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  1. vintagevinyl

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    [​IMG] can someone tell me why marusan stamped thier logo on most of the marusan original line but not all of them . these 2 have no logos and i have others that dont .
     
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    Great sculpt on that 1st one.
     
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    Those colors...
     
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    The one with the turquoise blue is quite spectacular.
     
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    Those are great, just wonderful. Why aren't more people into the vintage stuffs? Well, actually, prices run high enough already, I suppose. Da*n but they are very nice.
     
  6. liquidsky

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    People could buy vintage toys for what they spend on RxH.
     
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    Also so many people are into collecting just a few of their favorite sculpts, instead of a mob scene like those with many vintage pieces. I like mobs, so the cost is my main deterrent however.
     
  8. vintagevinyl

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    not really sure what new vinyls are going for these days but i dont think either of these vintage
    pieces were more than $50 .
     
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    Hmm. Are these only priced that way in Japan? I don't seem to click with the buying services...by the time I find something and calculate fees I'm usually gibbering. Are there any toy stores here in the US that sell this stuff and don't collect purchase price with a chainsaw?
     
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    I emailed Eiji Kaminaga at Marusan. Unfortunately, no answer as to why they have no logo, he's stumped himself, but their names are Parabiras and Galapagos. He believes these are the only two that don't have logos.
     
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    Found another one with no foot stamp. I don't know its name, or if it's an original or repro. This was one of the sculpts reissued, but I've only seen a yellow-brown colorway.

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    Thanks to the board member that sold this to me. I like it.
     
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    i saw an original of this figure at gojira-ya in tokyo, and it was a brownish color if i remember right, so id guess the red is a repro? i could certainly be wrong though. its a great figure, i was about to pick it up, but saw something i needed more, so i put that dude back.
     
  13. akumaizer

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    was curious about this one.
    I've got this version as well.
    No stamp on the bottom, thought perhaps it might be a boot
     
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    Thanks Josh. Yeah, I've seen a photo of the original and it's a different brown than the normal/common repro- definitely not the same as this one.

    Some of the Maru originals were given two different colorways when they were reissued; I'm guessing that might be the case here.
     
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    I believe the red kaiju pictured above was a Day Old Antiques exclusive. That shop had 8-10 of the Marusan reissues painted especially for them in runs of 50 each, if I remember correctly.
     
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    Thanks, info appreciated. Didn't know there were so many of the repaints.
     
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    Those are great. Are those picked up on y!aj? Marusan pickings on ebay are few and far between.
     
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    here is anther marusan original with no maker mark .there a cuople of others i know
    of too . i have picked up a few off these off of ebay but most of them i bought in japan
     
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    I'm running into this issue with minis: no marks or different ones or very tiny ones. I've been selling or trading off larger re-issue pcs to get minis; not sure if they're all boots or what. Getting 'em 'cause I like 'em. But is there one single database or site that has a translated collection of marks?
     
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    I like your colorway.
    Here's mine. Its name is Dorango made in 1997. I think it from the Ultra Kaiju series about 6 of them?
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    Thanks for the name... it's hard without foot stamps. There are probably more like 10 sculpts in that series (counting Ultra Ace and the robots).

    Interesting- ToyboxDX has a report on the Day Old Antiques set from way back in '98:

    http://www.toyboxdx.com/ramblearchive/r-9804.html
     
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    Not hating on the 'modern' sculptors at all, but there is something so genuinely primitive about classic vint sculpts. Something about them reminds of being a kid, perhaps. Nice items!
     
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    Found photos of the Day Old Antiques versions (minus one or two):

    Ningen Robot

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    Mandora

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    Ellekusu

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    Dorango

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    Giant Gorilla

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    Zagaraus

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    Bera

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    Bamel

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    Pretty wild. I was set on buying only the vintage pieces, but these are kind of neat.
     
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    Were these released in by Marusan USA? The ones I see over my side are all different colors except for Bera.
     
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    Marusan-USA sold some of these long after they were made, but they were manufactured by Marusan Hobby, which was actually the previous incarnation of Marusan (the current one is Marusan Toy).

    Hyper Hobby Dash 11 has pics of all of the reissue variants.
     

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