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Well, I certainly will be stoked if they do the '54, '64 and '74 Godzillas, especially since the latter two are among my favorite Godzilla suits (with Mosugoji probably topping the list).

Seems unlikely at this point though. If we get a Showa Godzilla, we will probably get the '54 but its unlikely we will get anything else.
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Thank you very much Chris, and all you guys at Toho Kingdom who made this reveal possible; the figure looks very nice, and I certainly think NECA might have a winner here.

As others have pointed out, this figure looks less like the actual 94 suit and more like the Dark Horse comics or Trendmasters version...this isn't a bad thing, since 'mean green' Godzilla was actually my first introduction to the new look during the 90s. Since the actual suit was just grey, the blues and greens really add a lot to the appeal of this figure, and the overall impression from this photo is eye-pleasing.

Now for the inevitable comparison with the SHMA version. In terms of suit accuracy, there is no question that Mr. Sakai's sculpt is the more accurate of the two, as the NECA version's proportions, colours and textures are all quite different from the actual suit. The textures in particular stand out to me; whereas Mr. Sakai sculpted each individual part of his Godzilla to ensure accuracy, this version appears to have a kind of 'grid texture' applied at different parts, which gives Godzilla a more crocodillian look. The NECA version doesn't look bad by any means, but it seems as though they were going for a more stylized look that captures the impression of the suit rather than a 100% accurate recreation like the SHMA.

Small criticisms aside, this is a pretty cool figure, and I think I'll be buying it along with the rest of this line. If NECA can produce figures at a lower price point for collectors, we can hopefully see a pretty good range of designs over time, maybe even ones that SHMA has no plans for making.

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Neca's attempt on these Godzilla figures are beginning to remind me of the old Trendmasters toy lines. They aren't the most accurate depictions of the monsters, but they should be nice for kids (in the ages of 4 and up) who may want a hyper articulated Godzilla but cant afford the SHMA's.

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The body looks great but the head looks weird. It's almost like he has no neck and has GMK Goji-esq fangs.
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I really like the blue/green tint.

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GFAN198423 wrote:
starsteam wrote:At this point I hope they start off with all of the '04s. They can call it the Decade Lineup.

Aren't preorders supposed to start popping up this morning?
It's interesting how they skipped over 2004 to 94 and seem to be working backwards.
Maybe they feel like there isn't enough of a fan base for 2004. Plus Bandai and Bandai Creations kind of did that one to death ten years ago. I still see '04 toys at Toys 'R Us and my local comic stores because they still haven't been bought. Not saying that I don't like '04, I think it looks pretty cool. But G:FW doesn't have the large fan base as some of the earlier Godzilla movies/suits. But who knows? This is the first wave of the series for NECA and they may end up doing it eventually.
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First post doesn't have it, so, here's a VERY Hi-Res copy to get a better look.

I think it looks very good. I do think something in the head/neck area is a bit off. Like the neck should be longer or something.

Everything else about it looks great though. The blue tint is welcome. It's unique and it looks good. Especially the dorsal fins. I'm very impressed. Also, very happy to hear about a 1984 as well, as I am lacking in figures of him (think I only have 2 or 3).


I feel like some of you were expecting them to repackage a SHMA and sell it for $20.

It's a third less than the SHMA cost, yet doesn't look like it's a third of the quality at all.
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Mr. X wrote: I feel like some of you were expecting them to repackage a SHMA and sell it for $20.

It's a third less than the SHMA cost, yet doesn't look like it's a third of the quality at all.
Agreed. As I said before, I might actually sell my SHMA when I get this.
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I can't help but wonder what would've happened if the SHMA had not existed... would some think more highly of it? Would it be the Godzilla figure?

Luckily it seems most are pleased with it. But I don't like people saying "the SHMA is betters". No poop. It's also three times the cost, so it damn-well better be.
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I really like the figure so far but i wait until i see the 84 before i decide if i Will buy the 94 godzilla
I don't have a 84 godzilla yet so i really want that one
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I wouldn't go as far as selling my SHMAs to get this, despite it looking like an overall solid figure. I have no qualms with getting several figures of a character I like.
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Mr. X wrote:I can't help but wonder what would've happened if the SHMA had not existed... would some think more highly of it? Would it be the Godzilla figure?
Oh most definitely.

It is pretty much the SHMA, just stylized.
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UltramanGoji wrote:
Mr. X wrote:I can't help but wonder what would've happened if the SHMA had not existed... would some think more highly of it? Would it be the Godzilla figure?
Oh most definitely.

It is pretty much the SHMA, just stylized.


And more budget friendly. Again, I think this is a treat for those who can't quite reach the Monsterarts line.
As much as a love MA - I too have been optimistically curious as to what NECA can really do.

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I've been collecting only Bandai American figures and patiently waiting for another Heisei Godzilla. July really needs to hurry up now.
Chris said we'll get another reveal next month other than 84'. My bets on an millennial.
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I wouldn't go quite that far. The SHMA undoubtedly has superior detail and articulation.
But does your precious SHMA have
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UltramanGoji wrote:
Jomei wrote:
I wouldn't go quite that far. The SHMA undoubtedly has superior detail and articulation.
But does your precious SHMA have
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LOL knowing NECA, those will snap off with ease.
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not a fan of this figure from what I see so far. Hopefully The G14 sculp looks better and more accurate
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Mr. X wrote:I can't help but wonder what would've happened if the SHMA had not existed... would some think more highly of it? Would it be the Godzilla figure?
Even though people are comparing the two, I feel like most of the criticisms being expressed aren't that SHMA did something and NECA didn't, but just that things about the NECA figure don't appeal to people, the coloring of his skin, the translucency, the neck joint. Even without SHMA these areas would probably be critiqued.
Mr. X wrote:Luckily it seems most are pleased with it. But I don't like people saying "the SHMA is betters". No poop. It's also three times the cost, so it damn-well better be.
And it was sculpted by arguably the best Godzilla sculptor ever, nothing could ever live up to that.

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If I didn't already own the SHMA, I'd most likely be more excited for this guy. The NECA figure will have flaws for damn sure, but flaws are much easier to swallow when the figure costs you only a third of what the SHMA cost. And we all know the SHMA had flaws galore.
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UltramanGoji wrote: But does your precious SHMA have
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No, but I guarantee you the leg won't snap off when using it as it was meant to be used. Can't say the same here.

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