Bullmark. 1974. Kamagira, Denjin Zaboga, Satan-Bog.
Japan. 1976. Ark Kaiju reign. Per Prof Robert Duban:
“Mecha Baltan” was kind of an odd choice for the name of this toy, as it’s the most accurately non-mechanical portrayal of the bunch. It also looks nothing like the actual “Mecha-Baltan” that appeared in later episodes of the Ultraman series. Whatever. In any event, although it’s a relatively common piece in the ‘States, it’s highly sought after in Japan.”
Popy MR-DX04 made in Japan 1983. THE best MR DX in my opinion. It even has three modes.. Diecast. Plastic. Perfect nostalgia. Did Aramaki design this, because I’m getting weak at the knees “Aramaki” style.. You too can have one easily in a Super Gobots box. Ebay to the rescue..
The east coast guys are probably well aware of this guy here, for those not in the know a bit of background. In the summer of 2002 I was kind of bored. I needed a project to keep myself occupied and eat up those lazy summer days. I saw an article online about a 1/6th scale rx-78 gundam that had been built for an event in Japan. On my desk was an MG RX-78-3. I grabbed it, a ruler, and calculator… hmmm, 1/6th scale would make this thing about 10 feet tall, but at 1/10th scale it’d be about 6 feet tall… and using a 1/100 scale kit as a template the measurement conversions would be pretty simple to figure out (I can’t help but LOL hard at that one)… a few months, and a ton of trips to the local hobby store later I had this guy finished. When I first moved down to FL my first place was pretty small and sadly 6 foot gundam wouldn’t fit anywhere. He sat in NY for close to 5 years, waiting for the opportunity to come down. About a month ago my folks offered to make “the final trip” down here and drag down the last of my stuff taking up space in the house. Somehow they managed to fit this guy in the back of the van (let me say now that my folks are freaking awesome). Now he’s here and the toy room feels that much more complete. Had to move a couple things to get him to fit but he slid into place pretty simply. Awesome times.
Little story from the world of toy auctions.
…it happened at the end of january. I made my daily Rockbat auction check on Yahoo
and found something interesting for me. This auction caught my eye…Blazer, Box looks mint,
Bullmark and starting price 100 yen. Well, do I need another one? Yes!
But I don’t need to win the auction desperately, because I already have this Blazer.
Max bid 2000 yen…fire and forget…
…the auction ended and I was the only bidder. Yeah! I was astonished that really nobody
bid on this auction. I won my 100 ¥ Blazer!
Ok, with shipping, fees etc it was more a 1300 yen Blazer, but I won him for 100 ;-)
1 month later my big toy parcel from japan arrived in germany.
I was curious how my 100 yen auction looks in reality. On the auction fotos
everything looked mint, but you never know how it looks when you hold it in your hands.
I wasn’t dissapointed! The Box looks perfect. I love the artwork!
Then I opened the box and …
…the first thing I noticed: A Missile
(uups, I forgot to mention that the auction was for a box only)
How cool is that! I’m be happy as a kid, because I found a missile in the box (that wasn’t mentioned
in the Yahoo auction description)…all that for 100 yen.
But I wasn’t the only one who was happy now.
Also my small MFV Blazer was happy now. Finally he got an original Bullmark
missile…no ill-fitting Ark missile anymore.
Happy end for me and Blazer.
…and the Blazer box?
Hanging framed on the wall now :-D
Sorry…again a Blazer Brog…I’m a nerd…BBS
My Bullmark Honda Motor Club has a new member.
A funny detail is mirror inverted sticker on the right side. RABIRAG.
Looks like a little mistake. Well, nobody’s perfect…specially Bullmark toys.
But who cares, I love them regardless.
Here are the 2 missiles that came with the bike…mint in bag ;-)
Lets continue with the box:
Great artwork as usual. Box shows the 2 action features. Missile firing action and
“sparkling” mechanism inside the motor.
The artwork is identical to the small version Garibar in blister box.
Both toys have a “double branding” on the box. Bullmark & Takatoku (T.T.).
Here are some fotos of the whole Bullmark MC.
I know that there are also a Mach Baron, Zaboga and an Ultraman on these bikes…
so, the Honda MC isn’t complete yet ;-)
But trying to complete the Bullmark Honda Motor Club is nearly tough as
trying to get all Zabitan figures. You never know whats out there…
More fotos in the BBS.