Icarus Seijin (Hawaii Version)
Review by JoshB
In the early 1970s, the toy company Bullmark formed, rising from the ashes of toy maker Marusan. Bullmark quickly began churning out cheap vinyl toys from popular shows such as Ultraman and Ultraseven.
Ultraman was also broadcast in Hawaii, and Japanese Bullmark vinyls were selling like crazy, so Bullmark started making vinyl specifically for the Hawaii market. These vinyls were different from their Japanese counterparts, usually in mold or paint color, and came with a new header card for the Hawaiian market.
Today these vinyls are highly sought after, often commanding hundreds of dollars each. But you just might get lucky and find them at yard sales and thrift shops in Hawaii.
I came across this Hawaii version Icarus Seijin on ebay. A guy was cleaning out his shed in Hawaii, and listed it as Japnan Monster (his spelling). I got it for $3.
**Disclaimer - I am not a huge vinyl collector, so please fell free to correct me if I got any of this wrong.
|Posted 22 September, 2004 - 13:35 by JoshB|