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  1. bannedindc

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    Aside from the Ultraman Leo figures, my favorite part is how that HP pollard is just chilling there.
    NBD.

    Oh and that Bagged IKB.
    holyfuckingshit.
     
  2. Shiverbones

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    Wow, incredible! Who is the guy behind Red King in picture 3? He looks really wild!
     
  3. akum6n

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    Mm, EP Mirrorman minis. I need more of those.

    @shiverbones- Think you are referring to Beacon from Return of Ultraman.

    On that note, that is lot of the clear Lotte Popys. (Lot of Lotte?) Excluding the clear hero toys, those must be some of the first clear kaiju vinyls made.
     
  4. brianflynn

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    As far as I know, the popy clears are some of the earliest (yes, they are the Lotte premiums), but there were the popy clear cyborg vinyls, as well as a Takutoku Iron King clear vinyl, all of the 12" bullmark cyborg vinyls (Godman, triple fighter, ultra taro, etc.), the bullmark clear triple fighter mini vinyls, plus a bunch of clear bootlegs (kikaida, etc.). I bet I am forgetting a couple as well. Which came first? My guess is the Bullmarks, but that could be incorrect.
     
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    Thanks akum6n!
     
  6. vintagevinyl

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    lots of great vinyls being posted here, and it sure is making me look forward to the next mook, where i believe brian is doing a hawaii article.
     
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    Thanks to Club Tokyo for these beauties! Twin Tail has one of my favorite faces of any Kaiju.

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  8. Fire Dragon

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    Ah, yes.. :D ...the vinyls continue to walk on their own accord......


    Bullmark Gabara...with Marusan markings {newest addition}

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    Bullmark standard Angilas

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    Bullmark Gorosaurus

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  9. Fire Dragon

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    Here we go again... :D ....


    Bullmark standard Rodan

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    Bullmark standard Red King

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    Bullmark standard Ghidrah {Hawaiian spray red-eye}

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    Bullmark standard Godzilla

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    I hope that everyone has a very happy 4th of July. Enjoy it! :)
     
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    That red king is really pretty!
     
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    Just came home to this guy in the mailbox.
    Bullmark Hawaii Eleking
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  12. ElvisFromHell

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    Nice! That was one of my first vintage purchases way back when . . . still a classic sculpt!
     
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    Its a little too pretty, looks like you might have a 91 Bandai re-issue there Firedragon.
     
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    It's ok... I have made that mistake before
     
  15. Fire Dragon

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    Once again, I wish you all well. I bring you more pictures of separate figures from my collection.... :)


    Bullmark Giant Baragon

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    Marusan Ultraman Ace

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    Marusan Ultraman Gammas

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    Btw....those of you who wish to know about my Bullmark Red King's vintage status, I sincerely doubt that it is a B-Club figure. It does not have any printed-on Japanese lettering on the soles of the feet like another figure that I have. Perhaps this picture can answer some of your questions. Please let me know what you think and thank you. :D

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  16. ElvisFromHell

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    The 1991 Bandai reissues didn't have black lettering on the feet - that was something B-Club didn't start adding until the second wave of Bullmark reissues in the late 90's/early 00's. Instead there was a small, white sticker on the bottom of the 1/2 dozen or so '91 standard size reissues which is often removed.

    The color doesn't look correct to me for a vintage Red King. And given that these are now almost 20 years old, even the reissues have developed a patina which can make them look like the originals from the 70's. I can't say for sure without checking some reference books I have that show side-by-side comparisons between the vintage and '91 reissues (kanegon and Zetton, among others, are included in that set with paint jobs very close to the originals).

    Maybe someone else with more expertise can nail it down for sure.
     
  17. gatchabert

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    awesome giant baragon. i have the unpainted flesh. still gotta get the painted one. someday...
     
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    These photos are from an auction that recently ended. Comparing these to FireDragon's RedKing, I still can not tell for sure. It always seemed to me that the 1991 reissues had a heavier-handed spray application especially on the oversprays. You can really see that in the Kazunori Saito books that ElvisFromHell is referring to.
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    This is the vintage Redking
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    He is cast is yellow with just the blue spray on the belly.
    The version you have seems to have a total body spray in gold then the blue spray over that.
    Hope this helps.
     
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    There is at least one vintage Red King with gold spray, though the base vinyl is flesh colored.
     
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    If you take a look at the Red King page at the Toy Museum site you can see four different variants. A couple do have gold spray but not to this extent or base color. It would be pretty convenient if all reissues had a black バンダイ stamp on the bottom, but as Elvis says thats not the case.
     
  22. Fire Dragon

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    Hmmmmmmm....I am confused here. :? I have bought that Red King from someone who I have dealt with for years and picked up other vintage figures from him. It is possible that he just didn't know what it was. Do I definitely have a reissue? I don't want to tell him that I do if it is not so. Perhaps he would get me a replacement or something...but I really don't know. It never gets any easier when it comes to collecting these things...does it?
     
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    While the bulk of these are not vintage (only 2 are probably considered vintage), it is one of my favorite sculpts. Two are customs, and I have 3 unpainted M1 Baragons that I didn't include (red, brown, blue-green). How can you not love this guy!!
    Thanks to all that helped me get these wonderful, happy looking fellas :)

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    Awesome Baragons, Bert!
     
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    More scores this week..
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    I need more shelves :mrgreen:
     
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