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  1. djkemp

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    Hi everyone, so my plan to collect only mini Bullmarks went out the window in Japan (sadly home now), picked up this beast below, just wanted to get any opinions on it, I think after some searching through the forum it is by a short lived late 1970s company called Orange but please correct me if I'm wrong.
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    No idea, but the maroon and gold paint on that blue vinyl is very interesting and I like the sculpt.

    Nice purchase!
     
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    @akum6n thanks that's great, it seems to have a very interesting/confusing history. I was initially thinking it may be a Bandai Bullmark reissue as I didn't recognise the stamp but glad to see it has some history, either way I brought it because I loved the colours and sculpt.
     
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    I see, so i assume there is a Bullmark, Orange and Ark version of this figure? All using the same mould? And a Marusan version or not?
     
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    No, there are only Bullmark and Orange versions of Grania. It seems like Ark, Orange and EP each only received the license to produce certain lines that were previously handled by Bullmark. Orange was Zone Fighter and Space Giants.
     
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    Recently got the Orange version Grania to complete the マグマ大使, Maguma Taishi Space Giants standard vinyls. I like the Orange versions better. The minis are Bullmark for @djkemp
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    ^ Always nice when a set comes together, especially when all of the denizens of the row are comparatively ancient. Solid dedication there, Mark!
     
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    @Mark K - Great set of Space Giants standard vinyls, i also prefer the Orange versions, I currently have a Sasogiras in the post, then just need to find Jigira! Love the minis, didn’t realise there was a red version of Grania, another one to add to the want list.

    On a related note do you or anyone have any of the Orange Space Giants minis, I think I saw one in Japan, brown version of Mogunese, had a huge price tag as far as I remember.
     
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    I don't think I have ever seen any Space Giants minis by Orange.
     
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    This is what I saw in Japan, I translated the text with the image and ‘orange’ was in the title so I’m assuming they also made minis. Plus I think if you look closely the bright light blue patches look like the same colour used on the back of the Orange Sasogiras.

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    Thanks for posting that. I like the brown vinyl. First time I have seen it.
     
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    Great lot, Mark! Congrats on completing the set. I really dig that mini too! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    I just came across this, thank you for posting it! I have just the two standard vinyls on the right, now I need to get the rest.
     
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    Oh wow, thanks! It's funny, in my head I have this image of 23cm vinyl kaiju all going extinct around the mid-70s, but it seems that wasn't the case!
     
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    For reference, here is the list of Ark/Orange standard size vinyls from the old Mononofu website (don't quote me on the spelling):

    Ryuusei Ningen Zone (Zone Fighter)
    Warugilga
    Dragonking
    Geldera
    Balgaras
    Zandora
    Gandagiras

    Magma Taishi (Space Giants) [distributed by Orange]
    Magma Taishi
    Moguness
    Sangiras
    Grania
    Jigira

    Captain Ultra
    Banderu Seijin
    Bandera*
    Garuban
    Metalinome*

    *I have yet to see a photo of these figures 'in the wild,' and the author of the website did not have photos either.

    Iron King
    Kaprigon
    Toragiras
    Dojira
    Fundo
    Akurion
    Wairi
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    I did find a print reference that had the original Bullmark and Orange Magma Taishi vinyls documented, it was Yuji Nishimura's book. The original Bullmarks are so dull looking compared to the Orange second issues. Same goes for the later New Bullmark reissues, they're just so drab, with the exception of this one:

     

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