Review by JoshB
Back early in the 2000’s a company out of Kentucky called Toy Vault (no relation to the retail store in Rhode Island) got the license to make plush Godzilla toys. This was a stroke of genius. Take the worlds most terrifying giant monsters and reduce them to cute cuddly plush toys. Awesome.
Of course, no serious collector bought them, which is too bad. Until my son was born, I had ignored them as well, but once he arrived I saw an opportunity to get him into giant monsters without having to worry about poking an eye out.
What was great about this line was the sheer variety of characters represented. They made a plush Ebirah! Not even Bandai makes Ebirah toys (which is a shame!).
I got this guy for Christmas a few years ago as a gift, and when I first opened it I thought it might have been a Mr. Hanky toy. No, it is the legendary Mothra in her Larval form. This depicts Mothra before she evolves into a beautiful giant Moth.
It’s a plush toy. There’s no wire infrastructure. Just padding and fabric. She’s cute. She’s a little worse for wear after she was attacked by a dog, and her tag is missing, but still, it’s a cuddly monster larva.
Mothra is about ten inches long. It looks good attacking the Taito Tokyo Tower!
|Posted 20 October, 2011 - 08:25 by JoshB|