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Bandai Ambassador Hell

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Item's Details

(item number) 1001
(title) Bandai Ambassador Hell
(maker) Bandai
(the date of issue) 1970s
(size) 260mm
(Country) Japan
(Material) soft vinyl
(detailed) [Main item: very good condition]
(starting bid price) 1,800,000 yen

(comment) From 1971 to 1974, the second monster boom occurred, starting with the strong sales of Bullmark monster soft vinyl, and Kamen Rider was broadcast on TV during that period.
From 1971 to 1972, Space Ape Man Gori, The Return of Ultraman, Silver Kamen, Mirrorman, and Ultraman A were broadcast on TV, while Kamen Rider was broadcast from April 1971, followed by Superman Barom 1 and Henshin Ninja Arashi. , The number of life-size hero movies begins to increase.
From the beginning, Kamen Rider's popularity gradually increased, and it became a very popular program with an instantaneous audience rating of 30% in Kanto and 35% in Kansai, and an average audience rating of 21% in Kanto and 25% in Kansai. The audience rating was better than Ultraman who came back at the same time.
Rather than gigantic heroes using beam techniques and weapons, the appearance of life-size heroes fighting enemies with bare hands gave them a sense of familiarity, and pretending to be a rider became the mainstream of children's play.
The former No. 2 transformation pose that appeared in the main part of Kamen Rider is easy to imitate, and it became explosively popular with children at the time.
For this reason, this second monster boom is sometimes called the transformation boom.

Kamen Rider toys, which supported the second monster boom and transformation boom, became an explosive hit and swept the market, starting with the former No. 2 transformation pose.
There is a transformation belt that allows you to become a rider yourself as a product that is conscious of "transformation", but Bandai released a Kamen Rider soft vinyl with a detachable mask. It's a hit.
Like the main character Rider, the villain Shocker Phantom has been made into a soft vinyl, and the mini standard king size has been released.

The Kamen Rider soft vinyl series released by Bandai in 1971 has about 100 riders and monsters in mini, standard, and king sizes.
Rider Kaijin Standard Sofubi has released 33 types of monsters that appeared from the 1st episode of Spider Man to the 50th episode of Kamestone. The selling price at that time was 380 yen.

The Standard Size Ambassador of Hell that I will be exhibiting this time does not exist in these 33 types. In the product catalog enclosed with the soft vinyl, there is a photo of the Phantom that is scheduled to be released that does not yet have a soft vinyl prototype, but there is no listing of Hell Ambassador itself.
Numbers and symbols are engraved on the inner thighs of each Phantom Sofubi. (Excluding Armadilong, Mogrung, Aconite, and some monsters of Zambronzo)
There are no numbers or symbols engraved on the inner thigh of this Hell Ambassador.

With the exception of some Phantoms, it is one size larger than other Phantoms' shocker belts and has an elaborate shape. Some of the monsters are Fly Man, Todogiller, and Kamestone, but all of them appear a few episodes before Hell Ambassador appears in the play (Fae Man 42, Todogiller 47, Kamestone 50). It will appear, and the release date of the standard soft vinyl will be around the end. However, this belt is different from the one in the play, the Hell Ambassador's belt is custom-made, and has a specification that makes Shocker's eagle mark more luxurious. This soft vinyl is wearing the 3 Phantom belts released in the latter half.

Compared to the modeling in the Phantom's play, the thigh mold is often omitted in the standard soft vinyl.
(Except for Spider-Man, Armadilong, Zambronzo, and Aconite), many of the Phantoms use the soft vinyl molding color as it is, or partially color it to imitate the color in the play, but Hell Ambassador is firmly as it is in the play. I am shaping the body surface of.
In the second half of Phantom, there are almost no sofubi that have molds on their thighs. In order to reduce the production period and cost when releasing many, it is thought that the lower body was molded so that it could be reused with the same type.
Hell Ambassador appears from episode 53 in the play, after the last monster turtle stone of standard soft vinyl.
Up to Kamestone, the upper body is made to capture the features of the monster, and the lower body is almost the same model, although there are differences in coloring.
On the other hand, Hell Ambassador is finished with time and effort such as his real face expression, body surface mold, left hand claw.

In addition to the main story, Hell Ambassador will appear in Kamen Rider vs. Jigoku Ambassador theatrical version (July 1972) and later episodes 27 and 28 of Kamen Rider V3. At that time, there was no new release of the standard Phantom, and the Phantom after Kamestone was a mini soft vinyl, including V3.
It will be released. If this Hell Ambassador soft vinyl is released to the general public, it will be released at the timing before Hell Ambassador leaves
It seems that it is time for the movie version, but it has not appeared in the market or media until now.
When I checked it when it arrived, I found that it was second-hand in 1972 and 1973 (when I corresponded with Mr. Tsuji, it was sold at the fair of the festival).
I got the story.

Unpublished in the catalog enclosed with the soft vinyl at the time ·Despite appearing in the second half of the program, the elaborately molded thighs without inner numbers and the belt molding that is different from the one in the play ·Overall with other monsters Due to the careful construction, this Standard Hell Ambassador can be considered a sample/prototype.
The standard sofubi was not cheap at 380 yen at that time, and the price of the mini sofubi was 80 yen. These mini sofubi were sold not only in toy stores but also in candy stores. Children could easily purchase a wide variety of mini sofubi even though they were small, at a low price. . Personally, when I asked an older acquaintance, he said that at that time it was not easy to buy because of his child's pocket money, and he felt that toy stores had a high threshold. Meanwhile, the existence of the candy store was very large, and the cheap mini soft vinyl was relatively easy to buy. In fact, Kamen Rider V3's Phantom was only developed as a mini soft vinyl from the beginning.

In 1972, Popinica released the alloy toy Cyclone, Popy released the Transformation Belt, and Mazinger Z was the representative of robot hero works. Combined with the shadow of the second monster boom that accompanied it, children's demand changed from monsters and monsters to toys that they could play as heroes, and as a result of changes in product development and production systems, Precisely because he is a highly popular enemy executive, he created a sample with a careful and elaborate prototype, but it is thought that it was shelved.

Ambassador Hell, the third executive of the secret society Shocker, breaks the silence of 50 years and appears after half a century (Miyagawa)

115 rider

Translation is done by machine translator.

Item Information

Size (Package Size)
55 mm × 160 mm × 50 mm
1 g

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