pm

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Postby KaijuZoo » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:28 pm

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Postby KaijuZoo » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:30 pm

Some more Marmits ...

Marmit Parababy Glowie and Painted Blue
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Marmit Vinyl Paradise - Painted Blue and Transparent Blue
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Marmit Monster Heaven Glowie Super Festival 2003
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:17 pm

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Here's the 10 Inch Gigan's tail,
I put the 6 inch in there as well.

The tail proportions are better on the 6 inch, but that's probably just because of how small it is. Whereas the 10 inch is a BIG toy and probably had to have a stubby tail.
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Postby canofhumdingers » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:20 pm

Man, I never realized how awesome the para baby Gigan is until this thread. I actually think its better than the monster heaven version. I've actually always thought the monster heaven version was a little over rated. Don't get me wrong, it IS a very nice Gigan figure. I just never thought it was that much head and shoulders over some other Gigans out there. And I think the Iron Joe, Gigabrain, and Parababy all easily trump it.
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Postby klen7 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:57 am

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Postby Alpha OTS » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:22 pm

I really like what Trendmasters did with the tail tip.
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Postby KaijuZoo » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:25 pm

^^^ Cute Gigan, from the 2007 Plex/Zacca Pap SD set. Wish I bought the whole set when it first came out, they had some nicely detailed figs. I just have the Atragon chase figure, never got around to snagging the full set. :cry:
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Postby klen7 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:02 pm

It's a great series.. West Kenji released some SD figures that were great as well (gigan and baragon especially) but I have never seen them for anything resembling a decent price so i don't have any of those... I have seen a couple in person and the boxes were ridiculously oversized considering the 3" figure inside


Here is the X-Plus chess piece. It's actually the figure that got me started on this series since I am a big Gigan fan
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Postby KaijuZoo » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:32 pm

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Postby KaijuZoo » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:19 pm

A few more Gigan's, this time from Marusan:
Painted Flying Gigan
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Painted Glowie Flying Gigan
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Postby eabaker » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:36 pm

Just to keep the thread alive, here are a few shots of the 8" Bandai figure, already posted by thread starter Gojira Prime.

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I'm gonna try to dig up my Pack of Destruction figure, and hopefully post that in the next couple of days.
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Postby Jomei » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:46 pm

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