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#1 5x5

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:59 AM

Here is what I have of the fabled CANFULL OF MONSTERS line.  I bought a set in 1979 and loved them as a kid, then discovered the set years later and started chasing after them again.  All of the figures pictured are confirmed as COM and not their Japanese, slightly larger counterparts. 

 

Intel online is extremely limited, the most useful piece being the one on the MiniFigs site.  That piece suggests there are "about" 15 sculpts in the line, and I think that is a good estimate, but not confirmed.  At this point in time I believe there may be 16 sculpts.  My prospect is shown in blue color at far right.  He is a prospect because the color is right, the density is right, the foot markings are consistent with others in the line, and I have a slightly larger version of the sculpt (in black --- which is 100% not a COM color), which suggests that this blue figure is a smaller version of a Japanese sculpt.  Also, in the MiniFigs article, a yellow version of this sculpt is shown --- but since many lots that come up for sale lack any documentation as to where they were originally purchased, most lots I consider to be "corrupted" as a mix of COM and Ultraman figures from Japan.  So, I do not know if the selection pictured on the MiniFigs site is an original purchase or a collection over time. 

 

I would like to collect more intel in this thread!  Do you have any COM figures?  Please post pics --- we can confirm 'prospects' this way and come up with a coherent master list. 

 

I hope you enjoy the pictures of my collection!

 

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Here is the MiniFigures blogpost:  http://minifigures.b...nster-toss.html


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 08:26 AM

Awesome collection! Canfull of Monsters contained 15 kaiju and there was also Monster Toss which came out in '81 and contained 12 kaiju. Here's a few pics of the sets MOC and an open set of Monster Toss with all the figures that it originally came with..

 

 

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 08:57 AM

WOW, excellent to know, and to see the packaging!  I was starting to think that Monster Toss was an urban legend. 

 

While the COM can contained 15 monsters, I am still trying to sort out how many unique sculpts there are ...  Your picture would seem to confirm that my "prospective" figure is indeed part of the series ...  Bringing the total unique sculpts to 16!


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 09:19 AM

For sure, I just wanted to confirm that one set came with 15 while the other only contains 12. On the blog post it states that both sets contained 15 figures. This Monster Toss set with the yellow trash can came with both a red and a green Gudon. I purchased the set MOC but the bubble was starting to separate ( plus I really wanted to toss some monsters haha ) so I opened it. 


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 09:37 AM

Where did you find the MOCs?   Were they expensive?

 

Also I have a large amount available for trade if you (or anyone else) is interested.


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 10:21 AM

From the best that I can tell, I do not have any sculpts within my sets that aren't in your pics. A few months back on ebay 2 MOC COM and 3 MOC MT came up for BIN. I quickly snatched up 3 sets as soon as I saw them. It was the first time I'd  seen either set MOC. I think the prices were more than fair considering the rarity. Here are links to the completed listings...

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item4ac49032f7

http://www.ebay.com/...=item4ac490259b

http://www.ebay.com/...=item4ac4912203

http://www.ebay.com/...=item33822869a1

http://www.ebay.com/...=item4ac4912880


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 11:05 AM

I am trying to collect each sculpt in all 4 colors, so if you have any interest in getting differing sculpts or trading off colors of ones you do not like, PLMK! 

 

And those carded sets are AWESOME.  Never seen those!!!!!


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 11:18 AM

The only figures I have are the ones contained within my 2 carded sets and the loose ones I have with my open Monster Toss. I want to keep all my figures that come with each can, but if I see more figures anywhere I'll send you a PM


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Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:09 AM

Updated!  Got in a nice lot and filled in some gaps.  There are now a confirmed 16 unique sculpts featured across both lines.  And again I appeal to others to contact me if they have any of these up for trade!  (You can see which sculpts and in which colors I lack.)  I will try and post a trade list later to illustrate the ones I have up for grabs.

 

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 11:45 AM

Awesome work guys. It would be cool to know from which Japanese Ultraman sets these sculpts were taken from. Any ideas?
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Posted 31 August 2013 - 07:36 PM

Sets? I don't know about identifying any sets. Really wish I'd purchased the Ultraman issue of REX when it was available... but we do know the originals are Popy/Bandai sculpts, and as I've done many times here before, I can easily tell you from what series of Ultraman each figure came.

 

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1. Alien Burako (Ultraseven)

2. Alien Bado (Ultraseven)

3. Nokogirin (Return of Ultraman)

4. Alien Varduck (Return of Ultraman)

5. Alien Godola (Ultraseven)

6. Windam (Ultraseven)

7. Zanika (Return of Ultraman)

8. Sadora (Return of Ultraman)

9. Gudon (Return of Ultraman)

10. Alien Pegasus (Ultraseven)

11. Earthtron (Return of Ultraman)

12. Alien Perolinga (Ultraseven)

13. Plooma (Return of Ultraman)

14. Oxter (Return of Ultraman)

15. Beacon (Return of Ultraman)

16. Pandon (Ultraseven)


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Posted 02 April 2016 - 06:12 PM

Hello all, chiming in to note that I only seek ONE Monster to finish my complete set!  He is Oxter according to the list above, 14th from left in my pics, or 3rd from right.  Need him in orange!!! Orange Oxter!  Prepared to pay handsomely if you have one.  I notice that member "Jackson" even posted the exact figure I need!  Jackson, if you're out there, man, I could use your help!


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