Instead of burying what I learned in my mega post from the other day, I wanted to separately write about the figures and their background. So here we go.
Here's the Yutari booth again:
Click here for an extensive Wikipedia page about the show, which was a Toho production that ran for 26 episodes in 1973.
More about the WF releases:
|This is ガロボーグ: Garoborg, another Terro Beast who appeared in the 13th episode.
|Who says radioactive creatures and alien heroes can't be gentlemen!
These Yutari releases are excellent examples of the one-day license releases that help make Wonder Festival such a compelling event. They're also tributes to the passion and talent of indie toy makers who spend countless hours crafting figures, getting molds made, and then assembling (and often painting) and bagging figures for ultra-limited release.
The quality level is so high as to rival many of the figures put out by large companies for widespread release. Pretty awesome aspect of the indie toy world, if you ask me.