Discussion in 'Vintage Vinyl' started by fission chips, Feb 12, 2011.
Oh good, I'll check those ones out too, thanks.
It's research. For an opera I'm writing.
Yamanaya has a four part series about Bullmark minis on their site:
Whole bunch of articles on Bullmark minis on the Robot Robot blog:
Came across this mini Saigo on Mandarake:
I was recently watching Eiji Kaminaga's interview of Saburo Ishizuki and Ishizuki-san mentioned how some Bullmark minis had high defect rates when they were pulled from the molds. I wonder if Saigo was one of these.
Also, out of stock, but so expensive:
Rodan just flew in, thanks again to @deafmetal! Click through for Instagram link:
@Roger - Glad that Rodan landed safely through the postal vortex.
Awesome. On the hunt for that Sadolar/Sadola.
Beautiful group Dave. I really like the Taro with the gold paint, really cool look. Ill have to track one down.
Question: were Dodongo, Saigo, Gigas, or Gamakujira ever reissued by Yamanaya?
Not that i know of, Gigas is shown on the Yamanaya packaging but as far as i know it hasn't been issued in any of the sets so far or as a single.
That's what had me wondering about Gigas specifically. Thanks for the info.
This is the only original/reissue pair I have right now, but there is a pretty drastic size difference with Skydon.
Wow! Hard to believe they came from the same mold...
I have Hyper Hobby Dash 6, which was published in 2001. It shows Yamanaya Bullmark mini sets A through F. Did they ever do a set G or beyond?
Answering my own question, sets G and H:
Wonder if I'll ever be able to find all of these sets.
Yeah I think those ones stopped at H, not seen an I set. Also when they released the reprint Leo Kaiju sets they started at A again.
Yeah I'm not too sure if they did come from the same mould. I read somewhere that the mini Dorako mould was lost but they made a new mould from an existing figure. Though I have no idea how this is possible it's hard to believe they resculpted as it is almost identical but larger. They even have the same small tool marks etc.
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