Monday, February 26, 2007

Clear Blue Hedoran - Gargamel Lucky Bag Version ガーガメル ヘドラ 怪獣福袋を

This is the large clear blue Hedoran Gargamel Lucky Bag 2007 version.

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Also, you can see the Silver Flake version and the smaller Bwana Spoons Earth Restroyer here.

ガーガメル ヘドラ
ゾッキ怪獣シリーズ ヘドラン(長男)

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Monday, February 19, 2007

Links Updated!

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I have updated the "Kaiju Connection" and "Other Favorites" links with some really great websites. Check them out! And have fun exploring!

Links will continually be updated and added to, so keep checking back.

[If you find any that are not working, or where I have butchered the translation from Japanese into English, please let me know and I will correct it. Thanks!]

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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Yapuru from Ultraman Ace by Yamanaya 異次元超人 巨大ヤプール ウルトラマンエース やまなや

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This is the "Enormous Yapuru" (Giant Yapool), the ”strange dimensional superhuman” made by Yamanaya from Yamanaya’s “Monstrous Beast Home Village” series やまなや 怪獣郷.

The figure is made of clear vinyl. It appears that it is clear green vinyl from about the chest down, and plain clear vinyl from the chest up. It is hard to tell because of the paint, but if you hold the figure in front of a bright light, you can see through the entire body, even the head. The paints are beautiful metallics (bronze, brown, blue, gold, etc.). It is referred to as the SP (special) color edition (SPカラー 版). It is standard sized, about 9 inches tall, and is articulated at the arms, legs, and waist. 全高:約22cm/6パーツ

「怪獣郷」巨大ヤプールSP. 異次元超人の強力さをイメージしたSPカラー!

Yapuru originally appeared in Episode 23 of Ultraman Ace (I believe). In the show, Yapuru attained a height of 165 feet tall and weighed 82,000 tons.

ヤプール人の変身 [編集]異次元超人 巨大ヤプール 『ウルトラマンA』第23話「逆転! ゾフィ只今参上」に登場。 身長:50メートル 体重:8万2千トン 過去に地球に送った超獣がすべてAや TAC に倒されたため、自らの手で地球を侵略するた めにヤプール人が合体・巨大化した姿。 老人(正体はマザロン人)を操って子供たちを異次元にさらい、北斗星司と南夕子を異次元 で迷わせてAに変身させないようにしたが、ゾフィーによって失敗。異次元空間に突入して きたAに真っ向から勝負を挑む。鎌状の左手から多彩な光線技を発射。さらには火炎を発生 させたり、空間を捻じ曲げるなど、様々な能力でAを苦しめるが、最期は光線の撃ち合いの 末メタリウム光線を喰らい敗北。「ヤプール死すとも超獣死なず、怨念となって必ず復讐せ ん」と言い残して粉々に砕け散った。この後もヤプールの残党が登場していることから、全 てのヤプール人が合体したわけではない。

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Friday, February 16, 2007

Alien Xam!!! Full Size Green GID by Max Toy ザム星人 怪獣太郎限定 スタンダードサイズ 蓄光

Alien Xam is the arch nemesis of space hero Captain Maxx. More info following the pics (click them to enlarge).

This is the full-sized (about 11 inches tall) Alien Xam in green by Max Toy Company. This figure with green and metallic silver spray was a Kaiju-Taro exclusive. There was also a GID version with blue and red spray. Both were hand-painted by Mark Nagata. Less than 25 of each version were available for sale, only from Kaiju-Taro.

This figure is movable at the neck, arms, legs, and feet. It also features claws that open and close (see pics).

It comes packaged in a classic vintage Japanese toy style clear bag with header card and backing card featuring artwork, also by Mark Nagata.

If you missed these, more full-sized Xams in alternate colorways will be available at the Max Toy website!!!

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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Hipporito Seijin by M1Go ヒッポリト星人 M1号

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Red vinyl with beautiful metallic blues, greens, and gold. (This figure was also previously issued in a brown vinyl version with slightly different paint.) This red vinyl version was released at the Kodomo no Zidaikan museum in Niigata, Japan, in a limited edition of 100.

Also referred to as “Hitsuporito star person” and “Hell Star Human.”

(I obtained this figure, like many of my other favorites in my collection, from Mike Johnson through the Club Tokyo marketplace. Mike is super knowledgeable about kaiju of all types, probably one of the top experts in the U.S., and Club Tokyo is a fantastic kaiju community and resource. Check it out!)

ミニウルトラマンエース付き ヒッポリト星人の成型色は赤


The large (standard size) figure comes with a mini Ultraman Ace. There is a magnet in Hipporito’s left hand and one in the mini Ultraman Ace’s body so that the Hipporito can “hold” the Ultraman.

Hipporito Seijin was a bad guy (one of the very baddest) in the Ultraman Ace ウルトラマンA TV show that aired on Japanese TV beginning in 1972. Hipporito Seijin was in two episodes, Episode 26 : ZENMETSU! URUTORA GOKYOHDAI (Total Annihilation! The Five Ultra Brothers); and Episode 27 : KISEKI! URUTORA NO CHICHI ( Miracle! The Father of Ultra).

Hipporito Seijin was so powerful that in Episode 26 he was able to defeat each of the Five Ultra Brothers (Ultraman, Ultraman Ace, Ultraman Zoffy, Ultraman Jack and UltraSeven) by turning them all into statues. It wasn't until Episode 27 when UltraFather arrives and battles Hipporito for a while before getting defeated, but is able to throw his Color Timer up to revive Ultraman Ace. Ultraman Ace finishes the job and all the Ultra Brothers become Ultraman again and bring Ultrafather back to M78.

Here are some screen-shots (copyright the owners of the show) from Episode 26 showing Hipporito capturing one of the Ultra Brothers, turning him into a statue, and covering him with “tar.”

And here are some screen-shots (copyright the owners of the show)from Episode 27 when Dad shows up to help save the day!

[From Wikipedia – Japan]

地獄星人 ヒッポリト星人

第26話「全滅! ウルトラ5兄弟」、第27話「奇跡! ウルトラの父」に登場。

細胞破壊銃・細胞破壊ミサイル 共にヒッポリト星人に対して使用。細胞破壊ミサイルは巨大なヒッポリト星人に対して複数投 下されたが、立体映像だったために効果が無かった。名称はミサイルであるが、実態は誘導爆 弾と呼ぶ方が適切である。細胞破壊銃は細胞破壊ミサイルの携帯用で、エネルギー充填が半分 の状態で使用されたが、ヒッポリトドームを破壊した。

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Kanegon by Bullmark カネゴン ブルマァク ウルトラQ

This is a Bullmark reproduction figure. Dark blue vinyl with lighter metallic blue spray and red and silver highlights. Standard size.

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Kanegon カネゴン first appeared in the Japanese TV series Ultra Q ウルトラQ, and is perhaps one of the most famous and iconic monsters from the Ultra Q show. The Ultra Q episode was entitled “Kanegon’s Cocoon” and aired in April 1966 (Episode 15).

The Kanegon story is somewhat surreal and whimsical. Very briefly: a greedy, money-loving boy wakes up transformed into the money-eating, human-sized, creature, Kanegon... a strange combination of shellfish and coin purse, complete with a zipper mouth and a coin counter on its chest. Kanegon has to keep eating coins to keep the counter from getting down to 0, or he will die. After going through a number of trials and tribulations, the boy/Kanegon apparently learns his lesson and he is transformed back into a boy. However, upon returning home, he discovers his parents are now Kanegons!

カネゴンとは、特撮テレビ番組『ウルトラQ』に登場した架空の怪獣。別名「コイン快獣」。硬貨を食べ続けないと死んでしまう。 その特徴的な容姿とあまりにストレートなネーミングから、日本では非常に知名度の高い怪獣であり、『ウルトラQ』をリアルタイムで知らない世代にもよく知られている。 デザインモチーフは貝、飛び出した目玉、頭部形状、皮膚の質感に特徴が見られるが、元々の貨幣が貝であった事から着想されたと思われる。


『ウルトラQ』第15話「カネゴンの繭」に登場。 身長:2メートル 体重:200キログラム 金の亡者の少年・加根田金男が偶然見つけたカネゴンの繭によって変身した怪獣。 外見は、頭部は一見カエルのようで、口はファスナーの付いたがま口、目はぴょこんと細長く飛び出ていて目玉はギラギラ(怒ると煙を噴出する)、胸にはレジスターが付いていて、全身は銅でできた鎧をまとったような姿形(火星人と形容される)であった。 主食は硬貨とお札。1日に必要な額は3,510円(当時)。胸のレジスターのカウンターに体内の金額が表示され、それがゼロになると死んでしまうので、お金を食べつづけたが、カネゴンに与えてお金がなくなった友人に売られそうになり逃げ出し、ついに銀行の金を食らうに至る。騒動の末に祈祷師のかなり無茶な予言を実行させた所、元に戻った。しかし、他人の落としたお金をそのまま自分のものにしてしまった金男の両親がカネゴンと化す。

Kanegon, the overhead monstrous beast which to special 撮 television program 'ultra Q' appears. Alias "coin it is pleasant the animal". Unless it continues to eat the coin, it dies.

That feature figure it is the monstrous beast whose straight from naming, in Japan degree of distinction is very high excessively, 'it is well known to also the generation who does not know ultra Q' in real time. Design motif the shellfish and the eyeball which springs out, head form, feature is seen in material feeling of the skin, but it is thought that it was conceived from the fact that the originally money is the shellfish.

Kanegon which appears to ultra Q

'"Cocoon of ultra Q' 15th story in [kanegon]" appearance.

Height: 2 meters Weight: 200 kilograms

The monstrous beast which changes with the cocoon of [kanegon] which the boy adding root rice field Kin man of the fanatic of the gold finds accidentally.

As for appearance, as for the head with like the glance frog, as for the mouth the purse where the fastener is attached, as for the eye to be long having projected bouncingly, as for the eyeball when (you get angry glaringly, gushes the smoke), the register having been attached to the chest, as for the entire body, the form kind of shape which the armor which it is possible with the copper the [ma] is taken (Mars person is modified) was. Staple food the coin is distant the bill. The amount which is necessary for the 1st 3,510 Yen (at that time). The amount of internal to be indicated in the counter of the register of the chest, when that becomes zero, because it dies, it continued to eat the money, but giving to [kanegon], it may be sold it becomes in the friend there not to be a money and escapes, finally receiving the gold of the bank reaches the point of. The place where considerably unreasonable prediction of the faith curer was made to execute on end of the disturbance, it returned to the origin. But, the parents of the Kin man who designates the money which others dropped that way as their own ones convert [kanegon].

[Sources: Wikipedia. Original Japanese and auto-translated text.]

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Kaijujitsu - Alien Sasahira ササヒラー ウルトラマン

Alien Sasahira. Bullmark reissue version. Alien Sasahira appeared in various episodes of the "Ultraman" series of TV shows.

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[From Wikipedia:]

ブルマァク 復刻版怪獣シリーズのササヒラーです。 宇宙怪人 ササヒラー 帰ってきたウルトラマン 第48話 「地球頂きます!」

宇宙怪人 ササヒラー 第48話「地球頂きます!」に登場。 身長:43メートル 体重:1万トン 地球にヤメタランスを送り込み、地球人から労働意欲を奪い去り、世界中を混乱させて地球を 侵略しようとした宇宙人。地球へは専用の宇宙船に乗ってやってきた。武器は口の下の穴から 出すイエローガス。モグネズンのものとは違い、物体に当たると爆発する性質を持つ。ヤメタ ランスがウルトラマンの手によって宇宙へと送り返されたために、自身が巨大化してウルトラ マンと戦ったが、最期はスペシウム光線を受け、泡となって消滅した。 声:谷津勲 名称は第48話の脚本を担当した小山内美江子の本名から付けられた。

[編集]『レッドマン』に登場したササヒラー 特撮テレビ番組『レッドマン』第86話、第90話、第91話、第93話に登場。 第86話:レッドナイフをテレポートでかわすが、エルボードロップで倒された。 第90話:ゴーストロンとともにレッドマンと戦うが、レッドフォールで倒された。 第91話:ペギラとともにレッドマンと戦うが、レッドアローを頭に刺され倒された。 第93話:ペギラ、ゴーストロンとともにレッドマンと戦うが、レッドフォールで倒され た。

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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Friday, February 09, 2007

Kaijujitsu - Bemon's greetings

Nakayoshi Redjack from Ultraman Ace なかよし レッドジャック ウルトラマンA

Ralph Cosentino, author, illustrator, and toy designer extraordinaire sent me some pictures and information regarding a beautiful new toy he recently acquired that I want to share with you here:

This is a Nakayoshi Redjack. It is Ralph’s understanding that only 10 of this “Hawaiian" version were made.

Photos © 2006 Ralph Cosentino. All rights reserved.

Red Jack レッドジャック appeared in Ultraman Ace Episode 30 (1972) entitled: The Ultra Star That Even You Can See (きみにも見えるウルトラの星 黒雲超獣レッドジャック) (KIMI NI MO MIERU URUTORA NO HOSHI).

Here is a shot of Redjack from the Ultraman Ace show:

From Wikipedia:

Ultraman Ace (ウルトラマンA or ウルトラマンエース - Urutoraman Êsu) is the title superhero of a tokusatsu SF/kaiju/superhero TV show, and is the 5th show in the Ultra Series. Produced by Tsuburaya Productions, the series aired on Tokyo Broadcasting System from April 7, 1972 to March 30, 1973, with a total of 52 episodes.

Starting with this show, the Ultra Series heads in a notably different direction, slowly shifting from a sci-fi/mystery adventure to full-tilt superhero fantasy fare. Also, all previous Ultra-beings (namely Ultraman, Zoffy, Ultra Seven, and New Ultraman) make more frequent appearances here, whereas they only made guest appearances in the previous show Return of Ultraman.

This series marks the debut of special effects director Koichi Kawakita, who went on to do many other tokusatsu superhero shows (for both Tsuburaya Productions and Toho Company Ltd.), and directed the FX for the majority of the "VS Series" (AKA: "Heisei Series") in Toho's Godzilla films. Kawakita, needless to say, was a student under the late Eiji Tsuburaya.

Thanks, Ralph!!!

For more info on Ralph Cosentino and his many projects, see these great websites: Honk Honk Ashoo; Kaiju Kidz; Ralph Cosentino; and UFO Toys (Coming Soon).