A Guide to Modern Reissues and Replicas of Vintage Kaiju

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    I think you're right. Not entirely sure about the stamping across the Tomo no Kai and Bandai reissues, but the serial number marked on the foot matches the information on the Tomo no Kai reissue in the article (Gomora was the 300XXX series).
     
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    Is there a way to distinguish the Bullmark red Magura reprint version, from the vintage version (other than wear and tear and the "vintage vinyl perfume")? They look very similar. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a photo of the feet for the reprint version.


    Reprint version:

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    Vintage version:

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    The vinyl on the reissue looks shinier, and the paint isn't worn. Seeing the underside of the feet is always the best, though, because a B-Club reissue will have "バンダイ" (Bandai) or "POPY" printed in ink.

    Incidentally, I just checked one of my modern Bullmark reissues and it has nothing printed in ink on the feet, and no licensing sticker, just the classic Bullmark imprint in the molding.
     
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    That was what I was wondering, if it had the reissue "バンダイ" mark on the foot. Mandarake showed two sold out figures, but neither shows a foot image. I was just wondering if someone took a reissue and "distressed" it, it could pass off as a possible good "fake" vintage.
     
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    If you had it in hand, there is a distinct smell older vinyls have, but of course you wouldn't know that until after you've made the purchase. I wouldn't worry when buying from Mandarake, their staff wouldn't be fooled by an attempt like that.
     
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