This is a set of three 'friction toy' kaiju produced by Yonezawa in the late 60s. Much like friction cars, you can rev these up on the ground and the internal mechanism will keep the wheels spinning for a short distance. You might see the front two (Dabora and Sebira) around from time to time, but this is the only example of Kurada (back) that I have ever come across. Other than the box art depicting three characters and a name reference, I had written Kurada off as a unproduced toy. Not impossible, as these were the tail-end of Yonezawa's kaiju experiment; in fact, I don't think the friction kajiu are even pictured in the ads that I have seen. But, there it was up for auction last month. Boxed and pristine. I plugged in a bid that I thought was way beyond likelihood, but it got damn close. This last one cost me roughly three times as much as either of the other two. Such is the pain of completionism. Even though I went from bargain bin on the first one to a hefty chunk of change on the last, no regrets here. These are quite possibly my favorite vintage vinyls because of their unique construction and design- more like stone statues or carousel ponies than kaiju toys.