Godzilla 72 produced by Slash in 2004 Vintage OG Popy mold, 6" Tall
This iteration of Godzilla was initially sculpted and produced in Japan by Popy Toys. Subsequently Popy closed down. They sold many of their Toho and Tsuburaya molds to Mattel who in turn produced a line sold in the USA called Godzilla's Gang, comprised of Godzilla and several kaiju from the Ultraman series. That ran it's course and ended sometime in the 1970's or so. Then suddenly we began to see this mold used again in the 2000's. As if out of nowhere there began to surface Godzilla and King Ghidora by the SLASH toy company, and in many color variants. It was great, a blast of fresh, vintage, antique-like air. Collectors were elated. Somehow this one got lost in the excitement and is still suffocating in his plastic bag. Set him free!!!
I apologize for the photos since I had to try and take them through the bag. But you can see the telltale footprints that show he was once a Popy. His paint is modeled after the original green and 43ith gray eyes. The first 2 photos taken are of my Godzilla who has gold eyes and teeth. The one for sale has gray eyes and white teeth.