TK's "Figure of the Year" 2017 Thread

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Figure of the Year 2017

Poll ended at Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:02 pm

SHF Gomora
2
8%
NECA Shin Godzilla
5
21%
X-PLUS Gigantic Shin Godzilla
6
25%
Bandai Skull Gomora
0
No votes
Bandai Zegan
0
No votes
SHMA Godzilla 2017
6
25%
X-PLUS DeFoReal Shin Godzilla 4th Form
1
4%
Bandai Webshop Exclusive Gargantuas
4
17%
 
Total votes: 24

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TK's "Figure of the Year" 2017 Thread

Postby UltramanGoji » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:19 pm

At the end of the year, since 2014 or so, we've had a forum-wide vote to determine the best new figure released that year. 2017 has flown by and it's time again to vote for your picks!

Rules (so we don't have arguments):

- Cast your votes in bold! This makes it easier to count up the votes when the poll is being created.

- 1 vote per user, please. Changing your vote is allowed, but please just edit a previous post instead of creating a new one, for convenience sake!

What Does Not Qualify:

- Any figure released prior to December 31st 2016. For imported figures, we will go by Japanese release date.

- Straight reissues of molds released prior to 2017. The figure's mold or paint scheme must be significantly altered for it to count. This means Special Color versions of SHMA figures are allowed, but X-PLUS figures repainted a slightly different shade of grey are not. The new Bandai MMS Burning Godzilla and Destoroyah are difficult to determine, since not many people ordered the figure.

- Things that can be considered "general merchandise" (Sideshow statues, plush toys, ornaments etc.)

- Non-kaiju figures. The toy has to be based on some sort of kaiju-related franchise.

Below is a list of figures that were released this year. This list will initially be incomplete, so please don't hesitate to help out! I am not knowledgeable on the new molds from companies like X-PLUS.

Votes will be tallied up on January 3rd, so you have a week to vote! Happy voting!




Out of all these figures, the only ones I have in hand are SHF Metron and NECA Shin Godzilla. I don't really think either are FOTY material, so I will cast my vote for SHF Gomora.

And for funsies, here's the past winners!

2016 - SHMA Godzilla 1954/SHF Zetton (Semi-tie; poll ran for longer than should've resulting in G54 garnering an extra vote. Zetton was informally declared the winner)
2015 - NECA Godzilla 1954
2014 - NECA 24" HTT Godzilla 2014
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Re: TK's "Figure of the Year" 2017 Thread

Postby Ultra_Henshin_Fan » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:32 pm

I'm really torn between 4 of the figures you listed.

arrrggghhhhhhhhH!!!!!

Gonna have to go with Neca Shin-Godzilla.

It's not perfect, but for its price point it's really, really good.
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Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:47 pm

Xplus Gigantic Shin Godzilla. I know a lot of people couldn't afford it but damn what an incredible hunk of plastic. Just a beautifully sculpted piece.
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Re: TK's "Figure of the Year" 2017 Thread

Postby Grunkle Sans » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:00 pm

NECA Shin Godzilla. The pricepoint and availability boost the decent sculpt. I remember back when we were all waiting in anticipation for the release, and boy, it wasn't a letdown.
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Postby Fermix » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:20 pm

NECA Shin. It's a fantastic figure at its price point.
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Re: TK's "Figure of the Year" 2017 Thread

Postby Ultra_Henshin_Fan » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:50 pm

Tyrant_Lizard_King wrote:Xplus Gigantic Shin Godzilla. I know a lot of people couldn't afford it but damn what an incredible hunk of plastic. Just a beautifully sculpted piece.


You're awesome looking X-plus pic got me to start looking at the Banpresto and some of the larger Shins.

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Re: TK's "Figure of the Year" 2017 Thread

Postby SpaceG92 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:22 pm

*Raises hand.

Shouldn't we have the nominations thread first or are we...

Go(ing) right into it?
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Re: TK's "Figure of the Year" 2017 Thread

Postby UltramanGoji » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:38 pm

SpaceG92 wrote:*Raises hand.

Shouldn't we have the nominations thread first or are we...

Go(ing) right into it?


I just merged the two since I figured it'd be easier to manage. I can just create a poll with the choices when all the votes are tallied.
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Postby ZombieFriedChicken » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:00 pm

X-Plus Gigantic Shin. Nothing is even close.

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Postby ArchdukeSquidlyIII » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:06 am

I’d like to nominate both the Bandai Skull Gomora and Zegan for the list. Though a little lacking in the paint department (typical for Bandai nowadays in their new Ultraman lines), both feature outstanding sculpts for great prices.
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Re: TK's "Figure of the Year" 2017 Thread

Postby Maritonic » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:26 am

This is actually rather difficult, but I think I have to agree that it's NECA Shin Godzilla due to the price point in relevance to what you get for that price.
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Postby ゴジマン » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:43 am

I'd like to nominate the Sh Monsterarts Godzilla 2017.
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Re: TK's "Figure of the Year" 2017 Thread

Postby UltramanGoji » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:25 am

ArchdukeSquidlyIII wrote:I’d like to nominate both the Bandai Skull Gomora and Zegan for the list. Though a little lacking in the paint department (typical for Bandai nowadays in their new Ultraman lines), both feature outstanding sculpts for great prices.


Noted and added!
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Postby Darth Kiryu » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:05 am

I'd like to nominate X-Plus DefoReal Shin Godzilla 4th form, which I affectionately call Tiny Shin.
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Re: TK's "Figure of the Year" 2017 Thread

Postby G1985 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:25 am

So many well-done and well-received figures this year (especially in comparison to previous years)!

My pick for best figure(s) this year is/are the Webshop Exclusive Gaira and Sanda.

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Re: TK's "Figure of the Year" 2017 Thread

Postby Mr. Xeno » Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:52 am

Of the figures I own, the X-Plus Shin Godzilla Form 2 absolutely takes the cake. It's mind-bogglingly gorgeous, easily one of the best sculpts and paint jobs I have ever seen - at least in my collection - from any figure in any line, and it even trounces larger figures like Kaiser ghidorah, also released this year.

But on the other hand, going off of pictures alone, the X-Plus Gigantic Shin Godzilla looks like a genuine work of art... but I don't own him. Can I vote for a figure I know is the best but I also don't have in my collection?

Yes, yes I can. Especially since almost no one else owns - and therefore, wouldn't vote for - the Form 2 figure.

X-Plus Gigantic Shin Godzilla is my official nomination.
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Re: TK's "Figure of the Year" 2017 Thread

Postby MandaSaurus » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:28 am

While SHF Gomora and NECA Shin Godzilla are close runners-up, I have to cast my ONE vote for SHMA GODZILLA 2017. Impressive. Most impressive...

BTW, TK's bold print feature does not transfer over to this 'puter well. And this is a NEW 'puter, so it IS at TK's end, not HERE...

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Postby Darth Kiryu » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:53 pm

You uh, need to use the BB codes.
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Re: TK's "Figure of the Year" 2017 Thread

Postby godzilla1541 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:34 pm

I cast my vote for the Neca Shin Godzilla. It’s a great figure for the price and it has some good Details and paint .I should know. I own three :D
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Re: TK's "Figure of the Year" 2017 Thread

Postby MandaSaurus » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:26 pm

Darth Kiryu wrote:You uh, need to use the BB codes.

I did - didn't work... :?


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