PVC Kaiju

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  1. KingForm

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    So does anybody collect these things? I've been wanting to get a few mostly from the Ultra Monsters series (Baltan, Red King, etc) and i'm in need of a site that has them cheap.

    I've always been sorta interested in these things considering they make decent display pieces.
     
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    I used to collect them - especially the Ultraman kaijus (the regular versions - -6 inch ones) but the thing is I get them locally as I live in Asia.

    There's another poster, who I believe lives in the US, going by the nick of Chosen who's also into kaijus - maybe you can PM him?
     
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    Thanks to the awesome man known as Chosen, we shall have this to help us with any PVC Kaiju hunting!

    First things first - keep in mind that, with exceptions, this is not stuff you're going to find offline. There's the odd Japanese import shop, or comic book store with some Godzilla toys from Japan, and a small, difficult to find line of Godzilla toys in the US from Bandai Creation. The latter you can find at KB Toys, CVS, Toys'R'Us or K-Mart, from various sets, but there are few of them.

    http://www.clubtokyo.org/listings/su...1&subCatID=100
    http://www.clubtokyo.org/listings/su...1&subCatID=101

    The Japanese toylines are where you'll find the good stuff, especially for Ultraman because of... a long story. Think lawsuit.

    First things first - eBay. There's a few reliable dealers out there that can provide you with vinyl at decent prices. Godzilla stuff will be the easiest to find, even from domestic sellers. Ultraman stuff is more difficult, unless you go for the most recent line of Ultra Kaiju. And naturally, Baltan and Red King are both easily obtained now, and haven't looked better.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=120182809463
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=120182461481
    http://www.clubtokyo.org/utilities/salesList.php

    J1Toy is a place I've dealt with now and before, when they were running from a website. Good people, but not the greatest prices.

    The best bet to get these toys cheap is from more direct sources. HLJ is great for Ultras, but are ridiculously limited on kaiju. The various online stores that focused on selling kaiju are mostly gone, overpriced, closed up in favor of eBay or don't bother with Ultraman. This is why I ended up contacting Ryan at Fan2Fan where I could get these toys direct from Japan. He's mostly AWOL at the moment, but there's still deputy services or people you can contact to get these toys. Best of all if you can navigate Yahoo! Auctions Japan and use a deputy service, you can get some very nice deals.

    I'm not even close to telling you every option out there, but the problem is in recent years a lot has changed and there are less sellers now than there were when I started collecting. I haven't been heavy on collecting myself either. I'm also rambling and a bit tired, heh, but I still have more to share. Especially for Godzilla, where there are so many more options.

    In the meantime, you could comfortably settle for certain sellers on eBay. It's a few bucks more expensive, but shipping from Japan directly is only going to save you $3-4 a figure each anyway. Give yourself time to learn what you're buying and what's out there, become comfortable with the many options, before jumping into more complicated purchases, exclusives, or even the more expensive and limited toylines out there, because Bandai is just the beginning!
     

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