Coming soon is the newest release off the RAMPAGE x MEDICOM TOY Shoudai (aka Original) Godzilla!
This version of the figure is painted as an homage to the vintage Bullmark Hawaii Godzilla Colorway. The base is a light flesh color (typical of the type used in most doll manufacturing facilities), which is coated extensively with a sky blue color and then accented with silver sprays.
As you can see in the above photos, I painted a few figures in an attempt to best match the blue that is found on the original Bullmark figures. Trouble is, it's not so easy to know if I'm matching the 'real' original color or if I'm just matching the color as its come to look after the many many years of aging. In the end though I went for the middle ground (figure in the center of the pics).
I have a collector to thank for the photo references of the vintage figure as well as discussions about the final choice on which blue suits the homage best. So - thanks man - you know who you are.
The release will be an open order, with the figures shipping by the end of July. Order window is 3/24 through 4/30/2018.
All release info is now available in numerous Japanese Publications, including the Sofubi Tokyo Blog, and the upcoming issue of Hyper Hobby. This release is limited to sales within Japan, so you will need to find an assist if you are unable to use a Japanese address.
I'm hoping to offer an AP release of this version as I did with the first release. Time will tell though.
Well, thats all the typing I have in me for the day. Hope you've enjoyed!