Review by JoshB
I love this design. If I would let myself, I think I would have a massive Mechagodzilla collection. The character speaks to my childhood; of all those Saturday mornings watching Creature Double Feature on channel 56.
When I went to Tokyo in early 2009, one of my missions was to get cheap vinyls of all the Godzilla kaiju for my kids. They have a lot of them already, but were missing some of the more obscure ones. Battra, Kamacuras, Minya, and MechaG were all on the list.
I ended up finding a couple MechaG vinyls in a bin in the basement of one of the Liberty stores in Akihabara - the one in the Radio Kaikan building. I got the best scores in there. These were loose in a plastic tub for $10 each. I got two. One for them, one for me.
Sure, there's a little wear, and no tags, but they are just beautiful.
At about 8" tall, these soft vinyl figures are clearly toys. The spray is quick and cheap, the articulation simple. But the look to me is just awesome.
The toy is molded in silver with black, red and yellow paint applications. Articulation is limited to the neck, arms, waist and legs.
While the first version of this toy was released in 1983 (as stamped on the foot), this version was released in 1989. Thanks to Vinyl Madness for the great guide to identifying versions.
|Posted 12 March, 2010 - 10:39 by JoshB|