Monday, February 22, 2010
Standard size M1Go Godzilla, custom painted by Baikin for Toy Karma 2 show at Rotofugi in Chicago (2009). (Photos © 2010 Geozilla Omni-Monster. All rights reserved.)
A beautiful, minimalist, sculpt, with very nice paint. This is the orange version (he also came in brown version and a gold version). Mogunesu was the first figure in the Marmit Vinyl Paradise series.
マーミット 世紀の大怪獣シリーズ ビニールパラダイス 「マグマ大使」
Mogunesu モグネス appeared three episodes of the Space Giants TV show: Episode 2 “The Subterranean Menace” (ガム! モグネスを倒せ), Episode 3 “Attack of the Molesaurus” (宇宙怪獣モグネス襲来す) and Episode 4 “The Bomb!” (危機一髪 東京!).
The Space Giants, known in Japan as “Magma Taishi” or “Ambassador Magma” (マグマ大使), was a manga and tokusatsu TV series created by famous mangaka Osamu Tezuka. The TV series was produced by P Productions, and aired on Fuji TV from July 4, 1966 to September 25, 1967, with a total of 52 episodes. It was the first color tokusatsu TV series in Japan, beating Ultraman to the airwaves by 6 days.
Basic plot of Space Giants:
“The alien invader Goa plots to conquer the Earth. He first warns the Murakami family (father Atsushi, mother Tomoko, and son Mamoru) of their invasion, and demonstrates his powers by transporting them to a prehistoric jungle and destroying a Giant Dinosaur (in reality, Agon, the title monster of a Godzilla-like TV series.) before their very eyes. But they will not agree to surrender to Goa, so hope comes in the form of Magma (sometimes called Goldar), an armored, golden giant with long hair and antennae. He and his human-sized wife Mol, both created by the wizard Earth (who sure enough lives deep beneath the Earth), are sent to defend Earth against Goa. They befriend Atsushi and Mamoru, the latter has Magma emotionally touched, as he wanted to have a child with his wife Mol, so Earth creates a duplicate of Mamoru, named Gam (who wears a helmet with antennas). Earth gives Mamoru a whistle, with which he can call Gam (when blown once), Mol (when blown twice) and Magma (when blown thrice) in times of crisis. So when Goa unleashes his various daikaiju, chances are, Magma, Mol, and Gam will fly to the rescue.” [Source: Wikipedia.]
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