Gigantor Rubber toys (not Tetsujin-28 )

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  1. DrMadness

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    Gigantor Rubber toys (not Tetsujin-28 )
    So I've had this toy for years now:
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    I think I got it in 2005, and I've always wondered what the deal is with him. His foot is marked with a symbol and the word "Gigantor".
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    I just called the toy "El Gigantor" and never really looked into the toy more than that until I unpacked him recently and started to wonder what the deal was. Quick searches would mostly only yield more photos of this gorilla toy, and Gigantor (Tetsujin-28 ) toys.
    A couple days ago I get a random Instagram message asking me (basically) how they can find this toy:
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    I didn't actually realize before this that there were possibly more toys in the Gigantor line! Since then I've been in a rabbit hole trying to find more information, and possibly if there was a whole line of these.
    What I found was that the stamp is apparently the Steven Manufacturing co symbol, made mostly in Hong Kong (although mine is stamped made in China) and they made other toys but nothing that directly says they're all part of a line. The internet seems to believe they were mostly made in the 60's and 70's.
    More toys stamped with Gigantor:
    These jigglers:
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    This "Lucky Monkey" guy
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    and they also made the finger monsters we used to get in.. whatever the American version of gacha machines would be called.
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    Anyone know anything else about these?
     
  2. Russblue11

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    Gigantor Rubber toys (not Tetsujin-28 )
    This is a similar one that I have that I randomly bought from a local toy store a couple years back. Also says "Hong Kong" but the symbol looks a little different and no Gigantor logo. Click through for more photos:
    https://instagram.com/p/BmR2c2AlVHG/

    Note: Be careful what you store these with. It was laying on top of a Microman and melted/fused with part of the Microman's legs :?
     

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