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Y-MSF: good stuff

Tight review, JJ. I'm feeling your taste, man! Good stuff.

I've dug Y-MSF's offerings for a little while now...specifically because they drop ill sculpts of totally obscure characters. Early on, I picked up the translucent green version of their King-Goji (Godzilla 1962 from "Godzilla vs King Kong").

Very nice...but the legs were attached with rounded triangular plugs! You think your Godzilla's legs are in rough shape! Basically, they're just attachment points...never meant for articulation.

Anyway, a Y-MSF Biollante would be hot...and I gotta get one of their glowie Gabara's. This article has inspired me to review my standard Miniya glowie that I sprayed up with glow paint...stay tuned!


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Posted by Sanjeev on 13 May, 2008 - 14:41
Funny that you mention the

Funny that you mention the King-Goji 'cause I was originally planning to pick that same one up to customize, going for the same effect as the Musuku-Goji I reviewed, but then of course I found the Musuku-Goji which saved me the trouble.

Yeah, Y-MSF's a little confounding. The sculpts are great (I also can't wait to see what they do with Biollante) but 'rounded triangular plugs' sounds pretty nasty. Moreso, it's interesting to find out there's multiple styles of these clumsy attachment points.

Anyhow, thanks for the support, Sanjeev, and looking forward to that review!

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Posted by Jetjagaa on 13 May, 2008 - 22:55
Y-MSF vs Bandai

Sanjeev, you never fail to confound me. You hate Bandai vinyls but like these similar scale and sculpt about a 300% price increase?!?! Yes, I know they release more obscure kaiju (and glowies) but the whole appeal (or most) of that is to satisfy the Bandai collector (which you are not) for whom there is no official release of those kaiju! Furthermore, it seems to go against what you normally say about modern vs vintage gokin. Bandais are cheap, simple toys designed to be played with by children and Y-MSFs are a higher priced collectible with the adult in mind. One would think you'd prefer a Bandai, but no. I guess I'm just not sure why the "bizarre microcosm that is vinyl" gets a free pass from you in this regard. Bandai kaiju are "toys mass-marketed to actual children".....right now!! So on your way home from wherever you are now, stop in a CVS or a Newbury Comics and get yourself a Bandai! :)

Oh, and nice review! ;)

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Posted by NekroDave on 16 May, 2008 - 20:57

Allow me to continue my overanalysis of my toy tastes! No, I can't just leave it alone and say "I buy what I like!" ;)

Anyway, like many things in life, you can't always rely on rigid mottos or slogans, Nekrodave! Yes, I love mass-produced toys intended for children, but I find modern Bandai sculpts utterly devoid of soul. The hyper-realistic sculpts and prone positions just don't do anything for me. I *do* respect their cheap cost and accessibility to young people, doubt.

To tell you the truth, it's not like I'm in total love with Y-MSF. The thing about them is, like you said, their obscure characters. I mean, come on! Where else am I going to get a glow Gabari??? The M1 sculpt's okay, but it's only shot in a couple colorways (no gid). And don't get me started on the Bullmark-reissue Minya...makes me want to vomit (sorry, M1)!

The other thing about Y-MSF is that, while their sculpts are ultra-realisic, they're extremely soulful. Sure, they're less toy-like because they're mostly fixed-posed, but those poses are fantastic. They really capture the dynamic sense of the character straight from the movies (not just the prone/generic stances of Bandai vinyls).

Of course, having said all that, I still would ideally prefer a standard sized (9") Bullmark-style sculpt of these obscure monsters. Now that's soul...and it has nothing to do with capturing a particular stance or posture from the movie.


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Posted by Sanjeev on 19 May, 2008 - 10:18