This is the impressive book written by Yuji Nishimura and Takashi Kuragi detailing the history of Godzilla Toys in not only Japan but the world. This superb book serves as the go to reference for the earliest vinyl, tin and plastic model toys of the KING of THE MONSTERS and his associated friends and foes. The history of Bullmark and Marusan is displayed in fabulous comparison photos of the same figure produced by each company. The other historic companies such as Popy the precursor to Bandai and also the toys made by Yamakatsu Company are given good coverage. Yuji Nishimura the owner of M 1 Toys aka M Ichigo bought many of the original molds of the Bullmark soft vinyl line. This 111 page book is a must have for all collectors of Godzilla.
This is the hardest to find of the Yamakatsu figures: The Mecha Kong. Yamakatsu produced a series of Godzilla figures in 1983. These were more realistic looking than the Bullmark or Popy Figures. They were not issued with tags. However they were issued with a bandai sticker on their feet. This series of figures have a certain charm about them.
The Mechani Kong is the best sculpt in the series in our opinion. It stands about 5 inches tall and was produced by Yamakatsu in 1983. This one is in Excellent Condition. It does have some paint rubs and scuffs on its body. We have included a photo with the Larger Bandai 1991 Mechani Kong to show the differences in figures. The figure for sale is the Yamakatsu only.
This is the Yamakatsu hard vinly figure of the Baragon that was issued in 1983. It stands approx. 6 inches tall. Never came with tag, only Toho sticker on its foot. Near Mint figure with sticker on foot.
This is the Yamakatsu hard vinyl figure of Angilas aka Anguirus that was issued in 1983. It is approx. 8 inches long. It was not issued with a tag. Yamakatsu company came into existence after Marusan and Bullmark and just as Bandai Company was issuing their 1983 Godzilla. These figures are some of the earliest produced of Godzilla and related monster figures.
This is the Yamakatsu hard vinyl figure of the mechanical Kong that was issued in 1983 !!! IT is 30 years old! The figure represents Mechani Kong from the Toho Sci-Fi Movie "KING KONG ESCAPES." It stands approx. 6 inches tall and is articulated at the arms and legs. This is actually Tom & Diane's favorite Mechani Kong figure! Never came with tag, only Toho Godzilla sticker on the foot. (The sticker on this figure is MINT). Comes in MINT to NEAR Mint Condition. THIS is ONE of the BEST Condition Mechani Kong FIGURES we have seen! The PHOTOS do not do it justice. It is GORGEOUS.
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This is the Yamakatsu hard vinyl figure of King Ghidorah that was issued in 1983. The Yamakatsu Company issued a series of Godzilla figures in 1983 which predate the Bandai line. It stands approx. 7 inches tall. These figures were not issued with tag, THEY ARE HARD TO FIND BECAUSE THEY ARE OVER 27 YEARS OLD!
This is the Yamakatsu Company hard vinyl Godzilla figure that was issued in 1983. Yamakatsu Godzilla toys predate Bandai so this is an early collector's piece. The 6 1/2 inch figure is articulated at arms, legs and tail. Never came with tag, Near Mint figure comes with Godzilla sticker on its foot .