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Auction Wednesday: NITTO Vintage Wind-Up Gamera Toy 1966

It’s Auction Wednesday! Did you find anything cool on YJ Auction this week?
Rinkya is here to help you find items of your interest.

This week we found this awesome vintage Gamera toy!

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It’s a wind-up Gamera toy made by NITTO (which no longer exists) in 1966.
This is the first edition of this toy.

As you can see from the photos, this item is still in the original plastic bag and has never been used.

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There are some tear and wears on the instruction manual and the outer box, but the toy itself is in wonderful condition. The seller has good rating and history as well.

This auction ends on June 29th, 2014 at 23:56 in PDT.
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Want more? Browse all auction listings on Gamera on Yahoo Japan Auction via Rinkya!

Bento Friday: Father of Ultra

Happy Friday!
This weekend is Father’s Day. It is the same in Japan.
How would you celebrate it? Taking dad to a nice dinner? A present maybe?

Rinkya picked out some bentos featuring Father of Ultra to compliment all hardworking dads!

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If you don’t already know him, Father of Ultra is the Highest Commander of the Space Garrison. He is the biological father of Ultraman Taro and adoptive father of Ultraman Ace. Furthermore, he is the uncle of Ultraseven. Although other Ultra brothers are not really his kids, they greatly respect him like their own father.

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Happy Father’s Day!

 

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Bento sources: Gurea, Minnei, Calimeromama

Browse all listings of Ultraman items on YJ Auction via Rinkya.

Old Ultraman Picture Puzzle for Takeda Chemical Industries

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This is a vintage picture puzzle of Ultraman used by Takeda Chemical Industries for its advertisement campaign. One the bottom left is a logo of Takeda Chemical and Alinamin A, an energy drink sold by the company.

Presumably this is from the time when Ultraman was being broadcasted for the first run. On the back of the puzzle, it shows the schedule for the Ultraman TV show.

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The puzzle is covered by a thin sheet of paper for protection.
This auction ends on October 10th, 2013 at 6:34 in PDT.

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The Greatest Kaiju Toy, BANDAI 20-inch Tall R/C Mechagodzilla 1974

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One of the greatest kaiju toys out there, BANDAI’s 20-inch Radio Controlled Mechagodzilla 1974 is being listed for auction right now.
Even with the hight retail price of US$800, this mighty Mechagodzilla toy sold out immediately after its release in 2009. Its massive 1/100-scale, 20-inch tall body, loaded with built-in gimmicks, and the attention to details made it way worth the money, and it has been highly sought after on used market ever since. These photos are from the item’s official site.

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The auction seller has never opened the toy, so this is what the actual auction item looks like, in an original box.

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It’s got lots of fun, great gimmicks!

  • Rotating head (action for making energy shield)
  • Mouth opens/closes
  • Arms move up/down
  • Hands rotate at the wrists
  • Flashing lights in eyes
  • Flashing lights in mouth
  • Flashing lights in fingertips
  • Chest opens and flashes light
  • Installed sound effects for each action

The appearance of Mechagodzilla is based on 1974 model. Watch the promo video below to see what amazing actions it is capable of!

Impressed?
If so, don’t hesitate and bid on BANDAI 20” R/C Mechagodzilla on Yahoo Japan Auction!

On somewhere like Amazon Marketplace, it’s being listed for 500,000 yen, but on our Auction, its current highest bid is only 101,000 yen, and if you really don’t want to miss it, the seller is offering buyout option for 150,000 yen! So don’t hesitate and get it!
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Gamera comes to life! CCP 1/1-scale Gamera 3 Head Replica Looks Amazing, Limited Stock of 500

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CCP, a high-end PVC figure company in Japan, started a line of models called 1/1-scale Replica Series in 2011. This is the first product to be released from the line: CCP 1/1 Gamera 3 Head Replica.

CCP 1/1 Gamera 3 Head Replica features the gigantic head of Gamera that appears in Gamera 3.

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The replica head is about 42cm tall (16.5 inch). The smaller CCP 1/6-scale Tokusatsu Series Gamera HG ver. figure is being displayed next to the 1/1 head in the above picture to compare the size between the two (thus not included in the set). Looks incredible, doesn’t it?
It’s also built in with a fun gimmick. When you push down on Gamera’s tongue, its eyes and mouth starts to flash just like Gamera did in the film, with the lighting effect imitating fiery plasma shots coming out of its throat.

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In the upper right photo, you can see the eyes and throat glowing.

Only 500 of them were made as limited edition in 2011, and were sold out immediately. Today we found one listed on Yahoo Japan Auction for 69,800 yen! (Original retail price 49,800 yen)

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Want to wait for another chance? Use this preset keyword, save it, and monitor auction listings until you find the one you want!

 

Anime, Giant Robots, Tokusatsu, Boobs… Japan’s Got Most Awesome Fishing Lures

Do you love fishing? Regardless of which fishing store you go to, you find that fishing tackle comes in a large variety of shapes, designs, and colors. Among many options, Japan’s got some of the most awesome fishing lures. As it could be said to almost everything Japanese people do, they put meticulous attention to details and leverage all their artisanship, creativity, and wackiest ideas into making these novelty lures. I selected a few of my favorite to share with our blog readers!

 1) Bandai G-Master Splash Heroes Mazinger Z Fishing Lure

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Our favorite giant robot Mazinger Z is soooo cute as a chibi fishing lure. Bandai had a line of anime and tokusatsu-themed fishing lures called G-Master Splash Heroes back in 2003 (long sold out now), and Mazinger Z is one of them.

Search for Mazinger Z Fishing Lures on Yahoo Japan Auction.

2) Bandai G-Master Splash Heroes Gamera and Kamen Rider V3 Lures

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I have to show two more from Bandai’s Splash Heroes series because they are just so cute. Aren’t thse Gamera and Kamen Rider V3 fishing lures adorable? You can see how detailed they actually are for something that you are supposed to throw in water…

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Search for Gamera Fishing Lures on Yahoo Japan Auction.
Search for Kamen Rider V3 Lures on Yahoo Japan Auction.

3) Tommy x Nintendo Pokemon Fishing Lures

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These Pokemon lures would make me sing “Gotta Catch ’em All!” while trying to catch fish! Gotta catch all the fish! (Well, maybe not, to be gentle to the environment)

Search for Pokemon Lures on Yahoo Japan Auction.

4) Frog Products Boob Lures

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Frog Products released these nice, round, not-too-bit, not-too-large, perfect boobs to lure fish. Maybe they lure human more than fish? 😉 They come in two color options…for your preference.

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Unfortunately these lures are very difficult to find even on auctions. Keep monitoring on Yahoo Japan Auction from this link until it shows up, as they occasionally do!

5) Ryobi Ultraman Fishing Lure

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Ultraman can help you find your catch underwater!
I love how much attention to detail they put into it. Even if you don’t fish, this would be a perfect addition to your Ultraman collection.

Find listings for Ultraman Fishing Lures on Yahoo Japan Auction

6) Ryobi Ultraman Kaijuu Lures – Alien Baltan and Pigmon

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If there is Ultraman, we’ve got to have kaijuus too! Two of the most iconic and popular kaijuus from Ultraman: Alien Baltan and Pigmon are also available as lures from Ryobi!

Find listings for Ultraman Kaijuus Fishing Lures on Yahoo Japan Auction

7) Rascal the Raccoon Fishing Lures

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Our beloved Rascal the Raccoon come in three different colors as fishing lures! Rascal is eating a toast, hopefully he’ll be able to catch fish for us too?

Search Rascal the Raccoon Fishing Lures on Yahoo Japan Auction.

8) GAN CRAFT Tsuri Chichi Nagisa Collaboration Jointed Claw 178

Here comes the fun part: sexy bishoujo lures.

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This lure is specially crafted for a fishing manga series on Shounen Sunday called Tsuri Chichi Nagisa. And they are actually made by a quality fishing tackle company Gan Craft too, instead of a toy company. You can enjoy outdoor fishing with beautiful Nagisa-chan!

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Search GAN CRAFT x Tsuri Chichi Nagisa collaboration lure on Yahoo Japan Auction.

9) Super Sonico Fishing Lure by Unagiinu

Here’s another sexy fishing lure, featuring Super Sonico, the popular mascot girl from Nitroplus.

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This is actually a handmade lure modified from an existing lure “Strike King Sexy Spoon.” How fitting is it that the artist chose to put Sonico on it? The artist Unagiinu does a lot of customized “Ita-Lure” (痛ルアー) to make ordinary fishing lures more, um, attractive.

Here’s a little section of a fishing store displaying Unagiinu’s custom tackle.

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10) Toys Frog Char Zaku Flash Jim Fishing Lure

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Char Zaku should be able to fish 3 times faster than other lures (hopefully)! The 3D mono-eye is cute!

It should work really well for octopus catching too, since, reportedly, that’s how Japanese fisherman catches octopus…as shown in a Japanese TV show Zip. (News source: Kotaku) I’m not sure if it’s true or not, but give it a shot, right?

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Vintage Bull Mark Ultraman Giant Dorako PVC Toy

Do you like Kaijyuu? A good old tokusatsu show?

Here’s our today’s pick!
Vintage Bull Mark Ultraman Kaijyuu Dorako PVC Toy.

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Dorako is a popular kaijyuu that has appeared several times in Ultraman series.  This toy is 33-cm tall, and is a very rare toy to find an original version (There are remake versions released in 2002).

Bid on Vintage Bull Mark Ultraman Giant Dorako PVC toy now!