Want to know what figures of your favorite Kaiju are out there? Want to know more about classic kaiju and their history in both films and as vinyl figures? Look no further! Skreeonk’s Vinyl Profiles is a one-of-a-kind new series of informative articles based around everyone’s favorite giant monsters.
From Gamera and Gezora to Bemular and Baragon, we’ll be bringing you original photographs of the vast array of vinyls from Kaiju Fan Network collectors! Each profile contains information about the figures included, and plenty of information on each individual incarnation of the kaiju. The Vinyl profiles will be constantly updated as new photos and information becomes available. We’re still in the process of deciding what sort of format we want for these profiles – so bare with me. For now, just enjoy!
Much more coming soon!
Below are our figure reviews, which will be expanding in the future. If you’re interested in the latest figures to be released in Japan as well as stateside – CLICK HERE to access the Collector’s Updates Archive, or simply click on the category to the right!
Bandai Figure Reviews:
– Bandai 8″ Scale-
– Bandai 6″ Scale –
– Bandai Creations U.S. Line –
GFW Gigan 6″ (2006)
When referring to a production line of figures, a size in inches is placed next to the figure’s namesake. Producers such as Marmit and M1Go have named scale they use, with such words as ‘Standard’ (used to describe their general figures, sized at approx 9″) ‘Mini’ (3-4″ figures), and ‘Giant’ (12″ and above). Other companies, such as Bandai, produce figures on a scale known by its size in inches (insert pun here). Their most popular line is of 6″ kaiju from all walks of Japanese cinema (a line so successful that only one other company is allowed to produce Kaiju vinyls on the 6″ scale – Y-MSF). The figures are all based around a 6″ scale, but some can be anywhere inbetween four and twelve inches, depending on the Kaiju’s general size to its fellow monsters in film continuity. A good example would be of a Minya and a King Ghidorah Bandai figure side by side. Minya would be around 4″ tall, but Ghidorah would stand about 9 1/2 inches, with a 12″ wingspan. Both are, however, still part of a 6″ production line.