New Godzilla toy line.

Posted by chen 
Finally a plastic toy line of my favorite Kaiju with some decent articulation.

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Pics of Godzilla and Burning Godzilla puking chunks.
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Ech... those fire add-ons look terrible. Shit, Bandai, you can do better.

More serious than thou
LOL - it DOES look like Godzilla is hurling....
And the modern Godzilla doesn't do tons for me anyway. It's OK, but seems somewhat characterless.

More serious than thou
They did say if these releases sell well they will visit the classic designs. I'm sure we'll see the old school Godzilla sooner or later, I'm just happy they included Mechagodzilla 2 that design never get's any love. Also these are suppose to be around 7" tall with a release date around September I think, no word on pricing yet.
mcfitch (Admin)
It's a translucent plastic representation of atomic fire. What would you have it look like? I think it looks fine myself. It looks like a toy representation of what's in the movie. Also, I love Heisei Godzilla. I like the Showa designs more , but Heisei was a big part of my 80's and 90's watching.
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I probably would have stylized it more, I know it's hard to depict the attack but they could have added say a more funnle/corkscrew (it's hard to describe) look/design with maybe some white paint highlights just to add "movement". we've seen Bandai do excellent effects like on GX-50 and the SRC Great Mazinger, although true it's easier when it's lightening. Anyways if I get these I'll probably won't use those effects at all.
Sanjeev (Admin)
I think the effects parts are fine if ya don't take 'em too damn seriously. Whether you see 'em as translucent puke or an atomic death ray, they're still fun. Having a little half melted or exploding mazer tank to fit at the end woulda been dope!

Oh, and this is heisei Mechagodzilla, not MG2:

Looks good nuff, I guess...but then again, I hated heisei MG in the movie. The inclusion of Garuda is pretty clutch for fans though...
Nice that they added the Garuda to the 1993 MechaG. Now, if only the diecast rumor could be true...

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I know I just call it Mechagodzilla 2 cuz it was the second all unique design. But yeah it would have been cool if they added a Mazer tank, to bad the Revoltech one is way to large.
It's articulated and 7" tall, awesome modern Godzilla. Perfect size for fighting against SOC's.
I have a feeling these things won't be cheap especially if the rumors are true and there is some diecast in them. Even if there all plastic I can easily see these figures at $50+.
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S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla 5500 yen, November



S.H.MonsterArts MechaGodzilla 6500 yen, December


Special effect parts shown with them are first release limited.


Web shop limited pack of fighters, guns etc.


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$64?

Really?

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Really? Just for mini-tanks and parts? Exclusvie run or not...$64???

I find myself more and more these days staring at the screen in disbelief, not because of how nice a particular toy is, but due to the sheer audacity of the pricing.

Or...

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$70???

Not twenty, not thirty or forty, fifty even? Nah...SEVENTY plus dollars???

Or is it just me?
Yeah I agree this hobby has seriously become pricey, it doesn't help that our currency compared to the YEN is shit, half the stuff that's released is a web exclusive so you have to pay a middleman plus with the crappy exchange rate your automatically paying a 50%+ increase on the item. What ever happened with SOC's getting "official" distribution in North America? It sounded good and looked promising but then disappeared pretty fast. Maybe the currency exchange rates and licensing rights were just to much and it was just cheaper to buy straight from Hong Kong or Japan.
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Yes, for a non-transforming pliers. You can get the CMs transforming ones for a lot less than that. Not that they're great toys, but still...

More serious than thou
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> Really? Just for mini-tanks and parts? Exclusvie
> run or not...$64???
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> I find myself more and more these days staring at
> the screen in disbelief, not because of how nice a
> particular toy is, but due to the sheer audacity
> of the pricing.
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Wow... that might be the most expensive Army Men set ever. But cool in concept though.
to be fair the yen price for the Godzilla set is only 2,415. just more of that screw you gaijin stuff
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Promo video:
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They are showing that backpack thingy but still wouldn't tell you how to buy it.
Sanjeev (Admin)
I very likely enjoyed those commercials more than I would the toys.
I'm glad they're getting this era of Godzilla stuff out first. They're my least favorite character designs and I'm hoping the line will improve by the time they get to GMK...
Sanjeev (Admin)
How splendidly optimistic!

Me, I have little faith that Bandai will punt on this line very soon (if they haven't already). It's not that I don't think these figures are cool--translucent puke-bits and all--it's more that Bandai's track record with supporting new lines is spotty at best.

I'd LOVE to see a showa Mechagodzilla that's nicely engineered/articulated (the diecast from a few years back left me feeling kinda bleh...).
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> Me, I have little faith that Bandai will punt on
> this line very soon (if they haven't already).

They recently revealed a bunch of new releases in the line. Baby Godzilla, MOGUERA, King Ghidorah, Baby Destroyah, and Space Godzilla. Which leaves Biolante, Mecha-Ghidorah, Adult Destroyah, and Mothra... That's it, right? So, not counting Godzilla variations, Bandai is already half way through the Heisei set. I'd say that's a pretty strong commitment. And if you look at the FiguArts, UltraAct, Robot Damashii, and Super Robot lines it seems like Bandai is not starting up new flagship lines very lightly.

Aside from the badassery of a GMK Godzilla, I'm holding out for the goofy charm of the Showa designs. Hell, I'd even been down for a little Prototype Godzilla action.
Sanjeev (Admin)
Well...Bandai reveals a LOT of pre-production stuff at their shows to drum up retailer enthusiasm for the line. I'm not trying to be pessimistic here--I'd love to see this line flourish. I'm just skeptical.

To finish off the Heisei, you'd also need Battra and Rodan, right? Anyway, GMK was tight...and I'm hoping that if they do get to the showa era, they'd come out better than the Revoltechs...
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...Don't remind me.

Anyway, nice-looking toy! Not that I've ever been a big articulation whore, but the range of movement is pretty awesome. And that was probably my biggest gripe about the chogokin showa MG Bandai released before--it's as though the joints were added as an afterthought, and as a result, they sucked.

The weird thing about these is that you need a stand for the fire-breath effects parts??? Why not just design them with a longer peg so that they attach nice and sturdy in the figure's mouth? Oh, and I woulda loved to have seen an effects part for the Plasma Grenade (the belly cannon)!
i only saw the movie once on the sci-fi channel

i liked the part where the backpack plane attached to him and he flew around

i'm sure if you need a stand, but it's probably preferable to prevent any sagging

plus you can see the precise angle to photopshopping it away in that review

a longer peg may not be possible due to the space available in the mouth

but what do i know. i'm not an engineer
Sanjeev (Admin)
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> i liked the part where the backpack plane attached
> to him and he flew around

Yeah, the MG x Garuda = Super Mechagodzilla gattai was hot as shit! Still not happy with the human-piloted-mecha aspect of the "kaiju"...but at least it was a nifty gimmick!
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It was exactly this hawt:










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turns out the rainbow breath for Mechagojira doesn't peg in at all

because he's got a big neck joint there

clearly they needed to include a whole new head just for that
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I'm still not feeling this line of toys at all. They don't aesthetically look superior to the six inch Bandai vinyls already on my shelf.

Unless I'm making a stop motion movie or entering a diorama-rama where poseability of this magnitude is necessary, I can't even come close to imagining spending two thousand or so dollars to replicate what I spent about two hundred dollars on to line my shelves with Zilla' and all of his buddies.

I feel like I'm taking crazy pills here if I'm on the minority end of the opinion spectrum.
Supersentai Wrote:
> I'm still not feeling this line of toys at all.
> They don't aesthetically look superior to the six
> inch Bandai vinyls already on my shelf.
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> Unless I'm making a stop motion movie or entering
> a diorama-rama where poseability of this magnitude
> is necessary,

Personally, I don't display most of my toys. I have a couple shelves that I keep various particularly aesthetically pleasing items on, and the rest take their turns in various places around my computer and my TV where I periodically re-pose, transform or fiddle with them. These would fit right into that role.

> I can't even come close to imagining
> spending two thousand or so dollars to replicate
> what I spent about two hundred dollars on to line
> my shelves with Zilla' and all of his buddies.

But that accessory set that Veef just posted should be compatible with the vinyls, you could still get that :3

> I feel like I'm taking crazy pills here if I'm on
> the minority end of the opinion spectrum.

I certainly think a fair amount of people enjoy kaiju but haven't invested in a broad sample of kaiju vinyls like you have. I think some TBDXers, who wouldn't normally buy the Bandai standard vinyls, went crazy for the kaiju chogokins (the Mechagojis, King Joe, etc) and that the same type of person would prefer an action figure to a vinyl. I certainly sympathize with this attitude. I even love the weird, ugly Chogokin Final Wars Gigan. It's a cool action figure with accessories - it does stuff. It just has a different purpose than a vinyl.

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> I feel like I'm taking crazy pills here if I'm on
> the minority end of the opinion spectrum.


If you all you want to do is sit your toys on a shelf and have then stand at attention, then there really is no reason to go beyond basic Bandai vinyls. But, personally, I like putting my dirty monkey paws all over by treasures and manipulating them in alternately menacing and immodest poses.


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> Personally, I don't display most of my toys. I
> have a couple shelves that I keep various
> particularly aesthetically pleasing items on, and
> the rest take their turns in various places around
> my computer and my TV where I periodically
> re-pose, transform or fiddle with them.


See, now that's the kind of toy porn I'm talking about. If there's anything I learned from "reading" Penthouse and Hustler during my teenage years, it's that posing is sexy.
How are these any different than the Revoltech toys, which are a tiny bit cheaper and have worked through a good number of characters already?

Does anyone seriously think this line will make it to King Seesar and Titanosaurus? By then, given the march of the Yen, they'll be three hundred bucks a pop! AND THEY'LL STILL BE PLAAASTIC! (with the possible exception of a few bits of any mecha-G's).

Indexing for inflation and the world economy, if the Final Wars Gigan (which is a fun piece and worthy of its pricetag at the time) came out now it would cost, uh, like $900.00. That's completely indisputable.
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