Friday, August 30, 2013

Gamaira - Bandai

I recently came across some paperwork that helped my identify more of my Ultraman Monsters. I feel bad posting about a toy if I don't at least know the toys name. This green and silver spiked monster is from one of the various Ultraman shows from over the years. Unfortunatly, I don't know I lot about the different series. As a kid I was into Godzilla and other giant monsters, but with most of the Bandai packaging  (usually a hang tag) being in Japanese it's hard to get information about the figures. This monster is from 1991 and there are a few variations in the paint scheme avaialable. The other paint options I've seen are darker and more true to the show image on his tag.

When I was a kid, each summer I would take care of my buddy's pet frogs while he was on vacation. Often times his family would visit relatives on their way back from whatever comic convention his Dad was appearing at. Every year they would bring me back an Ultra-Monster as a thank you for taking care of Lilly and Sandy the grow-a-frogs. My monster collection was always much smaller than my buddy Derek's, but Gamaira was always one of my favorites.


  1. Hey Kevin have you seen the new Godzilla mini-figures at toys r' us? I thought of you when i saw them and thought you should check them out.

    1. I don't think so. I saw a really squat, but large, Mecha Godzilla. He was bigger than a coffee mug. Is that what you are talking about?

    2. No these were much smaller and all Super Deformed. They were being sold as one big set or you could by them as singles.

    3. I don't think we got them here yet.