This is going to be a miscellaneous one.
Firstly, I sculpted a Mothra larva to keep my Superdeformed Godzilla company, and it turned out like this:
So now I had two figures, and it just made sense that they needed a home. So, another diorama project was born. It turned out like this:
I used Sculpy and a pack of model railroad trees...it was supposed to be Monster Island, but I didn't know when to stop, and I added a cardboard backdrop that was featured inside of the Godzilla Chess Pieces made by X-Plus, thusly:
And, with Mount Fuji in place, it's done.
Next up is a lovely lobby card for GHIDRAH THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER that I just acquired. I love the artwork of Rodan carrying Godzilla!
When going through kitchen cabinets recently, I rediscovered two collectibles from my youth:
|"Castle Dracula" mug from defunct Universal Studios attraction, that my parents brought me from their 1980 trip to Los Angeles.|
|When they returned to Universal, they took us along, and I think that's where I got this (slightly dodgy and off-model) Bullwinkle mug. Note the yellow gloves!|
Next on the agenda are some super-detailed, super-articulated Japanese figures that I discovered. I'd like to say I got these for Christmas, but I actually just bought these for myself. These are "Revoltech" figures, made by Kaiyodo. They did a handful of kaiju, but apparently their popularity caused Bandai to jerk back the license from them (?) to start making their OWN super-articulated kaiju, which is the recent "SH Monsterarts" line (from which one of my Christmas presents actually DID come, the '94 Godzilla).
|This Baragon is completely amazing, and includes everything you need to make your own diorama of one of his FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD scenes, horse included!|
|With regard to paint and sculpt, this is the greatest figure of adult Mothra that I have ever seen.|
|And here we have a splendid Rodan, complete with building to crush. Having such an amazing sculpt of the classic Rodan suddenly makes me realize how little I like the "Fire Rodan" redesign!|
These Revoltech kaiju figures began to come out around 2010, and are still relatively affordable. I think all three of these were around $40 each. There's also a "Mysterians" Mogera, as well as an Angilas and Gigan, but unfortunately those last two are pretty pricey...the Gigan alone is often around $100 on Ebay currently (see future post for these)! They also had a super-detailed Maser Cannon, but as you'd expect, it's way out of scale with their other releases...or else it wouldn't be as super-detailed, I guess. Oh, and also a classic Gamera and Gayos that are worth checking out.
Now that we are all caught up around here, and as we prepare to ring in another New Year!