On the right is a 1997 Marusan light blue reissue of the 1967 standard sized Giant Gorilla. It is the same size as all of my other Giant Gorilla reissues, 20cm tall. On the left is a figure I bought last week, something I expected to be the exact same toy, but as you can see it is smaller, 17cm tall. The sculpt is identical to the larger one and has the same SAN stamp on the foot. The smaller figure has cracks in the torso that have been glued, something I was informed about beforehand. When I hit both figures with a hair dryer for the same amount of time, the larger one softens quickly as expected but the smaller one does not. Lastly, this is pretty subjective, but when I tap the smaller one with my finger, the plastic doesn't feel like standard sofubi, it feels like polystyrene, like a model kit. I have reached out to Kaminaga-san from Marusan about this and he is trying to figure it out. My three hypotheses right now: 1) This was made at a different factory and/or with different production tooling. There are examples of this, like the scaled-down Dengeki Godzilla that was sold at regular retail and the subsequent exclusive version sold at Kodomo no Jidaikan which was slightly smaller. 2) This is a bootleg. The person who sold it to me bought it in an auction lot a little over a year ago. It did not come with a header card or any other information. I am trying to get the seller to track down the person who sold it to them. 3) This is a normal 1997 reissue that experienced some environmental condition that shrank the entire toy perfectly evenly but made the cured plastisol brittle and less pliable. If anyone else has come across one of these, I'd like to hear about it. If you have a Giant Gorilla reissue handy, please feel free to measure it and let me know if it's less than 20cm tall. It would be great to find out that someone else has one of these.