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I had no idea this existed!

That's a fantastic find. I have the Imperial small scale King Kong and Godzilla from my childhood, and I've seen the large scale Godzilla everywhere, but never this. The smaller scale one's cast in black vinyl, with no Imperial monster lipstick, and is in a far more reserved pose. It also has a distinctively large, bare set o' butt cheeks.

How much was it being sold for, or was it set to be haggled over?

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Posted by Jetjagaa on 26 April, 2008 - 11:24
The guy was asking $20 for

The guy was asking $20 for the Imperial and $45 for the decanter. Seems like it would have made more sense the other way around.

In addition to this, one collector remembers an Imperial Rodan, too. It's discussed here.

"This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
Onyx Blackman
Principal, Flatpoint High

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Posted by NekroDave on 26 April, 2008 - 18:32
Imperial never, NEVER

Imperial never, NEVER produced a Rodan. That guy in that thread is going off of decade old memory, probably just saw a generic toy or an actual Rodan toy (but certainly not from Imperial) and his memory is getting jumbled together...... how does a single guy remember but not another collector on Earth? ESPECIALLY monster toy and kaiju collectors.... Also, I have various paper materials and prototypes from Imperial from that era and before, none of which features a Rodan, whereas Kong and Godzilla are rampant in materials. Not a single "Imperial Rodan" has ever come to light. It does not exist, would be cool if it did, but it does not.

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Posted by Laserion83 on 13 January, 2014 - 12:06
I agree about the Rodan. And

I agree about the Rodan. And I'm not even convinced this Kong is truly from Imperial. Is it featured in any of the materials you have (which I'd love to see, btw!)?

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Posted by NekroDave on 13 January, 2014 - 13:38
Thaaaaats why it's great to

Thaaaaats why it's great to cruise real, brick and mortar, funky collectable shops now and then. Lookit what'cha got! By the way, any chance of a review on the Toy Island, Universal Monsters build-a-Frankenstein set? I just saw those in K-B. Thanks for sharing a cool find Dave.

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Posted by repairtechjon on 26 April, 2008 - 18:55
Toy Island

Y'know, I just heard the other day about those being on sale at KB. To be honest, I've only held one in person (the Mummy) and I really didn't like it. I've got a few lines out fishing for other things I'm looking to buy now so they are not high on my priority list at the moment. I might get them, but I don't wanna promise either...

"This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
Onyx Blackman
Principal, Flatpoint High

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Posted by NekroDave on 26 April, 2008 - 19:05
Yeah, I wasn't

Yeah, I wasn't super-impressed with the Toy Island Mummy either...something about that rubbery PVC that turns me off, even though the paint apps were pretty good. On the other hand, the Creature from the Black Lagoon from this series was given to me as a gift and I love the hell outta that thing.

The problem is, I can't tell whether I love it because it's legitimately a good toy or because of my blind gillman adoration! :P

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Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 27 April, 2008 - 12:29
 
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