Friday, March 30, 2012

Godzilla - Japanese Die Cast 7" GD-98 1975 MechaGodzilla

Price: $198.50

Product Description

Name: Mecha Godzilla 1975
Manufacturer: Bandai
Series: Die-Cast Series
Release Date: April 2006
Details (Description): 1975 Mecha Godzilla features an incredible level of die-cast detail as well as paint job that perfectly matches his movie counterpart. Much like the other figures in the GD Bandai series this figure stands 7" tall and has tons of articulation.

Mechagodzilla (メカゴジラ Mekagojira) is a fictional character from various films in the Godzilla series, introduced in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974). He is Godzilla's mechanical doppelgänger and one of the most popular Toho kaiju. Mechagodzilla is also recognized as one of Godzilla's most powerful enemies (all iterations have at one point or another come very close to killing the King of the Monsters).

The Simians rebuilt their dreadnought for another try in Terror of Mechagodzilla one year later. Having learned the value of teamwork firsthand, the Simians called in an old debt to pair Mechagodzilla with the aquatic dinosaur Titanosaurus that had been discovered by a Dr. Mafune.

This time there were some modifications made, mainly turning the mecha into a true cyborg by giving it living human brain cells. This was accomplished by integrating its control circuitry into the body of Dr. Mafune's daughter Katsura, as well as a variety of other cybernetic enhancements. Also Mechagodzilla's main control system was moved down into its neck so it could function unimpaired if Godzilla again attempted to decapitate it. Godzilla's perseverance combined with the timely self-sacrifice of Mechagodzilla's operator (Katsura killed herself) brought the machine down for good. The King of the Monsters buried Mechagodzilla's shattered form deep underground to prevent another repair job.

The original Mechagodzilla is the only one to be referred to by numerics within the movies themselves. When it is rebuilt in its second appearance, the "MG" emblazoned on its arm has a "2" added to it. It is still usually referred to as simply "Mechagodzilla" by the characters.

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