Review by NekroDave
This is one of those toys that I tried really hard not to buy. I saw it on Yahoo!Japan auctions for what I thought was a very reasonable price (3,000yen), but just didn't want to spend any money. I even tried to talk Sanjeev into buying it instead of me, but he wasn't having it. But a couple months later I was ordering some other stuff, and it was still there so I took the plunge. And I'm glad I did. This isn't exactly one of my favorite characters, but this particular vinyl is pretty neat.
Guiron is from the 1969 Toho film "Gamera vs. Guiron", released in the US as "Attack of the Monsters".
This toy was made by Marusan and stands the standard 9 inches tall. It's articulated at the shoulders and neck only. Of course, it's real appeal is that it is made out of clear soft vinyl. Adorned with light blue spray and highlighted in yellow and purple, I thought this was the best looking Guiron vinyl I'd ever seen. Really, my one and only gripe with it is that the teeth are not painted. I think that detail would have really made for a nice touch.
Guiron comes packaged in a bag with a header card.
|Posted 8 November, 2007 - 11:37 by NekroDave|