Godzilla Iwakura Bullmark Legends

Started by terrypierson, July 28, 2012, 09:53:12 AM

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terrypierson

The Godzilla Iwakura Bullmark Legends line is a miniature reissue of the classic Godzilla Bullmark vinyls of the 60s and 70s. These were some of the very first Godzilla toys and remain some of the most beloved.

See them in action in my new stop motion -

Godzilla vs The Astro-Monster
http://youtu.be/I6hYusAa19U

I absolutely adore these figures. They are my first foray in to stylized vinyl and I'm hooked.


RedKing

Great stop motion!! I also love the little Iwakura Bullmarks. I managed to buy both sets when they were new in 2004/05. I didn't get thge chase figures though. I have a few full size Bullmark repros but even those are expensive and there's no way I can afford any original Bullmarks either, so the Iwakuras are great! The onlky Bullmark Toho figures they did not reproduce were Mechani-Kong and Gabara.
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terrypierson

That's a cool bit of info about the Mechani-Kong and Gabara. What are the "chase" figures you refer to?

I didn't know they did full size repros. As much as I would love to try and indulge justifying investing in some original Bullmarks I know I'm going to be sticking with the Iwakuras.

And glad you liked video, thanks!

RedKing

There were 2 chase figures a Megalon in "Hawaiian" color and I believe the second was Hedorah also in "Hawaiian" color. In the 70s Bullmark sold figures in  Hawaii(and also on the West Coast) which were painted in even more garish colors than the Japanese versions of the same figures. Iwakura didn't release full size reissues, but many other companies have.
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