Here he comes, stomping your toy shelves to smithereens! Rarrrrrgh!
I love Japanese die cast toys. There's something satisfying about a toy made out of cold, heavy metal. Companies like Popy, Bullmark, Tokatoku, and others really knew how to cram as much quality and play value into a tiny package as possible. And as far as I'm concerned, it's hard to get much better than the King of the Monsters himself, Gojira! Or... if we must... Godzilla.
Run for your life!
This guy might be little, but he hides a big surprise. It's not enough that he sports articulation in his head, legs, shoulders, elbows, and jaw! It's not enough that his vinyl tale can (kind of) swing back and forth. Oh, no. Bullmark decided to push this giant lizard over the edge by turning him into a walking, fire-breathing, building crushing super base!
That's right! If you flip down Gojira's chest, you'll find the requisite missile launchers, a launch bay for what looks like an SR-71 Blackbird spy plane, a futuristic tank, some sort of telescoping observation post, and storage for two additional missiles.
What. The. CENSORED!
No, but seriously: Who designed this thing, and what sort of mind control were they operating under? Because there's just no way any normal, rational human being could come up with something this cool. Nope, uh-uh.
Gojira. With missile launchers. And a plane. In his chest!
Suck on that, Mothra.
Note the little handles on his shoulders. Because lifting the arms is too difficult?
Twin missile launchers. Also check out the tale, which is segmented and made of vinyl.
The front of the box. Love the Japanese block lettering and the classic Bullmark logo.
The back of the box is a riot of description -- none of which I can read. But the arrows all give a pretty good idea of what Gojira's supposed to do.