Discussion in 'Vintage Vinyl' started by organic_addict, Apr 20, 2009.
I wish I could share more on this thread, here is my beloved Neronga of Tsuburaya EP version. This may be considered as the first "serious" vintage sofubi I collected, I am hooked by its sculpt and of course its sweet colors, and my poor photography just couldn't justify its beauty. This is really a toy which I would love to appreciate every day!
Just checking out your collection on Flickr; beautiful toys!!!
Absolutely love these two, colours are incredible, that Neronga has always been a fav.
Was able to add a couple more Gojis to the collection so I decided to take headshots of the lot to show differences.
Still need lots of variants but very happy with what i've found so far.
It's cool to see the very subtle differences. Excuse my ignorance but do Bullmark and Marusan use the same molds or repro from the same vintage goji?
Marusan and Bullmark used a few different factories, and some of them created molds based on production figures instead of the original prototypes, so there were slight variations in the sizes of figures, plus paint variations, plus things like the Godzilla J-Tail vs. L-Tail and Gyango's stubby tail, etc.
In the case of Godzilla, that silver paint was not very resilient, and once kids started playing with them, a lot of that paint usually rubbed off. I saw a bagged one a while back that was nearly head to toe coated in pristine silver paint.
If you're asking about the modern Marusan and Bullmark, as far as I've been told they use modern molds that are different from one another. I don't have it handy but I took a photo of a new Marusan reissue next to a new Bullmark one, they were slightly different in terms of size and minor imperfections.
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