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January 29, 2003

Great Gorgo!

Filed under: Toy News — Rumble Crew @ 3:44 pm

I have a confession to make: Aside from the footage that showed up in that Kia commercial, I’ve never seen Gorgo. All I know about the movie is that it involves a baby monster and its mama stomping the hell out of London. That and Leonard Maltin called the special effects “exciting”.

Year after year, the refrain I’ve always heard from monster toy collectors was, “Damn, when is someone going to make a Gorgo figure?” Well, that’s what a bold, enterprising Jersey boy went out and did.

No, not me. It was Jim Cirronella from Club Daikaiju, working in conjunction with the kings of kaiju sofubi, M-1 Go. The end result is as impressive as their previous collaborations, Reptilicus and the Rat-Bat-Spider.

As far as the size goes, Mama is slightly bigger than a standard Bullmark vinyl with articulation at the arms, legs, and tail, while Baby is a tad smaller than the mini-size vinyls with the standard waist joint. The vinyl is very thick, and the hand-painted details are excellent.

As vinyl monster toys go, it really doesn’t get any better than this. Even if you’ve never seen the movie. I give it a solid “A”. Pick yours up at Godzilla Shop (you can find Gorgo here) or your local monster toy dealer.

Click on the thumbnails to check out more pictures of the duo, and check out Gorgo’s page at M-1 Go’s official site. Heed Baby’s warning, though: “Don’t touch me!”

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