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Mammoth Kong "Jungle Green" & "Clear Purple" edition announced from Tomenosuke!

Shinji over at Tomenosuke is excited to announce the release of their "Mammoth Kong" sofubi figure... in two stunning colorways, the "Jungle Green" & "Clear Purple" editions! Mammoth Kong is the oldest Kaiju in the history of television, appearing in the original Japanese hero TV series "Gekko Kamen" (Moonlight Mask), which began airing in 1958. Shinji explains "Boys at the time (myself included) were crazy about Gekko Kamen and horrified by the threat of Mammoth Kong. Mammoth Kong, who was almost forgotten due to the popularity of Godzilla, was lovingly turned into a sofvi figure last year, marking the 65th anniversary of the birth of "Gekko Kamen"."
Last November, three types of Mammoth Kong with different molding colors were released as limited edition items at famous Japanese department stores, and they sold out on the same day. These two types of Mammoth Kong are the first fully hand colored versions, and will be sold at specialty stores in Tokyo, Beijing, and Shanghai that Tomenosuke has close ties with, as well as at Tomenosuke's web store. What is noteworthy is that when you remove Mammoth Kong's head, you can see the face of the person who made the monster suit himself and played the role. That person's name is Shinpei Takagi - san. He was an unknown actor waiting for his turn in the big room at Toho Studio.
He also featured in Akira Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai" (1954), "Throne of Blood "(1957), and "Yojimbo" (1961). Among these, the one which Takagi-san made the greatest impression was probably in "Seven Samurai". He gave an impassioned performance as the head of a group of wandering samurai who attack a farming village. In the film's climax, when he and the unconventional samurai Kikuchiyo, played by Toshiro Mifune, fight against each in a fierce scene is unforgettable. That was the one who was on a rampage in "Gekko Kamen", between "Throne of Blood" and "Yojimbo". The figures stand over 1-foot all and are limied to just 20 pieces in each colorway and are set to retail HERE for 33,000JPY($219) a pop on February 17th at 6:59am PST!

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