Prototypes

Aurora

Bandai

Bandai USA

Daiei Co., Ltd.

M1

Miscellaneous

Toho Co., Ltd.

Trendmasters

Prototypes

The term prototype can cover anything to a toy hardcopy, sculpting, or first shot, to packaging proofs and flats, to props, storyboards and designs. In short, it is a wide-ranging part of the hobby as well as a research-intensive one. with the amount of money that can change hands for a prototype item, it's really best that you know what you're doing, and don't jump in head first.

Still, it's very rewarding and can really give one an insight into the processes through which a finished product or project reaches fruition.