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    This was a pretty biggun. I'll let the photos and end price speak for themselves, and for others to do the digging. But this special figure came out of a large grouping of 'discovered' toys (some of which I've posted here before), and I think was one of the 'grail' pieces we've seen from that lot. This guy actually has some condition issues, but - in this rare case - I'd almost suggest that that is a good thing, because without them you might easily overlook what is so special about the toy*. I think the cracked wing actually kept the price 'down' if you can believe that (it's all relative). A nice prize, but so far out of my realm of spending I have to enjoy these figures just through books and the rare auctions.

    1st edition Marusan Peguila (brown paint w/ silver accents on blue vinyl), sold for 1,021,000円




    * check out that dark '66 blue vinyl poking through! :D




    Honestly, as I said, the wear and wabi-sabi nature of this guy actually make it more desirable in my books. I could do without the crack, but still. What a piece.

    Glorius.
     
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    Thanks for sharing Steve, without a doubt one of the best characters and one of the best toys in giant size. I am concerned that the auction ended so high for the detail of the tunic (In addition to the sticky in the plastic, it is possible that it is cut at the top next to the arm) but at the same time I am not surprised at anything that ended high, It is a great figure that would look great in any vintage collection.
     
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    I know there must be a few people feeling the pain on me on this one. I am a bit obsessed with the Bullmark Mechanikong, and have been for a number of years, but sadly it is only after I really had the money to start chasing them, that the market demand for them - for whatever reason - has completely exploded. Or maybe I should say blown up in my face. :( This light blue version is such a gem for an already superb in my book toy, and this is a particularly fine example of one. But that being said, these prices for certain vintage toys (and I am not talking to super expensive rarities) have been going like nothing I've seen before, and, to be honest, it is a little soul crushing. I can't even begin to contemplate ever begin able to spend this sort of money on toys. I knew this was going to end high, and get a lot of attention, but to say I underestimated it doesn't quite capture it. He has some wear, paint loss, and dirt, but hey, someone saw past that; and backed it heavily with their wallet.

    Bullmark Mechanikong light blue version, ended at 141,000円








    PS - you're damn right I am jealous, did you see this guy??!!
     
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    Showa Retro Tin Flute "Moonlight Mask & Skull Mask" 2 Types Set/Daddy Toy/Yasunori Kawauchi/TV Drama Material
    It is a set of 2 kinds of the old tinplate flute "Moonlight Mask & Skull Mask". It is in good condition.
    I do not know what toy these sheets belong to, it seems that they are from some bootleg toy, I do not think it is something very rare, but I have never seen one like this and the art on metal sheets it´s the best.
    Went for: 9,100 yen
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    Those are actually really sweet, Roger. The artwork on them is just fantastic, I would have loved to bid on these. Some Gekko Kamen stuff can get really expensive, especially the early things, so I think this was actually a nice price. I love their poses, and to see such bright colours on these lithos and still be in such wonderful shape, this is a real treat. I am guessing that these two were from a target-type shooting game, though it is a little unusual to see the 'hero' featured then (but I am sure glad he is). Honestly, I would have been really tempted to throw in a bid for this set if I had seen it.
     
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    It actually quite hurts me to post this one here (and hence the delay in doing so), but I'd like to keep a record of it all the same before it disappears into e-blivion. :( I have been waiting for the right circumstances to come together for one of these for years, and it finally all looked like it was going to happen. Alas, something went wrong with my bidding function through my middleman, as it said id had registered my bid for this listing, and was then auto-extended as usual, but somehow when I refreshed the page it hadn't, and then the auction ended. I was crushed. It was such a loss (I mean, we're talking toys here, so it is of course relative) that I didn't/haven't gone back to YJA for toy hunting since. Probably some others know this disappointed feeling. Not superb condition, he had a wonky leg which may or may not have been fixable, some denting, and is a bit grungy looking, but to me he is still lovely, and I don't think I'll even be in the running for a mint/better example. I don't know if another one will come up for sale when it is aligned for me again, but this is a real white whale for my vintage collecting.

    Marusan giant gorilla, ended at 38,000円






     
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    Bullmark ☆ Rare! At the time! Ultraman A ■ Super Beast Attack Corps Hokuto Seiji King size! ■ TAC member / Total length 38cm / Tsuburaya Pro / Showa Retro
    Went for: 111,000 yen
    I am impressed by the conditions of this figure, it is almost as new, it is seen that they almost did not play with it, the bad thing for me is that I stayed half the winning bet. But I don't feel bad that I didn't win the auction at the same time, I'm happy that someone else appreciates these vintage pieces so much. In the seller's description it said that only the gun was missing, but did the figure really have a gun? For me it is the second time that I see this figure in this size and the previous one was missing everything.
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    Really impressive, Roger. It is hard enough to find these big guys, and extremely difficult to find any complete. Giant sized heroes always command a fair deal of course, but this one is not one of those you get to see for sale very often. I think mainly the 'human' figures were (maybe understandably) much less popular sellers than the Ultra heroes, and so Bullmark did not make as many. I only have the other smaller sizes (not counting minis) of the TAC figure, and even then both are incomplete. This is a special auction, and I am sorry your bid got blown away. It is a feeling I know very well lately.
     
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    the helmet is really nice and those eyebrows !!!!
     
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    Similarly, I don't know what I was thinking with this auction. A very kind person, knowing my sincere love for the FAH series, tipped me to this guy appearing on YJA (thank you!). I was stupidly somewhat hopeful. A keen toy collector or fan might immediately note the heavy damage to this guy, being that both his antennae have been broken off; this is in spite of the description listing the toy as "relatively good condition" :|, and intentionally not showing the top angle of the head in any of the many photos included with the auction. Well, all that aside, I would have still taken a shot. I can't really see being able to compete for a minty one, and so this would have been a nice to have for my collection. But alas, in a strain of perfectly lost auctions, this one escaped into the rafters. Have to say, it's still quite a bit for a damaged toy, but I am a little jealous of the buyer. Roughest part is though that I gave up a very amazing and strong auction I could have played for yesterday to chase this one. Ha! {said the universe}

    Big size Yonezawa Flasher villain from Flying Attack Human, ended at 32,001円








    Still a cool toy, even without the antennae, but he definitely does lose something there.
     
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    Speaking of Flying Attack Human, extremely rare for such toys this was actually the second figure in a week I was chasing, and I was actually putting all my force behind to win this past one, too. Alas, as I mentioned, the past several months on YJA have just been nothing but a dry spell, with one failure, miss, or getting blown out of the water on pricing after another. And here I thought that if anything this period would see people being a little more careful with frivolous toy spending; unfounded optimism I s'pose. Anyways, you know the drill, I'll let the photos speak for themselves. Had to pull how much I could invest in this guy, and with the heavy discolouration to the head and the large amount of scuffing (that massive area of paint loss on the chest) I really thought this would not go as high as it did. Anyhow, this is one I'd really love to add to my collection someday, even more than the henchman. {help?}

    Yonezawa big size King Flasher, ended at 50,001円





     
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    @ultrakaiju I understand what you are saying Steve I also believed that due to the pandemic people In general would be more careful with their spending or at least in things like toys, that are not an essential item and think they would be more conservative when betting In some auction, but apparently the pandemic had an opposite effect. I think you did the right thing by letting that King Flasher pass, because of the conditions it shouldn't have sold for more than 30,000 yen.
     
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    Really wanted to have a go at adding this to my collection but it got out of range very quickly as expected :(.

    1 yen start Bullmark Godzilla Mothra larvae soft vinyl time 11cm Showa retro (102,000 Yen)
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    That was a good one to watch Dave, I think these Mothra larvae always get a lot of interest, but yeah, it takes a big investment to adopt one.

    But honestly guys, don't worry about spending all this money on silly vinyl toys, all these rare Bullmarks and Marusans are a bargain mere pocket change. ;)

    https://order.mandarake.co.jp/order/detailPage/item?itemCode=1143748046




    Nope, not typo. That is a cool 2.3 million yen (or roughly 22k American beans) for this guy. (Not an auction, but this jumbo was just too great not to post here. And sold out now.) Yeah, if anyone has one of these kickin' around they're not feeling, just let me know.
     
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    Goodness! My mind is boggling! :shock::shock::shock:
    Take that HxS! :twisted:
     
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    Takatoku Android Kikaider Side Machine Soft Vinyl
    Went for: 552,000 yen
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    The thing at the time! Marusan Neronga soft vinyl
    In itself it could not be considered a rare figure but it is not very common to see it with that heavy silver coat.
    Went for: 38,400 yen
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    I was eyeing that Neronga. Fantastic heavy sprays!
     
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    Bullmark Unused item Gomorra At that time Soft vinyl Standard size Approximately 22 cm Ultraman
    Went for: 111,000 yen
    Per se it is not a strange figure but I do not remember seeing another like it in its original packaging.
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    Mechani-Kong Late Type Good Condition Soft Vinyl Marusan Bullmark King Kong Escapes
    Went for: 70,000¥
    From the photos of the auction it seems to me that this Mechanic-kong light blue version looks in better condition than the previous one and the price is not that bad compared to the last auction prices.
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    Bullmark Standard Soft Vinyl Kanegon Inspection / Hawaii Export Version Ultra Q
    Went for: 322,000 yen
    It is one of the best versions I have seen, it is Just impeccable, looks like it was made yesterday, the more I see this specimen the more I convinced that need a vintage Kanegon in my collection.

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    Shoot I saw one at mandarake for ¥100,000 I believe in Nagoya.

     
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    Prices for the Hawaii version Kanegon have been all over the place. Mandarake's website had one for sale at 200,000 yen for a while.
     
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    Assault Human Yonezawa Made Soft Vinyl at the Time
    Went for: 331,000 yen
    I did not imagine that the auction would end so high, if this is the normal price for this figure then my King Flasher will be left without a fighting partner.
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