X-Plus is releasing the Large Monster Series Godzilla '71 Showdown Version and the 30cm Series Godzilla '91 Yuji Sakai Shinjuku Version Luminescence Version Ric Boys. The Godzilla '71 was released previously but this one features a different color scheme (darker color with silver fins), the Ric comes with two sets of arms and a damaged eye. It stands 23cm tall and will retail for 14,040 yen (approx $126 US). The Godzilla '91 is a different pose from the previously released '91, the Ric features light up fins. It stands 27cm tall and will retail for 28,620 yen (approx $258 US). Both can be pre-ordered from X-Plus now with release in August 2017, standard versions should be available from general retailers.
Medicom is releasing the Godzilla Vinyl Wars EX Godzilla '71 figure, the figure features the pose with Godzilla holding Hedorah eggs. This figure stands 23cm tall (approx 9 inches) and retails for 6,000 yen (approx $54 US). It can be pre-ordered now from a number of retailers with release in Sept 2017.
Fujimi is releasing the Chibimaru Godzilla Vs Kiryu/Mechagodzilla 3 Plastic Model Set, these models, deformed style, were released separate previously. They are snap fit models molded in color, have some articulation, and stand approx 4 1/2 inches tall. They will retail for 6,264 yen (approx $56 US) and can be pre-ordered now from AmiAmi, Hobby Search, and other retailers with release in August 2017.
S.H.MonsterArts is releasing the Battra Special Color Version Set, it includes both larva and adult forms. Both a special paint schemes for the set the Battra larva features coloring from when it emerges in Nagoya, the adult is a nighttime color version from the battle scenes at night in Yokohama Minato Mirai. The set includes a stand for the adult and a beam effect for the larva, that can be posed in different positions with a fitting for the horn and small explosion effect. The adult has a wingspan of 35cm and the larva is 27cm in length, and retails for 15,120 yen (approx $136 US). This is a Tamashii Web Shop exclusive that can be pre-ordered starting the 19th of May with release in Oct 2017, it is also available in the Tamashii Web Shop America for $137 US (price does not include shipping).
BANDAI TAMASHII NATIONS CHOGOKIN TAMASHII MIX MECHA GODZILLA (OHRAI NORIYOSHI POSTER VER.) FROM “GODZILLA VS MECHAGODZILLA”
A legendary design appears! Fans of the 1993 “Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla” may remember the thrilling poster with artwork by Noriyoshi Ohrai, which differed from the Mechagodzilla that appeared in the film. Now, for the first time ever, this unique design is being produced as a figure. Three G-Force mecha combine to form the incredible Mechagodzilla! It can even be posed in flying mode. Set includes the diecast and plastic G-Force mecha “Garuda,” “Gundalva,” and “Naga,” which combine to form a 170mm tall Mechagodzilla. Also includes Garuda stand and special explanatory manga.
Releasing September 2017
Available for pre-order now!
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(Note: the Godzilla poster version is available from BBTS but this is an import not Bluefin release and therefore more expensive.)
NECA has steadily, but abit slowly, been releasing Godzilla figures their lastest being the Shin Godzilla 12 inch head to tail figure (6 inches tall). With Shin Godzilla NECA may be a little late to the party but that doesn't mean it's the best yet but it's also far from the worst figure of this version of Godzilla.
NECA's Shin Godzilla has an overall excellent sculpt, yes one can nit pick it but there really isn't a lot that one could find majorly wrong with it. The head is probably the one part most will find issue with, NECA redesigned the head after complaints about the prototypes that were revealed (something that happened with the Return Of Godzilla figure as well). We think the sculpt looks good what the issue may be is more with the joint between the head and the neck, Shin's head sits "in" the neck where most other NECA Godzilla figures it sits on top of the neck.
Other issue with Shin Godzilla's overall design, not with NECA's alone, is there is not a lot of distinguishing features, other Godzilla design have specific lines or details Shin is meant to be a rough looking design. This may have gave a lot of toy companies trouble designing the figures, and cause fans to be critical.
Joints on this figure are very similar to other NECA figures there are some tight and some not so. The head on ours popped off after taking him out of the package but it just popped back on. The other joint that gave us an issue was the tail but it wasn't the joint where you need to connect the tail but the one before it on the body side it won't stay in place but it actual isn't a major issue since when the figure is on a shelf, as it normal would be the tail's weight is supported.
The paint on the figure is actual better then I thought, I was concerned because of prototype pics showed what looked to be some issues especially his tail which was shown to be almost all red but on the final figure blends better into the rest of the tail.
One thing that we noticed, and to be honest are not sure if this is or isn't correct, is the Shin's back fins are not uniform, they different lengths and positions. A Bandai figure had uniform fins but looking at stills from the film it's hard to say if this is the way they are supposed to be. This does not hurt the figure just something we were curious about.
While this is an great figure it is not NECA best Godzilla but for the price it is an easy figure to add to a collection.
Thanks to Summer Mullins at NECA.
(Also of note we apoligize on the photos, we are looking into a better photo display/set-up/camera for better pics to go along with the reviews in the future, thank you.)
Tamashii/Bandai has reveal the official release info, and a few new pics, of the Soul of Chogokin MIX Mechagodzilla Essential Right Poster Version and S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla Essential Right Poster Version. Both figure will be available for pre-order starting May 12th with release in Sept 2017. The Mechagodzilla figure will retail for 17,280 yen (approx $151 US) and the Godzilla figure will retail for 8,640 yen (approx $76 US). Mechagodzilla stands 17cm tall, and the Mechagodzilla figure can be split into three different vehicles at once (as seen below), and those vehicles can also be combined with each other (also seen below). Godzilla is 16cm tall, and includes extra left and right hands and a "special card". These figures are exclusive to the Tamashii Web Shop and can be ordered here and here.
Marusan is releasing three Godzilla based figures in July the Classic Godzilla 450 Pure White (1966), Mogera '57 Metallic, and Hedorah 1971 Night Cherry Luminescence. The Godzilla Pure White stands 30cm tall (approx 12 inches) and will retail for 12,960 yen (approx $115 US), Mogera stands 23cm tall (approx 9 inches) and will retail for 7,560 yen (approx $67 US). Hedorah is a metallic pink on a luminescence body, it stands 24cm tall and will retail for 10,800 yen (approx $95 US). All will be released July from Marusan and other retailers.
NECA continues to celebrate the most famous kaiju of all time! This version of the beloved monster is based on Godzilla’s “Atomic Blast” attack in the 2001 movie Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack, a spectacular battle between Godzilla and some of his most famous foes.
The figure stands over 6″ tall, with a head-to-tail measurement of over 12″ long. It features a removable Atomic Blast effect, all new paint deco, and over 30 points of articulation, including an articulated tail.
Release Date: August 2017
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