Diff'rent strokes fer diff'rent folks, and all. I respect your opinion, but I happen to adore the VP line. The chunky sculpts, the amazing rough textures, the variety of personality added to the standard monsters - for me it really works. These are certainly very different takes on most of the kaiju, but ones which I appreciate. They are almost pachi in their interpretation. Then I have to also say that their heft in hand and the overall quality, makes these very playable and fun toys. There is also the point that these VP figures came out at a time when most sofubi was barely even known or ignored, and there was not even an inkling that it might grow to encompass this entire new breed of designs and artists we have now. I respect where these came from, and I still love 'em. Goofy, of course, but that's the kind of toy I like. To be clear though, these are all original Marmit sculpts, even as I recognise the Mamitora recycled the Barry body. I don't consider any of this era vintage, but see that the further divorced we get from it, how some might interpret it as 'vintage.'