Today we continue our up-close look at one of my favorite Bandai releases, the "Monster Legend Museum," set "B." This set offers 20 more kaiju, in an orangey-tan and dark blue, with the two odd light blue colors thrown in, exactly like the first set. I have to say, I very much prefer the black and silver of the first set, but it does help to organize them quickly, so I guess they had their reasons.
|Group photo of set B. I don't know why the Godzilla on the right is out of kilter. My tesselation skills have declined.|
|Three more Godzilla designs; different amounts of toes again.|
|Junior squaring off against Destroyah.|
|Mighty Gorosaurus, King Ghidorah (the "other king of the monsters"), Fairy Mothra, and Battra larva. I just realized that the light blue figures are from 90's Mothra films! Clever Bandai!|
|Megalon, Mechagodzilla (original), Biollante, and Titanosaurus.|
|Fire Rodan (in flying pose), Hedorah, Destroyah in crab form.|
|Kamacuras (or Gimantis, depending on where you grew up), and Dagahra, which I confess I had to look up because I haven't seen Mothra II in some years.|
|Beautiful Baragon and Gigan! What a pair.|
Oddly missing from this "Museum" are Manda, Minya, and Spiega (or Kumonga, depending on where you grew up). I may sound like a conspiracy theorist, but I have a theory that Bandai doesn't want fans to be able to own a diorama of DESTROY ALL MONSTERS for some reason..it just never works out in any scale. Something's always wrong, and somebody's always missing. I don't know why. If they released a boxed set tomorrow of all eleven monsters, in the right scale to each other (I mean you, Minya), and it was $500, I would sell something to own it. It's just that simple!