Sunday, February 11, 2007

Mechagodzilla by Toygraph メカゴジラ トイグラフ

This is a standard-sized (a little over 9 inches tall) Mechagodzilla figure. It was made by Toygraph and released as a Super 7 exclusive (75 figures made worldwide). It is made of clear vinyl with blue, gold, and red metallic paint. This is the 50% transforming version (50% mecha/50% godzilla).

I really like this figure.

トイグラフ メカゴジラ50% スーパー7限定 大きさは約24cmです

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[Mecha with some clear vinyl friends from Max Toy, Marusan マルサン, Medicom メディコムトイ, Gargamel ガーガメル, and TTToys.]

[Source of text; Adapted from Wikipedia (Japanese and English)]

"Mechagodzilla (メカゴジラ Mekagojira Mecagodzilla) is a fictional character from various films in the Godzilla series, introduced in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974). It is Godzilla's mechanical doppelganger and one of the most popular Toho kaiju.

"The first Mechagodzilla was created as a weapon of destruction by a race of ape-like aliens, sometimes known as Simeons or the Black Hole aliens

It first appeared in a pseudo-flesh outer covering, masquerading as the real Godzilla during attacks against Japan in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. Curiously, while the Simeons gave Mechagodzilla a flamethrower in his mouth to mimic Godzilla's atomic beam, they didn't bother replicating Godzilla's unique roar. Godzilla's dinosaur friend Anguirus wasn't fooled by the impostor. Mechagodzilla ripped of his tongue, and sent him fleeing underground. The battle went badly for Anguirus, but tipped humanity off to the charade.

Soon the true Godzilla appeared and exposed his rival's metallic form completely. Interestingly, after losing its disguise, Mechagodzilla's fingers lost all mobility. (No explanation for this was ever given.) The battle resulted in a tie, however, and in the end it took the combined might of Godzilla and King Caesar to remove Mechagodzilla's head from its shoulders, ending the threat.

The Simeons rebuilt their dreadnought for another try in Terror of Mechagodzilla one year later. Having learned the value of teamwork firsthand, the Simeons called in an old debt to pair Mechagodzilla with the aquatic dinosaur Titanosaurus. (Any reasoning as to why they did not bother to recruit Titanosaurus in the first film is never mentioned, though they may have simply thought that Mechagodzilla was more than a match for Godzilla in the first place, making the extra help unnecessary.)

This time, there were some modifications to it, including moving Mechagodzilla's brain down into its neck so it could function unimpaired with its head completely removed. Godzilla's perseverance combined with the timely self-sacrifice of Mechagodzilla's operator brought the machine down for good. The King of the Monsters buried Mechagodzilla's shattered form deep underground to prevent another repair job, and since this was the final film of the original Godzilla series, he was successful."

出典: フリー百科事典『ウィキペディア(Wikipedia)』


ゴジラとキングシーサーを苦しめたが、 ICPO の捜査官らによってコントロールセンターを破壊されて行動不能に陥り、首をゴジラに破壊され、沖縄の海底に沈んだ。

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