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Godzilla 1968


8 comments posted
Looks good to me.

Looks good to me.

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Posted by north-exit on 9 May, 2010 - 20:09
I'm totally with you on this one!

I have this figure myself bought it for super cheap along with the Smog Monster in the same line. Both are great looking inexpensive Godzilla figures. There was also a 1954 Godzilla released in the US that was really nice looking too. Not sure of the actual year it came out but it says 2002 on the bottom of his foot.

Anyone know if this line is still going in the states or did they put the kebosh on it?

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Posted by bish on 9 May, 2010 - 22:20
I'm not sure but I remember

I'm not sure but I remember Kay Bee was going out of business and they had these vinyls on the table. Everything else in the store was pretty much sold, yet these figures lingered til the end with 80% discount. I didnt buy em. However I ALWAYS saw these in TRU and they basically never moved. Then when I decide to buy them, they start disappearing. I had the chance to buy the smaller Mechagodzilla and I'm like "nah" it'll be there forever. was gone along with everything else.It wasnt even on sale. All that was left was Hedorah (Smog Monster)

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Posted by chachipower on 9 May, 2010 - 23:26

This toy line was not super popular nation-wide when it launched in the US (I think it was 2004-2005) - but here in NJ they were pretty difficult to find for a number of years, up until this wave with Smog Monster and 68 Godzilla. It was pretty regional, I know Toys R Us stores in the south were having their shipments sent up to the east coast to fill demand.

Bandai made these really, really cheap by the case for stores, so retailers made a nice profit on each figure, even at clearance, and US Godzilla fans didn't have to import their vinyls. I wish they would do this with more toys (slightly dumbing down the Japanese release, but making it cheaper as well!!

What ends up happening with Godzilla toys at mass retail is that they make the US packaging as ugly as possible, and make the 1st waves almost always all 1990's-2000's Godzilla characters (only the hardcore really know those 90's-00's films), and people in toy stores pass them by. Then, someone on a forum posts that they are out and available, and cool and cheap, and they sell out. The cycle repeated itself with almost every wave.

This is a really awesome release. Don't skip this cheap fun now, or you will be disappointed when you want one in five years and have to pay out the nose. Actually, you can buy these for so cheap on ebay nowadays it's crazy.

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Posted by The Big R on 10 May, 2010 - 09:52
I haven't seen anny but the 12 inchers

No smaller vinyls restocked recently but I have seen TRU put out the 12 inch assortment with Gigan. These are really excellent.

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Posted by Robokeith on 10 May, 2010 - 00:49
old school...

love the old school cuteness of this guy too bad in philippines it's rare as heck

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Posted by exia00astraea on 10 May, 2010 - 02:00
Nice Pics! This is a great

Nice Pics!

This is a great toy line that I got my nephew addicted to for a minute. I see these at the fleas, too, so it's definitely something kids are digging, even if it doesn't blow up like Bakugon.

I never expect to see anymore and then they just appear, is there a website?

These are available right now through Diamond, so hit up your comic shop if you're having trouble finding them.

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Posted by Materialist Zen on 10 May, 2010 - 17:11
I love love love this toy. I

I love love love this toy. I have the whole series except oldschool MG,and I'm only missing him because I couldn't find him.

True story=when the first wave of these came out,I was unemployed. I would always get to KB too late,and find them already sold out,so I got a job there.

BTW,I haven't been on here because I just got married,and I son't have internet yet,but I am trying to keep up with the site sporadically from other people's computers.

A master of mind control who hides inside a Ford Pickup

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Posted by kidnicky on 12 May, 2010 - 20:13