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kanegon

$599.99  $469.99
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Kanegon is one of the most iconic Ultra Kaiju. But what is his story?

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Kanegon first appeared in Episode 15 of UltraQ, the predecessor of Ultraman. In it, A small greedy boy named Kaneo finds a change purse which is actually a cocoon. It sucks him up, and when he wakes up, he turns into Kanegon! The physical form of Kanegon is a monster with a change purse for a head (notice the zipper on the mouth) and a counter on his chest. Kanegon now needs to eat money to live (3,510 yen a day, to be exact), and if the change counter on his chest reaches zero, he dies.

You can watch the episode here.

The story is more of a fable than anything else. Despite making very few appearances in the Ultraman Saga, Kanegon has become a very popular kaiju and is one of the series most iconic characters.

Here's a modern Kanegon appearance:

The toy is a basic Bandai modern soft vinyl, sold on with a tag and card. This, like other recent Ultra Monster releases, comes with a card for use with the DataCardass game system.

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The figure is soft vinyl, with articulation in the head and arms. Cast in Brown vinyl, paint decoration is minimal with gold and black paint. < / p>

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The details are sharp , with the nice accents on the zipper mouth and the chest counter. It's really nicely done.

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It's a cheap way to get a figure that got in trouble for obsessing about money. I'm not sure if Kanegon's lesson is lost on us ....


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    This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 08 June, 2016.