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.)
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
NECA has revealed their Godzilla 2001 Atomic Blast version, this figure is not a new sculpt but looks like a repaint possible with clear parts. It also seems to be the first Godzilla figure to come with a breath effect (like S.H. MonsterArts figures normally do). It looks like release is scheduled for 3rd quarter 2017. Pics via Ultrazilla Toys.
From Shin Godzilla, the blockbuster 2016 movie that returned the classic Godzilla franchise to its roots!
The most famous kaiju in the world measures 6″ tall and 12” long from head to tail. It features incredible detail and over 30 points of articulation, including an articulated tail!
Release Date: May 2017
The above pic showed up online today via Toho Kingdom (not sure where it came from before that), while it does seem to be an updated version one key thing is missing in the pic, his tail. The original version seemed to have too short of a tail compared to other companies figures and the film. More info as we get it.
Update: new pic with tail although it seems too be to red on the end.
If I had to find fault with anything there are two issues, both minor. The back spikes are fine on the main portion of the back but the ones where the tail starts are not painted very well, looking from one side it can be accepted but it's more noticeable from the other side. It also seems like the edges of these spikes are rougher then the others possibly part of the problem.
The other issue also paint related involves the lower jaw, looking closely it appears the entire jaw is either the same color as the inside of the mouth or the inside was painted first and the outside skin color didn't cover it all because of the skin texture. There are a few spots if you look closely you can see it but it's not noticeable at a quick glace. A second issue with the lower jaw is the tongue, which is a separate piece, the paint doesn't cover it all the way to the back of the mouth, you won't notice it unless you look for it because when posed normally the head is tilted forward.
Other then the minor paint issues this is right there with Godzilla '54 as one of the best NECA Godzilla figures, possible the best, and a definite must have, you can't go wrong with this awesome figure.
Via Infinite Earths
NECA revealed their Shin Godzilla figure and it's pretty awesome. The figure was revealed at at the Alamo Drafthouse in New York at a screening of the film. While fans there were given a treat it was originally expected to debut at NYCC, NECA may have not gotten final approval till now. No word on release date or price (which should be around other NECA Godzilla figures), we will update that info once we get it.
Steven's Toy Reviews posted a pic (via NECA's Twitter) that may have revealed NECA's next Godzilla figure, Shin Godzilla! The pic shows what looks like a prototype in the upper right hand corner, which we blow up below. No word officially from NECA yet but showing a prototype is a good sign that they may make the figure.
Celebrating the most famous kaiju of all time, we continue to explore the classic decade-spanning Godzilla franchise!
This version of the beloved monster is based on 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 incredible detail and over 30 points of articulation, including an articulated tail!
Item Number: 42878
Release Date: July 2016
Diamond Select showed off some upcoming X-Plus Toho 30cm Series reissues, displayed were the 30cm Gigan 1972 and Gigan 2004, along with new unveils of North American reissues for the 30cm Godzilla 1984 (with a closed mouth) the Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 1989, and Godzilla 2004 figures. No price and release date have been given yet for the Godzilla reissues, both Gigans are currently available for preorder. Also announced but not shown at Toy Fair was NECA's Godzilla 2001 (below, prototype pics were shown by NECA), no word on price or release date for this either and no word if other Godzillas are forth coming. Updated X-Plus photos by Jim Cirronella via Facebook.