GForever & Heisenberg reviewing even more Godzilla products of 2019!

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X-Plus 30cm Series Sakai Yuji Modeling Collection Godzilla 1954 Standard Edition Figure & Toy Comparison Review

A quick look at the X-Plus 30cm Series Sakai Yuji Modeling Collection Godzilla 1954 standard edition comparing it with previously released '54 Godzilla figures and toys. Godzilla 1954 is from the Japanese movie, Gojira and Godzilla: King of the Monsters released in America. The standard edition features painted fins while the RIC Boy version features clear fins with the LED light up effect. This figure was released in February 2018 and is roughly 11 inches and a quarter tall and about 14" long. To date, this the most accurate representation of the 54 Shodai Goji suit to date in the form of a vinyl.  While the original price tag of $250 is a bit on the high end, those who love the original Godzilla should not skip out! As of 2018, this figure is currently sold only in Japan and you would need to find a retailer or a third party vendor to help import this figure. This figure has no articulation and acts more like a statue rather than a toy. The only drawback might be the dorsal fins as they appear to be painted spotted black rather than faded black. This is the only 1954 Godzilla figure that displays this trait. I may have to rewatch the 1954 film closely to see if this is indeed accurate.

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X-Plus 25cm Godzilla 2016 Review (Shin Godzilla)

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IMG 6191cThe X-Plus Shin Godzilla figure came out around January 2017 in Japan. It sold for about $150. There is both a standard version and an exclusive Ric Boy version. The standard version is charcoal black with red at the seams. The Ric Boy version is purple in some spots rather than red. It’s head has purple, and so does its neck and its spikes. Also, the Ric Boy comes with two heads: one with the mouth mostly closed, and one with the mouth wide open.

We tried our own customization of the figure by placing an LED flashlight inside, and it made the red seams of the figure glow a really cool dark red color. The tail comes off, and the figure is hollow, so we got the flashlight inside by removing the tail. The effect works especially well since the figure is made of a red plastic with the charcoal black painted on top. So putting a light inside makes the red plastic glow through the cracks in the black paint.

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NECA Shin Godzilla Figure

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The NECA Shin Godzilla 6 inch figure was released in May, 2017. It retails for about $24 and should be sold in most ToysRUs stores, as well as some comic book stores. This is the first and only Shin Godzilla figure sold in the U.S. All other Shin Godzilla figures were sold in Japan.

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S.H. MonsterArts Shin Godzilla 2016 Figure Review

SHMA ShinG01S.H. MonsterArts Shin Godzilla figure was released in Japan in November 2016. It sold out extremely quickly, originally costing around $100. People are now paying from $200 to over $300 for it on ebay from second hand sellers. It was only sold in Japan, so some U.S. buyers, who expected it would also be sold in the U.S., were caught off guard.

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Godzilla 2001 NECA and S.H. MonsterArts Review & Comparison


In 2016, both NECA and S.H. MonsterArts released figures of Godzilla 2001, from the movie "Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack", or GMK for short. Both figures have their merits, and this is a good opportunity to more generally compare and contrast the NECA Godzilla figures to the S.H. MonsterArts figures.

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TK's Godzilla 2014 review

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Toho Kingdom's Chris Mirjahangir has posted his early review of Godzilla.  Let me just say that I haven't read it!  I want to be as spoiler-free as possible!  I did, however, look at the last paragraph...

In closing, I’d like to say that not only do Godzilla fans have a film to be very proud of, but so do Warner Bros. and Legendary. I’ve followed the developments of this film for close to 10 years from when it was supposed to be a 40 minute IMAX film and to see that it has been turned into a true work of art is truly astonishing and that the directing is that of a master film maker. For a while now, there’s been a phrase that has been used amongst fans: “In Gareth We Trust” That trust has now been earned.

~ Chris Mirjahangir

Sounds great to me.  #InGarethWeTrust!

Source: Toho Kingdom

Bandai USA King Caesar Review


It has been many years since Bandai stopped producing Godzilla vinyl figures in Japan. In the US, however, Godzilla vinyls continue to thrive through various toy lines released by Bandai USA (formerly Bandai Creation), including 6.5-inch scale figures with clear glitter variants (Fusion series); play sets; deluxe, twelve-inch figures; and more artistic series like the new Tokyo Vinyl and Chibi lines.

The Godzilla series, which is still not listed on Bandai's website, is only carried at certain stores such as ToysRus and KMart. Various comic shops and many online retailers sometimes carry this line as well, but often at rates higher than the MSRP. Earlier releases in the line were frowned upon by collectors who preferred the more detailed figures from Bandai Japan. However,for the price and the fact that Godzilla figures are being released domestically, Bandai USA's line of toys is actually quite a treat. Typically, Bandai would play it safe by releasing popular charcters, but this year, Wave 7 has a special treat: a brand new King Caesar sculpt, marking the line's eleventh anniversary, since 2002. 

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S.H. MonsterArts Destoroyah Review


Over the decades Godzilla has done battle with a whole plethora of man-made weapons and monstrous foes.  The deadliest of all was the Oxygen Destroyer, a man-made weapon developed by the late Dr. Serizawa-it was used only once in 1954 to destroy the first Godzilla.  When the weapon was deployed in Tokyo Bay it converted oxygen molecules in the water into a corrosive element producing horrific results.  Any unfortunate living organism that happened to be nearby was instantly dissolved by the effects of the Oxygen Destroyer.  Not even Godzilla was be able to withstand the effects of this new super weapon, as the monster was destroyed from the inside out, dissolving flesh, bone and everything else in between.  Efforts to find Godzilla’s corpse proved futile as Dr. Serizawa’s weapon of mass destruction utterly destroyed the monster leaving no trace behind.  42 years later, the Oxygen Destroyer’s effects would have repercussions on the present in the new super monster Destoroyah, first appearing in the 1995 film Godzilla vs. Destoroyah.  As the theory goes, microscopic Precambrian creatures that lay dormant under Tokyo Bay were exposed to the energy released by the Oxygen Destroyer in 1954.  After awakening they gradually mutated and evolved over the course of 42 years eventually wrecking havoc in Tokyo’s water supply and local aquariums killing fish and other organisms.  Eventually the mutated microscopic creatures evolved into car sized and later building sized crustaceans.  After battling the Japanese Self Defense Forces and Godzilla Junior, the creatures assembled into their final evolved form, Destoroyah, the living Oxygen Destroyer!  Officially known as Destoroyah or amongst fans as Destroyah (Adult/Final Form), the monster is a demon of a beast, with its imposing height, red colouration, horns, armor, elongated tail,and bat-like wings.  Bandai and Tamashi Nations released its SH MonsterArts Destoroyah in late February 2013 as a regular release.  The figure is massive and remains one of the largest figures to have seen release under the SH MonsterArts toy line.  Now that I have the figure in my hands is Destoroyah as cool and imposing as he was in the film?  Or is it large paper weight of a monster that should be avoided like the plague?  Hit the jump to find out!


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NECA's first wave of Pacific Rim figs get video reviews

Well, YouTuber cejaman got his hands on the first wave of figures from Pacific Rim.  He's uploaded video reviews of all three, already.  Kind of wish he was a little more informed on the movie, but oh well.

First up, is Knifehead!  Crimson Typhoon and Gipsy Danjer can be seen after the jump.

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S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla Junior Review


Godzilla’s son finally grows up!  The realization of Godzilla’s son or offspring on the big screen is nothing new as audiences were first introduced to Minilla during the Showa era in the 1960s.  Afterwards we got introduced to Baby Godzilla and then Little Godzilla during the Heisei era.  However, all versions of the character have for better or for worse, placed a much larger emphasis on being small and cute rather than being fierce and deadly like the big G himself.  The arrival of Godzilla Junior from the 1995 film Godzilla vs Destroyah finally broke that trend.  Previous films in the 1990s Heisei series had introduced the audience to Baby Godzilla and Little Godzilla.  Both monster designs were decidedly on the cute side, especially Little Godzilla.  In the final Heisei film Godzilla vs Destroyah, Little Godzilla for whatever reason due to exposure to radiation from his surrogate father and the radioactive environment on Birth Island, mutates into a 40 metre tall fierce looking Godzilla teenager.  This older son of Godzilla definitely meant business and even knew how to use a smaller version of his father’s atomic heat ray.  Bandai and Tamashi Nations released its SH MonsterArts Godzilla Junior figure in late December 2012 as an online web exclusive in Japan and the rest of Asia.  Blue Fin USA later released the figure as a regular release in late January and February of 2013.  Now that I have the figure in my hands is this little green lizard as cool as he was in the film?  Or is he a letdown of a figure that goes way beyond simple teenager issues?  Hit the jump for more!


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Ultra-Act Red King Review

DSC08175He’s strong!  He’s big!  He’s ugly! And he likes to chuck rocks!  He’s Red King!  Over the course of the Ultraman franchise’s long history there’s only been a handful of Ultra Monsters that have stood out above the hundreds of other kaiju that have done battle with Ultraman over the years.  One of them happens to be Red King.  Red King made his first small screen television debut in an episode of Ultraman (1966) entitled “The Violent Monster Region”.   Since then he’s appeared in several other episodes from the original television show that ran from 1966-1967.  Over the years Ultra Monster Red King has made numerous other appearances in other Ultraman tv shows including:  Ultraman 80, Ultraman Max, Ultraman Mebius, and Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle.  While popular and very recognizable, when it comes to fighting Red King is somewhat of a dumb brutish loser.  Despite his immense strength and penchant for throwing rocks at his enemies, in almost all of his television appearances, Red King has lost against his foes.  In short, Red King is pretty much your lovable, dumb, muscular brute of a monster, sharing similar traits with other brutish characters like “The Rhino” from Spiderman or “Beebop and Rocksteady” from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Bandai and Tamashi Nation’s Ultra-Act toy line has thus far been primarily concerned with designing and releasing articulated versions of the Ultraman characters.  While humanoid characters are nice to have I’ve always preferred monster characters when it comes to the Japanese Tokusatsu genre.  Thankfully after a year long hiatus from releasing any new Ultra Monsters into the toy line, Bandai and Tamashi Nations finally relented and released Ultra-Act Red King to the pleasure of both fans and collectors.  Is this new entry in the Ultra-Act toy line a winner?  Or is it a failure of a figure that deserves to be ignored?  Hit the jump for more!


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