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HA! That's funny that this

HA! That's funny that this was your gateway drug into designer vinyl...because this was mine!

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Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 21 October, 2008 - 14:02
Man, that GID one is NICE.

Man, that GID one is NICE. It doesn't even look GID in normal light!

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Posted by REX-203 on 21 October, 2008 - 20:58
Nice review Josh! Funny you

Nice review Josh!

Funny you mention the gateway factor. Though I don't really consider myself an all out vinyl collector, my gateway figure was none other than the CDX Gore Sky Deviler. Since that one, I have bought a decent number of others. lol

So what's the height of this Balbagon thing here? I've found a lot of these vinyls tend to be deceptively small. It looks pretty cool!

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Posted by REX-203 on 21 October, 2008 - 20:52
Vinyl scales...

This guy's ST, or "standard" scale. That means roughly 8-9" (20-23cm). Many vinyl kaiju from various companies (whether designer stuff like this or character stuff like M1's Toho kaiju pieces) come in this scale. "Midsize" would be around 5-6" and "mini" is 3-4".

"Giant-sized" is impossible to pin-down because I've seen pieces of pretty much any height over 12" (30cm) labeled as "giant"!

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Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 22 October, 2008 - 10:20
I would by no means consider

I would by no means consider this toy to be "designer vinyl", though! This is straight up old school kaiju.

"This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
Onyx Blackman
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Posted by NekroDave on 22 October, 2008 - 11:19
But not really... ;)

Despite the "old school" nature of this toy, it's still a designer piece. Designer vinyl is defined as non-character toys, and while Dream Rocket does produce some kaiju vinyl (character toys) in their Akakage line, their Monster File line is purely non-character. The Monster File kaiju are completely original designs originating in-house.

So, no matter how cool and heavily influenced by classic showa kaiju they seem, they're definitely designer pieces, just like Mark Nagata's Max Toy Co stuff.

Hey, just goes to show ya that not all designer stuff is bad!

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Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 22 October, 2008 - 11:46
Anyone wanna buy a GID

Anyone wanna buy a GID Balbagon then?

"This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
Onyx Blackman
Principal, Flatpoint High

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Posted by NekroDave on 22 October, 2008 - 11:53
GID Balbagon

I would love one but I only have like 18 bucks right now LOL

Just curious, how much ya want for it?

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Posted by Gareth Infinity on 22 October, 2008 - 14:37
Well, I was just being

Well, I was just being facetious. I don't really intend to sell it. Nor do I, or will I, consider it a designer vinyl, despite Sanjeev's definition of what a designer toy is.

"This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
Onyx Blackman
Principal, Flatpoint High

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Posted by NekroDave on 22 October, 2008 - 15:14
Well, nyah!

:P

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Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 22 October, 2008 - 15:47
Ohh...haha, wow, stupid

Ohh...haha, wow, stupid mistake on my part. I get it.

GID Balbagon is one of the few vinyl pieces I've seen that I would actually spring for if I had the chance. It looks AWESOME. Most vinyl out there just kind of looks "meh" to me and seems overpriced. I was born and raised on Transformers so I'm used to toys that DO more, rather than just look good.

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Posted by Gareth Infinity on 22 October, 2008 - 15:53
Kaiju vinyl etc.

I like the glow-in-the-dark version of the toy and how I wish there's still stock available for that.

Funny thing though, the "gateway vinyl" for me was the Kyomoto Collection - Ultra Seven piece I got last Sunday.

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Posted by makaikishi on 22 October, 2008 - 19:36